Stampede Blue League 6 (ID# 602842)

The Bjoern Identity Draft Report Card

C
Grade

Despite a Formidable Set of WRs, Chris's Team Should Have Autodrafted

Draft Summary

If Chris's Team handles adversity during the season the way they did in this draft, it's going to be a long year. After receiving the 11th overall pick they were clearly rattled, which was made evident by their draft performance. As a result, they are projected to finish 10th in Stampede Blue League 6 League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,526 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Drew Brees (14th overall), RBs Joique Bell (35th) and Shane Vereen (59th), and WRs Brandon Marshall (11th) and Cordarrelle Patterson (38th). They have one of the best groups of WRs in the league, as they have Marshall, Kendall Wright, Patterson, and Markus Wheaton for their rotation.

Stupid autodraft! Right? Since you can’t be blamed for that draft, go ahead and nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame.

Schedule

While Week 10 has the most players on bye for Chris's Team (five), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest amount of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the most challenging schedules. Chris's Team 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

  • On Autopilot

    Picking starting RBs should be an effortless exercise most weeks for Chris's Team, as there's a healthy projected point difference between their third-ranked (Joique Bell) and fourth-ranked (Terrance West) RBs.

  • Strength in Numbers

    QB is the best position for Chris's Team, though WR and K are also stronger-than-average.

  • On the Rise

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

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Chris's Team will need to get busy on the waiver wire in Week 10, as their only TE (Dwayne Allen) and only K (Blair Walsh) will both be off that week.

  • My One and Only

    Ignoring roster depth, Chris's Team chose only one player at four different positions (QB, TE, DEF, and K).

  • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

    Chris's Team nabbed a sleeper in Ahmad Bradshaw with pick No. 155.

Player Analysis

    • B. Marshall, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 11
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for Chris's Team to encourage the Stampede Blue League 6 League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Brandon Marshall and his 93 projected catches (ranked fifth in the NFL).

    • Drew Brees, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Drew Brees is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish second in the NFL in both passing TDs (37.9) and passing yards (5,111).

    • Joique Bell, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 35
    How Rebellious of You

    Chris's Team said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Joique Bell).

    • C. Patterson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 38
    Returning to Greatness

    If special teams contributions count in Stampede Blue League 6 League, Chris's Team may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 863 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,866 all-purpose yards.

    • Shane Vereen, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 59
    He Can Catch, Too

    Shane Vereen is a dual-threat back, racking up points on the ground and through the air. He ranks first among RBs in projected receiving yards with 639.

Best Available

While Chris's Team is expected to be weak across three positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.

    • Tim Wright
    • Rank 174, ADP 139
    • Coby Fleener
    • Rank 179, ADP 137
    • Owen Daniels
    • Rank 182, ADP 122
    • Jermichael Finley
    • Rank 186, ADP 120
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    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

    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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The Bjoern Identity
1. (11) Brandon Marshall (Chi - WR)
2. (14) Drew Brees (NO - QB)
3. (35) Joique Bell (Det - RB)
4. (38) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
5. (59) Shane Vereen (NE - RB)
6. (62) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
7. (83) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
8. (86) Devonta Freeman (Atl - RB)
9. (107) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
10. (110) Terrance West (Cle - RB)
11. (131) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
12. (134) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
13. (155) Ahmad Bradshaw (Ind - RB)
14. (158) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
15. (179) Cleveland (Cle - DEF)
16. (182) Blair Walsh (Min - K)
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