Draft Grade: C-
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The poor draft position for Long is My Horn proved too great an obstacle to overcome. After selecting seventh overall, they're projected to finish eighth in The Meaner Beaners League with a record of 1-13-0 (2,077 points). With their first five picks, Long is My Horn focused on balance, selecting QB Tom Brady (23rd overall), RBs Ray Rice (7th) and Jamaal Charles (10th), and WRs Roddy White (26th) and DeSean Jackson (39th). They have one of the least prolific quartets of WRs in the league, as they added White, Jackson, Mike Williams, and Miles Austin.
The Season Ahead
Week 10 looks to be a difficult one, as the top three projected scorers on Long is My Horn (Tom Brady, Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles) will be sitting out with byes. They have the hardest schedule in the league when factoring in opponents' projected points. Along with the most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Long is My Horn. Starting in Week 5, Long is My Horn will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Strongest Position: Long is My Horn has two positional units projected to beat their slot's league average, RB (by 3.2%) and K (2.0%).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Long is My Horn might need to hit the waiver wire in Week 10, as both QBs they selected will be on bye that week (Tom Brady and Alex Smith).
- Biggest Steal: Long is My Horn may have found a steal in the ninth round, grabbing Chris Johnson (71st overall pick vs. ADP of 26.9).
- Hit the Waiver Wire: Long is My Horn will need a hand from the waiver wire in Week 11, as their only K (Dan Bailey) and only DEF (Dallas) will both be on bye that week.
- Digging Deep: Terrance Williams is owned in less than 10% of all Yahoo! leagues (0%). Perhaps he will reward Long is My Horn for their faith.
- Don't Rock the Boat: Long is My Horn was focused on a steady squad, grabbing eight consistent players out of 18 picks.
Toyota Top Picks
- Ray Rice
1st Round (7th Pick)
Ray Rice went with the seventh overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately for Long is My Horn, he is projected to miss the top 10 in the NFL in both rushing yards (18th with 1,100) and TDs (14th with 7.8).
- Jamaal Charles
2nd Round (10th Pick)
Traditionalist: Long is My Horn stuck to the tried-and-true fantasy strategy of choosing RB-RB to start the draft, nabbing Ray Rice and Jamaal Charles right off the bat.
- Tom Brady
3rd Round (23rd Pick)
Reaching for the Best: Although they got the highest-ranked QB left on the board, Long is My Horn may have reached a little on Tom Brady in the third round (23rd overall pick vs. ADP of 37.1).
- Roddy White
4th Round (26th Pick)
Roddy White ranks eighth in the league among WRs with 257 projected fantasy points, 19.0% higher than the average at that position.
- DeSean Jackson
5th Round (39th Pick)
While drafted 39th overall, DeSean Jackson is not projected among the NFL's top 10 in either receiving TDs (58th with 4.7) or receiving yards (22nd with 1,040).
Calling an Audible
While Long is My Horn is projected to have four below-average positions, DEF is clearly their weakest unit (22.3% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Tampa Bay Defense
Rank: 219 ADP: 140.67
New York Defense
Rank: 234 ADP: 140.71
San Diego Defense
Rank: 236 ADP: 144.77
Rank: 252 ADP: 146.57
- Player Points by Bye WeekPointsEach 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 NumberBars 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 LeagueThe 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 PointsWeekWeek-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..."