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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

Corey Davis is the cover player for Houdini's waiver wire pickups after the week 9.

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 11/05/17

by   The Archer


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All players listed are available in at least 30% of CBS Leagues (Slim Pickings this week)

 


TERRANCE WILLIAMS – WR – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 86% OF CBS LEAGUES

Williams was on fire this week for the Cowboys, catching eight passes for 141 yards. The only downside was that Williams had his ankle rolled up on his final reception. He has never proven to be a consistent threat, but if Zeke does get suspended the Cowboys may be throwing more.

 

COLE BEASLEY – WR – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 69% OF CBS LEAGUES

Beasley did not have a big yardage game with four receptions for 24 yards, but he did find the endzone twice. Cole is a big-time threat in the redzone and if Zeke misses games he will be an even bigger threat. He scores touchdowns, so what more could you ask for off the waiver wire.

 

CURTIS SAMUEL – WR – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie did not have amazing numbers this week, catching three passes for 23 yards and carrying the ball once for 14 yards. The Panthers got rid of Kelvin Benjamin, and they would not have done that if they did not think that Samuel was ready to step in and be a bigger part of this offense. Grab him now, and figure you may have to a wait a week or two before he is worthy of starting, but this a proactive add based on potential.

 

COREY DAVIS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 42% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie was back on the field this week and caught two passes for 28 yards. While he was not heavily targeted, this was his first game back and his role in the offense should increase

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee is the best receiver on the Jaguars, and this week he had another good game. Marqise caught eight passes fro 75 yards with a touchdown. Nobody wants him because he is on the Jags, but he is getting a lot of targets on a weekly basis.

 

ROBERT WOODS – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Woods hauled in four passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns, including an impressive 52-yard catch and run for a score where he outran the entire Giants defense. The Rams offense is starting get more consistency, so while the top end games will not be there for Woods, you can get this type of yardage with touchdown potential.

 

JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 54% OF CBS LEAGUES

Crowder was just getting going in the Redskins offense, and then he misses this week with a hamstring injury. This is the type of injury that can linger, so he is not a strong recommendation unless you can stash him for later.

 

COOPER KUPP – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 38% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kupp was quiet in a big win this week, catching only three passes for 54 yards. He was targeted in the redzone, so he still has that potential. The Rams offense is still clicking and he should get some good one on one opportunities.

 

REX BURKHEAD – RB – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Patriots are on a bye and Burkhead got back in the backfield roulette wheel. He has a chance to see his role increase in the offense and is worth a flier in deeper leagues.

 

TRAVIS BENJAMIN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Benjamin was on a bye this week, but he was targeted a season high eight times last week, and has caught a touchdown in each of his last two games.

 

MARQUISE GOODWIN – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goodwin only caught two passes, but they went for 68 yards. He also just missed on another big play. He has world-class speed and with Jimmy G coming, Goodwin becomes a must add in long touchdown leagues. He is a hit or miss player, but hopefully more hits in his future.

 

JOSH DOCTSON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doctson is another speedster who is getting more involved in the offense. He caught three passes for 59 yards and nearly had a touchdown this week. Washington seems to favor Doctson over the one year rental of Terrelle Pryor, and he should improve over the coming weeks.

 

TYLER LOCKETT – WR – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 47% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lockett saw a decent amount of targets, but only caught two passes for 10 yards this week. He is still hit or miss as the third receiver for the Seahawks.

 

COREY CLEMENT – RB – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clement was a monster this week as the Eagles rolled the Broncos. He finished with 12 carries for 51 yards with two touchdowns, and then he caught a pass for a 15-yard touchdown. The Eagles have a crowded backfield and Jay Ajayi is only going to get more touches, which means you should temper your excitement over Clement for the coming weeks in Fantasy.

 

DAVONTAE BOOKER – RB – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

Booker had six carries this week for 21 yards and caught two passes for nine yards. He saw a little more work after C.J. Anderson got dinged up, but was not able to get it going in the receiving game. Booker has value as an Anderson handcuff, but really only worth adding in deeper leagues.

 

ERIC DECKER – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 67% OF CBS LEAGUES

Decker found the endzone this week, but he only caught three passes for 21 yards. He is not getting targeted enough to be counted on for much fantasy production.

 

DEONTE THOMPSON – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thompson had a nice game this week with seven receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. This came in a game that the Bills found themselves behind in, and remember that Kelvin Benjamin will be starting next week.

 

ZAY JONES – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jones had his best game in the NFL last week, catching six passes for 53 yards with a score. He hurt his knee on a non-contact injury, but came back in the game. He will be moved to the third receiver with the addition of Kelvin Benjamin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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