Draft Grade: B
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Angi's Team couldn't weave their sixth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up eighth in AP's Twitter People League with a mark of 6-7-0 (1,231 points). With five RBs on the roster, Angi's Team 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 the highest-scoring tandem of QBs in the league, as they picked up Drew Brees and Robert Griffin III for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 figures to be a difficult one for Angi's Team. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (4) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest slates in AP's Twitter People League. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Angi's Team has the toughest first four games of the season. Angi's Team has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Strongest Position: While Angi's Team is projected to have three better-than-average positions, QB is clearly their best unit (15.7% above the league average).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Angi's Team might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 6, as their No. 1- (Steven Jackson), No. 2- (Lamar Miller) and No. 5-ranked (Jacquizz Rodgers) RBs will all be resting that week.
- The Heist Is On: The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Angi's Team got a steal in snatching Houston in the ninth round (102nd overall pick vs. ADP of 74.5).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for Angi's Team, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Ahmad Bradshaw) and fourth-ranked (Andre Brown) RBs.
- Digging Deep: Jacquizz Rodgers is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (3%). Perhaps he will reward Angi's Team for their faith.
- Golden Handcuff: Angi's Team hedged their bets by scooping up Jacquizz Rodgers in the 14th round to back up Steven Jackson, his Falcons teammate (a first-round selection).
Toyota Top Picks
- Steven Jackson
1st Round (6th Pick)
Biggest Reach: Angi's Team went out on a limb with their first-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Steven Jackson has an ADP of 19.3, but Angi's Team grabbed him at pick No. 6.
- Drew Brees
2nd Round (19th Pick)
Angi's Team drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He is projected to lead NFL QBs in both plays over 40 yards with 11.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.5.
- Victor Cruz
3rd Round (30th Pick)
Victor Cruz ranks ninth in the league among WRs with 161 projected fantasy points, 23.3% higher than the average at that position.
- Lamar Miller
4th Round (43rd Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Angi's Team snagged the highest-ranked RB left on the board when they selected Lamar Miller in the fourth round, but according to ADP, it still may have been a stretch at that spot (43rd pick vs. ADP of 59.8).
- R. Griffin III
5th Round (54th Pick)
New-Age QB: With 587 projected rushing yards (ranking fourth among QBs), Robert Griffin III has multiple ways to bring in points.
Calling an Audible
With three subpar positions on Angi's Team, WR (14.3% below the league average at that spot) and TE (11.1%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 148 ADP: 132.6
Rank: 151 ADP: 130.21
Rank: 152 ADP: 130.31
Rank: 169 ADP: 135.68
- 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..."