Draft Grade: B-
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Statistical Anomaly was unable to capitalize on their fortuitous draft position. Despite selecting third overall, they're projected to finish 11th in Stampede Blue League 4 League with a mark of 3-10-0 (1,553 points). Statistical Anomaly stocked up on pass catchers right out of the gate using their top three selections to snag WRs Calvin Johnson (3rd overall), Julio Jones (22nd), and Victor Cruz (27th). Going hand-in-hand with that early investment, they acquired the top foursome of WRs in the league.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (7) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 looks to be a tough one for Statistical Anomaly. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the most challenging slates in Stampede Blue League 4 League. Along with the third-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Statistical Anomaly. Statistical Anomaly has a well-balanced schedule this season, avoiding prolonged stretches against either the projected top or bottom teams in the league.
- Strongest Position: DEF is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on Statistical Anomaly (along with WR). Of the two groups, DEF is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 33.7%.
- 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 (Victor Cruz) and fourth-ranked (Stevie Johnson) WRs.
- The Heist Is On: The other league managers passed over a diamond in the rough. According to ADP, Statistical Anomaly got a steal in snatching Chicago in the ninth round (99th overall pick vs. ADP of 71.0).
- Cream of the Crop: At three different roster slots, Statistical Anomaly picked up projected top-3 players (including Calvin Johnson, Chicago, and Julio Jones).
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Statistical Anomaly may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Mr. Mendoza: Ryan Williams is owned in fewer than 10% of Yahoo! leagues (0%). Let's hope that a.) Statistical Anomaly has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.
Toyota Top Picks
- Calvin Johnson
1st Round (3rd Pick)
Stretching the Field: Projections have Calvin Johnson leading all WRs with 317 fantasy points (64.8% more than the average WR).
- Julio Jones
2nd Round (22nd Pick)
Julio Jones ranks third in the league among WRs with 278 projected fantasy points, 44.7% higher than the average at that position.
- Victor Cruz
3rd Round (27th Pick)
Breaking the Plane: Projections have Victor Cruz piling up 8.2 scores, giving him an NFL rank of ninth in receiving TDs.
- David Wilson
4th Round (46th 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 (David Wilson).
- Tom Brady
5th Round (51st Pick)
Estimates have Tom Brady scoring 417 fantasy points, 15.4% higher than the average at the position. If they are right, this would rank him fourth among QBs.
Calling an Audible
While Statistical Anomaly is projected to have four subpar positions, K is clearly their worst unit (100.0% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 260 ADP: 137.57
Rank: 264 ADP: 142.75
Rank: 265 ADP: 144.59
Rank: 267 ADP: 131.98
- 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..."