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Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron Could Use Some Luck


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

Hyde and Seek


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Jerick McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings

McKinnon Goes West For Gold-Rush


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

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

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


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

Source: www.sacbee.com


Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Eagles Keep Improving


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


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

Source: twitter.com


Terrelle Pryor

Washington Redskins

Jets Searching For Weapons


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Henderson

Denver Broncos

Sleeper Watch


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

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


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

Source: www.denverpost.com


Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Watson Returns To Big Easy


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Jeff Janis

Green Bay Packers

Janis Truthers Challenged


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


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

Source: twitter.com


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Jets Sign Rawls


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


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

Source: www.newyorkjets.com


Allen Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars

Coo coo ca choo Mr. Robinson


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Sammy Watkins

Los Angeles Rams

KC Building Strong Air Attack


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

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


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

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com


Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins

Vikings Like That


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Denver Makes Case


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Sparks Up Blount


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com

Cleveland Browns

Money Ball: The Sequel


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Hue Looks To TyGoat


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Packers Get In On The Fun


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


Torrey Smith

Philadelphia Eagles

On The Move Again


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

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


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

Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Henry Hype Train Has Clear Track


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


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

Source: twitter.com


Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

The Name Says It All


Marquise Goodwin and the 49ers have agreed to a 3yr extension worth $20.3M & 10M guaranteed.

Shanahan has found his big-play threat at a reasonable price. Goodwin caught 56 balls for 962 yards last season, but only had two TD’s. None of his six longest plays (33+ yards) were from Garoppollo so it leads me to believe they will still be looking for a top of the line WR, even with Garcon coming back from injury.


03/09/18, 09:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

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Touchdown Dependency - 2017 NFL Season

Posted by Stagg Party on 03/30/18

by   The Archer


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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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