dan's Grand Team Draft Report Card


With Too Many Reaches Early, dan's Grand Team Isn't Anything to Fear

Draft Summary

dan's Grand Team isn't the best team in the league, but they aren't the worst, and there is something to be said for that. After selecting first overall, they are projected to finish in seventh in Virgin League at 5-7-1 (1,775 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (1st overall), RB Alfred Morris (40th), WR Randall Cobb (20th), and TE Travis Kelce (41st) within the first five rounds. They put together the worst group of RBs in the league, as they added Morris, Joique Bell and Ryan Mathews to 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.


dan's Grand Team can write off Week 7 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. dan's Grand Team has a chance to come out of the gate hot and close strong, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, dan's Grand Team picked up projected top-two players (Aaron Rodgers, Travis Kelce, and Stephen Gostkowski).

  • Risk Averse

    dan's Grand Team minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    dan's Grand Team is a believer in the hopes of the Green Bay Packers this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    dan's Grand Team got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • Big D

    dan's Grand Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    dan's Grand Team nabbed a sleeper in Austin Seferian-Jenkins with pick No. 140.

Player Analysis

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    Amazing Aaron

    Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    The Alchemist

    dan's Grand Team chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    260 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks eighth in the Virgin League among WRs with 260 projected fantasy points.

    • Alfred Morris, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    How Rebellious of You

    dan's Grand Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Alfred Morris).

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 41
    All Over the Field

    Travis Kelce is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 5.8) and receiving yards (third with 829).

Best Available

dan's Grand Team is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (RB and DEF), but RB is clearly their worst unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

    • Duke Johnson Jr.
    • Rank 115, ADP 125
    • Danny Woodhead
    • Rank 119, ADP 122
    • Bishop Sankey
    • Rank 129, ADP 125
    • Reggie Bush
    • Rank 131, ADP 116
  • 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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dan's Grand Team
1. (1) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
2. (20) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
3. (21) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (40) Alfred Morris (Was - RB)
5. (41) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
6. (60) Mike Wallace (Min - WR)
7. (61) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
8. (80) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
9. (81) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
10. (100) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
11. (101) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
12. (120) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
13. (121) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
14. (140) Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB - TE)
15. (141) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
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