Putting together a decent team, nick's Team didn't want to show up the Welcome to Fumbledome League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a solid chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fifth-place in Welcome to Fumbledome League at 7-6-0 (1,908 points). With their first five picks, nick's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (58th overall), RBs LeSean McCoy (10th) and Carlos Hyde (39th), and WRs Mike Evans (15th) and Terrelle Pryor Sr. (34th). They ultimately landed one of the most prolific sets of RBs in the league, as they have McCoy, Hyde, Paul Perkins, and Ameer Abdullah on their roster.
Week 11 could be a frustrating one for nick's Team, as their top two projected scorers (Cam Newton and Mike Evans) will be resting that weekend. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the hardest slates. Corresponding with the second-most grueling overall schedule, nick's Team also has the second-hardest last four games of the season.
Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for nick's Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Paul Perkins) and fourth-ranked (Ameer Abdullah) RBs.
On the Rise
nick's Team hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, nick's Team chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).
A Pair of Proven Winners
nick's Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (LeSean McCoy and Mike Evans) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
Low Floor, High Ceiling?
nick's Team grabbed a sleeper in Corey Davis with pick No. 154.
Jacquizz Rodgers is owned in only 10% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) nick's Team has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
LeSean McCoy Doesn't Read the Playbook
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 10
The playbook reads him. nick's Team should be in decent shape if McCoy gets his 278 projected touches this year.
Mike the Monster
- Mike Evans, WR
- Round 2, Pick 15
Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.
- Cam Newton, QB
- Round 5, Pick 58
Michael Vick once claimed, "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain." With 475 projected rushing yards, Cam Newton can channel his inner Vick to help nick's Team this year.
Climbing The Ladder
- L. Fitzgerald, WR
- Round 6, Pick 63
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.
Abdullah Provides Backfield Boost at Pick No. 82
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 7, Pick 82
The Lions' running back is projected to improve to the tune of 146 points this year, after only putting up 27 last season.
K and RB are projected to be the worst units for nick's Team.
- Brandon McManus
- Rank 203, ADP 125
- Cairo Santos
- Rank 208, ADP 124
- Jeremy Hill
- Rank 113, ADP 116
- C.J. Prosise
- Rank 138, ADP 125
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..."