June 21, 2018


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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


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


Week 12 Injury Report - K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 12 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 12

Posted by d-Rx on 11/26/16

by   The Archer


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Week 12 Injury Report as of 11/25/16

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

(Not Included) Thursday – Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Washington



Arizona Cardinals

Player: Tyrann Mathieu, DB

Injury: Mathieu is questionable for Week 12 with a shoulder injury.  

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Mathieu is generally expected to play this week as he has logged a few limited practice sessions. There may be a snap-limit, but a small one if any.


Player: Michael Floyd, WR

Injury: Floyd will be a game-time decision with his hamstring injury, according to Coach Arians.      

Source: Kent Somers on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Floyd has not been able to go the last couple days of practice, casting serious doubt over his availability. Have a backup option here.



Buffalo Bills

Player: Sammy Watkins, WR

Injury: Watkins is questionable with a foot injury.


Fantasy Impact: Watkins has not been activated yet, but it seems like the team is optimistic that he should play this week. I would wait for further information, and he is probably going to be on a snap-count regardless.


Player: LeSean McCoy, RB

Injury: McCoy is questionable with a thumb injury.


Fantasy Impact: This is related to the same thumb injury that made him miss time last week in the secnd half. He has been limited all week and should be good to go.


Player: Robert Woods, WR

Injury: Woods will miss the game this week against the Jags with a knee injury.


Fantasy Impact: This is related to the rough looking knee injury that Woods suffered last week. It is not known how much time he should miss yet, but Buffalo’s peripheral options should gain a boost.



Carolina Panthers

Player: Luke Kuechly, LB

Injury: Kuechly has been ruled out this week with a concussion.        


Fantasy Impact: Kuechly continues to have concussion issues and is being held out this week. Look for A.J. Klein to pick up the slack in his stead. Hopefully Kuechly can pass through protocol without any setbacks.



Chicago Bears


Player: Jay Cutler, QB

Injury: Cutler has been ruled out with an ailing shoulder.        


Fantasy Impact: With Cutler missing out this week, Matt Barkley will take over as the starting QB for the Bears this week.



Cincinnati Bengals


Player: A.J. Green, WR

Injury: Green has been ruled for Week 12.


Fantasy Impact: Green did not practice at all this week, and his prospects for next week look relatively grim as well. Hold on to him though, as he could be available for fantasy playoffs if he heals up quick.



Jacksonville Jaguars


Player: Julius Thomas, TE

Injury: Thomas will miss the game this week with a back injury.


Fantasy Impact: Bortles will be without his TE this week against the Bills, which is a decent sized hit to his value as far as a security blanket in the passing game goes.


Player: T.J. Yeldon, RB

Injury: Yeldon is questionable with an ankle injury, and has not practiced this week.


Fantasy Impact: Seeing as he has not practiced all week, I would say that it is doubtful that he plays or his snaps are limited this week. Ivory should get an increase in work this week.



Kansas City Chiefs


Player: Jeremy Maclin, WR

Injury: Maclin continues to miss time due to his groin injury and will not play this week against Denver.


Fantasy Impact: With Maclin remaining out this week, Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley will have to pick up the slack for him.


Player: Dee Ford, LB

Injury: Ford is out with a hamstring injury.


Fantasy Impact: Since Ford is done this week, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali should see an increase in their playing time to rush the passer in Denver.



Miami Dolphins


Player: Jarvis Landry, WR

Injury: Landry is questionable with a shoulder injury for Week 12.


Fantasy Impact: Landry has been limited all week and has also been questionable for weeks, so expect him to get his full allotment of snaps this week for the Dolphins.



New England Patriots


Player: Tom Brady, QB

Injury: Brady is questionable with a knee injury for Week 12


Fantasy Impact: Brady is uncertain to play and seems like a game-time decision to me, because Belichick. Be prepared to have another starting option if he cannot go.


Player: Rob Gronkowski, TE

Injury: Gronk is questionable with a chest injury.


Fantasy Impact: Gronk is uncertain to play, just like Brady. So it might come down to a game-time decision. Have a backup plan here.



New Orleans Saints


Player: Mark Ingram, RB

Injury: Ingram is questionable for Week 12, still trying to pass concussion protocol.

Source: Nick Underhill on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Although he has practiced all week, he still has to pass protocol. Tim Hightower would be the starting RB if Ingram were to miss time.



New York Giants


Player: Jason Pierre-Paul, DL

Injury: JPP is questionable with a knee injury this week, but states that he “playing on Sunday.”


Fantasy Impact: Pierre-Paul vowed that his word is good this week, so I would expect him to play this week, although he will probably have a reduction in snaps.



Oakland Raiders


Player: Michael Crabtree, WR

Injury: Crabtree is questionable with an ankle injury. 


Fantasy Impact: With Crabtree seeing limited practices all week, he should be good to go for the Raiders this week.


Player: Latavius Murray, RB

Injury: Murray is questionable with an ankle injury.   


Fantasy Impact: Murray has been banged up quite a bit this year, but he should be okay this week as he has logged limited sessions all week.



Philadelphia Eagles


Player: Ryan Mathews, RB

Injury: Mathews has been ruled out for Week 12 after suffering an MCL sprain last week.    


Fantasy Impact: The Eagles will fully engage a committee approach for running the ball this week, and possibly longer as this type of injury can really linger on.



Seattle Seahawks


Player: C.J. Prosise, RB

Injury: Prosise suffered a fractured scapula and will be reevaluated in a couple of weeks.

Source: Curtis Crabtree on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Prosise going down, we have come full circle with the running-back situation in Seattle. Thomas Rawls is set to be the feature-back going forward. 





By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


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