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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

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


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

Source: twitter.com

K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 7 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 7

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Week 7 Injury Report as of 10/22/16

 

Arizona Cardinals

Player: John Brown, WR

Injury: Brown is listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury.    

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Brown did not practice all week and therefore is doubtful to play this week against the Seahawks. He seems to have a leg problem due to sickle-cell.

Player: Carson Palmer, QB

Injury: Palmer is listed as questionable for Sunday night football against the Seahawks with a hamstring problem.     

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Palmer has been practicing this week and is expected to start this week with a very tough matchup against Seattle.

 

 

Baltimore Ravens

Player: C.J. Mosley, LB

Injury: Mosley has been ruled out with a thigh injury for a second consecutive week.

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: Mosley will continue to miss time this week, with the Ravens facing a plethora of injuries this week including fellow linebackers Suggs and Dumervil.

Player: Steve Smith Sr., WR

Injury: The Ravens are likely to be without Steve Smith this week with an ankle injury.

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: With Smith likely missing out this week, look for Aiken and Wallace to see an uptick in looks in his stead.

Player: Joe Flacco, QB

Injury: Is listed as questionable for Sunday with a sore right shoulder, but returned to practice on Friday.

Source: www.csnmidatlantic.com

Fantasy Impact: After getting a full practice in on Friday, Flacco is expected to start this week against a beatable Jets secondary.

 

 

Buffalo Bills

Player: LeSean McCoy, RB

Injury: McCoy will travel with the team to Miami, and is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Source: Jeff Darlington on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: McCoy is shaping up to be a game-time decision for the Bills as they are clearly trying to get him on the field. If he cannot go on Sunday during warmups, Mike Gillislee will likely see the bulk of the carries.

 

 

Chicago Bears

Player: Brian Hoyer, QB

Injury: Hoyer suffered a broken left arm on Thursday night against the Packers.      

Source: Jeff Dickerson on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Hoyer down, Matt Barkley takes over as the starting QB for the time being, until Cutler is cleared to go. A tough situation for the woeful Bears.

 

 

Cincinnati Bengals

Player: Vontaze Burfict, LB

Injury: Burfict suffered an ankle injury this week at practice and is listed as questionable.

Source: Katherine Terrell on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Burfict should be monitored until his game this week, but there are no signs pointing to him being unavailable for the game this week yet.

Player: Tyler Eifert, TE

Injury: If Eifert is available this week, he is expected to play some limited snaps. He is attempting to return from a back injury.

Source: Katherine Terrell on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Eifert will more than likely be a game-time decision this week. If he does even play it will be a limited amount. Eifert may make for a good pickup this week if he is sitting around on the wire for future weeks.

 

 

Cleveland Browns

Player: Terrell Pryor, WR

Injury: Pryor is questionable with a hamstring injury this week.

Source: www.dawgsbynature.com

Fantasy Impact: Pryor got back into practice in a limited capacity on Friday. He may be limited this week and will probably be available as the Browns emergency QB as well.

 

 

Detroit Lions

Player: Eric Ebron, TE

Injury: Ebron has been ruled out with ankle and knee injuries this week.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Ebron is out for a third straight week leaving Clay Harbor and Khari Lee to continue splitting reps at TE.

Player: Theo Riddick, RB

Injury: Riddick is out this week with an ankle injury.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Riddick will miss a second consecutive week, leaving a running back committee in his stead of Forsett, Dwayne Washington, and Zach Zenner.

 

 

Green Bay Packers

Player: Eddie Lacy, RB

Injury: Lacy has been placed on I.R. after ankle surgery.

Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Lacy set to miss an extended period of time, the Packers seem to be willing to give anybody and everybody some carries in the ground game. A backfield situation to avoid at the moment until it clears up.

 

 

Houston Texans

Player: Brock Osweiler, QB

Injury: Brock is questionable with a foot injury this week, but was listed as a full participant on Friday.

Source: www.houstontexans.com

Fantasy Impact: With Osweiler logging a full practice on Friday, he will likely start for the Texans as usual this week against a very tough Denver defense.

Player: Will Fuller, WR

Injury: Fuller is questionable with an ongoing hamstring issue.

Source: www.houstontexans.com

Fantasy Impact: Fuller has logged limited practices this week and figures to go this week, but the situation should be monitored as he faced some struggles last week getting on the field.

Player: DeAndre Hopkins, WR

Injury: Hopkins was listed as questionable with a hamstring issue, but logged a full practice on Friday.

Source: www.houstontexans.com

Fantasy Impact: Logging a full practice on Friday, Hopkins will be out there as the No. 1 option for the Texans as he battles against one of the best secondarys in the entire NFL.

 

 

Indianapolis Colts

Player: T.Y. Hilton, WR

Injury: Hilton returned to practice on Friday with a hip issue.

Source: www.cbssports.com

Fantasy Impact: The Colts have been resting Hilton and he should be ready to go this week for the Colts.

Player: Andrew Luck, QB

Injury: Luck was limited at practice on Thursday.

Source: Paul Kuharsky on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Luck was a full participant on Wednesday and has practiced all week so he will start for the Colts this week without question.

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs

Player: Jamaal Charles, RB

Injury: Charles experienced some knee swelling on Friday and is questionable for Week 7.

Source: B.J. Kissel on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With this unexpected setback of his knee, look for Spencer Ware to continue to hog the workload in KC even if Charles does suit up, as he will likely be limited.

Los Angeles Rams

Player: Robert Quinn, DL

Injury: Quinn is questionable to play on Sunday due to a shoulder injury.

Source: www.bleacherreport.com

Fantasy Impact: Quinn hopes to be cleared this week and seems ready to play. Whether the team decides to let him play is yet to be seen, so monitor the situation going forward if you are looking forward to plugging the star DL in your lineup.

 

 

Miami Dolphins

Player: Reshad Jones, DB

Injury: Jones will miss the remainder of the season with a torn rotator cuff.

Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Jones set to miss the rest of the season, Michael Thomas and Walt Aikens are set to fill in at safety for him. It is yet to see how playing time will shake out between the two. This is a crushing blow to an already weak secondary for the Dolphins.

 

 

Minnesota Vikings

Player: Stefon Diggs, WR

Injury: Diggs is listed as questionable this week with a groin injury.

Source: www.thevikingage.com

Fantasy Impact: Diggs finally returned as a full participant on Friday, and is expected to slot back in as the top receiving option for the Vikes this week as they face the Eagles.

 

 

New England Patriots

Player(s): Julian Edelman, WR and Martellus Bennett, TE

Injury: Both are listed as questionable with a foot and an ankle injury respectively.

Source: www.steelersdepot.com

Fantasy Impact: These guys have been limited participants all week and are expected to fill their usual roles for a potent Patriots offense.

Player: Jamie Collins, LB

Injury: Collins is questionable with a hip injury that caused him to miss last week.     

Source: www.steelersdepot.com

Fantasy Impact: Collins’ status is still up in the air on his availability as this same injury caused him to miss out last week. His status will likely be decided on Sunday. Hightower filled in admirably with an increased amount of playing time.

 

 

New York Jets

Player: Muhammed Wilkerson, DL

Injury: Wilkerson is questionable with an ankle injury.          

Source: www.nj.com

Fantasy Impact: The Jets have been playing Wilkerson a ton of snaps this year after he missed some time last year and it seems to be catching up. There is some concern he may miss this week, but that has not been decided yet.

 

 

Oakland Raiders

Player: Latavius Murray, RB

Injury: Murray is questionable for Week 7 with a toe injury. 

Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Murray has returned to practice this whole week in a limited capacity and is expected to start for the Raiders this week. He is trying to come back from a turf toe injury, and the backfield looks to remain crowded.

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

Player: Ben Roethlisberger, QB

Injury: Big Ben is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.      

Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: You all know the drill. When Roethlisberger is out, Landry Jones will pick up signal-calling duties for the Steelers as they wait for Big Ben to return. This should put a lid on the Steelers passing game, and increase Bell’s usage.

Player: Ryan Shazier, LB

Injury: Shazier returned as a full participant on Friday, recovering from an injured knee,      

Source: www.behindthesteelcurtain.com

Fantasy Impact: Shazier is expected to play, which is a huge boost to the Steelers defense as he can really fly around the field. It is to be seen how much he plays, as they might limit him to ensure that he continues to get healthy.

 

 

San Diego Chargers

Player: Travis Benjamin, WR

Injury: Benjamin is listed as questionable against the Falcons with a knee injury.       

Source: www.bloggingdirty.com

Fantasy Impact: Benjamin’s status seems to really be up in the air, as is the Chargers receiving options as a whole. I would expect that he may play in some limited capacity, but if he cannot go, Tyrell Williams will pick up a boost in targets. This is a situation to monitor if you are a Benjamin owner with a lack of options.

 

 

San Francisco 49ers

Player: Carlos Hyde, RB

Injury: Hyde has shed the sling on his right shoulder. 

Source: Can Inman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: This points Hyde’s arrow up following the Week 8 bye for the Niners. He will sit this week, but should be available after that. This is a huge relief for the Niners and fantasy owners.

Player: Torrey Smith, WR

Injury: Smith is questionable with a back injury this week.

Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Smith is generally expected to lay since he practiced in a limited capacity, but this back injury could keep him out. If you want to start this boom-or-bust option, monitor until game time.

 

 

Seattle Seahawks

Player: Kam Chancellor, DB

Injury: Chancellor is not expected to play in Week 7 with a groin injury.

Source: Lix Mathews on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Kelcie McCray is Kam’s backup and will continue to fill in for him as he misses another week due to his groin injury.

 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player: Doug Martin, RB

Injury: Bucs coach Koetter is not sure when Martin will return from his hamstring issue.      

Source: Alex Marvez on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Martin’s timetable is a mystery, so plan on him missing an extended amount of time, since it does not seem like he is close to returning.

 

 

Washington Redskins

Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Reed is out of this week’s matchup as he still is not able to go following a concussion.           

Source: www.hogshaven.com

Fantasy Impact: Reed will miss his second consecutive week as he attempts to get out of the concussion protocol. Vernon Davis will be the primary TE for the Skins this week.

Player: Desean Jackson, WR

Injury: Jackson is questionable with a shoulder injury.

Source: www.hogshaven.com

Fantasy Impact: Jackson returned to practice on Friday which is a good sign for his availability. The Skins have been resting him so he should be ready to roll for the matchup against the Lions.

 

 

 

 

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

 

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