DAVID's Team Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Jordan Howard
Brandin Cooks
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With an Elite Set of WRs, DAVID's Team Can Compete With Anyone

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. DAVID's Team put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fifth-place in Yahoo Public 795499 League at 6-8-0 (1,546 points). With five WRs on the roster, DAVID's Team has a quality group of receivers; their WRs are projected to average 161 points this season, near the league average of 152. They collected the best group of WRs in the league, as they have Julio Jones, Brandin Cooks, Martavis Bryant, and DeVante Parker for their rotation.

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DAVID's Team should use Week 11 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the season from start to finish, they have one of the toughest slates. In addition to having the second-most grueling overall schedule, DAVID's Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Close to the Vest

    DAVID's Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the DAVID's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2), the top half is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Big D

    DAVID's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Tyrod Taylor Likes His Eggs Scrambled

    And a little runny, eh? Taylor is projected to deliver 508 rushing yards, and ranks first among QBs in that category.

  • Mr. Irrelevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Green Bay with the 150th pick gave DAVID's Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    PPR Superhero

    Julio Jones is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 94 projected catches rank third in the league.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Yahoo Public 795499 League overlooked a gem, and DAVID's Team made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Jordan Howard.

    • Brandin Cooks, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    Like Your Dog After a Bath

    Brandin Cooks is sure to be running crazy around opposing defenders. He's projected to put up 1,231 receiving yards this year, 10th-most in the NFL.

    • Joe Mixon, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Trigger Happy

    With their fourth-round pick, DAVID's Team pulled the trigger. They drafted Joe Mixon at pick number 31 despite an ADP of just 44.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Red Zone Regression

    After eight straight seasons of recording five or more touchdowns, Olsen reeled in just three last year. DAVID's Team expects a return to the norm in 2017.

Best Available

DAVID's Team could potentially upgrade DEF and TE, but DEF is the position they'll want to focus on first.

    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 201, ADP 140
    • Jacksonville Defense
    • Rank 202, ADP 141
    • Cincinnati Defense
    • Rank 206, ADP 145
    • New York Defense
    • Rank 218, ADP 144
  • 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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DAVID's Team
1. (10) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (11) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
3. (30) Brandin Cooks (NE - WR)
4. (31) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
5. (50) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (51) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
7. (70) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
8. (71) Denver (Den - DEF)
9. (90) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
10. (91) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
11. (110) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
12. (111) Eric Decker (Ten - WR)
13. (130) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
14. (131) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
15. (150) Green Bay (GB - DEF)

Best Draft

Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

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