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    joey's Splendid Team Draft Report Card


    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, joey's Splendid Team Will Be Chillin' in the Basement Like it's High School

    Draft Summary

    joey's Splendid Team had the misfortune of landing the last pick in the draft. While some thrive in that scenario, they responded to the adversity by tanking their picks and finishing with the worst projected team in Assist Protect Defend League. Failing to acquire a team capable of winning is a bold strategy for success. joey's Splendid Team is expected to finish with a mark of 2-12-0 (2,251 points). They wanted to shore up any RB concerns early, using three of their first five draft picks to draft RBs Montee Ball (first round), Marshawn Lynch (second round), and Reggie Bush (fifth round). In spite of that positional emphasis, they landed one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.


    While Week 9 has the most players on bye for joey's Splendid Team (seven), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have the toughest slate. In addition to having the most taxing overall schedule, joey's Splendid Team has the league's second-toughest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Not Something to Brag About

      DEF is the only above-average position on joey's Splendid Team.

    • Detroit Lions Fan?

      joey's Splendid Team reached twice to draft a Detroit Lions player.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      joey's Splendid Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jordy Nelson and Reggie Bush) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      joey's Splendid Team grabbed a sleeper in Kelvin Benjamin with pick No. 216.

    • A Stretch of the Imagination

      Grabbing Taiwan Jones at pick 105 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Jones is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

    Player Analysis

      • Montee Ball, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 8
      Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Montee Ball had less value than any other pick of the round.

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 2, Pick 9
      Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

      Because the projections for Marshawn Lynch are sweet. He's projected to be the eighth-best RB in the league this season.

      • Aaron Rodgers, QB
      • Round 3, Pick 24
      Do You Know if Aaron Rodgers is Religious?

      With 400 projected points, joey's Splendid Team is hoping Rodgers will be the answer to their prayers.

      • Jordy Nelson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 25
      189 Excuses to Cheer for Jordy Nelson

      Nelson ranks seventh in the Assist Protect Defend League among wideouts with 189 projected fantasy points.

      • Reggie Bush, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 40
      It Was a Learning Experience

      Hey, remember that time joey's Splendid Team took Reggie Bush WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Bush was the weakest value pick of the round.

    Best Available

    joey's Splendid Team has five positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.

      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 146, ADP 133
      • Delanie Walker
      • Rank 148, ADP 134
      • Heath Miller
      • Rank 149, ADP 134
      • Garrett Graham
      • Rank 155, ADP 137
    • 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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    joey's Splendid Team
    1. (8) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
    2. (9) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    3. (24) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
    4. (25) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
    5. (40) Reggie Bush (Det - RB)
    6. (41) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
    7. (56) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
    8. (57) Cam Newton (Car - QB)
    9. (72) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    10. (73) Marques Colston (NO - WR)
    11. (88) Jordan Reed (Was - TE)
    12. (89) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    13. (104) Phil Dawson (SF - K)
    14. (105) Taiwan Jones (Oak - CB)
    15. (120) Tommie Campbell (Jax - CB)
    16. (121) Bubba Ventrone (SF - S)
    17. (136) M.D. Jennings (TB - S)
    18. (137) Arthur Brown (Bal - LB)
    19. (152) Kamerion Wimbley (Ten - LB,DE)
    20. (153) Jason Babin (NYJ - LB,DE)
    21. (168) Beau Allen (Phi - DT,DE)
    22. (169) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    23. (184) Rueben Randle (NYG - WR)
    24. (185) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    25. (200) Andy Dalton (Cin - QB)
    26. (201) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
    27. (216) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
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