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    'The Steel Deal' Draft Report Card


    Led by a Talented WR Corps, 'The Steel Deal' Is a Team to Watch

    Draft Summary

    Putting together a decent team, 'The Steel Deal' didn't want to show up the Go Hard! League and build some unbeatable juggernaut. They instead focused on building a team with a good chance to make the playoffs. Humbly, they are expected to finish in third-place in Go Hard! League at 7-6-0 (1,567 points). With their first five picks, 'The Steel Deal' aimed for balance, selecting QB Andrew Luck (28th overall), RBs Marshawn Lynch (5th) and C.J. Spiller (37th), and WRs A.J. Green (12th) and Julio Jones (21st). They built the best group of WRs in the league, as they have Jones, Green, Vincent Jackson, and Julian Edelman for their rotation.

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


    Week 12 could be a frustrating one for 'The Steel Deal', as their top two projected scorers (Carolina and Pittsburgh) will be off that weekend. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the easiest schedules. Although they have the third-easiest overall schedule, 'The Steel Deal' actually has the most difficult last four games of the season.

    Draft Notes

    • WR or Bust

      WR is the only stronger-than-average position group for 'The Steel Deal'.

    • Tough to Defend This One

      Does 'The Steel Deal' get the reason behind drafting a back-up defense? In Week 12, both Carolina and Pittsburgh will be on bye.

    • Officially Mediocre

      While the bottom half of the 'The Steel Deal' roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 1), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 7).

    • Better Late Than Never

      'The Steel Deal' finished on a high note, accumulating the most projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

    • Big D

      'The Steel Deal' elected to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

    • A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?

      'The Steel Deal' nabbed a sleeper in Kelvin Benjamin with pick No. 117.

    Player Analysis

      • Marshawn Lynch, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 5
      Is His Jersey Made of Honey?

      Because the projections for Marshawn Lynch are sweet. He's projected to be the sixth-best RB in the league this season.

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 12
      181 Excuses to Cheer for A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the Go Hard! League among wideouts with 181 projected fantasy points.

      • Julio Jones, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 21
      Stolen In Broad Daylight

      Julio Jones was the best value pick of the round and could be the cause of many sleepless nights for the other managers.

      • Andrew Luck, QB
      • Round 4, Pick 28
      Rethinking That One?

      Despite being an above-average player at his position, Andrew Luck was the weakest value pick of the round.

      • V. Jackson, WR
      • Round 6, Pick 44
      Was the 44th Pick the Right Time for Vincent Jackson?

      'The Steel Deal' apparently believes it is. The Buccaneers' wide receiver is projected to get 151 points this year, after producing 163 last year.

    Best Available

    There are five positions that 'The Steel Deal' could look to improve, including TE and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.

      • Ladarius Green
      • Rank 133, ADP 130
      • Tyler Eifert
      • Rank 137, ADP 133
      • Andy Dalton
      • Rank 128, ADP 123
      • Eli Manning
      • Rank 135, ADP 132
    • 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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    'The Steel Deal'
    1. (5) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
    2. (12) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (21) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
    4. (28) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    5. (37) C.J. Spiller (Buf - RB)
    6. (44) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
    7. (53) Bishop Sankey (Ten - RB)
    8. (60) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
    9. (69) Martellus Bennett (Chi - TE)
    10. (76) Carolina (Car - DEF)
    11. (85) Justin Tucker (Bal - K)
    12. (92) Emmanuel Sanders (Den - WR)
    13. (101) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
    14. (108) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
    15. (117) Kelvin Benjamin (Car - WR)
    16. (124) Heath Miller (Pit - TE)
    17. (133) Pittsburgh (Pit - DEF)
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