Yahoo Public 853570 (ID# 853570)

Brandon's Bold Team Draft Report Card


Projected to Finish First, Brandon's Bold Team Will Own This League

Draft Summary

A masterful draft-day performance by the GM of Brandon's Bold Team turned the seventh overall pick into a projected finish of first. They're expected to finish 13-1-0 (1,377 points) in Yahoo Public 853570 League. They didn't target any one position early, selecting QB Peyton Manning (14th overall), RB Zac Stacy (27th), WR Michael Crabtree (47th), and TE Jimmy Graham (7th) within the first five rounds. They ended up with the top QB tandem in the league, as they added Manning and Eli Manning to their squad.

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


Brandon's Bold Team should drop off the grid during Week 4. They have three 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 least difficult slates. Brandon's Bold Team has the opportunity to close with a hot streak, as the last four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Strength in Numbers

    In order, the three best positions for Brandon's Bold Team are TE, DEF, and QB.

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Brandon's Bold Team picked up projected top-two players (Peyton Manning, Jimmy Graham, and Carolina).

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Brandon's Bold Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Mason Crosby and Robbie Gould will be on bye.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    Brandon's Bold Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Full Control Early On

    Brandon's Bold Team began things with a bang, nabbing the most projected points in the league during the draft's first half.

  • Team of Champions?

    Brandon's Bold Team is fielding a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues: Jimmy Graham, Peyton Manning, and Zac Stacy.

Player Analysis

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 1, Pick 7
    Is He a Tight End or a Wide Receiver?

    Jimmy Graham was owned on more championship teams across Yahoo! than any other TE in 2013.

    • Peyton Manning, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    A Mile-High Marvel

    By fantasy standards, Peyton Manning's second season in Denver was his strongest as an NFL QB. He was owned on more championship rosters across all Yahoo! leagues than any other quarterback.

    • Zac Stacy, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 27
    How Rebellious of You

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

    • M. Crabtree, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 47
    Rethinking That One

    Michael Crabtree went with the 47th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (35th) and receiving yards (37th) with 5.9 and 915 respectively.

    • Torrey Smith, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 54
    Was the 54th Pick the Right Time for Torrey Smith?

    Brandon's Bold Team apparently believes it is. The Ravens' wide receiver is projected to have 138 points this year, almost the same as his total from last year.

Best Available

Brandon's Bold Team is projected to have a pair of subpar positions (WR and RB), but WR is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

    • Kenny Stills
    • Rank 129, ADP 130
    • Jarrett Boykin
    • Rank 130, ADP 128
    • Hakeem Nicks
    • Rank 131, ADP 121
    • Danny Amendola
    • Rank 132, ADP 127
  • 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's Bold Team
1. (7) Jimmy Graham (NO - TE)
2. (14) Peyton Manning (Den - QB)
3. (27) Zac Stacy (StL - RB)
4. (34) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
5. (47) Michael Crabtree (SF - WR)
6. (54) Torrey Smith (Bal - WR)
7. (67) Mike Wallace (Mia - WR)
8. (74) Carolina (Car - DEF)
9. (87) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
10. (94) Frank Gore (SF - RB)
11. (107) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
12. (114) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
13. (127) Charles Clay (Mia - TE)
14. (134) Eli Manning (NYG - QB)
15. (147) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)
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