Jerry Rice once stated, "I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that." Well, guess what, Zang's Fabulous Team, he isn't going to say that about your team either. Because that would be a lie. Zang's Fabulous Team is expected to finish ninth in Yahoo Public 795587 League with a record of 4-10-0 (1,524 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 Sammy Watkins (third round), T.Y. Hilton (fourth round), and Doug Baldwin (fifth round). They put together the most prolific RB tandem in the league, as they have Ezekiel Elliott and Lamar Miller on the roster.
Zang's Fabulous Team will need to plan ahead for Week 9, as their top two projected scorers (Andy Dalton and Carson Palmer) will be off that weekend. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a more-difficult-than-average slate. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Zang's Fabulous Team.
Brett Favre is Just a Phone Call Away
Zang's Fabulous Team grabbed a couple of QBs (Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton) that'll both be on bye in Week 9, and will be looking for a signal-caller. You can call Brett, but texting him isn't exactly recommended.
The coach of Zang's Fabulous Team might need to flip a coin. Their top-drafted QB (Carson Palmer) and second-drafted QB (Andy Dalton) have very similar seasonal point projections.
Zang's Fabulous Team minimized risk by choosing six consistent players among their 15 picks.
Defense Wins Championships?
Zang's Fabulous Team chose to go with two DEFs instead of loading up at other spots.
Ezekiel Elliott Doesn't Read the Playbook
- E. Elliott, RB
- Round 1, Pick 8
The playbook reads him. Zang's Fabulous Team should be in decent shape if Elliott gets his 321 projected touches this year.
- Lamar Miller, RB
- Round 2, Pick 13
Zang's Fabulous Team stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of going RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Ezekiel Elliott and Lamar Miller right off the bat.
- Sammy Watkins, WR
- Round 3, Pick 28
Zang's Fabulous Team chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Sammy Watkins is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 6 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.3.
Rethinking That One
- Doug Baldwin, WR
- Round 5, Pick 48
Doug Baldwin went with the 48th pick, but is projected to fall outside of the top-30 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (33rd) and receiving yards (32nd) with 6.3 and 949 respectively.
Was the 53rd Pick the Right Time for Carson Palmer?
- Carson Palmer, QB
- Round 6, Pick 53
Zang's Fabulous Team apparently believes it is. The Cardinals' quarterback is projected to earn 293 points this year, after putting up 320 last season.
With four below-average positions on Zang's Fabulous Team, TE and DEF are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.
- Vance McDonald
- Rank 148, ADP 138
- Jordan Cameron
- Rank 154, ADP 135
- Pittsburgh Defense
- Rank 219, ADP 134
- Indianapolis Defense
- Rank 253, ADP 129
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..."