Draft Grade: C+
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Selecting in the bottom half of the first round (sixth overall), steelers in 13 was unable to conjure up any fantasy magic. With a projected record of 4-10-0 (1,360 points), they're picked to finish eighth in Yahoo Public 178887 League. With their first five picks, steelers in 13 focused on balance, selecting QB Cam Newton (35th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (6th) and LeSean McCoy (15th), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (26th) and Hakeem Nicks (46th). They ended up with one of the least prolific sets of WRs in the league, as they added Fitzgerald, Nicks, and Torrey Smith.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (6) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 might require some waiver-wire magic from the coach of steelers in 13. From the perspective of opponents' projected points, they have the hardest slate in Yahoo Public 178887 League. In addition to having the most grueling overall schedule, steelers in 13 also has the league's second-toughest first four games and most difficult last four games of the season. A particularly tough stretch might begin in Week 2, when steelers in 13 matches up against projected top-tier teams for three consecutive games.
- Sturdiest Slot: On a team with five better-than-average positions, DEF is the best player grouping on steelers in 13 (35.8% above the league average for that group).
- Taking a Chance: With their ninth-round pick, steelers in 13 threw caution to the wind. They took Josh Brown at pick number 86 vs. an ADP of 106.1 across all Yahoo! leagues.
- Up and Comers: Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and steelers in 13 may have done just that, with four players estimated to top their last-season numbers by a substantial amount.
- Risk Hater: Actuaries love the drafting style of steelers in 13. They minimized risk by selecting six consistent players among their 15 picks.
- Single-Bar Facemasks: steelers in 13 knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two Ks, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Toyota Top Picks
- Marshawn Lynch
1st Round (6th Pick)
Although Marshawn Lynch was the worst value pick of the round, he is still projected to score 11.6% more points than the average player at that position.
- LeSean McCoy
2nd Round (15th Pick)
Traditionalist: steelers in 13 stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Marshawn Lynch and LeSean McCoy right off the bat.
- L. Fitzgerald
3rd Round (26th Pick)
PPR Powerhouse: Larry Fitzgerald will bring extra value if Yahoo Public 178887 has a PPR format, as he's projected to rank seventh in the NFL with 91 receptions.
- Cam Newton
4th Round (35th Pick)
Dual-Threat Dynamo: Cam Newton can deliver wins with his arm and his legs. With 633 projected rushing yards, he ranks second among QBs in that category.
- Hakeem Nicks
5th Round (46th Pick)
Hakeem Nicks may not justify his 46th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top 10 in both yards (19th with 1,057) and TDs (17th with 7.5).
Calling an Audible
TE, the only subpar position on steelers in 13, is projected to be 12.3% worse than the league average at that spot.
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 153 ADP: 136.16
Rank: 166 ADP: 136.56
Rank: 181 ADP: 125.56
Rank: 197 ADP: 124.94
- Player Points by Bye WeekPointsEach 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 ADPPick NumberBars 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 LeagueTeam LeagueThe 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 PointsWeekWeek-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..."