Draft Grade: B
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Keep Calm & Chief On couldn't weave their first overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up seventh in AP's Twitter People League with a mark of 6-7-0 (1,237 points). Keep Calm & Chief On loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Adrian Peterson (first round), David Wilson (second round), and Shane Vereen (fourth round). That early positional investment yielded the best foursome of RBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Keep Calm & Chief On 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 one of the softest slates in the league. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Keep Calm & Chief On has the second-easiest first four games of the season. Keep Calm & Chief On has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Strongest Position: RB is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on Keep Calm & Chief On (along with DEF). Of the two groups, RB is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 10.2%.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for Keep Calm & Chief On, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Daryl Richardson) and fourth-ranked (Shane Vereen) RBs.
- The Sky's the Limit: With seven players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Keep Calm & Chief On hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Keep Calm & Chief On will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only K (Greg Zuerlein) and only DEF (St. Louis) will both be on bye that week.
- Young and Hungry: Keep Calm & Chief On is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.5 years of NFL experience.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Keep Calm & Chief On may know something no one else does, grabbing Knile Davis, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%).
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
Value Found: Adrian Peterson is expected to score 84.2% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- David Wilson
2nd Round (24th Pick)
Traditionalist: Keep Calm & Chief On stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and David Wilson right off the bat.
- Julio Jones
3rd Round (25th Pick)
Julio Jones was the best value pick of the round, projected to score 44.1% more points than the average player at that position.
- Shane Vereen
4th Round (48th Pick)
Biggest Reach: Keep Calm & Chief On may have reached a bit for their fourth-round choice. Shane Vereen, taken with the 48th overall pick, has an ADP of 104.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Reggie Wayne
5th Round (49th Pick)
Reggie Wayne went with the 49th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (30th) and receiving yards (16th) with 6.1 and 1,092 respectively.
Calling an Audible
With four subpar positions on Keep Calm & Chief On, QB (9.5% below the league average at that spot) and WR (6.3%) 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: 148 ADP: 132.6
Rank: 151 ADP: 130.21
- 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..."