DawgTime Draft Report Card


Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, DawgTime Will Dominate This League

Draft Summary

Even though DawgTime didn't have a high draft pick (sixth overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish first in head buster League with a record of 12-0-0 (3,563 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (46th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (6th) and Matt Forte (15th), and WRs Randall Cobb (26th) and T.Y. Hilton (35th). They ended up with the best RB combo in the league, as they added Lacy and Forte.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


DawgTime should use Week 7 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the softest schedules. Along with the second-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for DawgTime.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for DawgTime, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Matt Forte) and third-ranked (Isaiah Crowell) RBs is significant.

  • Close to the Vest

    DawgTime was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing 10 "low-risk" players out of 24 picks.

  • Bold Strategy, DawgTime

    Let's see if it pays off. In Week 10, both Matt Bryant and Phil Dawson will be on bye for DawgTime.

  • Fantasy FĂștbol

    This is the American version, folks. DawgTime elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

  • Team of Champions

    DawgTime 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 (Matt Forte, Randall Cobb, and T.Y. Hilton).

  • Full Control Early On

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

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Lacy is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 329 touches.

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Old Fashioned

    DawgTime stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Eddie Lacy and Matt Forte before targeting other positions.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    The Alchemist

    DawgTime chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    Rare Company for Roethlisberger

    Big Ben joined Aaron Rodgers as the only QBs to eclipse 4,000 yards and average at least 8.0 yards per attempt last season. He was also one of just four signal-callers to throw for 30+ TDs and have fewer than 10 interceptions on the year.

    • Jarvis Landry, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    242 Excuses to Cheer for Jarvis Landry

    Landry ranks ninth in the head buster League among wideouts with 242 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

TE, the only subpar position on DawgTime, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

    • Larry Donnell
    • Rank 153, ADP 132
    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 161, ADP 119
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 171, ADP 126
    • Benjamin Watson
    • Rank 173, ADP 124
  • 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. (6) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (15) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
3. (26) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
4. (35) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (46) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (55) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
7. (66) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
8. (75) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
9. (86) C.J. Mosley (Bal - LB)
10. (95) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
11. (106) Coby Fleener (Ind - TE)
12. (115) Bobby Wagner (Sea - LB)
13. (126) NaVorro Bowman (SF - LB)
14. (135) Matt Bryant (Atl - K)
15. (146) Paul Posluszny (Jax - LB)
16. (155) Owen Daniels (Den - TE)
17. (166) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
18. (175) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
19. (186) James Jones (GB - WR)
20. (195) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
21. (206) Harrison Smith (Min - S)
22. (215) T.J. McDonald (StL - S)
23. (226) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
24. (235) Johnathan Cyprien (Jax - S)
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