Maybe these pre-season projections will get Donte's Team to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Hell, it may require extra effort just to get a win. Donte's Team is projected to go 4-9-0 (1,749 points) and finish ninth in JD To The Rescue League. They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (18th overall), RBs Carlos Hyde (31st) and Todd Gurley (55th), and WRs Dez Bryant (7th) and Golden Tate (42nd). They put together the bottom RB duo in the league, as they added Hyde and Gurley.
Donte's Team should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 9. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Donte's Team has the league's easiest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.
Up, Up, and Away
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Donte's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Donte's Team grabbed a sleeper in Vernon Davis with pick No. 151.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Vernon Davis with the 151st pick gave Donte's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 7
Dez Bryant is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 87 projected catches rank 10th in the league.
Like Face Wash for Teenagers
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 2, Pick 18
Donte's Team was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Matthew Stafford at pick number 18 even though his ADP is only 94.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.
If it Ain't Broke
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 3, Pick 31
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Donte's Team didn't grab their first RB (Carlos Hyde) until the third round.
Was Allen Robinson the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 66?
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 6, Pick 66
Donte's Team apparently thinks so. The Jaguars' wideout is projected to improve to the tune of 174 points this year, after only putting up 97 last year.
Was Defense a Smart Decision at Pick No. 79?
- Seattle, DEF
- Round 7, Pick 79
Donte's Team sure hopes so. Seattle's D is projected to score 199 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.
With three subpar positions on Donte's Team, TE and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 126, ADP 134
- Jordan Reed
- Rank 133, ADP 136
- Bishop Sankey
- Rank 129, ADP 124
- David Johnson
- Rank 146, ADP 126
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..."