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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

Source: pyromaniac.com


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

Source: pyromaniac.com


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

Source: pyromaniac.com


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

Source: www.nflmock.com


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

Source: www.packersnews.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: pyromaniac.com


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

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Touchdown Dependency - 2017 NFL Season

Posted by Stagg Party on 03/30/18

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In 2017, we witnessed Saints running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara become the first two teammates to each accumulate 1,500 scrimmage yards; the first time in NFL history. We also saw their quarterback, Drew Brees, break the NFL record for highest completion percentage with 72%.

 

In New England, we rooted on Tom Brady as he became the oldest player ever at 40 years old to lead the NFL in passing with his 4,577 passing yards, and he continued to pass his way to tying the NFL record for most Super Bowl losses with five.

 

Rookies Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson, Kareem Hunt, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and T.J. Watt introduced themselves to us, and each used their first impressions to set franchise or league records of their own.

 

Hell, we even saw an Eagles team win the Super Bowl for their first time!

 

But after riding the high of the NFL season for a little over twenty weeks, it’s time to prepare for the comedown.


 

“Welcome to the suck.”


February is one of the more challenging months for many of us football fans. It is the month where journalists transition from writing weekly cookie-cutter copy into something more along the lines of a “throwing darts, hope something sticks for clicks; I’m here to wing it” approach. February is also the month where many amateur scouts, film grinders, and analysts come out of hibernation to psychoanalyze everything and anything on the incoming draft class to reach a methodical (but many times not) opinion. Now at some point shortly after these opinions are shared and published on the world wide web, they receive a promotion to the rank of “fact.” The science behind how these hobbyists’ opinions transform into “facts” is uncertain, but asking questions is a surefire way to debate with the person who raised and nurtured the “fact” since it was just a young opinion. No one truly understands the science behind Optimus Prime because it’s fun to watch, so just sit back and watch the “facts” take flight because that too is fun to watch.



“Welcome to the suck.”


February is a great month to reflect on the previous season. When Numa Pompilius added the month of February into the Roman calendar, I assume he did so not because it made sense, but because he needed time to reflect on the 714-13 B.C. season. Do your part of honoring Numa Pompilius and use the month of February the way it was intended to be used. Re-watch some games, study the incoming draft class, watch highlights from Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, audit your fantasy football rankings, polish your fantasy football trophy—the list goes on and on. You have at least 28 days, use them.

 

Now, on a good year (formerly known as “every other year”), and with the blessing of an international non-governmental organization (NGO), we not only use February to reflect on the previous season, but we reflect while watching other bad ass sports like Bobsleigh, Figure Skating, and Curling. What a year to be alive! Last month, we saw the 2018 Winter Olympics come and go, and even though we expect it, the United States didn’t win every event. But we’re not here to talk about what America isn’t good at in February; we’re here to talk about what America is good at in the five months that lead up to February—the NFL season. How can we do this while also giving some mad props to that aforementioned international NGO? By awarding some make-believe gold, silver, and bronze medals to some of the season’s top performers in our annual Touchdown Dependency charts, of course!

 

Pay no attention to the medal-qualifying “events” or the process used to score who wins. This is fantasy football early in the offseason, and we’re going to treat it as such.

 

Also, this is probably way high on the “worst ways to use this data” list, but we figured we would save you the trouble if for some reason you felt the desire to do this too.

 


 

Quarterbacks

 

Touchdown Dependency for Quarterbacks from 2017

 


Forty quarterbacks were split into four groups. Group A includes the top ten scoring quarterbacks from last season; Group B includes the following ten scoring quarterbacks, and so forth, with Group D rounding out the top forty.

 

The eight quarterback events are:


1. Fantasy Points (FP)
2. Fantasy Points per Game (FP/G)
3. Passing Yards
4. Passing TDs
5. Interceptions (fewest)
6. Rushing Yards
7. Rushing TDs
8. Fumbles Lost (fewest)


 

Each quarterback will gain 1.5 points for a 1st place finish in an event, 1 point for 2nd place finish, and 0.5 points for a 3rd place finish.

 

After all eight events, the points are scored, and the top three (sometimes more) scoring quarterbacks will be awarded a medal.


QB Group D

 

C.J. Beathard

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Mike Glennon

Jimmy Garoppolo

Brian Hoyer

Brett Hundley

E.J. Manuel

Bryce Petty

Drew Stanton

T.J. Yates


 

QB Group D Bronze Medal: Jimmy Garoppolo | 5 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP/G (14.58), Passing TDs (7)

3rd Place: Passing Yards (1,560), Interceptions (5), Rushing TDs (1)

 

QB Group D Gold Medal (tie): Carson Palmer | 7 points

1st Place: FP/G (14.62), Passing Yards (1,979), Passing TDs (9), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (102.4)

3rd Place: None

 

QB Group D Gold Medal (tie): Brett Hundley | 7 points

1st Place: FP (120.4), Passing TDs (9), Rushing Yards (270)

2nd Place: Passing Yards (1,836), Rushing TDs (2)

3rd Place: Fumbles Lost (2)

 

 

QB Group C


Derek Carr

Jay Cutler

Joe Flacco

DeShone Kizer

Eli Manning

Aaron Rodgers

Trevor Siemian

Mitchell Trubisky

Deshaun Watson

Jameis Winston

 


QB Group C Bronze Medal: Derek Carr | 4 points

1st Place: FP (202.4), Passing TDs (22)

2nd Place: Passing Yards (3,496)

3rd Place: None

 

QB Group C Silver Medal: Jameis Winston | 4.5 points

1st Place: Passing Yards (3,504)

2nd Place: FP (199.7), Passing TDs (19)

3rd Place: FP/G (15.36), Rushing TDs (1)

 

QB Group C Gold Medal: Deshaun Watson | 6 points

1st Place: FP/G (23.55)

2nd Place: Passing TDs (19), Rushing Yards (269), Rushing TDs (2), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: Interceptions (8)

 

 

QB Group B

 

Blake Bortles

Jacoby Brissett

Andy Dalton

Jared Goff

Case Keenum

Marcus Mariota

Josh McCown

Ben Roethlisberger

Matt Ryan

Tyrod Taylor


 

QB Group B Bronze Medal: Tyrod Taylor | 5 points

1st Place: Interceptions (4), Rushing Yards (427)

2nd Place: Rushing TDs (4), Fumbles Lost (2)

3rd Place: None

 

QB Group B Silver Medal: Jared Goff | 5.5 points

1st Place: Passing TDs (28)

2nd Place: FP (243.8), FP/G (17.03), Interceptions (7)

3rd Place: Passing Yards (3,809), Fumbles Lost (3)

 

QB Group B Gold Medal: Ben Roethlisberger | 7.5 points

1st Place: FP (256.7), FP/G (17.11), Passing Yards (4,251), Passing TDs (28)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: None

 


QB Group A

 

Tom Brady

Drew Brees

Kirk Cousins

Cam Newton

Dak Prescott

Philip Rivers

Alex Smith

Matthew Stafford

Carson Wentz

Russell Wilson

 


QB Group A Bronze Medal (tie): Alex Smith | 3.5 points

1st Place: Interceptions (5)

2nd Place: Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: FP (295.2), FP/G (19.68)

 

QB Group A Bronze Medal (tie): Carson Wentz | 3.5 points

1st Place: None

2nd Place: FP/G (21.05), Passing TDs (33), Interceptions (7)

3rd Place: Fumbles Lost (3)

 

QB Group A Silver Medal: Cam Newton | 5 points

1st Place: Rushing Yards (754), Rushing TDs (6)

2nd Place: FP (297.5), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: None

 

QB Group A Gold Medal: Russell Wilson | 6.5 points

1st Place: FP (343.9), FP/G (21.46), Passing TDs (34),

2nd Place: Rushing Yards (586)

3rd Place: Rushing TDs (3), Fumbles Lost (3)

 

 

 

Running Backs

 

Touchdown Dependency - Running Backs - 2017 NFL Season


Fifty running backs were split into five groups. Group A includes the top ten scoring running backs from last season; Group B includes the following ten scoring running backs, and so forth, with Group E rounding out the top fifty.

 

The seven quarterback events are:


1. Fantasy Points (FP)
2. Fantasy Points per Game (FP/G)
3. Rushing Yards
4. Rushing TDs
5. Receiving Yards
6. Receiving TDs
7. Fumbles Lost (fewest)

 

 

Each running back will gain 1.5 points for a 1st place finish in an event, 1 point for 2nd place finish, and 0.5 points for a 3rd place finish.

 

After all seven events, the points are scored, and the top three (sometimes more) scoring running backs will be awarded a medal.


RB Group E

Matt Breida

Corey Clement

Tarik Cohen

Austin Ekeler

Matt Forte

Aaron Jones

Marlon Mack

Samaje Perine

Rod Smith

James White

 


RB Group E Bronze Medal: Corey Clement | 4 points

1st Place: Rushing TDs (4), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: Receiving TDs (2)

3rd Place: None

 

RB Group E Silver Medal: James White | 4.5 points

1st Place: Receiving Yards (429), Receiving TDs (3), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: None

 

RB Group E Gold Medal: Rod Smith | 5 points

1st Place: FP/G (7.34), Rushing TDs (4), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: Receiving TDs (1)

 

 


RB Group D

Ameer Abdullah

Jay Ajayi

Giovanni Bernard

LeGarrette Blount

Rex Burkhead

Kenyan Drake

Joe Mixon

Theo Riddick

Jonathan Stewart

Chris Thompson



 

RB Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Jay Ajayi | 2.5 points

1st Place: Rushing Yards (873)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: FP (111.1), Fumbles Lost (2)

 

RB Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Giovani Bernard | 2.5 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: Receiving Yards (389), Receiving TDs (2)

 

RB Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Joe Mixon | 2.5 points

1st Place: None

2nd Place: FP (111.3)

3rd Place: FP/G (7.95), Rushing TDs (4), Fumbles Lost (2)

 

RB Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Theo Riddick | 2.5 points

1st Place: None

2nd Place: Receiving Yards (441), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: Receiving TDs (2)

 

RB Group D Silver Medal: Rex Burkhead | 4.5 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP/G (9.98), Rushing TDs (5), Receiving TDs (3)

3rd Place: None

 

RB Group D Gold Medal: Chris Thompson | 6.5 points

1st Place: FP (112.4), FP/G (11.24), Receiving Yards (510), Receiving TDs (4),

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: Fumbles Lost (2)

 

 


RB Group C

Javorius Allen

Tevin Coleman

Isaiah Crowell

Orleans Darkwa

Derrick Henry

Duke Johnson

Jerick McKinnon

DeMarco Murray

Bilal Powell

Jamaal Williams



 

RB Group C Bronze Medal: DeMarco Murray | 4 points

1st Place: Rushing TDs (6)

2nd Place: Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: FP (132.5), FP/G (8.83), Receiving TDs (1)

 

RB Group C Silver Medal: Tevin Coleman | 6 points

1st Place: FP/G (9.39), Receiving TDs (3), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (140.9)

3rd Place: Receiving Yards (299)

 

RB Group C Gold Medal: Duke Johnson | 6.5 points

1st Place: FP (142.1), Receiving Yards (693), Receiving TDs (3)

2nd Place: FP/G (8.88)

3rd Place: Rushing TDs (4), Fumbles Lost (2)

 

 


RB Group B

C.J. Anderson

Alex Collins

Devonta Freeman

Frank Gore

Carlos Hyde

Dion Lewis

Marshawn Lynch

Christian McCaffrey

Lamar Miller

Latavius Murray

 


RB Group B Silver Medal (tie): Devonta Freeman | 4.5 points

1st Place: FP/G (11.72)

2nd Place: Rushing TDs (7), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: FP (164.2), Receiving TDs (1)

 

RB Group B Silver Medal (tie): Dion Lewis | 4.5 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (165), Receiving TDs (3)

3rd Place: FP/G (10.31), Rushing TDs (6)

 

RB Group B Gold Medal: Carlos Hyde | 6 points

1st Place: FP (175), Rushing TDs (8)

2nd Place: FP/G (10.93), Receiving Yards (350), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: None

 

 

RB Group A

Le’Veon Bell

Ezekiel Elliott

Leonard Fournette

Melvin Gordon

Todd Gurley

Jordan Howard

Kareem Hunt

Mark Ingram

Alvin Kamara

LeSean McCoy



 

RB Group A Silver Medal (tie): Le’Veon Bell | 3.5 points

1st Place: None

2nd Place: FP (256.6)

3rd Place: FP/G (17.10), Rushing Yards (1,291), Rushing TDs (9), Receiving Yards (655), Fumbles Lost (2)

 

RB Group A Silver Medal (tie): Alvin Kamara | 3.5 points

1st Place: Receiving Yards (826)

2nd Place: Receiving TDs (5), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: None

 

RB Group A Gold Medal: Todd Gurley | 8.5 points

1st Place: FP (319.3), FP/G (21.28), Rushing TDs (13), Receiving TDs (6)

2nd Place: Rushing Yards (1,305), Receiving Yards (788)

3rd Place: Fumbles Lost (2)

 

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

Touchdown Dependency - Wide Receivers - 2017 NFL Season


 

Fifty wide receivers were split into five groups. Group A includes the top ten scoring wide receivers from last season; Group B includes the following ten scoring wide receivers, and so forth, with Group E rounding out the top fifty.

 

The six wide receiver events are:


1. Fantasy Points (FP)
2. Fantasy Points per Game (FP/G)
3. Receiving Yards
4. Receiving TDs
5. Rushing Yards
6. Fumbles Lost (fewest)


Each wide receiver will gain 1.5 points for a 1st place finish in an event, 1 point for 2nd place finish, and 0.5 points for a 3rd place finish.


After all six events, the points are scored, and the top three (sometimes more) scoring wide receivers will be awarded a medal.


WR Group E

Kelvin Benjamin

Travis Benjamin

Randall Cobb

Keelan Cole

Josh Doctson

Will Fuller

DeSean Jackson

Marqise Lee

Jordy Nelson

Sterling Shepard


 

WR Group E Silver Medal (tie): Travis Benjamin | 4 points

1st Place: Rushing Yards (96), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: FP (90.3), Receiving TDs (4)

 

WR Group E Silver Medal (tie): Randall Cobb | 4 points

1st Place: FP (91), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: Receiving TDs (4), Rushing Yards (17)

 

WR Group E Gold Medal: Will Fuller | 4.5 points

1st Place: FP/G (8.52), Receiving TDs (7), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: None

 


WR Group D

 

Michael Crabtree

Jamison Crowder

Ted Ginn Jr.

Rishard Matthews

Paul Richardson

Mohamed Sanu

Mike Wallace

Sammy Watkins

Tyrell Williams

Robert Woods


 

WR Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Ted Ginn Jr. | 4 points

1st Place: Rushing Yards (39), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: FP (106.6), Receiving Yards (787)

 

WR Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Sammy Watkins | 4 points

1st Place: Receiving TDs (8), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (107.3)

3rd Place: None

 

WR Group D Silver Medal: Robert Woods | 4.5 points

1st Place: FP/G (8.94)

2nd Place: FP (107.3), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: Receiving TDs (5), Rushing Yards (12)

 

WR Group D Gold Medal: Michael Crabtree | 5.5 points

1st Place: FP (109.8), Receiving TDs (8), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP/G (8.44)

3rd Place: None

 

 


WR Group C

 

Nelson Agholor

T.Y. Hilton

Dez Bryant

Amari Cooper

Mike Evans

Marquise Goodwin

Jermaine Kearse

Cooper Kupp

Kenny Stills

Demaryius Thomas


 

WR Group C Bronze Medal: Amari Cooper | 4 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP/G (7.88), Receiving TDs (7)

3rd Place: Rushing Yards (4)

 

WR Group C Silver Medal: Nelson Agholor | 5.5 points

1st Place: Receiving TDs (8), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (125.5), Rushing Yards (7)

3rd Place: FP/G (7.84)

 

WR Group C Gold Medal: Mike Evans | 6 points

1st Place: FP (130.1), FP/G (8.67), Receiving Yards (1,001), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: None

  


WR Group B

 

Davante Adams

Alshon Jeffery

Robby Anderson

Doug Baldwin

Stefon Diggs

Devin Funchess

Jarvis Landry

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Golden Tate

Adam Thielen

 


WR Group B Bronze Medal (tie): Stefon Diggs | 3.5 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: Rushing Yards (13)

3rd Place: FP/G (9.58), Receiving TDs (8)

 

WR Group B Bronze Medal (tie): Golden Tate | 3.5 points

1st Place: Rushing Yards (22)

2nd Place: Receiving Yards (1,003), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: None

 

WR Group B Silver Medal: Adam Thielen | 4 points

1st Place: FP (148.8), Receiving Yards (1,277)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: Rushing Yards (11), Fumbles Lost (2)

 

WR Group B Gold Medal: Davante Adams | 5.5 points

1st Place: FP/G (10.60), Receiving TD (10), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (148.5)

3rd Place: None

 

 

WR Group A

 

Keenan Allen

Antonio Brown

Brandin Cooks

Larry Fitzgerald

A.J. Green

Tyreek Hill

DeAndre Hopkins

Julio Jones

Marvin Jones

Michael Thomas


 

WR Group A Silver Medal: Tyreek Hill | 3.5 points

1st Place: Rushing Yards (59)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

 

WR Group A Bronze Medal: DeAndre Hopkins | 5 points

1st Place: FP (213.8), Receiving TDs (13)

2nd Place: FP/G (14.25), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: None

 

WR Group A Gold Medal: Antonio Brown | 6.5 points

1st Place: FP/G (14.80), Receiving Yards (1,533), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (207.3), Receiving TDs (9)

3rd Place: None

 

 

Tight Ends

 

Touchdown Dependency - Tight Ends - 2017 NFL Season

 

 

Forty tight ends were split into four groups. Group A includes the top ten scoring tight ends from last season; Group B includes the following ten scoring tight ends, and so forth, with Group D rounding out the top forty.

 

The five tight end events are:


1. Fantasy Points (FP)
2. Fantasy Points per Game (FP/G)
3. Receiving Yards
4. Receiving TDs
5. Fumbles Lost (fewest)

 

 

Each tight end will gain 1.5 points for a 1st place finish in an event, 1 point for 2nd place finish, and 0.5 points for a 3rd place finish.

After all five events, the points are scored, and the top three (sometimes more) scoring tight ends will be awarded a medal.

 


TE Group D

 

Stephen Anderson

Seth DeValve

Coby Fleener

Zach Miller

Rhett Ellison

Gerald Everett

Darren Fells

Nick O’Leary

Ricky Seals-Jones

Luke Willson


 

TE Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Coby Fleener | 3 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: FP (41.5), FP/G (3.77), Receiving TDs (2)

 

TE Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Zach Miller | 3 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP/G (4.45)

3rd Place: Receiving TDs (2)

 

TE Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Nick O’Leary | 3 points

1st Place: None

2nd Place: FP (42.2), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: Receiving Yards (322), Receiving TDs (2)

 

TE Group D Bronze Medal (tie): Luke Willson | 3 points

1st Place: Receiving TDs (4), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: None

 

TE Group D Gold Medal (tie): Seth DeValve |4 points

1st Place: FP (43.5), Receiving Yards (395)

2nd Place: Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: None

 

TE Group D Gold Medal (tie): Ricky Seals-Jones | 4 points

1st Place: FP/G (4.76), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: Receiving TDs (3)

3rd Place: None

 

 


TE Group C


Trey Burton

Garrett Celek

Ed Dickson

Antonio Gates

Jermaine Gresham

Jesse James

Marcedes Lewis

David Njoku

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Julius Thomas


 

TE Group C Bronze Medal (tie): Garrett Celek | 4 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP/G (4.43), Receiving TDs (4)

3rd Place: FP (57.6)

 

TE Group C Bronze Medal (tie): Marcedes Lewis | 4 points

1st Place: Receiving TDs (5), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (61.8)

3rd Place: None

 

TE Group C Gold Medal (tie): Trey Burton | 4.5 points

1st Place: FP/G (4.98), Receiving TDs (5), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: None

 

TE Group C Gold Medal (tie): David Njoku | 4.5 points

1st Place: FP (62.7), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: Receiving TDs (4)

3rd Place: Receiving Yards (386)

 

 


TE Group B

 

Charles Clay

Jared Cook

Vernon Davis

Eric Ebron

Hunter Henry

Austin Hooper

O.J. Howard

George Kittle

Tyler Kroft

Ben Watson

 


TE Group B Bronze Medal (tie): Jared Cook | 2.5 points

1st Place: Receiving Yards (687)

2nd Place: Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: None

 

TE Group B Bronze Medal (tie): O.J. Howard | 2.5 points

1st Place: None

2nd Place: FP/G (5.78), Receiving TDs (6)

3rd Place: Fumbles Lost (2)

 

TE Group B Gold Medal (tie): Hunter Henry | 5 points

1st Place: FP/G (6.82), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (81.9)

3rd Place: Receiving Yards (579), Receiving TDs (4)

 

TE Group B Gold Medal (tie): Tyler Kroft | 5 points

1st Place: FP (82.4), Receiving TDs (7), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: None

3rd Place: FP/G (5.49)

 

 


TE Group A

 

Cameron Brate

Jack Doyle

Evan Engram

Zach Ertz

Jimmy Graham

Rob Gronkowski

Travis Kelce

Kyle Rudolph

Delanie Walker

Jason Witten



 

TE Group A Bronze Medal: Zach Ertz | 3.5 points

1st Place: None

2nd Place: Receiving TDs (8), Fumbles Lost (1)

3rd Place: FP (128.4), FP/G (9.17), Receiving Yards (824)

 

TE Group A Silver Medal: Travis Kelce | 5.5 points

1st Place: Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: FP (152.5), FP/G (10.16), Receiving Yards (1,038), Receiving TDs (8)

3rd Place: None

 

TE Group A Gold Medal: Rob Gronkowski | 7 points

1st Place: FP (156.3), FP/G (12.02), Receiving Yards (1,083), Fumbles Lost (0)

2nd Place: Receiving TDs (8)

3rd Place: None

 

 

Gold Medalists

Silver Medalists

Bronze Medalists

Russell Wilson (QB A)

Todd Gurley (RB A)

Antonio Brown (WR A)

Rob Gronkowski (TE A)

Ben Roethlisberger (QB B)

Carlos Hyde (RB B)

Davante Adams (WR B)

Hunter Henry (TE B)

Tyler Kroft (TE B)

Deshaun Watson (QB C)

Duke Johnson (RB C)

Mike Evans (WR C)

Trey Burton (TE C)

David Njoku (TE C)

Brett Hundley (QB D)

Carson Palmer (QB D)

Chris Thompson (RB D)

Michael Crabtree (WR D)

Seth DeValve (TE D)

Ricky Seals-Jones (TE D)

Rod Smith (RB E)

Will Fuller (WR E)

Cam Newton (QB A)

Alvin Kamara (RB A)

Le’Veon Bell (RB A)

DeAndre Hopkins (WR A)

Travis Kelce (TE A)

Jared Goff (QB B)

Dion Lewis (RB B)

Devonta Freeman (RB B)

Adam Thielen (WR B)

Jameis Winston (QB C)

Tevin Coleman (RB C)

Nelson Agholor (WR C)

Rex Burkhead (RB D)

Robert Woods (WR D)

James White (RB E)

 

 

Alex Smith (QB A)

Tyreek Hill (WR A)

Zach Ertz (TE A)

Tyrod Taylor (QB B)

Golden Tate (WR B)

Stefon Diggs (WR B)

Jared Cook (TE B)

O.J. Howard (TE B)

Derek Carr (QB C)

DeMarco Murray (RB C)

Amari Cooper (WR C)

Garrett Celek (TE C)

Marcedes Lewis (TE C)

Jimmy Garoppolo (QB D)

Jay Ajayi (RB D)

Giovani Bernard (RB D)

Joe Mixon (RB D)

Theo Riddick (RB D)

Ted Ginn Jr. (WR D)

Sammy Watkins (WR D)

Coby Fleener (TE D)

Zach Miller (TE D)

Nick O’Leary (TE D)

Luke Willson (TE D)

Corey Clement (RB E)

Travis Benjamin (WR E)

Randall Cobb (WR E)

 

 

 

There you have it! Touchdown Dependency Winter Olympics is one way to avoid all the coachspeak, opinionated facts, clickbait articles, and general offseason nonsense. Taking the time to reflect on the previous season may just teach you a thing or two, or even add a layer toward next season’s preparation.


Too bad you still must avoid the noise for another half a year.

 


“Welcome to the suck.”


Find a way to have fun with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charts by: Stagg Party    Writing by: @WazNFL


 

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