As Ricky Bobby's dad once told him, "If you ain't first you're last." Statistical Anomaly really took that message to heart as they're projected to finish near the bottom of Stampede Blue League 4 League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,567). While they'll try to blame their poor season on the bad draft slot, the other GMs will know Statistical Anomaly simply just dropped the ball. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (58th overall), RB Giovani Bernard (15th), WR Victor Cruz (34th), and TE Jimmy Graham (10th) within the first five rounds. They have the best TE combo in the league, as they have Graham and Kyle Rudolph.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Statistical Anomaly has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most challenging schedule. In addition to having the most demanding overall schedule, Statistical Anomaly also has the toughest first four games of the season.
A Pair of Proven Winners
Statistical Anomaly has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Jimmy Graham and Matthew Stafford) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
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 Kyle Rudolph in the ninth round (106th overall pick vs. ADP of 71.4).
Statistical Anomaly Went All YOLO Here
Grabbing Jacquizz Rodgers at pick 183 was just a bit of a stretch. Rodgers is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Is He a Tight End or a Wide Receiver?
- Jimmy Graham, TE
- Round 1, Pick 10
Jimmy Graham was owned on more championship teams across Yahoo! than any other TE in 2013.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- M. Stafford, QB
- Round 5, Pick 58
Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,950).
Apparently ADP is Overrated
- Pierre Thomas, RB
- Round 6, Pick 63
With their sixth-round pick, Statistical Anomaly pulled the trigger. They took Pierre Thomas at pick number 63 despite an ADP of just 105.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Was Danny Woodhead Worth it at Pick No. 82?
- Danny Woodhead, RB
- Round 7, Pick 82
Statistical Anomaly sure hopes so. The Chargers' running back is projected to get 173 points this year, after putting up 223 last year.
Statistical Anomaly has one subpar position, WR, that they should attempt to upgrade.
- Kenny Stills
- Rank 129, ADP 130
- Jarrett Boykin
- Rank 130, ADP 129
- Doug Baldwin
- Rank 139, ADP 128
- Jerricho Cotchery
- Rank 165, ADP 127
Bye Week Points LostPoints
Each 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 Number
Bars 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 League
The 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 PointsWeek
Week-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..."