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Doli Lama Draft Report Card

Latavius Murray
Todd Gurley
Alshon Jeffery
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Doli Lama Is a Team to Watch

Draft Summary

Doli Lama is projected to finish fourth in RISE UP League with a record of 8-6-0 (1,084 points). While that is pretty good, pretty good wasn't enough for John Fox in Denver, and it shouldn't be for you. If you're not first, you're last. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Alshon Jeffery (third round), T.Y. Hilton (fourth round), and Doug Baldwin (fifth round). Despite that strategy, they ended up with one of the worst groups of WRs in the league.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Keeper Summary

Doli Lama made use of their only keeper spot to hold on to Latavius Murray (49.4 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


Doli Lama should use Week 11 to consider life's great mysteries, like why there's only one word for thesaurus. That's still time better spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least challenging schedules. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Doli Lama also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On the Rise

    Doli Lama hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • Punting Your Kicking Stats in Week 11?

    Doli Lama must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 11, both Shayne Graham and Nick Folk will be on bye.

  • Senior Citizen Discount

    With an average of 7.1 years of NFL experience, Doli Lama is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    Doli Lama knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • 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.

  • Take One Play Off and He'll Burn You Deep

    Matt Ryan is one of the most high-octane QBs in the NFL. Projections have him ranking fourth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

Player Analysis

    • L. Murray, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    Trigger Happy

    With their first-round pick, Doli Lama pulled the trigger. They drafted Latavius Murray at pick number 8 despite an ADP of just 49.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Old Fashioned

    Doli Lama stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Latavius Murray and Todd Gurley before targeting other positions.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of RISE UP League overlooked a gem, and Doli Lama made the highest value pick of the round by taking Alshon Jeffery.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    Rethinking That One

    Doug Baldwin may not justify his 48th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (31st with 955) and TDs (33rd with 6.3).

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 53
    Like Elway in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,832) and passing TDs (31.8).

Best Available

There are three positions that Doli Lama could look to upgrade, including K, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 217, ADP 136
    • Cairo Santos
    • Rank 220, ADP 142
    • Robbie Gould
    • Rank 231, ADP 142
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 237, ADP 148
  • 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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Doli Lama
1. (8) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
2. (13) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
3. (28) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (33) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (48) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
6. (53) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
7. (68) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
8. (73) Denver (Den - DEF)
9. (88) Shayne Graham (Atl - K)
10. (93) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
11. (108) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
12. (113) Tavon Austin (LA - WR)
13. (128) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
14. (133) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
15. (148) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)

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