I've run zone with a few teams and I think by far the best benefit is that you don't have to have a deep team. You can play 9 - 10 deep no problem. I've even run 8 man teams with very little fatigue issues. What that means is that if you're recruiting with 5 open spots, you really need to only fill 2-3 of them, going for quality over quantity. Also, players with low stamina overlooked by press or man teams, are in your wheelhouse. Given the same player with the same stamina, and same fatigue level setting, the zone player will get about 10 minutes more than the press player and 5 minutes more than the man to man player.