Draft Grade: B
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A mediocre draft slot can often result in a mediocre draft performance. Picking seventh overall, Statistical Anomaly is projected to land in eighth place in Stampede Blue League 2 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,608 points). Statistical Anomaly stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Brandon Marshall (first round), Andre Johnson (third round), and Jordy Nelson (fifth round). That early positional investment yielded the highest-scoring foursome of WRs in the league.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 might require some waiver-wire magic from the coach of Statistical Anomaly, as it is the week when the most players (6) and most projected fantasy points are on bye. They have a tougher-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. In addition to having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Statistical Anomaly has the toughest first four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 3, when Statistical Anomaly battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Best Position: Statistical Anomaly has three above-average positions with WR (10.3% above the league positional average) and QB (8.9%) projected to lead the way.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Statistical Anomaly might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 8, as their No. 1- (Brandon Marshall), No. 2- (Andre Johnson) and No. 5-ranked (Kendall Wright) WRs will all be resting that week.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for Statistical Anomaly, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Rashard Mendenhall) and fourth-ranked (Jacquizz Rodgers) RBs.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Statistical Anomaly, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Jordy Nelson) and fourth-ranked (Tavon Austin) WRs.
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Statistical Anomaly will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 8, as their only TE (Antonio Gates) and only K (Adam Vinatieri) will both be off that week.
- Digging Deep: Christine Michael is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%). Perhaps he will reward Statistical Anomaly for their faith.
Toyota Top Picks
- B. Marshall
1st Round (7th Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked WR left on the board, Statistical Anomaly may have reached a little on Brandon Marshall in the first round (seventh overall pick vs. ADP of 17.7).
- Aaron Rodgers
2nd Round (18th Pick)
With 455 projected fantasy points (29.0% more than the average QB), Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs in that category.
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (31st Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 2 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Reggie Bush
4th Round (42nd Pick)
No Faith in Tradition: Statistical Anomaly said no to the RB-RB tradition of fantasy drafting, waiting until the fourth round to pick up their first RB (Reggie Bush).
- Jordy Nelson
5th Round (55th Pick)
Biggest Steal: If other Yahoo! users are right, Statistical Anomaly got a steal in the fifth round, when they selected Jordy Nelson (55th overall pick vs. ADP of 42.6).
Calling an Audible
While Statistical Anomaly is projected to have three subpar positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (30.6% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 258 ADP: 146.47
Rank: 262 ADP: 142.42
Rank: 293 ADP: 125.26
Rank: 297 ADP: 123.81
- Player Points by Bye WeekPointsEach 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 NumberBars 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 LeagueThe 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 PointsWeekWeek-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..."