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Daniel's Team Draft Report Card

DeAndre Hopkins
Rob Gronkowski
C.J. Anderson
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Slated for a Fifth-Place Finish, Daniel's Team Looks Like a Playoff Squad

Draft Summary

Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. Daniel's Team put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fifth-place in Yahoo Public 828456 League at 8-6-0 (1,568 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs DeAndre Hopkins (first round), Sammy Watkins (fourth round), and Golden Tate (fifth round). They also landed one of the top TE tandems in the league, as they added Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen.

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Daniel's Team should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have an easier-than-average schedule. Daniel's Team has the opportunity to exit the gates quickly, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Daniel's Team, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Golden Tate) and fourth-ranked (Kevin White) wideouts.

  • On the Rise

    Daniel's Team hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

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

  • A Dominating Pair

    Daniel's Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (DeAndre Hopkins and Rob Gronkowski) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Daniel's Team nabbed a sleeper in Dwayne Allen with pick No. 132.

  • Tyrod Taylor Likes His Eggs Scrambled

    And a little runny, eh? Taylor is projected to deliver 498 rushing yards, and ranks second among QBs in that category.

Player Analysis

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Targeting the Texan

    Hopkins was one of just three wideouts (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to get at least 190 targets last year, and only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's stud WR.

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 29
    Wait For It

    Daniel's Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (C.J. Anderson).

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 32
    The Alchemist

    Daniel's Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6.1 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 49
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 49th overall, Golden Tate isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (27th with 6.9) or receiving yards (22nd with 1,016).

Best Available

There are four positions that Daniel's Team could look to improve, including RB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Charles Sims
    • Rank 114, ADP 128
    • Tevin Coleman
    • Rank 117, ADP 128
    • Michael Thomas
    • Rank 129, ADP 127
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 130, ADP 134
  • 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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Daniel's Team
1. (9) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
2. (12) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (29) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
4. (32) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
5. (49) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (52) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
7. (69) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
8. (72) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
9. (89) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
10. (92) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
11. (109) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
12. (112) Tyrod Taylor (Buf - QB)
13. (129) Kamar Aiken (Bal - WR)
14. (132) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
15. (149) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)

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