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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

Alfred Morris could be a league winner with word of a potential suspension looming.

Pickups After Week 8 (2016)

Posted by Stagg Party on 10/30/16

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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 


ALFRED MORRIS –RB – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 66% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ezekiel Elliott could be suspended for a good chunk of time due to a domestic violence issue. Morris would be a low end RB1 and high end RB2 in the Cowboys offense behind their beast of a line. Grab him now, especially if you own Zeke.

 

JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 42% OF CBS LEAGUES

Crowder has had some big games for the Redskins this season, and he gave owners another one this week catching nine passes for 107 yards with a touchdown. DeSean Jackson left this week’s game with a head injury, and if he misses time Crowder could be the main benefactor from his absence. Cousins is comfortable looking his way, and he can make defenders miss once he has the ball in his hands. After a bye the Vikings and Packers are the next two up on the schedule.

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wright has now demonstrated that he is going to be a bigger part of the passing game from here on out. This week he caught four passes for 84 yards with a touchdown. Up next on the schedule are the Chargers, Packers and Colts, so there will be a good chance for him to build on this recent momentum.

 

CHRIS HOGAN – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hogan has found a nice niche with New England, and Tom Brady likes looking his way. This week he caught four passes for 91 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown catch and run. He finally got some looks after being near absent in the offense the last two weeks. The Pats have a bye in Week 9 and then face the Seahawks followed by the 49ers.

 

ERIC EBRON – TE – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ebron returned to action this week and was looked to often by Matthew Stafford. He finished the game with seven catches for 79 yards. He is a big target, and the Lions were looking to get him involved more in the offense. That should continue now that he is healthy, and his next two opponents will be the Vikings and Jaguars.

 

ROB KELLEY – RB – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

With Matt Jones out Kelley was the main man, rushing 21 times for 87 yards with a score. If Matt Jones remains out then Kelley will get the lead back role again, but he will have a harder time as the Skins are off next week and then face a tough Vikings defense.

 

MOHOMAD SANU – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

Julio had some sort of an injury and Sanu stepped up his game. He finished with nine receptions for 84 yards with a score. If Julio is slowed by this injury than Sanu will take over as the main receiver, and might also lead to more time for Taylor Gabriel. Sanu is a good grab in this high-powered offense that has to put up more points than their poor defense allows. The Bucs and Eagles are next on the schedule. 

 

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 


DERRICK HENRY – RB – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Henry is locked in behind DeMarco Murray, but he is a handcuff with upside. This week he carried the ball 16 times for 60 yards with a touchdown, and caught four passes for 37 yards. He is must grab for DeMarco owners, but a nice speculative grab by other owners to be a starter if Murray gets dinged up.

 

J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Cardinals have been dealing with dinged up receivers, and that has allowed J.J. Nelson to step in and he has stepped up his game. He caught eight passes for 79 yards with two touchdowns this week. There are a lot of receivers in Arizona, but Nelson is a big play receiver that should get more playing time after this performance.

 

RUSSELL SHEPARD – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Shepard found the endzone for the second week in a row, but he only caught two passes for 24 yards against a poor Raiders defense. There is upside with Shepard, and he should get a lot more looks going forward, especially if the running backs for the Bucs don’t get healthy. The poor defenses of the Falcons and the Bears are next on the schedule.

 

C.J. PROSISE – RB – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

Prosise is starting to get more involved in the Seahawks offense, and this week he carried the ball four times for 23 yards and caught four passes for 80 more. Christine Michael is not a great receiver, so Prosise should continue to see more action out of the backfield in the coming weeks. His next two opponents are the Bills and Patriots.

 

TYREEK HILL – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Chiefs are not a big passing team; so when you see Hill’s stat line of five catches for 98 yards with a score, don’t get too excited. This is a run first team, but Tyreek has big play ability and could have better upside with Foles under center, which could happen after Alex Smith sustained a head injury this week. Jacksonville and Carolina are next on the schedule.

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedorowicz was once again active in the redzone catching a touchdown pass and finished with five catches for 43 yards. He is going to give you any Gronk or Kelce type of performance, but has become one of the most reliable redzone targets for Brock Osweiler. The schedule looks good with matchups against the Jaguars and Raiders in the next two weeks after his bye in Week 9.

 

 

JEFF JANIS – WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Packers receivers are all dinged up and Janis knows this offense well. Janis finally saw a good amount of action this week, and caught four passes for 30 yards with a touchdown. Jordy Nelson took a hit on his hand/wrist area at the very end of the game this week, and if he were to miss time then Janis would step into a much larger role in the Packers passing attack. He is worth taking a shot on, as the Packers offense is finally starting to click and is still lacking in the running game. The Colts and Titans are next on the schedule for Janis. 

 

AUSTIN HOOPER – TE – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hooper had his best game of the season this week, catching five passes for 41 yards. He had more receptions and yards than Jacob Tamme, and this could be the start of that happening on a regular basis. Hooper has big play ability, and if Julio is slowed by an apparent injury he sustained this week, then Hooper could get more work in the weeks ahead, especially next week against the Buccaneers. Jacob Tamme also sustained an injury in this matchup making Hooper tempting for a Thursday Night game. 

 

VIRGIL GREEN – TE – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAGUES

Green is becoming a bigger part of the Broncos passing game, and this week he caught four passes for 55 yards. He is a big target in the middle of the field for Siemian, and he is usually in one on one situations. His next two weeks are ones that could make him a plug and play, as the Broncos will face the Raiders and Saints, two of the worst defenses in the league. 

 

 


 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 


PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 69% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon caught six passes for 67 yards, but was held out of the endzone. DeSean Jackson left the game with a head injury and that could make Pierre more interesting next week, but he is not going to give you any game breaking weeks. The Redskins have a bye and then face the Vikings and Packers the following two weeks.

 

BILAL POWELL – RB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Powell is still second fiddle to Matt Forte, but he made the most of his limited touches this week, gaining 76 yards on six carries with a touchdown. His real value is if Forte were to get injured, but he can give you the occasional game like this one.

 

SETH ROBERTS – WR – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Roberts can give you the occasional splash as he did this week, with three receptions for 69 yards with a score. That score came at the very end of overtime, so while the numbers look good, he was not targeted much in a game where Derek Carr threw for 513 yards.

 

ROBERT WOODS – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 73% OF CBS LEAGUES

Woods caught four passes for 50 yards this week, and that type of production is what you should expect going forward. After a bye he gets the Seahawks, so beware of that matchup.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 


ANDREW HAWKINS – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hawkins had a nice game this week, catching five passes for 31 yards with two touchdowns. You can’t count on the scores, and he is not active enough in the Browns offense to be trusted as a starter in fantasy.

 

ANTONE SMITH – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jacquizz Rodgers left this week’s game with an injury and may not be back next week. If Doug Martin is out then Smith would see an increased role, but he can’t be trusted as more than a one or two week option. The schedule is light with Falcons and Bears next up on the schedule, but he still has issues with fumbles so don’t be surprised if the Bucs bring in more help if Quizz and Martin can’t go. 


AARON RIPKOWSKI – RB – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ripkowski is a player that is a fan favorite, but a fantasy dud. He is big dude who runs inside and hits the defender hard, but is not going to rip you off any monster runs, and won’t get enough of a workload to make a difference. 

 

 

 

 

 

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AARON RIPKOWSKI – RB – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ripkowski is a player that is a fan favorite, but a fantasy dud. He is big dude who runs inside and hits the defender hard, but is not going to rip you off any monster runs, and won’t get enough of a workload to make a difference. 

AARON RIPKOWSKI – RB – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ripkowski is a player that is a fan favorite, but a fantasy dud. He is big dude who runs inside and hits the defender hard, but is not going to rip you off any monster runs, and won’t get enough of a workload to make a difference.