Stampede Blue League 7 (ID# 602993)

Statistical Anomaly Draft Report Card

B
Grade

Led by a Stellar WR Corps, Statistical Anomaly Expects to Factor Heavily Into Playoff Picture

Draft Summary

Statistical Anomaly parlayed a solid draft slot (fifth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 7-6-0 (1,628 points), they're projected to finish fifth in Stampede Blue League 7 League. With their first five picks, Statistical Anomaly focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Matthew Stafford (44th overall), RBs Arian Foster (20th) and Pierre Thomas (53rd), and WRs Calvin Johnson (5th) and Victor Cruz (29th). They have one of the highest-scoring groups of WRs in the league, as they have Johnson, Cruz, and Kendall Wright.

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Schedule

Week 9 would be a good opportunity for Statistical Anomaly to take a yoga retreat, and who knows, having that flexibility may come in handy for the “stretch” run. They have six players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a tougher-than-average slate. Along with having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, Statistical Anomaly has the second-most difficult last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • A Pair of Strengths

    Statistical Anomaly has two positional units projected to be better than the league average, WR and RB.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With seven "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, Statistical Anomaly is looking for dependable help.

  • Fantasy Fútbol

    This is the American version, folks. Statistical Anomaly elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Statistical Anomaly chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Dominating Duo

    Statistical Anomaly has a pair of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 5
    Meeting His Expectations

    Often the only WR taken in the first round in 2013, Megatron lived up to the billing and was owned on more playoff teams across Yahoo! than any other wideout.

    • Arian Foster, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 20
    Mr. Do-It-All

    Arian Foster is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,432 total yards (1,054 rushing, 377 receiving).

    • M. Stafford, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 44
    Like a Prancing Unicorn

    Matthew Stafford is a fantasy dream. He's projected to finish third in the NFL in both passing TDs (31.5) and passing yards (4,955).

    • Pierre Thomas, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 53
    Taking a Chance

    With their fifth-round pick, Statistical Anomaly threw caution to the wind. They took Pierre Thomas at pick number 53 despite an ADP of 107 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Kendall Wright, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 68
    Was Kendall Wright Worth it at Pick No. 68?

    Statistical Anomaly sure hopes so. The Titans' WR is projected to get 224 points this year, just a bit better than last season.

Best Available

There are four positions that Statistical Anomaly could look to upgrade, including DEF, which looks like their biggest area of need.

    • Tampa Bay Defanse
    • Rank 241, ADP 141
    • New York Defanse
    • Rank 242, ADP 126
    • Dallas Defanse
    • Rank 276, ADP 121
  • 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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Statistical Anomaly
1. (5) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
2. (20) Arian Foster (Hou - RB)
3. (29) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
4. (44) Matthew Stafford (Det - QB)
5. (53) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
6. (68) Kendall Wright (Ten - WR)
7. (77) Jason Witten (Dal - TE)
8. (92) Danny Woodhead (SD - RB)
9. (101) Anquan Boldin (SF - WR)
10. (116) Fred Jackson (Buf - RB)
11. (125) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
12. (140) Buffalo (Buf - DEF)
13. (149) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
14. (164) Joe Flacco (Bal - QB)
15. (173) New York (NYJ - DEF)
16. (188) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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