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Holy Gronkamole! Draft Report Card

Ben Roethlisberger
Doug Martin
Carlos Hyde
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Spearheaded by a Slew of Steals, Holy Gronkamole! Is Loaded with Studs Everywhere

Draft Summary

Collusion might be the only way to stop Holy Gronkamole! this year, as they are projected to finish with a record of 10-3-0; good enough for second in WALKER'S FOOTBALL League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Ben Roethlisberger (2nd overall), RBs Doug Martin (19th) and Carlos Hyde (22nd), and WRs Dez Bryant (39th) and Alshon Jeffery (42nd). They ended up with one of the most prolific TE duos in the league, as they have Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Gates on their team.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


Holy Gronkamole! should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 8. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. 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 Holy Gronkamole!.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Holy Gronkamole! are TE, DEF, and RB.

  • On the Rise

    Holy Gronkamole! hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • A Dominating Pair

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

  • Bargain Shopper

    With five steals in the first 9 rounds (including Rob Gronkowski, Dez Bryant, and Eric Decker), Holy Gronkamole! made some shrewd moves.

  • Rocket Arm

    Kirk Cousins has a cannon, projected to rank fifth among all QBs with 4.3 TDs over 40 yards.

  • Insider Trading?

    Chris Hogan is owned in only 3% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Holy Gronkamole! has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for Holy Gronkamole!.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    Doug Martin Doesn't Read the Playbook

    The playbook reads him. Holy Gronkamole! should be in decent shape if Martin gets his 297 projected touches this year.

    • Carlos Hyde, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    Yardage Machine

    Carlos Hyde is projected to tally 1,050 yards on the ground, placing him at 10th in the NFL in that category.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    A Nose for the End Zone

    Projections are high for Dez Bryant. He's expected to hit paydirt 9.7 times, ranking him third in the NFL in receiving TDs. In addition, his 1,299 projected receiving yards put him at seventh in the league.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of WALKER'S FOOTBALL League overlooked a gem, and Holy Gronkamole! made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Alshon Jeffery.

Best Available

Holy Gronkamole! has one subpar position, K, that they should attempt to upgrade.

    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 215, ADP 88
    • Blair Walsh
    • Rank 220, ADP 92
    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 221, ADP 95
    • Chris Boswell
    • Rank 223, ADP 104
  • 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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Holy Gronkamole!
1. (2) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
2. (19) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
3. (22) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
4. (39) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
5. (42) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
6. (59) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
7. (62) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
8. (79) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
9. (82) Denver (Den - DEF)
10. (99) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
11. (102) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
12. (119) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
13. (122) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
14. (139) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
15. (142) Chris Hogan (NE - WR)

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