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    Gronk If Youre Horny Draft Report Card

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    With a Projected Finish of Third, Spiller Not Squirter Has Legit Shot at Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    It doesn't matter how you get to the playoffs, it only matters that you get there. Spiller Not Squirter is a squad built to get there and is projected to finish third in LiAus League with a record of 9-5-0 (1,345 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Julio Jones (second round), Michael Crabtree (fourth round), and Michael Floyd (fifth round). They ended up with one of the most prolific TE duos in the league, as they added Rob Gronkowski and Dennis Pitta.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

    Keeper Summary

    Spiller Not Squirter took advantage of their only keeper slot to hold on to Giovani Bernard (19.4 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.

    Schedule

    While Week 4 has the most players on bye for Spiller Not Squirter (four), Week 9 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a softer-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Spiller Not Squirter.

    Draft Notes

    • Up and Comers

      Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Spiller Not Squirter may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.

    • The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

      It appears that Spiller Not Squirter enjoys gambling, as they took chances on seven "high-risk" picks.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Spiller Not Squirter has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Matt Forte and Josh Gordon) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • Super Sleepers

      At picks No. 124 and 144, Spiller Not Squirter snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Carlos Hyde and Shayne Graham.

    • Arm Cannon

      Tony Romo is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking fifth in plays over 40 yards with 11.2 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.3.

    • Earning His Keep

      Projections have Tony Romo finishing with 28.9 passing TDs and 4,784 yards, good enough to rank him at eighth and fifth respectively.

    Player Analysis

      • Matt Forte, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Does Matt Forte Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Forte is projected to rank fourth in the league with 1,698 all-purpose yards.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Spiller Not Squirter to encourage the LiAus League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked third in the NFL).

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      Better Lucky Than Good?

      The rest of LiAus League overlooked a gem, and Spiller Not Squirter made the smartest value pick of the round by taking Rob Gronkowski.

      • M. Crabtree, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 37
      Rethinking That One

      Michael Crabtree may not justify his 37th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (35th with 915) and TDs (33rd with 5.9).

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 57
      Returning to Greatness

      If special teams contributions count in LiAus League, Spiller Not Squirter may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 863 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,866 all-purpose yards.

    Best Available

    There are three positions that Spiller Not Squirter could look to improve, including WR and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Rueben Randle
      • Rank 93, ADP 113
      • Justin Hunter
      • Rank 108, ADP 123
      • Jeremy Hill
      • Rank 95, ADP 123
      • Pierre Thomas
      • Rank 100, ADP 108
    • 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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    Gronk If Youre Horny
    1. (4) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
    2. (17) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (24) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    4. (37) Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
    5. (44) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
    6. (57) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    7. (64) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
    8. (77) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
    9. (84) Tony Romo (Dal - QB)
    10. (97) Terrance West (Cle - RB)
    11. (104) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    12. (117) Josh Gordon (Cle - WR)
    13. (124) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
    14. (137) New England (NE - DEF)
    15. (144) Shayne Graham (NO - K)
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