Rome wasn't built in a day, but The Nigerian Princes built a Roman Empire-esque roster. They are projected to go 11-3-0 (2,792 points) and finish in first. They must be in love with the wide receiver position, using their first three picks on Julio Jones (2nd overall), Keenan Allen (15th), and Jarvis Landry (18th). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, The Nigerian Princes will benefit. They are the top group of WRs in the league.
The Nigerian Princes should use Week 11 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green. It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the easiest slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, The Nigerian Princes has the easiest first four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for The Nigerian Princes, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (DeAngelo Williams) and fourth-ranked (Darren McFadden) RBs.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At four different positions, The Nigerian Princes picked up projected top-two players (including Justin Tucker, Denver, and Cam Newton).
Sky's the Limit
With five players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, The Nigerian Princes hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
Veteran Mentors on the Bench
While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 8 in the league with an average of 3.9 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 7 years).
Team of Champions
The Nigerian Princes is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Julio Jones, Cam Newton, and DeAngelo Williams).
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, The Nigerian Princes chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Just Heave it to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 2
The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more first-place rosters than Jones in 2015.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 2, Pick 15
Keenan Allen is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fifth in the league.
Jumping on Jarvis:
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 3, Pick 18
The Nigerian Princes may see some WR1 potential in Landry, who was one of three players (along with Julio Jones and Antonio Brown) to see double-digit targets in each of the final four weeks of 2015.
How Rebellious of You
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 4, Pick 31
The Nigerian Princes said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Carlos Hyde).
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Tyler Lockett, WR
- Round 6, Pick 47
They grabbed Tyler Lockett with the 47th pick, even though his ADP is only 87.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.
The Nigerian Princes has one weak area, RB, that they may want to improve.
- Ryan Mathews
- Rank 54, ADP 71
- Arian Foster
- Rank 63, ADP 90
- Chris Ivory
- Rank 73, ADP 96
- Danny Woodhead
- Rank 90, ADP 118
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..."