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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


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

Cooper Kupp is going to be an target machine

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 1 (2017)

Posted by d-Rx on 09/10/17

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TARIK COHEN – RB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 72% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cohen was very impressive in Week 1 for the Bears with five carries for 66 yards, and eight receptions for 47 yards with a touchdown. Tarik is the clear #2 to Jordan Howard, and also the clear 3rd down receiving back. In this offense where Mike Glennon checks downs as his first read, he is going to get plenty of opportunities. He is not a large back, so he is not going to see 20 carries in a game, but he will see 10-15 touches a game and has big play ability.

 

ALEX SMITH – QB – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 66% OF CBS LEAGUES

Alex Smith had what will probably be his best game of the season in Week 1, completing 28 of 35 passes for 368 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Two of those touchdowns went for over 70 yards…it was the perfect game for Smith. Alex has some big play weapons in what was once an anemic offense. Smith will be a solid performer all year, but you can’t count on getting this type of production the rest of the way…so don’t overpay expecting a windfall.

 

JARED GOFF – QB – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goff had himself a great day throwing for 306 yards with a touchdown against the Colts. The key there is that is was against the Colts, who are a very bad defense. That said, Goff was efficient completing 21 of 29 passes and did not throw an interception. The addition of Sammy Watkins helps, but rookie Cooper Kupp really helped him in Week 1, and could be a big play for him going forward.

 

COOPER KUPP – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kupp scored his first career touchdown this week, and hauled in four passes for 76 yards. He showed his downfield ability and he will see favorable matchups with defenses focusing on Sammy Watkins. If Watkins gets hurt, which is a reality, Kupp would see an increased role, and must grab for Watkins owners.

 

DESHAUN WATSON – QB – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

Watson is in as the starter for the Texans going forward, so if you are in a deep league go ahead feel free to take a flyer on the rookie. He completed 12 of 23 passes for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Week 1. There will be ups and downs for him, but he is a starting quarterback.

 

DANNY AMENDOLA – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Amendola suffered a concussion in Week 1, but before he left he had 100 yards on six receptions. It is clear that Tom Brady has confidence in Amendola, and when healthy he is going to be a big weapon in this Patriots offense.

 

KENNY GOLLADAY – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 66% OF CBS LEAGUES

What a debut for the rookie Golladay in Week 1 with four receptions for 69 yards with two of those going for touchdowns. Both of those scores came in the fourth quarter, the first for 10 yards and the second a 45-yard strike. This kid has a ton of potential and should become a bigger part of the Lions offense as the season progresses. This is an act now player.

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

Matthews showed this week that even with all the weapons around him, he is still going to be a threat in the Titans offense. This week he caught five passes for 71 yards. Rishard has a nice floor and his potential for big plays makes him a nice player to have for bye weeks and flex plays.

 

CHRIS CARSON – RB – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie was the best running back for Seattle in Week 1 with 39 yards on six carries and one reception for 10 yards. This backfield situation is unclear, but Carson is now a player for touches on a weekly basis and Lacy is fading after five carries for three yards.

 

ALLEN HURNS – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

Allen Robinson left this week with a knee injury and that makes Allen Hurns the #1 receiver for the Jaguars. He had three receptions for 42 yards. The Jaguars are not a good offense, but the increased targets will make him a worthy add.

 

MARLON MACK – RB – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

Mack matched Gore in touches this week, and while not as effective as a runner with 24 yards on 10 carries, he did score a touchdown, and should have had another. He also added a reception for 21 yards. His value will increase when Luck returns.

 

RUSSELL SHEPARD – WR – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sheppard only had two receptions for 53 yards, but one was a 40-yard touchdown. He is the deep play threat for the Panthers, so he will have some chances, but he is a hit or miss pickup.

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

There is nothing special about Charles Clay, but Tyrod Taylor has nobody else he feels comfortable throwing the ball to. Clay hauled in four passes for 53 yards with a score in Week 1. The four for 53 is a reasonable expectation and not much more than you will get with him, but he does have touchdown potential as well. Not a bad add in deeper leagues.

 

JARED COOK – TE – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 46% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cook may have finally found a place where he can flourish. In Week 1 he caught five passes for 56 yards. With Cooper and Crabtree drawing all the coverage Cook will continue to see nice matchups and give him nice opportunities for solid fantasy production.

 

TYROD TAYLOR – QB – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

Tyrod does not have a lot of weapons, but he still managed 224 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and 38 yards rushing. This was against the Jets, but this is what you can expect from Taylor. He can add to his total with his rushing, and if he develops chemistry with his receivers he could become a bigger threat as the season progresses.

 

JERMAINE KEARSE – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

It is clear that Kearse is the first option for Josh McCown. In Week 1 Jermaine had seven receptions for 59 yards. Kearse will have his best chances for fantasy success this year, but how great is that going to be in the Jets offense…like a top end Jeremy Kerley when he was a Jet.

 

AUSTIN HOOPER – TE – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hooper only had two receptions this week, but they went for 128 yards, including an 88-yard score. He did not see enough targets to think he will be a weekly threat, but this big play breakout should give him more opportunities and with his big play ability he will strike again.

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedorowicz is the opposite of Hooper. He is a solid plodder that will give you every week what he gave you this week: 4-46. He will give you the occasional score, but he does not have the high-end potential of Hooper.

 

GEORGE KITTLE – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

The 49ers do not have a great offense, but Kittle is going to be a check down tight end with downfield ability. He had five catches for 27 yards in Week 1, but the targets and receptions are encouraging for later this season. 

 

 

 

 

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