For some the 11th overall pick is a challenge, for others its a blessing, but for David's Team it looks to be a curse and an early indicator of the season ahead. Most teams in the league will pick up an easy win against David's Team, resulting in their projected 2-12-0 (1,444) record and 11th-place finish in The River DFW League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Drew Brees (14th overall), RB Matt Forte (59th), WR Dez Bryant (11th), and TE Delanie Walker (35th) within the first five rounds. They put together the worst group of RBs in the league, as they have Forte, Ryan Mathews, Tim Hightower, and Chris Johnson on their roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, David's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average slate. David's Team could run into an early gauntlet, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.
Selecting starting RBs should be a simple task most weeks for David's Team, as the projected point difference between their second-ranked (Ryan Mathews) and third-ranked (Tim Hightower) RBs is significant.
Sky's the Limit
With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, David's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Close to the Vest
David's Team was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Senior Citizen Discount
With an average of 7.1 years of NFL experience, David's Team is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
David's Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
The Bargain Whisperer
David's Team was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (DeVante Parker, Seattle, and Matt Forte).
Maybe Bryant Will Surprise
- Dez Bryant, WR
- Round 1, Pick 11
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Dez Bryant was the weakest value pick of the round.
It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 2, Pick 14
Drew Brees has an ADP of only 45.6 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 14th overall pick.
The Titan to Target
- Delanie Walker, TE
- Round 3, Pick 35
Walker led all TEs in both targets (133) and receptions (94) last year, and received double-digit targets in seven of the 15 games in which he played.
Jumping on Jarvis:
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 4, Pick 38
David's Team may see some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
Haters Gonna Hate
- Matt Forte, RB
- Round 5, Pick 59
The rest of The River DFW League overlooked a gem, and David's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Matt Forte.
There are three positions that David's Team could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- 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 LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."