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    Thundering Horseshoe Draft Report Card


    Despite a Set of Beast RBs, Thundering Horseshoe Embarrassed Themselves

    Draft Summary

    You know what, Thundering Horseshoe, maybe you should just hold off on pursuing your dreams for a while. Maybe just ask them where they're going and hook up with 'em later, when you have a team capable of winning. Thundering Horseshoe is projected to finish 12th in Stampede Blue League 7 League with a record of 0-13-0 (1,443 points). They aimed for having a roster with balance throughout, taking QB Russell Wilson (58th overall), RBs DeMarco Murray (10th) and Rashad Jennings (34th), and WRs A.J. Green (15th) and T.Y. Hilton (39th). They ended up with one of the best groups of RBs in the league, as they have Murray, Jennings, Chris Johnson, and Darren Sproles for their rotation.

    Brutal draft. Still, you should nominate yourself for the Toyota Hall Of Fame. That way, your players will have to live up to the pressure.


    Thundering Horseshoe should use Week 11 to consider life's great mysteries, like why Greenland is ice and Iceland is green? It would be better than checking fantasy football that week. They have three players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Based on their opponents' projected points, they have the most challenging slate. Along with the most demanding overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for Thundering Horseshoe.

    Draft Notes

    • On Autopilot

      Choosing which WRs to start should be pretty obvious most weeks for Thundering Horseshoe, as projections show a healthy point difference between their third-ranked (Cecil Shorts III) and fourth-ranked (Jerricho Cotchery) wideouts.

    • Not Focused on Offense

      K is the only above-average position on Thundering Horseshoe.

    • QB Controversy?

      Thundering Horseshoe may have to rely on a Ouija board each week. Their top-drafted QB (Russell Wilson) and second-drafted QB (Ryan Tannehill) have fairly similar seasonal point projections.

    • Taking Some Time to get Warmed Up

      Thundering Horseshoe got off to a lackluster start, winding up with the weakest projected point total in the league during the first half of the draft.

    • A Pair of Proven Winners

      Thundering Horseshoe has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (DeMarco Murray and Knowshon Moreno) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

    • My One and Only

      Ignoring roster depth, Thundering Horseshoe chose only one player at three different positions (TE, DEF, and K).

    Player Analysis

      • DeMarco Murray, RB
      • Round 1, Pick 10
      Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme

      Get on up, it's DeMarco Murray time! He's predicted to run cool this season with 256 projected points.

      • A.J. Green, WR
      • Round 2, Pick 15
      267 More Reasons to Appreciate A.J. Green

      Green ranks sixth in the Stampede Blue League 7 League among WRs with 267 projected fantasy points.

      • R. Jennings, RB
      • Round 3, Pick 34
      A Choice That Wasn't Exactly Data-Driven

      Rashad Jennings went with the 34th overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately for Thundering Horseshoe, he's projected to miss the top-20 in the NFL in both rushing yards (21st with 869) and TDs (23rd with 5.8). Appears that Thundering Horseshoe just went with their gut on this one.

      • T.Y. Hilton, WR
      • Round 4, Pick 39
      Rethinking That One

      T.Y. Hilton went with the 39th pick, even though he's projected to fall outside of the top-20 in the NFL in both receiving TDs (28th) and receiving yards (27th) with 6.1 and 991 respectively.

      • Russell Wilson, QB
      • Round 5, Pick 58
      Not Afraid to Scramble

      With 482 projected rushing yards (ranking fourth among QBs), Russell Wilson has multiple ways to bring in points.

    Best Available

    There are five positions that Thundering Horseshoe could look to upgrade, including TE, which looks like their biggest area of need.

      • Owen Daniels
      • Rank 182, ADP 123
      • Jermichael Finley
      • Rank 186, ADP 121
      • Jared Cook
      • Rank 195, ADP 131
      • Brent Celek
      • Rank 211, ADP 123
    • 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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    Thundering Horseshoe
    1. (10) DeMarco Murray (Dal - RB)
    2. (15) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
    3. (34) Rashad Jennings (NYG - RB)
    4. (39) T.Y. Hilton (Ind - WR)
    5. (58) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
    6. (63) Chris Johnson (NYJ - RB)
    7. (82) Dwayne Allen (Ind - TE)
    8. (87) Darren Sproles (Phi - RB)
    9. (106) Andre Williams (NYG - RB)
    10. (111) Cecil Shorts III (Jax - WR)
    11. (130) Danny Amendola (NE - WR)
    12. (135) Mason Crosby (GB - K)
    13. (154) Miami (Mia - DEF)
    14. (159) Ryan Tannehill (Mia - QB)
    15. (178) Knowshon Moreno (Mia - RB)
    16. (183) Jerricho Cotchery (Car - WR)
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