43-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joe Horn in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Joe Horn Contract Information:
Cut by Atlanta in August of 2008.
Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome has spoken to Horn's agent, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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Joe Horn: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)It's uncertain how interested the Dolphins are, but a guy like Horn could add some valuable experience to the team's receiving corps and perhaps act as a mentor to the likes of Ted Ginn, Derek Hagan, Davone Bess.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)A former star wideout for the Saints, Horn could be given a shot at a team in need of a veteran to improve their depth at wide receiver, though nothing is guaranteed given his age (36) and recent history of injuries.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)This is now going beyond Horn unhappy with his playing time -- he really wants nothing to do with the Falcons' franchise. "I'm ready to get it solved and move on. The longer I stay here, the worse it's going to get," Horn said. The veteran receiver is contemplating giving back some of the $2.5 million guaranteed to speed up the deal. Horn said he could begin practicing with the team, but has instead decided to put himself on medical rehabilitation and work solely on running and agility drills, drawing speculation that Horn is avoiding practicing with the Falcons' full offense. If Horn is willing to give up a considerable sum of his guaranteed money, the Falcons would certainly give Horn his release.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Joe Horn.
Horn's best years are behind him, and may not be on the Falcons' roster for much longer. He's been somewhat injury prone his whole career, but he's missed a total of 13 games in his last three seasons, and has yet to catch above 50 passes or score more than five touchdowns since 2004. If he's not cut or traded by Week 1, Horn will have a minimal role on an already questionable receiving corps for the Falcons.
Another receiver who gorged himself at the Saintsí passing-game feast last year, Horn averaged a whopping 11.13 yards per look (second only to teammate Devery Henderson) and caught three passes of 40 yards or more despite missing the better part of seven games to a lingering groin injury. At 6-1, 213, Horn is a tough, physical receiver whoís unafraid to mix it up over the middle of the field and will fight for the ball in traffic. Heís a smooth route runner and can still get behind defenders on occasion, but heís lost a step or two from earlier in his career. Hornís durability has also become a concern Ė aside from the games he missed in 2006, he also missed three in 2005 due to a hamstring strain. At age 35, it would a surprise if he reversed this trend and stayed injury free. Of course, now Horn takes his act to Atlanta where heíll fit into the receiving mix with disappointing former first-round draft picks Michael Jenkins and Roddy White and catch passes from the erratic Michael Vick. Donít be surprised if his per-play numbers get cut in half.
After five years of being one of the most consistently productive receivers in the league, Horn missed four games with a hamstring injury in 2005 and slumped to his lowest totals and per play production since he became a starter. Horn caught just 47 percent of the passes thrown in his direction and his 6.25 yards per target was the fourth-lowest mark in the league among receivers with 100 or more. While itís easy to read an age-related decline into this, hamstring injuries can nag receivers well after they return to action (see Randy Mossís 2004 campaign), and Aaron Brooksí implosion and eventual benching certainly didnít help. Even if Horn has lost something at age 34, he relies more on his route-running, size and body control than sprinter speed, and having an accurate thrower in Drew Brees should help him bounce back. How the Saints integrate Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister into the offense remains to be seen, and though it could reduce Hornís targets, it should also open up opportunities in the middle of the field.
Horn has been remarkably reliable over the last several seasons, posting 1,250-plus yards in four of the last five and posting 10-plus touchdowns in consecutive seasons. At 6-1, 213 pounds, Horn has good size, excellent quickness and the speed to get behind defenders. Hornís not a great route-runner, and his hands are merely average, but as Aaron Brooksí favorite target, Horn sees a lot of passes. Horn was sixth in the NFL in targets last season with 157 and 10th in red-zone targets with 20, seven of which he converted into scores. At 33, Hornís not getting any better, but given he stayed healthy in 2004 and posted career numbers in almost every category, we expect him to perform at this level for another season or two. Horn signed a six-year, $42 million contract extension in May that gave him $7 million to sign and a $1 million roster bonus. So, those who believe players (especially the show-boat types like Horn) perform at their best only when financially motivated might want to downgrade him a couple spots. Those less cynical should expect another 1,250+ yard season and at least nine TDs.
Horn was kept out of the end zone in seven of his eight games the second half of the season but made like ET after torching a depleted Giants secondary for four TDs. Horn caught six TDs on just eight red-zone receptions, so heís not a big factor inside the 20. Overall, he was targeted 130 times (60 percent completions). Heís not afraid to go over the middle, either, with 13 catches and four scores in that area of the field. Horn should once again be productive in í04, but at 32, his best days are probably behind him.
The routine is pretty well established by now. Horn complains about his role in the offseason. Horn talks smack to any opponent who will listen (and some who won't). Horn puts up monster numbers for three months. Horn disappears in the latter part of the