If there was a Hall of Average, Dez Nuts would have a plaque. Unfortunately, there isn't, so instead they'll just have to settle for losing more often than not. This team is projected to finish in sixth-place in Guts & Glory League at 6-7-0 (1,836 points). With their first five picks, Dez Nuts aimed for balance, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (48th overall), RBs Mark Ingram (13th) and LeSean McCoy (28th), and WRs A.J. Green (8th) and Randall Cobb (33rd). They also landed one of the highest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added Ingram, McCoy, and Duke Johnson Jr.
Week 10 might require some artful managing from Dez Nuts. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the least difficult slates. Along with the third-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Dez Nuts.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Dez Nuts chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Darren Sproles is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) Dez Nuts has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 1, Pick 8
Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of A.J. Green had less value than any other pick of the round.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- Mark Ingram, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
With 282 touches, Mark Ingram is projected to rank 10th in the NFL in that category. How touching, Dez Nuts.
Is His Jersey Made of Honey?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Because the projections for LeSean McCoy are sweet! He's projected to be the ninth-best RB in the league this season.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 5, Pick 48
Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish third in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards. If he lives up to those numbers, it should mean good things for Dez Nuts.
Was the 53rd Pick the Right Time for Golden Tate?
- Golden Tate, WR
- Round 6, Pick 53
Dez Nuts apparently believes it is. The Lions' wide receiver is projected to net 195 points this year, after putting up 165 last year.
TE, the only below-average position on Dez Nuts, is one area that could potentially be upgraded.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 130, ADP 136
- Zach Miller
- Rank 134, ADP 136
- Jimmy Graham
- Rank 136, ADP 119
- Jared Cook
- Rank 140, ADP 133
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..."