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Jordan Reed

Washington Redskins

Reed Starts Season on PUP


The Redskins have not released a specific injury, so we must assume that its connected to the shoulder or recurring concussions.

Fantasy Goo: I would hold off drafting any shares of Reed until the injury is confirmed. The Redskins opened training camp today, although unlikely it could be a new concussion or concussion-like symptoms, any new concussion issues will likely land Reed out of football.


07/26/17, 04:41 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Trevor Siemian

Denver Broncos

Siemian To Open Camp As Starter


Trevor Siemian will start training camp with first team. He and Paxton Lynch will rotate daily.

Fantasy Goo: While both have similar season total values, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both clearly benefit from opposite receivers. Lynch adds value to Sanders gets a boost due to the deep ball and Siemian boosts Demaryius due to short ball accuracy.


07/26/17, 02:30 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Cody Kessler

Cleveland Browns

Kessler Opens Camp as QB1


Mary Cay Cabot has reported that Cody Kessler will get the first crack as starting QB in Brown's camp per Hugh Jackson.

Fantasy Goo: Kessler has the highest upside of of the Brown's current QB's in 2017. DeShone Kizer may be the long term plan, but I like Kessler for fantasy production in 2017.


07/26/17, 11:19 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers

Bell To Holdout


Le'Veon Bell reportedly turned down a 5 year extension averaging $12 million per year, and still hasn't signed his tender. Now star WR, Antonio Brown is calling out for the RB to show up and play via Instagram.

Fantasy Goo: The $12 million would make Le'Veon the highest paid RB in the and 50% higher than the current bread winner, LeSean McCoy. To me this says that Lev is going to hold out and is willing to miss regular season games (and paychecks) to receive a massive deal.


07/26/17, 11:09 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Matthews

Philadelphia Eagles

Matthews Knee Tendinitis Could Be Serious


Jordan Matthews has had a knee issue for the past month, so there is a chance it is more serious than tendinitis. This is a big story to keep track of through the Eagles training camp which kicks off today.

Fantasy Goo: Matthews is in elite company as one of only 5 WRs to open their career with 3 consecutive season with 65+ catches and 800+ yards. Joining Randy Moss, Odell Beckham Jr., A.J. Green and Mike Evans. If this issue persists or worsens, that success probably wont be sustained through a fourth season.


07/26/17, 10:27 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Ty Montgomery

Green Bay Packers

Ty Works With The Footwork King


Ty has reportedly been working out with Rischad Whitfield out of Houston to improve his footwork. Whitfield has been credited for working with both Melvin Gordon and Le'Veon Bell prior to their respective breakout sophomore seasons.

Fantasy Goo: This is not a guaranteed success as he also has worked with the likes of Jaelen Strong and Josh Huff so take this news with a grain of salt. However, Ty could see a vast improvement with improved footwork he could hit more holes, and have the confidence to be patient and let blocking develop.


07/26/17, 10:19 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions

Riddick Reportedly In Line for RZ Work


Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions homepage expects Cooter to utilize Riddick in the Red Zone more in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Riddick converted all 3 of his RZ targets into scores. But this report contradict's Warren Sharps analysis that shows rushing in the RZ has a 58% success rate vs 43% for passing. I'm calling this news fluff and still expect big things from Abdullah.


07/26/17, 10:07 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Jay Ajayi

Miami Dolphins

Throw More Coal Into The Jay-Train


Mike Pouncey, the Dolphins All-Pro caliber center, should be back and healthy for camp.

Fantasy Goo: Ajayi averaged 18.8 fantasy points with Pouncey on the field compared to 9.0 without his star center. Expect Ajayi to have a sharp increase in price due to this news.


07/26/17, 09:51 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Kenneth Dixon

Baltimore Ravens

UPDATE: Dixon Out For Season


Dixon's surgery today was a repair of the meniscus rather than a trimming. This is the better surgery for long term use, but Dixon will not play in 2017.

Fantasy Goo: Terrance West steps in line for a large workload, but the 2016 number one pass offense in terms of volume will see a high dosage of Woodhead and potentiall Buck Allen out of the backfield.


07/25/17, 05:30 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Vance McDonald

San Francisco 49ers

Niners Cutting McDonald?


“One of the final moves of the previous regime was to sign off on a contract extension for McDonald, who was guaranteed $9.1 million with his new deal in December. Now, McDonald is not assured a roster spot as he and the other holdovers face stiff competition from the newcomers who were hand-picked for the scheme.”
If SF cut’s McDonald they still have to pay him his 9 million guaranteed money and take a 3.5mil cap hit this year.

Fantasy Goo: McDonald was one of my early season deep sleepers, but rumors of SF wanting him out have caused me to back off. His draft price has dropped like a rock and now I’m thinking that these beat reporters are out of their mind. I’m going back to targeting McDonald in the 18th round or later. He could have a huge year in the Shanahan offense.


07/25/17, 12:56 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.csnbayarea.com


Kenneth Dixon

Baltimore Ravens

Dixon Under the Knife


“The Ravens' need for another back intensified this week when the team learned that Dixon tweaked his knee while working out before training camp. Dixon, a second-year back, is believed to have a torn meniscus in his knee, according to sources. He'll have surgery today and the team will know more about the severity of the injury. This is Dixon's third knee injury since the Ravens took him in the fourth round of last year's draft.”

Fantasy Goo: This could set-up very well for Terrance West, but as someone who watched him in college, he’s not going to earn much more than what is blocked for him. If Woodhead is able to get back to full capacity we could also see a big year from him, especially in PPR. Either way this backfield is still looking like a committee that shouldn’t be considered until after the sixth/seventh round of your draft.


07/25/17, 09:37 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.baltimoresun.com


Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks

Lynch Not a Bell-Cow


“The depth at running back means he won’t have to shoulder a huge load. Something in the range of the 195 carries Latavius Murray had last year should suffice, perhaps less if both Washington and Richard see an increase.”

Fantasy Goo: If Lynch is at full-strength he won’t need to be a bell-cow to out preform Murray’s performance from last year. Murray finished as the RB13 (std scoring) in 2016, despite being fairly inefficient behind a top-5 O-line. I expect Lynch will be there to take Murray’s vacated red-zone carries, but expect to see DeAndre Washington take a larger role in this backfield, especially when we get to the second half of the season, and your fantasy playoffs.


07/25/17, 07:36 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.mercurynews.com


Paul Perkins

New York Giants

Perkins Not Ideal For 0-RB


Many fantasy analysts are valuing Perkins very high due to reports that he could be a 3 down back for the Giants.

Fantasy Goo: The Giants have produced only 11 rushing TDs over the past two years. They have failed to have a 1,000 yard rusher since 2012 nor have they produced a PPR RB over RB20 since 2011. Perkins who lost college rushes to a Linebacker has limited upside in the Giants offense.


07/24/17, 11:47 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Sammy Watkins

Buffalo Bills

Watkins All The Way Back?


"After the season finale in New York, he said he hoped to avoid surgery, but days later elected to have the procedure done. His rehab appears to be on schedule, as he was able to participate in a few team drills before the Bills wrapped up their spring practices. With six weeks between mandatory minicamp and start of training camp, Watkins should be close to 100 percent when camp starts Thursday."

Fantasy Goo: Watkins has WR1 upside when he is healthy and he is currently being drafted in the third round. Others that have gone through this procedure and have come back to full upside include; Julian Edelman, Dez Bryant, and Julio Jones.


07/23/17, 07:00 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: buffalonews.com


Eddie Lacy

Seattle Seahawks

Lacy Loses Weight, Gains Primary Role


“Lacy is the favorite to start over Thomas Rawls, who will still have a role. At a minimum, C.J. Prosise will be the third-down back and a big factor in the passing game.”

Fantasy Goo: In the five games he started last year, Lacy averaged over five yards a carry, all of Rawls value stems from four random, good games he had against weak defenses in 2015. Lacy’s biggest competition is going to come from Prosise. Prosise is a converted from receiver in college and at 6’, 220lbs, has the size-speed combo to take over as the primary back.


07/23/17, 06:56 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robert Kelley

Washington Redskins

Fat Rob Gets the Nod


Rob Kelley is slated to be the starting RB in Washington, however Perine will still have the opportunity to play a big role in the offense.

Fantasy Goo: Though Perine may be the higher scoring back in 2017, getting a couple early games from Kelley could be very valuable given his low draft cost.


07/23/17, 01:37 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: rotoworld.com


Duke Johnson

Cleveland Browns

Duke Johnson In The Slot


As reported by Mary Cay Cabot, Duke Johnson is likely to take over slot WR work from Andrew Hawkins who is now a Patriot. This depends on Josh Gordon's status if he is granted reinstatement in September.

Fantasy Goo: Until we get news on Gordon, Duke Johnson should be in line to see about 50 additional targets in 3 WR sets. This number will likely be allocating among Johnson, Njoku and DeValve.


07/23/17, 01:26 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Carson Palmer

Arizona Cardinals

Last Hurrah for Palmer?


"Last year, he kind of came in September, had already worn his arm out by overthrowing all summer," Arians said. "We found a nice regimen, November and December he was playing as good as he’s ever played." After finding the right work-out regimen Palmer was the number 8 QB over the last eight weeks of the season. David Johnson said "his arm is definitely feeling good."

Fantasy Goo: Palmer could be the reason why late-round QB works this year, with an ADP around QB20 Carson has real bounce back potential and is practically free. The stat to watch to indicate 2017 success will be decreasing his league high 137 hits from 2016.


07/22/17, 01:43 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.nfl.com


Zach Miller

Chicago Bears

Bears Overload at TE


Miller's contract has one year remaining with a base salary of $1.5 million and the issue the Bears have to tackle is if they can take a chance knowing Miller's durability issues. He has played in 25 games and missed 23 since joining the team in 2014. The only free agent that received more guaranteed money than quarterback Mike Glennon was Dion Sims, who signed an $18 million, three-year contract with $10 million guaranteed, ensuring he will be a big part of Dowell Loggains' offense.

Fantasy Goo: The Bears are five deep at TE right now after drafting Adam Shaheen, acquiring Daniel Brown from Baltimore, and signing UDFA Ben Braunecker. Miller seems like the odd man out here and that’s why he is no longer a late-round flyer in deep leagues. I’ve switched gears to Dion Sims simply because of his athleticism and the Bears investment in him as an every-down TE.


07/22/17, 01:15 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.chicagotribune.com


Anquan Boldin

Detroit Lions

Boldin Trying Buffalo


Boldin will be working out for the Bills on Monday (7/24) “Boldin, 36, led the Lions with 22 red zone targets last season. He had 67 catches and a career-high eight touchdowns, though he averaged a career-worst 8.7 yards per grab (584 yards in total).” The Bills are looking pretty shallow at WR at this point, they’ll probably be looking to have a few other guys in as well.

Fantasy Goo: This could cut into any upside we were hoping for from Zay Jones, although you could argue that they are much different types of receivers that just happen to both work out of the slot. Boldin will certainly vulture some TD’s from the wide receivers, but it absolutely crushes any chance of Charles Clay having any value and probably snakes away a little of Johnathan Williams receiving potential.


07/22/17, 12:17 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Malcom Mitchell new toy for Brady

Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 12/04/16

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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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