DENTITES (ID# 422234)

Don'tMessWithTexas Draft Report Card

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Grade

Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Don'tMessWithTexas Will Battle Every Week

Draft Summary

Don'tMessWithTexas put together an underrated roster that might not dominate week in and week out, but will be firmly entrenched in a playoff spot by season's end. They're projected to finish the season with an 8-6-0 (1,335) record in DENTITES League, which will be good enough for fifth. They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Matt Forte (first round), DeMarco Murray (second round), and Joique Bell (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Don'tMessWithTexas, as they are the top group of RBs in the league.

Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

Schedule

Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Don'tMessWithTexas has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Don'tMessWithTexas has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Don'tMessWithTexas will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 4, as their only K (Steven Hauschka) and only DEF (Cincinnati) will both be on bye that week.

  • No Back-Up No Cry

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

  • Team of Champions

    Don'tMessWithTexas is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray, and Antonio Brown).

Player Analysis

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fourth in the league with 1,698 all-purpose yards.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 17
    Mr. Do-It-All

    DeMarco Murray is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,433 total yards (984 rushing, 448 receiving).

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 24
    Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law

    Antonio Brown is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 97 projected catches rank fourth in the league.

    • Joique Bell, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 44
    Trigger Happy

    With their fifth-round pick, Don'tMessWithTexas pulled the trigger. They drafted Joique Bell at pick number 44 despite an ADP of just 88.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • R. Griffin III, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 57
    Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 581 projected rushing yards, Robert Griffin III can channel his inner Vick to help Don'tMessWithTexas this year.

Best Available

While Don'tMessWithTexas is expected to be weak across three positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Zach Ertz
    • Rank 101, ADP 103
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 118, ADP 124
    • Martellus Bennett
    • Rank 120, ADP 118
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 133, ADP 129
  • 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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Don'tMessWithTexas
1. (4) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
2. (17) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
3. (24) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
4. (37) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
5. (44) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
6. (57) Robert Griffin III (Was - QB)
7. (64) Ray Rice (Bal - RB)
8. (77) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
9. (84) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
10. (97) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
11. (104) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
12. (117) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
13. (124) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
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