Joshua's Team Draft Report Card


Projected to Finish Eighth, Joshua's Team Can Make the Playoffs if They Just Replace Most of the Team

Draft Summary

Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking sixth overall, Joshua's Team is projected to land in eighth place in FFL 2015 League with a record of 5-8-0 (2,232 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Eli Manning (46th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (6th) and C.J. Anderson (26th), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (15th) and T.Y. Hilton (35th). They landed one of the top RB duos in the league, as they added Lynch and Anderson.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?


Ever wonder what exactly was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Joshua's Team should use Week 11 to solve the mystery, since they certainly won't be winning. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Joshua's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Utter Ridiculousness

    In Week 9, both Arizona and Kansas City will be on bye. Drafting two defenses with the same bye week is a unique strategy, Joshua's Team.

  • Team of Champions?

    Joshua's 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: Odell Beckham Jr., C.J. Anderson, and T.Y. Hilton.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Joshua's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Sam Bradford, Joshua's Team pounced on him at pick No. 135.

Player Analysis

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Lynch is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank sixth in the NFL with 314 touches.

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Better Lucky Than Good?

    The rest of FFL 2015 League overlooked a gem, and Joshua's Team made the highest value pick of the round by taking Odell Beckham Jr.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    Mr. Do-It-All

    C.J. Anderson is projected to finish 10th in the league with 1,515 total yards (1,118 rushing, 397 receiving).

    • Eli Manning, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    Arm Cannon

    Eli Manning is one of the most dynamic NFL QBs. Projections have him ranking second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.

    • Jordan Cameron, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Was Jordan Cameron Worth Pick No. 55?

    Joshua's Team apparently thinks so. The Dolphins' TE is projected to improve to the tune of 159 points this year, after only putting up 97 last season.

Best Available

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

    • Larry Donnell
    • Rank 127, ADP 130
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 131, ADP 136
    • San Francisco Defense
    • Rank 217, ADP 141
    • Carolina Defense
    • Rank 224, ADP 130
  • 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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Joshua's Team
1. (6) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
2. (15) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
3. (26) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
4. (35) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
5. (46) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
6. (55) Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE)
7. (66) Dontae Johnson (SF - CB)
8. (75) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (86) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
10. (95) David Bruton Jr. (Den - S)
11. (106) Todd Gurley (StL - RB)
12. (115) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
13. (126) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
14. (135) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
15. (146) Josh Hill (NO - TE)
16. (155) Kansas City (KC - DEF)
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