Having the first pick in the draft doesn't guarantee a championship-caliber squad. But in this case, it very well could. DeNuke Hopkins did what top-tier fantasy footballers do when they land the No. 1 overall pick. They put together a juggernaut. The team is notably tough at the running back position, as Todd Gurley II and Devonta Freeman are slated to combine for the highest point total of all starting RB groups in the league. DeNuke Hopkins are projected to finish in first place in CZNFL D1 League 17 with a mark of 11-3 (1,772 points).
- Deshaun Watson
DeNuke Hopkins scored a tremendous early-round bargain with the pick of Watson at No. 60, about two rounds later than his ADP of 39. Following a rookie season in which he threw for 1,699 yards and 19 TDs with 8 INTs in 7 games, totaling 303 fantasy points, Watson is projected to score 331 fantasy points with the Texans. That makes him a valuable No. 1 QB for this squad.
- Chris Carson
Going out on a Limb
Either you know something that your opponents don't or you got a little carried away with your choice of Carson with the 1st pick of the 9th round, about 27 spots earlier than his ADP of 110. Perhaps you're onto something, though. Projected to score 59 fantasy points this season with the Seahawks, he appears poised to outperform his rookie year when he carried 49 times for 208 yards over 4 games, totaling 40 fantasy points. Carson will slot in as the No. 5 RB for DeNuke Hopkins, based on projected points.
DeNuke Hopkins will be all in on the Falcons this season, as the selections of Devonta Freeman, Mohamed Sanu, and Matt Bryant give them three Atlanta players, the most of any team in CZNFL D1 League 17. League-wide, the most popular team was the Packers, as eight of them were selected in the draft.
DeNuke Hopkins face a tough task in Week 12 when they have three players on a bye (Todd Gurley II, Tyreek Hill, and Cooper Kupp). Boondock Saints, your Week 12 opponent, won't be quite as hamstrung with only one player (Brandin Cooks) on a bye.
DeNuke Hopkins have an easy road in CZNFL D1 League 17 this season based on projections with a strength of schedule that ranks as the easiest. But don't get complacent. For fantasy owners who don't remain diligent, even soft schedules can become problematic without notice.
DeNuke Hopkins have put together a fairly old roster with an average of 6.7 years of NFL experience, ranking as the 2nd-oldest group in the league. To that end, they didn't pick any of the nine rookies drafted.
Bye Week Points LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."