Donk Draft Report Card


Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Donk Drafted Like a Yahoo Expert

Draft Summary

Isiah Thompson holds the slowest 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine in the last decade with a mark of 6.02 seconds. That's still faster than this start to the season will be for Donk, which is projected to finish second in Takataboyz League with a record of 9-4-0 (1,438 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Russell Wilson (42nd overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (7th) and Todd Gurley (55th), and WRs A.J. Green (18th) and Alshon Jeffery (31st). They built one of the most prolific groups of WRs in the league, as they added Jeffery, Green, Amari Cooper, and Allen Robinson.

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Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Donk should use Week 9 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the easiest schedule. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Donk also has the league's easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Carrying the Load

    Donk has four above-average positions with RB and DEF projected to lead the way.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Donk will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Matt Prater) and only DEF (Seattle) will both be on bye that week.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Donk chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Bargain Shopper

    With four steals in the first 8 rounds (including Allen Robinson, Seattle, and Amari Cooper), Donk made some shrewd moves.

  • Full Control Early On

    Donk began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

  • Arm Cannon

    Eli Manning is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.

Player Analysis

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Advanced Math

    If Donk had a nickel for every time Marshawn Lynch is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    171 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

    Green ranks ninth in the Takataboyz League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 31
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Takataboyz League overlooked a gem, and Donk made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Alshon Jeffery.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    Knowing When to Take Off

    He won't get too flashy in the passing game, but the ability to create with his legs makes Wilson a legitimate threat to NFL defenses -- and to future fantasy opponents of Donk.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 55
    Taking a Chance

    With their fifth-round pick, Donk threw caution to the wind. They took Todd Gurley at pick number 55 despite an ADP of 67.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

Donk has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (TE and K), but TE is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Zach Ertz
    • Rank 107, ADP 75
    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 126, ADP 134
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 133, ADP 136
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 150, ADP 131
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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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1. (7) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
2. (18) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
3. (31) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (42) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
5. (55) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
6. (66) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
7. (79) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
8. (90) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
9. (103) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
10. (114) Josh Hill (NO - TE)
11. (127) Eddie Royal (Chi - WR)
12. (138) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
13. (151) Matt Prater (Det - K)
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