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Cooper Kupp

Los Angeles Rams

Mr. Cooper's neighborhood


Cooper Kupp was 4th in the NFL last year in red-zone targets. Kupp and Goff have the most chemistry of all the receivers on the team as Goff targeted him more than anyone last year. Everyone is expecting Cooks to lead these receivers in points this year, but Kupp will be the receiver to own. Sammy Watkins had eight red-zone touchdowns last year. Cooks is not a red-zone target receiver, so Kupp should see more targets and could sneak into the WR2 with massive upside.


08/13/18, 09:39 PM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Jerick McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings

The Jet is set to take off!


Mckinnon has been a super divisive player this offseason. Especially after the first preseason game where he didn't amass many yards and the following day he injured himself in practice. I constantly hear people question his ability to carry the ball 200+ times or that he can’t run between the tackles, or he’s unproven in a lead role. This is all NONSENSE and you shouldn’t believe any of it. Shanahan had his pick of players that he could’ve signed instead of Mckinnon, including Dion Lewis, Carlos Hyde, or drafting a rookie. He chose Mckinnon cause he felt he fit his offensive system in the same way that Devante Freeman fit his scheme. The 49ers just signed Alfred Morris today as a safety net, but I’m taking all the Mckinnon I can this year. I see him carrying the ball 205car/950yds/6td while also amassing 60rec/500yds/5td making him an RB1 this year. Don't be scared, and steal him away from people that are.


08/13/18, 09:24 PM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

Too good, too fast


Marquiae goodwin has been targeted like a number one in camp. With Pierre Garcon likely squaring off with one of the toughest schedules against number one DBs, Goodwin could break out even more than he did last year. I wouldn't put it past him to put up T.Y HIlton numbers this year. Pick him up in the 6th and 7th round and pile up the points.


08/13/18, 09:11 PM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

Ready To Fly


In 2016 Ajayi racked up 1272 yards on 260 carries and 8 TD’s and finished as the RB11 in both standard and PPR scoring. Last year Miami ran him out of town when he struggled in an anemic offense. He was not heavily used when he got to Philly, but his touches did increase every week until the Superbowl. He was also hyper efficient gaining 5.8 yards per carry and 9.1 yards per reception. Despite the general perception Clements usage went down with Ajayi’s arrival, even with Smallwood going down with injury. The Eagles have the number 1 offensive line as graded by PFF, and 18 RB targets and 192 carries vacated. Ajayi is a safe pick in the fourth round and a steal in the fifth.


08/02/18, 06:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.nflmock.com


Jimmy Graham

Green Bay Packers

Split Wide, Back in Stride


He is coming off a season that produced only 57 receptions for 520 yards, his fewest since his rookie season. With that said, Graham remains a big-time weapon in the red zone. He led the league last year with 27 targets in the region, which led to 10 touchdowns. You can bet Rodgers and play-caller Mike McCarthy will be utilizing his skills early and often when knocking on the door of the end zone.
Look for McCarthy to use a variety of personnel groupings with his new tight end group and expect to see Graham split out wide as a receiver much more than as a traditional in-line tight end.

This goes right along with what I was saying on Pyro podcast 308. I expect Graham to be used as a wide receiver and not a tight end. When Graham was negotiating his contract in his last season in New Orleans he wanted to be paid on scale with wide receivers because he rarely lined-up as an in-line tight end. When Seattle paid him, he did whatever they asked, and they asked him to block more. He was out for five games that year, but averaged one less reception per game and only scored two TD’s, after having at least nine TD’s in the previous four years. Overall Graham saw about 25% fewer targets while in Seattle compared to New Orleans and his fantasy numbers reflect it. I see Green Bay using him more like he was used in New Orleans, and even though he has obviously lost a step or two I see him as the major replacement for the Jordy Nelson targets.


07/22/18, 01:41 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.packersnews.com


Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers

Cream Rises To The Top


Jones’ 5.55 YPC on first- and second-down carries trailed only Alvin Kamara (6.24) for best in the league last year. Jamaal Williams averaged 3.80 YPC on first- and second-down in 2017.

He’s slid two rounds since the announcement of his two game suspension, he is a screaming value if you can get him in the ninth round. We already knew he was going to be competing in a crowded backfield so missing two games really shouldn’t be a big hit to his overall production. The likelihood of either of the other two backs taking over the role is slim, Jones should be able to carve out 10 touches a game when he gets back with fresh legs. They are all high risk for injuries so I’m hoping this added rest will help Jones in the long run.


07/21/18, 06:51 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Solidified Role


In 2017, Nelson Agholor had 62 recs, 768 yds, 9 TDs and 7 games of WR2 or better. There is no reason he wouldn't maintain this output, even with additions in the offense. Agholor had to carve out a role for himself and beat out incumbent Jordan Matthews. This year he'll be the main slot receiver and have an established role from the start.


07/21/18, 06:49 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sterling Shepard

New York Giants

Buying The Slot Receiver in a Shurmur Offense


Sterling Shepard is currently 24 years old with a 124/1,414/10 career line, in two seasons. He finished 2017 as the WR42 in 11 games (WR22 in FP/G) with only a 13.9% target share. He finished 2016 as the WR36 as a rookie. He's currently being drafted as the WR42 in MFL10’s.

Shepard does see more targets (+2.7), get more receptions (+2.3), more yards (+28), and get about three more PPR points per game when Beckham is out. But he still averages over 11 PPR points per game when he is playing. Apparently Shepard is more open in the end-zone when Beckham is playing, as he averages three times as many TD’s when they are both playing.


07/21/18, 06:47 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Allen Hurns

Jacksonville Jaguars

Plenty of Targets in Dallas


He’s been hampered by injuries over the past couple of years, but when he has stayed healthy and gotten the targets he has been successful. His best season was in 2015, he had 105 Targets for 64 Receptions at 1031 Yards for 10 TDs, that’s 16.11 Yards Per Reception and a 61% Catch Rate coming from Blake Bortles. He finished as the WR14 in Standard Scoring and WR18 in PPR.

He's an amazing value in the 11th round of current best-ball drafts.


07/21/18, 06:41 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Second Team Breath's New Life Into TE


Outside Brady, Luck is the only other QB to support 2 TE's, both Fleener and Allen had 8 TD's with Luck. Frank Reich runs 2 TE sets very successfully - see: 2018 Eagles. TE1's for Coach Reich have never finished worse than 12th. Yes, Doyle would seem like the obvious choice after last season, but that was with Brissett who needed a quick dump off outlet. Luck isn't a check-down machine.

Eric Ebron has lined up "everywhere" in the Colts offense. And the new tight end already is beginning to feel at home in Indianapolis. Without a strong WR2, Ebron could see a large number of targets. The Colt's line-up in two TE sets more than any other team in the NFL.


07/21/18, 06:36 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Matt Breida

San Francisco 49ers

Filling Coleman Role


“One guy who stood out at Niners practice to me was RB Matt Breida. No one talks about him, but the dude is gonna get some run this year. Fast downhill player.”

This is just some more camp hype from a beat reporter, but if they don’t get another running back through trade or free-agency Brieda is going to see plenty of touches to pay off being picked in the 15th round of fantasy drafts. McKinnon has never had over 205 touches in a season, that leaves plenty of opportunity in a Shanahan offense.


07/21/18, 06:28 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeSean McCoy

Buffalo Bills

McCoy starring down 30 with uncertainty


LeSean McCoy, despite ending the year as the #7 fantasy running back in standard leagues was a slight disappointment for fantasy owners last year. McCoy played in all 16 regular season games, but only cracked 100 yards rushing 4 times, and averaged 4.0 yards per rush, which was 23rd in the NFL. That all happened with a formidable QB with a scrambling ability that defenses had to respect, presumably allowing McCoy some more room before tacklers ascended.
The Bills have the least sexy QB situation in the entire NFL in my opinion. With Tyrod Taylor at the helm for most of the season last year, the bills had the 31st passing offense. None of the QBs on the Bills roster are considered mobile and without a wide receiver on their roster worthy of drafting in any fantasy formats, defenses can stack the box against McCoy. McCoy will be overused, underperform and probably get hurt because of it. McCoy’s ADP is in the second round, but wouldn’t touch him until the fourth or beginning of the fifth round.


06/29/18, 12:42 PM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

Hill lookin' busty with chiefs new look.


Tyreek Hill had a great 2017, amounting 75 receptions for 1183 yards and 7 touchdowns in 15 games. He’s currently being drafted in the middle of the third round in standard leagues, which would appear to be a great value. However, with promoted RB coach Eric Bieniemy presumably in-line to be the primary play caller, a new QB, Travis Kelce receiving the #1 target share and the addition of Sammy Watkins, I expect Hill’s numbers to decrease dramatically.
I believe Hill to be more of a boom or bust player this year. There’s no denying his break-away speed and ability to separate from defenders, and with Mahomes cannon of an arm, I expect them to connect deep on occasion. However, I believe Sammy Watkins to be the more complete receiver and likely to take more of the target share from Hill. Bundled with the change in offensive strategy toward the end of last year to run the ball more, the change to a young QB presumably resulting in a more conservative game plan, I see a major decline in the amount of touches Hill will get and see him as more of a 5-6 round flex play guy.


06/21/18, 10:54 AM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


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

K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 10 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 10

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Week 10 Injury Report as of 10/12/16

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

Bye Week – Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis, Oakland

TNF – Cleveland, Baltimore

 

 

Arizona Cardinals


Player: Tyrann Mathieu, DB

Injury: Mathieu is out for Week 10 with a shoulder injury.    

Source: Kent Somers on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: No Honey Badger this week for the Cards, but with a matchup with the Niners this week, they should be able to cope just fine with Swearinger and Jefferson in the secondary.

 

 

Atlanta Falcons

 

Player: Tevin Coleman, RB

Injury: Coleman continues to be out for Week 10 with a hamstring issue.     

Source: www.phillyvoice.com

Fantasy Impact: The dynamic Coleman will miss another week, so expect Devonta Forman to continue to eat for the Falcons while he does not have to split carries.

 

 

Dallas Cowboys


Players: Dez Bryant, WR 

Injury: Bryant is listed as questionable with a knee injury for Week 10.

Source: www.cowboyswire.usatoday.com

Fantasy Impact: Dez has actually practiced in full all week, so there should be no question about his availability for Week 10 against the Steelers, barring any setbacks.

 

Player: Tony Romo, QB 

Injury: Romo is now questionable for Week 10, due to his back injury.

Source: www.cowboyswire.usatoday.com

Fantasy Impact: Romo is generally expected to inactive this week, but if he does play, he should slot in as the backup QB to Dak.

 

 

Denver Broncos


Player: Aqib Talib, DB

Injury: Talib will miss his second consecutive week with a back injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: This has big implications for the Saints, as this could really open up their passing game even more at home, where they really like to put up big point totals.

 

 

Green Bay Packers


Player: Clay Matthews, LB

Injury: Matthews remains out for Week 10 with his hamstring injury.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: The Packers will be missing Matthews yet again as he continues to nurse a hamstring issue. This bodes well for a good Tennessee running game.

 

 

Houston Texans

 

Player: Will Fuller, WR

Injury: Fuller is listed as questionable with a knee injury, but is expected to return this week.

Source: www.chron.com

Fantasy Impact: With Fuller expected to make his return this week, the Texans lackluster passing game should see a boost after some poor showings lately.

 

Player: Lamar Miller, RB

Injury: Lamar Miller was upgraded to a full participant on Friday, with a shoulder issue, and is expected to start.

Source: www.chron.com

Fantasy Impact: Miller is good to go for this week against the Jags, and should have a fairly decent matchup here as he definitely gets no shortage of work from the team.

 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Player: Allen Hurns, WR

Injury: Hurns could be a game-time decision for the Jags for Week 10 as he attempts to pass through concussion protocol.

Source: www.firstcoastnews.com

Fantasy Impact: Hurns is in the final stages of protocol, so it is to be seen if he can clear the last hurdle before kickoff this week. If he cannot go, Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson should see more targets than usual.

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs


Player: Jeremy Maclin, WR

Injury: Jeremy Maclin has been ruled out with a groin injury for Week 10.

Source: www.arrowheadpride.com

Fantasy Impact: With Maclin set to miss time for this week. Travis Kelce will be the de facto primary receiving option for the Chiefs coming up against the Panthers.

 

 

Los Angeles Rams


Player: Todd Gurley, RB

Injury: Gurley is listed as questionable with a thigh injury for Week 10, and returned to practice on Friday.

Source: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Gurley returned to practice on Friday, which is good news. He is generally expected to play, but monitor this one as there has been no definite answer.

 

 

Miami Dolphins


Player: Jarvis Landry, WR

Injury: Landry is questionable with a shoulder injury against the Chargers.

Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Landry got in a limited session on Friday, so he should play, but nothing is set in stone. Monitor this one before the game to make sure that he will be out on the field.

 

Player: Kenny Stills, WR

Injury: Stills is questionable for Week 10 with a calf injury.

Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Like Landry, he got in a limited session on Friday, which means he should play. Monitor the situation though, so that you do not get burned.

 

 

New England Patriots


Player: Martellus Bennett, TE

Injury: Bennett is questionable for Week 10 with an ankle injury.

Source: www.patriots.com

Fantasy Impact: Limited at practice all week, he should be playing for the Patriots this week, although he plays second fiddle to Gronk now.

 

Player: Julian Edelman, WR

Injury: Edelman remains questionable with a foot injury.

Source: www.nesn.com

Fantasy Impact: Edelman has been questionable all season, so there is nothing to see here. Check in before game-time.

 

 

New York Giants


Player: Victor Cruz, WR

Injury: Cruz is questionable with an ankle injury for MNF this week. 

Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Cruz has missed the entire week of practice so he is looking pretty doubtful to play this week. Monitor this one if you have to, as there are probably better options than Cruz.

 

 

New York Jets


Player: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB

Injury: Fitz is questionable for Week 10 with his knee injury, Bowles calling it a “game-time decision”         

Source: www.jetswire.usatoday.com

Fantasy Impact: There is no knowing on this one, but Fitz is a really tough guy, so I would not be surprised if he still played. Bryce Petty would step in if he could not go.

 

Player: Darron Lee, LB

Injury: Lee will make his return after missing the last three games with an ankle injury, stepping back in as a starter.           

Source: www.jetswire.usatoday.com

Fantasy Impact: Lee should step back in and continue to be his productive self. The rookie has been a pleasant surprise for the Jets this season.

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers


Player(s): Markus Wheaton, WR

Injury: Wheaton is out for Week 10 with a shoulder injury.  

Source: Dale Lolley on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Wheaton set to miss time, Coates should see an uptick in work.

 

 

San Diego Chargers


Player: Travis Benjamin, WR

Injury: Benjamin is doubtful after missing practice all week with a knee injury.         

Source: www.boltsfromtheblue.com

Fantasy Impact: If Tyrell Williams is available, look for his targets to increase, along with the TE’s for the Chargers.

 

Player: Tyrell Williams, WR

Injury: Williams remains questionable with a knee injury for Week 10.         

Source: www.boltsfromtheblue.com

Fantasy Impact: With Benjamin likely to miss this week, Williams could be an attractive option, as he is expected to play after getting in limited sessions this week.

 

Player: Hunter Henry, TE

Injury: Henry was a full participant in practice on Friday, and seems likely that he will return this week.      

Source: www.boltsfromtheblue.com

Fantasy Impact: With Henry logging a full practice, he should be ready to rock for the Chargers. They should both get a lot of looks in the slot with the Chargers dealing with WR injuries.

 

 

San Francisco 49ers


Player: Carlos Hyde, RB

Injury: Hyde is listed as questionable for Week 10 with a shoulder injury.      

Source: www.ninernoise.com

Fantasy Impact: It is yet to be seen if Hyde will play or not, although he still has been wearing a non-contact jersey at practice. If he cannot go, DaJuan Harris will lead the backfield again.

 

Player: Torrey Smith, WR

Injury: Smith is questionable with a back injury for Week 10.

Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: He should be ready to go by Sunday as he has practiced in a limited capacity, but surely you can do better.

 

 

Seattle Seahawks

 

Player: Christine Michael, RB

Injury: Michael is listed as questionable for Week 10 with a hamstring injury.

Source: Stephen Cohen on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Since he was a late addition this week, he is going to be a game-time decision. Look for CJ Prosise to get some additional work this week.

 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Player: Doug Martin, RB

Injury: Martin is questionable for Week 10 with his hamstring problem.       

Source: Greg Auman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Martin will come down to a game-time decision this week. He might play some limited snaps this week, but Peyton Barber should be the starter this week. Martin should build up his workload going forward.

 

 

Washington Redskins


Player: Desean Jackson, WR

Injury: Jackson is doubtful for Week 10 with a shoulder injury.         

Source: Redskins on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Jackson is expected to miss out this week, so look for Jordan Reed, Crowder, and Garcon to pick up the slack.

 



 

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

 

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