Draft Grade: B
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Brady Gaga couldn't weave their fifth overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up seventh in Stampede Blue League 10 League with a mark of 6-7-0 (1,646 points). Brady Gaga opted for balance early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (20th overall), RB Ray Rice (5th), WR Andre Johnson (29th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (53rd) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the top tandem of QBs in the league, as they picked up Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
Week 8 looks to be a tough one for Brady Gaga. Among all weeks this season, it has both their largest number of players (3) and projected fantasy points on bye. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have one of the easiest slates in Stampede Blue League 10 League. Brady Gaga will need to be playing their best as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average. An especially difficult stretch might begin in Week 6, when Brady Gaga battles the projected top-tier teams for two straight games.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with three better-than-average positions, DEF is the best player grouping on Brady Gaga (19.8% above the league average for that group).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With six consistent players among their 16 picks, Brady Gaga is looking for reliable help.
- Digging Deep: Julian Edelman is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (3%). Perhaps he will reward Brady Gaga for their faith.
- 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 7.2 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (No. 10 with 3.9 years).
Toyota Top Picks
- Ray Rice
1st Round (5th Pick)
Moving the Chains: Ray Rice is expected to rank 10th in the league among RBs in fantasy points with 265 (57.2% higher than the average RB).
- Aaron Rodgers
2nd Round (20th Pick)
Top Signal Caller: Aaron Rodgers leads all QBs with 455 projected fantasy points (26.4% more than the average QB).
- Andre Johnson
3rd Round (29th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Andre Johnson will bring extra value if Stampede Blue League 10 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank eighth in the NFL with 90 receptions.
- M. Colston
4th Round (44th Pick)
While drafted 44th overall, Marques Colston is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (13th with 7.8) or receiving yards (26th with 1,010).
- Rob Gronkowski
5th Round (53rd Pick)
In the (Red) Zone: Though ranking outside the top 20 in projected receiving yards (36th with 894), Rob Gronkowski is expected to find the end zone 9.8 times to place third in the NFL in receiving TDs.
Calling an Audible
While Brady Gaga is projected to have three below-average positions, WR is clearly their worst unit (12.7% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 151 ADP: 130.21
Rank: 155 ADP: 126.9
Rank: 156 ADP: 128.48
Rank: 159 ADP: 130.79
- 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..."