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LeSean McCoy
T.Y. Hilton
Latavius Murray
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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Danny O'Shea Is a Team Others Will Want to Play

Draft Summary

Congratulations, Danny O'Shea has earned a participation award. Because that's just about all they did in this draft, participate. This delightful roster (for the opposition) is projected to finish 11th in LongDongs League with a record of 2-11-0 (1,442 points).

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Keeper Summary

Danny O'Shea took advantage of all three of their keeper positions. Their top-ranked retained players from an ADP perspective were: LeSean McCoy (29.7 ADP), T.Y. Hilton (31.8 ADP), and Latavius Murray (52.4 ADP). From an ADP perspective, their top-ranked keeper (LeSean McCoy) is less valuable than a first-round draft choice. Overall, the three keepers on Danny O'Shea are projected to be substantially less productive (by 15.2%) than the draft picks they replaced.


Week 10 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Danny O'Shea should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Danny O'Shea has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Danny O'Shea, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Latavius Murray) and fourth-ranked (Derrick Henry) RBs.

  • Stockpiling Talent at TE

    Danny O'Shea should be in good shape with five position groups projected to be better-than-average. TE is definitely the strongest among them.

  • QB Controversy?

    Danny O'Shea may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Derek Carr) and second-drafted QB (Jameis Winston) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Show Some ID

    Danny O'Shea isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    Danny O'Shea will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 6, as their only K (Blair Walsh) and only DEF (Minnesota) will both be on bye that week.

  • Risk Averse

    Danny O'Shea minimized risk by choosing eight consistent players among their 15 picks.

Player Analysis

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their first-round pick, Danny O'Shea pulled the trigger. They took LeSean McCoy at pick number 7 despite an ADP of just 29.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 43
    Biggest Steal

    Danny O'Shea may have found a gem in the fourth round, grabbing Brandin Cooks (43rd overall pick vs. ADP of 23.7).

    • Coby Fleener, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 67
    A Big, Strong Weapon

    Coby Fleener ranks fourth in the LongDongs League among TEs with 129 projected fantasy points.

    • John Brown, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 79
    Was the 79th Pick the Right Time for John Brown?

    Danny O'Shea apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' wide receiver is projected to get 145 points this year, just a bit better than last year.

Best Available

If Danny O'Shea is looking to make a roster move, DEF is a position they could look to upgrade first.

    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 201, ADP 137
    • Pittsburgh Defense
    • Rank 219, ADP 134
    • Green Bay Defense
    • Rank 246, ADP 133
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 253, ADP 129
  • 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. (7) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
2. (19) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
3. (31) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
4. (43) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
5. (55) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
6. (67) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
7. (79) John Brown (Ari - WR)
8. (91) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
9. (103) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
10. (115) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
11. (127) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
12. (139) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
13. (151) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
14. (163) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
15. (175) Minnesota (Min - DEF)

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