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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

Dontrelle Inman Strikes Again

Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 12/11/16

by   The Archer


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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 67% OF CBS LEAGUES

Inman continued his hot streak this week, catching six passes for 71 yards with a touchdown. Dontrelle has now scored a touchdown in three straight games. The Chargers may be without Melvin Gordon next week after leaving this week’s game with an injury. If he does miss the game you can expect the Chargers to lean more and more on the passing game, which is great news for Inman, who also has great matchups the next two weeks. Playoff schedule: Oak, @Cle

 

BILAL POWELL – RB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Powell was the man this week and he crushed the 49ers for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, with another 34 yards on five catches. Powell is going to see a lot of touches the rest of the way, and could be a nice plug and play. Forte injured his knee and will get an MRI Monday, but expect Powell to be the main man for the rest of the season. Playoff schedule: Mia, @NE

  

SAM BRADFORD – QB – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

Bradford has been quietly having a decent year, and grabbing him now could pay off big for you if you are struggling at quarterback. He threw for 292 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions this week, but he has a tasty playoff schedule that makes him a great stream over the next two weeks. Playoff schedule: Ind, @GB

 

ADAM THIELEN – WR – VIKINGS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thielen went off for a 100-yard game this week, catching four passes for 101 yards. Adam has not posted three solid weeks in a row, and has become a trusted weapon for Sam Bradford. He has an excellent chance to be a good play over the next two weeks with favorable matchups. Playoff schedule: Ind, @GB

 

ALFRED MORRIS – RB – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Morris is great insurance if the Cowboys lock up home field and decide to rest Elliott, or at least reduce his workload over the final weeks of the season. Playoff schedule: TB, Det

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

Garcon has been a solid play since Week 8, and this week he gave you another solid performance, catching five passes for 59 yards with a touchdown. The Redskins are fighting for their playoff life, and have good matchups for Garcon the next two weeks. Playoff schedule: Car, @Chi

 

TREVOR SIEMAN – QB – BRONCOS – AVAILABLE IN 69% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sieman was throwing the ball a lot this week, and he completed 35 of 51 passes for 334 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. The Broncos are not getting production from their running game, and newly signed Justin Forsett fumbled this week. Denver should lean on Sieman and the passing game the rest of the way. Playoff schedule: NE, @KC

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Allen Hurns is hurt, and Allen Robinson was ineffective this week, but Marqise Lee continues to show his value to the Jaguars offense. He had his best game of the year, catching five passes for 113 yards. He will have a good chance to keep that going over the next two weeks with nice matchups. Playoff schedule: @Hou, Ten

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 55% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd was still the player to add last week, but many others were fooled and went for LaFell. Boyd did not score a touchdown this week, but put up a good day with six catches for 49 yards and added 40 yards on two rushing attempts. He is the best receiver still playing for the Bengals, but has tough matchup next week, but an easier game in Week 16. Playoff schedule: Pit, @Hou

 

CAMERON MEREDITH – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 68% OF CBS LEAGUES

Meredith saw a nice increase in targets this week as expected after all the drops by Bellamy the previous two weeks. Cameron finished the day with 72 yards on six catches with a nice touchdown catch. He should continue to be a nice option over the next two weeks as he will be getting the targets and has nice matchups. Playoff schedule: GB, Was

 

DWAYNE WASHINGTON – RB – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 84% OF CBS LEAGUES

Riddick missed this week with a wrist injury, and if he misses for time Washington will be the benefactor. This week he carried the ball 16 times for 64 yards, and caught one pass for 10 yards. His next two games will be on the road. Playoff schedule: @NYG, @Dal

 

CHARLES SIMS – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Sims returned to action this week resuming his role as secondary and third down back for the Buccaneers. He started out slowly, but he made his present felt this week carrying the ball four times for 17 yards, and catching three passes for another 33 yards. He could be a nice plug and play over the next two weeks. Playoff schedule: @Dal, @NO

 

ANQUAN BOLDIN – WR – LIONS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boldin continues to give you a solid fantasy floor, and this week he caught three passes for 49 yards, but added a touchdown. He has become a bigger part of the offense, and will at least give you 40 yards with the potential for a score, but he is not going to give you a monster yardage game. Playoff schedule: @NYG, @Dal

 

JACK DOYLE – TE – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 72% OF CBS LEAGUES

Doyle continues to be a nice safety valve for Andrew Luck, and this week he caught five passes for 55 yards. He can provide you a nice floor if you need it, and has the potential for a score. Playoff schedule: @Min, @Oak

 

C.J. FIEDOROWICZ – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fiedorowicz only caught three passes for 32 yards, but he did see redzone targets and was knocked out at the 1-yard line this week. He is not going to give you huge performances, but he is providing a nice floor right now. Playoff schedule: Jac, Cin

 

 

PLAYERS WITH UPSIDE THAT ARE WORTH STASHING

 

 

TY MONTGOMERY – RB/WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Montgomery saw a lot of action this week, carrying the ball nine times for 41 yards with a touchdown, and he caught three passes for 45 yards. The Packers are going to rely on Montgomery to be the primary runner, and he can so many things on the field he is worth adding for the championship run. Playoff schedule: @Chi, Min

 

KENNETH FARROW – RB – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Melvin Gordon took a wicked shot this week and there is a good chance he misses next week’s game. If that is the case Farrow would step in as the lead back. He came in this week and carried the ball 16 times for 55 yards, and caught six passes for 23 more. There are few running backs you can pick up off the wire that will get this high a volume of touches this late in the season, so grab him if you can. Playoff schedule: Oak, @Cle

 

MATT MOORE – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Ryan Tannehill left this week’s game with a knee injury and was in street clothes to finish the game. It is believed to be an ACL injury to Tannehill. Moore came in and completed three of five passes for 47 yards. Moore is competent veteran, and the Fins are still fighting for the playoffs. He has a nice matchup next week, and could be a nice plug and play if you need him. Playoff schedule: @NYJ, @Buf

 

CHRIS CONLEY – WR – CHIEFS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Conley has big play ability and he showed it this week, catching two passes for 70 yards. The Chiefs are not a team that is going to throw the ball around the field a lot, so there are going to be busts with this guy, but he is exciting and will see one on ones with Jeremy Maclin back on the field. Playoff schedule: Ten, Den

 

SETH ROBERTS – WR – RAIDERS – AVAILABLE IN 96% OF CBS LEAGUES

Roberts is a boom or bust, but he has been seeing more targets lately. He only had two catches for 12 yards this week, and also had some glaring drops. Those drops might cost him targets next week, but he is the starting slot receiver and will get chances. Playoff schedule: @SD, Ind

 

 

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THESE GUYS

 

TAVON AUSTIN – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

The Rams are doing a better job of getting the ball in Austin’s hands with Goff under center, but it is still so hit or miss, with a lot more misses. He had two carries for 27 yards and caught seven passes for 62 yards this week. Playoff schedule: @Sea, SF

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 84% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay had one of his best games of the season with three catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. The 40-yard touchdown was the highlight play, but it mostly highlighted with poor tackling. Clay is better when Watkins plays, but the Bills don’t throw the ball enough to make him a confident start in any game for your fantasy playoffs. Playoff schedule: Cle, Mia

 

CARSON WENTZ – QB –EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wentz threw for 314 yards this week, but he only threw one touchdown, with an interception and a fumble. There is upside with Wentz, but you can’t trust him in the next two weeks with your playoff life on the line. Playoff schedule: @Bal, NYG

 

ROBBY ANDERSON – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAUGES

If you are reaching for this rookie for the last two weeks, you are probably doing just that, reaching. He had a nice game this week with six catches for 99 yards, but you can’t count on that production, especially with Bryce Petty under center. He also does not get to play the 49ers again. Playoff schedule: Mia, @NE

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 80% OF CBS LEAGUES

Nelson scored two touchdowns on his only two touches this week. He had one catch for an 8-yard score, and carried the ball once for a 56-yard touchdown. That is what we call touchdown dependent people. He has a nice matchup next week, but you can’t count on the big play. Playoff schedule: NO, @Sea

 

 

 

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