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Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Alshon Joffrey Obviously Hates Winning

Draft Summary

Well, a bad draft position led to an even worse draft. Picking seventh overall, Alshon Joffrey is projected to land in 12th place in Any Given Sunday League with a record of 1-12-0 (1,849 points). They obviously understand how important the running back position is in fantasy football. They used three of their first five picks on RBs Jordan Howard (second round), Dalvin Cook (third round), and C.J. Anderson (fifth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Alshon Joffrey, as they are a quality set of RBs.

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Alshon Joffrey should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have seven players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most daunting slates. Along with the second-most grueling overall schedule, both the first month and final month of the season project to be close to league-average in terms of difficulty for Alshon Joffrey.

Draft Notes

  • A Dominating Duo

    RB and QB are both projected to be really solid units for Alshon Joffrey.

  • I Keep Getting Older

    And they stay the same age. Alshon Joffrey isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Alshon Joffrey will need some help from the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Zach Ertz) and only DEF (Philadelphia) will both be idle that week.

  • Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

    And then watch that basket. Ignoring roster depth, Alshon Joffrey chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Dominating Pair

    Alshon Joffrey has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Mike Evans and Jordan Howard) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • A Versatile Combination

    Duke Johnson Jr. can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks second among RBs with 632 projected receiving yards.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Monster Mike

    Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.

    • Jordan Howard, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    Turn Up The Volume

    With 287 touches, Jordan Howard is projected to rank seventh in the NFL in that category. Alshon Joffrey demands more!

    • Dalvin Cook, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 31
    Which Do You Want First, the Good News or the Bad?

    Despite being an above-average player at his position, the selection of Dalvin Cook had less value than any other pick of the round.

    • M. Bryant, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 42
    Swiss Cheese D

    Martavis Bryant is a constant threat to find holes in the defense. He's projected to rack up 10.5 receiving TDs this year, third in the league.

    • Doug Martin, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 66
    Taking a Chance

    With their sixth-round pick, Alshon Joffrey threw caution to the wind. They took Doug Martin at pick number 66 despite an ADP of 102.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

With four below-average positions on Alshon Joffrey, TE and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 117, ADP 127
    • C.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Rank 136, ADP 135
    • New York Defense
    • Rank 159, ADP 123
    • Carolina Defense
    • Rank 161, ADP 108
  • 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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1. (7) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (18) Jordan Howard (Chi - RB)
3. (31) Dalvin Cook (Min - RB)
4. (42) Martavis Bryant (Pit - WR)
5. (55) C.J. Anderson (Den - RB)
6. (66) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
7. (79) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
8. (90) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
9. (103) Tyrell Williams (LAC - WR)
10. (114) Duke Johnson Jr. (Cle - RB)
11. (127) Corey Davis (Ten - WR)
12. (138) Ted Ginn Jr. (NO - WR)
13. (151) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
14. (162) Kendall Wright (Chi - WR)
15. (175) Chris Boswell (Pit - K)

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