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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

Lockett up in Week 16 for the waiver wire and fantasy football

Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

Posted by Houdini on 12/18/16

by   The Archer


@TheArcher


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

 

 

CREAM OF THE CROP

 

TYLER LOCKETT – WR – SEAHAWKS – AVAILABLE IN 70% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lockett had a boom game this week, catching seven passes for 130 yards, highlighted by a 57-yard touchdown catch. He is available in leagues, and Patrick Peterson will likely cover Doug Baldwin, so Lockett could have another big game. Championship Game: vs. Ari

 

TY MONTGOMERY – RB/WR – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 31% OF CBS LEAGUES

Montgomery showed this week against the Bears that he is a running back, as he churned through their defense for 162 yards with two touchdowns on 16 carries. Next week it will be a little tougher against the Vikings, but Minnesota looked like that packed it in for the season at home versus the Colts. Championship Game: vs. Min

 

DION LEWIS – RB – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 33% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lewis actually led the Patriots in rushing attempts this week, carrying the ball 18 times for 95 yards, and catching two passes for nine yards. He should see more activity as a receiver next week as the Patriots host the Jets. Championship Game: vs. NYJ

 

DERRICK HENRY – RB – TITANS – AVAILABLE IN 38% OF CBS LEAGUES

Henry was the redzone wrecking ball this week. He carried the ball nine times for 58 yards with two touchdowns. The Titans are leaning on the running game, and Henry has become a big redzone threat. Championship Game: @Jac

 

DONTRELLE INMAN – WR – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Inman was the leading receiver for the Chargers this week, catching five balls for 68 yards. He has become a favorite target of Philip Rivers, and he has a nice matchup next week against the pitiful Browns. Championship Game: @Cle

 

PIERRE GARCON – WR – REDSKINS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Championship Game: @Chi

 

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

Meredith did not do well acting as the #1 while Alshon Jeffery was suspended, but he has been much better since his return. This week he caught nine passes for 104 yards in the freezing cold against the Packers. The Bears are throwing the ball a lot, and that means a lot of chances for Meredith. He should remain a strong candidate next week as Jeffery is likely to be shadowed by Josh Norman. Championship Game: vs. Was

 

CHARLES SIMS – RB – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

Championship Game: @NO

 

CHARLES CLAY – TE – BILLS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

Clay showed that last week was no fluke as he caught seven passes for 72 yards with another touchdown this week. He performs much better with Sammy Watkins in the lineup, and this week should have extra mustard on it, as he faces his former team, the Dolphins. Championship Game: vs. Mia

 

RYAN GRIFFIN – TE – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 95% OF CBS LEAGUES

If C.J. Fiedorowicz does not pass concussion protocols this week, you have to consider adding Griffin if you need a tight end. He caught eight passes for 85 yards, and if Tom Savage starts he will likely look his way a lot against the Bengals. Championship Game: vs. Cin

 

KENNETH FARROW – RB – CHARGERS – AVAILABLE IN 41% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a rough week for Farrow, as he carried the ball 15 times for 39 yards, and caught two passes for 14 yards, but he also fumbled twice, losing one of them. It does get better next week against the Browns, so have a short memory here. Championship Game: @Cle

 

MATT BARKLEY – QB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 93% OF CBS LEAGUES

Barkley is quieting putting up nice numbers with the Bears, and this week threw for 362 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in the freezing cold. He had two receivers go for more than 100 yards this week, and neither one was named Alshon Jeffery. He will be at home again next week, and the weather will be better, but you can bet he will attempt close to 40 passes again next week. Championship Game: vs. Was

 

QUINCY ENUNWA – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 43% OF CBS LEAUGES

The Jets are a mess, but that means they are playing from behind in just about every game, and it will be no different next week against the Patriots. Enunwa caught five passes for 64 yards this week, and should be able to give you a similar floor next week in New England. Championship Game: @NE

 

ROBBY ANDERSON – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 94% OF CBS LEAUGES

Robby Anderson has benefited from his familiarity with Bryce Petty, and this week he caught four passes for 80 yards with a 40-yard touchdown. He will see targets again next week, but he is more boom or bust against the Patriots. Championship Game: @NE

 

JARED COOK – TE – PACKERS – AVAILABLE IN 78% OF CBS LEAGUES

Cook stepped up for the Packers this week against the Bears, catching six passes for 85 yards in the frigid conditions. He will face a tougher defense next week with Minnesota coming to town, but the Colts abused them this week. Cook could be a sneaky play next week. Championship Game: vs. Min

 

BRANDON LAFELL – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 62% OF CBS LEAGUES

LaFell came through this week with seven catches for 91 yards, but there is no consistency that you can count on. He and Tyler Boyd go back and forth and while LaFell has higher upside, it will be a tough play at Houston. Championship Game: @Hou

 

 

SMOKE AND MIRRORS – AVOID THESE GUYS ON THE WIRE

 

J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

Nelson came through with a touchdown this week, catching five passes for but for only 38 yards. He also had a big drop and what would have been a 56-yard touchdown catch. He is getting more looks, but he has a horrible matchup next week. Championship Game: @Sea

 

JOHN BROWN – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILBALE IN 64% OF CBS LEAGUES

Brown caught five passes for 81 yards with a touchdown and owners around fantasy said “where was that 15 weeks ago?” He is fools gold as the Cardinals face the Seahawks on the road next week. Championship Game: @Sea

 

KENNY STILLS – WR – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 75% OF CBS LEAGUES

Stills is the definition of boom or bust and he boomed this week catching a 52-yard touchdown pass, but that was his only catch on the day. Don’t count on him making an impact for you on the road Buffalo, where the conditions will not be optimal. Championship Game: @Buf

 

DEONTE THOMPSON – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Thompson had his coming out party against the Packers this week, catching eight passes for 110 yards. Can you count on him to repeat that next week against the Redskins? NO. Championship Game: vs. Was

 

ROBERT TURBIN – RB – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 98% OF CBS LEAGUES

Turbin was a touchdown vulture this week, carrying the ball seven times for 32 yards with two scores and adding 22 yards on two receptions. You can’t count on him scoring those touchdowns on a regular basis, as Gore is still the man in Indy. Gore goes back out to bay area next week, so Turbin should go back to being insignificant. Championship Game: @Oak

 

PAUL PERKINS – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Perkins has a ton of potential, but he has yet to overtake Rashad Jennings and that is bad news if you are looking for a spark. He did still get 11 carries for 56 yards this week, but he is by far the secondary option in the running game for the Giants and he does not score touchdowns. Championship Game: @Phi

 

MARQISE LEE – WR – JAGUARS – AVAILABLE IN 83% OF CBS LEAGUES

Lee did not make a catch this week, but he did return a kick 100-yards for score. You can’t trust any Jaguar in your championship game. Championship Game: vs. Ten

 

TYLER BOYD – WR – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Boyd seems to have hit the rookie wall, and this week caught only two passes for 13 yards. You have to avoid him right now. Championship Game: @Hou

 

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

Doyle can give you a floor each week, and he hit it this week with four catches for 32 yards, but was held out of the endzone. He is not going to give you an impact game next week. Championship Game: @Oak

 

MATT MOORE – QB – DOLPHINS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

Moore showed his veteran skills last week throwing for 236 yards with four touchdowns against the hapless Jets defense. He will have a tougher matchup against the Bills on the road next week, and is not likely to repeat this performance for you next week. Championship Game: @Buf

 

ALDRICK ROBINSON – WR – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

With Julio Jones out again this week, Robinson stepped in and caught four passes for 111 yards. This was also against the 49ers in what was a blowout win. It could be another good matchup with the Panthers next week if Jones is out, but if he plays forget about Aldrick. Championship Game: @Car

 

 

 

 

By: Houdini

 

 

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