Big O's Cowboys Draft Report Card


Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Oscar's Team Has Roster Filled with Meh

Draft Summary

Hopefully just because this draft was average, Oscar's Team won't purchase a muscle car or jacked-up truck to overcompensate. And hey, with the right breaks, maybe this team can reach the playoffs. They are projected to finish seventh in BLACK OPS League with a record of 8-6-0 (4,780 points). They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Marshawn Lynch (first round), DeMarco Murray (second round), and Justin Forsett (fourth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Oscar's Team will benefit. They are one of the most prolific groups of RBs 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.


Oscar's Team can chalk up Week 8 as a loss. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the least challenging schedule. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Oscar's Team also has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Oscar's Team might require waiver wire help in Week 9, as their No. 1- (Marshawn Lynch), No. 2- (Justin Forsett) and No. 4-ranked (Joique Bell) RBs will all be idle that week.

  • Assessing the Assets

    TE is the strongest position for Oscar's Team, though RB and K are also better than the league's average.

  • Next Year, Just Show Up On Time

    The coach of Oscar's Team must have arrived late to the draft party. After picking up the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they accumulated the most during the second half.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Oscar's Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Sam Bradford) and second-drafted QB (Marcus Mariota) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Oscar's Team will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 7, as their only K (Mason Crosby) and only DEF (Green Bay) will both be on bye that week.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Oscar's Team 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. 12).

Player Analysis

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Feed Thy Beast

    Marshawn Lynch will get the ball early and often, projected to finish sixth in the league with 310 touches.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16

    Oscar's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and DeMarco Murray right off the bat.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 52
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Oscar's Team got a steal in the fifth round, when they selected Jordan Matthews (52nd overall pick vs. ADP of 36.1).

    • D. McFadden, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Darren McFadden on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."

    • Jason Witten, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 76
    Was Jason Witten Worth it at Pick No. 76?

    Oscar's Team sure hopes so. The Cowboys' tight end is projected to score 220 points this year, nearly identical to his total last year.

Best Available

WR and QB are projected to be the worst units for Oscar's Team.

    • Eddie Royal
    • Rank 90, ADP 114
    • Stevie Johnson
    • Rank 112, ADP 128
    • Jameis Winston
    • Rank 148, ADP 123
    • Blake Bortles
    • Rank 168, ADP 123
  • 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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Big O's Cowboys
1. (4) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
2. (16) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
3. (28) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
4. (40) Justin Forsett (Bal - RB)
5. (52) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
6. (64) Darren McFadden (Dal - RB)
7. (76) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
8. (88) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
9. (100) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
10. (112) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
11. (124) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
12. (136) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
13. (148) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
14. (160) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
15. (172) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
16. (184) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
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