Down Set Hike (ID# 602317)

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DeAndre Hopkins
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Brandin Cooks
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Amari Cooper
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Damaged Dong Has Look of a Playoff Team

Draft Summary

Damaged Dong is projected to finish fourth in Down Set Hike League with a record of 10-4-0 (2,234 points). While that is pretty good, pretty good wasn't enough for John Fox in Denver, and it shouldn't be for you. If you're not first, you're last. With this kind of investment in the WR position by Damaged Dong, they can only hope this trio resembles "The Greatest Show on Turf." They used their first three picks to draft DeAndre Hopkins in the first round (7th overall), Brandin Cooks in the second (18th), and Amari Cooper in the third (31st). If these players can play up to expectations, Damaged Dong can have some success. They are one of the best groups of WRs in the league.

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Schedule

Week 9 would be a good opportunity for Damaged Dong to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. Their top three projected scorers (Kirk Cousins, Tom Brady and DeAndre Hopkins) will be resting that weekend. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest slates. Along with having the third-most taxing overall schedule, Damaged Dong has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    Damaged Dong grabbed a couple of QBs (Tom Brady and Kirk Cousins) that'll both be on bye in Week 9, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.

  • Team of Champions?

    Damaged Dong is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: DeAndre Hopkins, Tom Brady, and Gary Barnidge.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Damaged Dong grabbed a sleeper in Kevin White with pick No. 175.

  • Gary the Great

    Drafting for last year's results is risky, but Barnidge did rank second among TEs for targets (125), third for receptions (79), fourth for yardage (1,043), and fourth for TDs (nine).

  • Making the Big Tuna Proud

    Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Well, Parcells would approve of DeAndre Levy. Among LBs in Down Set Hike League, DeAndre Levy ranks eighth in projected tackles with 132.

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Damaged Dong got a steal in the 11th round, when they selected Sterling Shepard (127th overall pick vs. ADP of 102.3).

Player Analysis

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Diagnosis: more DeAndre!

    Hopkins' breakout was just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners last year. Only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's star WR.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    How Rebellious of You

    Damaged Dong said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Carlos Hyde).

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Tom's Trophy Delivery Service

    Only Devonta Freeman appeared on more championship rosters than the 38-year-old Brady last season.

    • Kirk Cousins, QB
    • Round 7, Pick 79
    Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

    By taking Kirk Cousins with the 79th overall pick, Damaged Dong should have shown more patience. According to the signal-caller's ADP of only 109.7 across all Yahoo! leagues, he could've been chosen later. TLC would disapprove.

Best Available

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

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 132, ADP 135
    • Jimmy Graham
    • Rank 135, ADP 122
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 140, ADP 136
    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
  • 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
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    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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100% DICK
1. (7) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
2. (18) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
3. (31) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (42) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
5. (55) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
6. (66) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
7. (79) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
8. (90) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
9. (103) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
10. (114) DeAndre Levy (Det - LB)
11. (127) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
12. (138) Telvin Smith (Jax - LB)
13. (151) Tyrann Mathieu (Ari - S)
14. (162) Christine Michael (Sea - RB)
15. (175) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
16. (186) Clive Walford (Oak - TE)
17. (199) Cairo Santos (KC - K)
18. (210) Mark Barron (LA - LB,S)

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