Dan L's Astounding Team Draft Report Card

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Alvin Kamara
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DeAndre Hopkins
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Justin Jefferson
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In Spite of a Formidable Group of WRs, Dan L's Astounding Team Might Make Playoffs but Probably Not

Draft Summary

Blessed with a solid draft position (No. 3 overall), expectations were high for Dan L's Astounding Team. However, those expectations vanished instantly after they drafted, as this team is on pace for a lackluster 6th-place finish in Yahoo Public 1024821. Some good news: the team is especially tough at the wide receiver position, as Justin Jefferson and DeAndre Hopkins are expected to combine for the 3rd-highest point total of all starting WR groups in the league. Dan L's Astounding Team are predicted to post a record of 7-8 (2,020 points).

  • Justin Tucker

You Lead, They Follow

Dan L's Astounding Team led the charge at the position, taking Tucker in the 9th round as the first K off the draft board. Three more kickers were selected in the following round. Coming off a season in which he notched 145 fantasy points, Tucker is projected to score 171 fantasy points this season.

  • Robert Tonyan

Going out on a Limb

You must have run out of time, right? It was an autopick. That's the only explanation for the decision to draft Tonyan with the 3rd pick in the 7th round, about three rounds earlier than his ADP of 101. Projected to score 141 fantasy points this season with the Packers, he will need to outperform expectations to beat last year when he had 52 catches for 586 yards and 11 TDs to post 151 fantasy points. Based on projected points, Tonyan will slot in as the No. 1 TE for Dan L's Astounding Team to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • Dan L's Astounding Team face a tough challenge in Week 11 when they have three players on a bye (Darrell Henderson Jr., Melvin Gordon III, and Denver). Perhaps leveling the playing field, your Week 11 opponent, Mike's Impressive Team, will be tackling a similar issue with two players (Noah Fant and Matt Gay) on a bye.

  • With a first-half strength of schedule rated as the 3rd-easiest according to projected records, Dan L's Astounding Team have one of the least challenging schedules in the early-going in Yahoo Public 1024821. In spite of that, for the full season, Dan L's Astounding Team have drawn a pretty fair path that ranks as the 6th toughest.

  • With an average of 4.1 years of NFL experience, ranking in the middle of the pack for the league, Dan L's Astounding Team are counting on veteran leadership to rein in youthful exuberance. As an example of that moderation, they didn't select any of the 10 rookies drafted.

  • Despite an opening remaining at TE in the 6th round, Dan L's Astounding Team chose WR Tee Higgins at No. 58, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position rather than a position of greater need. They were the third-to-last squad to fill a flex position.

Player Analysis

  • Bye Week Points Lost
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  • Pick Number Minus ADP
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  • Avg Points by Position vs League
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    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
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    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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Dan L's Astounding Team
1. (3) Alvin Kamara (NO - RB)
2. (18) DeAndre Hopkins (Ari - WR)
3. (23) Justin Jefferson (Min - WR)
4. (38) Darrell Henderson Jr. (LAR - RB)
5. (43) Lamar Jackson (Bal - QB)
6. (58) Tee Higgins (Cin - WR)
7. (63) Robert Tonyan (GB - TE)
8. (78) San Francisco (SF - DEF)
9. (83) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
10. (98) Melvin Gordon III (Den - RB)
11. (103) Jalen Hurts (Phi - QB)
12. (118) James Conner (Ari - RB)
13. (123) Laviska Shenault Jr. (Jax - WR)
14. (138) Evan Engram (NYG - TE)
15. (143) Denver (Den - DEF)

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