BIG DADDY DONG Draft Report Card

Jordy Nelson
DeMarco Murray
Aaron Rodgers
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Slated for a Seventh-Place Finish, BIG DADDY DONG is Good Enough to Barely Miss Playoffs

Draft Summary

While this draft by BIG DADDY DONG didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected seventh-place finish in Yahoo Public 1031864 League at 7-7-0 (1,485 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (29th overall), RB DeMarco Murray (12th), WR Jordy Nelson (9th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (32nd) within the first five rounds. They also ultimately ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Nelson, Emmanuel Sanders, Stefon Diggs, and Larry Fitzgerald on their team.

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BIG DADDY DONG should use Week 8 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. Their top four projected scorers (Aaron Rodgers, Carson Palmer, DeMarco Murray, and Jordy Nelson) will have a bye week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the third-most grueling overall schedule, BIG DADDY DONG also has the second-hardest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    BIG DADDY DONG is loaded at TE, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

  • Batman Needs Robin

    Just like DeMarco Murray needs Derrick Henry. BIG DADDY DONG hedged their bets by snagging a couple of teammates with their second-round and 11th-round selections.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster, from a projected points perspective, is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 9.1 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 9 with 5.7 years).

  • Scraping the Wire in Week 8

    Grabbing two QBs (Aaron Rodgers and Carson Palmer) that share a bye week was a bold move by the manager of BIG DADDY DONG.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the BIG DADDY DONG roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

  • Team of Champions

    BIG DADDY DONG is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including Jordy Nelson, DeMarco Murray, and Aaron Rodgers.

Player Analysis

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Nifty Nelson

    Jordy Nelson returned to form last year after missing all of 2015. The Packers wideout led the league in red zone targets, and only Mike Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters last season.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Murray is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank sixth in the NFL with 297 touches.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Amazing Aaron

    Rodgers was the only quarterback to pass for 40 touchdowns last season, and among QBs, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Yahoo Public 1031864 League overlooked a gem, and BIG DADDY DONG made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Rob Gronkowski.

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    Let Me Check it Again

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

Best Available

BIG DADDY DONG has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with DEF being the most immediate need.

    • Tennessee Defense
    • Rank 221, ADP 125
    • Atlanta Defense
    • Rank 227, ADP 119
    • Dallas Defense
    • Rank 232, ADP 121
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 244, ADP 128
  • 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. (9) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
2. (12) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
3. (29) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
4. (32) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
5. (49) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
6. (52) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
7. (69) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
8. (72) LeGarrette Blount (Phi - RB)
9. (89) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
10. (92) Mike Gillislee (NE - RB)
11. (109) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
12. (112) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
13. (129) Los Angeles (LAR - DEF)
14. (132) Cairo Santos (KC - K)
15. (149) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)

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