Nydia's Notable Team Draft Report Card

D+
Grade

With a Projected Finish of 10th, Nydia's Notable Team Is Going to Have a Long Season

Draft Summary

Selecting in the bottom half of the first round (sixth overall), Nydia's Notable Team can use their poor draft position as an excuse for why they choked. This team strikes fear in the heart of no one, with a projected record of 1-12-0 (1,407 points). They're probably going to finish 10th in Cool Kids League. They believe QB is not only the most important position in real life, but also in fantasy, using two of their first four picks to grab QBs Jameis Winston (first round) and Peyton Manning (fourth round). They put together the worst group of RBs in the league, as they have Jonathan Stewart, Ameer Abdullah, and Ryan Mathews to lead the way.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?

Schedule

While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Nydia's Notable Team (four), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most difficult schedule. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, Nydia's Notable Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Asset Allocation

    TE is the strongest position for Nydia's Notable Team, though DEF and WR aren't too shabby either.

  • Big D

    Nydia's Notable Team elected to go with four DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Devin Funchess, Nydia's Notable Team pounced on him at pick No. 146.

  • No Back-Up Necessary

    Going with just a single TE (Jason Witten) and K (Dan Carpenter), Nydia's Notable Team opted to add depth at other positions.

Player Analysis

    • Jameis Winston, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Jameis Winston has an ADP of only 122.8 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the sixth overall pick.

    • Ameer Abdullah, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

    According to projections, Ameer Abdullah will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (42nd with 3.4) and yards (37th with 626). Seems like Nydia's Notable Team just went with their gut on this one.

    • Alshon Jeffery, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    174 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

    Jeffery ranks eighth in the Cool Kids League among WRs with 174 projected fantasy points.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 35
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Peyton Manning is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish second in the NFL in passing TDs and fourth in passing yards.

    • J. Stewart, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Was Jonathan Stewart the Best Choice at Pick No. 55?

    Nydia's Notable Team apparently thinks so. The Panthers' RB is projected to put up 160 points this year, after only netting 121 last season.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on Nydia's Notable Team, RB and K are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Duke Johnson Jr.
    • Rank 112, ADP 125
    • Isaiah Crowell
    • Rank 116, ADP 115
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 223, ADP 145
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 228, ADP 147
  • 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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Nydia's Notable Team
1. (6) Jameis Winston (TB - QB)
2. (15) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
3. (26) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
4. (35) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
5. (46) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
6. (55) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
7. (66) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
8. (75) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
9. (86) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
10. (95) St. Louis (StL - DEF)
11. (106) Dan Carpenter (Buf - K)
12. (115) Ryan Mathews (Phi - RB)
13. (126) New England (NE - DEF)
14. (135) Carolina (Car - DEF)
15. (146) Devin Funchess (Car - WR)
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