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DTFORNAH Draft Report Card

A.J. Green
Brandon Marshall
Amari Cooper
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After Some Early Gambles, DTFORNAH Needs Some Help

Draft Summary

Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking seventh overall, DTFORNAH is projected to land in ninth place in Bird up League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,457 points). They won't have any issues with depth at WR, using their first three picks to load up, drafting A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall, and Amari Cooper. They put together the lowest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they have Melvin Gordon, Rashad Jennings, Giovani Bernard, and Thomas Rawls 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.


Week 9 might require some artful managing from DTFORNAH, as their top two projected scorers (Kirk Cousins and A.J. Green) will have a bye week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, DTFORNAH has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Close to the Vest

    DTFORNAH was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, DTFORNAH chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

    DTFORNAH got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

  • A Dominating Pair

    DTFORNAH has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Brandon Marshall and Thomas Rawls) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Digging Deep

    Chris Hogan is owned in only 8% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward DTFORNAH for their faith! Or not.

  • Mr. Relevant

    DTFORNAH scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Mason Crosby at pick number 147.

Player Analysis

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    186 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

    Green ranks sixth in the Bird up League among WRs with 186 projected fantasy points.

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for DTFORNAH to encourage the Bird up League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Brandon Marshall and his 94 projected catches (ranked seventh in the NFL).

    • Thomas Rawls, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 34
    How Rebellious of You

    DTFORNAH said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Thomas Rawls).

    • Travis Kelce, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 54
    A Big, Strong Threat

    Travis Kelce ranks fifth in the Bird up League among TEs with 122 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, DTFORNAH could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

    • R. Jennings, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 67
    Trigger Happy

    With their seventh-round pick, DTFORNAH pulled the trigger. They drafted Rashad Jennings at pick number 67 despite an ADP of just 104.4 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on DTFORNAH, RB and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • T.J. Yeldon
    • Rank 115, ADP 122
    • Bilal Powell
    • Rank 124, ADP 127
    • Buffalo Defense
    • Rank 190, ADP 135
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 206, ADP 142
  • 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. (7) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (14) Brandon Marshall (NYG - WR)
3. (27) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (34) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
5. (47) Melvin Gordon (LAC - RB)
6. (54) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (67) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
8. (74) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
9. (87) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
10. (94) Sterling Shepard (NYG - WR)
11. (107) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)
12. (114) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
13. (127) Houston (Hou - DEF)
14. (134) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)
15. (147) Mason Crosby (GB - K)

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