Apollo M.O.V.E. League (ID# 23617)

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crushers Draft Report Card

Rob Gronkowski
Brandin Cooks
Carlos Hyde
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Despite Some Early Steals, crushers Has an Average Squad

Draft Summary

While crushers is no world-beater, this is a team that could potentially reach the playoffs if some things go their way. Picking seventh overall, crushers is projected to land in seventh place in Apollo M.O.V.E. League with a record of 7-6-0 (1,995 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandin Cooks (second round), Golden Tate (fourth round), and Julian Edelman (fifth round). They ended up with one of the most prolific QB tandems in the league, as they added Kirk Cousins and Philip Rivers to their squad.

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crushers should just disappear for a while during Week 9. They have seven 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 least challenging slates. crushers has the opportunity to finish the season on a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    crushers is stacked at TE, but WR isn't too shabby, either.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    crushers might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Philip Rivers) and second-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With 10 "low-risk" players among their 23 picks, crushers is looking for dependable help.

  • A Dominating Pair

    crushers has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Rob Gronkowski and DeAngelo Williams) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Vinny Curry, crushers pounced on him at pick No. 247.

  • Single Serving

    By choosing only a single TE (Rob Gronkowski) and DEF (Oakland), crushers elected to add depth elsewhere on the roster.

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    A Repeat for Rob

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

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 31
    Wait For It

    crushers held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Carlos Hyde).

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    Rethinking That One

    Golden Tate may not justify his 42nd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (22nd with 1,022) and TDs (26th with 6.9).

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 55
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for crushers to encourage the Apollo M.O.V.E. League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Julian Edelman and his 92 projected catches (ranked seventh in the NFL).

    • Frank Gore, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Trigger Happy

    With their sixth-round pick, crushers pulled the trigger. They drafted Frank Gore at pick number 66 despite an ADP of just 94.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

With three below-average positions on crushers, DEF and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 281, ADP 123
    • Kenneth Dixon
    • Rank 157, ADP 127
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 168, ADP 116
  • 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
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    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
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    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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1. (7) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (18) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
3. (31) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
4. (42) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
5. (55) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
6. (66) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
7. (79) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
8. (90) DeAngelo Williams (Pit - RB)
9. (103) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
10. (114) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
11. (127) Kevin White (Chi - WR)
12. (138) Chandler Jones (Ari - LB)
13. (151) Aaron Donald (LA - DT)
14. (162) Karlos Dansby (Cin - LB)
15. (175) Oakland (Oak - DEF)
16. (186) Calais Campbell (Ari - DT,DE)
17. (199) Trumaine Johnson (LA - CB)
18. (210) Brent Grimes (TB - CB)
19. (223) Teddy Bridgewater (Min - QB)
20. (234) Anthony Barr (Min - LB)
21. (247) Vinny Curry (Phi - DE)
22. (258) Kwon Alexander (TB - LB)
23. (271) Cameron Heyward (Pit - DE)

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