Nicholas Mcbride delivered a solid draft performance, taking the first overall draft slot and turning it into a team with playoff potential. With an expected record of 10-4-0 (1,592 points), they're projected to finish third in Yahoo Public 631214 League. They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Antonio Brown (first round), Alshon Jeffery (third round), and Eric Decker (fourth round). Nicholas Mcbride will rely heavily on this group, as they are the best group of WRs in the league.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Nicholas Mcbride has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a harder-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Nicholas Mcbride.
Anyone Else Need a Tight End in Yahoo Public 631214 League?
The trade market may heat up around Week 13, as both Delanie Walker and Gary Barnidge will be on bye for Nicholas Mcbride.
On the Rise
Nicholas Mcbride hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Nicholas Mcbride elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Nicholas Mcbride has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Antonio Brown and Gary Barnidge) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Nicholas Mcbride grabbed a sleeper in Phillip Dorsett with pick No. 140.
Gary the Great
Drafting for last year's results is risky, but Barnidge did rank second among TEs for targets (125), third for receptions (79), fourth for yardage (1,043), and fourth for TDs (nine).
- Antonio Brown, WR
- Round 1, Pick 1
With a grip that would make Spider-Man jealous, Antonio Brown has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 132 balls this year.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 2, Pick 20
Get on up, it's Jamaal Charles time! He should run cool this season with 209 projected points.
179 Reasons for Nicholas Mcbride to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 3, Pick 21
Jeffery ranks eighth in the Yahoo Public 631214 League among WRs with 179 projected fantasy points.
Do You Know if Andrew Luck is Religious?
- Andrew Luck, QB
- Round 5, Pick 41
With 317 projected points, Nicholas Mcbride is hoping Luck will be the answer to their prayers.
Let Me Check it Again
- Jeremy Hill, RB
- Round 6, Pick 60
Why can't I find Jeremy Hill on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late-round flier."
RB and DEF are projected to be the worst units for Nicholas Mcbride.
- Danny Woodhead
- Rank 90, ADP 118
- Ameer Abdullah
- Rank 94, ADP 110
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 253, ADP 129
- Washington Defense
- Rank 271, ADP 132
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..."