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David Johnson
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Brandon Marshall
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Brandin Cooks
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, Little Giants Will Likely Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Picking late (seventh overall), Little Giants did what they could with what they were given. While this team isn't a juggernaut by any means, it's a team capable of reaching the playoffs if the chips fall their way. They are expected to finish fourth in Rob Elliott's with a record of 9-5-0 (2,242 points). With their first five picks, Little Giants focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (39th overall), RBs David Johnson (7th) and Doug Martin (26th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (10th) and Brandin Cooks (23rd). They also have one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they have Johnson, Martin, and Giovani Bernard on the roster.

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Schedule

Little Giants should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 5. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Little Giants has the most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Team of Champions

    Little Giants is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Brandon Marshall, Doug Martin, and Gary Barnidge).

  • Potent Potential

    Sterling Shepard and Derrick Henry are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for Little Giants.

  • Taking a Chance

    With their ninth-round pick, Little Giants threw caution to the wind. They took Giovani Bernard at pick number 71 despite an ADP of 102.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Not Afraid to Scramble

    With 497 projected rushing yards (ranked second among QBs), Tyrod Taylor has multiple ways to bring in points.

  • Mr. Irrelevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Derrick Henry with the 122nd pick gave Little Giants the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 315 touches, David Johnson is projected to rank third in the NFL in that category. How touching, Little Giants.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 10
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Little Giants to encourage the Rob Elliott's League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 94 projected catches (ranked seventh in the NFL).

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 26
    Yardage Machine

    Doug Martin is projected to tally 1,159 yards on the ground, placing him at fourth in the NFL in that category.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 39
    Like Marino in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,819) and passing TDs (31.7).

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 42
    It Was a Learning Experience

    Hey, remember that time Little Giants took Doug Baldwin WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Baldwin was the weakest value pick of the round.

Best Available

With three below-average positions on Little Giants, TE and WR are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Jason Witten
    • Rank 127, ADP 120
    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 130, ADP 135
    • Kevin White
    • Rank 106, ADP 109
    • Corey Coleman
    • Rank 114, ADP 124
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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. (7) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (10) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
3. (23) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (26) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
5. (39) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
6. (42) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
7. (55) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
8. (58) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
9. (71) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
10. (74) Denver (Den - DEF)
11. (87) Graham Gano (Car - K)
12. (90) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
13. (103) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
14. (106) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
15. (119) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
16. (122) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)

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