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Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

Hill lookin' busty with chiefs new look.


Tyreek Hill had a great 2017, amounting 75 receptions for 1183 yards and 7 touchdowns in 15 games. He’s currently being drafted in the middle of the third round in standard leagues, which would appear to be a great value. However, with promoted RB coach Eric Bieniemy presumably in-line to be the primary play caller, a new QB, Travis Kelce receiving the #1 target share and the addition of Sammy Watkins, I expect Hill’s numbers to decrease dramatically.
I believe Hill to be more of a boom or bust player this year. There’s no denying his break-away speed and ability to separate from defenders, and with Mahomes cannon of an arm, I expect them to connect deep on occasion. However, I believe Sammy Watkins to be the more complete receiver and likely to take more of the target share from Hill. Bundled with the change in offensive strategy toward the end of last year to run the ball more, the change to a young QB presumably resulting in a more conservative game plan, I see a major decline in the amount of touches Hill will get and see him as more of a 5-6 round flex play guy.


06/21/18, 10:54 AM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron Could Use Some Luck


Colts signed TE Eric Ebron, formerly of the Lions, to a two-year contract. Coach Frank Reich called Ebron an "elite tight end."

The last time we saw Andrew Luck healthy (2016), the Colts used 2+ TE sets at the 3rd-highest rate in the NFL and had the 6th-highest target share to TEs.


04/01/18, 11:32 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

Hyde and Seek


Browns agreed to terms with RB Carlos Hyde, formerly of the 49ers, on a three-year, $15 million contract.

Obtaining Hyde has several trickle-down effects; first it replaces Crowell who signed with the Jets, it probably diminishes Duke Johnson’s value a bit. Hyde is a better all-around back than Crowell was and will certainly take over the goal-line work seeing that he’s got 20+ pounds on Duke. It also reduces the likelihood that Cleveland takes Saquon Barkley with the 4th pick in the draft. They will most likely look to draft a defensive player (Chubb) or trade down again.


04/01/18, 11:28 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jerick McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings

McKinnon Goes West For Gold-Rush


49ers agreed to terms with RB Jerick McKinnon, formerly of the Vikings, on a four-year, $30 million contract.

McKinnon averaged a ho-hum 3.8 yards a carry for the Vikings and scored three rushing touchdowns. By contrast, San Francisco's former lead runner, Carlos Hyde, averaged 3.9 yards an attempt in 2017 and had eight rushing touchdowns.

It appears as though Shanahan is enamored with McKinnon's athletic metrics, but I'm not so sure he was "pounding the table" to get him. This move could push the Niner's to cut Joe Williams.


04/01/18, 11:12 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.sacbee.com


Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Eagles Keep Improving


Eagles signed WR Mike Wallace to a one-year contract.
Mike Wallace can still move posting a top five max speed among wide receivers last season. He will fill the void left by Torrey Smith as a speed vertical threat.


04/01/18, 11:08 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Terrelle Pryor

Washington Redskins

Jets Searching For Weapons


Jets agreed to terms with WR Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Washington and Cleveland.

Second year in a row on a new team doesn’t really help Pryor's cause, but I like the idea of him on the field with Teddy Bridgewater at some point. I would imagine, with some creativity, the Jets could really design some innovative gadget plays.
The Jets receiving corps really looks like a bunch of question marks at this point though, no telling what the week-to-week outcome will be with these guys.
Jermaine Kearse: 65 catches, 810 yards, 5 touchdowns (2017)
Robby Anderson: 63 catches, 941 yards, 7 touchdowns (2017)
Quincy Enunwa: 58 catches, 857 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)
Terrelle Pryor: 77 catches, 1007 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)


04/01/18, 11:04 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Henderson

Denver Broncos

Sleeper Watch


Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team is "counting on" Carlos Henderson making an impact in 2018.

If you are paying attention to Staggs projections there is plenty of opportunity for Henderson to step into a solid number of targets in the slot. Henderson was hindered by injury and awful QB play last year. Being drafted in the 18th round or later in best-ball leagues, Henderson is the late round flyer that should be on your radar.


04/01/18, 11:00 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.denverpost.com


Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Watson Returns To Big Easy


Saints signed TE Ben Watson, formerly of the Ravens, to a one-year contract.

Watson had 74 catches on 110 targets for 825 yards and 6 TD’s when he was with the Saints in 2015. After missing 2016 he had a pretty good year with Baltimore last year despite an anemic offense, with 61 catches on 79 targets for 522 yards and 4 TD’s. He’s not a bad late round flyer TE. He’s basically free right now, but I expect by the time the season starts he’ll be being drafted within the top 20 at the position.


04/01/18, 10:54 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jeff Janis

Green Bay Packers

Janis Truthers Challenged


Browns officially signed former Packers’ WR Jeff Janis.
The combine superstar never amounted to anything in Green Bay, I highly doubt Cleveland is the place for him to finally break-out.


04/01/18, 10:50 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Jets Sign Rawls


Rawls had five RB1 games in 2015, one in 2016, and has been a disappointment since. He’s not worth your time in fantasy, but he could cause enough disruption in the Jets backfield to cut any upside we might have hoped for from Isaiah Crowell.


04/01/18, 10:48 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.newyorkjets.com


Allen Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars

Coo coo ca choo Mr. Robinson


Bears signed WR Allen Robinson, formerly of the Jaguars, to a three-year, $42 million contract.

This is a great move for Robinson and Chicago. Nagy’s offense and the young QB, Trubiski, should benefit Robinson at least as much as Bortles did, and Chicago gets the top WR in free agency.
Everyone on the team will be in a new scheme so there will be an adjustment, but as they start to gel we should see a big second half. Robinson’s recovery from a torn ACL doesn’t scare me away from drafting him in the late third/early fourth, his current MFL10 ADP is 43 overall while his Draft app ADP is 59.9. I expect Robinson to be somewhere in the range of 75 receptions, for 1100 yards and 8 TD’s.


03/24/18, 08:25 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sammy Watkins

Los Angeles Rams

KC Building Strong Air Attack


Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins, formerly of the Rams, to a three-year, $48 million contract.

I’m a big Sammy truther so getting him in the 5th or 6th round is a pure power move. His current Draft app ADP of 87.1 is an absolute steal, his MFL10 ADP of 69.5 is still a great value in my opinion. There are quite a few options for high targets in KC so I don’t expect him to see the 128 targets he saw his rookie year, but he should definitely see more than the 70 he saw last year. He’ll have an entire offseason to work with the near-rookie QB, and at age 25 he should have enough burst left to have a 70 catch, 1050 yd, 8TD line. For his career he has 16 receptions on 30 targets for 12 TD’s in the Red Zone, and 9 receptions on 13 targets, for 8 TD’s inside the opponents 10. He should be the exact WR the Chiefs need to get over the hump. As a team the Chiefs were 34/75 for 13 TD’s in the Red-Zone last year and 12/24 for 10 TD inside the 10.


03/24/18, 08:19 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com


Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins

Vikings Like That


Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. The deal is believed to be for around $86 million, and reports are it will be fully-guaranteed, a landmark for an NFL free agent.

Should be a lateral move for Kirk as far as fantasy, better WR’s, but fewer passes thrown in this offense. A healthy Dalvin Cook should be able to run out the clock if they are up in the second half of games and take the ball out of Cousins hands near the end zone. It should also help the overall efficiency of the offense so all in all it increases his floor, but cuts any garbage-time production we’ve seen with Washington. Kyle Rudolph becomes a big benefactor here, Cousins loves his TE, especially near the end-zone.


03/24/18, 08:16 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Denver Makes Case


Broncos signed QB Case Keenum, formerly of the Vikings, to a two-year, $36 million contract.

Well, I was hoping for more than a bridge QB for my favorite WR (D. Thomas), but this is a definite upgrade from the three stooges Denver put behind center last year.


03/24/18, 08:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Sparks Up Blount


The Lions signed free agent RB LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal worth $4.5M. He’s back with Matt Patricia, as the New England ties are strong.

The Lions have needed a true goal-line/power-back for years. I expect Blount to get between 150-200 touches and all the short-yardage carries. Detroit’s offense doesn’t really fit what Blount brings to the table, but I expect Patricia will have some influence over how the offense will operate from here-on-out.


03/24/18, 08:10 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Cleveland Browns

Money Ball: The Sequel


Hate to start out the offseason with the Cleveland Browns, but they are makin’ moves!
Browns acquired: Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, Damarious Randall
Browns gave up: 2018 3rd-round pick (No. 65), 2018 4th-round pick, 2019 7th-round pick, DeShone Kizer

Building with experienced quality performers that have something to prove, by selling inconsequential draft picks is exactly what Sashi Brown was building up for. It’s a shame he won’t be around to reap the rewards, but these are quality moves for a win-now mentality.


03/09/18, 09:37 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Hue Looks To TyGoat


Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who's pondering his future, is a fan of Tyrod Taylor and has said so on the ThomaHawk Show podcast.

Tyrod is just one season removed (2016) from being the QB11 in average fantasy ppg, including seven 20+ point weeks and six 15+ point weeks. Given the current talent on the O-line and skill position weapons he could improve on those numbers. He has the potential to be this year’s Alex Smith, definitely heading my late-round (12+) QB picks now.


03/09/18, 09:32 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Packers Get In On The Fun


The Packers have traded for QB DeShone Kizer from the Browns to Green Bay.

This is the best possible scenario for Kizer, who was thrown into the fire last season. Getting the chance to develop and learn behind the best in the business is the best chance he has for longevity.


03/09/18, 09:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Torrey Smith

Philadelphia Eagles

On The Move Again


The Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to the Panthers for CB Daryl Worley. Torrey Smith could fill the old Ted Ginn role which makes this fairly interesting. Stagg Party says it’s more of a boost for Cam than Torrey himself.

This is an absolute perfect fit, someone who isn’t going to demand the ball, but can take the top off a defense while McCaffrey, Olsen, and Cam work underneath. Torrey is looking like a great late-round flyer.


03/09/18, 09:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Henry Hype Train Has Clear Track


DeMarco Murray was released by the Titans.
No surprise here, expect Derick Henry to be a lead back with 250+ touches, but they will bring in someone that will play the third-down, pass-catching role out of the backfield. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sign someone like Jerick McKinnon or Rex Burkhead, or even Darren Sproles or Charles Sims. There are also plenty of options in the NFL draft, Henry won’t be a true “Bell Cow.”


03/09/18, 09:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

K-Mills gives us insight into all the players that are hurt for week 9 of the NFL season

The #FF Injury Report Week 9

Posted by Stagg Party on 11/05/16

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Week 9 Injury Report as of 11/5/2016

Bye Weeks: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, Washington

TNF: Atlanta, Tampa

 

Baltimore Ravens


Player: Steve Smith Sr., WR

Injury: Smith is questionable for Week 9 with an ankle injury, and was a full participant at Friday’s light practice.

Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

Fantasy Impact: With Smith logging full participation on Friday, it would be surprising if he did not play on Sunday. Monitor the situation, as ankle injuries are easily aggravated. Aiken and Wallace would be the main beneficiaries from his absence.

 

Player: C.J. Mosley. LB

Injury: Mosley is expected to be back in the middle of the Ravens defense after missing two games with a pulled hamstring.

Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

Fantasy Impact: This would be a hug addition to the Ravens this week, as they really missed him last week as he is one of their best players overall.

 

 

Buffalo Bills


Player: LeSean McCoy, LB

Injury: McCoy practiced on Saturday and is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.

Source: Mike Rodak on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Since he logged three practices this week, he should definitely suit up for the Bills this week. McCoy is the central focus of the offense, so look for him to continue to get a whole lot of work going forward, health willing.

 

 

Carolina Panthers


Player: Luke Kuechly, LB

Injury: Kuechly is questionable for Week 9 with a groin injury.         

Source: David Newton on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Kuechly missing the team’s last two practices, I would be cautious and check to make sure that he is playing on Sunday. Obviously, if he plays, you have to start this guy. Just check-in to be safe. I don’t like it when guys miss practices in the back-end of the week.

 

 

Dallas Cowboys


Player: Dez Bryant, WR 

Injury: Dez is listed as questionable with knee and back injuries, but was a full participant on Friday.

Source: www.thelandryhat.com

Fantasy Impact: Dez should be good to go as he is still a little banged up this season. Coming off a good week last week, look for the good times to continue to roll against the Browns.


Player: Barry Church, DB 

Injury: Church has been ruled out for Week 9 with a broken arm.

Source: www.thelandryhat.com

Fantasy Impact: Church will likely miss 3-5 weeks with this injury, and is a really big blow to this Dallas defense. He is worth hanging on to though, as he should be back before the season is over.

 

 

Detroit Lions


Player: Theo Riddick, RB

Injury: Riddick is listed as questionable with an ankle injury for Week 9.

Source: www.prideofdetroit.com

Fantasy Impact: Riddick logged a few limited practices this week, and should be available for fantasy owners this week. The backfield is crowded in Detroit, but remains the top pass-catching option at RB.

 

 

Green Bay Packers


Player: Randall Cobb, WR

Injury: Cobb is questionable with a hamstring issue and is deemed a game-time decision for Sunday.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: Cobb was held out last week and practiced in a limited capacity at times this week. Do not be surprised if Cobb is held out another week to be given time to rest. Check in before the game if you plan on using him. Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson would receive additional targets again.

 

Player: Clay Matthews, LB

Injury: Matthews is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury as well, and is considered a possible game-time decision by Mike McCarthy.

Source: www.packers.com

Fantasy Impact: Monitor this one, as Matthews hamstring continues to give him all sorts of problems. He would not be a surprising scratch either if he struggles before the game. Check in prior to kickoff.

 

 

Indianapolis Colts


Player: Mike Adams, DB

Injury: Adams has been ruled out for Week 9 with a groin injury.

Source: www.acmepackingcompany.com

Fantasy Impact: With Adams down, the colts are without their back-end communicator on defense. This is a positive for Aaron Rodgers as he should continue his hot streak.

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs


Player: Jeremy Maclin, WR

Injury: Maclin is questionable with a groin injury for Week 9.

Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Maclin got in a limited session on Friday and is fully expected to play against the Jaguars with intriguing backup QB Nick Foles at the helm.

 

Player: Alex Smith, QB

Injury: Nick Foles will start at QB for the Chiefs with Alex Smith getting the week off after being ruled out during last week’s game with a concussion.

Source: www.bleacherreport.com

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs actually said that he does not have a concussion. He is pretty banged up and may have some symptoms, so look for Nick Foles to leading the Chiefs in Week 9.

 

 

Miami Dolphins


Player: DaVante Parker, WR

Injury: Parker is questionable for Week 9 with a hamstring issue.

Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Parker logged full practices all week, so there is nothing to see here as he has dealt with hamstring problems all season.

 

 

Minnesota Vikings


Player: Eric Kendricks, LB

Injury: Kendricks has been ruled out for Week 9 after suffering a concussion.

Source: www.thevikingage.com

Fantasy Impact: The Vikes will be without their top linebacker for this one, leaving a hole for the Lions to try and exploit. Hopefully he clears protocol and will be available to play next week.

 

Player: Jerick McKinnon, RB

Injury: McKinnon is questionable with an ankle injury, but will likely suit up.

Source: www.thevikingage.com

Fantasy Impact: This is good news, as it gives the Vikings a change of pace to Asiata throughout the game. McKinnon does not hold much value due to the split workload.

 

 

New York Jets


Player: Muhammad Wilkerson, DL

Injury: Wilkerson is questionable to play with an ongoing ankle injury.         

Source: www.bleacherreport.com

Fantasy Impact: Wilkerson was able to play last week, and is expected to be a game-time decision this week, as he only recorded a limited practice on Friday. Keep an eye out here.

 

 

Oakland Raiders


Player: Amari Cooper, WR

Injury: Cooper is questionable with a back injury for Week 9, logging limited sessions this week.      

Source: www.silverandblackpride.com

Fantasy Impact: Cooper was limited at every practice this week, but is expected to not miss this huge game against the Broncos. I expect him to be out there. He gets a bump with Talib being ruled out for the Broncos.

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers


Player: Ben Roethlisberger, QB

Injury: Ben is questionable for Week 9 as he recovers from a meniscus repair.          

Source: www.baltimoreravens.com

Fantasy Impact: Big Ben has actually put in limited practices all week just two weeks after his meniscus repair! This guy is crazy tough. He is expected to start and gives everyone on the Steelers’ offense a big time boost.

 

 

San Diego Chargers


Player: Hunter Henry, TE

Injury: Henry will miss Week 9 against the Titans with a knee injury.           

Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: With Henry missing out this week, Gates will further tighten his grasp on the primary spot at TE for the Chargers. Hopefully Henry heals up for next week.

 

Player: Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin, WR’s

Injury: Williams and Benjamin were both full participants at Friday’s practice.         

Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: This ensures that Rivers will have his top pass-catching options at WR this week, and should both get a boost with Hunter Henry missing out this week.

 

 

San Francisco 49ers


Player: Carlos Hyde, RB

Injury: Hyde is still dealing with a sprained AC joint, and has been wearing a non-contact jersey.      

Source:  www.ninersnation.com

Fantasy Impact: This does not bode well for Hyde, as he is not even sure if he will play. This is a true game-time decision if it makes it that far, so keep your ear to the ground. DaJuan Harris is the primary backup.

 

 

Seattle Seahawks


Player: Jimmy Graham, TE

Injury: Graham is questionable with a knee injury, but has practiced all week.

Source: www.seahawks.com

Fantasy Impact: Graham is fully expected to play this week, as the Seahawks are just managing his workload to keep him healthy.

 

Player: Michael Bennett, DL

Injury: Bennett underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday.

Source: Liz Mathews on Twitter

Fantasy Impact: Bennett will miss 2-3 weeks with this injury, as the Seahawks will have Frank Clark fill in for him.

 

 

Tennessee Titans


Player: Delanie Walker, TE

Injury: Walker injured his groin at practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for Week 9.  

Source: www.musiccitymiracles.com

Fantasy Impact: This is unfortunate. He is hopeful that he will still be able to play after a couple of days off, but he is a true game-time decision here. If he cannot go, look for Jace Amaro to continue to get work.

 

 

 

By: K-Mills, Twitter: @KM3SPT

 

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