V1 Draft Report Card

David Johnson
T.Y. Hilton
Dez Bryant
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Led by a Terrific Backfield, V1 Has a Stacked Squad

Draft Summary

V1 took advantage of the top pick in the draft and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. While the rest of the league runs and hides, V1 is projected to finish first in Yahoo Public 821267 League at 12-2-0 (1,578 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs T.Y. Hilton (second round), Dez Bryant (third round), and Allen Robinson (fifth round). They ultimately landed the weakest TE tandem in the league, as they added Delanie Walker and C.J. Fiedorowicz.

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V1 should use Week 8 to consider life's great mysteries, like why there's only one word for thesaurus. That's still time better spent than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for V1.

Draft Notes

  • Will Tanking Week 8 Mean More Success Every Other Week?

    V1's three best RBs (David Johnson, Paul Perkins, and Ty Montgomery) will all be on bye in Week 8.

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    The coach of V1 might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted (Jameis Winston) and second-drafted (Matthew Stafford) QBs have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Close to the Vest

    V1 was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the V1 roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 1). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Team of Winners

    V1 is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (David Johnson, T.Y. Hilton, and Justin Tucker).

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    V1 chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

Player Analysis

    • David Johnson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 1
    No Backfield Committee Here

    Projected to touch the ball 349 times this year (most in the NFL), David Johnson could deliver for V1 each and every week.

    • T.Y. Hilton, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Thank You, T.Y.!

    Hilton notched career-highs in targets, receptions, and receiving yards last year. Only three wide receivers (Evans, Nelson, Brown) appeared more often on fantasy rosters that had earned a spot in their league's playoffs.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    Stepping on a Banana Peel

    Dez Bryant slipping to V1 could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • Ty Montgomery, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Ty Montgomery with the 40th pick, even though his ADP is only 73.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jameis Winston, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 60
    Go Big or Go Home

    Jameis Winston likes to go over the top, projected to be fourth among NFL QBs with 5 plays over 40 yards.

Best Available

V1 has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.

    • Jason Witten
    • Rank 147, ADP 131
    • Austin Hooper
    • Rank 150, ADP 138
    • Julius Thomas
    • Rank 156, ADP 131
    • David Njoku
    • Rank 167, ADP 135
  • 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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1. (1) David Johnson (Ari - RB)
2. (20) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
3. (21) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
4. (40) Ty Montgomery (GB - RB)
5. (41) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
6. (60) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
7. (61) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
8. (80) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
9. (81) Carolina (Car - DEF)
10. (100) Paul Perkins (NYG - RB)
11. (101) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
12. (120) Kenny Britt (Cle - WR)
13. (121) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
14. (140) C.J. Fiedorowicz (Hou - TE)
15. (141) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)

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