Deflaters Gonna Deflate (ID# 391901)

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The Farting Ferrets Draft Report Card

DeAndre Hopkins
Jordy Nelson
Latavius Murray
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With Too Many Reaches Early, The Farting Ferrets Is Good Enough to Barely Miss Playoffs

Draft Summary

The GM of The Farting Ferrets took the fourth overall pick in the draft and turned it into a pretty decent team. Unless of course they planned on winning, because if that was the plan, then it didn't go very well. The Farting Ferrets will need to make some moves to improve their playoff chances, currently projected to finish seventh in Deflaters Gonna Deflate League with a record of 6-7-0 (1,792 points). They went after the diva position early, using three of their first five selections on WRs DeAndre Hopkins (first round), Jordy Nelson (second round), and Golden Tate (fifth round). They also have one of the lowest-scoring groups of RBs in the league, as they added Latavius Murray, Giovani Bernard, Jonathan Stewart, and Christine Michael.

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Keeper Summary

The Farting Ferrets made use of their only keeper position to hold on to Julius Thomas (82.1 ADP). From an ADP perspective, he is less valuable than a first-round draft pick.


Week 9 could be a frustrating one for The Farting Ferrets, as their top two projected scorers (Kirk Cousins and DeAndre Hopkins) will be on bye that week. Looking at the entire season, they have a harder-than-average slate. The Farting Ferrets could run into an early buzz saw, as the first four games of their season are projected to be more difficult than the league average.

Draft Notes

  • May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

    The Farting Ferrets might need to consult a fortune teller each week. Their top-drafted QB (Kirk Cousins) and second-drafted QB (Ryan Fitzpatrick) have similar seasonal point projections.

  • Afraid to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    With seven "low-risk" players among their 16 picks, The Farting Ferrets is looking for dependable help.

  • Digging Deep

    Tyler Boyd is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues, but will surely reward The Farting Ferrets for their faith! Or not.

Player Analysis

    • D. Hopkins, WR
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    PPR Superhero

    DeAndre Hopkins is expected to be a strong possession receiver this year, and his 99 projected catches rank fourth in the league.

    • Jordy Nelson, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 21
    The Alchemist

    The Farting Ferrets chose a WR who's highly likely to turn a deep ball into TD gold. Jordy Nelson is projected to rank fourth among NFL WRs in plays over 40 yards with 5.4 and TDs over 40 yards with 2.1.

    • L. Murray, RB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    How Rebellious of You

    The Farting Ferrets said 'no' to the tradition of fantasy drafting a RB early, waiting until the third round to pick up their first (Latavius Murray).

    • Golden Tate, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 52
    Rethinking That One

    Golden Tate went with the 52nd pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (28th) and receiving yards (21st) with 6.9 and 1,036 respectively.

    • G. Bernard, RB
    • Round 6, Pick 69
    A Bit of a Reach

    The Farting Ferrets went out on a limb with their sixth-round pick. Across all Yahoo! leagues, Giovani Bernard has an ADP of 101.8, but he was grabbed at pick No. 69. Patience is a virtue, The Farting Ferrets.

Best Available

With three subpar positions on The Farting Ferrets, TE and RB are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Clive Walford
    • Rank 157, ADP 130
    • Jordan Cameron
    • Rank 169, ADP 134
    • Karlos Williams
    • Rank 166, ADP 116
    • DeAndre Washington
    • Rank 167, ADP 125
  • Bye Week Points Lost

    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-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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The Farting Ferrets
1. (4) DeAndre Hopkins (Hou - WR)
2. (21) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (28) Latavius Murray (Min - RB)
4. (45) Jonathan Stewart (Car - RB)
5. (52) Golden Tate (Det - WR)
6. (69) Giovani Bernard (Cin - RB)
7. (76) Allen Hurns (Jax - WR)
8. (93) Kirk Cousins (Was - QB)
9. (100) Willie Snead (NO - WR)
10. (117) Christine Michael (GB - RB)
11. (124) Virgil Green (Den - TE)
12. (141) Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ - QB)
13. (148) Tyler Boyd (Cin - WR)
14. (165) Green Bay (GB - DEF)
15. (172) Cairo Santos (KC - K)
16. (189) Julius Thomas (Mia - TE)

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