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Don the Star Draft Report Card

Dez Bryant
Doug Martin
Carlos Hyde
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In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, Don the Star Will Be a Tough Out

Draft Summary

Putting together a decent team, Don the Star didn't want to show up the Land 9 League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fifth-place in Land 9 League at 8-5-0 (1,824 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Doug Martin (second round), Carlos Hyde (third round), and DeMarco Murray (fourth round). Even so, they ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league.

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Don the Star should just disappear for a while during Week 8. 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 a more-difficult-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Don the Star also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    With four better-than-average positions on Don the Star, RB and QB are projected as especially strong units.

  • Tennessee Titans Fan?

    Don the Star is a believer in the hopes of the Tennessee Titans this season, grabbing a couple of players on that team sooner than their ADPs might suggest.

  • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

    It seems like Don the Star likes to gamble -- they rolled the dice on seven "high-risk" picks.

  • Taking a Chance

    With their 10th-round pick, Don the Star threw caution to the wind. They took Dan Bailey at pick number 111 despite an ADP of 133.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Dual-Threat Dynamo

    Tyrod Taylor can deliver fantasy glory to Don the Star with his arm and his legs. Taylor has 519 projected rushing yards, and ranks second among QBs in that category.

  • Don the Star Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Brice Butler at pick 202 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Butler is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Is Dez Bryant Sunburnt?

    Or is he always this hot? Bryant is projected to be the fifth-best WR in the league this season.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Martin is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank sixth in the NFL with 305 touches.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 34
    Rarely Seen in the Wild

    With 1,060 projected yards on the ground, Carlos Hyde is an elusive three-down back.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Yeah, But He Totally Retweeted Me Once!

    Although he was taken 39th overall in the fantasy draft, DeMarco Murray is not projected among the NFL's top-20 in rushing TDs (21st with 5.7) or rushing yards (26th with 778).

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 58
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Don the Star got a steal in snatching Ben Roethlisberger in the fifth round (58th overall pick vs. ADP of 47.1).

Best Available

TE and WR are projected to be the worst units for Don the Star.

    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 169, ADP 134
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 174, ADP 120
    • James Jones
    • Rank 199, ADP 124
    • Jermaine Kearse
    • Rank 245, ADP 118
  • 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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Don the Star
1. (10) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
2. (15) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
3. (34) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
4. (39) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
5. (58) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (63) John Brown (Ari - WR)
7. (82) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
8. (87) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
9. (106) Tajae Sharpe (Ten - WR)
10. (111) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
11. (130) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
12. (135) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
13. (154) Phillip Dorsett (Ind - WR)
14. (159) Virgil Green (Den - TE)
15. (178) Tim Hightower (NO - RB)
16. (183) Charles Clay (Buf - TE)
17. (202) Brice Butler (Dal - WR)

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