Joe's Team Draft Report Card


Loaded With Broncos, Joe's Team Has Roster Filled with Meh

Draft Summary

While the Joe'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 ninth in Sayde's First Football Season League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,204 points). With their first five picks, Joe's Team aimed for balance, selecting QB Matt Ryan (62nd overall), RBs Eddie Lacy (3rd) and Mark Ingram (30th), and WRs Emmanuel Sanders (35th) and Anquan Boldin (67th). They landed one of the best QB combos in the league, as they have Ryan and Joe Flacco on the roster.

Not bad, but you've still got room for improvement. Becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer would certainly qualify. Nominate yourself now.


Joe's Team should use Week 7 to finally read War and Peace. Anything that isn't following their fantasy football team. They have nine players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the toughest schedules. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Joe's Team also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Mile-High Expectations

    The fantasy hopes of Joe's Team rest heavily on the fortunes of Peyton's crew, as they have five Broncos on their roster.

  • Positional Fortitude

    Joe's Team has four stronger-than-average positions with QB and DEF projected to lead the way.

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Joe's Team nabbed a sleeper in Richard Rodgers with pick No. 291.

  • Joe's Team Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Micah Hyde at pick 163 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Hyde is owned on just a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • A QB's Nightmare

    With 11 projected sacks, Clay Matthews places fifth among all LBs in Sayde's First Football Season League in that category.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Lacy is Hungry

    And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank third in the NFL with 329 touches.

    • Mark Ingram, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 30

    Joe's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Eddie Lacy and Mark Ingram right off the bat.

    • E. Sanders, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    Just Win, Baby

    Death, taxes, and Emmanuel Sanders leading fantasy teams to the playoffs and championships. After he finished among the top-10 players owned on playoff rosters (sixth) and on championship rosters (fifth), Joe's Team is hopping on the bandwagon.

    • Matt Ryan, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 62
    Joe's Team's Stud Signal-Caller

    Matt Ryan is projected to rack up 205 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

    • Anquan Boldin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 67
    A Bit of a Reach

    Joe's Team went out on a limb with their fifth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Anquan Boldin has an ADP of 104.8, but he was grabbed at pick No. 67. Patience is a virtue, Joe's Team.

Best Available

If Joe's Team wants to upgrade, WR and K are areas they could go after first.

    • Caleb Sturgis
    • Rank 227, ADP 146
    • Mike Nugent
    • Rank 242, ADP 130
  • 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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Joe's Team
1. (3) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (30) Mark Ingram (NO - RB)
3. (35) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
4. (62) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
5. (67) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
6. (94) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
7. (99) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
8. (126) Terrance Williams (Dal - WR)
9. (131) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
10. (158) Brandon McManus (Den - K)
11. (163) Micah Hyde (GB - S)
12. (190) Clay Matthews (GB - LB)
13. (195) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
14. (222) Randy Gregory (Dal - LB,DE)
15. (227) Cody Latimer (Den - WR)
16. (254) Montee Ball (Den - RB)
17. (259) Terrance West (Bal - RB)
18. (286) Wes Welker (StL - WR)
19. (291) Richard Rodgers (GB - TE)
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