Entering the draft with the first overall pick, the expectations were high for Dorian's Team. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre seventh-place finish in Yahoo Public 373633 League at 7-7-0 (1,508 points). They stocked up on pass catchers right out of the gate, using their top three selections to snag WRs Antonio Brown (1st overall), Josh Gordon (20th), and Mike Evans (21st). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Dorian's Team will benefit. They are the highest-scoring group of WRs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Dorian's 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 a less-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Dorian's Team has the easiest first four games of the season.
The Best Player Plays
Dorian's Team is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.7 years of NFL experience.
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
Dorian's Team is a believer in the hopes of the Cleveland Browns this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.
Dorian's Team minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 15 picks.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Dorian's Team chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up
Dorian's Team got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.
Tevin Coleman is owned in only 9% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Dorian's Team has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
With a grip that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.
Rethinking That One
- Josh Gordon, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Josh Gordon won't justify his 20th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-100 in both yards (378th with zero) and TDs (305th with 0).
How Rebellious of You
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 4, Pick 40
Dorian's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Jeremy Hill).
Better Lucky Than Good?
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 5, Pick 41
The rest of Yahoo Public 373633 League overlooked a gem, and Dorian's Team made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Jordan Reed.
That Just Happened
- Allen Hurns, WR
- Round 6, Pick 60
Why can't I find Allen Hurns on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round value."
Dorian's Team has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Cincinnati Defense
- Rank 226, ADP 138
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 238, ADP 135
- Giovani Bernard
- Rank 83, ADP 106
- Karlos Williams
- Rank 100, ADP 114
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..."