The Brookside Hood (ID# 795499)

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Devonta Freeman
Allen Robinson
Blake Bortles
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After Some Early Gambles, brubaker's Nice Team Can Only Improve From Here

Draft Summary

Maybe these pre-season projections will get brubaker's Nice Team to play with a chip on their shoulder. It's definitely going to require some sort of extra effort if they hope to reach the playoffs. Hell, it may require extra effort just to get a win. brubaker's Nice Team is projected to go 4-9-0 (1,568 points) and finish 10th in The Brookside Hood League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Blake Bortles (31st overall), RB Devonta Freeman (7th), WR Allen Robinson (18th), and TE Zach Ertz (55th) within the first five rounds. They also built one of the bottom groups of RBs in the league, as they added Freeman, Giovani Bernard, and Shane Vereen.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? brubaker's Nice Team should use Week 5 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. 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 one of the easiest schedules. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, brubaker's Nice Team also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Highlight Reel

    TE is the strongest position for brubaker's Nice Team, but QB and WR are also stronger than the league average at those positions.

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    brubaker's Nice Team might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Blake Bortles) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Veteran Mentors on the Bench

    While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 12 in the league with an average of 4 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (ranked No. 2 with 6.9 years).

  • Good to Have Balance, Right?

    While the bottom half of the brubaker's Nice Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).

  • Team of Champions?

    brubaker's Nice Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Devonta Freeman, Allen Robinson, and Gary Barnidge.

  • brubaker's Nice Team Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Shane Vereen at pick 175 was just a bit of a stretch. Vereen is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • D. Freeman, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Feed Thy Beast

    Devonta Freeman will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish eighth in the league with 296 touches.

    • Allen Robinson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    171 Reasons for brubaker's Nice Team to Appreciate Allen Robinson

    Robinson ranks ninth in the The Brookside Hood League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.

    • Blake Bortles, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 31
    It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off

    Blake Bortles has an ADP of only 74.2 across all Yahoo! leagues, and wasn't quite worth the 31st overall pick.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    Biggest Steal

    brubaker's Nice Team may have found a gem in the fourth round, grabbing Sammy Watkins (42nd overall pick vs. ADP of 31.5).

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Was Giovani Bernard the Best Choice at Pick No. 66?

    brubaker's Nice Team apparently thinks so. The Bengals' RB is projected to earn 140 points this year, after putting up 132 last season.

Best Available

With three below-average positions on brubaker's Nice Team, K and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Connor Barth
    • Rank 215, ADP 87
    • Shayne Graham
    • Rank 221, ADP 95
    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 191, ADP 122
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 217, ADP 142
  • 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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Legion of Bortles
1. (7) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
2. (18) Allen Robinson (Jax - WR)
3. (31) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
4. (42) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
5. (55) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
6. (66) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
7. (79) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
8. (90) Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE)
9. (103) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
10. (114) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
11. (127) Bilal Powell (NYJ - RB)
12. (138) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
13. (151) Cairo Santos (KC - K)
14. (162) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
15. (175) Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
16. (186) Mohamed Sanu (Atl - WR)

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