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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

Tyler Boyd now in the spotlight

Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 11/20/16

by   The Archer


@TheArcher


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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

The unthinkable has happened and A.J. Green is going to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring tear. Rookie Tyler Boyd is going to be asked to take a bigger role, and this week he did his job catching six passes for 54 yards with a score. Brandon LaFell has proven his is not a game breaker, so you can count on Boyd’s role being the one to take the major leap in value. His next three are against Baltimore, Philly and Cleveland.

 

KENNETH DIXON – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 36% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dixon only had six carries this week, but he made good use of them gaining 40 yards. He did not make a reception this week, and Terrance West noticeably was energized as he scored a touchdown. Dixon is still going to see at least this amount of touches, but it will continue to grow if he keeps performing. 

 

TYREEK HILL – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

Hill had a much more subdued outing this week, catching four passes for 53 yards and carrying once for eight yards. With Maclin out he is the clear number one, and he could be even more successful if Maclin returns giving him better matchups. He gets Denver next week, but then has nice matchups with the Falcons and Raiders.

 

COREY COLEMAN – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 31% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coleman only had four receptions for 39 yards, but he was targeted a few times deep down field. His value will increase if Josh McCown is under center next week, after Cody Kessler left this week’s game. Coleman did most of his damage with McCown, and his upcoming schedule has the Giants, Bengals and Bills.

 

GARY BARNIDGE – TE – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

The value for Barnidge is dependent on Josh McCown being under center. McCown came in late after a Cody Kessler injury and Gary caught two passes for 23 yards with one of them going for a touchdown. If Kessler starts then Barnidge is not a recommended play.

 

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

Thielen was able to take advantage of more chances with Patrick Peterson shadowing Stefon Diggs, and that turned into five receptions for 65 yards with a touchdown. Adam has become a trusted target for Bradford, and is a poor mans Cole Beasley. The Lions, Cowboys and Jaguars are next on the schedule.

 

WENDALL SMALLWOOD – RB – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Darren Sproles left this week’s game and Smallwood had 13 carries for 48 yards and caught four passes for 31 yards. It is not clear how long Sproles will be out, but Smallwood had six more carries than Ryan Mathews. Smallwood is a player the Eagles are high on, and they are not satisfied with Mathews. 

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

DeSean Jackson was back on the field, but that did not phase Pierre one bit. Garcon finished with a monster 116 yards on six catches, highlighted by a 70-yard catch and run for a score. This may have been his best chance to give you a lot of fantasy points with the Cowboys, Cardinals, Eagles and Panthers lying in wait the next four weeks.  

 

LANCE KENDRICKS – TE – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jared Goff was under center and Kendricks caught four passes for 38 yards. His upside is not as high with Goff unless the rookie grows up fast. Sell now if you own him.


ZACH ERTZ – TE – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 47% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ertz only had 35 yards on six catches in this game, but he found the endzone. He is starting to see more targets consistently, and in this check-down offense he will see even more going forward. He has the Bengals, Redskins and Ravens coming up on the schedule.

 

MIKE GILLISLEE – RB – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was Gillislee who led the Bills rushing attack in carries with 14 of them this week, and he gained 72 yards. If anything happens to McCoy, Gillislee is the clear lead back, and that alone makes him worth a stash, but when he gets touches like this you should add him if you need a running back. The Jaguars, Raiders and Steelers are next up.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee has become the second man behind Allen Robinson, and Allen Hurns has become a memory this season. Lee caught four passes for 52 yards and hauled in his first touchdown of the year. It was a beautiful catch as he toe tapped his way for the score. It is a tough upcoming schedule with the Bills, Broncos and Vikings up next.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

 

COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kaepernick threw for 206 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 32 yards on four carries. Kap is giving a decent floor right now, and can added in deeper leagues. 

 

ADAM HUMPHRIES – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 67% OF CBS LEAGUES

Humphries continues to work quietly in Mike Evans Shadow, and this week he caught four passes for 47 yards. His next three are against Seattle, San Diego and New Orleans. He could see a lot of underneath work next week if Sherman follows Evans.  

 

BRANDON LAFELL – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

LaFell has yet to impress in Cincy, and this week he caught four passes for 32 yards. The only reason he has any upside is that A.J. Green was lost for the season with a hamstring injury. LaFell will see an uptick, but Tyler Boyd is the receiver to own here.

 

ELI ROGERS – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rogers was held silent this week with only 20 yards on four receptions. The Steelers are still a high-powered offense, and Rogers has earned a bigger role. There will be better chances ahead with the Colts, Giants and Bills next on the schedule.

 

TAJAE SHARPE – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 86% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sharpe is getting back into the groove he showed early in the season, and this week caught four passes for 68 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown. The Titans are opening up the offense, and that is good news for Sharpe who is trying to keep targets from being with Kendall Wright. Could be tough after next week, with the Bears, Broncos and Chiefs next on the schedule.   

 

CORDARRELLE PATTERSON – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 94% OF CBS LEAGUES

Patterson is a big play guy, and tough to bring down in the open field. He had four receptions for 53 yards this week, and also took a kick return 104 yards for a touchdown. He is a becoming a bigger part of the passing attack, and worth adding in deeper leagues, and bonus leagues for long touchdowns.

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 47% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith did not catch a prayer hail-mary this week, but he did grab four passes for 49 yards. The targets could increase going forward as the Bears lost Zach Miller with a broken foot, so with no Jeffery and Miller, Meredith should become the defacto #1. 

 

JARED COOK – TE – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cook finally showed the flash that owners had been expecting all season long, catching 6 passes for 105 yards with a touchdown. Then as the game was hanging in the balance the old Jared reared his head with a costly fumble. The Packers defense is horrible and that means that Cook will have plenty of chances as they have to keep scoring. There is too much upside to bail on this, but Cook has done this in his career with a flash and then a flare out.

 

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

McDonald continues to score fantasy points. This week he caught three passes for 46 yards with a touchdown. He is Kap’s safety blanket and is scoring in the redzone.

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 46% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rashad Jennings has taken the majority of snaps and done a good job, which has stunted the growth of Perkins. Paul had four carries for 16 yards and two receptions for 19 yards this week. He is still worth stashing if you have a deep enough bench.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

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

Stills only had four catches for 33 yards, and most of that came over the final two drives. He needs the big play to make a difference, and those are starting to go towards DeVante Parker with more regularity.

 

TED GINN – WR – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 94% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ginn has the occasional boom and this week it was a quarter-boom. He caught three passes for 46 yards with a touchdown. He is not going to get enough targets to make a major difference, unless he hits the big downfield pass. He has the Raiders, Seahawks and Chargers next up on the schedule.

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wright looked like he was going to take a bigger role in the offense, but he is now mired in a timeshare with Tajae Sharpe, and Sharpe is performing better. Wright had four receptions for 52 yards, and it won’t get much better for your fantasy playoffs with his next three against the Bears, Broncos and Chiefs. Next week is his only good matchup, but it is on the road.

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 69% OF CBS LEAGUES

Slow and steady wins the race in some cases, but usually not the case in fantasy. Boldin has become slow and steady. This week he caught six passes for 37 yards.

 

ROBERT WOODS – WR – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 67% OF CBS LEAGUES

Once again nothing spectacular, but he gives you a few points. He had three receptions for 41 yards this week. Not enough here to get you excited.

 

CECIL SHORTS – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

This was a very good week for Shorts with five receptions for 62 yards. He is just not going to get enough on a weekly basis, and with Evans in the mix he will never have a monster game.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

ALBERT WILSON – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wilson had a touchdown this week, but he also only caught four passes for 19 yards. He is not going to give you what you need for your fantasy playoffs.

 

SHAUN DRAUGHN – RB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Draughn had a good game this week with three receptions for 43 yards with a touchdown. He had no carries, and you can’t count on the touchdowns.

 

 

 

 

 

By: Houdini

 

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