Congratulations, Joe's Team has earned a participation award. Because that's just about all they did in this draft, participate. This delightful roster (for the opposition) is projected to finish 10th in Footballers 4 Life League with a record of 1-12-0 (1,274 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Peyton Manning (7th overall), RB C.J. Spiller (27th), WR Wes Welker (14th), and TE Jason Witten (47th) within the first five rounds. They landed the best QB combo in the league, as they have Manning and Ben Roethlisberger on the roster.
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Joe's Team (four), Week 4 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the most difficult schedules. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Joe's Team.
How Much Tread's Left on the Tires
With an average of 7.2 years of NFL experience, Joe's Team is the team most likely to have a player become a grandpa.
New England Patriots Fan?
Joe's Team reached twice to draft a New England Patriots player.
Was That Auto-Draft?
Bad news for Joe's Team: They accumulated the fewest projected points in the first half of the draft. Worse news: They accumulated the fewest projected points in the second half of the draft.
Joe's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Joe's Team elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Joe's Team grabbed a sleeper in Sammy Watkins with pick No. 114.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
- Peyton Manning, QB
- Round 1, Pick 7
Joe's Team drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Peyton Manning. He's projected to lead NFL QBs in plays over 40 yards with 12.7, TDs over 40 yards with 4.9, and percentage of touches over 40 yards at 1.9%.
How Rebellious of You
- C.J. Spiller, RB
- Round 3, Pick 27
Joe's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (C.J. Spiller).
Throwing Caution to the Wind
- Shane Vereen, RB
- Round 4, Pick 34
They grabbed Shane Vereen with the 34th pick, even though his ADP is only 86.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Tight End with Some Wheels
- Jason Witten, TE
- Round 5, Pick 47
Jason Witten isn't just a threat in the red zone. With a projection of 858 yards through the air, he ranks fourth in the NFL among TEs in receiving yards.
Was the 54th Pick the Right Time for a Defense?
- New England, DEF
- Round 6, Pick 54
Joe's Team apparently believes it is. New England's D is projected to get 136 points this year, after putting up 156 last year.
Joe's Team has four positions where an upgrade could be beneficial, with TE being the most immediate need.
- Ladarius Green
- Rank 123, ADP 129
- Heath Miller
- Rank 133, ADP 133
- Antonio Gates
- Rank 146, ADP 126
- Tyler Eifert
- Rank 157, ADP 133
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..."