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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

immy Garoppolo is the cover player for Houdini's waiver wire pickups after the week 13.

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 11/26/17

by   The Archer


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

 

JAMISON CROWDER – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

Why have you not picked him up already? He needs to be owned. This week he owned the Giants with seven catches for 141 yards and a touchdown.

 

JIMMY GAROPPOLO – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

C.J. Beathard went down with a leg injury and Jimmy G stepped in and completed two of two passes for 18 yards with a touchdown. If Beathard can’t go it will be the start of the Jimmy G era for the 49ers.

 

JAMAAL WILLIAMS – RB – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays on Sunday Night Football.

 

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

Davis did not have a very productive game with only four catches for 39 yards. There is still upside in grabbing this receiver for, especially for Week 15 against the 49ers.

 

JOSH DOCTSON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doctson was not nearly as productive as Jamison Crowder this week, only catching two passes for 28 yards, but one of those went for a touchdown. He should be added in all formats.

 

CASE KEENUM – QB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Case keels making his case to be the starter the rest of the way, and in my opinion the case is closed. Keenum was great once again, throwing for 282 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also made plays with his legs, rushing seven times for 20 yards with another touchdown. He has playmakers all over the field and has a defense that gets him the ball back quickly.

 

HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 36% OF CBS LEAGUES

The sky was the limit coming into this season for Henry, but he has failed to live up to expectations. Although, he is starting to get it together and this week caught five passes for 76 yards with a touchdown. The Chargers have quietly moved up in the standings and Henry is going to be a factor if they are going to make a run.

 

COREY COLEMAN – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coleman is the best thing in the Browns passing game, and while he is not getting a ton of volume, he is making due with the touches he is getting. This week he caught three passes for 64 yards. He should hopefully see more targets going forward.

 

AUSTIN EKLER – RB – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ekler is carving out a nice role in the Chargers offense behind Melvin Gordon. This week he carried the ball six times for 15 yards, but also caught three passes for 55 yards. Gordon is still the main threat, but if you are in a deep league Ekler can provide some nice pop.

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

With Tyrod Taylor under center Clay is always going to be a viable option. This week he caught four passes for 60 yards, but was held out of the endzone. If you need a plug and play, here is your guy.

 

BRUCE ELLINGTON – WR – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays on Monday Night Football.

 

ZAY JONES – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie is finally starting to make plays in the Bills offense. He only caught three passes for 33 yards this week, but he did score a touchdown. He needs to get a higher volume of targets to be a real weapon, but he is worth keeping you eye on, or adding in deeper formats.

 

DEDE WESTBROOK – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 73% OF CBS LEAGUES

The speedster is getting more involved in the offense, and this week he caught six passes for 41 yards. There are going to be opportunities, and he worth a grab in deeper leagues for his big play potential.

 

RICKY SEALS-JONES – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie is for real, and has made plays for a second week in a row. This week he caught four passes for 72 yards with a touchdown. He is worth grabbing in deeper leagues, especially since Gabbert has developed chemistry with him.

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Bears are barely viable as a passing offense, as they threw for 147 yards on Sunday. Inman actually made a decent game given those totals, catching four passes for 64 yards, but was held out of the endzone. You can basically forget about touchdowns, but Inman is getting the majority of looks in the Bears passing game.

 

MARQUISE GOODWIN – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 72% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goodwin continues to make plays downfield, as he hauled in four passes for 78 yards this week. He could be in store for better luck down the stretch, as the Jimmy Garoppolo era is going to begin in San Francisco.

 

KENNY GOLLADAY – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

Golladay is a big play receiver for the Lions, but he is not getting enough looks to be a strong option in fantasy, yet. This week he caught two passes for 61 yards, so if he can just increase the amount of looks he could be a nice add for your playoff depth in deeper leagues.

 

O.J. HOWARD – TE – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

Howard is starting to get more involved in the Bucs passing game, and he was once again the better fantasy tight end than Cameron Brate. Brate only had one catch for six yards, while Howard caught three passes for 52 yards. O.J. should get more looks going forward as the Bucs look to the future as this is a lost season.

 

ED DICKSON – TE – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 69% OF CBS LEAGUES

As soon as Greg Olsen returned, he left with another foot injury. The extent of the inury is not yet know, but Dickson will step back in as the lead tight end until Olsen returns.

 

 

 

 

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