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    Nerd Herd Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Projected to Finish Seventh, Nerd Herd Needs Work to Reach Playoffs

    Draft Summary

    The GM of Nerd Herd took the fourth overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. Nerd Herd will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish seventh in Welcome Levi Stadium League with a record of 5-9-0 (1,684 points). With their first five picks, Nerd Herd aimed for balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (17th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (4th) and Le'Veon Bell (24th), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (37th) and Andre Johnson (44th). They landed one of the best QB pairs in the league, as they added Rodgers and Colin Kaepernick.

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

    Schedule

    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Nerd Herd has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least difficult slates. Along with having the second-easiest overall schedule, Nerd Herd also has the league's second-easiest first four games and second-softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • A Dominating Pair

      QB and TE are both projected to be really solid units for Nerd Herd.

    • Losing Focus

      Nerd Herd must have had to leave their draft party early. After tallying the most projected points in the league over the draft's first half, they managed the fewest during the second half.

    • Get Off My Lawn

      With an average of 6.5 years of NFL experience, Nerd Herd is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.

    • Top Heavy

      The top half of the Nerd Herd roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.

    • Full Control Early On

      Nerd Herd began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

    • Going Out with a Whimper

      Nerd Herd didn't end the night the way they might have liked, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    Player Analysis

      • A. Peterson, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,644 all-purpose yards.

      • Aaron Rodgers, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 17
      A Super Duper Signal-Caller

      Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 379 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.

      • Bishop Sankey, RB
      • Round 6, Pick 57
      Let Me Check it Again

      Why can't I find Bishop Sankey on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."

      • Jason Witten, TE
      • Round 7, Pick 64
      A Big, Strong Weapon

      Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Welcome Levi Stadium League among TEs with 156 projected fantasy points.

      • C. Kaepernick, QB
      • Round 8, Pick 77
      Basic Math is Optional

      Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 664 projected rushing yards, Colin Kaepernick can channel his inner Vick to help Nerd Herd this year.

    Best Available

    With four below-average positions on Nerd Herd, DEF and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

      • Detroit Defense
      • Rank 174, ADP 86
      • Houston Defense
      • Rank 183, ADP 91
      • Devonta Freeman
      • Rank 128, ADP 124
      • Chris Ivory
      • Rank 131, ADP 127
    • Bye Week Points Lost
      Points

      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

      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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    Nerd Herd
    1. (4) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
    2. (17) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
    3. (24) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
    4. (37) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
    5. (44) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
    6. (57) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    7. (64) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    8. (77) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    9. (84) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
    10. (97) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
    11. (104) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    12. (117) Shonn Greene (Ten - RB)
    13. (124) Terrance West (Cle - RB)
    14. (137) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
    15. (144) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
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