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.
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.
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.
At picks No. 119 and 122, Jos of Life snagged a couple of late-round fliers with upside in Jeremy Hill and Terrance West.
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.
Does LeSean McCoy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- LeSean McCoy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 2
Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. McCoy is ranked sixth in the league with 1,639 all-purpose yards.
The Power of Persuasion
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 2, Pick 19
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).
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- A. Ellington, RB
- Round 3, Pick 22
Andre Ellington is projected to finish fifth in the league with 1,508 total yards (1,035 rushing, 472 receiving).
Rethinking That One?
- Ryan Mathews, RB
- Round 4, Pick 39
Despite being an above-average player at his position, Ryan Mathews was the weakest value pick of the round.
A Big, Reliable Threat
- Jordan Cameron, TE
- Round 6, Pick 59
Jordan Cameron ranks fourth in the BadNewzKennels/Fantasy League! League among TEs with 161 projected fantasy points.
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 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..."