DENTITES (ID# 422234)

Moonshine Mafia Draft Report Card

B
Grade

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??

Schedule

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
    Points

    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

    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 (Cle - 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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