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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

Marquise Goodwin is the cover player for Houdini's waiver wire pickups after the week 14

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 15 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 12/11/17

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 43% OF CBS LEAGUES

Westbrook showed that he is for real and can help you in your fantasy playoffs as he caught five passes for 81 yards with a touchdown against the Seahawks. He has a favorable schedule down the stretch with games against the Texans, then at the 49ers and at the Titans.

 

MARQUISE GOODWIN – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 42% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hopefully you grabbed Goodwin, because he had another good week with Jimmy G. He finished with six catches for 108 yards. He has quickly become a favorite target of Garoppolo, and has another good matchup next week against the Titans, who allow the seventh most fantasy points to wide receivers. It gets tougher after that with games against Jacksonville and at the Rams to close out the season.

 

ERIC EBRON – TE – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ebron has turned it on the down the stretch and had his best game of the season with 10 catches for 94 yards. He has a good schedule the rest of the way with games against the Bears, at the Bengals and home for the Packers.

 

MIKE WALLACE – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 47% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays Sunday Night. Remaining schedule: @Cle, Ind & Cin.

 

JIMMY GAROPPOLO – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jimmy G continues to look impressive. This week he completed 20 of 33 passes for 334 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He has a decent matchup next week against the Titans, but it gets tougher in his last two matchups with the Jaguars and at the Rams.

 

PEYTON BARBER – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAUGES

Doug Martin returned and scored a touchdown, but he also fumbled. Barber was still a big part of the Bucs running attack, but only managed 58 yards on 12 carries. The fumble may mean more touches going forward, and it is divisional matchups the rest of the way against Atlanta, at Carolina and home for the Saints.

 

JOSH MCCOWN – QB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

McCown had a horrible game before injuring his hand, completing six of 12 passes for 46 yards with an interception. If he gets healthy for next week then he will have to put up points at New Orleans, followed by the Chargers at home and at the Patriots to close out the season.

 

O.J. HOWARD – TE – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

It keeps going back and forth between Howard and Brate, but it looks like the rookie is going to get the majority of targets the rest of the way. He had four catches for 54 yards with a touchdown this week, but he also had a fumble. The Bucs will have to put up points down the stretch with division games against the Falcons, at the Panthers and home for the Saints.

 

THEO RIDDICK – RB – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 33% OF CBS LEAGUES

With no Abdullah again this week Riddick made some fantasy hay, with 10 carries for 29 yards with two touchdowns, and caught six passes for 64 yards. He has favorable matchups the rest of the way with the Bears next week, followed by a trip to Cincinnati and home for the Packers.

 

COREY COLEMAN – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coleman is benefitting from the return of Josh Gordon, and this week he caught five passes for 62 yards with a touchdown. He has a tough matchup next week with the Ravens, then on the road for the Bears (a good potential matchup) and finally at Pittsburgh.

 

TYRELL WILLIAMS – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

Williams had his best game of the season, catching four passes for 132 yards, highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown. Unfortunately he is a bit too inconsistent to trust, but you might be more willing to trust with games at KC, at the Jets and home for the Raiders.

 

TYLER LOCKETT – WR – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 71% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lockett had a big game this week with four catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. He is hit or miss, but he has a chance for success with a remaining schedule of the Rams, at the Cowboys and home for the Cardinals.

 

RICKY SEALS-JONES – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a come back to earth game for Seals-Jones, with one catch for 20 yards on the day. He still has some upside with games remaining at Washington, home for the Giants and closing out at Seattle.

 

COREY DAVIS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie saw more targets this week, but it was more of the same with just three receptions for 29 yards. It is too hard to trust him in your fantasy playoffs. He travels to the 49ers next week, followed by the Rams and Jaguars at home.

 

KERWYNN WILLIAMS – RB – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

Williams once again led the way out the backfield with 20 carries for 73 yards, and he caught one pass for 15 yards. He is not a major fantasy threat with Gabbert under center, but he is getting touches. He goes to the Redskins next week, then gets the Giants at home, before finishing the season in Seattle.

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was Kendall Wright who was the main target of Mitchell Trubisky this week, catching 10 passes for 107 yards. The Bears are opening up the offense more as of late, and their next two weeks could be good for Wright as the Bears go to Detroit, and then face the Browns before closing out at the Vikings.

 

AUSTIN EKELER – RB – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 43% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ekeler is clearly not in a timeshare with Melvin Gordon. He did gain 49 yards on four carries, but most of those came at the end of the half on a 33-yard run. His remaining schedule is at the Chiefs, at the Jets and home for the Raiders.

 

ROD SMITH – RB – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 72% OF CBS LEAGUES

Smith had a huge game this week with six carries for 47 yards with a score, and five catches for 113 yards with an 81-yard touchdown. You may want to try to catch lightning in a bottle next week at the Raiders, but Ezekiel Elliott will be back for Week 16.

 

WAYNE GALLMAN – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie saw more action this week, with 12 carries for 59 yards and seven receptions for 40 yards. He may see a similar workload the rest of the way as the Giants try to figure out what they have in Gallman. He does not have the easiest schedule remaining with games against the Eagles, at the Cardinals and home for the Redskins.

 

MITCHELL TRUBISKY – QB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

Trubisky is finally being allowed to throw the ball, and this week he completed 25 of 32 passes for 271 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. He has a chance to do well in his next two matchups at Detroit and home for the Browns, before closing out at the Vikings.

 

ADAM SHAHEEN – TE – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAUGES

The Bears are throwing the ball more, and Shaheen is a big target in the redzone. He caught four passes for 44 yards with a score this week, and should get a decent amount of targets the rest of the season. He goes to Detroit, then gets the Browns at home before a final game at the Vikings.

 

COLE BEASLEY – WR – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 63% OF CBS LEAGUES

Beasley had one big catch this week, and finished with three receptions for 59 yards. He faces a poor Raiders defense next week, but then gets the Seahawks and a road game against the Eagles to close it out.

 


 

 

 

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