THE DOMINATING J Draft Report Card


Slated for a Sixth-Place Finish, THE DOMINATING J Isn't Anything to Fear

Draft Summary

THE DOMINATING J 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 third overall, they are projected to finish in sixth in VBowl League at 7-7-0 (2,262 points). With their first five picks, THE DOMINATING J aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (18th overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (3rd) and LeSean McCoy (23rd), and WRs Emmanuel Sanders (38th) and Julian Edelman (43rd). They have an above-average group of RBs, as they have Lacy, McCoy, Chris Ivory, and Danny Woodhead on their roster.

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While Week 6 has the most players on bye for THE DOMINATING J (four), Week 7 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Although they have the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, THE DOMINATING J actually has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Sky's the Limit

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, THE DOMINATING J hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    THE DOMINATING J will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 6, as their only K (Greg Zuerlein) and only DEF (St. Louis) will both be on bye that week.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7.8 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 5 years).

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, THE DOMINATING J chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, THE DOMINATING J got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Allen Robinson (83rd overall pick vs. ADP of 71.5).

  • A Versatile Combination

    Danny Woodhead can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks third among RBs with 526 projected receiving yards.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Feed Thy Beast

    Eddie Lacy will get the ball early and often, projected to finish third in the league with 329 touches.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    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.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of VBowl League overlooked a gem, and THE DOMINATING J made the smartest value pick of the round by taking LeSean McCoy.

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Denver Dynamite

    A bargain at his ADP last season, Sanders was one of just four WRs to notch 100 receptions in 2014. Only one other WR (Antonio Brown) appeared more often on championship rosters across Yahoo! last season.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 43
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for THE DOMINATING J to encourage the VBowl League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julian Edelman and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

Best Available

There are three positions that THE DOMINATING J could look to improve, including WR and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Marques Colston
    • Rank 89, ADP 110
    • Devin Funchess
    • Rank 96, ADP 119
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 133, ADP 136
    • Josh Hill
    • Rank 147, ADP 131
  • 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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1. (3) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (18) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (23) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
4. (38) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
5. (43) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
6. (58) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
7. (63) Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE)
8. (78) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
9. (83) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
10. (98) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
11. (103) Darren McFadden (Dal - RB)
12. (118) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
13. (123) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
14. (138) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
15. (143) Tre Mason (StL - RB)
16. (158) Greg Zuerlein (StL - K)
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