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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

Nelson Agholor is the cover player for this weeks pickups waiver wire piece

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 7 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 10/15/17

by   The Archer


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ROGER LEWIS – WR – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

 

Lewis was ineffective in his first start catching only one pass for 15 yards. This was against a tough Broncos defense, so there should be better games ahead. 

 

ORLEANS DARKWA – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Darkwa is the Giant running back that has emerged as the lead back for the team. He torched the Broncos defense for 117 yards on 21 carries and caught one pass for 13 yards. He showed some nice burst and that will likely get him another big workload in their next game. 

 

 NELSON AGHOLOR – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Agholor was scooped up in a lot of leagues last week, and he stayed hot this week catching four passes for 55 yards with another touchdown. Nelson has become a favorite target of Carson Wentz, and he is getting favorable matchups with Jeffery and Ertz drawing most of the defensive attention.


TED GINN – WR – SAINTS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ginn is the deep threat receiver for Drew Brees and they connected on a 20-yard score this week. Ginn finished with four receptions for 66 yards including that score. The Saints offense is lacking the big play and Ginn can provide the pop in the passing game.

 

 BENNIE FOWLER – WR – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAUGES

Fowler only had three receptions for 21 yards, but could be in line for a lot more work with the injury to Emmanuel Sanders. This is not a prolific passing attack, but he will start to seen enough targets to be added in fantasy. 

 

 DARREN MCFADDEN – RB – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 42% OF CBS LEAGUES

Morris may already be taken in your league, but he will be sharing time with McFadden while Zeke sits on the sidelines. If you are in a deep league and need a flier, here he is. 


AUSTIN HOOPER – TE – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 36% OF CBS LEAGUES

Without Sanu the Falcons leaned a lot more on Hooper, who finished with seven receptions for 48 yards. He is becoming a bigger part of the Falcons offense, and he has big play potential that makes him a worthy add.

 

ALEX COLLINS – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES  

Collins got the majority of the carries for the Ravens this week with 15 of them for 74 yards. He looks like he will be in a time share with Javorious Allen, but this was the first time we saw him take the majority of the carries, making him more interesting going forward.

 

ED DICKSON – TE – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 43% OF CBS LEAGUES

If you picked up Dickson last week and played him this week, you did not get the same results. Dickson finished with four receptions for 36 yards and no touchdowns. You could not expect him to have another monster game, and this was a floor game for Ed.

 

GEORGE KITTLE – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kittle had a very average game this week catching four passes for 46 yards, but there could be some good news that came out of this game for him. C.J. Beathard has been named the starter for the rest of the season, and that was Kittle’s college quarterback, so you know there is immediate chemistry there that could pay nice dividends in the coming weeks.

 

DION LEWIS – RB – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dion had a change of pace week as he was held without a catch, but carried the ball 11 times for 52 yards with a touchdown. With Rex Burkhead out Lewis has carved out a nice role on the team, and he was able to pick up the extra carries this week due to a Mike Gillislee fumble. Lewis is an all-purpose back and is currently not in Bill Belichick’s doghouse.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee caught five passes for 83 yards this week and looks like the best receiver the Jaguars have. The touchdowns are always something that don’t come easy for Lee, for beware of that before adding him.

 

COOPER KUPP – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 38% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie was quiet this week, catching only two passes for 35 yards. He gets the Cardinals next week followed by a Bye Week.

 

JARON BROWN – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 63% OF CBS LEAGUES

Brown was basically silent this week, catching just one pass for 30 yards. The Cardinals were up early and this was the Adrian Peterson “I’m Back!!!” game, but John Brown saw the majority of the targets this week.

 

WAYNE GALLMAN – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 47% OF CBS LEAGUES

Plays tonight on Sunday Night Football.

 

ANDY DALTON – QB – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dalton is still there for you streamers. Next week he is at Pittsburgh, but then gets the Colts at home the following week.

 

RYAN GRIFFIN – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Griffin only caught three passes this week, but he gained 52 yards and he is becoming a nice outlet for Watson. The Texans offense is clicking and putting up points, and Griffin is a pass-catching tight end with a nice floor right now.

 

SAMAJE PERINE – RB – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 46% OF CBS LEAGUES

Perine finally found the endzone this week, but his final stat line was not that pretty wth nine carries for just 23 yards and three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown. Samaje has lacked the big play, which has limited him in fantasy.

 

DAVID NJOKU – TE – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie had a game he would like to forget this week, catching two passes for a net total of zero yards. That is the problem in fantasy with rookies on bad teams.

 

COLE BEASLEY – WR – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

With Elliott now out Beasley should see more action in the short passing game to make up for what the Cowboys lose without Zeke. He would be a nice add in PPR formats.

 

JARED GOFF – QB – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was not a good fantasy week for Goff, throwing for 124 yards with one touchdown. He faces the Cardinals next week before a Bye Week.

 

MIKE WALLACE – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

After a stellar week Wallace came back down to earth, catching three passes for 30 yards. Wallace is a boom or bust.

 

C.J. BEATHARD – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Beathard came in relief of Brian Hoyer, who was horrible, and finished with 245 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. Kyle Shanahan has named Beathard the starting quarterback the rest of the season. He is only worth adding in deeper leagues, but he should also give you some yards on the ground.

 

D’ONTA FOREMAN – RB – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 51% OF CBS LEAGUES

Foreman got his customary 12 carries and this week gained 59 yards, but was once again held without a touchdown. He is getting a consistent workload, but he is not busting the big play to make him a worthy fantasy start.

 

KENNY STILLS – WR – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stills came through this week with four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Don’t buy into this too much, as this came with Davante Parker not playing and when he is in Stills is not worth playing.

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wright was basically invisible this game with two catches for 36 yards, and did not make a catch until the third quarter. There is too much inconsistency in the Bears passing offense.

 

TORREY SMITH – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Smith was even uglier than Wright this week with one catch for six yards. Smith has better boom potential than Wright, but will also have even more busts like this one.

 

JUJU SCHUSTER-SMITH – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

A lousy three catches for 32 yards this week. Martavis Bryant is not scoring points in this offense, and neither is Schuster-Smith.

 

BEN WATSON – TE – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Watson had six catches this week, but he only gained 28 yards and did not score a touchdown. The high-end game potentials for Watson are a distant memory.

 

JERMAINE KEARSE – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 33% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kearse had a good day, catching four passes for 79 yards, but failed to find the endzone. Kearse could be a decent bye week replacement, but you are not going to get consistent play from a Jets receiver.

 

ADAM HUMPHRIES – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Humphries continued to be a decent part of the passing game, catching six passes for 51 yards this week. He was able to do this with Ryan Fitzpatrick having to come in for Winston, so it shows that Humphries is a regular part of their offense.

 

 

 

 

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