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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 Coleman is the cover player for Houdini's waiver wire pickups after the week 11.

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 11/19/17

by   The Archer


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

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 30% OF CBS LEAGUES

If he is available you have to grab him. Matthews is the number one receiver for the Titans, and this week he cashed in with five receptions for 113 yards, highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown. Nuff said.

 

JAMAAL WILLIAMS – RB – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 30% OF CBS LEAGUES

Williams is the last man standing in Green Bay and is surprisingly still available in a bunch of leagues. This week he had 18 carries for 57 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards. The Packers offense is struggling, but he is going to get a good volume of touches on a weekly basis.

 

COREY DAVIS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Davis was held in check this week with only three receptions for 27 yards. The rookie is going to see more opportunities down the stretch and is worth taking a chance on for your playoff run.

 

JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 43% OF CBS LEAGUES

Crowder is starting to make more of an impact in the passing game, and this week he hauled in seven passes for 72 yards against the Saints. You can expect him to see an uptick in production with the injury to Chris Thompson.

 

JOSH DOCTSON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doctson has effectively replaced Terrelle Pryor in the offense, and this week he caught four passes for 81 yards. The injury to Chris Thompson should also create more opportunities going forward for Doctson.

 

KENNY STILLS – WR – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stills had a monster game this week seven catches for 180 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown. The Dolphins do not have much in the way of a run game, and if Matt Moore is under center again it is good news for Stills.

 

DANNY AMENDOLA – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Amendola continues to be productive when healthy. This week he caught eight passes for 66 yards with a touchdown. The touchdown potential is why you should add him if available in your league.

 

DANNY WOODHEAD – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 30% OF CBS LEAGUES

Woodhead is back and while it was not a big time performance this week, with one carry for two yards and five receptions for 21 yards, you can see that he will be the main receiving back for the Ravens going forward. He should definitely be added in PPR leagues.

 

COREY COLEMAN – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 66% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Browns do not have much at receiver, and Coleman is the best they have. He caught six passes for 80 yards this week, and should continue to see a lot of targets going forward…how many of those will be catchable is another topic of discussion.

 

BRUCE ELLINGTON – WR – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ellington has done a good job picking up the scraps left on the table by DeAndre Hopkins. This week he caught six passes for 63 yards. The injury to D’Onta Foreman may mean the Texans hve to go to the air more in the coming weeks.

 

DEDE WESTBROOK – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

The speedster was finally activated from IR, and while he did not do much this week with three receptions for 35 yards, he has promise. The Jaguars need playmakers, and he is the best option they have to make big plays downfield.

 

CASE KEENUM – QB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Teddy Bridgewater is looming, but it is still Case Keenum at this time, and he keeps winning. This week he completed 27 of 38 passes for 280 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions, and added 20 yards on the ground. Until the switch is made, he is still a good play in fantasy for streamers.

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

Inman was quiet until the end of the game and finished with three receptions for 43 yards. The Bears are still not throwing the ball a lot, so Inman is going to be hit or misses, with more misses than hits.

 

TERRANCE WILLIAMS – WR – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays on Sunday Night, and needs to show more consistency.

 

COLE BEASLEY – WR – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 54% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays on Sunday night, and needs to show more than he has the past few weeks.

 

COOPER KUPP – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kupp continues to get looks in the redzone, but keeps coming up empty. This week he caught six passes for 64 yards, but also had a fumble. He is lacking the big game that would make him a good fantasy addition at this point in the season.

 

DAVONTAE BOOKER – RB – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

Booker was being used more often this week, and has become the second back in the offense. Things were going well for him this week with 14 carries for 44 yards and five catches for 54 yards. The only problem with his day was a fourth quarter fumble. He is sharing time with Anderson, so his ceiling is limited.

 

MARQUISE GOODWIN – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 73% OF CBS LEAGUES

On a bye this week. Big play ability for deeper leagues.

 

KENNY GOLLADAY – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie is back in the fold for the Lions, and while his stat line of two catches for 52 yards this week is nothing special, it shows that he is going to be a part of this offense down the stretch. He is a big play receiver, so while he will not get a volume of targets, he can make a lot happen with less.

 

TYLER LOCKETT – WR – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 63% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays on Monday Night.

 

COBY FLEENER – TE – SAINTS – AVAILABLE IN 78% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fleener has been a disappointment, but he showed what he is capable of as he caught five passes for 91 yards this week. There will be inconsistency, but there will also be a chance for games like this down the stretch.

 

O.J. HOWARD – TE – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Howard has been more productive than Cameron Brate as of late, and that continued this week as he caught three passes for 52 yards with a touchdown. The Bucs offense has not looked great this year, so there are not a lot of chances for him to hit for major yardage with the amount of looks he is seeing.

 

ADAM SHAHEEN – TE – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie is starting to get more involved in the offense, and he caught four passes for 41 yards with a touchdown this week. The Bears don’t throw a ton, so his ceiling is limited.

 

ERIC EBRON – TE – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 55% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ebron is still seeing looks, but most of his games end up looking like his totals of today of four catches for 49 yards. He is not getting the redzone looks, which limits his upside.

 

RICKY SEALS-JONES – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Seals-Jones had a monster game with three receptions for 54 yards and two touchdowns. If you think you can count on that you are crazy. Let him sit on the waiver wire. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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