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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

Lance Kendricks becoming a target monster

Week 10 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 11/06/16

by   The Archer


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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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