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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


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Denver Makes Case


Broncos signed QB Case Keenum, formerly of the Vikings, to a two-year, $36 million contract.

Well, I was hoping for more than a bridge QB for my favorite WR (D. Thomas), but this is a definite upgrade from the three stooges Denver put behind center last year.


03/24/18, 08:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Sparks Up Blount


The Lions signed free agent RB LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal worth $4.5M. He’s back with Matt Patricia, as the New England ties are strong.

The Lions have needed a true goal-line/power-back for years. I expect Blount to get between 150-200 touches and all the short-yardage carries. Detroit’s offense doesn’t really fit what Blount brings to the table, but I expect Patricia will have some influence over how the offense will operate from here-on-out.


03/24/18, 08:10 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Cleveland Browns

Money Ball: The Sequel


Hate to start out the offseason with the Cleveland Browns, but they are makin’ moves!
Browns acquired: Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, Damarious Randall
Browns gave up: 2018 3rd-round pick (No. 65), 2018 4th-round pick, 2019 7th-round pick, DeShone Kizer

Building with experienced quality performers that have something to prove, by selling inconsequential draft picks is exactly what Sashi Brown was building up for. It’s a shame he won’t be around to reap the rewards, but these are quality moves for a win-now mentality.


03/09/18, 09:37 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Hue Looks To TyGoat


Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who's pondering his future, is a fan of Tyrod Taylor and has said so on the ThomaHawk Show podcast.

Tyrod is just one season removed (2016) from being the QB11 in average fantasy ppg, including seven 20+ point weeks and six 15+ point weeks. Given the current talent on the O-line and skill position weapons he could improve on those numbers. He has the potential to be this year’s Alex Smith, definitely heading my late-round (12+) QB picks now.


03/09/18, 09:32 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Packers Get In On The Fun


The Packers have traded for QB DeShone Kizer from the Browns to Green Bay.

This is the best possible scenario for Kizer, who was thrown into the fire last season. Getting the chance to develop and learn behind the best in the business is the best chance he has for longevity.


03/09/18, 09:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Torrey Smith

Philadelphia Eagles

On The Move Again


The Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to the Panthers for CB Daryl Worley. Torrey Smith could fill the old Ted Ginn role which makes this fairly interesting. Stagg Party says it’s more of a boost for Cam than Torrey himself.

This is an absolute perfect fit, someone who isn’t going to demand the ball, but can take the top off a defense while McCaffrey, Olsen, and Cam work underneath. Torrey is looking like a great late-round flyer.


03/09/18, 09:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Henry Hype Train Has Clear Track


DeMarco Murray was released by the Titans.
No surprise here, expect Derick Henry to be a lead back with 250+ touches, but they will bring in someone that will play the third-down, pass-catching role out of the backfield. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sign someone like Jerick McKinnon or Rex Burkhead, or even Darren Sproles or Charles Sims. There are also plenty of options in the NFL draft, Henry won’t be a true “Bell Cow.”


03/09/18, 09:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

The Name Says It All


Marquise Goodwin and the 49ers have agreed to a 3yr extension worth $20.3M & 10M guaranteed.

Shanahan has found his big-play threat at a reasonable price. Goodwin caught 56 balls for 962 yards last season, but only had two TD’s. None of his six longest plays (33+ yards) were from Garoppollo so it leads me to believe they will still be looking for a top of the line WR, even with Garcon coming back from injury.


03/09/18, 09:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Which fantasy football players does Pyromaniac.com think are worth taking a flyer on with the last pick...

Mr. irRelevant - Fantasy Football players you should take with your last pick

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Crockett Gillmore - TE - Ravens:
Gillmore had an uninspiring 2016, where he managed single digit catches and a single score. He played only 5 games and dealt with persistent thigh injuries and recently stated he also dealt with a broken back. He is currently going completely undrafted in MFL10s with an overall ADP of 334. I think we found the jackpot here pyro’s. Dennis Pitta will be out for the 2017 season, Steve Smith Sr is retired, Kamar Aiken has found a new home in Indy. Also, something that no one seems to bring up are FB Kyle Juszczyk is leaving 49 vacated targets as he joins Shanahan in San Francisco. That is a total of 321 vacated targets! So the opportunity will clearly be there even when you include adding Maclin and giving Perriman a much larger target share. Gillmore is expected to be good to go for training camp, if he isn’t ready we will revisit this. Overall, Crockett was the 11th best rated TE of 2015, and he specialized in…everything. Gillmore recorded the second highest yards after catch at 7.5 and missed 9 tackles. His 9 missed tackles were good for eighth among TE’s and that was on only 30 catches, that’s about 1 every 3 catches. Finally, he had the 13th best yards per route among TEs. If we conservatively say he runs only half of the routes that Pitta ran last year that projects out to 450 yards. For a free TE that is a really nice floor. Scoop him up as much as you can before the market realized this discrepancy and take it to the bank!

 

Jacquizz Rodgers - RB - Buccaneers:
Quizz Rodgers will be spending the pre-season in Doug Martin’s shadow, but once opening day hits its Jacquizz who will be in the spotlight. Doug Martin will be missing the first 3 games of the season after getting silly with the PEDs. We have a pretty strong sample size of what Tampa Bay does without Martin as he was out last season from Week 3 to Week 9. It took Quizz two weeks to unseat Charles Sims as the main back, and then he dominated until a sprained foot sidelined Rodgers for the majority of the rest of the season. But oh boy did Quizz dominate those games before, he saw 30 carries, 26 carries and finally 19 carries in the game he was injured. In those respective games he went for 101 yards, adding 28 more on 5 catches, 154 yards Week 7 and 69 and a score in Week 8. Rodgers was also the best RB in Tampa when accounting for advanced metrics as he turned out a 46.5% success rate compared to Martin’s 34.7% and Sims 27.4%. Rodgers is going to take the job and run with it, for a very cheap draft price Quizz could lock up 3 early victories to get you moving in the right direction.

 

Chris Conley - WR - Chiefs:
When the Chiefs released veteran WR Jeremy Maclin the fantasy football industry imploded with hot takes on what this means for Tyreek Hill. After seeing a very similar situation in Minnesota with Cordarrelle Patterson who outplayed his potential in his rookie season by breaking off a number of big plays. Then Matthew Berry of ESPN proclaimed Cordarrelle to be a top 5 WR and we went crazy drafting him with a 4th round ADP. Tyreek Hill is also a special playmaker, who may not be a fulltime WR as we’ve seen with Patterson, Devin Hester and Dante Hall. Chris Conley is being criminally overlooked right now, as Andy Reid has put Conley in the X position, otherwise known as the possession WR. Conley has showed flashes, but he is entering his 3rd season and I expect him to make that next step. Chris Conley has some of the best measurable in the NFL, lets put him up against one of the best. Conley is 3 inches taller, 15 pounds heavier and has an extra inch on his wingspan than superstar WR Odell Beckham Jr. He also ran a faster 40 time by 7 hundredths of a second, he tested in the 97th percentile or above in his Speed Score, Burst Score, and Catch Radius, besting OBJ in all categories other than the Agility Score. No, these do not mean that Conley is a sure thing to be a star, and I am not saying that Conley will be better than OBJ. But if fantasy football really is talent times opportunity, Conley checks every possible box for a potential breakout star, and I’m buying all I can while he’s still cheap.

 

 

P.K. Ripper's Favorites

 

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Jets

ASJ will be overlooked in most cases not just because his two game suspension to start the 2017 campaign but let's face it the Jets have been in the league basement as far as production from the tight end position. Exit Chan Gailey whose only use for a tight end was to carry pads after practice. Enter New offensive coordinator John Morton a former recievers coach then add in the departure of Brandon Marshall with his 30 redzone targets leaves the 6'7 Jenkins to be a sneaky play to get multiple touchdown opportunities. Austin is on a rebuilding Jets team most likely playing alot from behind with plenty of youth in the receiving corps he could see a nice volume in the passing game as well,and if Josh McCown starts remember one of the lone bright spots on his resume is his chemistry with Gary Barnidge made for a fantasy tight-end Cinderella story.

 

Will the glass cleat fit in 2017? 

 

Lance Dunbar - RB - Rams

Lance is a great deep draft find with some nice upside in the PPR format incoming Head Coach Sean McVey comes from Washington where they ran dual backs to LA LA Land. Todd Gurley will be the feature back but had struggled last year with less than four yards a carry, Lance can come in on that second back Christian Thompson role that had 68 car 356 yrds & 3 td's on ground plus 49 rec 349 yrds & 2 td's in the air in 2016.

 

We've only had a tiny sample size of his abilities in Dallas due to injury but what we did see when healthy was a dynamic pass catching back which can only help second year quarterback Jared Goff. 

 

Torrey Smith - WR - Eagles

I know recent numbers won't support my pickup of Torrey but he has speed on the outside that leaves him open for big play ability, he is also on a team with a revamped recieving corp with Alshon Jeffery to draw most of the oppositions top coverage he could hit paydirt. Remember a few seasons ago Smith was a highly coveted free agent then after two years on a Niners team that struggled to find its identity he is on his way to the city of brotherly love on a pass happy team looking for thier sophomore star quarterback Carson Wentz to make a jump to the elite. I know he is probably fifth in the passing order behind Alshon, Ertz, Matthews and Sproles but he will probably have a handful of good games and some nice long touchdowns and for a bargain basement price would be a worthy investment as a late round flyer.

 

 

 

Pop's Favorites

 

“I have no preferred team, but everyone wants to go No. 1 in the draft. Even the guy who gets picked last in the draft wants to go No. 1. But I just know that whoever picks me, I'm going to be excited to play for that team, and I can't wait to see myself in 'Madden' on that team.”

Robert Griffin III

 

Who will be Mr. Irrelevant?

I have been given the task of identifying 3 players who you could draft at the very end of your fantasy draft, that could be a breakout and or surprise. I will be honest, as a FF player I have a hard time letting my Mr. Irrelevant develop. I am always looking to improve each week and looking to added players that will improve my team. Most of the time this works great, but there have been times when I cut someone then they blowup in a few weeks. My patience is something I am working on, but ADD and OCD are a bitch. ANY HOOO, let me present my case. 

 

Ted Ginn III - WR - Saints

In the Queen City last season Ginn finished 2nd in yards on the team with 752, 4 TDs on 54 receptions with an avg. catch of 13.9 yards. This year he resides in the Crescent City and has dramatically improved his QB. He goes from Carolina 21st in pass attempts with 563 to New Orleans 2nd in the league with their 674. I suspect with the departure of Cooks and his 78 catches this will be a trickledown effect. It will clearly benefit Snead the most but if you just plug him into the 3 spot. If he gets the same amount of catches as Snead did last season, 72, he should approach 1000 yards and 5 TDs. As the # 3 last year Snead had 72/895 and 4 TDs. Ginn was brought in for his speed. With the loss of Cooks that vertical threat is up for the taking. Ginn has never been a superstar in the league but this season should prove that certain QBs can make everyone better around them. 

 

James Conner - RB - Steelers

So my goal for this article was to give 3 players each from a different position. When you look at the backs that are available at the end of any draft. You will only find backups. I wanted to pick a back that has the best path to opportunity. Who better to take than the clear backup and future replacement, for the best in the league. Bell is the best in the game, but if he is hurt his backup is a league winner. In 2015 Bell started just 6 games which gave DeAngelo Williams the chance to produce at a very high level. He had 907 yards and 11 TDs. Conner out of Pitt will be a huge fan favorite early. We all know what he has fought back from to produce some crazy good numbers. He had 3,733 rushing yards in 4 years as a Panther and one of those seasons he missed to fight off Cancer. If you are the Bell owner he is a must have, but if you want to stash him either way. Why not take a potential league winner with your last pick?

 

Coby Fleener - TE - Saints

If you are looking at TE with the last pick, it is most likely a rookie or someone who underperformed last year. The latter describes 2016 for Fleener. At times, he looked completely lost in Sean Peytons Offense, but for all intents and purposes Fleener was a rookie in 2016. Coming over from the Colts he had to learn a new system and it took time. The reason I like him is the same reason he went so high last season, Saints success with TE in the past is well documented. Graham and Watson both had great years. This is a team that if he hits with he could be great. Why not take him with the last pick?

 

 

 

Houdini's Favorites

 

In my humble opinion the last pick of the draft is one where you have to go after a potential impact player. Looking over the current ADP’s I would definitely keep the following three players on your radar. 

 

Alvin Kamara - RB - Saints

Kamara is currently stuck behind Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson on the depth chart, but don’t let that stop you from taking a chance on this kid. Alvin is seen as a pass catching threat out of the backfield, and they plan to use him much in they way they used Darren Sproles. The Saints drafted him in the third round, so they definitely think there is potential here. The other positive is if Adrian Peterson is back to form that could lead to the Saints trading Ingram before the season or trade deadline. If that happens then Kamara is going to have a larger role in the offense, and will see the field more as Peterson is not a threat as a receiver. The other potential is that Peterson looks old and the Saints are not in contention for the playoffs, in which case they give Alvin a larger stage to have a better look at what they have in the kid. Either way it is a lot of upside for a late round flier. 

 

 

Evan Engram - TE - Giants

Engram is currently available at the end of drafts, but if he keeps getting publicity like he just got he could become a player moving up draft boards. New York Giants legendary tight end Mark Bavaro recently watched Engram and had this to say: 

 

"He's unbelievable, I don't know what he's going to look like in pads and playing football. But he can move. He can run and he can catch. He's impressive."

 

The rookie does not have any real competition in front of him, with Will Tye being the best of the bunch. The Giants have plenty of protection in the offense that Engram will not see any kind of double coverage. There is not a great history of rookie tight ends making a difference, although there was a rookie tight end from the Giants in 2002 that made everyone notice him…Jeremy Shockey. Look out for Engram and grab him late if you can. 

 

 

Allen Hurns - WR - Jaguars

Hurns is coming off a down season where he only caught 35 passes for 477 yards with three scores in 11 games. That type of production a season ago is why he is going to be available to you at the end of your draft. You need to keep in mind in 2015 he caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards with 10 touchdowns, and he scored six touchdowns in his rookie season. Hurns is only 25 years old, and still has a lot of potential to become the receiver he was trending toward after 2015. Hurns is still locked in as the #2 behind Allen Robinson, so he is not getting premier coverage from defenses. The Jaguars should have more consistent production out of their running game this year, which will open up bigger plays in the passing game where Hurns excels. Allen has a career 14.6 yards per catch average. There is a lot of upside and not much risk with this late pick.  

 

 

 

Wheeler's Favorites

 

I haven’t been doing many of the traditional 16-17 round, head-to-head, league drafts lately. Most of the drafts I’ve been in go anywhere from 20-28 rounds and many don’t include a kicker, DST, or both. So my version of a last-round grab may be different than what most casual fans are looking for. I’ll start simple and work my way up, if you’re in a traditional league keep the players I mention late on your watch list.

 

Ted Ginn - WR - Saints

I don’t really consider him a late round flyer, I grabbed him in the 12th round of the Pyro Mock, but there were only 8 wide receivers drafted after him for the rest of the draft. He’s great to have as a WR4-5, especially in a best ball format, with Drew Brees spreading the ball around Ginn could see a repeat of his 2015 season.

 

Marquise Lee – WR - Jaguars

Lee was the 39th overall pick of the 2014 draft. In 2016 he caught a career-high 63 passes for 851 yards and three touchdowns. He was finally healthy after continuous injuries the last two years. I think many would rank him higher if we could be sure that he has beaten Allen Hurns out for regular targets. Waz told me Dede Westbrook sucks so I’m not concerned about him cutting into anyone this year.

 

Devonte Booker - RB - Broncos

CJ Anderson has never made it through the whole season healthy, Jamal Charles is going to have no legs left soon, and when Booker got his chance last year the offensive line was decimated. With a new offensive scheme Booker should see a good amount of third down work, be able to learn some things from Charles and have flex value late in the season.

 

Darren McFadden - RB - Cowboys

It looks like Zeke could be facing a suspension of a game or two, if he does it won’t be for domestic violence, but for character unbecoming, damaging the seal. I don’t think McFadden is the one that really picks up that role just for a game or two. I think we see McFadden serve as the third-down back for most of the season. McFadden has had three seasons where he saw over 40 receptions and has a career 8.3 yards per reception average. With the Cowboys offensive line jumbled they will also need a RB that is experienced at picking up blitzes. 

 

DeAndre Washington - RB - Raiders

Contrary to popular opinion Washington had a sucesful rookie season. He was overshadowed by Latavius Murray, but Washington averaged 5.0 yards per carry (on pace with Lev Bell and Jay Ajayi) and 6.8 yards per reception, which is on par with Bilal Powell.

 

Marlon Mack - RB - Colts

As is put in the newsfeed, Indy is looking to spread the backfield work around. We’ve been waiting for the next Amahd Bradshaw to emerge from this offense for a couple of years now. Many of us thought Josh Ferguson was going to come through last year after Dan Herron failed the year before. Mack has greater draft pedigree than those two and the athletic metrics comparable to Todd Gurley. https://www.playerprofiler.com/nfl/marlon-mack/ 

 

Zay Jones - WR - Bills

With Goodwin and Woods leaving Buffalo Jones has a wide open opportunity to command WR2 targets, probably from the slot. With Watkins on the other side and the strong running game there’s plenty of opportunity for Jones to have a top 40WR season or better.

 

Curtis Samuel - WR - Panthers

I'm not sure how they are going to use Samuel, but it seems as though he’s a blend of fellow rookie Christian McCaffery and Ted Ginn. They plan on using him in the slot, a position they basically didn’t have or use last year, and having him run deep fly patterns from time to time for big plays. His metrics are very similar to Randal Cobb when he came out of college and seems to be a players that can do it all, including rushing 97 times for 771 yards his senior year in college.

 

Kenny Golladay - WR - Lions

A big bodied receiver that could see a large portion of the 22 vacated red-zone targets of Boldin, with the speed to play the WR2 role opposite Marvin Jones. This moves Golden Tate into the slot where he is most effective. Golladay could make this passing game very effective if he works on his route running and creating space.

  

Tavon Austin/Cooper Kupp - WR - Rams

Many people are grabbing rookie Cooper Kupp at the end of drafts, but I don’t see him being fantasy viable or even being in the NFL for very long. He dominated in college at Easten Washington because of the weak competition where he could hide his lack of speed (4.62/40yd). Tavon Austin is in a put-up or leave year and is finally free from the middle school offense of Jeff Fisher. Despite Fisher not knowing how to properly use him, Austin compiled over 900 rushing and receiving yards in 2015. He had a disappointing 2016 season after being hyped as a potential top 20WR. But I would certainly take the gamble with him being drafted as the 56th wide receiver in MFL10’s.

 

 


 

 

 

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