It was almost too hard to watch as Jonathan's Nice Team took the third pick and drove any playoff hopes they had right off a cliff. They are projected to finish 6-7-0 (2,031), bad enough for a sixth-place finish in SAM Squad League. They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Marshawn Lynch (first round), Jeremy Hill (third round), and Latavius Murray (fifth round). They have the lowest-scoring QB combo in the league, as they added Tony Romo and Sam Bradford.
Week 6 would be a good opportunity for Jonathan's Nice Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with having the third-most grueling overall schedule, Jonathan's Nice Team has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
A Talented Trio
Jonathan's Nice Team has three positions on their roster that are stronger than the league's average (WR, RB, and DEF).
Defense Wins Championships?
Jonathan's Nice Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Multifaceted Machine
Spiller is a dual-threat back for Jonathan's Nice Team, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks second among RBs in projected receiving yards with 565.
Returning to Greatness
If special teams contributions count in SAM Squad League, Jonathan's Nice Team may have found a gem in C.J. Spiller. Including his 1,083 projected return yards, he ranks second in the league with 2,098 all-purpose yards.
In terms of projected points, the choice of Green Bay with the 126th pick gave Jonathan's Nice Team the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.
Marshawn Lynch Doesn't Read the Playbook
- Marshawn Lynch, RB
- Round 1, Pick 3
The playbook reads him. Jonathan's Nice Team should be in decent shape if Lynch gets his 313 projected touches this year.
The Definition of Explosive
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 2, Pick 14
Following New York's Bye in Week 8, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).
It's not that Gio Bernard Wasn't Good
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 3, Pick 19
It's that Jeremy Hill was just that great. The first-year RB from LSU paced all rookies in rush attempts (222), rushing yards (1,124), and rush TDs (9).
206 Excuses to Cheer for Mike Evans
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 4, Pick 30
Evans ranks 10th in the SAM Squad League among wideouts with 206 projected fantasy points.
Was the 46th Pick the Right Time for Tony Romo?
- Tony Romo, QB
- Round 6, Pick 46
Jonathan's Nice Team apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' quarterback is projected to earn 289 points this year, after putting up 275 last season.
With three subpar positions on Jonathan's Nice Team, QB and TE are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 130, ADP 131
- Marcus Mariota
- Rank 134, ADP 121
- Zach Ertz
- Rank 107, ADP 75
- Kyle Rudolph
- Rank 118, ADP 129
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..."