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The Dead Horse Draft Report Card

Davante Adams
Najee Harris
D'Andre Swift
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In Spite of Some Value Picks, The Dead Horse are Good Enough to Barely Miss Playoffs

Draft Summary

The Dead Horse are no super team, but they could potentially reach the playoffs if they get a few breaks. After picking No. 8 overall, the team is predicted to land in 7th place in Eat My Cecil Shorts. The Dead Horse are in store for a mark of 7-7 (2,218 points) with the current roster.

  • David Johnson

Biggest Steal

What a nice late-round bargain for The Dead Horse, who got Johnson at No. 137, about three rounds later than his ADP of 109. Coming off a season in which he rushed for 691 yards and 6 TDs and had 33 catches for 314 yards and 2 TDs in 12 games, totaling 163 fantasy points, Johnson is projected to score 123 fantasy points with the Texans. That makes him a valuable No. 3 RB for this squad.

  • Michael Pittman Jr.

Going out on a Limb

You might have been a bit overeager when deciding to draft Pittman Jr. with the 5th pick of the 8th round, about two rounds earlier than his ADP of 125. Then again, maybe you're onto something. Projected to score 188 fantasy points this season with the Colts, he seems poised to take a step forward from his rookie year when he recorded 40 catches for 503 yards and 1 TD in 13 games to earn 79 fantasy points. Pittman Jr. will slot in as the No. 4 WR for The Dead Horse, according to projections.

Draft Notes

  • Week 10 will present a difficult challenge for The Dead Horse, as they have three players on a bye (Justin Fields, Darnell Mooney, and David Johnson). Luckily, Charlie Foxtrot, your Week 10 opponent, will be facing a similar issue with two players (Joe Burrow and Tyler Boyd) getting the week off.

  • For the second half of the season, The Dead Horse have one of the best schedules in Eat My Cecil Shorts based on projections with a late-season strength of schedule ranked as the 3rd easiest. In spite of that, for the season as a whole, The Dead Horse should expect a fairly balanced path that ranks as the 7th hardest.

  • The Dead Horse are leading the youth movement, assembling a roster with an average of 4.2 years of NFL experience, ranking as the youngest group in the league. Demonstrating their commitment to youth, they selected two rookies (Najee Harris and Justin Fields), the 3rd-highest total of first-year players in the league. In total, there were 14 rookies selected over the course of the Eat My Cecil Shorts draft.

  • Despite an unfilled position at TE in the 7th round, The Dead Horse selected WR Antonio Brown with the 80th pick, filling the WR/RB/TE flex position instead of a higher leverage position.

Player Analysis

  • 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 Dead Horse
1. (8) Davante Adams (GB - WR)
2. (17) Najee Harris (Pit - RB)
3. (32) D'Andre Swift (Det - RB)
4. (41) Kyler Murray (Ari - QB)
5. (56) Adam Thielen (Min - WR)
6. (65) Robby Anderson (Car - WR)
7. (80) Antonio Brown (TB - WR)
8. (89) Michael Pittman Jr. (Ind - WR)
9. (104) Darnell Mooney (Chi - WR)
10. (113) Noah Fant (Den - TE)
11. (128) Justin Fields (Chi - QB)
12. (137) David Johnson (Hou - RB)
13. (152) Mecole Hardman (KC - WR)
14. (161) Darrel Williams (KC - RB)
15. (176) Blake Jarwin (Dal - TE)
16. (185) New England (NE - DEF)
17. (200) Daniel Carlson (LV - K)

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