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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

Dede Westbrook is the cover player for Houdini's waiver wire pickups after the week 13

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 12/03/17

by   The Archer


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

 

 

DEDE WESTBROOK – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie was once again a big part of the passing game this week. He hauled in six passes for 78 yards and while he did not score, he was targeted in the redzone. He has seen a healthy amount of targets since being activated and should be added in most formats at this time.

 

MARQUISE GOODWIN – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goodwin has really starting coming on as of late, and there could be a lot more consistency to his numbers with Jimmy G under center. In his first game with Garoppolo he caught eight passes for 99 yards. He showed a lot of toughness to go with his sprinter speed. Like Westbrook, he should be added in most formats.

 

JOSH MCCOWN – QB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 44% OF CBS LEAGUES

Tears of McCown are tears of joy for those of you who have been playing him. The Jets are no longer Ground and Pound, instead it is Air McCown. This week he attempted 36 passes, completing 26 of them for 331 yards with one touchdown. He also carried the ball seven times for 20 yards with two sneak scores. The Jets are letting it all hang out, and the emergence of Robby Anderson is helping McCown immensely.

 

MIKE WALLACE – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Ravens passing attack has not been good at all, but Wallace has been the bright spot. He showed up big this week, catching five passes for 116 yards. Wallace still has big play ability and while Flacco can’t hit anybody else, he has been connecting with Wallace.

 

DANNY AMENDOLA – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

Amendola was not much of a factor this week, catching two passes for 34 yards. The Pats did not have a typical crushing day against the Bills, and Amendola still has some pop left for the fantasy playoffs.

 

JERMAINE KEARSE – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

The emergence of Robby Anderson is starting to pay dividends for Kearse. This week Jermaine caught nine passes for 157 yards. The Jets are chucking the pill all over the field, and Kearse is now able to work against the second cornerbacks again.

 

JIMMY GAROPPOLO – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jimmy G was ok in his debut for the 49ers. He completed 26 of 37 passes for 293 yards with no touchdowns and his first career interception. He looked poised and should only improve down the stretch, making him an intriguing stream option in the coming weeks.

 

PEYTON BARBER – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAUGES

If Martin is still unable to return due to concussion protocols then Barber has become the man. He carried the ball 23 times for 102 yards and caught four passes for 41 yards this week. If Martin returns he could be in for a timeshare with Barber. Martin has not had more than 51 rushing yards in his last four games.

 

CAMERON BRATE – TE – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES

Brate was happy to see Jameis Winston back under center, and his love for him the redzone is still alive and well. Brate only caught two passes for 39 yards, but they both went for touchdowns. O.J. Howard is an issue if you grab Brate, but he still has a lot of upside with Winston under center.

 

STEPHEN ANDERSON – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Tom Savage was looking Anderson’s way when he wasn’t looking for Hopkins. Anderson finished the day with five receptions for 79 yards with a score. He also made a huge catch on 4th and 19 late in the game. Tom Savage needs another option in the middle of the field, and Anderson has a chance to be that guy.

 

THEO RIDDICK – RB – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 36% OF CBS LEAGUES

Riddick has become a bigger part of the Lions offense, and he had to be this week with Ameer Abdullah out of the game. He was not very effective as a runner, with 21 yards on nine carries, but one of those did go for a touchdown. His effectiveness is as a receiver, and he had five catches for 41 yards this week, but that is about what should expect from him the rest of the way.

 

AUSTIN EKELER – RB – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a quiet week for Ekeler, with four carries for 19 yards and two catches for 21 yards. He has some nice pop, but he is not going to get a huge volume of touches with Melvin Gordon ahead of him.

 

RICKY SEALS-JONES – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

The young tight end only had two catches, but he gained 44 yards. He is seeing a good amount of targets and is worth adding in deeper leauges.

 

TION GREEN – RB – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES
With Abdullah out, Green got see his first action of the year. Theo Riddick was horrible as a rusher and gave Green his chances and he capitalized. He carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards and found the endzone against a tough Ravens defense. If Abdullah remains out then Green could be added in deeper leagues.

 

ANDRE ELLINGTON – WR – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ellington is now a Texan, but he is still not very good as a runner. He had two carries for negative four yards this week, but is a good receiver and caught five passes for 56 yards. Tom Savage has to check down a lot, and Ellington is getting the third down passing play snaps.

 

KENNY GOLLADAY – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

Golladay was once again not much of a factor, catching two passes for 44 yards. The only silver lining is that he has a nice YPC average. Unfortunately he is the third or fourth option in the passing game, which limits his potential to make a real impact.

 

DAVID NJOKU – TE – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie had a nice game, catching four passes for 74 yards with a touchdown. He becomes worthy of an add with Josh Gordon garnering so much attention that the field is opening up for the rookie tight end.

 

KERWYNN WILLIAMS – RB – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

With AP out with a neck injury Williams led the attack and gained 97 yards on 16 carries. He is not a strong play if AP returns, but can be viable for spot duty if the injury persists.

 

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

Inman found the endzone this week, but that was about it against a poor 49ers defense, as he caught two passes for 21 yards. The Bears have some good matchups, but you are really grasping at straws if you are counting on Imman to make an impact.

 

ZAY JONES – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

Zay was held in check with two catches for 22 yards. Nathan Peterman is back under center so…run for the hills.

 

COREY DAVIS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 51% OF CBS LEAGUES

Corey Davis has failed to live up to expectations, and this week was no different. He only caught two passes for 12 yards and can’t be trusted in your fantasy playoffs.

 

ED DICKSON – TE – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES

If you gambled on Dickson with Olsen out…you lost. He only caught two passes for 18 yards this week. 

 

 

 

 

 

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