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nicky d's Crazy Team Draft Report Card

Todd Gurley
Devonta Freeman
Cam Newton
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Led by a Terrific Group of RBs, nicky d's Crazy Team Will Likely Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Putting together a playoff-caliber roster, nicky d's Crazy Team didn't break any records with this draft, but they put together a quality team that will be tough to match up against. Looking at their schedule, they figure to reach the playoffs with a 7-6-0 (1,854) record and sixth-place finish in Land 9 League. They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Cam Newton (26th overall), RBs Todd Gurley (2nd) and Devonta Freeman (23rd), and WRs Julian Edelman (47th) and Doug Baldwin (50th). They also built the highest-scoring group of RBs in the league, as they added Gurley, Freeman, Danny Woodhead, and T.J. Yeldon.

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nicky d's Crazy Team should use Week 7 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 five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the least difficult schedules. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, nicky d's Crazy Team also has the easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away

    nicky d's Crazy Team grabbed a couple of QBs (Cam Newton and Dak Prescott) that'll both be on bye in Week 7, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    nicky d's Crazy Team drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Cam Newton, Todd Gurley, and Carolina).

  • Tread Left on the Tires

    With an average of 7.1 years of NFL experience, nicky d's Crazy Team is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 10 in the league with an average of 4.6 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 1 with 9.5 years).

  • Nearly There

    The top half of the nicky d's Crazy Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (ranked No. 3). However, the bottom of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).

  • Team of Winners

    nicky d's Crazy 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 (Todd Gurley, Devonta Freeman, and Cam Newton).

Player Analysis

    • Todd Gurley, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 2
    No RB by Committee Here

    Look up "workhorse back" in the dictionary and there is a picture of Todd Gurley. nicky d's Crazy Team should be in good shape if he reaches his league-leading 353 projected touches this year.

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 23

    nicky d's Crazy Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Todd Gurley and Devonta Freeman right off the bat.

    • Cam Newton, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    Did nicky d's Crazy Team Just Dab?

    Among QBs last season, only Tom Brady appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Carolina's signal-caller.

    • Julian Edelman, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 47
    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 92 projected catches rank eighth in the league.

    • Doug Baldwin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    The Alchemist

    nicky d's Crazy Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Doug Baldwin is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

Best Available

There are four positions that nicky d's Crazy Team could look to improve, including WR and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • James Jones
    • Rank 199, ADP 124
    • Jermaine Kearse
    • Rank 245, ADP 118
    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 169, ADP 134
    • Ladarius Green
    • Rank 174, ADP 120
  • 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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nicky d's Crazy Team
1. (2) Todd Gurley (LA - RB)
2. (23) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
3. (26) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
4. (47) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
5. (50) Doug Baldwin (Sea - WR)
6. (71) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
7. (74) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
8. (95) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
9. (98) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)
10. (119) Carolina (Car - DEF)
11. (122) T.J. Yeldon (Jax - RB)
12. (143) Anquan Boldin (Det - WR)
13. (146) Ted Ginn Jr. (Car - WR)
14. (167) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
15. (170) Chris Johnson (Ari - RB)
16. (191) Dak Prescott (Dal - QB)
17. (194) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)

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