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Heroes of the Gutter Draft Report Card

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Dez Bryant
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Ezekiel Elliott
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Brandon Marshall
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Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Heroes of the Gutter Looks Like a Playoff Squad

Draft Summary

Heroes of the Gutter parlayed a solid draft slot (third overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-6-0 (1,620 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Who Cares? League. They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Dez Bryant (first round), Brandon Marshall (third round), and Alshon Jeffery (fourth round). If these players can play up to expectations, Heroes of the Gutter can have some success. They are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.

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Keeper Summary

Heroes of the Gutter used one of their three keeper slots to hold on to Dez Bryant (11.4 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.

Schedule

While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Heroes of the Gutter (four), Week 5 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a softer-than-average slate. In addition to having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Heroes of the Gutter has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Heroes of the Gutter, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Brandon Marshall) and fourth-ranked (DeVante Parker) wideouts.

  • QB Controversy?

    Heroes of the Gutter may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • The Best Player Plays

    Heroes of the Gutter is the youngest squad in the league, with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the Heroes of the Gutter roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 8).

  • A Dominating Pair

    Heroes of the Gutter has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Brandon Marshall and DeAngelo Williams) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Heroes of the Gutter was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up four steals in the first 10 rounds (including Alshon Jeffery, C.J. Anderson, and Blake Bortles).

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    A Nose for the End Zone

    Projections are high for Dez Bryant. He's expected to hit paydirt 9.8 times, ranking him second in the NFL in receiving TDs. In addition, his 1,293 projected receiving yards put him at seventh in the league.

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 321 touches, Ezekiel Elliott is projected to rank third in the NFL in that category. How touching, Heroes of the Gutter.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    177 Reasons for Heroes of the Gutter to Appreciate Brandon Marshall

    Marshall ranks eighth in the Who Cares? League among WRs with 177 projected fantasy points.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Heroes of the Gutter got a steal in the fourth round, when they selected Alshon Jeffery (38th overall pick vs. ADP of 22).

    • DeVante Parker, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 58
    Taking a Chance

    With their sixth-round pick, Heroes of the Gutter threw caution to the wind. They took DeVante Parker at pick number 58 despite an ADP of 81.6 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

DEF and QB are projected to be the weakest units for Heroes of the Gutter.

    • Minnesota Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 116
    • Buffalo Defense
    • Rank 199, ADP 129
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 145, ADP 123
    • Alex Smith
    • Rank 153, ADP 117
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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Heroes of the Gutter
1. (3) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (18) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
3. (23) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
4. (38) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
5. (43) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
6. (58) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
7. (63) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
8. (78) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
9. (83) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
10. (98) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
11. (103) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
12. (118) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
13. (123) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
14. (138) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
15. (143) Isaiah Crowell (Cle - RB)
16. (158) Washington (Was - DEF)
17. (163) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)

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