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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

Kap is Back! Pick him up while you still can.

Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 11/27/16

by   The Archer


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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

COLIN KAEPERNICK – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kaepernick is showing the moxy that made him a fantasy stud a few years ago. This week he was on point against the Dolphins, throwing for 296 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. That alone is pretty good, but he also ran the ball 10 times for 113 yards. The running game is what makes him a great grab for fantasy, and the Bears, Jets, Falcons and Rams ahead on the schedule he can be played every week from here on out.

 

DESEAN JACKSON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

DJax was dropped in a lot of leagues, and he made his owners pay by dropping 118 yards on four catches with a touchdown last week. Jackson is a master of the big play, and he is healthy again. If he is available in your league you better grab him now, but you can bench him next week against the Cardinals. After that he has the Eagles, Panthers and Bears.

 

TAYLOR GABRIEL – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gabriel has been mostly a one trick pony, but his ability to avoid tacklers is going to get him more looks in the coming weeks. He was masterful this week with four receptions for 75 yards with two touchdowns. He gets the Chiefs, Rams, 49ers and Panthers over his next four weeks.

 

RYAN TANNEHILL – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 54% OF CBS LEAGUES

Tannehill is starting to show the improvement that many expected when Adam Gase took over the Dolphins. This week he threw for 285 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He will have a couple more spot starts you can use him for, with the Ravens, Cardinals, Jets and Bills in the next four weeks.

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd was the best receiver for the Bengals on Sunday, catching five passes for 62 yards. He should have some decent opportunities in the coming weeks with games against the Eagles, Browns, Steelers and Texans to close the fantasy season.

 

KENNETH DIXON – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 37% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dixon and West both had 13 carries, and were very similar in the running game, with Dixon gaining 49 yards and West 48 yards. Dixon showed his versatility as a receiver with four receptions for 31 yards. The Ravens are in the hunt for the playoffs, and Dixon is becoming a bigger part of the offense each week. Dolphins, Patriots, Eagles and Steelers remain on his fantasy schedule.

 

COREY COLEMAN – WR – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coleman was held quiet for most of the game, but saved his fantasy day with a fourth quarter touchdown. He finished with three receptions for 38 yards with a score. He has big play ability and should get more looks as they try to develop him for next season. After a bye next week he will face the Bengals, Bills and Chargers to close out.

 

MARQUESS WILSON – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wilson was the favorite target for Matt Barkley and finished with eight catches for 125 yards and a touchdown. He could have had an even bigger day if it were not for some drops. He was the best Bears receiver at getting behind defenders, and Cameron Meredith is seeing the top corners as of now. His next four are against the 49ers, Lions, Packers and Redskins, so he is worth adding for your playoff run.

 

QUINCY ENUNWA – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 51% OF CBS LEAGUES

Enunwa showed up big this week against the Patriots, catching five passes for 109 yards with a touchdown. He now has three touchdowns in in his last five games. He has a nice playoff schedule with the Colts, 49ers, Dolphins and the Patriots again.

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 43% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedorowicz is still getting targeted and this week he caught four passes for 42 yards, which seems to be his floor as of late. His next four are against the Packers, Colts, Jaguars and Bengals, so his schedule looks nice to close out the fantasy season.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thielen continues to be a steady producer, and an effective play in PPR leagues. This week he was held out of the endzone, but caught eight passes for 53 yards. He has become a safety blanket for Sam Bradford, and should see a decent amount of targets the rest of the way. There are some nice matchups ahead, with games against the Cowboys, Jaguars, Colts and Packers.

 

LANCE KENDRICKS – TE – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 81% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kendricks was able to put together a nice game this week, catching four passes for 51 yards with a touchdown. Jared Goff threw three touchdowns, and looked more effective, but remember this was against a poor Saints defense, so don’t put as much stock in this week’s performance. The good news is that there are some other cupcake defenses upcoming with the Patriots, Falcons, Seahawks and 49ers in the next four weeks.

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee continues to be the second option in the passing game, and this week he caught four passes for 37 yards with a touchdown. He could be in line for more targets if Allen Hurns misses time after apparently injuring his hamstring while making a touchdown catch this week, his only catch. Lee is being utilized all over the field, but his schedule to close out will make you think twice, with the Broncos, Vikings, Texans and Titans next up.

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin had a very productive Thanksgiving, catching seven passes for 69 yards with a touchdown. He could be a nice plug and play with games against the Saints, Giants, Bears and Cowboys next on the schedule.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

MALCOM MITCHELL – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Mitchell showed that his nice performance last week against the 49ers was not a fluke, but rather a sign of things to come. This week he was extremely effective with five catches for 42 yards with two touchdowns. Malcolm now has three touchdowns in his last two games. His schedule gets a bit rough in the playoffs with his next four against the Rams, Ravens, Broncos and Jets.

 

ELI ROGERS – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rogers was held in check this week, with just two receptions for 36 yards. He still has some upside with his big play ability, and he has the Giants, Bills, Bengals and Ravens upcoming on the schedule.

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 90% OF CBS LEAGUES

Inman had his best game of the season with six catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers are airing it out, and this week was also more of the fact that Williams drew A.J. Bouye. He will still see some looks, and Rivers likes to throw downfield. His next four are against the Bucs, Panthers, Raiders and Browns.

 

CORDARRELLE PATTERSON – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Patterson is big play waiting to happen, and it seems the Vikings are trying to get him more involved in the offense. This week he did not make a big play, but caught five passes for 15 yards, and ran once for 22 yards. If he continues to see this amount of touches, he will have a game where he goes off. His next four are against the Cowboys, Jaguars, Colts and Packers.

 

HUNTER HENRY – TE – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

Henry only had two receptions for 20 yards this week, but he did score a touchdown, and Antonio Gates was held without a catch. You are not going to get the high-end games with Gates also playing, but his next four are against the Bucs, Panthers, Raiders and Browns, so there will be chances for success.

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith did not do much on a day when Matt Barkley threw for 316 yards, catching just two passes for 19 yards. He is getting the top coverage man in the defense, and that is hurting his chances right now. His next four are against the 49ers, Lions, Packers and Redskins.

 

VANCE MCDONALD – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 85% OF CBS LEAGUES

McDonald continues to show potential with Kaepernick under center, and this week he caught four passes for 60 yards. He will have a chance for more good games with the Bears, Jets, Falcons and Rams next on the schedule.

 

LADARIUS GREEN – TE – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

Green showed his big play ability with 67 yards on two catches this week, but he also failed to make a major impact because he is not seeing many targets, having just three this week. His next four games are against the Giants, Bills, Bengals and Ravens.

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Perkins still has upside, but he is running out of games in which to show it. He had a nice chance this week against the Browns, but gained just 29 yards on nine carries, and added 14 yards on two receptions. He has the Steelers, Cowboys, Lions and Eagles in the next four weeks.

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

KENNY STILLS – WR DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 76% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stills came through with his one big game in every four, catching three passes for 72 yards with one of them going for a nice long touchdown. Stills is not going to get a high volume of targets, but he is downfield threat the Tannehill looks to a couple times per game. His next four are against the Ravens, Cardinals, Jets and Bills, giving him a mixed bag.

 

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

Ginn is always good for at least one big breakout game, and that came this week when he caught 4 passes for 115 yards with a touchdown. He is not going to give you consistent numbers, and counting on games like this is not going to win you a playoff game. He has the Seahawks, Chargers, Redskins and Falcons next up on his schedule.

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon had a more pedestrian game this week, catching just four passes for 43 yards. Pierre is going to give you this type of a floor, but with DeSean Jackson back in action he will not have as much of a high-end output potential. Schedule is not great with Cardinals, Eagles, Panthers and Bears upcoming.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

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

Draughn once again had no carries for the 49ers this week, but did catch six passes for 49 yards. He did not score a touchdown, and this was a very offensive week for the 49ers. The only good news is the schedule with games against the Bears, Jets, Falcons and Rams next on the schedule.

 

DWAYNE ALLEN – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 81% OF CBS LEAGUES

With Luck not playing this week, Allen caught five passes for 49 yards. He is not going to give you consistent production, especially since Luck prefers Doyle. In his next four games he will face the Jets, Texans, Vikings and Raiders.

 

CLIVE WALFORD – TE – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Walford will be on people’s radar because he scored a touchdown this week, but he only had three receptions for 43 yards. Those 43 yards is the second best yardage total for him on the season, with his best being 50 yards that came in Week 2. If you do go after him he has the Bills, Chiefs, Chargers and Colts over the next four weeks.

 

JERMAINE GRESHAM – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gresham had five receptions for 35 yards with a touchdown this week, but you can’t count on it. The Cardinals do not use the tight end a lot in their offense, and he is not going to give you more than 40 receiving yards in a game. His next four are against the Redskins, Dolphins, Saints and Seahawks.

 

 


 

By: Houdini

 

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