Down Set Hike (ID# 602317)

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D MONEY Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Keenan Allen
Sammy Watkins
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Despite a Set of Beast RBs, D MONEY Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

It was almost too hard to watch as D MONEY took the fifth pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 3-11-0 (1,929), bad enough for a 10th-place finish in Down Set Hike League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Keenan Allen (second round), Sammy Watkins (third round), and Eric Decker (fourth round). They also built one of the best RB pairs in the league, as they added David Johnson and Jeremy Hill to the team.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?


D MONEY should use Week 11 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the softest schedules. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, D MONEY also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for D MONEY, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Eric Decker) and fourth-ranked (DeVante Parker) wideouts.

  • Highlight Reel

    D MONEY is stacked at RB, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    D MONEY knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Starting Slowly

    D MONEY got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    D MONEY grabbed a sleeper in Dwayne Allen with pick No. 173.

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Isa Abdul-Quddus at pick 212 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Abdul-Quddus is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 321 touches, David Johnson is projected to rank third in the NFL in that category. How touching, D MONEY.

    • Keenan Allen, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    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.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Sammy Watkins was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • Eli Manning, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    D MONEY's Stud Signal-Caller

    Eli Manning is projected to rack up 350 points this year, enough to rank seventh among all QBs.

    • Antonio Gates, TE
    • Round 7, Pick 77
    Apparently ADP is Overrated

    With their seventh-round pick, D MONEY pulled the trigger. They took Antonio Gates at pick number 77 despite an ADP of just 88.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

While D MONEY is expected to be weak across three positions, K is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Josh Brown
    • Rank 217, ADP 137
    • Robbie Gould
    • Rank 231, ADP 142
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 237, ADP 148
    • Mike Nugent
    • Rank 239, 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. (5) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (20) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
3. (29) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
4. (44) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
5. (53) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
6. (68) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
7. (77) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
8. (92) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (101) Omar Bolden (Chi - S)
10. (116) Dontari Poe (KC - DT)
11. (125) Lerentee McCray (Buf - LB)
12. (140) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
13. (149) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
14. (164) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
15. (173) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
16. (188) Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ - QB)
17. (197) Shayne Graham (Atl - K)
18. (212) Isa Abdul-Quddus (Mia - S)

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