Draft Grade: D+
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Silver Bullets was unable to overcome their unlucky draft slot. After picking last in the first round, they're projected to finish 12th in AP's Twitter People League with a mark of 2-11-0 (1,141 points). Silver Bullets was quick to scoop up a pair of passers, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Tom Brady (third round) and Russell Wilson (fourth round). They landed the highest-scoring foursome of WRs in the league, as they added Brandon Marshall, A.J. Green, Mike Williams, and Malcom Floyd.
The Season Ahead
Week 12 is shaping up to be a tricky one for Silver Bullets, as it is the week when the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. From a projected points standpoint, they have the most challenging slate in the league. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, Silver Bullets also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season. Starting in Week 1, Silver Bullets 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: Silver Bullets has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, WR (by 12.9%) and QB (11.2%).
- Team of Champions: Silver Bullets 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 A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall, and Tom Brady.
- Mr. Mendoza: Brent Celek is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (3%). Let's hope that a.) Silver Bullets has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Toyota Top Picks
- A.J. Green
1st Round (12th Pick)
Although A.J. Green was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 34.8% more points than the average player at that position.
- B. Marshall
2nd Round (13th Pick)
Brandon Marshall ranks second in the league among WRs with 190 projected fantasy points, 45.5% higher than the average at that position.
- Tom Brady
3rd Round (36th Pick)
Estimates have Tom Brady scoring 318 fantasy points, 14.0% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him fifth among QBs.
- Russell Wilson
4th Round (37th Pick)
Russell Wilson is projected to finish ninth in the NFL in passing TDs with 26.8.
- B. Green-Ellis
5th Round (60th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their fifth-round pick, Silver Bullets threw caution to the wind. They took BenJarvus Green-Ellis at pick number 60 vs. an ADP of 103.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
While Silver Bullets is projected to have four subpar positions, RB is clearly their weakest unit (34.2% 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..."