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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

Malcom Mitchell new toy for Brady

Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 12/04/16

by   The Archer


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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

MALCOM MITCHELL – WR – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

Malcolm Mitchell is proving to be a favorite target for Tom Brady, and this week he caught a team-high, and season high, eight passes for 82 yards. His role in the offense will only increase with the loss of Rob Gronkowski. While he was held out of the endzone this week, he has been a good target in the redzone with three touchdowns in his previous two games.  Playoff Schedule: Baltimore, @Denver, New York Jets.

 

LADARIUS GREEN – TE – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 79% OF CBS LEAGUES

Green had his coming out party this week, catching six passes for 110 yards with a touchdown. The Steelers are looking for playmakers outside of Antonio Brown, and Green has the capability to put up big numbers in this offense. Consistency has always been the issue for Green. Playoff Schedule: @Buffalo, @Cincinnati, Baltimore.

 

ALFRED MORRIS – RB – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 63% OF CBS LEAGUES

Morris did nothing special this week, with just one carry for 11 yards, but he could be valuable in the fantasy playoffs. The Cowboys clinched a playoff spot this week, and could have home field locked up in short order. If that happens the Boys could bench Zeke to keep him healthy for the playoffs, and that could mean Morris is the main man in the most crucial week of the fantasy season. If you own Zeke you better grab Morris now. Playoff Schedule: @New York Giants, Tampa Bay, Detroit.

 

DESEAN JACKSON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 32% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jackson had a pretty quiet day this week with just one catch, but it went for 59 yards. The big part of his poor performance is due to being covered by Patrick Peterson. He has a much better schedule for his fantasy playoffs, and he is healthy. Playoff Schedule: @Philadelphia, Carolina, @Chicago.

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon once again had a nice game with eight catches for 84 yards, but was held out of the endzone. Pierre now has at least 80 receiving yards in three of his last four games, and is has become a safety blanket for Kirk Cousins. Playoff Schedule: @Philadelphia, Carolina, @Chicago.

 

RYAN TANNEHILL – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 56% OF CBS LEAGUES

Tannehill had a very lackluster performance this week, with just 226 passing yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. If you grab him this week plan on waiting to start him in Week 15, as he faces the Cardinals next week. Playoff Schedule: Arizona, @New York Jets, @Buffalo.

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd did not have a monster game, but he did catch four passes for 66 yards. He now has at least four catches and more than 50 yards in each of his last three games. His floor is nice, but his season high game in yardage was only 79 yards. Playoff Schedule: @Cleveland, Pittsburgh, @Houston.

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 39% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedeorowicz was held mostly in check this week, catching six passes for 44 yards without a touchdown. C.J. has at least 40 receiving yards in four of his last five games. He has a nice playoff schedule where he should be able to do more damage. Playoff Schedule: @Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Cincinnati.

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 81% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thielen has been getting more looks in the offense of late, and this week he caught seven passes for 86 yards. He now has 15 catches in his last two games and has seen 20 targets. He has a very favorable upcoming schedule and is worth adding for the playoff run. Playoff Schedule: @Jacksonville, Indianapolis, @Green Bay.

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin only caught four passes for 40 yards this week, but he did see targets in the redzone. Anquan currently has six touchdowns on the season, and will have some chances to score in the playoffs. Playoff Schedule: Chicago, @New York Giants, @Dallas.

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 71% OF CBS LEAGUES

Coming off his best performance of the year Inman only caught two passes for 49 yards this week, but one of them went 35 yards for a touchdown. The Chargers are spreading the ball around in the offense, so you never know who is going to be the major benefactor, but Inman has worked himself into a larger slice of that pie. Playoff Schedule: @Carolina, Oakland, @Cleveland.

 

TRAVARIS CADET – RB – SAINTS – AVAILABLE IN97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ingram left this week with a toe injury and Cadet stepped in with five receptions for 53 yards. He is going to see most of his work as a receiver, and is best suited for PPR leagues. Playoff Schedule: @Tampa Bay, @Arizona, Tampa Bay.

 

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

Patterson is the prime example of boom or bust, and this week was a bust with 16 total yards on four touches in the offense. The good news is that the Vikings are trying to find ways to get the ball in his hands, but it is going to be hit or miss. Playoff Schedule: @Jacksonville, Indianapolis, @Green Bay.

 

REX BURKHEAD – RB – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Burkhead is getting a fair amount of touches on a weekly basis as the backup to Jeremy Hill. This week he had eight carries for 38 yards and caught four passes for 28 yards. He is not going to wow you, but Hill has not been very impressive, except inside the five-yard line, and could see an increase in touches if Hill struggles again in the coming weeks. Playoff Schedule: @Cleveland, Pittsburgh, @Houston.

 

DENARD ROBINSON – RB – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Robinson is in a legitmate committee backfield with T.J. Yeldon. This week Robinson got 17 carries for 53 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards. He has the ability to breakout bigger runs, and if he keeps getting this many touches he will have a chance for a decent game in the fantasy playoffs, but it is not an easy schedule. Playoff Schedule: Minnesota, @Houston, Tennessee.

 

PAUL TURNER – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Eagles are looking for someone to make a difference at receiver, and DGB got dinged up this week on top of Jordan Matthews missing the game this week. That opened the door for rookie Paul Turner, and he did a real nice job catching six passes for 80 yards. The Eagles are out of the playoffs now and Turner could get more work if the team wants to see what they have in the rookie. Playoff Schedule: Washington, @Baltimore, New York Giants.

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 65% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith was not the most productive Bears receiver this week, catching three passes for 67 yards. The reason to be positive on Cameron is that drops once again plagued the Bears, and there may be a receiver or two that is not going to continue to get their target share and Meredith should be the major benefactor. Playoff schedule: @Detroit, Green Bay, Washington.

 

JAQUIZZ RODGERS – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 59% OF CBS LEAGUES

Quizz is back and is the second back in the Bucs offense. This week he had seven carries for 29 yards and one catch for 21 yards. If Martin continues to struggle Rodgers could see an uptick. Playoff Schedule: New Orleans, @Dallas, @New Orleans.

 

JERMAINE GRESHAM – TE – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

Jermaine has become a bigger part of the offense since Week 8, and this week was his best performance in terms of yardage with 52 yards on five catches. Gresham was held out of the endzone this week, but he had a touchdown in each of his previous two games. Playoff Schedule: @Miami, New Orleans, @Seattle.

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

DENNIS PITTA – TE – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 63% OF CBS LEAGUES

Pitta had a breakout game this week with nine catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Pitta found the endzone for the first time since December 8th, 2013. This was also the first time since Week 5 that he finished with more than 50 receiving yards, so don’t get too enamored with the performance this week. Playoff Schedule: @New England, Philadelphia, @Pittsburgh.

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

BRANDON LAFELL – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 71% OF CBS LEAGUES

LaFell was the big winner at receiver for the Bengals this week, catching five passes for 95 yards with a touchdown. He has battled Tyler Boyd for targets, and after losing the battle the last four weeks this one was his. He is a hard player for me to trust as he throws out a lot of duds. Playoff Schedule: @Cleveland, Pittsburgh, @Houston.

 

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

Perriman is a big play receiver, and this week he made it count with two catches for 59 yards, with a 53-yard touchdown catch. It will be hit or miss and he is not going to give you the monster game that would make him worth grabbing for your roster. Playoff Schedule: @New England, Philadelphia, @Pittsburgh.

 

JOSH BELLAMY – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Bellamy had the best stat line for the Bears this week with 93 yards on four catches, but that does not tell the whole story. Bellamy dropped many open passes and could have had a huge game. Those drops could cost him, especially after costing them a chance at a win the week before. Don’t buy in on Bellamy as I won’t be surprised if he gets cut after those drops. Playoff Schedule: @Detroit, Green Bay, Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

By: Houdini

 

 

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