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The Purple Monkeys Draft Report Card

DeAndre Hopkins
Dez Bryant
Russell Wilson
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With Multiple Seahawks, The Purple Monkeys Is Going to Have a Long Season

Draft Summary

The Purple Monkeys wasn't able to overcome a poor draft position (fifth overall), and that will have to serve as the excuse as to why they are projected to land in seventh place in Rob Elliott's League. With the roster as is, they are expected to finish 5-9-0 (2,230 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Russell Wilson (21st overall), RB Mark Ingram (28th), WR DeAndre Hopkins (5th), and TE Greg Olsen (37th) within the first five rounds. They also have the worst RB duo in the league, as they added Ingram and Duke Johnson Jr. to the team.

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The Purple Monkeys should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 5. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most daunting schedules. In addition to having the second-most taxing overall schedule, The Purple Monkeys has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • The 12th Man Would be Proud

    The fantasy hopes of The Purple Monkeys rest heavily on the fortunes of Russell Wilson and crew, as they loaded up with four Seahawks on their roster.

  • Like Choosing your Favorite Kardashian

    The Purple Monkeys will have some tricky calls to make each week at RB, with a slim projected points difference between their third- (Thomas Rawls), fourth- (Ameer Abdullah), and fifth-ranked (Jeremy Hill) RBs.

  • A Talented Trio

    The Purple Monkeys has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (WR, QB, and K).

  • Show Some ID

    The Purple Monkeys isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.7 years of NFL experience.

  • Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution

    The Purple Monkeys will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only K (Steven Hauschka) and only DEF (Seattle) will both be on bye that week.

  • Team of Champions

    The Purple Monkeys is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (DeAndre Hopkins, Mark Ingram, and Thomas Rawls).

Player Analysis

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Diagnosis: more DeAndre!

    Hopkins' breakout was just what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners last year. Only Devonta Freeman and Tom Brady appeared more often on championship rosters than Houston's star WR.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 12
    273 Excuses to Cheer for Dez Bryant

    Bryant ranks seventh in the Rob Elliott's League among wideouts with 273 projected fantasy points.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 21
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 28
    If it Ain't Broke

    Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, The Purple Monkeys didn't grab their first RB (Mark Ingram) until the fourth round.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 37
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.9) and receiving yards (third with 944).

Best Available

There are three positions that The Purple Monkeys could look to improve, including RB and DEF, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Bilal Powell
    • Rank 111, ADP 127
    • Tevin Coleman
    • Rank 115, ADP 127
    • Minnesota Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 113
    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 191, ADP 122
  • 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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The Purple Monkeys
1. (5) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
2. (12) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (21) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
4. (28) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
5. (37) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (44) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
7. (53) Thomas Rawls (Sea - RB)
8. (60) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
9. (69) Steven Hauschka (Buf - K)
10. (76) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
11. (85) Stefon Diggs (Min - WR)
12. (92) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
13. (101) DeVante Parker (Mia - WR)
14. (108) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
15. (117) Dwayne Allen (NE - TE)
16. (124) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)

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