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    Brian's Expert Team Draft Report Card


    Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Brian's Expert Team Needs Some Help

    Draft Summary

    Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well guess what, Brian's Expert Team, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. Brian's Expert Team is expected to finish ninth in Stampede Blue League 6 League with a record of 5-8-0 (1,571 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (16th overall), RB Zac Stacy (33rd), WR Demaryius Thomas (9th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (40th) within the first five rounds. They have the most prolific TE combo in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Dennis Pitta.

    Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??


    Brian's Expert Team should use Week 4 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like what was the greatest thing before sliced bread? No, seriously, think about it. It's better than thinking about fantasy football that week. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have one of the weakest slates. In addition to having the third-easiest overall schedule, Brian's Expert Team also has the second-easiest first four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • Good Luck With That One!

      Brian's Expert Team will have some intriguing decisions to make each week at WR, with a narrow projected points difference between their third- (Kelvin Benjamin), fourth- (Jarrett Boykin), and fifth-ranked (Kenny Britt) wideouts.

    • Highlight Reel

      Brian's Expert Team is stacked at TE, but QB isn't too shabby, either.

    • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

      Brian's Expert Team drafted top-3 players at a trio of different positions (Demaryius Thomas, Rob Gronkowski, and Aaron Rodgers).

    • On the Rise

      Brian's Expert Team hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.

    • Show Some ID

      Brian's Expert Team isn't afraid to rob the cradle, drafting the youngest team in the league with an average of just 4.1 years of NFL experience.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Brian's Expert Team has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Demaryius Thomas and Zac Stacy) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    Player Analysis

      • D. Thomas, WR
      • Round 1, Pick 9
      The Power of Persuasion

      Now would be a reasonable time for Brian's Expert Team to encourage the Stampede Blue League 6 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Demaryius Thomas and his 106 projected catches (ranked second in the NFL).

      • Aaron Rodgers, QB
      • Round 2, Pick 16
      Is Aaron Rodgers Religious?

      With 424 projected points, Brian's Expert Team will be hoping Rodgers is the answer to their prayers.

      • Zac Stacy, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 33
      How Rebellious of You

      Brian's Expert Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Zac Stacy).

      • Rob Gronkowski, TE
      • Round 4, Pick 40
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

      Rob Gronkowski was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

      • T.Y. Hilton, WR
      • Round 5, Pick 57
      Rethinking That One

      While drafted 57th overall, T.Y. Hilton isn't projected among the NFL's top-20 in either receiving TDs (28th with 6.1) or receiving yards (27th with 991).

    Best Available

    With four below-average positions on Brian's Expert Team, DEF and RB are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

      • Dallas Defanse
      • Rank 276, ADP 121
      • LeGarrette Blount
      • Rank 154, ADP 122
      • BenJarvus Green-Ellis
      • Rank 192, ADP 118
    • 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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    Brian's Expert Team
    1. (9) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
    2. (16) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
    3. (33) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
    4. (40) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
    5. (57) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    6. (64) Trent Richardson (Ind - RB)
    7. (81) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
    8. (88) Ben Tate (Pit - RB)
    9. (105) Dennis Pitta (Bal - TE)
    10. (112) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    11. (129) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
    12. (136) Jarrett Boykin (GB - WR)
    13. (153) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
    14. (160) Kenny Britt (StL - WR)
    15. (177) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)
    16. (184) Nick Folk (NYJ - K)
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