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Nicholas's Nice Team Draft Report Card

Odell Beckham Jr.
Devonta Freeman
Eddie Lacy
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Slated for a Sixth-Place Finish, Nicholas's Nice Team Will Only Scare Opponents if They Wear a Mask

Draft Summary

While the Nicholas's Nice Team roster doesn't exactly scream playoffs, it's a roster that can be improved with some wheeling and dealing. As of now, they are projected to finish sixth in Yahoo Public 576251 League with a record of 8-6-0 (1,540 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (42nd overall), RB Devonta Freeman (19th), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (2nd), and TE Greg Olsen (39th) within the first five rounds. They also have the bottom QB pair in the league, as they have Roethlisberger and Tom Brady on the roster.

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Nicholas's Nice Team should use Week 8 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have six 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 most challenging schedule. Corresponding with the most taxing overall schedule, Nicholas's Nice Team also has the toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • On the Rise

    Nicholas's Nice Team hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

  • Aging Stars

    The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 8.1 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 4.7 years).

  • Team of Champions

    Nicholas's Nice Team 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 (Odell Beckham Jr., Devonta Freeman, and Tom Brady).

  • Super Sleepers

    At picks No. 122 and 142, Nicholas's Nice Team snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Sammie Coates and Jay Ajayi.

  • Biggest Steal

    Nicholas's Nice Team may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing Tom Brady (82nd overall pick vs. ADP of 69.1).

  • Tom's Trophy Delivery Service

    Only Devonta Freeman appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than the Patriots signal-caller last year.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    Does Odell Beckham Jr. Believe in UFOs?

    Because his all-purpose yardage figures are out of this world. Beckham Jr. is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,527 total yards.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 19
    Do-It-All Devonta

    Only Danny Woodhead (107) and Theo Riddick (99) saw more targets in 2015 than Freeman (97). More importantly, the Falcons' tailback was rostered by more championship teams than any other player last season.

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 22
    Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

    Eddie Lacy will be trying to imitate Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl this season. He's expected to wind up seventh in the league with 7.7 rushing TDs.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 39
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Greg Olsen was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • B. Roethlisberger, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 42
    Arm Cannon

    Nicholas's Nice Team chose one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Ben Roethlisberger. Among NFL QBs, he's forecasted to rank third in both plays over 40 yards with 11.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

Best Available

There are three positions that Nicholas's Nice Team could look to improve, including QB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Ryan Tannehill
    • Rank 141, ADP 128
    • Jay Cutler
    • Rank 143, ADP 128
    • Stefon Diggs
    • Rank 126, ADP 123
    • Rishard Matthews
    • Rank 128, ADP 131
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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 ADP
    Pick 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 League
        Team     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 Points

    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..."

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Nicholas's Nice Team
1. (2) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (19) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
3. (22) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
4. (39) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (42) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
6. (59) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
7. (62) Tyler Lockett (Sea - WR)
8. (79) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
9. (82) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
10. (99) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
11. (102) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
12. (119) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
13. (122) Sammie Coates (Pit - WR)
14. (139) Josh Brown (NYG - K)
15. (142) Jay Ajayi (Mia - RB)

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