My Ball Zach Ertz Draft Report Card

B-
Grade

Projected to Finish Third, My Ball Zach Ertz Is a Team Others Will Want to Play

Draft Summary

My Ball Zach Ertz should consider renaming the team "Learning Experience," because that's what this draft was. Picking third, My Ball Zach Ertz bumbled their way through their picks, leading to a projected finish of third in PTHill League with a record of 6-11-0 (2,914 points). They clearly wanted to put together a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Dez Bryant (second round), Calvin Johnson (third round), and Mike Evans (fifth round). They landed the best QB combo in the league, as they added Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger to their squad.

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Schedule

Week 9 might require some artful managing from My Ball Zach Ertz. 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 more-challenging-than-average schedule.

Draft Notes

  • Fantasy FĂștbol

    This is the American version, folks. My Ball Zach Ertz elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    My Ball Zach Ertz chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

  • Biggest Steal

    My Ball Zach Ertz may have found a gem in the ninth round, grabbing DeMarco Murray (35th overall pick vs. ADP of 13.1).

  • Take One Play Off and He Burns You

    My Ball Zach Ertz drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Ben Roethlisberger. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank third in plays over 40 yards with 11.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

  • Earning His Keep

    Projections have Ben Roethlisberger finishing with 28.6 passing TDs and 4,576 yards, good enough to rank him at eighth and third respectively.

  • Mr. Irrelevant

    In terms of projected points, the choice of Steven Hauschka with the 62nd pick gave My Ball Zach Ertz the worst pick of the final round. This Mr. Irrelevant gets no parade, unfortunately.

Player Analysis

    • Marshawn Lynch, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 3
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 314 touches, Marshawn Lynch is projected to rank third in the NFL in that category. How touching, My Ball Zach Ertz.

    • Dez Bryant, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 6
    The Power of Persuasion

    Now would be a reasonable time for My Ball Zach Ertz to encourage the PTHill League to raise the value of receptions. They snagged Dez Bryant and his 87 projected catches (ranked ninth in the NFL).

    • Calvin Johnson, WR
    • Round 3, Pick 11
    Still the Man in the Motor City

    Megatron recorded double-digit targets in nine games last year, and when healthy, there's little reason to think that he's not still a top-10 option at WR. Pick No. 11 might have been a bargain for My Ball Zach Ertz.

    • Aaron Rodgers, QB
    • Round 4, Pick 14
    Amazing Aaron

    Though he attempted 32.5 passes per game (just 22nd in the league), Rodgers threw for the seventh-most yards (4,381) and third-most TDs (38) last season. A whopping 33 QBs tossed more interceptions than Rodgers' five.

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 19
    348 Excuses to Cheer for Mike Evans

    Evans ranks ninth in the PTHill League among wideouts with 348 projected fantasy points.

Best Available

If My Ball Zach Ertz wants to upgrade, TE and RB are areas they could go after first.

    • Julius Thomas
    • Rank 102, ADP 83
    • Delanie Walker
    • Rank 109, ADP 116
    • Matt Forte
    • Rank 17, ADP 14
    • LeSean McCoy
    • Rank 18, ADP 17
  • 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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My Ball Zach Ertz
1. (3) Marshawn Lynch (Sea - RB)
2. (6) Dez Bryant (Dal - WR)
3. (11) Calvin Johnson (Det - WR)
4. (14) Aaron Rodgers (GB - QB)
5. (19) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
6. (22) Travis Kelce (KC - TE)
7. (27) Houston (Hou - DEF)
8. (30) Stephen Gostkowski (NE - K)
9. (35) DeMarco Murray (Phi - RB)
10. (38) Brandin Cooks (NO - WR)
11. (43) Ben Roethlisberger (Pit - QB)
12. (46) Brandon Marshall (NYJ - WR)
13. (51) Julian Edelman (NE - WR)
14. (54) Zach Ertz (Phi - TE)
15. (59) New England (NE - DEF)
16. (62) Steven Hauschka (Sea - K)
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