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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
If Donk had a nickel for every time Marshawn Lynch is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.
171 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 18
Green ranks ninth in the Takataboyz League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 31
The rest of Takataboyz League overlooked a gem, and Donk made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Alshon Jeffery.
Knowing When to Take Off
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Round 4, Pick 42
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.
Taking a Chance
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 5, Pick 55
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.
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 LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."