Guts & Glory (ID# 391789)

Dragons Draft Report Card

C
Grade

With Too Many Reaches Early, Dragons Is a Team Others Will Want to Play

Draft Summary

Despite selecting in the top half of the first round (fourth overall), Dragons might as well have been blindly heaving darts at the draft board to decide their picks. Opponents are going to enjoy beating this team, which is projected to finish ninth in Guts & Glory League with a record of 3-10-0 (1,766 points). Despite selecting six WRs for their roster, Dragons may not get what they think they will out of the position. Their WRs are projected to average 165 points this season, fewer than the league average of 181. They also have one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they added Jordy Nelson, Julian Edelman, Tyler Lockett, and Allen Hurns.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Schedule

Dragons should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 5. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Despite having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Dragons actually has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Dragons will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only TE (Travis Kelce) and only DEF (Kansas City) will both be idle that week.

  • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    Dragons is a believer in the hopes of the Kansas City Chiefs this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

    Ignoring roster depth, Dragons chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Checked Out Early

    Dragons didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    No RB by Committee Here

    Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. Dragons should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 343 projected touches this year.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    The Alchemist

    Dragons chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    PPR Superhero

    Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 92 projected catches rank seventh in the league.

    • Blake Bortles, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 57
    Was Blake Bortles the Best Choice at Pick No. 57?

    Dragons apparently thinks so. The Jaguars' signal-caller is projected to notch 329 points this year, after producing 383 last year.

    • Kansas City, DEF
    • Round 7, Pick 64
    Don't Get Defensive Over This

    But Dragons drafted Kansas City with the 64th pick, even though their ADP is only 109.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Dragons, WR and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 110, ADP 128
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 122, ADP 134
    • Charles Sims
    • Rank 119, ADP 128
    • James White
    • Rank 135, ADP 121
  • 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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Dragons
1. (4) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (17) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (24) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
4. (37) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
5. (44) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (57) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
7. (64) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
8. (77) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
9. (84) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
10. (97) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
11. (104) Tavon Austin (LA - WR)
12. (117) Justin Forsett (Bal - RB)
13. (124) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)
14. (137) Dion Lewis (NE - RB)
15. (144) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)
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