Articles
Newsfeeds
SHARE

Newsfeeds

View all + 7704

Pyro original fantasy football player news.


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

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


@TheArcher


More Articals

SHARE ON

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

 

Subscribe to the Pyro Podcast: http://iTunes.com/Podcasts/PyroPodcast 

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pyromaniac 

Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pyroman1ac 

Become a Pyro Pro: http://bit.ly/1K5Af4R