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    Don's Dazzling Team Draft Report Card


    Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Don's Dazzling Team Needs Some Help

    Draft Summary

    What is that horrible smell? It smells like burnt hair. Oh, never mind, it's just the Don's Dazzling Team roster. It'll take more than a plug-in to fix this team, which is projected to finish sixth in Go Hard! League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,573 points). RB depth won't be the issue this season as Don's Dazzling Team loaded up, drafting LeSean McCoy (1st overall), Montee Ball (16th), and Giovani Bernard (17th) with their first three selections. This group will have to produce in order for Don's Dazzling Team to have a good season, as they are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??


    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Don's Dazzling 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 one of the weakest slates. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Don's Dazzling Team also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Shouldering the Burden?

      Don's Dazzling Team has three above-average positions on their roster: TE, RB, and K.

    • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

      Don's Dazzling Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Cam Newton) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have similar seasonal point projections.

    • I Keep Getting Older

      And they stay the same age. Don's Dazzling Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.9 years of NFL experience.

    • A Dominating Duo

      Don's Dazzling Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Antonio Brown) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Potent Potential

      Brandin Cooks and Jeremy Hill are a couple of late-round fliers with nice upside for Don's Dazzling Team.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Don's Dazzling Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 1
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked sixth in the league with 1,626 all-purpose yards.

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 16

      Don's Dazzling Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing LeSean McCoy and Montee Ball right off the bat.

      • Antonio Brown, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 32
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Don's Dazzling Team to encourage the Go Hard! League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Antonio Brown and his 95 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 33
      Throwing Caution to the Wind

      They grabbed Toby Gerhart with the 33rd pick, even though his ADP is only 43.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Andre Johnson, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 48
      Was Andre Johnson the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 48?

      Don's Dazzling Team apparently thinks so. The Texans' wideout is projected to get 149 points this year, after producing 170 last year.

    Best Available

    With three subpar positions on Don's Dazzling Team, QB and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Andy Dalton
      • Rank 128, ADP 123
      • Eli Manning
      • Rank 135, ADP 132
      • DeAndre Hopkins
      • Rank 106, ADP 124
      • Justin Hunter
      • Rank 108, ADP 124
    • 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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    Don's Dazzling Team
    1. (1) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (16) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    3. (17) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    4. (32) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
    5. (33) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    6. (48) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    7. (49) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
    8. (64) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    9. (65) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    10. (80) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
    11. (81) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    12. (96) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    13. (97) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    14. (112) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    15. (113) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
    16. (128) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
    17. (129) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
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