Donation Draft Report Card


Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Donation Has a Loaded Roster

Draft Summary

The GM of Donation took the third overall pick and handled it like a seasoned professional. After putting their sweet drafting skills on display for the rest of the league, they're left with a squad that's projected to finish third in Salt City Reefers League with a record of 9-4-0 (2,027 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on T.Y. Hilton (third round), DeAndre Hopkins (fourth round), and Jeremy Maclin (fifth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Le'Veon Bell, Justin Forsett, Giovani Bernard, and Tevin Coleman for their rotation.

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Donation should use Week 9 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Donation has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Donation, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Jeremy Maclin) and fourth-ranked (Cody Latimer) wideouts.

  • Highlight Reel

    Donation is stacked at RB, but TE isn't too shabby, either.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    Donation might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Teddy Bridgewater) and second-drafted QB (Joe Flacco) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • The Best Player Plays

    Donation is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 3.7 years of NFL experience.

  • Officially Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the Donation roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Team of Champions

    Donation assembled a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, five of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues, including Le'Veon Bell, Justin Forsett, and T.Y. Hilton.

Player Analysis

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Week 4 Can't Arrive Soon Enough

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, no other Running Back appeared more often on first-place rosters than Le'Veon Bell last season.

    • Justin Forsett, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 22

    Donation stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Le'Veon Bell and Justin Forsett right off the bat.

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 51
    Jumpin' For Jeremy

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Maclin last season.

    • M. Bennett, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 70
    A Big, Strong Weapon

    Martellus Bennett ranks fourth in the Salt City Reefers League among TEs with 185 projected fantasy points.

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 75
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Giovani Bernard with the 75th pick, even though his ADP is only 104 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

Donation has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including WR and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Marvin Jones
    • Rank 128, ADP 129
    • Greg Jennings
    • Rank 196, ADP 120
    • Minnesota Defense
    • Rank 249, ADP 124
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 254, ADP 124
  • 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) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
2. (22) Justin Forsett (Bal - RB)
3. (27) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (46) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
5. (51) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
6. (70) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
7. (75) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
8. (94) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
9. (99) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
10. (118) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
11. (123) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
12. (142) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
13. (147) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
14. (166) Dorial Green-Beckham (Ten - WR)
15. (171) New York (NYJ - DEF)
16. (190) Cody Latimer (Den - WR)
17. (195) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
18. (214) Cody Parkey (Phi - K)
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