The GM of Bring Back Joey took the first overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. Bring Back Joey will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish sixth in Labor Pains League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,958 points). With their first five picks, Bring Back Joey aimed for balance, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (41st overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (1st) and Justin Forsett (21st), and WRs A.J. Green (20th) and Andre Johnson (40th). They ended up with the top group of RBs in the league, as they added Peterson, Forsett, and Andre Ellington.
Bring Back Joey should do pretty much anything other than watch football during Week 5. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a softer-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Bring Back Joey.
Earning Your Paycheck
Bring Back Joey will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Sammy Watkins), fourth- (Charles Johnson), and fifth-ranked (Roddy White) wideouts.
Bring Back Joey is loaded at RB and TE. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in Labor Pains League?
Great Idea, Poor Execution
Bring Back Joey will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 6, as their only K (Dan Bailey) and only DEF (St. Louis) will both be on bye that week.
My One and Only
Ignoring roster depth, Bring Back Joey chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).
Basic Math is Optional
Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 554 projected rushing yards, Cam Newton can channel his inner Vick to help Bring Back Joey this year.
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 1
With 333 touches, Adrian Peterson is projected to rank second in the NFL in that category. How touching, Bring Back Joey.
256 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green
- A.J. Green, WR
- Round 2, Pick 20
Green ranks ninth in the Labor Pains League among WRs with 256 projected fantasy points.
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme
- Justin Forsett, RB
- Round 3, Pick 21
Get on up, it's Justin Forsett time! He should run cool this season with 239 projected points.
Defensive Coordinators Plan Specifically for Johnson
- Andre Johnson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 40
Andre Johnson is expected to reach paydirt 8.4 times, placing him eighth in the NFL in projected receiving TDs.
Rare Company for Roethlisberger
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 5, Pick 41
Big Ben joined Aaron Rodgers as the only QBs to eclipse 4,000 yards and average at least 8.0 yards per attempt last season. He was also one of just four signal-callers to throw for 30+ TDs and have fewer than 10 interceptions on the year.
There are three positions that Bring Back Joey could look to improve, including QB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Colin Kaepernick
- Rank 108, ADP 124
- Carson Palmer
- Rank 114, ADP 128
- John Brown
- Rank 82, ADP 110
- Torrey Smith
- Rank 91, ADP 110
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..."