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Dak to the future Draft Report Card

Todd Gurley
Sammy Watkins
Brandin Cooks
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Dak to the future Obviously Hates Winning

Draft Summary

Entering the draft with the fifth overall pick, the expectations were high for Dak to the future. Then they drafted. Those expectations quickly vanished with a projected 10th-place finish in The League 2016 League at 4-9-0 (1,689 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Sammy Watkins (second round), Brandin Cooks (third round), and Golden Tate (fifth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Dak to the future will benefit. They are one of the most prolific groups of WRs in the league.

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Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Dak to the future should use Week 10 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Dak to the future has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Carrying the Load

    Dak to the future has a trio of above-average positions leading the way (RB, WR, and DEF).

  • Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

    Dak to the future is a believer in the hopes of the Cincinnati Bengals this year, grabbing a pair of players on that squad earlier than their ADPs might suggest.

  • Risk Averse

    Dak to the future minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Dak to the future roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 11).

  • It's How You Finish

    Dak to the future made every other squad look silly after some amazing halftime adjustments, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • Here's the Kicker

    You could see decent numbers from the Falcons' kicking game. Even though Matt Ryan is expected to be a top-5 producer in passing yards (fourth with 4,579), he's projected to end up just 23rd in the NFL with 22.1 TD passes.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Feed The Beast

    Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Todd Gurley. Projected to get a league-leading 345 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    The Alchemist

    Dak to the future chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.6 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.5.

    • Jeremy Hill, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

    Jeremy Hill went with the 44th overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately for Dak to the future, he's projected to miss the top-20 in the NFL in both rushing yards (23rd with 875) and TDs (21st with 5.8). Appears that Dak to the future just went with their gut on this one.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 53rd overall, Golden Tate isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (28th with 6.9) or receiving yards (21st with 1,036).

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    Was Larry Fitzgerald the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 68?

    Dak to the future apparently thinks so. The Cardinals' wideout is projected to notch 190 points this year, after producing 226 last year.

Best Available

There are three positions that Dak to the future could look to improve, including K and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 212, ADP 95
    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 219, ADP 136
    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 170, ADP 135
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 176, ADP 120
  • 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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Dak to the future
1. (5) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (20) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
3. (29) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (44) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
5. (53) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (68) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
7. (77) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
8. (92) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
9. (101) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
10. (116) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
11. (125) New England (NE - DEF)
12. (140) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
13. (149) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
14. (164) Torrey Smith (SF - WR)
15. (173) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)

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