collin's Dandy Team Draft Report Card

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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, collin's Dandy Team Still Has Work To Do

Draft Summary

Picking eighth, collin's Dandy Team built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish ninth in FFL 2015 League with a record of 2-11-0 (2,173 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (13th overall), RB DeMarco Murray (8th), WR Jordy Nelson (28th), and TE Greg Olsen (33rd) within the first five rounds. They built one of the bottom RB pairs in the league, as they have Murray and LeGarrette Blount on the team.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, collin's Dandy 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 one of the hardest schedules. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for collin's Dandy Team.

Draft Notes

  • Team of Champions

    collin's Dandy Team is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (DeMarco Murray, Jordy Nelson, and Cody Parkey).

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    collin's Dandy Team knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with six kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Going Out with a Whimper

    collin's Dandy Team didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

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

Player Analysis

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Can DeMarco Duplicate?

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one RB (Le'Veon Bell) appeared on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Steel-town Signal-Caller

    Roethlisberger wound up tied with Drew Brees wound for the most passing yards in the league last year, though Big Ben got to 4,952 with 51 fewer passing attempts.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    The Alchemist

    collin's Dandy Team chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.6 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 33
    Giddy for Greg

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one TE (Rob Gronkowski) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Olsen last year.

    • Buffalo, DEF
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of FFL 2015 League overlooked a gem, and collin's Dandy Team made the highest value pick of the round by taking Buffalo.

Best Available

collin's Dandy Team has three positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including RB and K, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Tevin Coleman
    • Rank 72, ADP 90
    • Joique Bell
    • Rank 74, ADP 92
    • Caleb Sturgis
    • Rank 230, ADP 146
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 242, ADP 137
  • 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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collin's Dandy Team
1. (8) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
2. (13) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
3. (28) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (33) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (48) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
6. (53) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
7. (68) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
8. (73) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
9. (88) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
10. (93) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
11. (108) Owen Daniels (Den - TE)
12. (113) Matt Prater (Det - K)
13. (128) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
14. (133) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
15. (148) Cody Parkey (Phi - K)
16. (153) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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