Hopefully just because this draft was average, Zombie Al Davis won't purchase a muscle car or jacked-up truck to overcompensate. And hey, with the right breaks, maybe this team can reach the playoffs. They are projected to finish seventh in The Silver & Black League with a record of 6-7-0 (2,031 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Alshon Jeffery (second round), Keenan Allen (third round), and Cordarrelle Patterson (fourth round). These guys could be the key to the season for Zombie Al Davis, as they are one of the top groups of WRs in the league.
Week 10 might require some artful managing from Zombie Al Davis. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Along with the sixth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Zombie Al Davis.
On the Rise
Zombie Al Davis hopes to break through this season, led by four players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Close to the Vest
Zombie Al Davis was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing eight "low-risk" players out of 16 picks.
While the bottom half of the Zombie Al Davis roster is one of the strongest in the league (projected to be No. 3), the top of the roster is among the weakest (ranked No. 9).
A Pair of Proven Winners
Zombie Al Davis has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and Alshon Jeffery) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.
A Low Floor, but a High Ceiling?
Zombie Al Davis grabbed a sleeper in Patrick Murray with pick No. 189.
A Stretch of the Imagination
Grabbing Roy Helu Jr. at pick 172 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Helu Jr. is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.
Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?
- Eddie Lacy, RB
- Round 1, Pick 4
Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,501 all-purpose yards.
258 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery
- Alshon Jeffery, WR
- Round 2, Pick 21
Jeffery ranks ninth in the The Silver & Black League among WRs with 258 projected fantasy points.
Doling Out Nightmares
- Keenan Allen, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
Keenan Allen will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish 10th in the NFL with 8.2 receiving TDs.
Returning to Greatness
- C. Patterson, WR
- Round 4, Pick 45
If special teams contributions count in The Silver & Black League, Zombie Al Davis may have found a gem in Cordarrelle Patterson. Including his 805 projected return yards, he ranks first in the league with 1,846 all-purpose yards.
Feed Thy Beast
- Toby Gerhart, RB
- Round 5, Pick 52
Toby Gerhart will get the ball early and often, projected to finish 10th in the league with 285 touches.
Zombie Al Davis has four positions that may need to be addressed at some point, including DEF and TE, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Arizona Defense
- Rank 193, ADP 87
- Chicago Defense
- Rank 217, ADP 123
- Garrett Graham
- Rank 161, ADP 137
- Owen Daniels
- Rank 186, ADP 126
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..."