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Harper's Team Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Brandon Marshall
Brandin Cooks
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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Harper's Team is Built to Win

Draft Summary

Harper's Team had the unfortunate honor of picking 10th overall. It is unclear whether it was luck or monk-level concentration, but Harper's Team did well and is projected to finish second in Hiawatha Elite League with 1,525 points and a record of 10-3-0. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Brandon Marshall (second round), Brandin Cooks (third round), and Donte Moncrief (fifth round). They also landed the lowest-scoring QB pair in the league, as they added Andrew Luck and Tony Romo.


Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Harper's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the weakest schedules. Harper's Team 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

  • One Will Rise Up Like a Phoenix From the Ashes

    Harper's Team is hoping that either LeGarrette Blount or James White will emerge as a serious threat for the New England Patriots.

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Harper's Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (LeGarrette Blount) and fourth-ranked (Darren Sproles) RBs.

  • Positional Fortitude

    Harper's Team has five positions that are stronger than league average. While TE, RB, and DEF are projected to be good, WR is the best on Harper's Team.

  • Up, Up, and Away

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

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Tony Romo, Harper's Team pounced on him at pick No. 154.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Harper's Team was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener, and Brandin Cooks).

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Feed Thy Beast

    David Johnson will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish third in the league with 315 touches.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    181 Reasons for Harper's Team to Appreciate Brandon Marshall

    Marshall ranks eighth in the Hiawatha Elite League among WRs with 181 projected fantasy points.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Rarely Seen in the Wild

    With 1,049 projected yards on the ground, Carlos Hyde is an elusive three-down back.

    • Donte Moncrief, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 58
    Rethinking That One

    Donte Moncrief may not justify his 58th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (25th with 1,010) and TDs (24th with 7.3).

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 63
    Biggest Steal

    Harper's Team may have found a gem in the sixth round, grabbing Andrew Luck (63rd overall pick vs. ADP of 37).

Best Available

If Harper's Team is looking to make a roster move, QB is a position they could look to upgrade first.

    • Matt Ryan
    • Rank 120, ADP 129
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 149, ADP 122
    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 157, ADP 118
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 160, ADP 116
  • 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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Harper's Team
1. (10) David Johnson
2. (15) Brandon Marshall
3. (34) Brandin Cooks
4. (39) Carlos Hyde
5. (58) Donte Moncrief
6. (63) Andrew Luck
7. (82) Coby Fleener
8. (87) LeGarrette Blount
9. (106) Sterling Shepard
10. (111) Antonio Gates
11. (130) James White
12. (135) Darren Sproles
13. (154) Tony Romo
14. (159) Graham Gano
15. (178) Los Angeles

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