Despite a Powerful Set of RBs, NEXT FC Has a Great Team if They Don't Care About Winning
Playoffs?! NEXT FC is projected to finish in 12th-place in NEXT FFL League with a 2-9-2 (1,101 points) record and you want to talk about playoffs?! NEXT FC should just hope they can win a few games, let alone reach the playoffs. They went with the SMU "Pony Express" draft strategy, loading up on three tailbacks in the first five rounds, selecting Eddie Lacy (first round), Le'Veon Bell (third round), and Rashad Jennings (fourth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, NEXT FC will benefit. They are one of the best groups of RBs in the league.
Week 9 could be a frustrating one for NEXT FC, as their top two projected scorers (Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger) will have a bye week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the hardest schedule. Along with having the most grueling overall schedule, NEXT FC also has the toughest first four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for NEXT FC, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Rashad Jennings) and fourth-ranked (Bishop Sankey) RBs.
RB or Bust
RB is the only stronger-than-average position group for NEXT FC.
Tennessee Titans Fan?
NEXT FC reached twice to draft a Tennessee Titans player.
NEXT FC got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
A Pair of Proven Winners
NEXT FC has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and Antonio Brown) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Eric Ebron, NEXT FC pounced on him at pick No. 140.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 5
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Lacy is ranked ninth in the league with 1,501 all-purpose yards.
223 Excuses to Cheer for Antonio Brown
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Brown ranks sixth in the NEXT FFL League among wideouts with 223 projected fantasy points.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 3, Pick 29
Because the projections for Le'Veon Bell are sweet. He's projected to be the ninth-best RB in the league this season.
Milk Was a Bad Choice
- Bishop Sankey, RB
- Round 5, Pick 53
And so was drafting Bishop Sankey, the weakest value of the round.
Was the 68th Pick the Right Time for Terrance Williams?
- T. Williams, WR
- Round 6, Pick 68
NEXT FC apparently believes it is. The Cowboys' wide receiver is projected to net 150 points this year, after putting up 117 last year.
With five subpar positions on NEXT FC, TE and QB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 161, ADP 137
- Travis Kelce
- Rank 177, ADP 135
- Joe Flacco
- Rank 147, ADP 125
- Alex Smith
- Rank 150, ADP 124
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..."
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