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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

Langford in for larger role

Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 11/13/16

by   The Archer


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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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