July 16, 2018


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bitchslapping underperforming fantasy football players since 1994

Bitchslap!!! Installment 1 of 4 (2017)

Posted by Houdini on 10/08/17

by   The Archer


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Installment 1 of 4



It is once again that time of year where I do some reflection on what has transpired so far in the fantasy football season. In particular, this is the time to look back on the players who you drafted with the hopes of winning you a championship, but who have not given the type of production that was expected. This is a chance for me to get even for all of you owners that have been let down by these players, and hopefully spur them on to better days ahead. The first installment looks at the performances of players between NFL Weeks 1-4, with 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16 as the following installments. If any player were to be included in all four installments they will be crowned with the Golden Sombrero Bitchslap!!! or GSBS!!! Without any further ado, let’s get to slapping some fools!!!





Derek, the way you started the season, 492 passing yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions through two weeks, I did not figure for you to be on my list, but your last two performances were just awful. In Week 3 you threw for 118 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and followed up that with another stinker throwing for 143 yards with one score. Now you are dealing with a major back problem and while I am not a chiropractor the only correction I know how to give is this BITCHSLAP!!!



Matty Ice is a true enough nickname for you, the way you have iced your owners out of victories this season. You threw for 321 yards in Week 1, but have only topped 255 yards once since then. That would be fine if you were throwing touchdowns like last year, but instead you have a mere five touchdown passes with five interceptions on the season. For all the weapons that you have on this offense to be putting up these craptastic numbers is a crime. At this time last year you had 11 touchdowns with two interceptions, and this year you have a BITCHSLAP!!!



Ben, you have been as mediocre as ever this year with bland game after bland game. You have topped 250 passing yards in only one game this year, and have thrown for just one touchdown in a game twice. You currently rank 20th amongst quarterbacks, which is absurd when you have AB, MB and LB to distribute the ball to. That has made owners of those players angry as well, and they have called for it and I will deliver your BITCHSLAP!!!



Cam you had a fantastic game in Week 4, but that was not enough to cover up the train wreck you were for your owners in the first three weeks. In those games you threw for a combined 566 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions, and you failed to help your owners on the ground with 46 yards and only one touchdown. You showed great flash in Week 4, so I am going to give you a motivational kick in the ass with this BITCHSLAP!!!





Shady, you started off the season with a bang running for 110 yards and catching five passes for 49 yards, but you over your next three games you ran for 106 yards and caught 16 passes for 114 yards. Thankfully you were adding yards through the air because you look like your running on empty with a 3.2 YPA and no touchdowns over the first four weeks. You were a top-10 pick and have given your owners nothing but regret, but the one thing they won’t regret is seeing you get your first BITCHSLAP!!!



Demarco, it has been a complete turnaround from the standout season you had a year ago. You have only had one breakout game in Week 3 with 115 rushing yards and a touchdown, but the other three games only produced 44, 25 and 31 rushing yards all without a touchdown. You are no longer getting the high volume of touches, which hurts, but not as much as this high volume BITCHSLAP!!!



Hey rookie you were supposed to take the fantasy world by storm, but instead seem like you have a dark cloud hanging over you. As a runner you have been nothing special with 89 rushing yards on 32 carries and no touchdowns. You have been better through the air with 206 receiving yards, but you have not scored a touchdown yet. You have amazing speed, but have been bottled up this year, so I am going to welcome you to the NFL by popping open your first ever BITCHSLAP!!!



Marshawn, you came back to football to play for your hometown Raiders, but it looks like your best football may have been left on the couch at home playing Madden. You gained 76 yards on the ground in Week 1, and have seen your rushing totals decrease each week since: 45, 18 and 12 yards. You were also brought in to be a battering ram at the goal line, but have only scored once and have a weak 3.4 YPA on the season. I want to remind you of your past, so bring the Beast Mode or in four weeks you will get another Least Mode BITCHSLAP!!!



Hey Joe, where you going with that football in your hand? Unfortunately, not very far as you have only rushed for 136 yards on the season with a paltry 2.6 YPA and no touchdowns. You have topped 50 yards rushing in a game just once, and have been held under 30 yards rushing twice. You have not brought the electric play that many expected; so hopefully I can help turn on the power with your first BITCHSLAP!!!



Jay, you started out on fire in your first game with 122 yards on the ground, but have been silent in your next two games with 16 and 46 yards on the ground. You are also a big play guy, and that has eluded you with a long run of 20 yards so far on the season. The other thing that has eluded you is the endzone with no touchdowns, but there is one thing that did not elude you and that is your BITCHSLAP!!!



Crow, everyone thought you were a solid pick this year that was sure to out produce your draft slot, but that has absolutely not been the case. You have yet to rush for more than 50 yards in a game, have not found the endzone and averaging just 2.9 YPA. You have caused panic amongst your owners, and they are at a loss of what to do with you. Thankfully I know just what to do, so stand up and accept your BITCHSLAP!!!



Paul, you were supposed to be a sleeper this year as you took over the lead role in the Giants backfield, but all you have been is a backfire. As bad a Crowell has been, you make him look like an all-pro. You have managed rushing totals of 16, 10, 22 and 13 yards with no scores, and a ridiculous 1.9 YPA. You may have been the worst running back in the first four weeks and look like you might be the lead candidate for the GSBS!!!, but before we get there let me give you your first well earned BITCHSLAP!!!



Eddie, you were supposed to rejuvenate your career playing in the Marshawn Lynch role for the Seahawks, but you look like an old boat in the water covered in Seagull poop. You only played in two games, and the second was only because of injuries to the rest of the backfield. You have rushed for 55 yards on 16 carries and have not gotten in the endzone. You have been doing a decent job keeping your weight down, but you are about to eat a big ol’ BITCHSLAP!!!






Amari, there were a lot of experts that thought you were ready to make the jump into a top-5 receiver in fantasy…boy were they wrong. In Week 1 you had your best game of the season with five catches for 62 yards and a score, but followed that up with the following stat lines: 4-33, 1-6 and 2-9. That is not WR1 production, those are stats that get you benched and a wake the hell up BITCHSLAP!!!



Crowder, you were a sexy sleeper pick, but you have turned into the girlfriend from hell. Your high yardage game of the season went for 52 yards, and you have managed just 14 receptions for 106 yards with no scores on the season. At least the girlfriend from hell will give it up once in awhile, while you are just the bitchy the side and proud owner of this BITCHSLAP!!!



Julio, you were supposed to be a world-beater this year coming off a down season for you and unfortunately it looks like more of the same this year. You have just one 100-yard game so far this year and have been held under 70 yards twice, while failing to find the endzone all season long. That lack of production makes it easy to find you with this BITCHSLAP!!!



Dez, you had a tough schedule to start the year, but you are supposed to be one of the best receivers and should be able to overcome that…you didn’t. You have been held under 60 yards in three of four weeks, and have been held to two receptions in two games. You have found the endzone twice, but that barely masks the failures that you have given your fantasy owners who hope to see you get it turned around after this BITCHSLAP!!!



From one Bryant to another and Martavis you have been even worse than Dez. You have been held under 50 yards in three weeks and have just one touchdown through four games. You are supposed to be a big play receiver, but that is hard to accomplish when you only catch 10 of your 23 targets so far on the season. That is a horrible catch rate, and a sure fire way to get in line for this BITCHSLAP!!!



Demaryius, you have been a far cry from the receiver we saw dominate the NFL with Peyton Manning, and this season it has been ho-hum all the way. You have totaled 67, 71, 98 and 11 passing yards in your four games, and have yet to find the endzone. Without touchdowns those are games that get owners L’s, and get you a BITCHSLAP!!!



Terrelle, you were supposed to be the most heavily targeted Washington receiver this year with the departure of Garcon and Jackson, but you have only topped three receptions in a game once this year. You also have yet to top the 70-yard mark in a game, and only have one touchdown so far. Your Weeks 2 and 3 performances that totaled four receptions for 50 yards were pure disasters for your owners, who want to see you pick up the pieces after your BITCHSLAP!!!



Kelvin, you have been a Jekyll and Hyde this season with your only good performances coming in even numbered weeks. In Weeks 2 and 4 you totaled 10 receptions for 181 yards, while in Weeks 1 and 3 you totaled three receptions for 33 yards and failed to get in the endzone in any week. We don’t expect you to have 150-yard games, but we do expect touchdowns, and without them you should expect this BITCHSLAP!!!



DJAX, you are always the big hit or miss player, but you have been all misses through the first four weeks of the season, thankfully for you it was only three games but still horrible. In Week 3 you had a strong performance with four receptions for 84 yards and a score, but had lines of 3-39 and 2-20 in your other two games. You have failed to hit on the deep shots this year, so hopefully you will get more in sync after this 70-yard BITCHSLAP!!!



T.Y., you have the excuse of not having Andrew Luck on the field, and with that being said you have managed decent stats, but not enough to get out of my cross hairs. You have been held under 60 yards in three games, and have found the endzone only once. There is a good chance that you don’t return to this article again when Andrew Luck returns, but until then get motivated by your BITCHSLAP!!!





Hunter, you have been a complete disappointment this season after showing such promise in your rookie campaign. You have been held under 20 receiving yards three times this year including two big fat ZEROS. Catching a touchdown with 16 yards receiving in Week 4 was a saving grace, but two donuts will always get you a BITCHSLAP!!!



Jimmy, you were supposed to take the next step in your progression with Russell Wilson, but that really seemed to be lacking after your 3-8 and 1-1 stat lines in your first two weeks. You looked better in Weeks 3 and 4 with 7-72 and 4-61, but you have yet to find the endzone this year. The Seahawks are trying everyone at running back, so you should be a bigger threat in the redzone, but instead you are a continuing threat to get a BITCHSLAP!!!



Last season you made major strides from a yardage and touchdown standpoint, but you have fallen into full regression this season. You found the endzone in Week 1, but only had 26 yards, and followed that up with 4-45, 1-4 and 2-34 with no touchdowns. We know that Bradford has been out, but that hasn’t stopped Stefon Diggs. Maybe you can get your car out of the mud after this BITCHSLAP!!!



Martellus, you were supposed to be a big factor in the redzone and passing game for the Packers, but you have been mostly invisible. You have been held under 50 yards in every game this year and have yet to find the endzone. There are injuries all over the Packers roster and you still are not seeing a lot of targets from Aaron Rodgers. While Rodgers may not be targeting you, I sure am with your BITCHSLAP!!!



Jordan, you have the ability to be one of the best tight ends in the game, but more often than not you frustrate the hell out of your fantasy owners, and this season is no different. Once again you are dealing with the injury bug and missed Week 3. In your other three games you have been held under 50 yards and have not scored a touchdown. You may already be hobbled, so hopefully you don’t break after this BITCHSLAP!!!






Houdini hanging on fire


By: Houdini


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