Nasir's Team Draft Report Card

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Led by a Talented WR Corps, Nasir's Team Can Compete With Anyone

Draft Summary

Nasir's Team is projected to finish fourth in Yahoo Public 539635 League with a record of 8-6-0 (1,520 points). While that is pretty good, pretty good wasn't enough for John Fox in Denver, and it shouldn't be for you. If you're not first, you're last. With their first five picks, Nasir's Team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (50th overall), RBs Justin Forsett (30th) and Melvin Gordon (31st), and WRs Antonio Brown (10th) and Dez Bryant (11th). They landed the top group of WRs in the league, as they added Brown, Bryant, Martavis Bryant, and Brandon LaFell.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.

Schedule

Week 7 would be a good opportunity for Nasir's Team to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a harder-than-average slate. Along with having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, Nasir's Team also has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It

    In Week 7, both Martellus Bennett and Owen Daniels will be on bye for Nasir's Team.

  • Good Luck With That One!

    Nasir's Team will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Martavis Bryant), fourth- (Brandon LaFell), and fifth-ranked (Jarvis Landry) wideouts.

  • Highlight Reel

    WR is the strongest position for Nasir's Team, but RB and TE are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

  • Putting Their Best Foot Forward

    Nasir's Team knows this isn't European football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Nasir's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Justin Forsett) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Versatile Combination

    Andre Ellington can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fifth among RBs with 470 projected receiving yards.

Player Analysis

    • Antonio Brown, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Nasir's Team Just Landed a Target Machine

    Joining Demaryius Thomas (184) as the only players to see 170+ targets last season, Brown never got fewer than nine looks in a game after Week 1, logging a grand total of 181.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Nasir's Team to encourage the Yahoo Public 539635 League to increase the value of receptions. They grabbed Dez Bryant and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

    • Justin Forsett, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    How Rebellious of You

    Nasir's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Justin Forsett).

    • Melvin Gordon, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 31
    Gordon is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank ninth in the NFL with 294 touches.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Steel-town Signal-Caller

    Roethlisberger wound up tied with Drew Brees wound for the most passing yards in the league last year, though Big Ben got to 4,952 with 51 fewer passing attempts.

Best Available

There are three positions that Nasir's Team could look to improve, including DEF and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 225, ADP 141
    • Detroit Defense
    • Rank 234, ADP 134
    • Carson Palmer
    • Rank 122, ADP 132
    • Robert Griffin III
    • Rank 126, 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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Nasir's Team
1. (10) Antonio Brown (Pit - WR)
2. (11) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (30) Justin Forsett (Bal - RB)
4. (31) Melvin Gordon (SD - RB)
5. (50) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (51) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
7. (70) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
8. (71) Connor Barth (TB - K)
9. (90) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
10. (91) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
11. (110) Jarvis Landry (Mia - WR)
12. (111) Brandon LaFell (NE - WR)
13. (130) Owen Daniels (Den - TE)
14. (131) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
15. (150) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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