Draft Grade: C+
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The poor draft position for The Bowe Show proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting ninth overall, they're projected to finish ninth in AP's Twitter People League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,208 points). The Bowe Show loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Ray Rice (first round), Frank Gore (fourth round), and Darren Sproles (fifth round). They landed one of the most prolific sets of WRs in the league, as they picked up Dez Bryant, Andre Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, and Stevie Johnson for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (6) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 is shaping up to be a tricky one for The Bowe Show. They have a tougher-than-average slate when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for The Bowe Show. A particularly tough stretch might begin in Week 4, when The Bowe Show matches up against projected top-tier teams for three consecutive games.
- Strongest Position: The Bowe Show is projected to have a pair of better-than-average positions (RB and WR), but RB is clearly their best unit (23.6% above the league average).
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for The Bowe Show, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Hakeem Nicks) and fourth-ranked (Stevie Johnson) WRs.
- A Pair of Winners: The Bowe Show has a couple of proven fantasy champs in their lineup. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, two of their players (Ray Rice and Dez Bryant) finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a first-place roster.
- Single Serving: Forsaking roster depth, The Bowe Show opted to select only one player at each of three positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Toyota Top Picks
- Ray Rice
1st Round (9th Pick)
Moving the Chains: Ray Rice is expected to rank 10th in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 210 (43.5% higher than the average RB).
- Dez Bryant
2nd Round (16th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Dez Bryant will bring extra value if AP's Twitter People has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (33rd Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if AP's Twitter People has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Frank Gore
4th Round (40th Pick)
Value Found: Frank Gore is expected to score 33.8% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
- Darren Sproles
5th Round (57th Pick)
Biggest Reach: The Bowe Show went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Darren Sproles has an ADP of 81.5, but The Bowe Show grabbed him at pick No. 57.
Calling an Audible
With four below-average positions on The Bowe Show, TE (9.6% below the league average at that spot) and QB (8.5%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 152 ADP: 130.31
Rank: 169 ADP: 135.68
Rank: 163 ADP: 117.55
Rank: 175 ADP: 120.07
- 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..."