This could be a dream season for Nathan's Nifty Team, who landed the top overall pick and then drafted a team capable of winning the whole damn thing. With a roster that has very few weaknesses, they are projected to finish in first place in Yahoo Public 391938 League with a mark of 14-0-0 (1,657 points). They must have done their homework on the WR position during the offseason. Filling the roster with quality WRs, their five wideouts are projected to average 163 points this season, beating the league average of 142. They put together the top group of WRs in the league, as they added Antonio Brown, Alshon Jeffery, Jordan Matthews, and Torrey Smith.
Nathan's Nifty Team should use Week 9 to consider life's great mysteries, like why abbreviation is such a long word. 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. Nathan's Nifty Team has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.
Nathan's Nifty Team may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.
Close to the Vest
Nathan's Nifty Team was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing seven "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
Nathan's Nifty Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Dominating Pair
Nathan's Nifty Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Doug Martin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Nathan's Nifty Team chose a RB who's highly likely to turn a small gap into TD gold. Duke Johnson Jr. is projected to rank second at his position in plays over 40 yards with 5.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.
Get a Grip
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
Check that dude for stickum! Antonio Brown figures to be a PPR monster this season, with an NFL-leading 133 projected catches.
177 Excuses to Cheer for Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Jeffery ranks seventh in the Yahoo Public 391938 League among wideouts with 177 projected fantasy points.
Wait For It
- Doug Martin, RB
- Round 3, Pick 21
Nathan's Nifty Team held off on drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to snag their "lead back" (Doug Martin).
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 4, Pick 40
With 301 touches, Carlos Hyde is projected to rank eighth in the NFL in that category. How touching, Nathan's Nifty Team.
Stolen In Broad Daylight
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 5, Pick 41
Jordan Reed was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.
If Nathan's Nifty Team wants to upgrade, DEF and QB are areas they could go after first.
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 239, ADP 135
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 246, ADP 126
- Jameis Winston
- Rank 116, ADP 127
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 139, ADP 129
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..."