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F N Nichols Draft Report Card

Todd Gurley
Le'Veon Bell
Jordy Nelson
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, F N Nichols Has a Team to Watch

Draft Summary

Watch out for F N Nichols. Taking advantage of a solid draft spot (fifth overall), they built a team poised to do some damage in Topsy Turvey League. F N Nichols is expected to finish second with a record of 10-4-0 (2,180 points). With five WRs on the roster, F N Nichols loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 228 points this season, close to the league average of 223. They put together one of the worst groups of WRs in the league, as they added Jordy Nelson, Julian Edelman and Larry Fitzgerald for their rotation.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, F N Nichols has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, F N Nichols has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Drink Plenty of Milk

    With an average of 7.1 years of NFL experience, F N Nichols has the greatest chance of losing a player to osteoporosis.

  • Big D

    F N Nichols elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Better Late Than Never

    F N Nichols finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Multifaceted Machine

    Lewis is a dual-threat back for F N Nichols, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 551.

  • Dual-Threat Dynamo

    Marcus Mariota can deliver fantasy glory to F N Nichols with his arm and his legs. Mariota has 378 projected rushing yards, and ranks fifth among QBs in that category.

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Feed The Beast

    Over here we have a rarity in the wild named Todd Gurley. Projected to get a league-leading 342 touches, he feasts on feeble defenses.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Old Fashioned

    F N Nichols stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, taking Todd Gurley and Le'Veon Bell before targeting other positions.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 25
    262 Reasons for F N Nichols to Appreciate Jordy Nelson

    Nelson ranks ninth in the Topsy Turvey League among WRs with 262 projected fantasy points.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 5, Pick 45
    All Over the Field

    Greg Olsen is projected to rank among the top-5 for TEs in both receiving TDs (fourth with 6.8) and receiving yards (third with 939).

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 56
    Biggest Steal

    If other Yahoo! users are right, F N Nichols got a steal in the sixth round, when they selected Julian Edelman (56th overall pick vs. ADP of 41.5).

Best Available

If F N Nichols wants to upgrade, QB and DEF are areas they could go after first.

    • Ryan Tannehill
    • Rank 141, ADP 128
    • Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Rank 142, ADP 126
    • Indianapolis Defense
    • Rank 253, ADP 129
    • Washington Defense
    • Rank 271, ADP 132
  • 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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F N Nichols
1. (5) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (16) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (25) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
4. (36) Eric Decker (NYJ - WR)
5. (45) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
6. (56) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
7. (65) Philip Rivers (SD - QB)
8. (76) Los Angeles (LA - DEF)
9. (85) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
10. (96) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
11. (105) Dion Lewis (NE - RB)
12. (116) Travis Benjamin (SD - WR)
13. (125) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
14. (136) Zach Miller (Chi - TE)
15. (145) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)

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