Draft Grade: C
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The poor draft position for Statistical Anomaly proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting 12th overall, they're projected to finish ninth in Stampede Blue League 6 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,548 points). With their first five picks, Statistical Anomaly focused on balance, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (13th overall), RBs Lamar Miller (36th) and David Wilson (37th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (12th) and Jordy Nelson (60th). They ended up with the least prolific pair of TEs in the league, as they added Antonio Gates and Jacob Tamme.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (5) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 8 looks to be a tough one for Statistical Anomaly. They have a softer-than-average schedule when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Statistical Anomaly also has the second-easiest first four games of the season. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 8, when Statistical Anomaly battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Strongest Position: With three better-than-average positions on Statistical Anomaly, WR (6.4% above the league average) and QB (5.1%) are projected as especially strong units.
- Earning Your Paycheck: Statistical Anomaly will have some hard decisions to make each week at WR, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (Stevie Johnson), fourth- (Tavon Austin), and fifth-ranked (Kendall Wright) WRs.
- Mr. Irrelevant: Statistical Anomaly may know something no one else does, grabbing Christine Michael, who is on a squad in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%).
- Veteran Mentors: While the top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively young (ranked No. 12 in the league with an average of 5.2 years of NFL experience), the bench is quite experienced (No. 3 with 5.9 years).
- Super Sleeper: With the hope of a breakout performance, Statistical Anomaly grabbed Christine Michael with pick No. 180.
Toyota Top Picks
- B. Marshall
1st Round (12th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Brandon Marshall will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 6 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank third in the NFL with 104 receptions.
- Aaron Rodgers
2nd Round (13th Pick)
With 455 projected fantasy points (26.1% more than the average QB), Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs in that category.
- Lamar Miller
3rd Round (36th Pick)
No Faith in Tradition: Statistical Anomaly said no to the RB-RB tradition of fantasy drafting, waiting until the third round to pick up their first RB (Lamar Miller).
- David Wilson
4th Round (37th Pick)
Biggest Reach: Statistical Anomaly went out on a limb with their fourth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, David Wilson has an ADP of 73.0, but Statistical Anomaly grabbed him at pick No. 37.
- Jordy Nelson
5th Round (60th Pick)
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 Jordy Nelson in the fifth round (60th overall pick vs. ADP of 45.4).
Calling an Audible
With three below-average positions on Statistical Anomaly, TE (21.3% below the league average at that spot) and RB (18.2%) are projected as especially weak units.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 154 ADP: 137.43
Rank: 184 ADP: 121.1
Rank: 143 ADP: 124.23
Rank: 146 ADP: 126.8
- 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..."