LongDongs (ID# 391825)

The Really Real Mom. Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, The Really Real Mom. Needs Help

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the sixth overall pick, the expectations were high for The Really Real Mom. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected mediocre eighth-place finish in LongDongs League at 6-7-0 (1,464 points).

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Keeper Summary

The Really Real Mom. used all three of their keeper slots. Their top-ranked retained players from an ADP perspective were: Dez Bryant (11.5 ADP), Lamar Miller (13.1 ADP), and Jordy Nelson (22.2 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their third-ranked keeper (Jordy Nelson) is more valuable than a second-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on The Really Real Mom. are projected to be marginally more productive (by 0.2%) than the draft picks they replaced.

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Really Real Mom. has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, The Really Real Mom. has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • One Will Rise Up Like a Phoenix From the Ashes

    The Really Real Mom. is hoping that either Jeremy Hill or Giovani Bernard will emerge as a serious threat for the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Highlight Reel

    TE is the strongest position for The Really Real Mom., but RB and DEF are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

  • "It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up"

    After drafting the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, The Really Real Mom. accumulated the most during the second half. Vince Lombardi would be proud.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the The Really Real Mom. roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 12).

  • Starting Slowly

    The Really Real Mom. got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Potent Potential

    Paul Perkins and Jared Goff are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for The Really Real Mom.

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    A Nose for the End Zone

    Dez Bryant is expected to cross the goal line 9.8 times, placing him second in the NFL in projected receiving TDs. His 1,287 projected receiving yards also place him seventh in the league.

    • Lamar Miller, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    Lamar Miller Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. The Really Real Mom. should be in decent shape if Miller gets his 311 projected touches this year.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    176 More Reasons to Appreciate Jordy Nelson

    Nelson ranks ninth in the LongDongs League among WRs with 176 projected fantasy points.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, The Really Real Mom. got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Doug Martin (42nd overall pick vs. ADP of 22.5).

    • Delanie Walker, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    The Titan to Target

    Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.

Best Available

The Really Real Mom. has a couple positions they may look to upgrade (QB and WR), but QB is the area they'll want to focus their attention first.

    • Ryan Tannehill
    • Rank 141, ADP 128
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 145, ADP 124
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 153, ADP 117
    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 158, ADP 117
  • 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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The Really Real Mom.
1. (6) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (18) Lamar Miller (Hou - RB)
3. (30) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (42) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
5. (54) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
6. (66) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
7. (78) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
8. (90) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
9. (102) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
10. (114) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
11. (126) Los Angeles (LA - DEF)
12. (138) Tajae Sharpe (Ten - WR)
13. (150) Paul Perkins (NYG - RB)
14. (162) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
15. (174) Jared Goff (LA - QB)
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