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Jordan Reed

Washington Redskins

Reed Starts Season on PUP


The Redskins have not released a specific injury, so we must assume that its connected to the shoulder or recurring concussions.

Fantasy Goo: I would hold off drafting any shares of Reed until the injury is confirmed. The Redskins opened training camp today, although unlikely it could be a new concussion or concussion-like symptoms, any new concussion issues will likely land Reed out of football.


07/26/17, 04:41 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Trevor Siemian

Denver Broncos

Siemian To Open Camp As Starter


Trevor Siemian will start training camp with first team. He and Paxton Lynch will rotate daily.

Fantasy Goo: While both have similar season total values, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both clearly benefit from opposite receivers. Lynch adds value to Sanders gets a boost due to the deep ball and Siemian boosts Demaryius due to short ball accuracy.


07/26/17, 02:30 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Cody Kessler

Cleveland Browns

Kessler Opens Camp as QB1


Mary Cay Cabot has reported that Cody Kessler will get the first crack as starting QB in Brown's camp per Hugh Jackson.

Fantasy Goo: Kessler has the highest upside of of the Brown's current QB's in 2017. DeShone Kizer may be the long term plan, but I like Kessler for fantasy production in 2017.


07/26/17, 11:19 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers

Bell To Holdout


Le'Veon Bell reportedly turned down a 5 year extension averaging $12 million per year, and still hasn't signed his tender. Now star WR, Antonio Brown is calling out for the RB to show up and play via Instagram.

Fantasy Goo: The $12 million would make Le'Veon the highest paid RB in the and 50% higher than the current bread winner, LeSean McCoy. To me this says that Lev is going to hold out and is willing to miss regular season games (and paychecks) to receive a massive deal.


07/26/17, 11:09 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Matthews

Philadelphia Eagles

Matthews Knee Tendinitis Could Be Serious


Jordan Matthews has had a knee issue for the past month, so there is a chance it is more serious than tendinitis. This is a big story to keep track of through the Eagles training camp which kicks off today.

Fantasy Goo: Matthews is in elite company as one of only 5 WRs to open their career with 3 consecutive season with 65+ catches and 800+ yards. Joining Randy Moss, Odell Beckham Jr., A.J. Green and Mike Evans. If this issue persists or worsens, that success probably wont be sustained through a fourth season.


07/26/17, 10:27 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ty Montgomery

Green Bay Packers

Ty Works With The Footwork King


Ty has reportedly been working out with Rischad Whitfield out of Houston to improve his footwork. Whitfield has been credited for working with both Melvin Gordon and Le'Veon Bell prior to their respective breakout sophomore seasons.

Fantasy Goo: This is not a guaranteed success as he also has worked with the likes of Jaelen Strong and Josh Huff so take this news with a grain of salt. However, Ty could see a vast improvement with improved footwork he could hit more holes, and have the confidence to be patient and let blocking develop.


07/26/17, 10:19 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Jay Ajayi

Miami Dolphins

Throw More Coal Into The Jay-Train


Mike Pouncey, the Dolphins All-Pro caliber center, should be back and healthy for camp.

Fantasy Goo: Ajayi averaged 18.8 fantasy points with Pouncey on the field compared to 9.0 without his star center. Expect Ajayi to have a sharp increase in price due to this news.


07/26/17, 09:51 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenneth Dixon

Baltimore Ravens

UPDATE: Dixon Out For Season


Dixon's surgery today was a repair of the meniscus rather than a trimming. This is the better surgery for long term use, but Dixon will not play in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Terrance West steps in line for a large workload, but the 2016 number one pass offense in terms of volume will see a high dosage of Woodhead and potentiall Buck Allen out of the backfield.


07/25/17, 05:30 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Vance McDonald

San Francisco 49ers

Niners Cutting McDonald?


“One of the final moves of the previous regime was to sign off on a contract extension for McDonald, who was guaranteed $9.1 million with his new deal in December. Now, McDonald is not assured a roster spot as he and the other holdovers face stiff competition from the newcomers who were hand-picked for the scheme.”
If SF cut’s McDonald they still have to pay him his 9 million guaranteed money and take a 3.5mil cap hit this year.

Fantasy Goo: McDonald was one of my early season deep sleepers, but rumors of SF wanting him out have caused me to back off. His draft price has dropped like a rock and now I’m thinking that these beat reporters are out of their mind. I’m going back to targeting McDonald in the 18th round or later. He could have a huge year in the Shanahan offense.


07/25/17, 12:56 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.csnbayarea.com


Kenneth Dixon

Baltimore Ravens

Dixon Under the Knife


“The Ravens' need for another back intensified this week when the team learned that Dixon tweaked his knee while working out before training camp. Dixon, a second-year back, is believed to have a torn meniscus in his knee, according to sources. He'll have surgery today and the team will know more about the severity of the injury. This is Dixon's third knee injury since the Ravens took him in the fourth round of last year's draft.”

Fantasy Goo: This could set-up very well for Terrance West, but as someone who watched him in college, he’s not going to earn much more than what is blocked for him. If Woodhead is able to get back to full capacity we could also see a big year from him, especially in PPR. Either way this backfield is still looking like a committee that shouldn’t be considered until after the sixth/seventh round of your draft.


07/25/17, 09:37 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.baltimoresun.com


Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks

Lynch Not a Bell-Cow


“The depth at running back means he won’t have to shoulder a huge load. Something in the range of the 195 carries Latavius Murray had last year should suffice, perhaps less if both Washington and Richard see an increase.”

Fantasy Goo: If Lynch is at full-strength he won’t need to be a bell-cow to out preform Murray’s performance from last year. Murray finished as the RB13 (std scoring) in 2016, despite being fairly inefficient behind a top-5 O-line. I expect Lynch will be there to take Murray’s vacated red-zone carries, but expect to see DeAndre Washington take a larger role in this backfield, especially when we get to the second half of the season, and your fantasy playoffs.


07/25/17, 07:36 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.mercurynews.com


Paul Perkins

New York Giants

Perkins Not Ideal For 0-RB


Many fantasy analysts are valuing Perkins very high due to reports that he could be a 3 down back for the Giants.

Fantasy Goo: The Giants have produced only 11 rushing TDs over the past two years. They have failed to have a 1,000 yard rusher since 2012 nor have they produced a PPR RB over RB20 since 2011. Perkins who lost college rushes to a Linebacker has limited upside in the Giants offense.


07/24/17, 11:47 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Sammy Watkins

Buffalo Bills

Watkins All The Way Back?


"After the season finale in New York, he said he hoped to avoid surgery, but days later elected to have the procedure done. His rehab appears to be on schedule, as he was able to participate in a few team drills before the Bills wrapped up their spring practices. With six weeks between mandatory minicamp and start of training camp, Watkins should be close to 100 percent when camp starts Thursday."

Fantasy Goo: Watkins has WR1 upside when he is healthy and he is currently being drafted in the third round. Others that have gone through this procedure and have come back to full upside include; Julian Edelman, Dez Bryant, and Julio Jones.


07/23/17, 07:00 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: buffalonews.com


Eddie Lacy

Seattle Seahawks

Lacy Loses Weight, Gains Primary Role


“Lacy is the favorite to start over Thomas Rawls, who will still have a role. At a minimum, C.J. Prosise will be the third-down back and a big factor in the passing game.”

Fantasy Goo: In the five games he started last year, Lacy averaged over five yards a carry, all of Rawls value stems from four random, good games he had against weak defenses in 2015. Lacy’s biggest competition is going to come from Prosise. Prosise is a converted from receiver in college and at 6’, 220lbs, has the size-speed combo to take over as the primary back.


07/23/17, 06:56 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robert Kelley

Washington Redskins

Fat Rob Gets the Nod


Rob Kelley is slated to be the starting RB in Washington, however Perine will still have the opportunity to play a big role in the offense.

Fantasy Goo: Though Perine may be the higher scoring back in 2017, getting a couple early games from Kelley could be very valuable given his low draft cost.


07/23/17, 01:37 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: rotoworld.com


Duke Johnson

Cleveland Browns

Duke Johnson In The Slot


As reported by Mary Cay Cabot, Duke Johnson is likely to take over slot WR work from Andrew Hawkins who is now a Patriot. This depends on Josh Gordon's status if he is granted reinstatement in September.

Fantasy Goo: Until we get news on Gordon, Duke Johnson should be in line to see about 50 additional targets in 3 WR sets. This number will likely be allocating among Johnson, Njoku and DeValve.


07/23/17, 01:26 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Carson Palmer

Arizona Cardinals

Last Hurrah for Palmer?


"Last year, he kind of came in September, had already worn his arm out by overthrowing all summer," Arians said. "We found a nice regimen, November and December he was playing as good as he’s ever played." After finding the right work-out regimen Palmer was the number 8 QB over the last eight weeks of the season. David Johnson said "his arm is definitely feeling good."

Fantasy Goo: Palmer could be the reason why late-round QB works this year, with an ADP around QB20 Carson has real bounce back potential and is practically free. The stat to watch to indicate 2017 success will be decreasing his league high 137 hits from 2016.


07/22/17, 01:43 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.nfl.com


Zach Miller

Chicago Bears

Bears Overload at TE


Miller's contract has one year remaining with a base salary of $1.5 million and the issue the Bears have to tackle is if they can take a chance knowing Miller's durability issues. He has played in 25 games and missed 23 since joining the team in 2014. The only free agent that received more guaranteed money than quarterback Mike Glennon was Dion Sims, who signed an $18 million, three-year contract with $10 million guaranteed, ensuring he will be a big part of Dowell Loggains' offense.

Fantasy Goo: The Bears are five deep at TE right now after drafting Adam Shaheen, acquiring Daniel Brown from Baltimore, and signing UDFA Ben Braunecker. Miller seems like the odd man out here and that’s why he is no longer a late-round flyer in deep leagues. I’ve switched gears to Dion Sims simply because of his athleticism and the Bears investment in him as an every-down TE.


07/22/17, 01:15 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.chicagotribune.com


Anquan Boldin

Detroit Lions

Boldin Trying Buffalo


Boldin will be working out for the Bills on Monday (7/24) “Boldin, 36, led the Lions with 22 red zone targets last season. He had 67 catches and a career-high eight touchdowns, though he averaged a career-worst 8.7 yards per grab (584 yards in total).” The Bills are looking pretty shallow at WR at this point, they’ll probably be looking to have a few other guys in as well.

Fantasy Goo: This could cut into any upside we were hoping for from Zay Jones, although you could argue that they are much different types of receivers that just happen to both work out of the slot. Boldin will certainly vulture some TD’s from the wide receivers, but it absolutely crushes any chance of Charles Clay having any value and probably snakes away a little of Johnathan Williams receiving potential.


07/22/17, 12:17 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Lance Kendricks becoming a target monster

Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 11/06/16

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ALL PLAYERS LISTED ARE AVAILABLE IN 30% OR MORE OF CBS LEAGUES

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

ERIC EBRON – TE – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 40% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ebron is showing the skills that made him the 10th overall pick of the Lions in 2014. Eric hauled in seven passes for 92 yards this week against a tough Vikings defense. Ebron has become the safety blanket for Matthew Stafford, and he is showing nice ability after the catch as well. He is an injury risk, but he has been doing a better job avoiding contact of late.

 

LANCE KENDRICKS – TE – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Rams lack legitimate weapons in the passing game, and Kendricks has been taking advantage of the increase in targets because of that. Kendricks was targeted 12 times this week and has been targeted 29 times over the last three weeks. With tight end being as weak as it is this season, Lance is nice grab that you can start the next three weeks with games against the Jets, Dolphins and Saints.  

 

CHRIS IVORY – RB – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ivory finally showed why the Jaguars gave him big money in the offseason this week, carrying the rock 18 times for 107 yards. He did have a costly goal line fumble, but it should not hurt him going into next week, as T.J. Yeldon also fumbled this week. Ivory is not a pass catcher, so his value is stronger in standard leagues, but this performance should give him the majority of carries in the backfield next week and going forward.

 

ALFRED MORRIS –RB – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ezekiel Elliott has been linked to a second incident with his ex-girlfriend, but it is still unclear if he will face a suspension this year. It is my opinion that he will not be suspended this season, but that does not mean that Alfred Morris is not worth picking up. Zeke has had a ton of carries this season, and is on pace for more than 350 on the season. There is a good chance that Elliott hits the rookie wall during your fantasy playoffs. Morris is a handcuff you must have. This week Morris got 17 carries for 56 yards.

 

KENNY BRITT – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 34% OF CBS LEAGUES

Britt did not have a big yardage game, with 49 yards on four receptions, but he did find the endzone, and now has three touchdowns over his last three games. Kenny is the best receiver on the Rams, and will continue to get a good amount of targets on a weekly basis. This yardage is the floor for him, so he is not giving you goose eggs.

 

MOHOMAD SANU – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES
Sanu is locked in as the second receiver for the Falcons, and he continues to get favorable matchups with defenses focusing on Julio Jones. This week he caught five passes for 74 yards, but was held out of the endzone. With the amount of targets Sanu is getting on a weekly basis he should be added in all leagues.

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

Perkins had 32 yards on 11 carries and added 15 yards on three receptions this week. The 11 carries for Perkins were tied for the team lead with Rashad Jennings, and he out gained him this week. Perkins is likely to start getting the majority of touches in the backfield going forward. He is the most explosive player they have at running back, and he just needs to improve on his blocking to see even more offensive snaps. He should be added in all leagues, as he could become a valuable cog when the fantasy playoffs roll around.

 

AUSTIN HOOPER – TE – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 69% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hooper got the start this week with Jacob Tamme sidelined and he made good on his opportunity, catching three passes for 46 yards with a touchdown. The rookie is getting more involved in the offense and he has the ability to stretch the defense, which creates nice one on one opportunites that Matt Ryan will look to exploit going forward.

 

CHRIS HOGAN – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Patriots were on bye this week, but Hogan has been showing nice chemistry with Tom Brady and should be picked up if you have enough bench depth in your league.

 

JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doyle continues to be a favorite target of Andrew Luck, and this week he hauled in five passes for 61 yards. The bigger news is that Dwayne Allen only caught one pass for 15 yards. Doyle has taken over as the lead tight end, and will have some decent matchups after the bye next week.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

KENNETH DIXON – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 66% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dixon was still behind Terrance West in terms of touches, and struggled again this week with 13 yards on 9 carries. The good news for Dixon is that West also struggled, gaining 21 yards on 15 carries. The Ravens like the potential of KD, so expect that he will continue to be in a committee with West, but has the potential to take it over with a strong game.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee is not a major touchdown threat, but he is becoming a bigger part of the Jags offense than Allen Hurns in terms of production. This week he had 84 yards on four catches, and added 11 yards on a carry this week. Lee has good speed and is worth stashing in deeper leagues.

 

J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Cardinals were also on a bye this week, but you should not sleep on Nelson if you can stash him on your bench. He is becoming more involved in the offense, and has big play ability, which Bruce Arians loves. 

 

JALEN RICHARD – RB – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

Richard is a nice complement to Latavius Murray, and this week he had eight carries for 62 yards and two receptions for 10 yards against a tough Broncos defense. Murray finally had a breakout game, but Richard still got work. The Raiders are using a community backfield with Murray, Washington and Richard, so his value would be higher if there were an injury, but he has performed better than Washington. 

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Texans were another team on the bye this week, and that caused Fiedorowicz to be dropped in leagues, but you should zig when everyone else is zagging if you are in a deep league. He is being used on over 87% of the Texans offensive snaps and has become a weapon in the redzone, with three touchdowns in his last six games.

 

ELI ROGERS – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sammie Coates was non-existent in the offense this week, and that allowed Rogers to step up and make some noise. He caught six passes for 103 yards, but was held out of the endzone. Roger’s potential is much better now that Big Ben is back, but you will still have to deal with inconsistent play.

 

ADAM HUMPHRIES – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

Humphries continues to be a solid play in the Bucs offense, and this week he hauled in five passes for 46 yards with a score. He is not going to get you 100-yard receiving games, but if you are in a deeper PPR league he is definitely worth stashing for the right matchup.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 94% OF CBS LEAGUES

Like Humphries, Thielen is becoming a bigger part of the Vikings offense, and this week he caught four passes for 68 yards. Thielen is very similar to Humphries and is also unlikely to have a 100-yard receiving game, but is worth adding in deeper PPR leagues.

 

CORDARRELLE PATTERSON – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Patterson is getting more looks in the Vikings offense, and this week he caught six passes for 45 yards. Cordarrelle was also targeted in the redzone, so it looks like the Vikings are desperate to get the ball into the hands of their best playmakers, and Patterson is one of them. He will be a frustrating player to start, but he does have the ability to take any ball to the house. Grab him now if you can stash him, because if they increase his role he will be a top waiver claim next week.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

BILAL POWELL – RB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Powell is still second banana to Matt Forte, and this week he carried the ball six times for 22 yards, and caught four passes for 29 yards. This is the type of game you can expect, as most of his value is as a handcuff to Forte. 

 

SETH ROBERTS – WR – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Roberts can give you a nice hit every once in a while, otherwise his stats look like this week with three receptions for 32 yards on three targets. His is the third option behind Cooper and Crabtree, and has good competition behind him as well.

 

VIRGIL GREEN – TE – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Broncos passing offense runs through DT and Sanders, and Green is in the mix with everyone else that gets a few chances a game to make a play. This week he was targeted four times and caught two of those for 37 yards. The Broncos offense is anemic and Green does not have a lot of upside. 

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Matthews was the receiver that had the big game for the Titans this week, catching six passes for 63 yards with two scores. You can’t count on the scores, but the yardage is about what you can expect from Matthews on a good week. The Titans just have too many receivers that get targets to make Matthews or any of them a strong start week to week.

 

RONNIE HILLMAN – RB – VIKIINGS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hillman had seven carries for 30 yards and one reception for 32 yards with week against the Lions. The Vikings are looking for answers at running back, and even with these mediocre numbers Hillman was the best of the bunch this week. You are not going to get a ton of success from him, but he should get touches on a weekly basis going forward.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

NELSON AGHOLOR – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 94% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Eagles lack playmakers on in their receiving corps, which may make you think of grabbing Agholor who had four receptions for 41 yards this week, but don’t. This game is about the best of what you are going to get from Nelson. Wentz is checking down a lot, and he has so many wide receiver options that none of them are really interesting other than Jordan Matthews.

 

QUINTON PATTON – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Patton had a huge game this week with 106 yards on six catches. There will be many owners who go running to Patton this week, but you should not be one of them. This performance came against the Saints defense, which is atrocious. Patton still has to deal with Colin Kaepernick and his inconsistent quarterback play, and then there is the fact that Patton had only had two games prior to this one with more than 25 receiving yards, with a high game of 60 yards. Stay away from this project.

 

RICHARD RODGERS – TE – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rodgers had a nice game this week, catching six passes for 64 yards, but was held out of the endzone. Richard was able to do this against a poor Colts defense, and that was his best performance of the season. Prior to this game his high yardage output in a game was 25 yards.

 

BRYCE TREGGS – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAUGES

Treggs had two receptions for 69 yards this week, but it all smoke and mirrors. Bryce is in the same situation as Agholor with too many mouths and no consistency. Look somewhere else for help this week.

 

TAYLOR GABRIEL – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gabriel has made some splash plays the last two weeks, and this week he caught five passes for 52 yards. That came against a poor Tampa Bay defense, and while he looks like he is becoming a bigger part of the Falcons offense it will all disappear when Tevin Coleman returns to the lineup.


 

 

By: Houdini

 

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