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    Moonshine Mafia Draft Report Card


    Led by Two Broncos, Moonshine Mafia Will be a Tough Team

    Draft Summary

    Putting together a decent team, Moonshine Mafia didn't want to show up the DENTITES League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in third-place in DENTITES League at 9-5-0 (1,356 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (11th overall), RB Montee Ball (10th), WR Randall Cobb (30th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (31st) within the first five rounds. They ended up with one of the best QB duos in the league, as they have Manning and Cam Newton on the roster.

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??


    Moonshine Mafia should use Week 4 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the weakest schedules. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Moonshine Mafia has the second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Asset Management

      Moonshine Mafia is loaded at TE and QB. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in DENTITES League?

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      At three different positions, Moonshine Mafia picked up projected top-two players (Peyton Manning, Rob Gronkowski, and Dan Bailey).

    • The Sky's the Limit

      With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Moonshine Mafia hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

    • Full Control Early On

      Moonshine Mafia began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Moonshine Mafia chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      Moonshine Mafia nabbed a sleeper in Andre Williams with pick No. 111.

    Player Analysis

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Montee Ball was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 11
      He's Got an Ability to Simplify Things

      As Mitch Hedberg once said, "Every book is a children's book if the kid can read." With 367 projected fantasy points, Peyton Manning is a kid who'll turn opposing secondaries into childrens' books each week.

      • Randall Cobb, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 30
      162 Excuses to Cheer for Randall Cobb

      Cobb ranks 10th in the DENTITES League among wideouts with 162 projected fantasy points.

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 31
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of DENTITES League overlooked a gem, and Moonshine Mafia made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.

      • M. Crabtree, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 50
      Milk Was a Bad Choice

      And so was drafting Michael Crabtree, the weakest value of the round.

    Best Available

    Moonshine Mafia is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (RB and DEF), but RB is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

      • Terrance West
      • Rank 88, ADP 121
      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 95, ADP 123
      • Christine Michael
      • Rank 116, ADP 125
      • Darren Sproles
      • Rank 124, ADP 118
    • 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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    Moonshine Mafia
    1. (10) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    2. (11) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    3. (30) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
    4. (31) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    5. (50) Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
    6. (51) Ben Tate (Min - RB)
    7. (70) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    8. (71) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    9. (90) Steven Jackson (Atl - RB)
    10. (91) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    11. (110) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
    12. (111) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
    13. (130) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
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