Zeus's Team Draft Report Card

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Mike Evans
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DeMarco Murray
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Terrelle Pryor Sr.
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With a Projected Finish of Second, Zeus's Team Has Shot at Winning League

Draft Summary

Even though Zeus's Team didn't have a high draft pick (sixth overall), it didn't matter, as they built a legit squad capable of taking it to any opponent that gets in their way. As far as projections go, they will probably finish second in Yahoo Public 56212 League with a record of 9-5-0 (1,518 points). They clearly wanted to assemble a wide receiver corps early, using three of their first five selections on Mike Evans (first round), Terrelle Pryor Sr. (third round), and Sammy Watkins (fifth round). They ultimately collected the weakest group of RBs in the league, as they added DeMarco Murray, Joe Mixon, and Danny Woodhead.

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Schedule

While Week 8 has the most players on bye for Zeus's Team (four), Week 6 is actually projected to have the team's highest number of idle fantasy points. Looking at the season as a whole, they have one of the softest schedules. In addition to having the second-easiest overall schedule, Zeus's Team also has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    At three different positions, Zeus's Team picked up projected top-two players (Adam Vinatieri, Jimmy Graham, and Arizona).

  • Quarterback Controversy?

    The coach of Zeus's Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted (Kirk Cousins) and second-drafted (Dak Prescott) QBs have very similar seasonal point projections.

  • Up, Up, and Away

    With four players projected to significantly beat their previous year's fantasy points, Zeus's Team hopes to have found some up-and-coming stars.

  • Great Idea, Poor Execution

    Apparently Zeus's Team missed the point of drafting a back-up defense. In Week 8, both Arizona and Jacksonville will be on bye.

  • Team of Champions

    Zeus'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 (Mike Evans, DeMarco Murray, and Jimmy Graham).

  • Defense Wins Championships?

    Zeus's Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.

Player Analysis

    • Mike Evans, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 6
    Monster Mike

    Second only to Jordy Nelson in receiving TDs last season, Evans appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than any other wide receiver.

    • DeMarco Murray, RB
    • Round 2, Pick 15
    Zeus's Team is Down With DeMarco

    Finishing the year with 1,664 total yards and 12 touchdowns, only David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell appeared on more postseason fantasy rosters than Murray.

    • Joe Mixon, RB
    • Round 4, Pick 35
    Following Your Heart?

    According to projections, Joe Mixon will fall outside of the NFL top-20 in both rushing TDs (30th with 5.7) and yards (28th with 712). Seems like Zeus's Team just went with their gut on this one.

    • Sammy Watkins, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 46
    Rethinking That One

    Sammy Watkins may not justify his 46th overall draft pick if projections hold true. Currently, he is estimated to fall outside the NFL's top-30 in both yards (45th with 915) and TDs (43rd with 6.1).

    • Jimmy Graham, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 55
    Scintillating Seahawk

    A bargain at his ADP last season, no tight end appeared on more first-place fantasy rosters than Jimmy Graham.

Best Available

Zeus's Team is projected to have a pair of below-average positions (RB and WR), but RB is clearly their weakest unit and an area that will likely need an upgrade.

    • Frank Gore
    • Rank 74, ADP 103
    • Bilal Powell
    • Rank 78, ADP 100
    • Doug Martin
    • Rank 90, ADP 105
    • Derrick Henry
    • Rank 91, ADP 113
  • 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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Zeus's Team
1. (6) Mike Evans (TB - WR)
2. (15) DeMarco Murray (Ten - RB)
3. (26) Terrelle Pryor Sr. (Was - WR)
4. (35) Joe Mixon (Cin - RB)
5. (46) Sammy Watkins (LAR - WR)
6. (55) Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE)
7. (66) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
8. (75) Arizona (Ari - DEF)
9. (86) Adam Vinatieri (Ind - K)
10. (95) Danny Woodhead (Bal - RB)
11. (106) Donte Moncrief (Ind - WR)
12. (115) Dak Prescott (Dal - QB)
13. (126) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
14. (135) Corey Coleman (Cle - WR)
15. (146) Jacksonville (Jax - DEF)

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