The late Maya Angelou once said the greatest gift you can give yourself is forgiveness. Nova is Bae should consider taking that advice to heart after yielding a projected finish of ninth (6-8-0 2,236 points) despite drafting in the 8 slot. They loaded up on ball carriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Devonta Freeman (first round), Carlos Hyde (third round), and C.J. Anderson (fourth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, Nova is Bae will benefit. They are the best group of RBs in the league.
Week 5 might not be the highest scoring week for Nova is Bae, as their top two projected scorers (Kirk Cousins and Devonta Freeman) will be on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult schedules. Nova is Bae could run into an early buzz saw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.
RB is the strongest position for Nova is Bae, but QB and DEF are also stronger than the league average at those positions.
Close to the Vest
Nova is Bae was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Decent Idea, Mediocre Execution
Nova is Bae will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 5, as their only K (Wil Lutz) and only DEF (Denver) will both be on bye that week.
If other Yahoo! users are right, Nova is Bae got a steal in the ninth round, when they selected Kirk Cousins (104th overall pick vs. ADP of 74.3).
Is Kirk Cousins Religious?
With 589 projected points, Nova is Bae will be hoping Cousins is the answer to their prayers.
Earning His Keep
Kirk Cousins is projected to finish ninth in the NFL in passing TDs with 28.7 and third in passing yards with 4,671.
Turn Up The Volume
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
With 272 touches, Devonta Freeman is projected to rank 10th in the NFL in that category. Nova is Bae demands more!
On a Scale of 1 to America
- Brandin Cooks, WR
- Round 2, Pick 17
How free will Brandin Cooks be in the secondary? He's projected to rack up 1,231 receiving yards this year.
A Bit of a Reach
- C.J. Anderson, RB
- Round 4, Pick 41
Nova is Bae went out on a limb with their fourth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, C.J. Anderson has an ADP of 71.2, but he was grabbed at pick No. 41. Patience is a virtue, Nova is Bae.
Climbing The Ladder
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 5, Pick 56
Currently in ninth place with 14,389 career receiving yards, Fitzgerald is just 904 yards away from moving all the way up to third place all-time. Only five WRs (Evans, Nelson, Brown, Cooper, Hilton) appeared on more championship rosters last season.
Was the 65th Pick the Right Time for Jarvis Landry?
- Jarvis Landry, WR
- Round 6, Pick 65
Nova is Bae apparently believes it is. The Dolphins' wide receiver is projected to have 184 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.
With three below-average positions on Nova is Bae, WR and K are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.
- Marqise Lee
- Rank 158, ADP 130
- Nelson Agholor
- Rank 163, ADP 127
- Brandon McManus
- Rank 203, ADP 125
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 205, ADP 128
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..."