Durham Bulls Draft Report Card

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Antonio Brown
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Odell Beckham Jr.
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Doug Baldwin
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Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Durham Bulls is a Team to Keep an Eye On

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, Durham Bulls didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with an 8-6-0 record (2,497 points) and fourth-place finish in Only the strong survive League. They honed in on wide receivers early, using their top three selections to snag Antonio Brown (2nd overall), Odell Beckham Jr. (12th), and Doug Baldwin (22nd). These players will be heavily relied upon by Durham Bulls, as they are the most prolific group of WRs in the league.

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Keeper Summary

Durham Bulls took advantage of their only keeper slot to hold on to Antonio Brown (3.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is as valuable as a draft pick in the top half of the first round.

Schedule

Durham Bulls should drop off the grid during Week 6. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Durham Bulls has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Durham Bulls, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Tevin Coleman) and fourth-ranked (Jeremy Hill) RBs.

  • Cream Rises to the Top

    At four different positions, Durham Bulls picked up projected top-two players (including Odell Beckham Jr., Seattle, and Antonio Brown).

  • Highlight Reel

    With four better-than-average positions on Durham Bulls, TE and WR are projected as especially strong units.

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    Durham Bulls may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted (Jameis Winston) and second-drafted (Andy Dalton) QBs have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With 11 "low-risk" players among their 21 picks, Durham Bulls is looking for dependable help.

  • How Can You Defend This?

    In Week 6, both Seattle and Cincinnati will be on bye. Drafting two defenses with the same bye week is a unique strategy, Durham Bulls.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Ask And You Shall Receive

    Frequently the No. 1 overall pick last year, Brown lived up to the hype. Among all wide receivers, only Mike Evans and Jordy Nelson appeared on more championship rosters than Brown last season.

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Outstanding, Bodacious, Jaw-dropping

    Is that what OBJ stands for? Last season, Beckham logged his third straight campaign of 90+ receptions, 1,300+ receiving yards, and 10+ TDs. Only one NFL player (Mike Evans) saw more targets in 2016.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    194 More Reasons to Appreciate Doug Baldwin

    Baldwin ranks ninth in the Only the strong survive League among WRs with 194 projected fantasy points.

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Durham Bulls didn't grab their first RB (Marshawn Lynch) until the fifth round.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    Rekindling the Flame

    Graham was up to his old tricks last season, and was owned on more championship rosters across Yahoo! than any other TE.

Best Available

If Durham Bulls has a desire to make a roster move, RB and QB are areas of need.

    • Giovani Bernard
    • Rank 201, ADP 118
    • Dion Lewis
    • Rank 204, ADP 119
    • Blake Bortles
    • Rank 213, ADP 134
    • Deshaun Watson
    • Rank 246, ADP 125
  • 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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Durham Bulls
1. (2) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (12) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
3. (22) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
4. (32) Terrelle Pryor Sr. (Was - WR)
5. (42) Marshawn Lynch (Oak - RB)
6. (52) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
7. (62) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
8. (72) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
9. (82) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
10. (92) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
11. (102) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
12. (112) Brandon Marshall (NYG - WR)
13. (122) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
14. (132) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
15. (142) Rex Burkhead (NE - RB)
16. (152) C.J. Fiedorowicz (Hou - TE)
17. (162) Cole Beasley (Dal - WR)
18. (172) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
19. (182) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
20. (192) Wil Lutz (NO - K)
21. (202) Brian Hoyer (SF - QB)

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