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LeSean McCoy

Buffalo Bills

McCoy starring down 30 with uncertainty


LeSean McCoy, despite ending the year as the #7 fantasy running back in standard leagues was a slight disappointment for fantasy owners last year. McCoy played in all 16 regular season games, but only cracked 100 yards rushing 4 times, and averaged 4.0 yards per rush, which was 23rd in the NFL. That all happened with a formidable QB with a scrambling ability that defenses had to respect, presumably allowing McCoy some more room before tacklers ascended.
The Bills have the least sexy QB situation in the entire NFL in my opinion. With Tyrod Taylor at the helm for most of the season last year, the bills had the 31st passing offense. None of the QBs on the Bills roster are considered mobile and without a wide receiver on their roster worthy of drafting in any fantasy formats, defenses can stack the box against McCoy. McCoy will be overused, underperform and probably get hurt because of it. McCoy’s ADP is in the second round, but wouldn’t touch him until the fourth or beginning of the fifth round.


06/29/18, 12:42 PM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

Hill lookin' busty with chiefs new look.


Tyreek Hill had a great 2017, amounting 75 receptions for 1183 yards and 7 touchdowns in 15 games. He’s currently being drafted in the middle of the third round in standard leagues, which would appear to be a great value. However, with promoted RB coach Eric Bieniemy presumably in-line to be the primary play caller, a new QB, Travis Kelce receiving the #1 target share and the addition of Sammy Watkins, I expect Hill’s numbers to decrease dramatically.
I believe Hill to be more of a boom or bust player this year. There’s no denying his break-away speed and ability to separate from defenders, and with Mahomes cannon of an arm, I expect them to connect deep on occasion. However, I believe Sammy Watkins to be the more complete receiver and likely to take more of the target share from Hill. Bundled with the change in offensive strategy toward the end of last year to run the ball more, the change to a young QB presumably resulting in a more conservative game plan, I see a major decline in the amount of touches Hill will get and see him as more of a 5-6 round flex play guy.


06/21/18, 10:54 AM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


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

2014 - Week 1 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

2014 - Week 1 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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2014 Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers

 

 

 

Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 1

 

(BYE:  NONE)

 

 

QB Rankings  RB Rankings  TE Rankings

 

 

 

Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Thursday, Sep. 4 - 7:06PM CT)

 

 

Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

1.         Demaryius Thomas (vs. Ind, Sunday Night)

 

 INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #18 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


A few days ago I was a little bit iffy about Demaryius leading the pack this week, but after the Wes Welker suspension, I have no doubt that Manning will be playing catch with Thomas all night long this Sunday evening. Does it bother me that CB Vontae Davis will likely be on him all game long? Yeah, a touch, but when you give a stud like Demaryius double-digit targets in a game, there’s almost no possible way he doesn’t put up Top-5 WR numbers for the week.

 

In fact, over the last two seasons (including playoffs) with Manning at the helm, Thomas has seen double-digit targets a whopping 17 times! In those 17 games, big #88 had at least one TD 12 times, at least 100 yards nine times, both a TD and 100+ yards six times, four games with multiple TDs and only missed out on either one twice.

 

Basically, I like his odds for a BIG game.


A.J. Green - Pyro Character

2.         A.J. Green (at Bal)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #16 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

3.         Calvin Johnson (vs. NYG, Monday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #27 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


There is no doubt that if you own Megatron you will be starting him Week 1, but here is what to expect. Calvin will be facing a Giants defense that was very tough against receivers last year, only surrendering 17.8 points per game to opposing wide receivers. The Lions are in a new offense this season with new coach Jim Caldwell pulling the strings, so while Johnson is still the best receiver on the planet, this is not the ideal, crush your opponent, week one matchup. Stafford still will always look to #81 first and often, so while it is a strong defense he will still get his looks, and in prime time will make big plays.

 

Brandon Marshall - Pyro Character

4.         Brandon Marshall (vs. Buf)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Brandon Marshall has a tasty matchup going up against a secondary that no one can say improved over the offseason when they lost a Pro Bowl safety in Jarius Byrd to the Saints. Even with Byrd in the fold, the Bills gave up 23.6 fantasy points a game to opposing wide receivers, mostly due to corners that the Bears will abuse this Sunday. This week we have the Bills against wide receivers coming in the bottom third and Marshall will be exploiting that all game long. Marshall has also had a nice 6 games against the Bills posting 38 catches for 429 yards and 3 scores, and that was with offenses not nearly as good as this season’s Bears. Marshall has been healthy all offseason and had a chance to train and get into what he calls the best shape of his life so he will be full boar for Week 1. Marshall and Cutler should have a field day against these corners making Marshall a very attractive option for this week, as usual and his consistency last season makes him an easy play this week.


Julio Jones Pyro Character

5.         Julio Jones (vs. NO)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Antonio Brown - Pyro Character

6.         Antonio Brown (vs. Cle)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #19 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Brown is coming off a career year, and will look to avoid the career year curse week one against the Browns. Antonio will be facing Joe Haden and is all too familiar with this matchup. Last season Brown had 15 receptions for 179 yards and a touchdown in two games against Cleveland. Those 15 receptions came on 24 targets, showing that Haden makes Brown earn it in these matchups. Antonio has more touchdowns, with three, against Cleveland than any other team. Big Ben should look Brown’s way at least 10 times in this game, giving him ample opportunity to score fantasy points. 

 

Alshon Jeffery - Pyro Character

7.         Alshon Jeffery (vs. Buf)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


The Bills travel to the windy city for this matchup. The Bills are one of the best at covering #2 wide receivers. Last year, #2s picked up a mere 44.1 yards per game against Buffalo. Now, Jeffrey is one of those elite guys that you start no matter what. The fact that Chicago has one of, if not the best, tandems in the league at the WR position. What works in their favor is the fact the Bills will likely change up who their secondary covers depending on situation. Jeffery is nearly unstoppable down near the end zone and has a great chance of getting a score. The fact that Chicago also boasts one of the league’s best backs will keep the defense honest. It will force them to put more guys in the box, this should open up the field for Jeffery.


Jeremy Maclin Pyro Character

8.         Jeremy Maclin (vs. Jac)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #10 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Michael Floyd - Pyro Character

9.         Michael Floyd (vs. SD, Monday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #5 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Michael Floyd is ready to begin what should be a very strong 2014 campaign against the Chargers on Monday Night. Last season San Diego allowed 25.3 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers, which was 29th in the league. Floyd had 544 receiving yards and three touchdowns over his last six games in 2013. It has become apparent that Floyd is the number one receiver on this team, and he should be able to have a field day exploiting the weak Chargers defense in Week 1.

 

Michael Crabtree - Pyro Character

10.       Michael Crabtree (at Dal)

 

INJURY REPORT:  QUESTIONABLE (Calf) - Crabtree was limited on both Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday's practice with the team.  PYRO's TAKE: I'm sure it's making plenty of fantasy owners nervous, but do you really think Crabby would miss playing in a game in which he can not only pad his stats against an awful defense, but also do it in the town he was born?!?! We're guessing he plays, and plays pretty freakin' well.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #6 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Andre Johnson - Pyro Character

11.       Andre Johnson (vs. Was)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #14 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Andre Johnson will get to go up against one of the poorest pass defenses from last season.  Washington allowed 23.5 fantasy points a game to opposing wide receivers and Johnson will be the first to take advantage of that this season. Washington was actually improved in pass defense last season but still haven’t improved immensely since last season. Johnson is a better player at home and the Redskins will be at this detriment this weekend. At home he catches 1 more pass a game for an additional 18 yards. He also has scored 9 more touchdowns at home over just 2 additional games. Johnson will get to work with his newest quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick and hopefully they can establish a connection to toast Redskins defenders.


Percy Harvin - Pyro Character

12.       Percy Harvin (vs. GB, Thursday Night)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Percy will get his chance to show off his stuff to the world, as the Seahawks will host the Packers to open the 2014 NFL season. Percy has been dynamic this preseason, and has shown the burst and cutting ability that puts him on another level. The Seahawks offense has also been much crisper in the passing game under third year Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson. Harvin is going to have many opportunities to display his talent in this matchup, from a potential kick or punt return, to lots of targets in the passing game, with an occasional rushing attempt. Seattle’s OC Darrell Bevell plans to use Percy to exploit defenses, and the Packers are first on the list. Welcome back Percy.

 

Dez Bryant - Pyro Character

13.       Dez Bryant (vs. SF)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Dez Bryant is very much like his teammate Murray as he is a dominator on his home turf, averaging an extra 12 receiving yards a game at home.  The 49ers were tough against wide receivers last season allowing just 19.1 to the opposition last season. Dez has never gone up against the 49ers so it is a matchup we all get to see for the first time. The 49ers allowed just 19 touchdown passes last season which was 5th best in the league. Bryant is still Tony Romo’s top target and he will get plenty of targets this week going against one of the leagues stingier defenses. 

 

Larry Fitzgerald - Pyro Character

14.       Larry Fitzgerald (vs. SD, Monday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  PROBABLE (Knee) - Fitz sat out of practice last Tuesday, but he's perfectly fine and will 100 percent be playing this Monday.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #5 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Larry Fitzgerald still has the best hands in the NFL, unfortunately for him he no longer possesses the best spot for success on his own team, as that vertical receiver role is for Michael Floyd. Fitz also gets to take on one of the weakest coverage units in all of the NFL last season. The Chargers finished 29th giving up nearly 25 points a game to opposing wide receivers. The Chargers gave up 259 yards a game last season but were fairly good at keeping the passing game out of the endzone, allowing just 23 passing TDs.


Julian Edelman - Pyro Character

15.       Julian Edelman (at Mia)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Julian Edelman had mixed results against the Dolphins last season, one very good game and one of his worst of the season. In week 8 both Gronk and Edelman played against the Dolphins, Edelman had just 2 catches of 2 targets for 7 yards. In week 14, the week after Gronk went out, Edelman absolutely went off catching 13 of his 19 targets for 139 yards and a score. With news that Gronk may only get a limited number of snaps this week it is actually an encouraging sign for #11. Miami did have one of the best numbers against opposing wide receivers last season allowing just 17.1 fantasy points a game, but the guy has already shown he knows how to expose their secondary. Expect Brady and Edelman to be on the same page a lot this game as he works all his other weapons back to full health.


Cordarrelle Patterson - Pyro Character

16.       Cordarrelle Patterson (at StL)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #20 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Roddy White - Pyro Character

17.       Roddy White (vs. NO)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


T.Y. Hilton - Pyro Character

18.       T.Y. Hilton (at Den, Sunday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


T.Y. was able to take his game to the next level last season, and he is going to have to take his game to another level in week one if he is going to be successful against the Broncos. The Broncos defense has improved dramatically in the offseason, and Hilton is going to find himself getting familiar with Aqib Talib on Sunday Night. Hilton has amazing speed, and has developed a nice chemistry with Andrew Luck, but this is not an ideal matchup for him. T.Y. was a total boom or bust player last season, logging five 100-yard games. All of those games went for more than 121 yards, and he scored five touchdowns in those games. Those five games accounted for 670 yards, 62% of his season total of 1,083. His week one matchup looks like one of those other 11 games.

 

Anquan Boldin - Pyro Character

19.       Anquan Boldin (at Dal)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #6 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Eric Decker Pyro Character

20.       Eric Decker (vs. Oak)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Eric Decker will get his first crack at a familiar foe for the first time wearing a New York Jets uniform. In two games last season, Decker caught 12 of his 13 targets for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns, but of course, that was with Peyton slinging him the rock. The Raiders allowed over 24 points a game to opposing wide receivers lasts season so it looks like the Jets will have some room to air it out early. Geno and the Jets took on Oakland last season as well and threw for 219 yards and a score. The Jets should try and get Decker involved early in the season, and week 1 against a subpar secondary sounds like the perfect time to do that.


Emmanuel Sanders Pyro Character

21.       Emmanuel Sanders (vs. Ind, Sunday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  PROBABLE (Thigh) - Sanders has been practicing in full all week and will play on Sunday night.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #18 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Pierre Garcon - Pyro Character

22.       Pierre Garcon (at Hou)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #25 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Last year’s reception leader opens the new season at the Texans. RGIII has not given confidence to his crew this preseason. Some analysts have claimed the back up , Kirk Cousins, looked better. Now that DeSean is in town, Garcon’s targets and receptions will undoubtedly go down. He should still be the #1 receiver on the team, as he and RGIII have chemistry together. The offensive line has a tough task ahead of them trying to keep J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney away from their quarterback. The Texans are a middle of the road defense against wide receivers. What is good for Pierre is the fact that Houston’s secondary is most susceptible to #1 wide outs. They cover #3 well, they are decent against #2, but ranked 18th against #1s last year. On average, they gave up 70.8 yards per game to #1 wide receivers last year.

 

Keenan Allen - Pyro Character

23.       Keenan Allen (at Ari, Monday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  PROBABLE (Ribs) - He's been practicing in full and will undoubtedly suit up this Monday night.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #29 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Keenan Allen is looking to build on his impressive rookie season, where he became just the fifth rookie to ever record over 1,000 receiving yards. His reward for this will be to face Patrick Peterson in week one. Allen is the clear number one on San Diego, and unfortunately there are not a lot of other weapons in the passing game to draw attention away from him. The Cardinals were fifth best in the league against opposing receivers last year. This is not an ideal opening week matchup for Allen, but he is going to see a healthy amount of targets from Philip Rivers giving him chances to make a big play.

 

Vincent Jackson - Pyro Character

24.       Vincent Jackson (vs. Car)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #30 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Vincent Jackson takes on one of the leagues toughest defenses from a season ago, but their secondary isn’t their strong suit as that is their front 7. The Panthers lost three quarters of their starting secondary from last season, and most of their success in defending the passing game relied on their pass rushers getting to the quarterback.  While the pass rush remains continuity on the secondary is a big question mark, making the Panthers success against quarterbacks and wide receivers something that is likely to regress. Vincent Jackson will have first crack at helping them regress this Sunday. His numbers against Carolina last season weren’t amazing but he did catch 8 of his 18 targets for 154 yards. With a new quarterback in play, and relative youth at all the other skill positions, Jackson should see a Lions share of the targets this weekend and worthy of the start in most leagues.


Marques Colston - Pyro Character

25.       Marques Colston (at Atl)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #13 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Colston had 943 receiving yards last season, which was the first time he has been held under 1,000 yards since 2008. Marques will be facing the Falcons, and last season he had nine receptions for 108 yards and a score in two games against them. He is the veteran presence amongst a lot of young receivers, and that presence will be important in the beginning of the season. Drew Brees knows that he can count on Colston in the redzone, while Kenny Stills and Brandin Cooks still have to prove their value. Colston has seven career touchdowns against Atlanta, and while he is not a strong candidate for 100 yards, he is a candidate to get a touchdown grab.


Reggie Wayne Pyro Character

26.       Reggie Wayne (at Den, Sunday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  PROBABLE (Non-injury related) - Wayne is simply being listed here by the Colts because he's a bit old and coming off that ACL tear from last season, but he's fine and 100 percent expected to play.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Wayne is back from surgery and better than ever. At the very least, he is better than last year. In a recent strength test, his legs tested out higher than they did at the start of the season last year, he is good to go. The Colts are traveling to the thin air of Mile High Stadium for the Sunday night game. Many are expecting Luck to have a break out year, and he seems poised to do it. While the team’s number 1 role has gone to T.Y. Hilton, Wayne will likely secure the most receptions on the team. Wayne is a great PPR play. He is playing his 14th season. Like many older guys, they start off better than they finish. In September, Wayne’s 78.5 yards per game is his highest monthly average all season. Not to mention, being his first game back from injury, Luck will want to get him involved early and often. There is no better welcome back gift than double digit targets and a touchdown. Wayne has 5 touchdowns in 8 total games against Denver. That is tied for most TDs versus non divisional opponents.


Kelvin Benjami

27.       Kelvin Benjamin (at TB)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Kendall Wright - Pyro Character

28.       Kendall Wright (at KC)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #15 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The sleeper PPR gem from last season draws the Chiefs in week one. Kansas City was average against receivers last season, allowing 25.3 fantasy points per game. Wright faced the Chiefs last season and had six receptions for 74 yards on eight targets. Jake Locker should be looking to Kendall as his main mark, and if he can extend the pocket, it could lead to some nice passing plays to Wright. Locker is the biggest concern for Wright owners, as he has only played in 18 games over the past two seasons. Locker’s primary backup is Charlie Whitehurst, who has only started four games in his career since being drafted in 2006.

 

Riley Cooper - Pyro Character

29.       Riley Cooper (vs. Jac)

 

INJURY REPORT:  PROBABLE (Ankle) - Cooper has practiced all week, so this listing by the Eagles is merely a formality.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #10 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jordy Nelson - Pyro Character

30.       Jordy Nelson (at Sea, Thursday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #32 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Jordy likely won’t see a tougher matchup this season… unless the Patriots decide to stick Revis Island on him in Week 13, but that doesn’t really matter for the here-and-now. What matters right now is that Mr. Nelson and the Packers will be facing off against one of the best (if not THE best) cornerbacks in the league, Richard Sherman, and the Seattle Seahawks… IN Seattle… on Thursday Night Football.

 

Here’s the good news - Richard Sherman almost ALWAYS stays on the left side of the field. Therefore, if the Packers don’t want Jordy to be blanketed out of the game plan, they can simply put him on the other side.

 

Here’s the bad news - Seattle doesn’t own the most dominant pass defense (and overall defense) in the league simply because of Sherman. Sooo, what the ‘Hawks will likely do if Nelson lines up away from Sherman is stick 6’1” CB Byron Maxwell on the guy, then rotate their stud Safety, Earl Thomas, over to Nelson’s side in an effort to bracket cover him. Basically, Nelson isn’t going to have a while hell of a lot of fun any way you slice it.

 

He DOES have Aaron Rodgers though, so he’s still worth playing as a WR2/3 this week.


Torrey Smith - Pyro Character

31.       Torrey Smith (vs. Cin)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #24 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Torrey and the Ravens will have a tough week one matchup against division rival Cincinnati. Smith has not had a lot of success in his career against the Bengals with 21 receptions for 328 yards and two touchdowns in six games. Last season, as he was the Ravens number one receiver, Torrey only had eight receptions for 73 yards with one score in two games. Those eight receptions came on a ridiculous 21 targets. Now that Steve Smith is on Baltimore, there is reason to believe that Torrey Smith’s targets will decrease. Look for a better option if you have one.


Brandin Cooks Pyro Character

32.       Brandin Cooks (at Atl)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #13 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Cooks was one of the most talked about rookie receivers this preseason. He will get his first regular season opportunity in Atlanta. Cooks has great speed, and a knack for making spectacular catches. Drew Brees and the Saints always look to take shots downfield, and Cooks is going to be that target. Unlike Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson, Cooks will be much more than just a downfield threat. Brandin has a knack for making amazing receptions, and with Brees at quarterback there is a good chance for Cooks to make an immediate impact. Brandin fits the perfect type of receiver I look for as my third fantasy receiver, with the ability to score big, and in the Saints offense there is good potential for that.

 

Mike Wallace - Pyro Character

33.       Mike Wallace (vs. NE)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #21 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Mike Wallace is coming off a season where he had a career high 73 receptions, but also a career low 12.7 YPR. The biggest reason for that was the lack of a connection on the deep ball with Ryan Tannehill. This does not look like it is going to be the game where that situation gets corrected, mainly because Wallace will be spending most of his time on Revis Island. Bill Lazor and the Dolphins offense are going to be much more dynamic this season, and Wallace will be a major factor in that, unfortunately this is not a matchup that will make this easy to see.

 

Victor Cruz - Pyro Character

34.       Victor Cruz (at Det, Monday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #3 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


The Giants head to Motown for this first game of a Monday night double header. Before the season, new OC  Ben McAdo set the bar high for Manning, wanting him to complete 70% of his passes. McAdo has installed a Packer-esq system that relies on quick delivers. Well, in Eli’s last preseason game, he was struggling to get to 50%. Although none of this is good news, Cruz owners can take comfort knowing that the vast majority of the passes should go to him. Last year, only two teams gave up more fantasy points to opposing WRs than the Detroit Lions. Great match up for Cruz, hopefully, E. Manning gets it together if Cruz wants to dust off his salsa shoes.


Marqise Lee Pyro Character

35.       Marqise Lee (at Phi)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #1 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Marqise Lee has some good factors going for him that make him an interesting start this week. First off, we know the Eagles are going to score some points, so this game has a chance to turn into a shootout late in the game, ESPECIALLY since the Eagles were pretty good at stop the run last season (104.3 yards a game, 3.8 yards per carry). Since these guys are going to have to throw the ball Lee looks like an attractive option this week as he flashed big play potential in the preseason, including a 57 yard run and catch against Atlanta. Lee could produce a few big plays on the outside as Shorts looks to move to the slot in three wide sets and get a ton of targets (but faces a tough corner in the slot for Philly. Lee has been a great target in the redzone and a chance for a touchdown looks good this week.

 

Rueben Randle - Pyro Character

36.       Rueben Randle (at Det, Monday Night)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #3 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


DeSean Jackson Pyro Character

37.       DeSean Jackson (at Hou)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #25 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jackson will get his first chance to make an impact with his new team against the Texans. DeSean will not have an easy time against a Houston defense that was eight best against receivers last season, and they should be even better in 2014 with the addition of Jadeveon Clowney. Washington’s offense has looked in disarray this preseason, and RG III is a candidate to get hurt every time he runs the ball. Pierre Garcon is still the number threat in Washington’s offense, and will see the majority of the targets. DeSean’s best chance will be for a deep pass, which will be hard to come by with the Texans ferocious pass rush.

 

Golden Tate - Pyro Character

38.       Golden Tate (vs. NYG, Monday Night)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #27 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Golden Tate will finally get to unveil himself in a passing offense, so there are many interested parties watching this weekend. Tate will get to go against a revamped Giant secondary that was underrated last season, especially against opposing wide receivers as they allowed just 17.7 fantasy points a game to opposing wide receivers. The Giants secondary looks even better this season with the additions of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond. While DRC will probably get the honor of facing Calvin Johnson, Tate should see the weaker corner most of the game. Tate looks like a borderline flex play against a stingy defense that he was very ineffective against late last season, catching just 2 of his 6 targets for 25 yards. This is not the week to start Tate if you have other options.


Brian Hartline - Pyro Character

39.       Brian Hartline (vs. NE)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #21 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Randall Cobb pyro character

40.       Randall Cobb (at Sea, Thursday Night)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #32 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


James Jones Pyro Character

41.       James Jones (at NYJ)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



42.       Andrew Hawkins (at Pit)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #22 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Kenny Britt Pyro Character

43.       Kenny Britt (vs. Min)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Denarious Moore Pyro Character

44.       Denarius Moore (at NYJ)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Terrance Williams - Pyro Character

45.       Terrance Williams (vs. SF)

 

INJURY REPORT:  QUESTIONABLE (Back) - Williams missed practice on Thursday, but came back in limited fashion on Friday and is fully expected to play on Sunday.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jermain Kearse WR - Seahawks

46.       Jermaine Kearse (vs. GB, Thursday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Cecil Shorts - Pyro Character

47.       Cecil Shorts (at Phi)


INJURY REPORT:  QUESTIONABLE (Hamstring) - Shorts missed practice on both Thursday and Friday and is currently being called a "game-time decision" by coach Gus Bradley.  PYRO's TAKE: After being declared "100 percent healthy" just last Sunday, Cecilia Shorts is again finding to stay off the field. He CAN'T be your only option, so at this point, we'd go with whatever else you have.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #1 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


DeAndre Hopkins - Pyro Character

48.       DeAndre Hopkins (vs. Was)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #14 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Doug Baldwin - Pyro Character

49.       Doug Baldwin (vs. GB, Thursday Night)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


jarrett boykin pyro character

50.       Jarrett Boykin (at Sea, Thursday Night)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #32 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Greg Jennings - Pyro Character

51.       Greg Jennings (at StL)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #20 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Justin Hunter - Pyro Character

52.       Justin Hunter (at KC)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #15 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Justin Hunter might have had one of the best preseasons of any wide receiver but the regular season is looking like a different story, as they say PROVE IT! Hunter has already faced the Chiefs once his brief career, but came away from that game with no catches on his three targets. Hunter was much better on the road last season as he had both of his big games away from home. On the road he averaged 2 catches a game, compared to just .6 a game at home. Hunter is a few games away from being a safe start and is definitely a gamble this week.



53.       Jerricho Cotchery (at TB)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Tavon Austin - Pyro Character

54.       Tavon Austin (vs. Min)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Austin was looking for a breakout season, and instead it was his quarterback who ended up broken. Without Sam Bradford, the Rams will look to Shaun Hill to fill the void, but he has not started a game since 2010 with Detroit Lions. Tavon was starting to build chemistry with Bradford, so this is a major setback and reason for his low ranking in week one. The Vikings are actually a good defense for him to face, as they were 31st at stopping receivers last season. If you start Tavon you will be hoping for his speed to lead to a long score, but until he proves he can be a consistent source of offense he is not worth starting at this point.

 

Kenbrell Thompkins - Pyro Character

55.       Kenbrell Thompkins (at Mia)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



56.       John Brown (vs. SD, Monday Night)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #5 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Mike Quick Pyro Character

57.       Brian Quick (vs. Min)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



58.       Mike Evans (vs. Car)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #30 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Rod Streater - Pyro Character

59.       Rod Streater (at NYJ)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Harry Douglas - Pyro Character

60.       Harry Douglas (vs. NO)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jordan Matthews Pyro Character

61.       Jordan Matthews (vs. Jac)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #10 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The rookie who has been turning heads in the preseason will face the Jaguars in his first regular season NFL game. Matthews is heading into this game as the third receiver on the Eagles depth chart, and will have a chance to challenge Riley Cooper before the season is over, but not yet. Matthews will get some looks against a defense that is in the lower third at stopping receivers, but for any rookie it is imperative that he gets off to a good start. While he has a ton of talent, he is still a risky start in Week 1.



62.       Hakeem Nicks (at Den, Sunday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


In the preseason, Nicks caught 8 passes from Andrew Luck. He did not get into the end zone but averaged a respectable 10.8 yards per reception. This production is most likely inflated as the Colts were saving Reggie Wayne and only went to T.Y. Hilton a handful of times. Both of those receivers will claim a larger portion of the offense than the oft-injured Nicks. The Colts have a crowded group of pass catcher that also include the two tight ends and rookie receiver Moncrief. Nicks is only 26 and is just two years removed from back to back 1,000 yard seasons. This week, the Colts head to the house of Manning. Andrew Luck is tied for the 8th best schedule this week for QBs. The wide receivers will certainly be involved in a high scoring affair. Last year, Denver did not do well defending #3 receivers. On average, they allowed 7.5 receptions a game to #3’s and let up 64 yards a game to that position.



63.       Markus Wheaton (vs. Cle)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #19 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Sammy Watkins Pyro Character

64.       Sammy Watkins (at Chi)

 

INJURY REPORT:  PROBABLE (Ribs) - Watkins practiced in full all week and is expected to play against the Bears on Sunday.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #17 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Sammy Watkins was arguably the most talented receiver in this year’s draft. Rarely has a WR been as sought after as Watkins. He has the Calvin and Julio type talent. Unfortunately, that may not be on display this year with Manuel tossing him the ball. For you dynasty leaguers, it may be a bit longer, the Bills gave up next year’s first round pick just to position themselves for the pick. On Sunday, the Bills travel to Chicago. The Bears are rated as the 17th easiest defense against wide receivers. Not great, not bad, right in the middle. Against the QB, the Bears are a little tougher. This year they are rated as the 20th easiest against the QB, thus there are 12 teams that are better versus the quarterback. While Watkins has the ability to outplay a defense, Manuel is another story.  The Bills QB looked wildly inconsistent in the preseason. Manuel will need to string together some drives, and convert 3rd downs into 1st downs in order for Watkins to see some real targets. Buffalo seemed unable to get Spiller in space last year. Hopefully, that fate does not befall Watkins. In the preseason, Watkins injured his ribs on two different occasions, the most recent being in their final preseason tilt. He did participate in Monday’s practice this week and should be a go for the game, but something to keep tabs on. Until we see evidence to the contrary, I am keeping him on my bench. While the talent is top 5, sadly, the opportunity will be tied to the success of EJ Manuel and the play calling of the coaching staff. If Manuel develops this season, the sky is the limit for Sammy.

 


65.       Jeremy Kerley (vs. Oak)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



66.       Cody Latimer (vs. Ind, Sunday Night)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #18 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



67.       Brandon Gibson (vs. NE)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #21 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



68.       Malcom Floyd (at Ari, Monday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #29 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



69.       Andre Caldwell (vs. Ind, Sunday Night)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #18 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Mohamed Sanu - Pyro Character

70.       Mohamed Sanu (at Bal)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #16 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



71.       Steve Smith (vs. Cin)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #24 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



72.       Mike Williams (at Chi)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #17 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



73.       Nate Washington (at KC)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #15 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


kenny stills pyro character

74.       Kenny Stills (at Atl)

 

INJURY REPORT:  QUESTIONABLE (Quadricep) - Stills sat out practice on Thursday and was limited both Wednesday and Friday, so it's not looking good for him to be active this Sunday.  PYRO's TAKE: If you have another option, go with it.

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #13 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Kenny Stills was a big play receiver for the Saints last season and had a 20.0 YPR average. The reason why that is important this season is that New Orleans drafted Brandin Cooks, who looks like he will be a major factor in the downfield passing game. Stills has been dealing with a quad injury this preseason, and is questionable for Week 1. Until he proves he is 100% healthy, he is not worth starting in fantasy.



75.       Aaron Dobson (at Mia)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Aaron Dobson had one of his best games against the Dolphins last season and he will look to repeat that performance tis week. Dobson didn’t get many reps this preseason as he missed the first three games recovering from his foot surgery. He did play in the fourth game though and looked healthy enough catching 3 passes for 57 yards and a score. Against the Dolphins last season Dobson caught 4 passes for 60 yards and a score. He is still a big unknown for this game as he has had very little work with Tom Brady and it is big question as to where he stands in the pecking order. This week you should look elsewhere, until we get to see this situation develop.



76.       Miles Austin (at Pit)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #22 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



77.       Danny Amendola (at Mia)


INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



78.       David Nelson (vs. Oak)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



79.       Allen Hurns (at Phi)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #1 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)



80.       Santonio Holmes (vs. Buf)

 

INJURY REPORT:  Healthy

 

Week 1 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


 

 

 

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