JS Draft Report Card


Projected to Finish Fourth, JS Has the Studs to Reach Playoffs

Draft Summary

Putting together a decent team, JS didn't want to show up the Let's Do It For The Dinosaurs League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in fourth-place in Let's Do It For The Dinosaurs League at 9-4-0 (1,240 points). They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (16th overall), RB C.J. Anderson (9th), WR Brandin Cooks (33rd), and TE Greg Olsen (40th) within the first five rounds. They landed the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they added Cooks, Anquan Boldin and Kendall Wright for their rotation.

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JS should use Week 7 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why don't the pants worn by Dr. Bruce Banner rip when he transforms into the Hulk? It's better to think about that than pay attention to fantasy football. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Corresponding with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, JS also has the softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    TE is the best position for JS, though QB and DEF are also stronger-than-average.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, JS picked up projected top-3 players (Aaron Rodgers, C.J. Anderson, and Houston).

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    JS chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Derek Carr is owned in only 6% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) JS has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • C.J. Anderson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 9
    Anderson is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank fifth in the NFL with 312 touches.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 16
    Insanely Efficient

    Despite attempting 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.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 40
    Stolen In Broad Daylight

    Greg Olsen was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

    • A. Ellington, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 57
    He Can Catch, Too

    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.

    • Anquan Boldin, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 64
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Anquan Boldin on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."

Best Available

With three subpar positions on JS, RB and WR are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Devonta Freeman
    • Rank 101, ADP 123
    • David Cobb
    • Rank 106, ADP 125
    • Kenny Stills
    • Rank 123, ADP 128
    • Terrance Williams
    • Rank 125, ADP 125
  • 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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1. (9) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
2. (16) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
3. (33) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
4. (40) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (57) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
6. (64) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
7. (81) Houston (Hou - DEF)
8. (88) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
9. (105) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
10. (112) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
11. (129) Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
12. (136) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
13. (153) Derek Carr (Oak - QB)
14. (160) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
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