Deflaters Gonna Deflate (ID# 391901)

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HingleMcCringleBerry Draft Report Card

Ezekiel Elliott
Sammy Watkins
Amari Cooper
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Slated for an Eighth-Place Finish, HingleMcCringleBerry Has Roster Filled with Meh

Draft Summary

Joe Theismann once said "a genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." No one will mistake the GM of HingleMcCringleBerry for Norman Einstein after this draft, putting together a roster that is projected to finish eighth in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League and miss the playoffs. Unless changes are made, they will likely finish with a record of 6-7-0 (1,768 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Sammy Watkins (second round), Amari Cooper (third round), and Larry Fitzgerald (fifth round). They put together one of the most prolific TE pairs in the league, as they have Coby Fleener and Zach Ertz on their team.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.

Keeper Summary

HingleMcCringleBerry used their only keeper position to hold on to Matthew Stafford (122.8 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


HingleMcCringleBerry should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for HingleMcCringleBerry.

Draft Notes

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    HingleMcCringleBerry might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 10, as their No. 1- (Amari Cooper), No. 2- (Sammy Watkins) and No. 5-ranked (Robert Woods) WRs will all be resting that week.

  • TE or Bust

    TE is the only above-average position group for HingleMcCringleBerry.

  • The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, HingleMcCringleBerry got a steal in snatching Zach Ertz in the ninth round (101st overall pick vs. ADP of 74.9).

  • Did Stretch Armstrong Make That Pick?

    Grabbing Robert Woods at pick 164 was definitely a reach. Woods is owned on just a handful of teams across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. HingleMcCringleBerry should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 293 projected touches this year.

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    Like Marino in His Prime

    Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,832) and passing TDs (31.8).

    • L. Fitzgerald, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    Rethinking That One

    Larry Fitzgerald may not justify his 53rd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-20 in both yards (24th with 1,014) and TDs (21st with 7.4).

    • Coby Fleener, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    A Big, Strong Threat

    Coby Fleener ranks third in the Deflaters Gonna Deflate League among TEs with 205 projected fantasy points. If the pundits are wrong and he places outside the top-10, HingleMcCringleBerry could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

    • Derrick Henry, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 77
    Milk Was a Bad Choice

    And so was drafting Derrick Henry, the weakest value of the round.

Best Available

While HingleMcCringleBerry is projected to have five below-average positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 243, ADP 130
    • Washington Defense
    • Rank 261, ADP 131
    • New York Defense
    • Rank 263, ADP 127
    • Baltimore Defense
    • Rank 272, ADP 123
  • 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
    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-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. (5) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
2. (20) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
3. (29) Amari Cooper (Oak - WR)
4. (44) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
5. (53) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
6. (68) Coby Fleener (NO - TE)
7. (77) Derrick Henry (Ten - RB)
8. (92) Chris Ivory (Jax - RB)
9. (101) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
10. (116) Connor Barth (Chi - K)
11. (125) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)
12. (140) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
13. (149) Dak Prescott (Dal - QB)
14. (164) Robert Woods (Buf - WR)
15. (173) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
16. (188) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)

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