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Jersey Boyz Draft Report Card

Julio Jones
Le'Veon Bell
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In Spite of Some Early-Round Reaches, Jersey Boyz Is a Force to be Reckoned With

Draft Summary

Whether or not Jersey Boyz was talking trash in the draft chat room is irrelevant and you have no proof. What there is proof of, though, is a dominant draft performance by Jersey Boyz that led to a season projection of 13-0-0 (5,008 points) and a first-place finish in OUTLAWS FANTASY II League. They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Julio Jones (first round), Demaryius Thomas (fourth round), and Jeremy Maclin (fifth round). They also landed one of the best QB combos in the league, as they have Eli Manning and Matt Ryan on the roster.

Looks like somebody did their homework. With a draft like that, you could nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame with your eyes closed. Go on, we dare you.


While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Jersey Boyz (four), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the weakest slate. Corresponding with the easiest overall schedule, Jersey Boyz also has the league's easiest first four games and softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Jersey Boyz will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Jordan Matthews), fourth- (Demaryius Thomas), and fifth-ranked (DeSean Jackson) wideouts.

  • "It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Up"

    After drafting the fewest projected points in the league over the draft's first half, Jersey Boyz accumulated the most during the second half. Vince Lombardi would be proud.

  • Assessing the Assets

    WR is the strongest position for Jersey Boyz, though QB and K are also better than the league's average.

  • QB Controversy?

    The coach of Jersey Boyz might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Eli Manning) and second-drafted QB (Matt Ryan) have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Decently Mediocre

    While the bottom half of the Jersey Boyz roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 10).

  • Starting Slowly

    Jersey Boyz got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.

Player Analysis

    • Julio Jones, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Just Heave it to Julio

    The lone NFL player to see 200 targets last season, only DeAndre Hopkins appeared on more first-place rosters than Jones in 2015.

    • Le'Veon Bell, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 18
    Returning to Excellence

    He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 23
    Advanced Math

    If Jersey Boyz had a nickel for every time LeSean McCoy is projected to touch the ball this season, they'd have 296 nickels.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 58
    Was Jordan Matthews the Best Choice at a Pick at No. 58?

    Jersey Boyz apparently thinks so. The Eagles' wideout is projected to earn 289 points this year, after putting up 323 last year.

    • Matt Jones, RB
    • Round 7, Pick 63
    Throwing Caution to the Wind

    They grabbed Matt Jones with the 63rd pick, even though his ADP is only 83.9 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

With three below-average positions on Jersey Boyz, TE and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 130, ADP 135
    • Zach Miller
    • Rank 134, ADP 136
    • Los Angeles Defense
    • Rank 171, ADP 86
    • New England Defense
    • Rank 179, ADP 89
  • 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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Jersey Boyz
1. (3) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
2. (18) Le'Veon Bell (Pit - RB)
3. (23) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
4. (38) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
5. (43) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
6. (58) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
7. (63) Matt Jones (Was - RB)
8. (78) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
9. (83) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
10. (98) DeSean Jackson (Was - WR)
11. (103) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
12. (118) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
13. (123) Dan Bailey (Dal - K)
14. (138) Houston (Hou - DEF)
15. (143) James Starks (GB - RB)

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