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.
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.
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.
Feed Thy Beast
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 1, Pick 7
Devonta Freeman will get the ball early and often, and he's projected to finish eighth in the league with 296 touches.
171 Reasons for brubaker's Nice Team to Appreciate Allen Robinson
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 18
Robinson ranks ninth in the The Brookside Hood League among WRs with 171 projected fantasy points.
It's a Bold Strategy Cotton, Let's See if it Pays Off
- Blake Bortles, QB
- Round 3, Pick 31
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
brubaker's Nice Team may have found a gem in the fourth round, grabbing Sammy Watkins (42nd overall pick vs. ADP of 31.5).
Was Giovani Bernard the Best Choice at Pick No. 66?
- G. Bernard, RB
- Round 6, Pick 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.
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 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..."