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Rob Gronkowski
Ezekiel Elliott
Matt Forte
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With Too Many Reaches Early, corey's Team Should Have Attempted to Draft Players That are Good

Draft Summary

corey's Team should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking 10th, corey's Team bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of eighth in OUTLAWS FANTASY II League with a record of 4-9-0 (4,456 points). Despite selecting five WRs for their roster, corey's Team might not get what they are expecting from the position. Their WRs are projected to average 250 points this season, fewer than the league average of 289. They also landed the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Golden Tate, John Brown, Kelvin Benjamin, and Tyler Boyd 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.


While Week 9 has the most players on bye for corey's Team (four), Week 10 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most challenging slates. Corresponding with the second-most demanding overall schedule, corey's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for corey's Team, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Kelvin Benjamin) and fourth-ranked (Tyler Boyd) wideouts.

  • Asset Management

    corey's Team is loaded at TE and DEF. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in OUTLAWS FANTASY II League?

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of corey's Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) and second-drafted QB (Derek Carr) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Close to the Vest

    corey's Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Tyler Boyd, corey's Team pounced on him at pick No. 130.

  • corey's Team Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Nelson Agholor at pick 150 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Agholor is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Rob Gronkowski, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    A Modern-Day Threat, Sort of Like "Beliebers"

    TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 341 projected fantasy points.

    • E. Elliott, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    Advanced Math

    If corey's Team had a nickel for every time Ezekiel Elliott is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 292 nickels.

    • K. Benjamin, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Kelvin Benjamin with the 31st pick, even though his ADP is only 52.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Rethinking That One

    While drafted 50th overall, Golden Tate isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (26th with 6.9) or receiving yards (22nd with 1,022).

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 51
    The Heist Is On

    The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, corey's Team got a steal in snatching Russell Wilson in the sixth round (51st overall pick vs. ADP of 35.7).

Best Available

While corey's Team is projected to have three below-average positions, WR is clearly their worst unit and should be upgraded first.

    • Willie Snead
    • Rank 108, ADP 120
    • Kamar Aiken
    • Rank 110, ADP 128
    • Phillip Dorsett
    • Rank 122, ADP 134
    • Markus Wheaton
    • Rank 123, ADP 124
  • 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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Fox catz
1. (10) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
2. (11) Ezekiel Elliott (Dal - RB)
3. (30) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
4. (31) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
5. (50) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (51) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
7. (70) John Brown (Ari - WR)
8. (71) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
9. (90) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
10. (91) Carolina (Car - DEF)
11. (110) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
12. (111) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
13. (130) Tyler Boyd (Cin - WR)
14. (131) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
15. (150) Nelson Agholor (Phi - WR)

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