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The Female Elfy Draft Report Card

Adrian Peterson
Jordy Nelson
Russell Wilson
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Although They Stretched for Some Early Picks, The Female Elfy Has Great Shot at Playoffs

Draft Summary

The Female Elfy parlayed a solid draft slot (fourth overall) into a respectable performance. With a mark of 7-6-0 (1,627 points), they're projected to finish sixth in The dirty dozen League. With their first five picks, The Female Elfy focused on a balanced offensive attack, selecting QB Russell Wilson (28th overall), RBs Adrian Peterson (4th) and Matt Forte (45th), and WRs Jordy Nelson (21st) and Larry Fitzgerald (52nd). They ended up with one of the lowest-scoring pairs of TEs in the league, as they have Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameron.

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Whether by good fortune or well-planned strategy, The Female Elfy has secured a favorable bye week schedule for their superstars. Of their top five players in projected points, none share a common off week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have a more-difficult-than-average schedule. Along with having the sixth-most grueling overall schedule, The Female Elfy has the second-softest last four games of the season.

Draft Notes

  • Get Off My Lawn

    With an average of 7.2 years of NFL experience, The Female Elfy is the oldest and by default, least exciting team in the league.

  • Golden Handcuff

    The Female Elfy hedged their bets by scooping up Jerick McKinnon in the 12th round to back up Adrian Peterson, his Vikings teammate (a first-round selection).

  • Not Cashing In

    Although he ranks in the top-5 in projected passing yards (fourth with 4,586), Matt Ryan is expected to place only 22nd in the NFL with 22.2 TD passes.

  • Arm Cannon

    The Female Elfy chose one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Matt Ryan. Among NFL QBs, he's forecasted to rank fourth in both plays over 40 yards with 11.5 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.4.

  • Mr. Mendoza

    Jerick McKinnon is owned in only 2% of all Yahoo! leagues. Let's hope that a.) The Female Elfy has some solid inside information, or b.) he's a close friend of the family.

Player Analysis

    • A. Peterson, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 4
    He's a Touchy, Feely Kind of Guy

    With 335 touches, Adrian Peterson is projected to rank second in the NFL in that category. How touching, The Female Elfy.

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

    The Female Elfy 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.

    • Russell Wilson, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 28
    Effective, Efficient, and Elite

    Wilson joined Brady and Rodgers as the only QBs to throw for more than 25 touchdowns and have fewer than 10 interceptions last season.

    • Julius Thomas, TE
    • Round 6, Pick 69
    Was Julius Thomas Worth it at Pick No. 69?

    The Female Elfy sure hopes so. The Jaguars' tight end is projected to put up 130 points this year, after getting 99 last year.

    • J. Matthews, WR
    • Round 7, Pick 76
    Was Jordan Matthews Worth it at Pick No. 76?

    The Female Elfy sure hopes so. The Eagles' WR is projected to earn 162 points this year, after putting up 181 last season.

Best Available

With four subpar positions on The Female Elfy, TE and DEF are projected as especially weak units that should be upgraded first.

    • Eric Ebron
    • Rank 132, ADP 135
    • Vance McDonald
    • Rank 146, ADP 138
    • Oakland Defense
    • Rank 184, ADP 122
    • Philadelphia Defense
    • Rank 206, ADP 142
  • 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 Female Elfy
1. (4) Adrian Peterson (Min - RB)
2. (21) Jordy Nelson (GB - WR)
3. (28) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
4. (45) Matt Forte (NYJ - RB)
5. (52) Larry Fitzgerald (Ari - WR)
6. (69) Julius Thomas (Jax - TE)
7. (76) Jordan Matthews (Phi - WR)
8. (93) James White (NE - RB)
9. (100) Vincent Jackson (TB - WR)
10. (117) Matt Ryan (Atl - QB)
11. (124) New England (NE - DEF)
12. (141) Jerick McKinnon (Min - RB)
13. (148) Mike Wallace (Bal - WR)
14. (165) Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE)
15. (172) Blair Walsh (Min - K)

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