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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

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Off The Top Of Our Heads - 2016 After Week 2

Posted by d-Rx on 09/23/16

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Itchy's Thoughts


C’Mon! I Wanted CinciNASTY!

Call me crazy, but that Pitt/Cin game was a snoozefest. I know the field conditions weren’t great, but where was the chippiness? What happened to the AJ/AB competition? Green ended up with 2 catches for 38 yards and AB had 4 catches for 39 yards. A game decided by an iffy fumble call wasn’t what we were hoping for…

 

ALF of the People

As a Dallas fan I spent a handful of years legitimately hating Alfred Morris the football player. To see him take time to hang with the FEDEX Field crew before Sunday’s Dallas/Washington game is pretty awesome though. He’s a nice guy after all.

alfred morris with the crew in washington 

 

2016 Raiders, the 2015 Saints?

Oakland has given up 34 and 35 points to the Saints and Falcons respectively in weeks one and two. The season is young but you have to wonder if maybe the Raiders defense is transgressing right before our eyes. At least their offense has been robust enough to keep the Raiders in games, but if they keep letting teams score a gajillion points every week it might be time to start figuring out how to get Carr, Cooper, and Crabtree. Next up, Tennessee Titans.

 

GABBERT = GOAT!

Blain Gabbert GOAT

 

Freeman Schmeeman

Don’t look now, but Tevin Coleman is outpacing Devonta Freeman in targets so far in this young season, 8 to 4. Freeman was the more effective rusher in week 2 versus the Raiders, but owners have got to be frustrated with his lack of involvement in the passing game. Freeman didn’t get a single target versus fantasy football’s most generous defense. Last season Freeman had 97 targets in the passing game, this season he’s on pace for 32.

 

 

PyroLytics Thoughts


 

Jeff Fisher just won the Super Bowl!

Not really but as a Rams fan it’s what I call his Super Bowl. That’s all that seems to matter to him, whether he beats the Seahawks or not. It’s like he goes out of his way to extensively game plan for just this game. If only he put that much effort into all the other games on the schedule.

 

It’s Dwayne Washington time:

At 6’1, 223 pounds, Washington packs a powerful punch and if that wasn’t enough his 4.4 speed will make the second guess your angle on him. He’s a burner, a big bodied burner at that. Abdullah could miss some time due to injury and Washington has replaced Zach Zenner as being a goal line back the first 2 weeks of the season. Stash Dwayne Washington.

 

The Crow is feasting:

Hard to believe but Crowell as of Sunday night currently sits as the third leading rusher in the league after that massive performance against the Ravens, compiling 133 yards on 18 attempts. The Crows value is completely up in the air at this time considering the Browns are now strutting out their third string QB Cody Kessler. Yes, the Browns may want to emphasize the running game but stacked boxes aren’t a thing to mess with.

 

Stash Kenneth Dixon:

Two weeks in and neither Justin Forsett nor Terrance West have run away with the starting running back job in Baltimore. Dixon isn’t expected to be back until after week 4 so you have some time to wait out this transaction. Dixon has plenty of pass catching upside and could easily take over that role and quite possibly a feature role. It’s also fairly promising that Buck Allen has taken a complete backseat to Forsett and West.

 

As good as Gould:

Connor Barth missed a 31-yard field goal for Chicago on Monday night. According to NFL Research, Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould was 101-101 on field goals 31-yards & under. Ouch.

 

Sleepless in Seattle:

The Seahawks drive chart in 2016 is as follows:

Punt

FG

Punt

Int

Punt

Punt

FG

Punt

Downs

Fumble

Punt

Touchdown

Punt

FG

Punt

Punt

Fumble

Punt

Punt

Punt

Punt

Fumble

 

Going out on a limb and saying that’s not good.

 


Buy into Chris Ivory:
Gus Bradley is giving Rex Ryan a run for his money on who should be the first head coach fired this year. Look for Gus to find a scapegoat as he tries to buy time before their bye week in week 5, if he even makes it to the bye week. That scapegoat will be none other than TJ Yeldon and the Jags running game. TJ has looked less than stellar so far and Ivory is in prime position to steal carries and potentially take away the majority of carries. Leaving Ivory as a potential buy-low candidate. 


Stop with the Asiata talk:
Adrian Peterson goes down with an injury and the first thing that gets brought up is the 2014 season."Well when AP wasn't able to play in 2014 Asiata had the majority of carries over Mckinnon, therefore Asiata is gonna be the backup." Noit's Mckinnon plain and simple. No, it's not surprising that a a guy who converted from quarterback to running back had less carries in his rookie year than a guy who already had two years in the system. Mckinnon is the far superior talent, with Asiata your hoping for a touchdown or bust.


 

 

STiFFKiTTiES Thoughts

 

 

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Whaddup Cuz:

Cousins has some major accuracy issues at the moment… painful to watch. No one was caressing the MSU grads nuts than me all offseason… SHIT!!

 

 

Chute out!

So much for that high scoring New Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants game. Went all in on that one being a shootout, and it was a total dud instead.

 

 

Arizona’s triplet in the backfield with the triplets split out.

David Johnson is a triplet, he has an older sister born minutes before him and a younger sister just after. Great story, wishing this kid the best.

 

http://bit.ly/2d6xppH

 

 

Tamme Gimpala No More

Time to start looking deeper at Jacob Tamme… he’s getting it done. He’s turned 16 targets into 11 catches for 126 yards and touchdown through 2 games.

 

 

Thanks for calling CDW…

Ben McAdoo looks like a customer service coordinator for CDW, not an FNL head coach.

 

Ben McAdoo looks like a CDW customer service rep

 

 

Just hand D. Murray the keys to the ship.

Could you imagine if DeMarco Murray got the full workload in Tennessee? As an owner, yeah, me too.

  

 

Is Todd Gurley even startable at this point?

If you look at this dudes game splits, it’s troubling. Since starting his NFL career last year with four 100-yard games in his first 5 games, he’s only had one game over the century mark since.

 

 

What are these Kelcie kids eating?

How can there be so many Kelce’s in the NFL? There should be at least on Noonan.

 

 

Kanye West floor tickets are $200

 

The Parking for the Rams game hit up to $200 for a space. Good lawd. I just bought a couple general admission tickets to see Kanye West in his home town of Chicago at the house that Jordan built, The United Center for $200. Still feel bad for the St. Louis Rams fans, I don’t care if there were 90,000 fans in the Coliseum yesterday - the stadium the tax payers of STL (which they are still paying for) was built in 

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-rams-parking-20160918-snap-story.html

 

 

Home Field Dis-Advantage?

 

As I write this piece and watch The Bears at Home on MNF, I just friggin’ hope they can perform better at home this year than the 1-7 stinkfest they put up in Soldier Field last season. I was at 4 of those loses, it’s a tough pill to swallow when spend so much money and don’t put a winning product on the field for the ones paying the concessions. Holy crap do I wish we had hired Bruce Arians a few years back. Equally, I hope Kevin White shuts everyone up tonight and has a stellar game.

 


 

 

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