Look Donie's Team, not everyone achieves the "above" in "above average," it has to be earned. Just be happy being an average GM, and maybe with a little hard work and a better draft next season, your team will reach that milestone. Donie's Team didn't kill their playoff aspirations with this draft, but they'll have to do some extra work to get there. For now, they're projected to finish in seventh-place in Yahoo Public 784085 League at 6-8-0 (1,342 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Dez Bryant (first round), Antonio Brown (third round), and Roddy White (fourth round). This group will have to produce in order for Donie's Team to have a good season, as they are the top group of WRs in the league.
Donie's Team should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 11. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the weakest schedule. In addition to having the easiest overall schedule, Donie's Team has the easiest first four games of the season.
Big D or Bust
The fantasy hopes of Donie's Team rest heavily on the fortunes of Jerry Jones and crew, as they have four Cowboys on their roster.
While the bottom half of the Donie's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).
Team of Champions?
Donie's Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: DeMarco Murray, Antonio Brown, and Reggie Bush.
No Back-Up No Cry
Ignoring roster depth, Donie's Team chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
If other Yahoo! users are right, Donie's Team got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Frank Gore (86th overall pick vs. ADP of 68.6).
Sam Bradford is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward Donie's Team for their faith! Or not.
Bryant is More of a Full-Service Guy
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 6
Rodney Dangerfield claimed he once went to a massage parlor that was self-service. With 207 projected fantasy points this year, Dez Bryant should serve Donie's Team a little better than that.
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 15
DeMarco Murray is projected to finish seventh in the league with 1,480 total yards (1,032 rushing, 448 receiving).
The Power of Persuasion
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 3, Pick 26
Now would be a reasonable time for Donie's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 784085 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Antonio Brown and his 95 projected catches (ranked fourth in the NFL).
It Was a Learning Experience
- Reggie Bush, RB
- Round 5, Pick 46
Hey, remember that time Donie's Team took Reggie Bush WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Bush was the weakest value pick of the round.
It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off
- Tony Romo, QB
- Round 6, Pick 55
Tony Romo has an ADP of only 79 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 55th overall pick.
QB and RB are expected to be the weakest positions for Donie's Team and a potential area of need.
- Ryan Tannehill
- Rank 138, ADP 134
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 140, ADP 133
- Terrance West
- Rank 85, ADP 119
- Maurice Jones-Drew
- Rank 88, ADP 111
Bye Week Points LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."