Draft Grade: B
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Brannigan's Law parlayed a solid draft slot (fourth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 8-5-0 (1,603 points), they're projected to finish fourth in Stampede Blue League 4 League. Brannigan's Law loaded up on ballcarriers early, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Jamaal Charles (first round), Reggie Bush (third round), and DeMarco Murray (fifth round). Corresponding with that strategy, they landed the top set of RBs in the league.
The Season Ahead
While Week 9 has the most players on bye for Brannigan's Law (4), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. They have one of the least challenging slates in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the fourth-easiest overall schedule, Brannigan's Law also has the softest last four games of the season. The fate of Brannigan's Law might be determined starting in Week 7, as they play the projected top teams in the league for three straight weeks.
- Strongest Position: While Brannigan's Law is projected to have three better-than-average positions, RB is clearly their best unit (27.0% above the league average).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Brannigan's Law might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 8, as their No. 1- (Brandon Marshall), No. 2- (Reggie Wayne) and No. 5-ranked (Kenny Britt) WRs will all be resting that week.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting RBs should be an academic exercise most weeks for Brannigan's Law, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Reggie Bush) and fourth-ranked (Daryl Richardson) RBs.
- The Sky's the Limit: With six players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Brannigan's Law hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.
- Beginning with a Bang: Brannigan's Law got off to a sizzling start, amassing the most projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Brannigan's Law may know something no one else does, grabbing Dustin Keller, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (5%).
Toyota Top Picks
- Jamaal Charles
1st Round (4th Pick)
Running, Catching, Winning: Jamaal Charles can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fourth among RBs in projected receiving yards with 478.
- B. Marshall
2nd Round (21st Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Brandon Marshall will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 4 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank third in the NFL with 104 receptions.
- Reggie Bush
3rd Round (28th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their third-round pick, Brannigan's Law threw caution to the wind. They took Reggie Bush at pick number 28 vs. an ADP of 59.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Reggie Wayne
4th Round (45th Pick)
Reggie Wayne went with the 45th pick, but according to projections, he will fall outside of the top 10 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (32nd) and receiving yards (15th) with 6.0 and 1,092 respectively.
- DeMarco Murray
5th Round (52nd Pick)
Value Found: DeMarco Murray is expected to score 50.8% more points than the average player at that position, making him the best value pick of the round.
Calling an Audible
While Brannigan's Law is projected to have three below-average positions, DEF is clearly their worst unit (35.2% 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: 266 ADP: 124.06
New York Defense
Rank: 269 ADP: 125
- 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..."