Dr. Professor Draft Report Card


Led by a Talented WR Corps, Dr. Professor Is About to Wreck This League

Draft Summary

Dr. Professor took the last pick in the draft and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. While the rest of the league runs and hides, Dr. Professor is projected to finish first in Final Fantasy Football VIII League at 10-2-1 (1,337 points). With their first five picks, Dr. Professor focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Peyton Manning (37th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (12th) and Todd Gurley (60th), and WRs Calvin Johnson (13th) and Emmanuel Sanders (36th). They built one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they have Johnson, Sanders, and Michael Floyd on the roster.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.


Dr. Professor should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the easiest schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Dr. Professor has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Team of Champions

    Dr. Professor 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 (DeMarco Murray, Emmanuel Sanders, and Peyton Manning).

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Jonas Gray is owned in only 5% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Dr. Professor has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    DeMarco Da Man

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one Running Back (Le'Veon Bell) showed up on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Dr. Professor to encourage the Final Fantasy Football VIII League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Calvin Johnson and his 89 projected catches (ranked seventh in the NFL).

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    Denver Dynamite

    A bargain at his ADP last season, Sanders was one of just four WRs to notch 100 receptions in 2014. The secret is out, but Dr. Professor obviously knows this WR2 is as good a bet as any to post WR1-esque numbers.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish second in the NFL in passing TDs and fourth in passing yards.

    • M. Bennett, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 61
    A Big Target for the QB

    Martellus Bennett ranks fifth in the Final Fantasy Football VIII League among TEs with 112 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

With three below-average positions on Dr. Professor, TE and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Josh Hill
    • Rank 147, ADP 131
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 150, ADP 135
    • Andre Williams
    • Rank 137, ADP 121
    • David Johnson
    • Rank 146, ADP 126
  • 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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Dr. Professor
1. (12) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
2. (13) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
3. (36) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
4. (37) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
5. (60) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
6. (61) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
7. (84) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
8. (85) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
9. (108) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
10. (109) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
11. (132) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
12. (133) Jonas Gray (Mia - RB)
13. (156) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
14. (157) Matt Prater (Det - K)
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