Draft Grade: B
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The poor draft position for Statistical Anomaly proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting 10th overall, they're projected to finish ninth in Stampede Blue League 5 League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,597 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), A.J. Green (second round), and Andre Johnson (fourth round). That early positional investment yielded the best set of WRs in the league.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (4) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 8 is shaping up to be a tricky one for Statistical Anomaly. From a projected points standpoint, they have a tougher-than-average schedule. Statistical Anomaly will be hard-pressed to start or finish fast, as both the first four games and final four games of their season are projected to be more challenging than the league average. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 11, when Statistical Anomaly battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: While Statistical Anomaly is projected to have three better-than-average positions, WR is clearly their best unit (19.6% above the league average).
- 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 (Andre Johnson) and fourth-ranked (Stevie Johnson) WRs.
- Team of Champions: Statistical Anomaly has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, three of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Brandon Marshall, A.J. Green, and Tony Gonzalez.
- Digging Deep: Ryan Williams is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%). Perhaps he will reward Statistical Anomaly for their faith.
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Statistical Anomaly grabbed Ryan Williams with pick No. 159.
- Aging Stars: The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 8.5 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (No. 12 with 2.1 years).
Toyota Top Picks
- B. Marshall
1st Round (10th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Brandon Marshall will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 5 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank third in the NFL with 104 receptions.
- A.J. Green
2nd Round (15th Pick)
A.J. Green ranks sixth in the league among WRs with 264 projected fantasy points, 41.3% higher than the average at that position.
- Lamar Miller
3rd Round (34th Pick)
New World Order: Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Statistical Anomaly didn't select their first RB (Lamar Miller) until the third round.
- Andre Johnson
4th Round (39th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 5 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- Montee Ball
5th Round (58th Pick)
Taking a Chance: With their fifth-round pick, Statistical Anomaly threw caution to the wind. They took Montee Ball at pick number 58 vs. an ADP of 82.5 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
With three subpar positions on Statistical Anomaly, RB (21.4% below the league average at that spot) and DEF (17.2%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 146 ADP: 126.84
Rank: 249 ADP: 110.93
New York Defense
Rank: 235 ADP: 139.8
San Diego Defense
Rank: 254 ADP: 144.23
- 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..."