Steelers Fan parlayed a solid draft slot (fourth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 9-4-0 (2,258 points), they're projected to finish third in FOOTBALL NUTS League. They went with a balanced approach early, selecting QB Drew Brees (37th overall), RB DeMarco Murray (17th), WR Julio Jones (4th), and TE Jordan Reed (44th) within the first five rounds. They also ultimately collected a quality group of RBs, as they added Murray, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, and Thomas Rawls.
Week 5 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. Steelers Fan should look into the joys of scrapbooking, or bird-watching, or just anything that isn't fantasy football. It might not be pretty. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Along with having the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, Steelers Fan also has the league's second-toughest first four games and second-hardest last four games of the season.
Shouldering the Burden
Steelers Fan has four above-average positions with TE and RB projected to lead the way.
Close to the Vest
Steelers Fan was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 14 picks.
The top half of the roster, from a projected points perspective, is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 8 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 4.9 years).
Team of Champions
Steelers Fan is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (DeMarco Murray, Drew Brees, and Jordan Reed).
Does Julio Jones Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?
- Julio Jones, WR
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his all-purpose yardage projections are tasty. Jones is ranked eighth in the league with 1,542 all-purpose yards.
Better Lucky Than Good?
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 2, Pick 17
The rest of FOOTBALL NUTS League overlooked a gem, and Steelers Fan made the highest value pick of the round by taking DeMarco Murray.
A Versatile Combination
- C. McCaffrey, RB
- Round 3, Pick 24
Christian McCaffrey can hurt opponents with his hands as well as his feet. He ranks fourth among RBs with 587 projected receiving yards.
A High-Volume Passer
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 4, Pick 37
Brees led the NFL in attempts, completions, and passing yardage last season. Among all QBs, only Brady and Rodgers appeared on more championship rosters than the future Hall-of-Famer in 2016.
- Jordan Reed, TE
- Round 5, Pick 44
When he's healthy, you start him. Despite taking a noticeable step back from his outstanding 2015 campaign, Reed continued rewarding owners last year. Among all NFL tight ends, only Jimmy Graham appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters.
DEF and QB are expected to be the worst positions for Steelers Fan and a potential area of need.
- Carolina Defense
- Rank 161, ADP 108
- Los Angeles Defense
- Rank 171, ADP 128
- Andy Dalton
- Rank 104, ADP 118
- Eli Manning
- Rank 115, ADP 124
Bye Week Points LostPoints
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 ADPPick 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 LeagueTeam 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 PointsWeek
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..."