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Cabin Dolphins Draft Report Card

Aaron Rodgers
Ezekiel Elliott
Matt Forte
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In Spite of Some Early-Round Value Picks, Cabin Dolphins Has the Look of a Cellar Dweller

Draft Summary

Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well, guess what, Cabin Dolphins, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. Cabin Dolphins is expected to finish ninth in WALKER'S FOOTBALL League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,543 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (9th overall), RBs Ezekiel Elliott (12th) and Matt Forte (29th), and WRs A.J. Green (32nd) and Demaryius Thomas (49th). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they added Green, Thomas and Doug Baldwin for their rotation.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Cabin Dolphins should drop off the grid during Week 5. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most daunting schedule. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, Cabin Dolphins also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    Cabin Dolphins must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 5, both Travis Kelce and Julius Thomas will be on bye.

  • Asset Management

    Cabin Dolphins is loaded at RB and DEF. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in WALKER'S FOOTBALL League?

  • Close to the Vest

    Cabin Dolphins was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Going Out with a Whimper

    Cabin Dolphins didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Cabin Dolphins nabbed a sleeper in Tony Romo with pick No. 149.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Cabin Dolphins was hunting for steals throughout the draft, snapping up a trio of bargains in the first 9 rounds (A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas, and Arizona).

Player Analysis

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    A Super Duper Signal-Caller

    Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 366 points this year, enough to rank second among all QBs.

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 292 touches, Ezekiel Elliott is projected to rank ninth in the NFL in that category. How touching, Cabin Dolphins.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Cabin Dolphins got a steal in snatching A.J. Green in the fourth round (32nd overall pick vs. ADP of 11.8).

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 52
    Was the 52nd Pick the Right Time for Travis Kelce?

    Cabin Dolphins apparently believes so. The Chiefs' tight end is projected to have 114 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.

    • S. Hauschka, K
    • Round 8, Pick 72
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Steven Hauschka with the 72nd pick, even though his ADP is only 106.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

If Cabin Dolphins wants to upgrade, WR and QB are areas they could go after first.

    • Marvin Jones Jr.
    • Rank 64, ADP 94
    • Travis Benjamin
    • Rank 95, ADP 120
    • Philip Rivers
    • Rank 80, ADP 86
    • Tyrod Taylor
    • Rank 88, ADP 115
  • 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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Cabin Dolphins
1. (9) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
2. (12) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
3. (29) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
4. (32) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
5. (49) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
6. (52) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (69) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
8. (72) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
9. (89) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
10. (92) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
11. (109) Arian Foster (Mia - RB)
12. (112) Michael Crabtree (Oak - WR)
13. (129) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
14. (132) Ted Ginn Jr. (Car - WR)
15. (149) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)

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