Draft Grade: C+
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Miley Bears was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting second overall, they're projected to finish 11th in AP's Twitter People League with a mark of 4-9-0 (1,200 points). Miley Bears opted for balance early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (23rd overall), RB Jamaal Charles (2nd), WR Larry Fitzgerald (26th), and TE Vernon Davis (47th) within the first five rounds. They have one of the least prolific foursomes of RBs in the league, as they picked up Charles, Ben Tate, Isaac Redman, and Joique Bell for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 9 appears to be a tricky one, as the top two projected scorers (Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer) for Miley Bears will be relaxing during off weeks. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Miley Bears. Miley Bears has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Strongest Position: While Miley Bears is projected to have four better-than-average positions, DEF is clearly their best unit (25.3% above the league average).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Miley Bears might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 9, as both QBs they selected will be on bye that week (Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer).
- Biggest Reach: Miley Bears may have reached a bit for their ninth-round choice. Ben Tate, taken with the 98th overall pick, has an ADP of 116.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, Miley Bears picked up projected top-3 players (including Matt Bryant, New England, and Seattle).
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of Miley Bears. They minimized risk by selecting 10 consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Mr. Mendoza: Joique Bell is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (1%). Let's hope that a.) Miley Bears has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (2nd Pick)
He Can Catch, Too: Jamaal Charles is a dual threat, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 486.
- Peyton Manning
2nd Round (23rd Pick)
According to projections, Peyton Manning was the worst value pick of the round; however, estimates still show him putting up 14.5% more points than the average player at that position.
- L. Fitzgerald
3rd Round (26th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if AP's Twitter People has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- Vernon Davis
4th Round (47th Pick)
Vernon Davis ranks fifth in the league among TEs with 120 projected fantasy points, 12.2% higher than the average at that position.
- Seattle Defense
5th Round (50th Pick)
Value Found: Seattle is expected to score 23.0% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
Calling an Audible
Miley Bears is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (RB and QB), but RB is clearly their worst unit (22.1% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 120 ADP: 123.07
Rank: 131 ADP: 117.11
Rank: 139 ADP: 121.55
Rank: 161 ADP: 125.25
- 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..."