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    Jos of Life Draft Report Card


    With a Projected Finish of Second, Jos of Life Has a Team to Watch

    Draft Summary

    Jos of Life took advantage of a favorable draft slot and built the kind of roster that makes opponents "go out of town" or "spend time with the kids" when they see your team on the schedule. Jos of Life is projected to finish second in BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League at 12-2-0 (1,620 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs LeSean McCoy (first round), Andre Ellington (third round), and Ryan Mathews (fourth round). This group will have to produce in order for Jos of Life to have a good season, as they are one of the top RB tandems in the league.

    With a draft like that, you might as well make it official. Nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.


    Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Jos of Life 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 season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Along with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Jos of Life.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Jos of Life, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Ryan Mathews) and fourth-ranked (Jeremy Hill) RBs.

    • Super Sleepers

      At picks No. 119 and 122, Jos of Life snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Jeremy Hill and Terrance West.

    • Dual-Threat Dynamo

      Colin Kaepernick can deliver fantasy glory to Jos of Life with his arm and his legs. Kaepernick has 664 projected rushing yards, and ranks first among QBs in that category.

    Player Analysis

      • LeSean McCoy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 2
      Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

      Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked sixth in the league with 1,639 all-purpose yards.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 19
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Jos of Life to encourage the BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Julio Jones and his 105 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • A. Ellington, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 22
      An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer

      Andre Ellington is projected to finish fifth in the league with 1,508 total yards (1,035 rushing, 472 receiving).

      • Ryan Mathews, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 39
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Ryan Mathews was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • Jordan Cameron, TE
      • Round 6, Pick 59
      A Big, Reliable Threat

      Jordan Cameron ranks fourth in the BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League among TEs with 161 projected fantasy points.

    Best Available

    If Jos of Life wants to upgrade, QB and RB are areas they could go after first.

      • Ben Roethlisberger
      • Rank 94, ADP 116
      • Andy Dalton
      • Rank 121, ADP 123
      • LeGarrette Blount
      • Rank 113, ADP 124
      • Mark Ingram
      • Rank 116, ADP 122
    • 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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    Jos of Life
    1. (2) LeSean McCoy (Phi - RB)
    2. (19) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    3. (22) Andre Ellington (Ari - RB)
    4. (39) Ryan Mathews (SD - RB)
    5. (42) Roddy White (Atl - WR)
    6. (59) Jordan Cameron (Cle - TE)
    7. (62) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    8. (79) Seattle (Sea - DEF)
    9. (82) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
    10. (99) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
    11. (102) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
    12. (119) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
    13. (122) Terrance West (Cle - RB)
    14. (139) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
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