Draft Grade: B
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Coinciding with a juicy draft position (third overall), PBrizzle had an outstanding performance. They're projected to finish second in AP's Twitter People League with a record of 9-4-0 (1,267 points). With four RBs on the roster, PBrizzle might have opted for quantity over quality at that spot; their RBs are projected to average 135 points this season, fewer than the league average of 146. They landed one of the top combos of TEs in the league, as they added Jimmy Graham and Martellus Bennett.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, PBrizzle has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. From a projected points standpoint, they have an easier-than-average schedule. PBrizzle could run into an early buzzsaw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. Starting in Week 5, PBrizzle will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Strongest Position: While PBrizzle is projected to have three better-than-average positions, TE is clearly their best unit (22.7% above the league average).
- Team of Champions: PBrizzle has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Doug Martin, Jimmy Graham, and Demaryius Thomas.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: PBrizzle might need assistance from the waiver wire in Week 8, as both their DEFs will be on bye that week (Chicago and Baltimore).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With five consistent players among their 15 picks, PBrizzle is looking for reliable help.
- The Bargain Whisperer: PBrizzle was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up three steals in the first 9 rounds (including Chicago, Phil Dawson, and James Jones).
- Mr. Mendoza: Bilal Powell is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (2%). Let's hope that a.) PBrizzle has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Toyota Top Picks
- Doug Martin
1st Round (3rd Pick)
Doug Martin ranks fourth in the league among RBs with 237 projected fantasy points, 62.0% higher than the average at that position.
- Jimmy Graham
2nd Round (22nd Pick)
Value Found: Jimmy Graham is expected to score 69.2% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- D. Thomas
3rd Round (27th Pick)
Demaryius Thomas ranks fourth in the league among WRs with 181 projected fantasy points, 38.8% higher than the average at that position.
- Danny Amendola
4th Round (46th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Projected to snag an NFL-leading 107 balls, Danny Amendola will provide added pop if AP's Twitter People has a PPR format.
- Eddie Lacy
5th Round (51st Pick)
Biggest Reach: PBrizzle may have reached a bit for their fifth-round choice. Eddie Lacy, taken with the 51st overall pick, has an ADP of 79.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
With three subpar positions on PBrizzle, QB (8.2% below the league average at that spot) and RB (7.6%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 163 ADP: 117.55
Rank: 175 ADP: 120.07
Rank: 120 ADP: 123.07
Rank: 131 ADP: 117.11
- Player Points by Bye WeekPointsEach bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
- Pick Number Minus ADPPick NumberBars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
- Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam LeagueThe average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
- Schedule by Opponent PointsWeekWeek-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."