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Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers

Cream Rises To The Top


Jones’ 5.55 YPC on first- and second-down carries trailed only Alvin Kamara (6.24) for best in the league last year. Jamaal Williams averaged 3.80 YPC on first- and second-down in 2017.

He’s slid two rounds since the announcement of his two game suspension, he is a screaming value if you can get him in the ninth round. We already knew he was going to be competing in a crowded backfield so missing two games really shouldn’t be a big hit to his overall production. The likelihood of either of the other two backs taking over the role is slim, Jones should be able to carve out 10 touches a game when he gets back with fresh legs. They are all high risk for injuries so I’m hoping this added rest will help Jones in the long run.


07/21/18, 06:51 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Solidified Role


In 2017, Nelson Agholor had 62 recs, 768 yds, 9 TDs and 7 games of WR2 or better. There is no reason he wouldn't maintain this output, even with additions in the offense. Agholor had to carve out a role for himself and beat out incumbent Jordan Matthews. This year he'll be the main slot receiver and have an established role from the start.


07/21/18, 06:49 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sterling Shepard

New York Giants

Buying The Slot Receiver in a Shurmur Offense


Sterling Shepard is currently 24 years old with a 124/1,414/10 career line, in two seasons. He finished 2017 as the WR42 in 11 games (WR22 in FP/G) with only a 13.9% target share. He finished 2016 as the WR36 as a rookie. He's currently being drafted as the WR42 in MFL10’s.

Shepard does see more targets (+2.7), get more receptions (+2.3), more yards (+28), and get about three more PPR points per game when Beckham is out. But he still averages over 11 PPR points per game when he is playing. Apparently Shepard is more open in the end-zone when Beckham is playing, as he averages three times as many TD’s when they are both playing.


07/21/18, 06:47 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Allen Hurns

Jacksonville Jaguars

Plenty of Targets in Dallas


He’s been hampered by injuries over the past couple of years, but when he has stayed healthy and gotten the targets he has been successful. His best season was in 2015, he had 105 Targets for 64 Receptions at 1031 Yards for 10 TDs, that’s 16.11 Yards Per Reception and a 61% Catch Rate coming from Blake Bortles. He finished as the WR14 in Standard Scoring and WR18 in PPR.

He's an amazing value in the 11th round of current best-ball drafts.


07/21/18, 06:41 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Second Team Breath's New Life Into TE


Outside Brady, Luck is the only other QB to support 2 TE's, both Fleener and Allen had 8 TD's with Luck. Frank Reich runs 2 TE sets very successfully - see: 2018 Eagles. TE1's for Coach Reich have never finished worse than 12th. Yes, Doyle would seem like the obvious choice after last season, but that was with Brissett who needed a quick dump off outlet. Luck isn't a check-down machine.

Eric Ebron has lined up "everywhere" in the Colts offense. And the new tight end already is beginning to feel at home in Indianapolis. Without a strong WR2, Ebron could see a large number of targets. The Colt's line-up in two TE sets more than any other team in the NFL.


07/21/18, 06:36 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Matt Breida

San Francisco 49ers

Filling Coleman Role


“One guy who stood out at Niners practice to me was RB Matt Breida. No one talks about him, but the dude is gonna get some run this year. Fast downhill player.”

This is just some more camp hype from a beat reporter, but if they don’t get another running back through trade or free-agency Brieda is going to see plenty of touches to pay off being picked in the 15th round of fantasy drafts. McKinnon has never had over 205 touches in a season, that leaves plenty of opportunity in a Shanahan offense.


07/21/18, 06:28 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeSean McCoy

Buffalo Bills

McCoy starring down 30 with uncertainty


LeSean McCoy, despite ending the year as the #7 fantasy running back in standard leagues was a slight disappointment for fantasy owners last year. McCoy played in all 16 regular season games, but only cracked 100 yards rushing 4 times, and averaged 4.0 yards per rush, which was 23rd in the NFL. That all happened with a formidable QB with a scrambling ability that defenses had to respect, presumably allowing McCoy some more room before tacklers ascended.
The Bills have the least sexy QB situation in the entire NFL in my opinion. With Tyrod Taylor at the helm for most of the season last year, the bills had the 31st passing offense. None of the QBs on the Bills roster are considered mobile and without a wide receiver on their roster worthy of drafting in any fantasy formats, defenses can stack the box against McCoy. McCoy will be overused, underperform and probably get hurt because of it. McCoy’s ADP is in the second round, but wouldn’t touch him until the fourth or beginning of the fifth round.


06/29/18, 12:42 PM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

Hill lookin' busty with chiefs new look.


Tyreek Hill had a great 2017, amounting 75 receptions for 1183 yards and 7 touchdowns in 15 games. He’s currently being drafted in the middle of the third round in standard leagues, which would appear to be a great value. However, with promoted RB coach Eric Bieniemy presumably in-line to be the primary play caller, a new QB, Travis Kelce receiving the #1 target share and the addition of Sammy Watkins, I expect Hill’s numbers to decrease dramatically.
I believe Hill to be more of a boom or bust player this year. There’s no denying his break-away speed and ability to separate from defenders, and with Mahomes cannon of an arm, I expect them to connect deep on occasion. However, I believe Sammy Watkins to be the more complete receiver and likely to take more of the target share from Hill. Bundled with the change in offensive strategy toward the end of last year to run the ball more, the change to a young QB presumably resulting in a more conservative game plan, I see a major decline in the amount of touches Hill will get and see him as more of a 5-6 round flex play guy.


06/21/18, 10:54 AM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron Could Use Some Luck


Colts signed TE Eric Ebron, formerly of the Lions, to a two-year contract. Coach Frank Reich called Ebron an "elite tight end."

The last time we saw Andrew Luck healthy (2016), the Colts used 2+ TE sets at the 3rd-highest rate in the NFL and had the 6th-highest target share to TEs.


04/01/18, 11:32 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

Hyde and Seek


Browns agreed to terms with RB Carlos Hyde, formerly of the 49ers, on a three-year, $15 million contract.

Obtaining Hyde has several trickle-down effects; first it replaces Crowell who signed with the Jets, it probably diminishes Duke Johnson’s value a bit. Hyde is a better all-around back than Crowell was and will certainly take over the goal-line work seeing that he’s got 20+ pounds on Duke. It also reduces the likelihood that Cleveland takes Saquon Barkley with the 4th pick in the draft. They will most likely look to draft a defensive player (Chubb) or trade down again.


04/01/18, 11:28 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jerick McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings

McKinnon Goes West For Gold-Rush


49ers agreed to terms with RB Jerick McKinnon, formerly of the Vikings, on a four-year, $30 million contract.

McKinnon averaged a ho-hum 3.8 yards a carry for the Vikings and scored three rushing touchdowns. By contrast, San Francisco's former lead runner, Carlos Hyde, averaged 3.9 yards an attempt in 2017 and had eight rushing touchdowns.

It appears as though Shanahan is enamored with McKinnon's athletic metrics, but I'm not so sure he was "pounding the table" to get him. This move could push the Niner's to cut Joe Williams.


04/01/18, 11:12 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.sacbee.com


Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Eagles Keep Improving


Eagles signed WR Mike Wallace to a one-year contract.
Mike Wallace can still move posting a top five max speed among wide receivers last season. He will fill the void left by Torrey Smith as a speed vertical threat.


04/01/18, 11:08 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Terrelle Pryor

Washington Redskins

Jets Searching For Weapons


Jets agreed to terms with WR Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Washington and Cleveland.

Second year in a row on a new team doesn’t really help Pryor's cause, but I like the idea of him on the field with Teddy Bridgewater at some point. I would imagine, with some creativity, the Jets could really design some innovative gadget plays.
The Jets receiving corps really looks like a bunch of question marks at this point though, no telling what the week-to-week outcome will be with these guys.
Jermaine Kearse: 65 catches, 810 yards, 5 touchdowns (2017)
Robby Anderson: 63 catches, 941 yards, 7 touchdowns (2017)
Quincy Enunwa: 58 catches, 857 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)
Terrelle Pryor: 77 catches, 1007 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)


04/01/18, 11:04 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Henderson

Denver Broncos

Sleeper Watch


Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team is "counting on" Carlos Henderson making an impact in 2018.

If you are paying attention to Staggs projections there is plenty of opportunity for Henderson to step into a solid number of targets in the slot. Henderson was hindered by injury and awful QB play last year. Being drafted in the 18th round or later in best-ball leagues, Henderson is the late round flyer that should be on your radar.


04/01/18, 11:00 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.denverpost.com


Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Watson Returns To Big Easy


Saints signed TE Ben Watson, formerly of the Ravens, to a one-year contract.

Watson had 74 catches on 110 targets for 825 yards and 6 TD’s when he was with the Saints in 2015. After missing 2016 he had a pretty good year with Baltimore last year despite an anemic offense, with 61 catches on 79 targets for 522 yards and 4 TD’s. He’s not a bad late round flyer TE. He’s basically free right now, but I expect by the time the season starts he’ll be being drafted within the top 20 at the position.


04/01/18, 10:54 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jeff Janis

Green Bay Packers

Janis Truthers Challenged


Browns officially signed former Packers’ WR Jeff Janis.
The combine superstar never amounted to anything in Green Bay, I highly doubt Cleveland is the place for him to finally break-out.


04/01/18, 10:50 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Jets Sign Rawls


Rawls had five RB1 games in 2015, one in 2016, and has been a disappointment since. He’s not worth your time in fantasy, but he could cause enough disruption in the Jets backfield to cut any upside we might have hoped for from Isaiah Crowell.


04/01/18, 10:48 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.newyorkjets.com


Allen Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars

Coo coo ca choo Mr. Robinson


Bears signed WR Allen Robinson, formerly of the Jaguars, to a three-year, $42 million contract.

This is a great move for Robinson and Chicago. Nagy’s offense and the young QB, Trubiski, should benefit Robinson at least as much as Bortles did, and Chicago gets the top WR in free agency.
Everyone on the team will be in a new scheme so there will be an adjustment, but as they start to gel we should see a big second half. Robinson’s recovery from a torn ACL doesn’t scare me away from drafting him in the late third/early fourth, his current MFL10 ADP is 43 overall while his Draft app ADP is 59.9. I expect Robinson to be somewhere in the range of 75 receptions, for 1100 yards and 8 TD’s.


03/24/18, 08:25 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sammy Watkins

Los Angeles Rams

KC Building Strong Air Attack


Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins, formerly of the Rams, to a three-year, $48 million contract.

I’m a big Sammy truther so getting him in the 5th or 6th round is a pure power move. His current Draft app ADP of 87.1 is an absolute steal, his MFL10 ADP of 69.5 is still a great value in my opinion. There are quite a few options for high targets in KC so I don’t expect him to see the 128 targets he saw his rookie year, but he should definitely see more than the 70 he saw last year. He’ll have an entire offseason to work with the near-rookie QB, and at age 25 he should have enough burst left to have a 70 catch, 1050 yd, 8TD line. For his career he has 16 receptions on 30 targets for 12 TD’s in the Red Zone, and 9 receptions on 13 targets, for 8 TD’s inside the opponents 10. He should be the exact WR the Chiefs need to get over the hump. As a team the Chiefs were 34/75 for 13 TD’s in the Red-Zone last year and 12/24 for 10 TD inside the 10.


03/24/18, 08:19 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com


Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins

Vikings Like That


Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. The deal is believed to be for around $86 million, and reports are it will be fully-guaranteed, a landmark for an NFL free agent.

Should be a lateral move for Kirk as far as fantasy, better WR’s, but fewer passes thrown in this offense. A healthy Dalvin Cook should be able to run out the clock if they are up in the second half of games and take the ball out of Cousins hands near the end zone. It should also help the overall efficiency of the offense so all in all it increases his floor, but cuts any garbage-time production we’ve seen with Washington. Kyle Rudolph becomes a big benefactor here, Cousins loves his TE, especially near the end-zone.


03/24/18, 08:16 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

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Contents of the '18 Pyro Draft Kit Volume 1

Tab 01: Introduction

 

- Background info about the kit
- Stagg Party's baby (the kid is a beast!)
- Buy the kit and get all future updates automatically sent 
- Twitter accounts


Tab 02: Bye Weeks

 

-Each NFL team's bye week
-Week 4 thru Week 12 are the bye weeks this season



 

There is nothing worse than having 4 WRs that all have the same bye week, or drafting a backup at QB or TE that has the same bye week as your starter

 

 

Tab 03: 2018 NFL Schedule Grid

 

-A grid of all 32 NFL team's full-season schedule
-Birdseye view of the 2018 NFL season
-When do the players you are targeting have bye weeks?
-Quick view of who players you are targeting are playing in your #FF playoffs

 


 

Every team and every game across all 17 weeks for the upcoming season



Tab 04: NFL Team Depth Charts for 2018

 

-The current depth chart for every NFL team
-Who is the Goal Line and 3rd Down Running Back?
-WR1, WR2 & WR3
-Find team position holes and thus opportunities
-Categorized by Division

 

 

Opportunity knocks...

 


Tab 05: Strength of Schedule

 

-SoS from Week 1 thru 16 
-First 8-games SoS vs Second Half 8-games SoS
-SoS for Fantasy Playoffs  (Week 14-16 & 14-17)
-Weekly Breakout Good & Bad Matchups for Every Position
-SoS from Week 1 thru 17
-"The SoS is worth $20 alone" -Jim Ross



 

We are pioneers of Strength of Schedule in terms of fantasy football if you can find someone doing it before us, I'd be surprised
 

Tab 06: All Position Rankings


-50 QBs ranked
-80 RBs ranked
-100 WRs ranked
-50 TEs ranked
-SoS, Playoff SoS & Bye Week listed

 


Player rankings based off of the Collective Pyro ranking created from the average of Stagg Party, d-Rx®, and Houdini's player rankings

Tab 07: Tiered Rankings

-d-Rx's Tiers
-Stagg Party's Tiers
-Houdini's Tiers
-Pyro Collective Tiers
-Pyro PPR Collective Tiers

 

 
a glimpse of d-Rx, Houdini, Stagg Party's Running Back Tiers - then the Collective average of our choices and a column for you to enter your own tiers into

 

Tab 08: Top-200 Fantasy Rankings

-Position rank
-SoS for regular season and playoffs for each player
-Bye weeks
-Auction value
-Auction value range


 

Players ranked 32 thru 45 (with Team, SoS, Playoff SoS, Bye Week & Auction Value columns)

Tab 09: Kickers & Defenses

-Every team kicker ranked 
-All 32 defenses and special teams ranked
-Advice on when to take Kickers and defenses in your drafts


 

A glimpse of kickers & defenses ranked 7 thru 14... you can win leagues because of remarkable play from both of these afterthought positions

Tab 10: PPR Rankings


 

 

Seems as though most people play PPR now, so this is an important tab 

 

Tab 11: Rookies & Combine Results


-Pre-Draft Combine Stats for all rookies
-Fantasy relevance coloring to help pinpoint rookies that will play
-Listed by order drafted for QB, RB, WR & TE

 

 

 

Tab 12: Pyro Power Rankings

 

-FF Points scored by each team on offense (+per game average)
-League Rank for points scored
-Heat map coloring to help see the good, bad and the ugly teams
-FF Points allowed by each team on defense (+ per game average) 
-Point Differential from offense to defense for fantasy scoring


One of the best ways to see the best NFL teams for fantasy football is this Point Differential Chart

 


Tab 13:
 Touchdown Dependency Charts

-Total fantasy points for every player and detailed info how they got those points
-Passing yards, pts from pass yards, % of pts from pass yards
-Passing TDs, pts from pass TDs, % of fantasy points from TDs
-Interceptions and fumbles lost and pts lost from those for QBs
-QB rushing stats
-Rushing yards, pts from rush yards, % of pts from rush yards
-Rushing TDs, pts from rush TDs, % of fantasy points from TD
-Receiving yards, pts from receiving yards, % of pts from rush yards
-Every position, every player's scoring from 2017 in detail 


 

Passing yards, points from passing yards, passing yards % of total points, passing TDs, Ints, rush yards, etc... and this glimpse above includes just the QBs 11-20. We include every position in this tab...

 

Tab 14: Snap Counts

-Total offensive snaps for each skilled player in the NFL
-Tally of every snap from every team in 2017
-Offensive snap percentage (WR best Marvin Jones 96.3% of all snaps!)
-Special teams snaps included

 
 

Always best to draft fantasy players that are on the field the most

Tab 15: Team Tendencies

-Redzone reception distribution in 2017
-Reception & target distribution by position
-Receiving yard distribution by position
-% of receiving TDs by position
-% of receptions allowed by position
-% of receiving yardage allowed by position
-% of receiving TDs allowed by position
-Under center vs. shotgun playcalling splits
-Passing behind the line of scrimmage
-Playcalling %'s
-2016 & 2017 offensive pace stats

 
 

Only Stagg Party can do #FF charts like these

 


Tab 16:
 Stat Projections by Stagg Party

-Projections for every fantasy relevant player on all 32 teams
-Passing yards, Rushing yards, TDs, total points, and weekly averages
-Standard & PPR point total projections 
-Target projections
-Up to 10 players on a team with stat projections for 2018

 
 

a glimpse of Stagg Party's fantasy stat projections for the Chicago Bears

 


Tab 17:
 MFL10 ADP

-MFL10 charts to help show ADP trends for every player
-March, April, May, June ADP stats
-ADP March to June move trend heat-mapping
-Times a player has been picked each month across MFL10 drafts

 
 

Jerrick McKinnon, Allen Robinson, Royce Freeman are the biggest climbers in MFL10s since March

 


Tab 18:
 Weekly Scoring Database (PPR)


-A matrix of fantasy points scored each week by every player
-Birdseye view of week-to-week scoring across each position
-Every game, every player, every position, every #FF point per game


 

 

Great way to see an individuals game-to-game consistency vs. explosion game players


Tab 19:
 QB Targets, Touches & Looks

-TT&L over the past 5 season for quarterbacks 
-Games, Looks, Completions, Passing Attempts, Yards, TDs
-4 point vs 6 point for TD pass splits for the past 5 fantasy season
-Looks at the best QB seasons for fantasy since 2013



 

Amazing way to see all the vital stats for the past 5 season for QBs

 

Tab 20: RB Targets, Touches & Looks

-TT&L over the past 5 season for Running Backs
-Games, Looks, Touches, Total Yards, Rushing Yards, Receiving Yards,
-Rushing TDs vs Receiving TDs
-Standard Scoring vs. PPR
-Targets & Receptions
-Fantasy Points per game played splits for the past 5 fantasy season
-Looks at the best RB seasons for fantasy since 2013

 

Tab 21: WR Targets, Touches & Looks

-TT&L over the past 5 season for Wide Receivers
-Games, Looks, Catch %, Yards per Target, Receptions, Yards and Rec TDs
-Standard Scoring vs. PPR
-Targets & Receptions
-Fantasy Points per game played splits for the past 5 fantasy season
-Looks at the best WR seasons for fantasy since 2013

 


Tab 22: TE Targets, Touches & Looks

-TT&L over the past 5 season for Tight Ends
-Games, Looks, Catch %, Yards per Target, Receptions, Yards and Rec TDs
-Standard Scoring vs. PPR
-Targets & Receptions
-Fantasy Points per game played splits for the past 5 fantasy season
-Looks at the best TE seasons for fantasy since 2013

 

Tab 23: Top Positional Weeks (top-12 #FF weeks) 

-How many weeks in the top-12 at QB, RB, WR & TE
-Which weeks and how many point's TPW players scored in their top-12 week
-% of QB1, RB1, WR1, or TE1 games on the season
-Stats for TPW weeks


 

In 2017, there were 69 different RBs that had RB1 performances

 

 

 

 

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