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.
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.
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.
No RB by Committee Here
- Todd Gurley, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
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
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
Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 92 projected catches rank seventh in the league.
Was Blake Bortles the Best Choice at Pick No. 57?
- Blake Bortles, QB
- Round 6, Pick 57
Dragons apparently thinks so. The Jaguars' signal-caller is projected to notch 329 points this year, after producing 383 last year.
Don't Get Defensive Over This
- Kansas City, DEF
- Round 7, Pick 64
But Dragons drafted Kansas City with the 64th pick, even though their ADP is only 109.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
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 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..."