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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

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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