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    Zombie Al Davis Draft Report Card

    B
    Grade

    Despite a Formidable Set of WRs, Zombie Al Davis Has Roster Filled with Meh

    Draft Summary

    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.

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

    Schedule

    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.

    Draft Notes

    • 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.

    • Officially Mediocre

      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.

    Player Analysis

      • Eddie Lacy, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 4
      Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Fajitas?

      Because his total yardage figures are sizzling. Lacy is projected to rank 10th in the league with 1,501 all-purpose yards.

      • Alshon Jeffery, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 21
      258 More Reasons to Appreciate Alshon Jeffery

      Jeffery ranks ninth in the The Silver & Black League among WRs with 258 projected fantasy points.

      • Keenan Allen, WR
      • Round 3, Pick 28
      Doling Out Nightmares

      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.

      • C. Patterson, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 45
      Returning to Greatness

      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.

      • Toby Gerhart, RB
      • Round 5, Pick 52
      Feed Thy Beast

      Toby Gerhart will get the ball early and often, projected to finish 10th in the league with 285 touches.

    Best Available

    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 Lost
      Points

      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

      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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    Zombie Al Davis
    1. (4) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
    2. (21) Alshon Jeffery (Chi - WR)
    3. (28) Keenan Allen (SD - WR)
    4. (45) Cordarrelle Patterson (Min - WR)
    5. (52) Toby Gerhart (Jax - RB)
    6. (69) Andrew Luck (Ind - QB)
    7. (76) Kyle Rudolph (Min - TE)
    8. (93) Lamar Miller (Mia - RB)
    9. (100) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
    10. (117) Riley Cooper (Phi - WR)
    11. (124) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
    12. (141) James Jones (Oak - WR)
    13. (148) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
    14. (165) New Orleans (NO - DEF)
    15. (172) Roy Helu Jr. (Was - RB)
    16. (189) Patrick Murray (TB - K)
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