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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

Cameron Meredith is coming on strong for the Chicago Bears since Kevin White went down in this week's pickups piece.

Pickups After Week 6 (2016)

Posted by d-Rx on 10/17/16

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ALL PLAYERS LISTED ARE AVAILABLE IN 30% OR MORE OF CBS LEAGUES

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith had another big game this week, catching 11 passes for 113 yards. Alshon got more looks than he has been seeing, but Cameron is the safety blanket for Brian Hoyer. As long as defenses continue to focus on Alshon, Meredith will continue to get good looks on a weekly basis.

 

HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hopefully you picked up this kid last week, but if not grab him ASAP. He caught six passes for 83 yards, and has taken the starting job from Antonio Gates. He has everything you want, including a quarterback who is giving him targets.

 

JAY AJAYI – RB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ajayi waited until Arian Foster returned to the lineup to put a stamp on his role as the lead back, rushing for 204 yards and two scores on 25 carries. The Dolphins are a mess and he could end up sharing carries with Foster, but this performance gives him the upper hand for the next two weeks.

 

EDDIE ROYAL – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Royal is getting looks as the third option in the Bears passing attack and caught four passes for 54 yards. Eddie is not a strong touchdown threat, but he can be effective with how much the Bears are passing these days. The emergence of Cameron Meredith has hurt his production.

 

BRIAN HOYER – QB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hoyer continues to throw the ball a lot as the quarterback for the Bears, and he just threw for more than 300 yards for his fourth consecutive game. He did not throw any touchdowns this week, but he is a nice streaming option as the Bears are playing more games from behind.

 

KENNY BRITT – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES   

Britt made a nice impression this week with seven catches for 136 yards and two scores. The Rams just don’t have a consistent enough threat with the passing game to count on this weekly, but Britt does have this potential, and his floor has been raised over through the first six weeks of the season.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

 

JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES

Crowder had another splash game this week, catching three passes for 52 yards with touchdown. The problem is you are not getting a lot of yards or a lot catches.

 

DEVONTAE BOOKER – RB – AVAILABLE IN 44% OF CBS LEAGUES

Booker keeps getting work, and this week his 46 yards on five carries, was much more impressive than C.J. Anderson’s 37 yards on 10 carries. He could get more work in the coming weeks as the Broncos offense looks for an identity.

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd finally had more catches than Brandon LaFell this week with four for 79 yards, but he was held out of the endzone while LaFell had a score on only two catches for 13 yards. Boyd will take this role over, and it may only be a week away from happening.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coming off the bye don’t sleep on this guy. He is the second best receiver the Vikings have, and a decent grab for deeper PPR leagues.

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

He is not getting a ton of looks on a weekly basis, but it should change in the coming weeks. Hold onto him in deeper PPR leagues.

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay continues to get more involved in the offense, and this week he caught five passes for 52 yards, but was held out of the endzone. He has become the second best option in the passing game, but the Bills don’t throw enough to give him top end potential.

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedorowicz continues to get more work in the passing game, and this week caught six passes for 85 yards with a touchdown. He is a big body who is used as a blocker in the running game, and he is now finding more work as a receiver. His size also makes him a nice target in the redzone.


JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doyle bounced back after two poor performances, catching four passes for 53 yards with a touchdown. His production increased after Dwayne Allen left the game with an ankle injury. If Allen misses time then Doyle is a better add, but limited with Allen on the field.


TY MONTGOMERY – WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a coming out party for Montgomery with 10 catches for 98 yards and three carries for six yards. He did fumble twice, losing one, so that is a downside, but he is better than Davante Adams and should continue to get some looks going forward.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee is not going to wow you, but he keeps being active for the Jags and caught six passes for 61 yards this week. He is worth grabbing if you own ARob as insurance with upside.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

 

COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 84% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kap had a rough week with 187 yards passing, one touchdown and 66 rushing yards on eight carries. Colin will have better matchups than this one with the Bills, but he is going to have a hard time putting up monster fantasy numbers with the numb nuts he has as his receivers. Running for scores is the best bet for him, but don’t bet on it.

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 78% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon gave owners another solid performance, catching six passes for 77 yards. The veteran has given a nice floor the past few weeks, and could be a good add for a bye week replacement when the matchup is right.

 

ROBERT WOODS – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a normal Woods week with catches and yards, five for 44, but he added a touchdown this week. About as good as it gets for Woods.

 

BRIAN QUICK – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

Quick caught five passes for 61 yards but was held out of the endzone. He is giving way to Kenny Britt in the offense, and still has horrible quarterback play that limits his effectiveness.

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin had a solid week, catching eight passes for 60 yards with a touchdown. The scores are what makes him a solid play, otherwise he is a five for 50 type of a receiver.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wright finally showed up, catching eight passes for 133 yards with a touchdown. He has not been reliable all year and this is more of an anomaly. The Titans don’t throw enough, or well enough to warrant going crazy over this performance.

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

See above and don’t be fooled by his three catches for 70 yards with a score this week.

 

KAMAR AIKEN – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAGUES

Aiken finally showed up for the Ravens, catching four passes for 64 yards. You should not buy into this as Steve Smith was out and Aiken will be not worth owning once he returns to the field.

 


 

 

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