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Darceal's Great Team Draft Report Card

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Lamar Miller
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Allen Robinson
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C.J. Anderson
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With a Projected Finish of Ninth, Darceal's Great Team Hasn't Quite Figured Out This Whole "Draft a Good Team" Thing

Draft Summary

For some the eighth overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for Darceal's Great Team it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against Darceal's Great Team, resulting in their projected 3-11-0 (1,473) record and ninth-place finish in Yahoo Public 1034899 League. With their first five picks, Darceal's Great Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (48th overall), RBs Lamar Miller (8th) and C.J. Anderson (28th), and WRs Allen Robinson (13th) and Demaryius Thomas (33rd). They put together the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Robinson, Jordan Matthews, Thomas, and Willie Snead for their rotation.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Darceal's Great Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Darceal's Great Team.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Duo

    RB and QB are both projected to be really solid units for Darceal's Great Team.

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 3.7 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 7 years).

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Darceal's Great Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Kevin White, Darceal's Great Team pounced on him at pick No. 128.

Player Analysis

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Miller is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank fourth in the NFL with 313 touches.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    177 Reasons for Darceal's Great Team to Appreciate Allen Robinson

    Robinson ranks ninth in the Yahoo Public 1034899 League among WRs with 177 projected fantasy points.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, C.J. Anderson was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    Is Andrew Luck Religious?

    With 319 projected points, Darceal's Great Team will be hoping Luck is the answer to their prayers.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Was Jordan Matthews the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 53?

    Darceal's Great Team apparently thinks so. The Eagles' wideout is projected to earn 137 points this year, after putting up 146 last year.

Best Available

There are four positions that Darceal's Great Team could look to improve, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Pittsburgh Defense
    • Rank 208, ADP 135
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 236, ADP 133
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 140, ADP 136
    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    Each 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 ADP
    Pick Number

    Bars 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 League
        Team     League

    The 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 Points
    Week

    Week-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..."

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Darceal's Great Team
1. (8) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
2. (13) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
3. (28) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
4. (33) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (48) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
6. (53) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
7. (68) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
8. (73) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (88) Connor Barth (Chi - K)
10. (93) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
11. (108) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
12. (113) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
13. (128) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
14. (133) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
15. (148) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)

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