FFL 2015 (ID# 285420)

Joshua's Team Draft Report Card

D
Grade

With a Projected Finish of Eighth, Joshua's Team Should Have Autodrafted

Draft Summary

Sometimes in life we make mistakes. Joshua's Team will hopefully use this one as a learning opportunity, so in future drafts they will perform much better. After selecting sixth overall, they are projected to go 5-8-0 (2,232 points) and finish eighth in FFL 2015 League. With their first five picks, Joshua's Team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting 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 pairs in the league, as they added Lynch and Anderson.

Schedule

Joshua's Team can write off Week 11 as a scheduling injustice and use that time to consider other injustices: for example, why doesn't Chewbacca get a medal during the ceremony at the end of Star Wars? Wookie bias? They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Along with the fifth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Joshua's Team.

Draft Notes

  • Tough to Defend This One

    Does Joshua's Team get the reason behind drafting a back-up defense? In Week 9, both Arizona and Kansas City will be on bye.

  • 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.

  • Big D

    Joshua's Team elected 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
    Feed Thy Beast

    Marshawn Lynch will get the ball early and often, projected to finish sixth in the league 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 smartest value pick of the round by taking Odell Beckham Jr.

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 26
    Does C.J. Anderson Enjoy Fajitas?

    Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Anderson is projected to rank ninth in the league with 1,536 all-purpose yards.

    • Eli Manning, QB
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    Joshua's Team drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Eli Manning. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank second in plays over 40 yards with 12 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 subpar positions on Joshua's Team, TE and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Larry Donnell
    • Rank 127, ADP 129
    • Jordan Reed
    • Rank 131, ADP 136
    • San Francisco Defense
    • Rank 217, ADP 140
    • Carolina Defense
    • Rank 224, ADP 130
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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)

Best Draft

Best Draft is awarded to the team with the most projected season points based on weekly optimal starting lineups.

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