June 20, 2018


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Greg Olsen is the cover player for this weeks pickups waiver wire piece

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 8 (2017)

Posted by d-Rx on 10/24/17

by   The Archer


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All players listed are available in at least 30% of CBS Leagues

Greg Olsen - TE - Panthers - Available in 54% of CBS Leagues

Greg will test out running on his healing broken right foot next week. It’s an understatement to say the Panthers could use his services. It’s being said he is eyeing a Week 12 return. If everything goes right, and he’s playing well in the fantasy playoffs, and in your lineup - solid pickup.


JuJu Smith-Schuster - WR - Steelers - Available in 80% of CBS Leagues

Martavis Bryant is most likely a goner. If they can work a trade, they’ll take anything - if not, they’ll cut his ass. He talked shit about JuJu on his Instagram account… I think the team needs to move him.


Andrew Luck - QB - Colts - Available in 33% of CBS Leagues

If he’s available in your league. Why not, grab him. You’ll know bye Thanksgiving if he’s coming back or getting shelved for the season. If he comes back, hard to think he’s not a top-5 QB in fantasy for the rest of the season.


Corey Davis - WR - Titans - Available in 66% of CBS Leagues

He’ll be back after their bye week this week. He’s their WR1 once he returns.


OJ Howard - TE - Buccaneers - Available in 80% of CBS Leagues

And just like that, O.J. Howard has the 8th most fantasy points for tight ends in standard leagues. He put up 21.8 points, which is more points than Eric Ebron and Jordan Reed have on the season. He played in 71% of the team's snaps, which topped his biggest competition, Cameron Brate. O.J. was a first rounder, so get ready to see more and more of this specimen. He’s got big play potential


Latavius Murray - RB - Vikings - Available in 34% of CBS Leagues

Surprisingly available in some leagues. Had a nice game against a solid run defense in the Ravens with 113 yards and a TD.


Tyler Kroft - TE - Bengals - Available in 67% of CBS Leagues

With Tyler Eifert out for the season, Tyler Kroft is the tight end to own in Cincy. He has 3 touchdowns in his last 3 games. He definitely passes the eye test as a pass catching TE.


Dion Lewis - RB - Patriots - Available in 48% of CBS Leagues

Played on 26 snaps and got the ball in his hand 14 times. He’s the back to own in New England until he fumbles or gets hurt, then he won’t be.


Travis Benjamin - WR - Chargers - Available in 95% of CBS Leagues

By play guy. But seriously feast or famine. 3 double digit games, scoring 20.5 last week because of a 42-yard touchdown catch and a punt return.


Kenny Stills - WR - Dolphins - Available in 72% of CBS Leagues

The only WR that scored more than Stills in Week 7 was the Amari Cooper explosion. He topped 20 points, and obviously he and Matt Moore play catch well with one another. It’s a short week for Smoking Jay, so it appears Matt Moore is going to start this week. 9 targets and 2 TDs tell me it’s looking up for the burner Kenny.


Marlon Mack - RB - Colts - Available in 30% of CBS Leagues

If Pagano weren’t such a dud, this guy would be awesome. Until he gets more than 10 touches a game his fantasy prowess is handicapped.


Mohamed Sanu - WR - Falcons - Available in 37% of CBS Leagues

10 targets this week is a good look for Julio’s true #2. But I’d feel more confident Sanu throwing a touchdown to Matt Ryan than throwing up a big game. He hasn’t had a standard league 15 point game since joining the Falcons and I doubt he had one with the Bengals before then. Hard to get excited about Sanu no matter how nice of a guy he may be.


Chris Ivory - RB - Jaguars - Available in 30% of CBS Leagues

The Tiffin University Dragon (the mascot formerly known as Stuey) running back - huh? I’ve never heard of this place. Anyway, he racked up 17 carries and had a 1-yard TD in Leonard Fournette’s absence. They are on bye this week, and Fournette should be back from his ankle sprain for Week 9.


T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jaguars - Available in 98% of CBS Leagues

He had a 58-yard touchdown, and 122 yards on 9 carries. Considering he didn’t have a touch prior to Week 7, I’m going to chalk this performance up as a fluke.


Cooper Kupp - WR - Rams - Available in 45% of CBS Leagues

Kupp had a season-high 10 targets and caught his 3rd touchdown of the season on an 18-yard catch. He’s running up and down on the season, and they have a bye week this week, so you can probably wait.


Jordan Matthews - WR - Bills - Available in 71% of CBS Leagues

The Bills are throwing the ball at a fantasy castrating low level to their wide receivers. You would have to be really hurting at WR to feel confident owning, much less starting Jordan Matthews in any format. He’s got no TDs on the season and his best day was a 3 catch for 61-yard game.


Paul Richardson - WR - Seahawks - Available in 82% of CBS Leagues

3 TDs on the season and highest yardage total on the season was 65 against the Colts. He makes nice catches, but low ceiling low floor kind of guy.


Jonnu Smith - TE - Titans - Available in 96% of CBS Leagues

Delanie Walker’s sprained ankle looked pretty bad. Jonnu is his replacement. He could be solid if he gets the targets. He has more fantasy points on the season than Antonio Gates and Eric Ebron.


Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - Saints - Available in 32% of CBS Leagues

He’s had 2 straight games of over 15 fantasy points. He had 7 targets last week. In points for big play leagues, he’s get some upside. 


Demarcus Robinson - WR - Chiefs - Available in 99% of CBS Leagues

Low ceiling wideout that appears to be Chris Conley’s replacement.


A.J. Derby - TE - Broncos - Available in 93% of CBS Leagues

He led the Broncos in receiving this week. Not saying much. I’d be hard-pressed to find a scenario where you are playing this guy, but adding him to the list at least makes it seem like I watched his game against the Chargers in Week 7.


Matt Moore - QB - Dolphins - Available in 99% of CBS Leagues

Cutler has a hurt chest and the Dolphins play on a short week. Matt Moore is an interesting start for those of you that play in 2 QB leagues or are currently streaming.


Deonte Thompson - WR - Bills - Available in 99% of CBS Leagues

He had 100 yards receiving, which is the first 100 yard game by a Bill WR this season. Not bad for a guy that was signed a few days before the game. 


T.J. Jones - WR - Lions - Available in 100% of CBS Leagues

Jones had 9 targets in week 6 vs. the Saints


Josh McCown - QB - Jets - Available in 77% of CBS Leagues

Back to back 22+ point games and has 7 TD tosses in his last 3 games.







By: d-Rx® (while Houdini is traveling for work)


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