Derrick's Dandy Team Draft Report Card


Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Derrick's Dandy Team Is a Beast in the Draft Room

Draft Summary

Corresponding with a solid draft slot (fifth overall), Derrick's Dandy Team had a stellar showing. With a mark of 11-3-0 (1,543 points), they're projected to finish first in Yahoo Public 602317 League. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Antonio Brown (first round), Julio Jones (second round), and Jordan Matthews (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Derrick's Dandy Team, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.

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Week 8 might not be the highest scoring week for Derrick's Dandy Team, as their top two projected scorers (Matt Ryan and Philip Rivers) will have a bye week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the softest slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Derrick's Dandy Team also has the league's second-easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    It's likely that in Week 10, Derrick's Dandy Team will either be scraping the wire or begging for a trade (Matt Ryan and Philip Rivers will both be on bye). You can give Favre a call, but texting him isn't recommended.

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Derrick's Dandy Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 6, both Jason Witten and Austin Seferian-Jenkins will be on bye.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Derrick's Dandy Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Matt Ryan) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Highlight Reel

    With five better-than-average positions on Derrick's Dandy Team, WR and TE are projected as especially strong units.

  • Close to the Vest

    Derrick's Dandy Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 8?

    Derrick's Dandy Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 8, both Dan Carpenter and Cody Parkey will be on bye.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Derrick's Dandy Team Found Their WR1

    Brown paced all wideouts with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards last season. Only Demaryius Thomas (184) got more targets than Brown's 181, and only Dez Bryant (16) had more TDs than Brown's 13.

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Julio Jones was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    If it Ain't Broke

    Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Derrick's Dandy Team didn't grab their first RB (C.J. Anderson) until the third round.

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    Arm Cannon

    Matt Ryan is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking fourth in plays over 40 yards with 11.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

    • Jason Witten, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 65
    A Big, Strong Threat

    Jason Witten ranks fourth in the Yahoo Public 602317 League among TEs with 109 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, Derrick's Dandy Team could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

Best Available

If Derrick's Dandy Team is interested in making a roster move, K is one area they could improve.

    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 228, ADP 146
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 243, ADP 136
    • Mike Nugent
    • Rank 244, ADP 131
    • Graham Gano
    • Rank 246, ADP 131
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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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Derrick's Dandy Team
1. (5) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (16) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
3. (25) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
4. (36) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
5. (45) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
6. (56) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
7. (65) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
8. (76) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
9. (85) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
10. (96) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
11. (105) Brandon LaFell (NE - WR)
12. (116) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
13. (125) Percy Harvin (Buf - WR)
14. (136) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB - TE)
15. (145) Cody Parkey (Phi - K)
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