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Dream Team Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Dez Bryant
Keenan Allen
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Led by a Quality Group of RBs, Dream Team Has a Squad Built to Reach the Playoffs

Draft Summary

Dream Team figures to be in the mix for a playoff spot all season, taking the ninth overall draft slot and turning it into a solid team that's expected to go 9-4-0 (4,693 points). With that record, they will likely finish third in OUTLAWS FANTASY II League. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Dez Bryant (second round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Jarvis Landry (fourth round). They also have the top QB combo in the league, as they added Ben Roethlisberger and Matthew Stafford.

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Dream Team should drop off the grid during Week 8. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a softer-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Dream Team.

Draft Notes

  • Assessing the Assets

    RB is the strongest position for Dream Team, though QB and WR are also better than the league's average.

  • QB Controversy?

    Dream Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Ben Roethlisberger) and second-drafted QB (Matthew Stafford) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Up, Up, and Away

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

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Dream Team grabbed a sleeper in Vincent Jackson with pick No. 129.

  • Gary the Great

    Drafting for last year's results is risky, but among all TEs in 2015, Barnidge ranked fourth in both TDs and yardage, third in receptions, and second in targets.

  • Is Matthew Stafford Religious?

    With 1,607 projected points, Dream Team will be hoping Stafford is the answer to their prayers.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Advanced Math

    If Dream Team had a nickel for every time David Johnson is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 313 nickels.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    374 More Reasons to Appreciate Dez Bryant

    Bryant ranks eighth in the OUTLAWS FANTASY II League among WRs with 374 projected fantasy points.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Keenan Allen is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fifth in the league.

    • Jarvis Landry, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of OUTLAWS FANTASY II League overlooked a gem, and Dream Team made the highest value pick of the round by taking Jarvis Landry.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for Dream Team.

Best Available

TE and DEF are projected to be the weakest units for Dream Team.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 130, ADP 135
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 134, ADP 136
    • Los Angeles Defense
    • Rank 171, ADP 86
    • New England Defense
    • Rank 179, ADP 89
  • 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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Dream Team
1. (9) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (12) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (29) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
4. (32) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
5. (49) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (52) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
7. (69) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
8. (72) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
9. (89) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
10. (92) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
11. (109) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
12. (112) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
13. (129) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
14. (132) Martellus Bennett (NE - TE)
15. (149) Rishard Matthews (Ten - WR)

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Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

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