Brandon LaStall Draft Report Card


Despite Reaching for a Few Early-Rounders, Brandon LaStall Obviously Did Their Homework

Draft Summary

Watch out for Brandon LaStall. Taking advantage of a solid draft spot (fourth overall), they built a team poised to do some damage in Tom Donovan's Son League. Brandon LaStall is expected to finish second with a record of 9-4-0 (1,494 points). With five WRs on the roster, Brandon LaStall loaded up on solid pass catchers; their WRs are projected to average 124 points this season, close to the league average of 129. They have one of the top TE duos in the league, as they have Greg Olsen and Zach Ertz on their team.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Brandon LaStall has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Looking at the entire season, they have a weaker-than-average schedule. Brandon LaStall will have to be on top of their game as the playoffs approach, as the last four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Assessing the Assets

    TE is the strongest position for Brandon LaStall, though RB and DEF are also better than the league's average.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With six "low-risk" players among their 15 picks, Brandon LaStall is looking for dependable help.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    While the rest of the league slept on Marcus Mariota, Brandon LaStall pounced on him at pick No. 172.

  • Brandon LaStall Went All YOLO Here

    Grabbing Riley Cooper at pick 141 was just a bit of a stretch. Cooper is owned on only a few rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

  • Mr. Relevant

    Brandon LaStall scored the best value pick of the final round, drafting Marcus Mariota at pick number 172.

  • Marcus Mariota Likes His Eggs Scrambled

    And a little runny, eh? Mariota is projected to deliver 530 rushing yards, and ranks fourth among QBs in that category.

Player Analysis

    • Jamaal Charles, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    Mr. Do-It-All

    Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,544 total yards (1,085 rushing, 459 receiving).

    • Randall Cobb, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 21
    The Alchemist

    Brandon LaStall chose the WR most likely to turn deep balls into TD gold. Randall Cobb is projected to lead all NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.7 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    165 Reasons for Brandon LaStall to Appreciate Mike Evans

    Evans ranks 10th in the Tom Donovan's Son League among WRs with 165 projected fantasy points.

    • Greg Olsen, TE
    • Round 4, Pick 45
    Haters Gonna Hate

    The rest of Tom Donovan's Son League overlooked a gem, and Brandon LaStall made the swaggiest pick of the round by grabbing Greg Olsen.

    • Chris Ivory, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 52
    Taking a Chance

    With their fifth-round pick, Brandon LaStall threw caution to the wind. They took Chris Ivory at pick number 52 despite an ADP of 95.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.

Best Available

If Brandon LaStall has a desire to make a roster move, WR and K are areas of need.

    • Brian Quick
    • Rank 116, ADP 130
    • Marvin Jones
    • Rank 128, ADP 129
    • Nick Folk
    • Rank 219, ADP 144
    • Randy Bullock
    • Rank 225, ADP 146
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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 ADP
    Pick 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 League
        Team     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 Points

    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..."

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Brandon LaStall
1. (4) Jamaal Charles (KC - RB)
2. (21) Randall Cobb (GB - WR)
3. (28) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
4. (45) Greg Olsen (Car - TE)
5. (52) Chris Ivory (NYJ - RB)
6. (69) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
7. (76) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
8. (93) Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
9. (100) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
10. (117) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
11. (124) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
12. (141) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
13. (148) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
14. (165) Michael Floyd (Ari - WR)
15. (172) Marcus Mariota (Ten - QB)
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