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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

Langford in for larger role

Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 11/13/16

by   The Archer


@TheArcher


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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

KENNY BRITT – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

I am sure all you Pyros already grabbed him, but he is the man at receiver for the Rams. This week he caught seven passes for 109 yards. Get him if he is available.

 

JEREMY LANGFORD – RB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

The stats were not great this week: two carries for 16 yards and four receptions for 10 yards. What makes Langford a must grab this week is that Jordan Howard left the game with an ankle/Achilles injury. We do not know the extent of the injury, but with the season lost and Howard being their best asset for next season you can expect the Bears to be careful before rushing him back. Langford and Carey will be a committee backfield in his absence.

 

KA’DEEM CAREY – RB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUE

If you miss on Langford grab Carey. He is a hard-nosed runner and also can be effective as a receiver. He will be in a committee backfield with Langford if Howard misses time.

 

RISHARD MATTHEWS – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Matthews continues to impress, and this week he caught three passes for 63 yards with a touchdown. That is now three straight games with a touchdown, and five of six with six total touchdowns. He is going to be high priority for many owners.

 

KENNETH DIXON – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dixon was much more effective than Terrance West this week, carrying the ball six times for 38 yards and catching five passes for 42 yards. The transition is happening in this backfield and you can expect Dixon to continue to get more opportunities in their backfield.

 

DEVANTE PARKER – WR – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

Parker showed his ability to make plays downfield, and this week finished with five receptions for 103 yards. Those numbers could have been even better had two of his big plays had not been called back by penalty. The Dolphins offense is starting to click, and with the threat of the running game Parker has been more effective with play-action passes.

 

TYREEK HILL – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hill has emerged as the go to target without Jeremy Maclin in the lineup, and he caught an impressive 10 passes for 89 yards and had one rush attempt for 12 yards. The Chiefs do not have a dynamic passing attack, but if Hill continues to be targeted like this he will be a poor mans Stefon Diggs, and that’s not bad grabbing off the wire for Week 11.

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon is a player that becomes valuable with DeSean Jackson not playing. This week he caught six passes for 81 yards, but was held out of the endzone. If Jackson misses more time then Garcon is a nice plug and play. 

 

ZACH ERTZ – TE – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ertz is becoming a comfort target for Carson Wentz, and this week he caught six passes for 55 yards. The Eagles are not lighting it up with the passing attack, so you can expect targets, but not a ton of yards. Ertz does still have redzone target potential if the Eagles ever stop running the ball when near the goal line.

 

ERIC EBRON – TE – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 45% 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.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kap has picked his game up as of late, and this week he made a statement against a tough Cardinals defense. He only threw for 210 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions, but he showed his value with his legs, running 10 times for 55 yards with a score. You are not going to get the 300-yard passing games, but you should get good production from him as a runner.

 

ADAM HUMPHRIES – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Humphries continues to be a safety blanket for Jameis Winston, and this week he caught five passes for 46 yards. He is not giving you any major breakout games, but he has shown a decent floor, which makes him worth grabbing. That floor with his potential for an occasional touchdown makes him a nice plug and play if you need it.

 

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

Lee continues to be the secondary option in the Jags passing attack, and this week he caught four passes for 50 yards. Like Humphries he has a decent floor, and If he scores a touchdown then that floor gives you a good week.

 

DEVIN FUNCHESS – WR – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

Funchess had three receptions for 56 yards with a touchdown this week. He is starting to get more involved in the Panthers passing game, and with his size and speed has the potential to be a bigger play receiver than he has shown. He is worth stashing if he figures it out.

 

ELI ROGERS – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rogers stayed active in the Steelers offense with four receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown. Most of his production came early in the matchup, but he has found a place in this offense. There is big play potential, so he is worth stashing for upcoming games against the Browns, Colts and Giants.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

In the mold of Humphries and Lee comes another one in Thielen. Adam is a safety blanket for Sam Bradford and this week caught three passes for 21 yards with a touchdown. His floor is not as high as those other players, but if miss out you could do worse than Thielen.

 

HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Henry has taken a backseat with the re-emergence of Antonio Gates, but he will still have value down the stretch. This week he only caught two passes for 11 yards, but he did find the endzone.

 

TAJAE SHARPE – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sharpe has been disappointing after a hot start, but he came back to life this week with three catches for 68 yards with a touchdown. You are going to get up and down weeks with Sharpe, but with games against the Colts and Bears next on the schedule he could be able to capitalize on this momentum. 

 

BRESHAD PERRIMAN – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

The second year receiver with great speed has seen his career get off to a slow start due to injuries. He is finally looking more comfortable in the Ravens offense, and last week he caught three passes for 64 yards with a touchdown. He has upside with his speed and the lack of receivers in Baltimore, so if you have a deep bench you can take on shot on Perriman.

 

VANCE MCDONALD – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Vance continues to be an under the radar tight end that is putting up more consistent games of late. This week he caught four passes for 50 yards, but was held out of the endzone. The 49ers don’t have dynamic receivers that allow McDonald to get a good amount of targets, and he has become a safety blanket for Kaepernick.

 

JALEN RICHARD – RB – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 84% 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.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

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

Stills will give you an occasional big play downfield and the occasional score. He did both this week, catching two passes for 47 yards with a score. There is not a lot of consistent substance here.


SETH ROBERTS – WR – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 96% 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.

 

QUINTON PATTON – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Patton is a big play receiver who has an inconsistent quarterback throwing him the ball. This week he caught three passes for 52 yards. This is a performance on the good end of the spectrum for Patton.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

TAYLOR GABRIEL – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gabriel scored big points this week, but it was one catch for a 76-yard touchdown. He is hit or miss with more misses in your future. Tevin Coleman should be back next week, and that will mean less chances for Gabriel as Coleman will eat up targets as a receiver.

 

ROBBY ANDERSON – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Anderson had three receptions for 69 yards this week, and has earned the role as the third receiver for the Jets. The problem is that he is the third receiver for the Jets. This is not a passing attack that I want the third receiver in.

 

VERNON DAVIS – TE – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

Davis had three receptions for 66 yards with a touchdown this week. That is not going to happen with any consistency as long as he shares a field with Jordan Reed. Let someone else take the bait on Davis.

 

JORDAN TAYLOR – WR – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Taylor had a nice touchdown grab this week but only caught two passes for 32 yards. The Broncos passing attack is not good enough to make Taylor viable.

 

 

 

By: Houdini

 

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