While Zachary's Cool Team is no world-beater, this is a team that could potentially reach the playoffs if some things go their way. Picking eighth overall, Zachary's Cool Team is projected to land in seventh place in Yahoo Public 631214 League with a record of 7-7-0 (1,528 points). They focused on having a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Ben Roethlisberger (48th overall), RB Devonta Freeman (28th), WR Allen Robinson (13th), and TE Rob Gronkowski (8th) within the first five rounds. They also have one of the highest-scoring TE duos in the league, as they have Gronkowski and Zach Miller on their team.
Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, Zachary's Cool Team has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a softer-than-average slate. In addition to having the fifth-easiest overall schedule, Zachary's Cool Team has the league's second-toughest first four games and softest last four games of the season.
Maybe You Should Add Tony Gonzalez While You're At It
Zachary's Cool Team must have missed the point of drafting a back-up. In Week 9, both Rob Gronkowski and Zach Miller will be on bye.
Shouldering the Burden?
Zachary's Cool Team has three above-average positions on their roster: TE, DEF, and K.
Zachary's Cool Team minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.
Zachary's Cool Team knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.
Team of Winners
Zachary's Cool 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 (Rob Gronkowski, Allen Robinson, and Devonta Freeman).
Apparently ADP is Overrated
With their ninth-round pick, Zachary's Cool Team pulled the trigger. They took Steven Hauschka at pick number 88 despite an ADP of just 107.3 across all Yahoo! leagues.
A Threat in the Modern Age, Similar to "Beliebers"
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 8
TE is the new secret weapon in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski leads the way with 172 projected fantasy points.
Doling Out Nightmares
- Allen Robinson, WR
- Round 2, Pick 13
Allen Robinson will look to haunt the dreams of opposing corners, as he's projected to finish ninth in the NFL with 8.3 receiving TDs.
If it Ain't Broke
- D. Freeman, RB
- Round 3, Pick 28
Do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, Zachary's Cool Team didn't grab their first RB (Devonta Freeman) until the third round.
- Sammy Watkins, WR
- Round 4, Pick 33
Zachary's Cool Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fifth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.2.
Like a Prancing Unicorn
- B. Roethlisberger, QB
- Round 5, Pick 48
Ben Roethlisberger is a fantasy dream. He's predicted to finish fourth in the NFL in passing TDs and second in passing yards.
There are three positions that Zachary's Cool Team could look to improve, including WR and RB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- Stefon Diggs
- Rank 103, ADP 120
- Sammie Coates
- Rank 119, ADP 131
- Danny Woodhead
- Rank 90, ADP 118
- Ameer Abdullah
- Rank 94, ADP 110
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..."