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 17 Injury Report - K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 17 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 17

Posted by d-Rx on 12/31/16

by   The Archer


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Week 17 Injury Report as of 12/31/16

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


Arizona Cardinals

Player: John Brown, WR

Injury: Brown is questionable for Week 17 with an illness.

Source: Mike Jurecki on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Brown has been a limited participant since missing out on Wednesday. He should be good to go this week, ramping up activity towards the last game, and coming off his best game of the year last week.



Atlanta Falcons

Player: Taylor Gabriel, WR

Injury: Gabriel has been ruled out with a foot injury this week.


Fantasy Impact: Gabriel has been on a good run of late, with Julio Jones dealing with his own injuries. With Gabriel down this week, look for Sanu and Aldrick Robinson to benefit alongside Julio Jones.



Baltimore Ravens

Player: Zach Orr, LB

Injury: Orr has been ruled out with a neck injury that he suffered last week against the Steelers.


Fantasy Impact: With Orr set to miss out this week, Albert McClellan will likely fill in next to C.J. Mosley this week as Orr heals up.



Buffalo Bills

Player: Sammy Watkins, WR

Injury: Watkins continues to be questionable with a foot injury.


Fantasy Impact: Watkins should be able to play this week, as he has since he returned, but monitor the situation, as a foot injury can turn bad really quickly.



Carolina Panthers

Player: Jonathan Stewart, RB

Injury: Stewart is listed as questionable for Week 17.


Fantasy Impact: Although listed as questionable, Stewart is generally expected to play this week against the Bucs. If he cannot go, expect the Panthers to use a committee at RB.


Player: Greg Olsen, TE

Injury: Olsen is listed as questionable for Week 17.


Fantasy Impact: Olsen is expected to play this week against the Bucs, barring any further setbacks prior to the game. 



Cincinnati Bengals 

Player: Jeremy Hill, RB

Injury: Hill is questionable this week with a knee injury.


Fantasy Impact: Hill has not been ruled out, but it is a possibility. If he is unable to play, the Bengals will be short on options as Gio Bernard has been place on injured reserve already. Monitor Hill up to game-time if you are viewing him as an option.



Dallas Cowboys 

Player: Sean Lee, LB

Injury: Lee is listed as questionable with an ongoing knee issue.


Fantasy Impact: Lee has been limited all week, indicating that he should play. But this is a meaningless game for Dallas, so monitor to ensure that they are going to actually play him or not against the Eagles.



Denver Broncos 

Player: Brandon Marshall, LB

Injury: Marshall is questionable with a hamstring injury.


Fantasy Impact: Although a limited participant, he is not expected to play this week as the Broncos seem to be packing it in for the year.



Green Bay Packers 

Player: Randall Cobb, WR

Injury: Cobb is questionable with an ankle injury.


Fantasy Impact: Cobb has not practiced all week, so I would side more on the doubtful side here. Check in prior to the game to make sure he is suiting up if you plan to use him.



Houston Texans 

Player: Lamar Miller, RB

Injury: Miller has been ruled out by Bill O’Brien this week.


Fantasy Impact: With Miller healing up and making progress, O’Brien is going to sit him to make sure that he is good to go for the playoffs. Alfred Blue will carry the load.



Indianapolis Colts

Player: Donte Moncrief, WR

Injury: Moncrief is doubtful with a shoulder injury.


Fantasy Impact: Having missed practice all week, look for Dorsett to fill in once again for Moncrief across from Hilton.



Jacksonville Jaguars 

Player: Allen Hurns, WR

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


Fantasy Impact: Hurns has been hindered with this hamstring issue for multiple weeks now. Look for Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson to get more looks again.



Kansas City Chiefs

Player: Justin Houston, LB

Injury: Houston is ruled out against the Chargers as he continues to have knee-swelling.


Fantasy Impact: Houston’s surgically-repaired knee will not stop swelling up with activity, bringing into question if he will even be available for the playoffs. Possibly the best player for the Chiefs D, this would be a huge blow.



Los Angeles Rams 

Player: Kenny Britt, WR

Injury: Britt is doubtful this week with a shoulder injury.


Fantasy Impact: Britt has been unable to practice all week with his shoulder injury, and with the Rams essentially playing a meaningless game here, no need to rush him back after having a solid year.



Miami Dolphins 

Player: Jay Ajayi, RB

Injury: Ajayi was a full participant on Friday.


Fantasy Impact: Ajayi should be good to go this week against the Patriots, as Tannehill is the only player ruled out.



Minnesota Vikings 

Player: Adrian Peterson, RB

Injury: Peterson has been ruled out with knee and groin issues.


Fantasy Impact: Peterson made a valiant effort at a return, but sitting out is probably for the best. This may be the last time we see him in a Vikings uniform too. Look for McKinnon and Asiata to pick up the slack.


Player: Stefon Diggs, WR

Injury: Diggs will be out due to a hip injury.


Fantasy Impact: Diggs has been banged up a lot this year, and will miss this week. Thielen has been carrying the load for the team recently. 



New England Patriots

Player: Malcolm Mitchell, WR

Injury: Mitchell is doubtful for Week 17.


Fantasy Impact: Mitchell has not recorded any practices this week, so look for Edelman, Hogan and Bennett to be featured, depending on how much Belichick even plays his starters this week.


Player: Tom Brady, QB

Injury: Brady is questionable for Week 17 with a thigh injury.


Fantasy Impact: Brady has been limited all week, but is expected to start this week as long as he is needed. Look out for any funny business by Belichick though, as it could be smart to just bench Brady for the playoffs.



New Orleans Saints

Player: Dannell Ellerbe and Craig Robertson, LB’s

Injury: Both linebackers are questionable with a foot and shoulder injury, respectively. 


Fantasy Impact: Both of these LB’s are major pieces of the Saints’ D, and both remain a question for this week. The fact that they are logging practices at all is a positive sign, but I would monitor these two, especially Ellerbe, given his extensive injury history.



New York Jets 

Player: Matt Forte, RB

Injury: Forte has been ruled out for Week 17 with a knee injury.


Fantasy Impact: Forte has been dealing with injuries the whole second half of this season. With him out, look for Bilal Powell and Brandon Wilds to shoulder the load.


Player: Brandon Marshall, WR

Injury: Marshall is questionable with hip and shoulder injuries.


Fantasy Impact: Bowles states that Marshall could be a game-time decision this week, so keep an eye out here, although there is not much for the Jets to play for here.



Oakland Raiders 

Player: Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, WR’s

Injury: Both are listed as questionable this week, but are expected to play against the Broncos.


Fantasy Impact: As can be said for the entirety of the Raiders injury report, most of them will play, everyone is just a bit banged up at the moment. This is a must-win for the Raiders if they wish to secure a first-round bye.



Philadelphia Eagles 

Player: Jordan Matthews, WR

Injury: Matthews is questionable with an ankle injury.


Fantasy Impact: Matthews logged a limited session on Friday, indicating he should be available for the Eagles, but check in prior to the game. They may intend to prevent further injury.



San Diego Chargers 

Player: Melvin Gordon, RB

Injury: The Charger have ruled out Gordon for their season finale.


Fantasy Impact: Gordon will end the season at 997 yards rushing, with a lot of “what-ifs” barring injuries.



Seattle Seahawks 

Player: Thomas Rawls, RB

Injury: Rawls is “probable” this week with a shoulder injury.


Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks are playing for a first-round bye this week, so it is all hands on deck this week.



Washington Redskins

Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Reed is questionable with a shoulder injury.


Fantasy Impact: Gruden has stated that it seems likely that Reed will play due to making good progress. I would stay cautious, we’re talking about Jordan Reed here.


Player: Rob Kelley, RB

Injury: Kelley is questionable this week with a knee injury.


Fantasy Impact: Kelley sprained his knee last week, and is going to be a game-time decision for Gruden this week.




By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT


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