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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

2012 Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Week 11

2012 Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Week 11

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2012 fantasy football start'em sit'em Week 11

 

 

 

Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em – Week 11

 

 

Bye Week Teams


Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans

 


 

 

Every week, there are certain fantasy studs who you simply have to start no matter what. Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson and A.J. Green fall into that category, to name a few. There are also a good number of players you should probably sit each week as well. But then, there are those players whom you have no idea whether to start or sit. Here are a few not-so-obvious guys at each major fantasy position who you might not know what to do with, but for whom the stats and other information dictates one way or the other.

 

 


START 'EM

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

 

 

Carson Palmer (vs. NO)

 

Tony Romo (vs. Cle)

 

Cam Newton (vs. TB)

 

Robert Griffin III (vs. Phi)

 

 

Others with QB1 Potential:

 

Andy Dalton (at KC)

 

Andrew Luck (at NE)

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Mia, Thursday night)

 

 

SLEEPERS

 

Ryan Tannehill (at Buf, Thursday night)

Nick Foles (at Was)

Sam Bradford (vs. NYJ)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

 

Doug Martin (at Car)

 

Stevan Ridley (vs. Ind)

 

C.J. Spiller (vs. Mia, Thursday night)

 

Jamaal Charles (vs. Cin)

 

Alfred Morris (vs. Phi)

 

 

Others with RB1 Potential:

 

Willis McGahee (vs. SD)

 

Frank Gore (vs. Chi, Monday night)

 

Trent Richardson (at Dal) 

 

Steven Jackson (vs. NYJ)

 

 

SLEEPERS

 

Shonn Greene (at StL)

LaRod Stephens-Howling (at Atl)

Marcel Reece (vs. NO)

Chris Ivory (at Oak)

Daniel Thomas (at Buf, Thursday night)

Donald Brown (at NE)

Jacquizz Rodgers (vs. Ari)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

 

Jordy Nelson (at Det)

 

Reggie Wayne (at NE)

 

Randall Cobb (at Det)

 

Marques Colston (at Oak)

 

Denarius Moore (vs. NO)

 

Eric Decker (vs. SD)

 

 

Others with WR1 Potential:

 

Wes Welker (vs. Ind)

 

Brandon Lloyd (vs. Ind)

 

Steve Smith (vs. TB)

 

Vincent Jackson (at Car)

 

Dez Bryant (vs. Cle)

 

 

SLEEPERS

 

Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. NO)

Danny Amendola (vs. NYJ) 

Donald Jones (vs. Mia, Thursday night)

Titus Young (vs. GB)

Brian Hartline (at Buf, Thursday night)

Donnie Avery (at NE)

Danario Alexander (at Den)

Brandon LaFell (vs. TB)

Mohamed Sanu (at KC)

Riley Cooper (at Was)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS


 

Antonio Gates (at Den)

 

Dwayne Allen (at NE)

 

Greg Olsen (vs. TB)

 

Brent Celek (at Was)

 

 

Others with TE1 Potential:

 

Brandon Myers (vs. NO)

 

Jason Witten (vs. Cle)

 

Owen Daniels (vs. Jax)

 

 

SLEEPERS

 

Dustin Keller (at StL)

Jermichael Finley (at Det)

Rob Housler (at Atl)

Anthony Fasano (at Buf, Thursday night)

Lance Kendricks (vs. NYJ)




SIT 'EM
 


QUARTERBACKS



Philip Rivers (at Den)

 

Joe Flacco (at Pit, Sunday night)

 

Brandon Weeden (at Dal)

 

 

INJURIES

 

Alex Smith (vs. Chi, Monday night) – QUESTIONABLE – Head; cleared for non-contact drills and looks like he will start in Week 11


Jay Cutler (at SF, Monday night) – QUESTIONABLE – Head; being evaluated for a concussion and looks unlikely to start in Week 11


Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Bal, Sunday night) – OUT – Shoulder, ribs; will be out for awhile as his rib injury has been said that it could actually kill him if hit the wrong way


Michael Vick (at Was) – DOUBTFUL – Head; hasn’t been ruled out yet, but looks like he’ll miss more than just one game


Kevin Kolb (at Atl) – DOUBTFUL – Ribs, shoulder; has resumed running and throwing but there is still no timetable for his return


Brady Quinn (at Pit, Monday night) OUT – Head; has resumed practicing but will likely be the backup QB in Week 11

 

 

BYE WEEK QBs

 

Minnesota – Christian Ponder

New York Giants – Eli Manning

Seattle – Russell Wilson

Tennessee – Jake Locker / Matt Hasselbeck

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

 

Matt Forte (at SF, Monday night)

 

Michael Turner (vs. Ari)

 

Rashad Jennings (at Hou)

 

Jonathan Stewart (vs. TB)

 

Isaac Redman (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

 

 

INJURIES

 

Rashard Mendenhall (vs. Was) – PROBABLE – Achilles; was a full participant in practice on Wednesday


Darren Sproles (vs. Atl) – PROBABLE – Hand; officially limited in Wednesday’s practice but coaches say he was a full-go


DeMarco Murray (vs. NYG) – QUESTIONABLE – Foot; looks more likely to play on Thanksgiving in Week 12 than in Week 11


Darren McFadden (at Bal) – DOUBTFUL – Ankle; will more than likely miss Week 11 and might not be back until Week 13


Mike Goodson (at Bal) – DOUBTFUL – Ankle; still wearing a walking boot and unlikely to be available until Week 13


Ben Tate (vs. Buf) – QUESTIONABLE – Hamstring; has resumed practicing and is said to be close to a return


Bilal Powell (at StL) – DOUBTFUL – Head; was held out of Wednesday’s practice with a possible concussion


Joe McKnight (at StL) – QUESTIONABLE – Ankle; limited on Wednesday but believes he will play in Week 11


Maurice Jones-Drew (@ GB) – OUT – Foot; already ruled out for Week 11


Brandon Bolden (vs. Buf) – OUT – Knee; suspended four games for violating league policy on performance enhancing substances

 

 

BYE WEEK RBs

 

Minnesota – Adrian Peterson / Toby Gerhart

New York Giants – Ahmad Bradshaw / Andre Brown / David Wilson

Seattle – Marshawn Lynch / Robert Turbin

Tennessee – Chris Johnson / Jaime Harper

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

 

Mike Wallace (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

 

Dwayne Bowe (vs. Cin) 

 

Michael Crabtree (vs. Chi, Monday night)

 

Malcom Floyd (at Den)

 

Mike Williams (at Car)

 

 

INJURIES

 

Pierre Garcon (vs. Phi) – QUESTIONABLE – Foot; limited in practice but is doing enough now that he could play in Week 11


Antonio Brown (vs. KC, Monday night) – DOUBTFUL – Ankle; won’t test his ankle until Friday and is very unlikely to suit up in Week 11


Alshon Jeffery (at Ten) – QUESTIONABLE – Hand; likely to be limited in practices, but looks on track to play in Week 11


Jason Avant (at Was) – OUT – Hamstring


Jonathan Baldwin (vs. Cin) – DOUBTFUL – Head, neck; did not practice on Wednesday and is being evaluated for head and neck injuries


Greg Jennings (at Det) – OUT – Groin; still isn’t practicing and won’t play in Week 11


Nate Burleson (at Jax) – OUT – Broken leg; placed on IR and will miss the remainder of the season

 

 

BYE WEEK WRs

 

Minnesota – Percy Harvin / Jerome Simpson / Michael Jenkins / Devin Aromashodu / Jarius Wright

New York Giants – Victor Cruz / Hakeem Nicks / Domenik Hixon / Ramses Barden / Rueben Randle

Seattle – Golden Tate / Sidney Rice / Doug Baldwin / Braylon Edwards

Tennessee – Kenny Britt / Nate Washington / Kendall Wright / Damian Williams

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

 

Heath Miller (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

 

Dennis Pitta (at Pit, Sunday night)

 

Jacob Tamme (vs. SD)

 

Marcedes Lewis (at Hou)

 

 

INJURIES

 

Aaron Hernandez (vs. Buf) – QUESTIONABLE – Ankle; limited in Wednesday’s practice, but looks on track to play in Week 11


Owen Daniels (at Chi, Sunday night) – QUESTIONABLE – Hip; limited in Wednesday’s practice, but looks on track to play in Week 11


Coby Fleener (vs. Mia) – OUT – Shoulder; ruled out for Week 11 with partial dislocation of left shoulder and is questionable for Week 12

 

 

BYE WEEK TEs

 

Minnesota – Kyle Rudolph

New York Giants – Martellus Bennett

Seattle – Zach Miller

Tennessee – Jared Cook / Craig Stevens

 

 

 

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