The Brookside Hood (ID# 795499)

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Todd Gurley
Cam Newton
Jimmy Graham
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Led by an Elite Group of RBs, catchem calvin Is Loaded with Talent

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, catchem calvin didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 7-6-0 (1,658) record and fifth-place finish in The Brookside Hood League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Cam Newton (23rd overall), RB Todd Gurley (2nd), WR Michael Floyd (47th), and TE Jimmy Graham (26th) within the first five rounds. They also have the most prolific QB combo in the league, as they have Newton and Derek Carr on the roster.

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catchem calvin should just disappear for a while during Week 7. 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 the most difficult schedule. Corresponding with the most demanding overall schedule, catchem calvin also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for catchem calvin, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (LeGarrette Blount) and fourth-ranked (Darren Sproles) RBs.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    catchem calvin drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Cam Newton, Todd Gurley, and Kansas City).

  • Asset Management

    catchem calvin is loaded at QB and DEF. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in The Brookside Hood League?

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 11 in the league with an average of 4.3 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 10.4 years).

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    catchem calvin chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    catchem calvin has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Todd Gurley and Cam Newton) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Feed The Beast

    Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Todd Gurley. Projected to get a league-leading 343 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 23
    Did catchem calvin Just Dab?

    Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Carolina's signal-caller.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Jimmy Graham with the 26th pick, even though his ADP is only 118.7 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Michael Floyd, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 47
    Rethinking That One

    Michael Floyd went with the 47th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (35th) and receiving yards (34th) with 6.3 and 940 respectively.

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 50

    Golden Tate may not justify his 50th 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).

Best Available

There are three positions that catchem calvin could look to improve, including K and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 215, ADP 87
    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 221, ADP 95
    • Willie Snead
    • Rank 108, ADP 120
    • Bruce Ellington
    • Rank 132, ADP 130
  • 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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Gurley not girly
1. (2) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (23) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
3. (26) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
4. (47) Michael Floyd (NE - WR)
5. (50) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (71) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
7. (74) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
8. (95) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
9. (98) LeGarrette Blount (NE - RB)
10. (119) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
11. (122) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
12. (143) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
13. (146) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
14. (167) Alfred Morris (Dal - RB)
15. (170) New York (NYJ - DEF)
16. (191) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)

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