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Dem Boyz Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
James Conner
Leonard Fournette
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Despite a Formidable Group of Receivers, Dem Boyz Might Make Playoffs but Probably Not

Draft Summary

Dem Boyz are not a super team, but they could potentially be a playoff team if they get a few breaks. After picking No. 10 overall, the team is predicted to land in 8th place in Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact. On a positive note, the team is especially strong at receiver, as Julio Jones and Brandin Cooks are slated to combine for the 3rd-highest point total of all starting WR groups in the league. Dem Boyz are in store for a mark of 6-7 (2,047 points) with the current roster.

  • Drew Brees

Biggest Steal

Dem Boyz notched a mid-round bargain with the selection of Brees with the 10th pick in the 7th round, about 14 spots later than his ADP of 68. After a season in which he threw for 3,992 yards and 32 TDs with 5 interceptions, totaling 337 fantasy points, Brees is projected to score 349 fantasy points with the Saints. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.

  • James White

Reach Pick

We're going to give you a little bit of credit and assume you took the dog out right before the selection of White in the 5th round, about 23 slots earlier than his ADP of 81. Projected to score 227 fantasy points this season with the Patriots, he will need to outperform expectations to beat last year when he ran for 425 yards and 5 TDs and snagged 87 passes for 751 yards and 7 TDs, posting 277 fantasy points. According to projected points, White will slot in as the No. 3 RB for Dem Boyz to begin the season.

Draft Notes

  • Dem Boyz face a tough task in Week 10 when they have five players on a bye (Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette, James White, Stephen Gostkowski, and Jacksonville). Your Week 10 opponent, I picked Kennan 😒, will have three players (Julian Edelman, Alshon Jeffery, and Jordan Reed) getting the week off.

  • For the second half of the season, Dem Boyz have one of the least daunting schedules in Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact based on projected records with a late-season strength of schedule that ranks as the 2nd easiest. Even so, for the full season, Dem Boyz face a pretty fair schedule ranked as the 6th toughest.

  • With the oldest group in the league at an average of 7.4 years of NFL experience, Dem Boyz appear to prioritize age before beauty. Even so, they still selected one rookie (Tony Pollard). In total, there were 14 rookies selected over the course of the Souza & Weaver Fantasy Impact draft.

  • Even with remaining openings at QB and TE in the 5th round, Dem Boyz drafted RB James White with the 58th pick, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position instead of a position of greater importance.

Player Analysis

  • 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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Dem Boyz
1. (10) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (15) James Conner (Pit - RB)
3. (34) Leonard Fournette (Jax - RB)
4. (39) Brandin Cooks (LAR - WR)
5. (58) James White (NE - RB)
6. (63) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
7. (82) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
8. (87) David Njoku (Cle - TE)
9. (106) Golden Tate (NYG - WR)
10. (111) John Brown (Buf - WR)
11. (130) Peyton Barber (TB - RB)
12. (135) Jacksonville (Jax - DEF)
13. (154) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
14. (159) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
15. (178) Jimmy Graham (GB - TE)
16. (183) Tony Pollard (Dal - RB)

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