zach's Team should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking ninth, zach's Team bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of 10th in Yahoo Public 391938 League with a record of 2-12-0 (1,516 points). With their first five picks, zach's Team focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Drew Brees (49th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (9th) and Le'Veon Bell (12th), and WRs Demaryius Thomas (29th) and Julian Edelman (32nd). They also landed the bottom group of WRs in the league, as they added Edelman, Thomas and DeVante Parker for their rotation.
Week 8 is not looking like a fun one for fantasy football. zach's Team 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 five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-challenging-than-average slate. In addition to having the third-most grueling overall schedule, zach's Team has the most difficult last four games of the season.
Earning Your Paycheck
zach's Team will have some tough decisions to make at WR each week, with a scant projected points difference between their third- (DeVante Parker), fourth- (Sterling Shepard), and fifth-ranked (Corey Coleman) wideouts.
The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem
It seems like zach's Team likes to gamble -- they rolled the dice on seven "high-risk" picks.
The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 1 in the league with an average of 9 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (ranked No. 10 with 3.5 years).
The top half of the zach's Team roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 2). The bottom of the roster, unfortunately, is rated as the league's weakest.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
zach's Team didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.
Team of Champions
zach's Team 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 (Adrian Peterson, Tom Brady, and Gary Barnidge).
Peterson is Hungry
- A. Peterson, RB
- Round 1, Pick 9
And he'll get plenty of chances to feast this season, projected to rank second in the NFL with 325 touches.
- Le'Veon Bell, RB
- Round 2, Pick 12
zach's Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Adrian Peterson and Le'Veon Bell right off the bat.
Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
- Julian Edelman, WR
- Round 4, Pick 32
Julian Edelman is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 95 projected catches rank sixth in the league.
Like Marino in His Prime
- Drew Brees, QB
- Round 5, Pick 49
Drew Brees is projected to lead the NFL in both passing yards (4,773) and passing TDs (31.9).
It Was a Learning Experience
- DeMarco Murray, RB
- Round 6, Pick 52
Hey, remember that time zach's Team took DeMarco Murray WAY too early and the entire draft room erupted in laughter? Murray was the weakest value pick of the round.
zach's Team has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and WR, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Green Bay Defense
- Rank 239, ADP 135
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 246, ADP 126
- Steve Smith Sr.
- Rank 112, ADP 113
- Dorial Green-Beckham
- Rank 117, ADP 121
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..."