The River DFW (ID# 641490)

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Favre $ Footlong Draft Report Card

David Johnson
Alshon Jeffery
Amari Cooper
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, Favre $ Footlong Has a Stacked Squad

Draft Summary

Favre $ Footlong received the sixth pick in the draft and used it to build a juggernaut. The majority of the league will spend the season looking up at Favre $ Footlong in the standings, as they are expected to finish second in The River DFW League with a record of 12-2-0 (1,553 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Alshon Jeffery (second round), Amari Cooper (third round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fifth round). They also built one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added David Johnson, Thomas Rawls, Duke Johnson Jr., and Terrance West to their roster.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


Week 9 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Favre $ Footlong 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 five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the softest slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Favre $ Footlong also has the league's second-easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Shouldering the Burden

    Favre $ Footlong has five above-average positions with RB and WR projected to lead the way.

  • QB Controversy?

    Favre $ Footlong may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) and second-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Terrance West, Favre $ Footlong pounced on him at pick No. 174.

  • Biggest Steal

    Favre $ Footlong may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Julius Thomas (102nd overall pick vs. ADP of 83.7).

  • Take One Play Off and He'll Burn You Deep

    Philip Rivers is one of the most high-octane QBs in the NFL. Projections have him ranking fifth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

  • Earning His Keep

    According to projections, Philip Rivers should finish ranked eighth in the league in passing TDs (29.1) and fifth in passing yards (4,584).

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    David Johnson Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Favre $ Footlong should be in decent shape if Johnson gets his 318 projected touches this year.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    183 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks seventh in the The River DFW League among WRs with 183 projected fantasy points.

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 43
    Move Over Marshawn

    Rawls produced a ridiculous 5.6 YPC last season, and among all RBs, only Devonta Freeman and DeAngelo Williams appeared more often on first-place fantasy rosters.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 67
    Was Jordan Matthews Worth it at Pick No. 67?

    Favre $ Footlong sure hopes so. The Eagles' WR is projected to earn 127 points this year, after putting up 146 last season.

    • D. Johnson Jr., RB
    • Round 7, Pick 78
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Duke Johnson Jr. with the 78th pick, even though his ADP is only 106.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

TE, the only subpar position on Favre $ Footlong, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.

    • Virgil Green
    • Rank 145, ADP 136
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 146, ADP 138
    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 157, ADP 130
    • Kyle Rudolph
    • Rank 187, ADP 127
  • 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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Favre $ Footlong
1. (6) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (19) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
3. (30) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (43) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
5. (54) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
6. (67) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
7. (78) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
8. (91) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
9. (102) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
10. (115) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
11. (126) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
12. (139) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
13. (150) New York (NYJ - DEF)
14. (163) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)
15. (174) Terrance West (Bal - RB)

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