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    Joe's Team Draft Report Card


    After Some Early Gambles, Joe's Team Isn't Exactly a Team That Can Win

    Draft Summary

    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.

    Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.


    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.

    Draft Notes

    • 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.

    • Single-Bar Facemasks

      Joe's Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

    • Big D

      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.

    Player Analysis

      • Peyton Manning, QB
      • Round 1, Pick 7
      Take One Play Off and He Burns You

      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%.

      • C.J. Spiller, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 27
      How Rebellious of You

      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).

      • Shane Vereen, RB
      • Round 4, Pick 34
      Throwing Caution to the Wind

      They grabbed Shane Vereen with the 34th pick, even though his ADP is only 86.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

      • Jason Witten, TE
      • Round 5, Pick 47
      A Tight End with Some Wheels

      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.

      • New England, DEF
      • Round 6, Pick 54
      Was the 54th Pick the Right Time for a Defense?

      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.

    Best Available

    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 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. (7) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
    2. (14) Wes Welker (Den - WR)
    3. (27) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    4. (34) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
    5. (47) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
    6. (54) New England (NE - DEF)
    7. (67) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
    8. (74) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
    9. (87) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    10. (94) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    11. (107) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    12. (114) Sammy Watkins (Buf - WR)
    13. (127) Chicago (Chi - DEF)
    14. (134) Jermichael Finley (GB - TE)
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