Breaking Steel Draft Report Card


Loaded With Eagles, Breaking Steel Will Be Alone at the Bottom

Draft Summary

"With the third pick in the draft, Breaking Steel selects: Tim Tebow." OK maybe it wasn't that bad, but it might as well have been. Despite being gifted a favorable draft position (third), Breaking Steel is expected to struggle, finishing eighth in andrew's friends League with a record of 0-14-0 (4,647 points). They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Aaron Rodgers (3rd overall), RB DeMarco Murray (14th), WR Jordan Matthews (30th), and TE Jimmy Graham (19th) within the first five rounds. They have the worst group of WRs in the league, as they have Jeremy Maclin, Matthews, Vincent Jackson, and Markus Wheaton for their rotation.

Yikes. At least it can't get any worse. In fact, if you nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame, you'll be an official nominee. Feel better?


Breaking Steel should drop off the grid during Week 8. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have the toughest schedule. In addition to having the most demanding overall schedule, Breaking Steel also has the second-toughest first four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Lots of Brotherly Love

    The fantasy hopes of Breaking Steel rely heavily on the fortunes of Philly's offense, as they have four Eagles on their roster.

  • QB or Bust

    QB is the only stronger-than-average position group for Breaking Steel.

  • Close to the Vest

    Breaking Steel was focused on a squad with minimal risk, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 20 picks.

  • Big D

    Breaking Steel elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Breaking Steel has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (DeMarco Murray and Jeremy Maclin) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Basic Math is Optional

    Michael Vick once claimed "I have two weapons; my arms, my legs and my brain.” With 634 projected rushing yards, Colin Kaepernick can channel his inner Vick to help Breaking Steel this year.

Player Analysis

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    Insanely Efficient

    Despite attempting 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 14
    Can DeMarco Duplicate?

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only one RB (Le'Veon Bell) appeared on more first-place rosters than Murray last season.

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 3, Pick 19
    Will a Run-Heavy Offense Hurt Production?

    Breaking Steel sure hopes not. Though he might not put up New Orleans-esque numbers, Graham is almost certain to be one of Russell Wilson's favorite targets moving forward.

    • LeSean McCoy, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 35
    Biggest Steal

    Breaking Steel may have found a gem in the fifth round, grabbing LeSean McCoy (35th overall pick vs. ADP of 19.9).

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 6, Pick 46
    Jumpin' For Jeremy

    Across all Yahoo! leagues, only two WRs (Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders) appeared more often on first-place rosters than Maclin last season.

Best Available

There are five positions that Breaking Steel could look to improve, including RB and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.

    • Tre Mason
    • Rank 110, ADP 120
    • Isaiah Crowell
    • Rank 120, ADP 116
    • Brandon LaFell
    • Rank 109, ADP 105
    • Michael Floyd
    • Rank 117, ADP 116
  • 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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Breaking Steel
1. (3) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
2. (14) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
3. (19) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
4. (30) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
5. (35) LeSean McCoy (Buf - RB)
6. (46) Jeremy Maclin (KC - WR)
7. (51) Doug Martin (TB - RB)
8. (62) Sam Bradford (Phi - QB)
9. (67) Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE)
10. (78) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
11. (83) Alfred Blue (Hou - RB)
12. (94) Marvin Jones (Cin - WR)
13. (99) Colin Kaepernick (SF - QB)
14. (110) Philadelphia (Phi - DEF)
15. (115) Coby Fleener (Ind - TE)
16. (126) Tevin Coleman (Atl - RB)
17. (131) Stevie Johnson (SD - WR)
18. (142) Cincinnati (Cin - DEF)
19. (147) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
20. (158) Matt Prater (Det - K)
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