Guts & Glory (ID# 391789)

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Law Dawg Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Doug Martin
Cam Newton
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Projected to Finish Third, Law Dawg Will Be a Tough Out

Draft Summary

Law Dawg delivered a solid draft performance, taking the third overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 8-5-0 (1,850 points), they're projected to finish third in Guts & Glory League. With their first five picks, Law Dawg focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Cam Newton (23rd overall), RBs Doug Martin (18th) and Matt Forte (38th), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (3rd) and Kelvin Benjamin (43rd). They also landed the best QB pair in the league, as they added Newton and Jameis Winston to their squad.

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Law Dawg should use Week 7 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. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Law Dawg.

Draft Notes

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With seven "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Law Dawg is looking for dependable help.

  • Team of Champions?

    Law Dawg is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Odell Beckham Jr., Doug Martin, and Cam Newton.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Law Dawg chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Kevin White, Law Dawg pounced on him at pick No. 138.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,528 all-purpose yards.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    Doug Martin Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Law Dawg should be in decent shape if Martin gets his 297 projected touches this year.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Did Law Dawg Just Dab?

    Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Carolina's signal-caller.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 43
    Rethinking That One

    Kelvin Benjamin went with the 43rd pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (21st) and receiving yards (30th) with 7.3 and 961 respectively.

    • Donte Moncrief, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 58
    Was Donte Moncrief the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 58?

    Law Dawg apparently thinks so. The Colts' wideout is projected to net 182 points this year, after putting up 141 last year.

Best Available

Law Dawg could potentially upgrade TE and DEF, but TE is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 130, ADP 136
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 134, ADP 136
    • Jimmy Graham
    • Rank 136, ADP 119
    • Jared Cook
    • Rank 140, ADP 133
  • 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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Law Dawg
1. (3) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (18) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
3. (23) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
4. (38) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
5. (43) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
6. (58) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
7. (63) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
8. (78) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
9. (83) New England (NE - DEF)
10. (98) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
11. (103) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
12. (118) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
13. (123) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
14. (138) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
15. (143) Oakland (Oak - DEF)

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