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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

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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

K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 8 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 8

Posted by Stagg Party on 10/29/16

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Week 8 Injury Report as of 10/29/16

 

 

Bye Weeks: Baltimore, LA, Miami, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco

 

Arizona Cardinals

Player: John Brown, WR

Injury: The Cards expect John Brown, healing up from a hamstring strain, to play this week against the Panthers.   

Source: Darren Urban on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Palmer will be getting his receiving weapons back this week, as John Brown should be able to get free against a statistically bad secondary in the Panthers. Monitor the situation as he has been a limited participant this week after being diagnosed with a sickle cell trait, and hamstring issues can be tricky. Brown missed last week with this injury.

Player: Michael Floyd, WR

Injury: Floyd “looked good” after practicing for the first time all week according to Bruce Arians. Floyd played through his hamstring injury last week.      

Source: www.cardswire.usatoday.com

Fantasy Impact: It sounds like Arians expects Floyd to play this week, but I expect Floyd to be a game-time decisions who needs to be cleared prior to kick off on Sunday. Monitor this one, as Floyd gets to face a soft Panthers secondary this week.

 

 

Atlanta Falcons

Player: Tevin Coleman, RB

Injury: Coleman has been ruled out for Week 8 with a hamstring injury.       

Source: www.acmepackingcompany.com

Fantasy Impact: After injuring his hamstring last week, Coleman has been considered week-to-week trying to return from it. He will probably be questionable for next week as well. Devonta Freeman is expected to get a ton of work this week against the Packers.

 

 

Buffalo Bills

Player: LeSean McCoy, RB

Injury: McCoy is listed as doubtful for the upcoming game against the Patriots. His hamstring issue is causing him to have some issues.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: This will probably be McCoy’s first missed game of the season for the Bills. This is a big blow for them as he was essentially carrying that offense. Mike Gillislee will carry the bulk of the load in his stead if he does actually miss this week.

Player: Mike Gillislee, RB

Injury: Gillislee is listed as questionable with a foot injury, but is expected to play and carry the load if McCoy misses time.

Source: www.buffalorumblings.com

Fantasy Impact: If McCoy is out this week, Gillislee is presumed to be first in line at a crack of the bulk of the carries. Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams will be available for carries as well.

 

 

Chicago Bears

Player: Cameron Meredith, WR

Injury: Meredith was limited at practice on Thursday due to a stomach issue.

Source: Brad Biggs on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Meredith does not appear to be hurt, so he is expected to suit up this week for the Bears and reestablish himself among the pecking order for the Bears after having a dud last week.

Player: Jeremy Langford, RB

Injury: Langford was limited at Thursday’s practice with an ankle injury.

Source: Brad Biggs on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Langford has missed the last 4 weeks with this ankle injury and is ready to make his return now. If he does play, he will become a part of a now-crowded Bears backfield with Carey and Howard.

Player: Jay Cutler, QB

Injury: Cutler has been cleared to return for Week 8, after dealing with a prolonged thumb injury.

Source: Kevin Fishbain on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Cutler returns to face the Vikings stout defense. I would not expect this one to be too pretty. Cutler’s return positively affects Alshon Jeffery, as Cutler always sends most of his passes Jeffrey’s way.

 

 

Cleveland Browns

Player: Corey Coleman, WR

Injury: Coleman returned to practice this week, returning from a broken hand. He may be cleared to catch passes next week.

Source: www.dawgsbynature.com

Fantasy Impact: This is good news as Coleman may be available as early as next week for the Browns, giving them a playmaker on offense outside of Pryor.

Player: Cody Kessler, QB

Injury: Kessler has been ruled out with a concussion injury.

Source: www.dawgsbynature.com

Fantasy Impact: There was a shot that Kessler would be cleared from his concussion this week, so it is not unreasonable to think that he should be available for the Browns next week.

 

 

Dallas Cowboys

Player: Jason Witten, TE

Injury: Witten is questionable for Week 8 against the Eagles with a chest injury.

Source: David Helman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Witten has practiced fully all week and is not in doubt for missing any time this week against the Eagles.

 

 

Denver Broncos

Player: C.J. Anderson, RB

Injury: C.J. Anderson was placed on the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery on his knee.

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com

Fantasy Impact: With Anderson going down for at least 8 weeks, Devontae Booker becomes a very attractive option as the Broncos lead RB.

Player: Brandon Marshall, LB

Injury: Marshall is a game-time decision, dealing with a hamstring injury.

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com 

Fantasy Impact: Marshall logged a limited practiced on Friday, as you will need to monitor up until game-time. This would be a large loss as Marshall is the center of the Denver defense.

 

 

Detroit Lions

Player: Dwayne Washington, RB and Theo Riddick, RB

Injury: Both RB’s will be active on Sunday, avoiding and negative game-time status.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: With the Lions getting healthy at RB, it will begin to become crowded very quickly going forward. A positive for the Lions, and a negative for fantasy owners.

Player: Eric Ebron, TE

Injury: Ebron is questionable with knee and ankle ailments for Week 8.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Ebron was a full participant on Thursday and Friday and will return to the Lion’s starting lineup against the Texans.

 

 

Green Bay Packers

Player:  Randall Cobb, WR

Injury: Cobb is questionable with a hamstring injury for Week 8.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has been limited all week in practice but is likely to suit up against Atlanta. Monitor until game time to ensure that he will still be playing as this situation could boil down until then.

Player: Ty Montgomery WR/RB

Injury: Montgomery is questionable with an illness for Week 8.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery was limited this week with an illness, but is in no danger of missing any time this week as he gives the Packers an option out of the backfield.

Player: Clay Matthews, LB

Injury: Clay Matthews is questionable with a hamstring injury for Week 8.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has practiced on a limited basis this week while he deals with his hamstring injury, and should be available for the Packers this week. As with Cobb, check in before kick-off to double check on his status.

 

 

Houston Texans

Player: Lamar Miller, RB

Injury: Miller is expected to play on Sunday with a sore shoulder that caused him to experience some numbness last week.

Source: www.houstonchronicle.com

Fantasy Impact: Bill O’Brien expects this to be a game-time decision and that sounds about right. You are going to have to monitor Miller’s status until his game to make sure that he is a safe play. Even if he does suit up, I would not be surprised if he is on some limitations or any type of snap count.

 

 

Indianapolis Colts

Player: Donte Moncrief, WR

Injury: After 5 weeks, Moncrief is expected to make his return to the field this week against the Chiefs.

Source: www.horseshoeheroes.com

Fantasy Impact: With Moncrief back on the field, this gives Andrew Luck some size at the receiver position and another weapon at his disposal. He will more than likely be limited in some capacity in his first game, but should be valuable going forward.

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs

Player: Jamaal Charles, RB

Injury: Charles will miss Week 8 due to lingering knee problems.

Source: www.bleacherreport.com

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs will continue to use Spencer Ware as their lead running back, who has been very effective in the role this season. The Chiefs seem to be content on sitting Charles to allow him to heal completely. Even when he does come back 100%, Ware will have something to say about who gets the bulk of the work.

 

 

Minnesota Vikings

Player: Jerick McKinnon, RB

Injury: McKinnon has been ruled out for Monday night against the Bears, with an ankle injury.

Source: Andrew Krammer on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: After sitting out practice all week, this was to be expected. This leaves Matt Asiata as the lead back against the Bears in a nice matchup for him to get rolling.

 

 

New England Patriots

Player: Martellus Bennett, TE

Injury: Bennett did not practice on Friday and was spotted leaving the field with an ankle brace.

Source: www.patspulpit.com

Fantasy Impact: With Bennett not being able to practice and spotting leaving with an ankle brace on, I would say that significantly hurts his chances of playing this week. I would monitor him going forward, but would not be surprised if he misses time. This would leave Gronk to continue to soak up a whole lot of targets.

 

 

New York Jets

Player: Darron Lee, LB

Injury: Darron Lee has been ruled out with an ankle injury for the Jets.         

Source: www.ganggreennation.com

Fantasy Impact: The exciting young linebacker is out for this week’s matchup, and will be replaced by Julian Stanford, who will be making his first start as a Jet next to David Harris.

 

 

San Diego Chargers

Player: Hunter Henry, TE

Injury: Henry is listed as questionable with a concussion.       

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com

Fantasy Impact: Henry has practiced in full the last two days since suffering a concussion last Sunday. He should be ready to go this week.

Player: Travis Benjamin, WR

Injury: Benjamin is listed as questionable for the game this week with a knee injury. 

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com

Fantasy Impact: Benjamin has been a limited participant the last two days and should be playing this week through the same injury that had him questionable last week as well.

Player: Tyrell Williams, WR

Injury: Williams is listed as questionable with a knee injury.  

Source: www.predominantlyorange.com

Fantasy Impact: Williams also was a limited participant the last couple of days at Chargers’ practice and can be expected to start in his typical role as well. Beware of Chargers’ WRs though. The Broncos have not allowed a TD to one since Week 1.

 

 

Seattle Seahawks

Player: Michael Bennett, DL

Injury: Bennett is out with a knee injury.

Source: www.heraldnet.com

Fantasy Impact: After Bennett suffered some knee swelling after the overtime game last week, he has not practiced this week and has been ruled out.

Player: Kam Chancellor, DB

Injury: Chancellor will miss a third game due to a groin problem.

Source: www.heraldnet.com

Fantasy Impact: Chancellor continues to miss time for this defense for a third consecutive game. Hopefully next week he can get back to practice and gear up for a return.

 

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player: Doug Martin, RB

Injury: Martin is out for Week 8 with a hamstring injury.     

Source: Greg Auman on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Martin has yet to resume practicing after suffering a setback recently in his recovery. Jacquizz Rodgers will continue to fill in as the lead back for the Bucs, as Martin still has no timetable for a return.

 

 

Washington Redskins

Player: Matt Jones, RB

Injury:  Matt Jones has been ruled out for Week 8 with a knee injury.           

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Fantasy Impact: With Jones slated to miss time this week, Rob Kelley has been getting first-team reps in his place, with Chris Thompson handling the passing game work as usual.

Player: Jordan Reed, TE

Injury: Jordan Reed is questionable for Week 8, recovering from a concussion.         

Source: www.redskins.com

Fantasy Impact: Reed got in a full week of practices and should be ready to go this week in London. Monitor Reed up until game-time as he could suffer a relapse to his status due to lingering effects.

 

 

 

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

 

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