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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

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


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

Week 13 Injury Report - K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 13 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 13

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Week 13 Injury Report as of 12/3/16

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

Bye Week – Cleveland, Tennessee

(Not Included) TNF – Dallas, Minnesota

 

 

Arizona Cardinals

 

Player: Tyrann Mathieu, DB

Injury: Mathieu is doubtful to play and will be a game-time decision with a shoulder injury.   

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: Coach Arians has come out and announced that Mathieu will be a game-time decision during warmups on Sunday. Mathieu has missed a couple of games with the shoulder injury already.

 

 

Buffalo Bills

 

Player: Sammy Watkins, WR

Injury: Watkins is listed up as questionable after experiencing some soreness in his foot over the last few days.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: Rex Ryan has already come out and say that Watkins will play on Sunday, but he may be limited still, as he does not appear to be completely healed from the foot injury he has missed most of the season for .

 

 

Carolina Panthers

 

Player: Luke Kuechly, LB

Injury: Kuechly will miss his second consecutive game after suffering a concussion two weeks ago.   

Source: www.panthers.com

Fantasy Impact: Kuechly has been travelling with the team as moral support on the sidelines, but hopefully he can get his symptoms cleared up and pass through protocol to help out this Panthers D.

 

 

Cincinnati Bengals


Player: A.J Green, WR

Injury: Green remains out this week as he recovers from a grade 2 hamstring tear.

Source: Jim Owczarski on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Don’t put all of your eggs in this basket at the end of your season. He could possibly return anywhere from Week 14 to out for the season. So keep an eye out week-to-week, but why would the Bengals bother?

 

 

Denver Broncos

 

Player: Trevor Siemian, QB

Injury: Siemian has been ruled out with a sprained left foot, meaning Paxton Lynch will start.

Source: www.denverbroncos.com

Fantasy Impact: Siemian missed practice this week, so it is to be seen if he is able to play next week or not. But Lynch will fill in for the meantime.

 

 

Detroit Lions

 

Player: Tahir Whitehead, LB

Injury: Whitehead is questionable with a knee injury for Week 13.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: The Lion’s leading tackler, is a little banged up this week and is thought of as a game-time decision. If you use him for IDP, keep an eye out. Bynes would likely benefit from his absence.

 

Player: Marvin Jones, WR

Injury: Jones is questionable with a thigh injury.

Source: Dave Birkett on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: It is thought that Jones will be out there this week, but will be limited with his injury. Jones has been a big disappointment after his red-hot start to the season.

 

 

Green Bay Packers

 

Player: Aaron Rodgers, QB

Injury: Rodgers is questionable after injuring his hamstring last week.

Source: Wes Hodkiewicz on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers should be good to go this week against the Texans. He has been limited this week, and played on it last week as well.

 

Player: Jake Ryan, LB

Injury: Ryan is questionable with an ankle injury.

Source: Wes Hodkiewicz on Twitter 

Fantasy Impact: Ryan is expected to play and start at his usual ILB spot for the Pack.

 

 

Houston Texans

 

Player: Jadeveon Clowney, DL

Injury: Clowney has been ruled out with an elbow/wrist injury.

Source: Texans on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers should have a lot of time to throw this week, Facing a decimated Texans defensive line that has lost a couple of studs.

 

 

Indianapolis Colts

 

Player: Clayton Geathers, DB

Injury: Geathers is out due to concussion symptoms.

Source: www.nj.com

Fantasy Impact: The Colts will be missing the young rookie Geathers on the back end of their defense. He should be back as soon as he passes protocol.

 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

 

Player: Allen Hurns, WR

Injury: Hurns has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: With Hurns missing practice all week, look for Allen Robinson to be targeted A LOT this week.

 

Player: Chris Ivory, RB

Injury: Ivory is out with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: Ivory missing time means a lot more carries for Yeldon, leading the charge against the Broncos this week.

 

Player: Julius Thomas, TE

Injury: Thomas is doubtful with a back injury.

Source: www.milehighreport.com

Fantasy Impact: The oft-injured TE is doubtful this week, so I would plan on him missing out on time this week.

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs

 

Player: Jeremy Maclin, WR

Injury: Maclin will miss his 4th straight game with a groin injury.

Source: www.kansascity.com

Fantasy Impact: Maclin resumed practicing this week, so he should be back next week against the Raiders. In the meantime, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce should continue to shoulder the load.

 

Player: Justin Houston and Dee Ford, LB’s

Injury: Both are listed as questionable with a shoulder and hamstring respectively.

Source: www.kansascity.com         

Fantasy Impact: The key pieces to the Chiefs pass rush are both questionable, but have logged limited practices. Both can be expected to play, Ford more limited than Houston.

 

 

Los Angeles Rams

 

Player: Tavon Austin, WR

Injury: Austin is doubtful with a chest injury.

Source: www.turfshowtimes.com       

Fantasy Impact: One of the Rams primary pieces on offense, He is expected to miss out this week. If he does, Pharoh Cooper will likely fill in.

 

 

Miami Dolphins

 

Player: DeVante Parker, WR

Injury: Parker is questionable with a back injury against the Ravens this week.

Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Also stated was the Adam Gase said they will probably err on the side of caution with their young WR and “protect him against himself.” Parker looking much more doubtful than questionable to me.

 

 

New England Patriots

 

Player: Rob Gronkowski, TE

Injury: Gronk has been ruled out until at least the postseason with a back injury.

Source: www.turfshowtimes.com

Fantasy Impact: With Gronk set to miss multiple weeks, look for Bennett to get more involved in the passing game with Brady.

 

 

New Orleans Saints

 

Player: Mark Ingram, RB

Injury: Ingram is questionable with a toe injury.        

Source: www.detroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Ingram returned to practice on Friday in a limited capacity, so I would expect him to play, but he could be limited or a game-time decision. Monitor this situation, as RB Daniel Lasco has been ruled out as well.

 

 

Oakland Raiders

 

Player: Michael Crabtree, WR

Injury: Crabtree is questionable with an ankle injury. 

Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree was limited at all of his practices this week, but should be available for the Raiders this week as the second option in the passing game.

 

Player: Latavius Murray, RB

Injury: Murray is questionable with an ankle injury as well.    

Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: After practicing all week in limited fashion, he should be ready to go against Buffalo as the lead back for Oakland.

 

 

Philadelphia Eagles


Player: Jordan Matthews, WR

Injury: Matthews is questionable with an ankle injury.           

Source: www.phillyvoice.com

Fantasy Impact: Missing practice on Friday puts some doubt on his availability, but it looks like he will be a game-time decision this week for the Eagles. Look for some of their peripheral options like DGB if Matthews has to miss out.

 

 

San Diego Chargers

 

Player: Tyrell Williams, WR

Injury: Williams is questionable with a shoulder injury.          

Source: www.thepewterplank.com

Fantasy Impact: As the second option in the Chargers passing game, Williams is questionable after getting banged up even more last week. He got a limited practice in on Friday, though, so he should play or be a game-time decision.

 

 

Washington Redskins


Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Reed has been ruled out with a shoulder injury.           

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: After suffering an AC joint sprain last week, Gruden is holding Reed out as he will not be able to catch without full range of motion in that shoulder.

 

 

 

 

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

 

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