August 17, 2018


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Posted by Stagg Party on 10/22/16

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.     


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.          


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,      


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.       


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.           


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.


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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