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Apple Dumpling Gang Draft Report Card

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Julio Jones
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Dez Bryant
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Amari Cooper
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Despite a Formidable Set of WRs, Apple Dumpling Gang Probably Should Have Done Some Research

Draft Summary

Is someone going to put out that dumpster fire? Oh, whoops, that's not a dumpster fire that's the Apple Dumpling Gang roster. Easy mistake with a team that needs this much work. As the roster stands, Apple Dumpling Gang is projected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 387340 League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,571 points). They won't have any issues with depth at WR, using their first three picks to load up, drafting Julio Jones, Dez Bryant, and Amari Cooper. They also built the bottom group of RBs in the league, as they added Matt Forte, Jeremy Hill, Danny Woodhead, and T.J. Yeldon.

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Schedule

Apple Dumpling Gang should use Week 11 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Apple Dumpling Gang also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Apple Dumpling Gang might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Eli Manning) and second-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Apple Dumpling Gang has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Julio Jones and DeAngelo Williams) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Apple Dumpling Gang grabbed a sleeper in Michael Thomas with pick No. 138.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Apple Dumpling Gang chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Target for Apple Dumpling Gang

    With 10 targets in each of his final two games of 2015, Woodhead was the only running back to reach triple digits in the category.

  • He Can Catch, Too

    Danny Woodhead is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs with 611 projected receiving yards.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Just Heave it to Julio

    The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more first-place rosters than Jones in 2015.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    184 More Reasons to Appreciate Dez Bryant

    Bryant ranks sixth in the Yahoo Public 387340 League among WRs with 184 projected fantasy points.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Apple Dumpling Gang didn't grab their first RB (Jeremy Hill) until the fourth round.

    • D. Williams, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 58
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find DeAngelo Williams on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."

    • Eli Manning, QB
    • Round 8, Pick 78
    Biggest Steal

    Apple Dumpling Gang may have found a gem in the eighth round, grabbing Eli Manning (78th overall pick vs. ADP of 67).

Best Available

RB and TE are projected to be the weakest units for Apple Dumpling Gang.

    • LeGarrette Blount
    • Rank 93, ADP 112
    • Ameer Abdullah
    • Rank 102, ADP 114
    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 146, ADP 138
  • 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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Apple Dumpling Gang
1. (3) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (18) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (23) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (38) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
5. (43) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
6. (58) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
7. (63) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
8. (78) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
9. (83) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
10. (98) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
11. (103) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
12. (118) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
13. (123) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
14. (138) Michael Thomas (NO - WR)
15. (143) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)

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