Pick It Apart; Marquise Brown

The Draft is in the books and the dust has settled. But how well did your team do in the first round?


We are taking a look back at every selection in the first round and giving you the lowdown on the pick; Was it a reach? Was it a steal? We’ll tell you and give you the impact for fantasy football….


Pick: #25


Player: Marquise “Hollywood” Brown


Drafted by: Baltimore Ravens


Grade: B+


Analysis:

The Oklahoma WR was the first one off the board at his position.

What does this mean? In general, not a lot but it says a lot about the team’s opinions and value on the player when the team selecting them decide to choose them over everyone else available in the draft.

Considering the Ravens are a heavy run first team, some were surprised at this pick.

I was not.

Baltimore just had to get some Wide Receivers in order to try and make defences honest; Marquise Brown was my favourite WR coming in to the draft and loves YACing it up like a 19 year old on their birthday in a nightclub. Marquise Brown can do all the routes and will provide an instant option from day 1 on all the short and intermediate plays with the occasional 9 route to keep it interesting.

In his 2 seasons with the Sooners, Brown posted over 1000 yards in both seasons (he did have Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray throwing him the ball) including a Oklahoma  single game record of 265 receiving yards against Oklahoma State.

These numbers meant he was a First Team All American and All-Big12 selection.

“Hollywood decided to forego his final year to declare for this year’s draft.

He isn’t the biggest at 166lbs and didn’t appear at the combine due to a Lisfranc injury (which may still niggle him for a few months yet) so there are questions marks about whether he’ll be able to take on the big boys. But he is a speedster, who will create separation and will get open, perfect for his new QB. He isn’t a guy who will win your typical 50-50 balls, which is good because Lamar Jackson will not throw into tight windows in this type of offence.


Fantasy Football Impact:

A lot of people will be turned off by the offence he is in, a lot of people will be turned off by the Quarterback that is throwing him the ball. This will mean that a lot of leagues will see him undrafted in redraft leagues in 2019. He’ll be a waiver wire pickup for sure if that is the case.

However as with all rookie WR, they are always seen as shiny new toys so there will no doubt be people taking him with a last round pick (dont pick up kickers, kids). Added in to that, the fact that he’ll have big games here and there means he is perfect for Bestball leagues. He can run every route and he’ll be open a helluva lot. I like Brown as a sleeper this year.

What can you expect from Brown in year one?

Well, certainly not anything near his cousins numbers (yes, even in Oakland). Anything around the 50 receptions mark can be expected along with anything around 600 yards and a couple of TDs. A lot will depend on his ability to get YAC, something he excelled in at College. Much more of an exciting dynasty prospect and usually goes in around the early part of round 2.

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BAFA National Leagues Week 7 Roundup

Sunday May 26th

Week 7 of the BAFA National Leagues saw a considerably less congested schedule with only 14 games taking place throughout the three tiers of British American Football. We still saw a bunch of blowouts this week with eleven of the fourteen games played having a score differential of more than one touchdown. For the second week in a row there were 50-point blowouts with the London Warriors, Nottingham Caesars and Bournemouth Bobcats all managing to eclipse the 50-point mark.

Read below for all of the weekends results

RESULTS

Prem North
Manchester Titans 14 – Edinburgh Wolves 0
Prem South
Farnham Knights 0 – London Blitz 33
London Warriors 71 – Kent Exiles 6
NFC 1 North
Gateshead Senators 6 – Aberdeen Roughnecks 36
Yorkshire Rams 6 – Northumberland Vikings 10
NFC 1 South
Nottingham Caesars 52 – Doncaster Mustangs 0
SFC 1 Central
Oxford Saints 8 – Hertfordshire Cheetahs 40
SFC 1 East
Colchester Gladiators 2 – Bury Saints 34
NFC 2 South
Crewe Railroaders 13 – Humber Warhawks 20
SFC 2 East
East Essex Sabres 6 – Norwich Devils 12
Maidstone Pumas 6 – Essex Spartans 33
SFC 2 South
Bournemouth Bobcats 51 – Swindon Storm 0
SFC 2 West
Cornish Sharks 7 – Bristol Apache 23
Somerset Wyverns 0 – Torbay Trojans 12

Podcast 62 – Week 13 Preview and Best Bets

Happy weekend everyone and good luck to all those with important fantasy matchups ahead of the post season.

In today’s episode we recap Dallas’s defence masterclass on Thursday Night Football taking down the Saints and then look ahead to the rest of the games in week 13.

Tim and Adam go through their best bets for the week too getting you all prepared for Sunday. Anytime TD scorers not readily available at time of recording.

Check out our pinned tweet for details on the December giveaway, which is a NFL Xmas jumper of your choice (subject to availability).

The November competition has now closed and will be drawn on Tuesday’s podcast.

NB: this was recorded prior to Kareem Hunt’s release…

Podcast 61 – Week 12 Review

In this episode, we recap all of the week 12 games and discuss all the talking points.

We ask some pondering questions coming out of the games including which QB you would start a franchise with, which QB should the Ravens ride with to close the season and whether the Texans can take the #2 seed?!

Regular Tuesday segments Stinkers/Stonkers, Jason Garrett Corner, Thursday Night Football preview between New Orleans and Dallas and some week 13 fantasy waivers along with everyone’s favourite NFL Quiz – The Full10Questions.

Podcast 52 – Week 8 Preview

Slightly earlier podcast due to Tim heading down to London for the International Series game (come say hi!) but he joins Lee and goes through every game in Week 8 including sits and starts and some starts of the week. Before that we give you the latest news in the NFL and some injury updates and Adam also joins us to keep the profit rolling in for our best bets.

 

 

Podcast 43 – My Man, Nick Kostos!

In this podcast, we speak to the man, the legend….#MrMondayNight, Nick Kostos!
Nick plays his favourite gameshow, “Hot Take or Juuuust Right?” and talk all things NFL including why Dak Prescott will get paid in the off-season.
We also talk his other passion, WWE and reminisce about the attitude era but also find out which wrestler he would be.
We couldn’t let him go without talking about himself and the other 3 horseman of the Picksix Podcast and play a game of “Who is most likely to….”.
Nick should be followed on Twitter @TheKostos.

Podcast 39 – Week 2 review

Week 2 is done and dusted so I am joined by Lee Wakefield fresh from holiday.


We recap all the main talking points from the weekend games, give you some waiver wire adds ahead of the week 3 games and try to preview Thursday Night Football between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.
All that plus the latest injuries and news from around the NFL.
Want to contact us? @full10yards is the podcast’s Twitter handle and Lee’s is @wakefield90.

Podcast 35 – Week 1 Preview!

 

It’s here! Week 1 is finally upon us. Resident of the show Lee Wakefield joins us as we go through EVERY game in Week 1 and provide you with some fantasy football insight. We are also joined by our punting expert Adam Walford to win you some quiche with our best bets and a couple of accumulators on the HCP and Money Line.
The guys can be found on Twitter @wakefield90 and @touchdowntips.

Enjoy the show, we’ll be back at the weekend to give you some more starts and sits for your fantasy football teams.

PS – Dont forget to join our FREE Last Man Standing and ATS pick’em competitions which can be found on our social media @full10yards pinned to the top.