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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

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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

Chris Carson is a beast and you should pick him up this week!

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2 (2017)

Posted by d-Rx on 09/17/17

by   The Archer


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J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

J.J. was the big man making big plays this week, catching five passes for 120 yards, highlighted by a 45-yard touchdown. Nelson is the big play threat for Arizona and John Brown is a constant question mark, so grab Nelson now.

 

MATT FORTE – RB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Forte was the more impressive back for the Jets, as Bilal Powell has had trouble getting going in the first two games. Forte had nine carries fro 53 yards, and caught four passes for 38 yards this week. Powell had 13 total yards. Forte is an effective receiver, and could see a larger workload next week.

 

CHRIS CARSON – RB – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

Carson was the man at running back for the Seahawks, running the ball 20 times for 93 yards, and he caught one pass for 7 yards to give him 100 total yards on the day. Lacy is a non factor, and Rawls does not look like he will be able to keep Carson from getting the Lion share of carries going forward.

 

SAMAJE PERINE – RB – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 51% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rob Kelly left with an inury to his ribs and Perine stepped in as the lead back, carrying the ball 21 times, but gained just 67 yards. The rookie will continue to be the load back if Kelly misses time. Thompson is the change of pace back, but he sure can change the pace.

 

CHRIS THOMPSON – RB – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBE LEAGUES

Thompson only had three carries, but two of them went for scores, including a 61-yard scamper. He finished with six touches for 106 yards and two scores. Rob Kelly could miss time with the injury and Thompson is lightening in a bottle. 

 

CHRIS JOHNSON – RB – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

CJ2K still has some life left in those legs, and carried the ball 11 times for 44 yards this week. Johnson should become the leader of the pack for carries, and he still has some speed.

 

JAMAAL CHARLES – RB – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 31% OF CBS LEAGUES

Charles showed the Cowboys that he still has some giddy up, as he rushed 7 times for 44 yards and caught one pass for six yards. C.J. Anderson is the main man, but if he gets hurt look for Charles to step right in.

 

JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 46% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doyle was downgraded when Tolzien was under center, but with Brissett throwing the ball he needs to be upgraded. Jack had eight receptions for 79 yards this week. He was cleary the best target for Brissett and we already know he has value when Luck returns.

 

DWAYNE ALLEN – TE – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Allen did not have a catch, but Gronk has a groin issue. If Gronk can’t play Allen becomes the starting tight end.

 

ED DICKSON – TE – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Greg Olsen is out with a broken foot and Dickson becomes the lead tight end for the Panthers. He caught two passes for 26 yards after Olsen left the game.

 

LUKE WILLSON – TE – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jimmy Graham left the game after a big hit, and Willson caught three passes for 25 yards. He is the number one tight end of Graham can’t go.

 

JAY CUTLER – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cutler had a nice game manager game completing 24 of 33 passes for 230 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. Jay has a great running game and some big play receivers, so his upside is nice. This was a nice showing for his first game with the Fins.

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Bears have no receivers left and that makes Wright their #1 option. He caught seven passes for 69 yards, and should see a healthy amount of targets each week. He is not a big play threat, but he can do damage, especially in PPR leagues.

 

DANNY AMENDOLA – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

Amendola did not play this week, but he is going to have some nice opportunities when he returns. If Gronkowski misses time with a groin injury, then Amendola will be a big benefactor. He just needs to get on the field. 

 

JALEN RICHARD – RB – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jalen the Rocket Richard was just that this week with six carries for 58 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown, and caught two passes for 51 yards. Lynch is the hammer and Richard is the lightning in this offense. He should start to see more touches going forward.

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

Matthews had three receptions fro 43 yards this week, and while not a big output the Titans did not have a lot of big offensive numbers even while putting up 37 points. Matthews is going to continue to get targets on a weekly basis and has the potential for big plays.

 

BEN WATSON – TE – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Watson showed he still has game left, catching eight passes fro 91 yards. The Ravens threw the ball a lot more this week and Watson was a favorite target of Joe Flacco. The veteran is available and while he is not going to give you this on a weekly basis, he will quietly put up decent numbers.

 

ALLEN HURNS – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 33% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hurns saw the uptick that was expected with the injury to Allen Robinson, and hauled in six passes for 82 yards with a score this week. The Jaguars offense is still offensive to watch, but there are going to be opportunities for garbage yards and Hurns will be a garbage collector.

 

JERMAINE KEARSE – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAUGES

Kearse is the best receiver on the Jets, and this week he caught four passes for 64 yards with two touchdowns. The Jets are going to be behind in most games, and Kearse will get a lot of garbage yards.

 

D’ONTA FOREMAN – RB – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 71% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Texans want to get Foreman more involved in the offense, and this week he had 12 carries for 40 yards. He is going to be in a 60/40 split with Lamar Miller, but there is upside if Miller goes down. His workload should only increase as the season moves along.

 

DUKE JOHNSON – RB – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Duke had four carries for 21 yards and three receptions for 59 yards, including a great one handed grab. Expect him to see a larger role in the offense over the next few weeks.

 

JARED GOFF – QB – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goff came back down to earth in Week 2, completing 15 of 25 passes for 224 yards with one touchdown and one interception. There are going to be ups and downs with this kid, so you will have to play him only based on matchups.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 55% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee had seven receptions for 76 yards this week. The Jaguars offense does most of its damage in garbage time and Lee has more upside than Hurns in PPR leagues.

 

JARON BROWN – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jaron gets his when John Brown is out. That was the case this week, and he had four receptions for 73 yards. He is going to be hit or miss.

 

REX BURKHEAD – RB – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Patriots Swiss Army knife had two carries for three yards, but caught three passes for 41 yards with a score. Burkhead could see an increased role in the passing game if Gronk misses time and Amedola can’t return to the lineup.  

 

ALVIN KAMARA – RB – SAINTS – AVAILABLE IN 44% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kamara continues to make the Saints backfield a fantasy conundrum, but he is the back that has the most to gain in this situation. He had just one carry for three yards, but caught three passes for 51 yards. He is the most explosive of the three backs, and Payton is going to look for more ways to get this kid involved.

 

MARLON MACK – RB – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Mack was not very effective this week, but he is a long play for when Luck returns or the Colts are out of contention.

 

TORREY SMITH – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 81% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wentz looks like the real deal, and Smith is his deep threat receiver. Torrey had four receptions for 66 yards this week. He is boom or bust, but Wentz may give him more chances to boom this year.

 

BRANDON COLEMAN – WR – SAINTS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

You will not get monster games out of Coleman, but he can be effective. This week he caught four passes for 82 yards with a score. The Saints don’t have a ton of amazing weapons at receiver, so Coleman will get his looks and can be a spot start in the right matchup.

 

CHRIS CONLEY – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Conley continues to see his role in the Chiefs offense increase. This week he caught four passes for 55 yards. With Tyreek Hill driving defenses mad, Conley will keep seeing his role grow in the offense.

 

KENNY STILLS – WR – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stills is mainly just a downfield threat, but he can put together a few nice games. He only caught two passes for 37 yards, but one of those went for a score. This is a good week for him, so expect a lot of duds.

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay had just three receptions for 23 yards this week, but I never told you he was going to go off every week. He is still a good option in this offense that is lacking in the receiving department.

 

JARED COOK – TE – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cook had four receptions for 25 yards this week. There are a lot of mouths to feed in Oakland.

 

GEORGE KITTLE – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

The 49ers passing offense was horrible this week and Kittle only caught two passes for 13 yards.

 

ELI ROGERS – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rogers is the third receiver for the Steelers and this week had four receptions for 43 yards. His value goes up if Brown or Bryant gets hurt or suspended. Also don’t start him in any road games.

 

RASHAD HIGGINS – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

The second year receiver had his best game ever with seven receptions for 95 yards. Put him on your watch list, but there is no need to pick him up right now. 

 

 

 

 

 

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