The River DFW (ID# 641490)

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Julio Jones
Mike Evans
Mark Ingram
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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Stephen's Team Has a Loaded Roster

Draft Summary

Corresponding with a solid draft slot (fourth overall), Stephen's Team had a stellar showing. With a mark of 10-4-0 (1,565 points), they're projected to finish third in The River DFW League. They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Russell Wilson (45th overall), RB Mark Ingram (28th), WR Julio Jones (4th), and TE Travis Kelce (52nd) within the first five rounds. They also have the most prolific group of WRs in the league, as they have Jones, Mike Evans, and John Brown.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


Stephen's Team should drop off the grid during Week 5. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a softer-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Stephen's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Stockpiling Talent at WR

    Stephen's Team should be in good shape with three position groups projected to be better-than-average. WR is definitely the strongest among them.

  • Close to the Vest

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

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Stephen's Team will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 7, as their only K (Graham Gano) and only DEF (Carolina) will both be on bye that week.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Stephen's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Julio Jones and Mark Ingram) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Stephen's Team nabbed a sleeper in Robert Griffin III with pick No. 172.

  • Marcus Mariota Likes His Eggs Scrambled

    And a little runny, eh? Mariota is projected to deliver 378 rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Just Heave it to Julio

    The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more first-place rosters than Jones in 2015.

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 21
    173 Reasons for Stephen's Team to Appreciate Mike Evans

    Evans ranks 10th in the The River DFW League among WRs with 173 projected fantasy points.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Wait For It

    Stephen's Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Mark Ingram).

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 45
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 52
    A Big, Reliable Threat

    Travis Kelce ranks fifth in the The River DFW League among TEs with 118 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

While Stephen's Team is projected to have three subpar positions, RB is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Jay Ajayi
    • Rank 143, ADP 102
    • James White
    • Rank 147, ADP 124
    • Darren Sproles
    • Rank 154, ADP 122
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 163, ADP 93
  • 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
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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-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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1. (4) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (21) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
3. (28) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
4. (45) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
5. (52) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (69) Jeremy Langford (Chi - RB)
7. (76) John Brown (Ari - WR)
8. (93) Carolina (Car - DEF)
9. (100) Graham Gano (Car - K)
10. (117) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
11. (124) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
12. (141) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
13. (148) Justin Forsett (Det - RB)
14. (165) Charles Sims (TB - RB)
15. (172) Robert Griffin III (Cle - QB)

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