While the joey's Team roster doesn't exactly scream playoffs, it's a roster that can be improved with some wheeling and dealing. As of now, they are projected to finish sixth in Deal Fantasy Football League with a record of 7-6-0 (2,132 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (4th overall), RB Melvin Gordon (37th), WR Odell Beckham Jr. (17th), and TE Jimmy Graham (24th) within the first five rounds. They put together one of the highest-scoring QB tandems in the league, as they have Rodgers and Marcus Mariota on the roster.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, joey's Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have the most difficult schedule. In addition to having the most taxing overall schedule, joey's Team also has the league's toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season.
With four better-than-average positions on joey's Team, QB and DEF are projected as especially strong units.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
At three different positions, joey's Team picked up projected top-two players (Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Graham, and Connor Barth).
Derek Carr is owned in only 7% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) joey's Team has some solid insider sources, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
- Aaron Rodgers, QB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 2, Pick 17
A 21-year-old rookie who was injured to begin the year, Beckham concluded 2014 with 21 targets in Week 17 against Philadelphia. No other player saw more targets in a single game all season.
Will His Production Drop-Off?
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 3, Pick 24
joey's Team sure hopes not. Though he might not put up Saints-esque numbers, Graham is almost certain to be one of Russell Wilson's favorite targets moving forward.
How Rebellious of You
- Melvin Gordon, RB
- Round 4, Pick 37
joey's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first (Melvin Gordon).
He Can Catch, Too
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 6, Pick 57
Andre Ellington is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks fifth among RBs with 470 projected receiving yards.
TE and RB are expected to be the weakest positions for joey's Team and a potential area of need.
- Josh Hill
- Rank 115, ADP 128
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 119, ADP 104
- Duke Johnson Jr.
- Rank 112, ADP 125
- David Cobb
- Rank 128, ADP 125
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..."