Cleveland Steamers Draft Report Card


Coinciding with Some Early-Round Reaches, Cleveland Steamers Has to Be Thinking, "Dammit!"

Draft Summary

Picking 12th, Cleveland Steamers built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish ninth in Let's Do It For The Dinosaurs League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,209 points). With their first five picks, Cleveland Steamers aimed for balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (13th overall), RBs Latavius Murray (36th) and Ameer Abdullah (60th), and WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (12th) and Andre Johnson (37th). They built the most prolific QB duo in the league, as they added Luck and Ryan Tannehill to their squad.

We're not mad. We're just disappointed. Go nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame to make it up to us.


Cleveland Steamers should use Week 9 to consider life's deeper mysteries, like why do we park in a driveway but drive on a parkway? It will be better to think about that than to check fantasy football. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have one of the most difficult slates. Cleveland Steamers has the opportunity to come out firing, as the first four games of their season are projected to be less difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • Earning Your Paycheck

    Cleveland Steamers will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (John Brown), fourth- (Charles Johnson), and fifth-ranked (Pierre Garcon) wideouts.

  • QB or Bust

    QB is the only stronger-than-average position group for Cleveland Steamers.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Cleveland Steamers will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 9, as their only K (Steven Hauschka) and only DEF (Baltimore) will both be on bye that week.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    Cleveland Steamers has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Odell Beckham Jr. and Andrew Luck) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

Player Analysis

    • O. Beckham Jr., WR
    • Round 1, Pick 12
    Finishing With a Bang

    From Week 9 through Week 17, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).

    • Andrew Luck, QB
    • Round 2, Pick 13
    Making Sure Luck's on Your Side

    Any questions about Luck's development were silenced last season, as the Colts' signal-caller firmly establsihed himself among fantasy's elite.

    • L. Murray, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 36
    How Rebellious of You

    Cleveland Steamers said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Latavius Murray).

    • Andre Johnson, WR
    • Round 4, Pick 37
    Delivering Nightmares

    Andre Johnson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish eighth in the NFL with 8.4 receiving TDs.

    • Ameer Abdullah, RB
    • Round 5, Pick 60
    That Just Happened

    Why can't I find Ameer Abdullah on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round value."

Best Available

While Cleveland Steamers is expected to be weak across five positions, TE is definitely their weakest unit and an area of need.

    • Antonio Gates
    • Rank 161, ADP 119
    • Charles Clay
    • Rank 171, ADP 126
    • Coby Fleener
    • Rank 174, ADP 122
    • Mychal Rivera
    • Rank 229, ADP 136
  • 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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Cleveland Steamers
1. (12) Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG - WR)
2. (13) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
3. (36) Latavius Murray (Oak - RB)
4. (37) Andre Johnson (Ind - WR)
5. (60) Ameer Abdullah (Det - RB)
6. (61) John Brown (Ari - WR)
7. (84) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
8. (85) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
9. (108) Charles Johnson (Min - WR)
10. (109) Pierre Garcon (Was - WR)
11. (132) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
12. (133) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
13. (156) Markus Wheaton (Pit - WR)
14. (157) Josh Hill (NO - TE)
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