The GM of CO Nuggets took the first overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. CO Nuggets will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish eighth in Phi Mu Dellta 16-17 League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,651 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (first round), Keenan Allen (second round), and Donte Moncrief (fourth round). If these guys can do what they're expected to do, CO Nuggets will benefit. They are one of the top groups of WRs in the league.
CO Nuggets made use of their only keeper spot to hold on to Odell Beckham Jr. (2.5 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is as valuable as a draft pick in the top half of the first round.
CO Nuggets should use Week 10 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. In addition to having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, CO Nuggets has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.
A Pair of Strengths
CO Nuggets has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, QB and RB.
On the Rise
CO Nuggets hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, CO Nuggets picked only one player at three different positions (QB, TE, and DEF).
You Snooze, You Lose
While the rest of the league slept on Tyler Boyd, CO Nuggets pounced on him at pick No. 192.
A Target for CO Nuggets
The only RB to see 100+ targets last season, Woodhead concluded the season with 10 targets in each of the final two weeks of 2015.
He Can Catch, Too
Danny Woodhead is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs with 612 projected receiving yards.
Does Odell Beckham Jr. Enjoy Fajitas?
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,526 all-purpose yards.
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 2, Pick 24
Keenan Allen is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fourth in the league.
How Rebellious of You
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 3, Pick 25
CO Nuggets said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (LeSean McCoy).
Rethinking That One
- Donte Moncrief, WR
- Round 4, Pick 48
Donte Moncrief went with the 48th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (22nd) and receiving yards (24th) with 7.3 and 1,014 respectively.
Is Andrew Luck Religious?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 5, Pick 49
With 383 projected points, CO Nuggets will be hoping Luck is the answer to their prayers.
CO Nuggets has three positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.
- Virgil Green
- Rank 145, ADP 137
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 146, ADP 138
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 174, ADP 120
- Kyle Rudolph
- Rank 187, ADP 126
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..."