The River DFW (ID# 641490)

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David s Disciple s Draft Report Card

Dez Bryant
Drew Brees
Delanie Walker
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In Spite of Some Early-Round Value Picks, David's Team Is a Team Others Will Want to Play

Draft Summary

For some the 11th overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for David's Team it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against David's Team, resulting in their projected 2-12-0 (1,444) record and 11th-place finish in The River DFW League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (14th overall), RB Matt Forte (59th), WR Dez Bryant (11th), and TE Delanie Walker (35th) within the first five rounds. They put together the worst group of RBs in the league, as they have Forte, Ryan Mathews, Tim Hightower, and Chris Johnson on their roster.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, David's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. David's Team could run into an early gauntlet, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Captain Obvious

    Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for David's Team, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Ryan Mathews) and third-ranked (Tim Hightower) RBs is significant.

  • Sky's the Limit

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, David's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Close to the Vest

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

  • Senior Citizen Discount

    With an average of 7.1 years of NFL experience, David's Team is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

    David's Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    David's Team was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (DeVante Parker, Seattle, and Matt Forte).

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    Maybe Bryant Will Surprise

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Dez Bryant was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Drew Brees has an ADP of only 45.6 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 14th overall pick.

    • Delanie Walker, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    The Titan to Target

    Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.

    • Jarvis Landry, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Jumping on Jarvis:

    David's Team may see some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of The River DFW League overlooked a gem, and David's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Matt Forte.

Best Available

There are three positions that David's Team could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 146, ADP 138
    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 157, ADP 130
    • Kyle Rudolph
    • Rank 187, ADP 127
  • 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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David s Disciple s
1. (11) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (14) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3. (35) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
4. (38) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
5. (59) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
6. (62) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
7. (83) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
8. (86) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (107) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
10. (110) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
11. (131) Ladarius Green (Pit - TE)
12. (134) Paul Richardson (Sea - WR)
13. (155) Chris Johnson (Ari - RB)
14. (158) Tim Hightower (NO - RB)
15. (179) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ - TE)

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