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.
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.
A Dominating Pair
QB and TE are both projected to be really solid units for Nerd Herd.
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.
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.
Does Adrian Peterson Enjoy Fajitas?
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Peterson is projected to rank sixth in the league with 1,644 all-purpose yards.
A Super Duper Signal-Caller
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 2, Pick 17
Aaron Rodgers is projected to rack up 379 points this year, enough to rank third among all QBs.
Let Me Check it Again
- Bishop Sankey, RB
- Round 6, Pick 57
Why can't I find Bishop Sankey on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."
A Big, Strong Weapon
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 7, Pick 64
Jason Witten ranks fifth in the Welcome Levi Stadium League among TEs with 156 projected fantasy points.
Basic Math is Optional
- C. Kaepernick, QB
- Round 8, Pick 77
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.
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 LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."