Playoffs?! Are you kidding me, playoffs?! Actually, yeah that could happen. Steel city put together a quality team and is projected to finish in fourth-place in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League at 7-5-1 (1,864 points). They went after guys who can tote the rock with their early picks, using three of their first five picks to scoop up RBs Le'Veon Bell (second round), Jamaal Charles (third round), and Carlos Hyde (fourth round). They also built the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they added Allen Robinson, Jordan Matthews, Travis Benjamin, and Devin Funchess.
Steel city took advantage of their only keeper slot to hold on to Derek Carr (115.7 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.
While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Steel city (five), Week 11 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have one of the least difficult slates. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Steel city also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
Stairway to Seven?
With four Steelers players on their roster, the fantasy hopes of Steel city rest heavily on the fortunes of Mike Tomlin's crew this season.
Up and Comers
Assembling a squad of rising stars is key to fantasy success and Steel city may have done just that, with five players estimated to top their prior-season numbers by a substantial amount.
Steel city got off to a sluggish start, winding up with the fewest projected points in the league during the first half of the draft.
Defense Wins Championships?
Steel city chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Steel city nabbed a sleeper in Sammie Coates with pick No. 157.
Here's the Kicker
You could see decent numbers from the Falcons' kicking game. Even though Matt Ryan is expected to be a top-5 producer in passing yards (fourth with 4,579), he's projected to end up just 23rd in the NFL with 22.1 TD passes.
Returning to Excellence
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
He played in only six games, but Bell joined Adrian Peterson as the only NFL running backs to rush for 90+ yards per game last season.
An All-Purpose Stat-Stuffer
- Jamaal Charles, RB
- Round 3, Pick 36
Jamaal Charles is projected to finish ninth in the league with 1,472 total yards (1,126 rushing, 345 receiving).
He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 4, Pick 37
With 294 touches, Carlos Hyde is projected to rank eighth in the NFL in that category. How touching, Steel city.
Was Travis Kelce Worth it at Pick No. 61?
- Travis Kelce, TE
- Round 6, Pick 61
Steel city sure hopes so. The Chiefs' tight end is projected to have 185 points this year, just a bit lower than his total from last year.
Was Defense a Smart Decision at Pick No. 84?
- Denver, DEF
- Round 7, Pick 84
Steel city sure hopes so. Denver's D is projected to notch 154 points this year, after producing 179 last year.
While Steel city is expected to be weak across three positions, TE is definitely their worst unit and an area of need.
- Clive Walford
- Rank 157, ADP 130
- Jordan Cameron
- Rank 169, ADP 134
- Kyle Rudolph
- Rank 187, ADP 127
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Rank 197, ADP 129
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..."