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Them Boyz Draft Report Card

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DeAndre Hopkins
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Rob Gronkowski
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LeSean McCoy
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Spearheaded by a Slew of Steals, Them Boyz Will Likely Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Putting together a decent team, Them Boyz didn't want to show up the Tilt B Shift 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 fourth-place in Tilt B Shift League at 8-6-0 (2,333 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (33rd overall), RB LeSean McCoy (28th), WR DeAndre Hopkins (8th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (13th) within the first five rounds. They also have one of the best QB duos in the league, as they added Roethlisberger and Carson Palmer to their squad.

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Schedule

Them Boyz should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 9. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the easiest slates. Along with having the third-easiest overall schedule, Them Boyz has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Positional Fortitude

    Them Boyz has five positions that are better than league average. While DEF, QB, and K are projected to be good, RB is the strongest on Them Boyz.

  • AARP Card's in the Mail

    With an average of 7.9 years of NFL experience, Them Boyz is the team most likely to have a player qualify for a senior citizen discount.

  • Team of Champions

    Them Boyz is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, four of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy rosters, including DeAndre Hopkins, Rob Gronkowski, and Carson Palmer.

  • The Bargain Whisperer

    Them Boyz was hunting for deals throughout the draft, snapping up four steals in the first 10 rounds (including C.J. Anderson, Thomas Rawls, and Randall Cobb).

  • Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, Them Boyz got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected C.J. Anderson (88th overall pick vs. ADP of 29.4).

  • A Large Target for the QB

    Coby Fleener ranks third in the Tilt B Shift League among TEs with 205 projected fantasy points.

Player Analysis

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 8
    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 13
    A Repeat for Rob

    For the second straight year, Gronkowski appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other TE.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    How Rebellious of You

    Them Boyz said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (LeSean McCoy).

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 33
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for Them Boyz.

    • Carson Palmer, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 48
    Earning His Keep

    Carson Palmer is projected to finish fifth in the NFL in passing TDs with 29.7 and seventh in passing yards with 4,444.

Best Available

Them Boyz has one below-average position, WR, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • Donte Moncrief
    • Rank 42, ADP 63
    • Golden Tate
    • Rank 48, ADP 49
    • Jordan Matthews
    • Rank 55, ADP 70
    • John Brown
    • Rank 62, ADP 84
  • 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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Them Boyz
1. (8) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
2. (13) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
3. (28) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
4. (33) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
5. (48) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
6. (53) Anquan Boldin (Det - WR)
7. (68) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
8. (73) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
9. (88) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
10. (93) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
11. (108) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
12. (113) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
13. (128) Marvin Jones Jr. (Det - WR)
14. (133) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
15. (148) Jermaine Kearse (Sea - WR)
16. (153) Charles Clay (Buf - TE)
17. (168) Benjamin Watson (Bal - TE)

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