June 20, 2018


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings for the 2017 in Week 9

The Daily Dos & Don'ts - Week 9 DFS Advice (2017)

Posted by d-Rx on 11/05/17

by   The Archer


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Stagg Party's Week 9 DFS 



Pillar: RB, Ezekiel Elliott– FanDuel - $8,900 – DraftKings - $9,000

Well, well, well, we meet again. After thinking all week that Zeke was suspended, people are now rushing to make him a part of their lineups. Zeke is in the middle of a hot streak with three straight 100 yards games and averaging an awesome 33.1 fantasy points over the last two weeks. Zeke gets a Chiefs defense allowing 108 rushing yards to opposing running backs a game and that has allowed seven touchdowns to the position on the season. Over the last three weeks however, the Kansas City Chiefs have been gashed by the run, allowing 426 yards on 84 carries with three touchdowns and five receptions a game to the position. Zeke is going to continue to get road until we get word on his suspension, because if this is the last one he will have a six-week bye.


Sleepers: RB, Adrian Peterson – FanDuel - $6,800 / DraftKings - $5,600

Adrian Peterson is in a prime spot this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. Over the last three weeks, the San Francisco 49ers have allowed 638 total yards and five touchdowns to opposing running backs. All day gets to face a defense that is reeling, right now and with Drew Stanton at quarterback we know they shouldn’t try to air it out. Over the last five weeks, the 49ers have allowed 1,013 total yards and six total touchdowns to opposing running backs, need I say more? Well I will, because that is what I do. In PPR scoring 11 different running backs have gone for double-digit fantasy points against the 49ers this season. Over the last two season the 49ers are allowing 28.5 carries for 129 yards and 1.125 touchdowns to opposing running backs on the ground and through the air is 5 receptions for 50 yards and .35 receiving touchdowns. All the Cardinals have at this point or not, I am firing up Peterson this weekend.


Low Cost Dart Throw: TE, Jimmy Graham – FanDuel - $6,200 / DraftKings - $5,000

Jimmy Graham is coming off one of his best games with the Seattle Seahawks hauling in two touchdowns against the Houston Texans. This week he gets the Washington Redskins who are shutting teams wide receivers down this season, allowing the sixth fewest fantasy points in PPR scoring. The Redskins are allowing the fourth most points to opposing tight ends, and have allowed the most reception yards to them, despite 20 receptions less than the worst team there. Five different tight ends have topped 12.5 fantasy points against the Redskins in just seven games this season. Currently leading the league in targets within the ten this season, Graham also has a good touchdown expectation.


Fade: WR, Will Fuller – FanDuel - $7,800 / DraftKings - $7,800

Without Deshaun Watson, I don’t know how to value Fuller. The downgrade to Savage at this point is monumental. Savage has not thrown a touchdown pass in 105 attempts in his career, and Watson was throwing one every 10.74 attempts. Without a touchdown projection, Fuller looks pressed to have a tough time despite the butter matchup. It is just too risky now to touch Fuller, despite being in a smash spot.



ØC's Week 9 DFS



Pillar: WR, Tyreek Hill – DraftKings $6,700 / FanDuel $7,700

Check out these home/away game fantasy point totals for Tyreek Hill:



The Chiefs Week 9 matchup is on the road against a Cowboy secondary allowing the 26th most FF points to receivers. Enough said.



Sleeper: RB, Alvin Kamara – DraftKings $6,300 / FanDuel $6,600

Alvin Kamara has five straight fantasy performances of over 12 FF points, including a 10 reception outburst in Week 6. With Adrian Peterson out of the picture, Kamara is the clear RB1a to Mark Ingram, who fumbled twice last week and seems to be in the dog house. Alvin and the Saints will face a putrid Buccaneers defense at the Super Dome. Kamara is a clear RB2 back in PPR formats and could easily explode if Ingram continues to fumble.



Dart Throw: RB, Damien Williams – DraftKings $3,700 / FanDuel $4,500

The trade of Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles left a major gap for waiver wire addicts to decipher who could take over a prominent role in the Dolphins rushing attack. As daily fantasy is always PPR, ill go with the back with more opportunity to collect receptions out of the backfield. Kenyan Drake may get the starting job, but since 2016, Williams has out touched Drake in receiving 31 to 12. Put me down for this low risk (and cheap) dart throw in a struggling offense with a back up QB.



Fade: WR, DeAndre Hopkins – DraftKings $9,100 / FanDuel $9,100

Hopkins is definitely worth this price with DeShaun Watson as his quarterback. But the injury gods decided they needed a sacrifice, and all Texan player owners cried out in misery. With Tom Savage passing the ball, each receiver is downgraded a level (WR1 à WR2). Savage totaled only 62 passing yards and two fumbles in Week 1 before getting the hook. Wide receiver is only as good as the QB allows him to be, and this is going to be a nightmare for Hopkins (and Fuller owners).



QB, Drew Brees – DraftKings $7,000 – FanDuel $8,400

RB, Alvin Kamara – DraftKings $6,300 – FanDuel $6,600



d-Rx's Week 9 DFS



Pillar: QB, Russell Wilson - FanDuel $8,500 / DraftKings $7,300

Russell is hitting his mid-season destruction of any defense stride like always and the Redskins are middle of the road. Russell was the best QB last week against a better defense in the Texans, so I like him again this week to put up some serious points!


Sleeper: WR, Corey Davis - FanDuel $5,500   / DraftKings  $4,400

He's been healthy for weeks and ready to show why he was drafted with the 5th overall pick in April. In week 1 he had 10 targets and has been injured since. I'm rolling the dice on him even though the Ravens are a solid defense against WRs on the season.

Dart Throw: TE, A.J. Derby - FanDuel $4,500   / DraftKings $

This call is inspired from our Pyro Podcast the other night where Staggs pointed out how Broke Asswiper loves to feed the tight end. A.J. has been having some solid games lately, so he's a great add at the cost he comes at. 

Fade: RB, Joe Mixon - FanDuel $6,300 / DraftKings $5,100

I've been sort of crappy at calling my fades, so take this with a grain of salt.


Russell Wilson - FanDuel $8,500 / DraftKings $7,300

Doug Baldwin - FanDuel $7,900 / DraftKings $6,900






Head-to-Head FanDuel Competition

 - Week 9 -


ØC (4-4 | 925.68 pts) vs. d-Rx® (4-4 | 853.88 pts)


ØC vs d-Rx head-to-head FanDuel Competition - week 9 




FanDuel Points Allowed - 2017


FanDuel Points Allowed chart thru 8 weeks 





DraftKings Points Allowed - 2017

DraftKings Points Allowed thru 8 weeks 



 Stagg Party's Ideal Week 9 Lineup


Stagg's Week 9 Lineup



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