Draft Grade: B
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Although they selected 10th overall, PadingtonCityRamblrs came through with a solid draft performance. They're projected to finish with a record of 8-5-0 (1,243 points), placing them third in AP's Twitter People League. With their first five picks, PadingtonCityRamblrs focused on balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (58th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (10th) and Alfred Morris (15th), and WRs Randall Cobb (34th) and Marques Colston (39th). They have one of the highest-scoring sets of RBs in the league, as they scooped up Lynch, Morris, Chris Ivory, and Rashard Mendenhall for their rotation.
The Season Ahead
While Week 11 has the most players on bye for PadingtonCityRamblrs (3), Week 5 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. From a projected points standpoint, they have one of the least difficult schedules in AP's Twitter People League. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, PadingtonCityRamblrs also has the softest last four games of the season. A soft stretch might begin in Week 10, when PadingtonCityRamblrs plays projected bottom-tier teams for three games in a row.
- Stoutest Slot: PadingtonCityRamblrs should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE looks to be the strongest among them, beating the average projection for the position by 25.0%.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: PadingtonCityRamblrs will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only TE (Jason Witten) and only K (Dan Bailey) will both be off that week.
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With six consistent players among their 15 picks, PadingtonCityRamblrs is looking for reliable help.
- A Pair of Winners: PadingtonCityRamblrs has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Marshawn Lynch and Randall Cobb) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Single Serving: Forsaking roster depth, PadingtonCityRamblrs opted to select only one player at each of three positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (10th Pick)
Marshawn Lynch is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,579 total yards (1,385 rushing, 194 receiving).
- Alfred Morris
2nd Round (15th Pick)
Traditionalist: PadingtonCityRamblrs stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and Alfred Morris right off the bat.
- Randall Cobb
3rd Round (34th Pick)
Returning to Greatness: If special teams contributions count in AP's Twitter People League, PadingtonCityRamblrs may have found a gem in Randall Cobb. Including his 1,216 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 2,306 all-purpose yards.
- M. Colston
4th Round (39th Pick)
Marques Colston went with the 39th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (13th) and receiving yards (26th) with 7.8 and 1,010 respectively.
- Andrew Luck
5th Round (58th Pick)
Biggest Reach: By taking Andrew Luck with the 58th overall pick, PadingtonCityRamblrs might have pushed their luck according to his ADP of 80.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
With three below-average positions on PadingtonCityRamblrs, QB (7.3% below the league average at that spot) and DEF (3.1%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 163 ADP: 117.55
Rank: 175 ADP: 120.07
New York Defense
Rank: 234 ADP: 140.66
San Diego Defense
Rank: 236 ADP: 144.73
- 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..."