Picking third in the draft, Nicholas's Nice Team delivered a roster that even a spurned ex would have to appreciate. They're projected to finish second in Beat the Brits League at 10-4-0 (1,727 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs Julio Jones (first round), Brandin Cooks (third round), and Doug Baldwin (fifth round). These players will be heavily relied upon by Nicholas's Nice Team, as they are one of the top groups of WRs in the league.
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Nicholas's Nice Team (five), Week 5 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have the softest slate. Along with having the easiest overall schedule, Nicholas's Nice Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Nicholas's Nice Team might require waiver wire help in Week 8, as their No. 1- (Carlos Hyde), No. 2- (Le'Veon Bell) and No. 4-ranked (DeAngelo Williams) RBs will all be idle that week.
A Triumvirate of Talent
Nicholas's Nice Team has three above-average positions on their roster (QB, DEF, and WR).
Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?
With seven "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Nicholas's Nice Team is looking for dependable help.
Nicholas's Nice Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
A Dominating Pair
Nicholas's Nice Team has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Julio Jones and DeAngelo Williams) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
No Back-Up Necessary
By choosing only a single TE (Jared Cook) and DEF (Los Angeles), Nicholas's Nice Team elected to add depth elsewhere on the roster.
Just Heave it to Julio
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 3
The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more championship rosters than Jones in 2015.
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 18
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
Hyde is Hungry
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 4, Pick 38
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 294 touches.
Rethinking That One
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 43
Doug Baldwin may not justify his 43rd overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (31st with 955) and TDs (33rd with 6.3).
The Heist Is On
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 6, Pick 58
The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Nicholas's Nice Team got a steal in snatching Drew Brees in the sixth round (58th overall pick vs. ADP of 45.6).
There are three positions that Nicholas's Nice Team could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.
- Eric Ebron
- Rank 132, ADP 135
- Jimmy Graham
- Rank 135, ADP 121
- Zach Miller
- Rank 140, ADP 136
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 146, ADP 138
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..."