Bryan s Nice Team Draft Report Card


Despite a Set of Monster RBs, Bryan's Nice Team Probably Has Draft Regrets

Draft Summary

Bryan's Nice Team should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking seventh, Bryan's Nice Team bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of sixth in L O B League with a record of 5-9-0 (2,012 points). They used a conservative plan early to fill out their lineup, selecting QB Peyton Manning (10th overall), RBs Matt Forte (7th) and Frank Gore (39th), and WRs A.J. Green (23rd) and DeAndre Hopkins (26th). They landed the worst WR combo in the league, as they added Green and Hopkins to their fantasy roster.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Bryan's Nice Team should use Week 10 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the toughest schedule. In addition to having the most taxing overall schedule, Bryan's Nice Team has the league's easiest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Bryan's Nice Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Andre Johnson), fourth- (Vincent Jackson), and fifth-ranked (Anquan Boldin) wideouts.

  • Highlight Reel

    Bryan's Nice Team is stacked at RB, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

  • In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

    The GM of Bryan's Nice Team 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 racked up the fewest during the second half.

  • Senior Citizen Discount

    With an average of 9.1 years of NFL experience, Bryan's Nice Team is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • Top Heavy

    The top half of the Bryan's Nice Team 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.

  • Going Out with a Whimper

    Bryan's Nice Team 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

    • Matt Forte, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    The Back to Target

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two RBs (L. Bell and D. Murray) appeared on first-place rosters more often than Forte last year. He also led all RBs with 130 total targets in 2014.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 10
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, Peyton Manning was the weakest value pick of the round.

    • A.J. Green, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    260 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green

    Green ranks ninth in the L O B League among wideouts with 260 projected fantasy points.

    • Frank Gore, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 39
    Feed Thy Beast

    Frank Gore will get the ball early and often, projected to finish 10th in the league with 289 touches.

    • Zach Ertz, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 42
    Was Zach Ertz Worth Pick No. 42?

    Bryan's Nice Team apparently thinks so. The Eagles' TE is projected to earn 161 points this year, after putting up 144 last season.

Best Available

There are four positions that Bryan's Nice Team could look to improve, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 183, ADP 77
    • New England Defense
    • Rank 194, ADP 92
    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 122, ADP 112
    • Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Rank 126, ADP 134
  • 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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Bryan s Nice Team
1. (7) Matt Forte (Chi - RB)
2. (10) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
3. (23) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
4. (26) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
5. (39) Frank Gore (Ind - RB)
6. (42) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
7. (55) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
8. (58) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
9. (71) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
10. (74) C.J. Spiller (NO - RB)
11. (87) Denver (Den - DEF)
12. (90) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
13. (103) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
14. (106) Tyrann Mathieu (Ari - S)
15. (119) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
16. (122) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
17. (135) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
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