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Jay Ajayi

Miami Dolphins

Run Anywhere Else

When Jay Ajayi runs to either side of Jermon Bushrod the Dolphins starting right guard (7 or 8 holes) he averaged 2.97 yards per rush. When Jay Ajayi ran on plays designed for any other holes he averaged 6.04 yards per.

Fantasy Goo: Bushrod was clearly the weak link in Miami's line finishing the year with a 43 PFF Player grade. Look for Miami to try to replace him with Kraig Urbik or Jesse Davis once training camps roll in.

07/16/17, 06:11 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

Texans Rookie Gets Caught with Stoned Friend

Big news of D’Onta Foreman’s arrest came on Sunday (7/16) and because everyone is in front of their computers, the news splashed Twitter into a frenzy. The gun he had was legal, his passenger is taking the fall for the weed.

Fantasy Goo: If he’s clean on the piss test, absolutely nothing happens, maybe a 1-2 game suspension at most. He does take a hit in dynasty if he fails the drug test, buy low.

07/16/17, 02:49 PM CDT by Wheeler


Jarvis Landry

Miami Dolphins

Deadline Set for Miami to Re-Sign Landry

Landry will not negotiate his contract after the season begins. I’m not so sure Landry is in Miami’s future plans. They surely won’t franchise him for $18 million next year and they just gave Kenny Stills a nice contract.

Fantasy Goo:I believe Miami has high hopes for DeVante Parker becoming the wide receiver one they drafted him to be. That may be a tall task with Tannehill running the show, but Parker appears to be far more committed to improving this year.

07/15/17, 08:55 AM CDT by Wheeler


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers Backfield Community

Reports out of SF say that Hyde has to earn the starting job. SF drafted two running backs and signed several free agents in the off-season including Tim Hightower and Kyle Juszczyk. If Hyde stays healthy there’s little doubt he earns the job, but he’s in the last year of his contract so if SF has their expected slow start I expect them to turn to their other options quickly.

Fantasy Goo: There are also reports that Hyde doesn’t fit into the Shanahan system well, he’s a tremendous athlete, but this is the time of year to pay attention to the negative information when we usually see nothing but fluff.

07/15/17, 08:48 AM CDT by Wheeler


Virgil Green

Denver Broncos

Denver Tight End Job Up for Grabs

The team did select tight end Jake Butt in the 2017 NFL draft, but a knee injury suffered in Michigan’s bowl game may keep the talented rookie out of action for this entire season.

Fantasy Goo: Virgil Green is a blocker and AJ Derby is a natural athlete that converted to TE from QB, they believe he can be used in many ways and McCoy’s offense can use a third pass-catcher. Derby isn’t worth drafting, but we may want to keep an eye on him.

07/15/17, 08:42 AM CDT by Wheeler


Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

Denver Receivers Excited for New Offense

“We’ve got this new offense with Mike McCoy. We’re going to be throwing the ball around so my conditioning has to be up and I’ve been working on that.’’
Sanders is working on a healthier lifestyle and getting ready for a high paced offense. Thomas is just happy to get his favorite play back in the rotation (WR screen).

Fantasy Goo: Thomas’ ADP is rising to the second round, while Sanders’ is hanging around in the late fifth. If you miss on Thomas keep an eye on Sanders slipping to you. While we’re not sure who the QB will be, these two should be just fine where they are being drafted.

07/15/17, 08:37 AM CDT by Wheeler


Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

McNichols Working on Pass Catching Skills

Jeremy McNichols has been working with the Bucs wide receivers. He's going basically undrafted, McNichols may be worth a late round flyer if you’re in a FFPC (28 round) draft, but we have to see what happens in camp before we can judge this one.

Fantasy Goo: Doug Martin’s ADP has risen to the point where he’s getting way too expensive. If he’s hanging around in the ninth or tenth he might be worth a shot, but there are probably better options to choose from before that point.

07/15/17, 08:30 AM CDT by Wheeler


Frank Gore

Indianapolis Colts

Opportunities in Colts Backfield

“As long as I’m healthy and my guys up front get me the opportunities, I’m going to be successful,’’ Gore said.
Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski remains squarely in Gore’s corner, but there figures to be more of a backs-by-committee approach this season. “You can go a lot of different directions in that you can feature more things or different things with different people,’’ he said. “Some of that will be personnel-driven.’’

Fantasy Goo: With no improvements to the O-line, Robert Turbin showing life in camp, and Marlon Mack being drafted, I don’t see how Gore improves on last year’s total. He keeps on ticking like the energizer bunny, but I think that cliff is close. I’ve been high on him every year until now.

07/15/17, 08:25 AM CDT by Wheeler


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?

Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.

07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler


Gerald Everett

Los Angeles Rams

Higbee opens door for Everett

“Receiver Mike Thomas on Friday was suspended for the Rams’ first four games of the regular season because of a doping violation, and tight end Tyler Higbee entered into a plea agreement in connection with an incident that left a man hospitalized.”

Fantasy Goo: This could leave the door open for rookie Gerald Everett to get some major playing time right from the start. There will be plenty of hands in the pot for targets and we certainly aren’t looking for an explosive offense from the Rams, but this is something to keep an eye on as camps begin.

07/15/17, 07:52 AM CDT by Wheeler


George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers

Sleeper Alert: Kittle

Jon Lynch and the people in San Francisco have been raving about the performance of George Kittle in pre-season practices.

Fantasy Goo: As of now Kittle would still be behind Vance McDonald in the pecking order, but keep Kittle in the back of your mind as a potential sleeper at TE in 2017. But remember - he still is a rookie TE.

07/11/17, 01:27 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Christian McCaffrey

Carolina Panthers

Rookie Slow Your Role

"McCaffrey, while not nearly as big and strong as Stewart, could be effective as a ball-carrier in a power scheme – something he showed throughout his career at Stanford. It’ll be interesting to see how the carries are divvied out week to week."

Fantasy Goo: I expect McCaffery to have numbers comparable to the above-average pass-catching backs, maybe a ceiling of 2013 & 2015 Danny Woodhead (or 2011 Jonathan Stewart), he’s being drafted way too early for redraft with a MFL10 ADP of 35 overall/ RB15.

07/07/17, 11:27 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthers

Stewart Not Done Yet

"Everyone from head coach Ron Rivera to running backs coach Jim Skipper has insisted that Stewart’s role will not change. And Stewart himself has made it clear he’s not at all concerned. The punishing 240-pound runner will continue to see the bulk of the carries."

Fantasy Goo: Fantasy Goo: With a MFL10 ADP in the 12th round Stewart is a steal right now, although the news is getting out and his ADP has started to rise since this article was released.

07/07/17, 11:23 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Derek Carr

Oakland Raiders

Get Money, Get Paid

The Raiders have locked up their QB for the future by giving him the richest contract in NFL history. Carr signed the extension for 5 years $125 million.

Fantasy Goo: We all expected Carr to be in Oakland for the foreseeable future, however there has been a history of players having down years right after inking big deals. Be on the look out for any news that implies Carr is getting complacent with his money. Otherwise, Carr is still a low end QB1 with some weekly upside.

06/22/17, 11:44 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Marquess Wilson

Chicago Bears

Jets Add Another Former Bear WR

After letting Brandon Marshall walk to the other locker room in NJ and releasing Decker, the Jets are starting to fill the void at WR with Marquess Wilson.

Fantasy Goo: Wilson isn't draft worthy as of now, but he has shown flashes in the pan with some big games. Keep him on your radar through the season as he could provide some strong weeks as bye week fill ins.

06/20/17, 01:19 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Christine Michael

Seattle Seahawks

The Asleepening: Michael to IR

Christine Michael will not be available for the Colts in 2017. He was placed on the IR.

Fantasy Goo: Robert Turbin has been getting hyped, as has their rookie Marlon Mack. With Michael out of the picture we will have a more clear idea on who will end up being the 34 year old running back's handcuff.

06/19/17, 01:46 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Eric Decker

New York Jets

Decker To Pursue Country Music Career

Nashville by far was the most exciting landing spot for the Decker's. Eric gets to play with the up and coming QB sensation, Marcus Mariota. And his wife, Jessie James gets to pursue her country music career.

Fantasy Goo: The Titans have turner their WR core from one of the worst in 2016 to potentially the best. Decker will likely play the slot and make his biggest contribution in the Red Zone, with a QB who is yet to throw a Red Zone pick in his career. Get your popcorn ready Nashville.

06/19/17, 01:39 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Eric Decker

New York Jets

Jets Release Decker

After trying to find a trade partner for Decker, the Jets have pulled the plug. Making Decker the most attractive free agent after the recent Maclin signing.

Fantasy Goo: The Jets passing attack could still be fantasy relevant as all signs point towards a season of tanking. Similar to the last few years in Jacksonville, expect the Jets to be passing heavily to Enunwa, Stewart and Anderson in negative game scripts.

06/13/17, 01:49 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Jeremy Maclin

Kansas City Chiefs

Maclin, Crab Cakes and Football

Crab cakes and football! Thanks what Jeremy Maclin is about for the next two years as he signs with the Ravens to add some depth at WR. Maclin will likely work out of the slot with Wallace an Perriman working the outsides.

Fantasy Goo: There will be plenty of balls to go around as the Ravens have led the NFL in pass attempts for the past two years, and the departures of Pitta and Smith leave another 223 vacated targets. Maclin will certainly benefit from the pass happy offense coming from a conservative KC offense that threw the ball 130 less times last season.

06/13/17, 01:40 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


John Brown

Arizona Cardinals

Uh Oh - Brown Tweaks Hammy

John Brown tweaked his hamstring in Cardinals mandatory camp. Soft tissue injuries tend to linger.

Fantasy Goo: Refer to Alshon Jeffrey for how bad soft tissue injuries can linger. If John Brown is limited by this expect another disappointing season from the speedy WR who also suffers from sickle cell conditions.

06/08/17, 11:24 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Pickups After Week 14 - The Waiver Wire

Pickups After Week 14 - The Waiver Wire

Posted by d-Rx on 12/10/12

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Pickups After Week 14


Montell Owens - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars - Owned in 8.8% of ESPN Leagues - 14 carries for 91 yards and a TD, I like it… But, Owens plays against the Dolphins who are solid against the run in week 15 and goes against the Patriots in a game that the Jaguars won't be running much, they'll be trying to score as much as possible to keep up with Tom Brady and Co. Maybe he gets you some points next week, but Week 16 he'll be useless.

Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles - Owned in 3.9% of ESPN Leagues - Nick had his best game as a pro yesterday, but the team is in shambles and he is a rookie. There are better QB situations out there, including another rookie in Brandon Weeden or Kirk Cousins.

Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets - Owned in 8.8% of ESPN Leagues - Bilal Powell is entrenched in a RBBC situation with Shonn Greene, and had a nice game that essentially mirrored Greene's yesterday. As with anyone you are going to pickup at this point, there isn't much upside, especially because he is splitting the load - but if you are desperate at the RB position, he's an option.

Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins - Owned in 0.2% of ESPN Leagues - If RGIII is out with his knee injury, this kid is capable and you have to like his schedule playing against the Browns in week 15 and Philadelphia in week 16. I think RGIII will play.

Clay Harbor - TE - Philadelphia Eagles - Owned in 00.1% of ESPN Leagues - How is this guy on even 1 team on ESPN, must have been his family members drafting him. Brent Celek suffered a concussion in yesterday's game, so who knows. Maybe just stay away, but if you really need a TE or have Celek and he remains out next week, this is your guy.

Danario Alexander - WR - San Diego Chargers - Owned in 27.2% of ESPN Leagues - He's scored 2 TDs in a game twice now, and is unquestionably Philip's favorite wide out. He's got two great match-ups, seeing the Panthers next week and then the Jets in Week 16. If you need help at WR, and this fella is available on the wire, it's a no brainer to grab him.

Brandon Gibson - WR - St. Louis Rams - Owned in 12.3% of ESPN Leagues - Hugely inconsistent, he had gooses on catches the previous two weeks (vs. Cardinals & 49ers) but breaks out with a 100 yards and a TD this week against… of course Buffalo. This is not a guy you want to have to play in your fantasy football playoffs. He'll burn you when you need him to show up most.

Rob Housler - TE - Arizona Cardinals - Owned in 00.1% of ESPN Leagues - I know, it's hard for me to tell you to pickup someone on a team that started 4-0 and has lost 9 games since. But Rob has some talent and he had 10 targets this week. I guess I'm just listing guys here for that 65 player bench 20 man league that I heard about.

LeMichael James - RB - San Francisco 49ers - Owned in 1.0% of ESPN Leagues - This is really just if you have Frank Gore or think Frank Gore could get injured this week. No other reason to grab this rookie out of Oregon unless you have some bench space for a "what-if an injury strikes" player for week 16.

Jason Avant - WR - Philadelphia Eagles - Owned in 0.5% of ESPN Leagues - With DeSean Jackson gone, it looks like Nick Foles is going to be tossing it to Avant plenty. Jeremy Maclin had a great game as well, so that shouldn't eat into Jason's chances.

David Wilson - RB - New York Giants - Owned in 40.3% of ESPN Leagues - No one liked Davis Wilson more than I did heading into the season. He fumbled his second carry ever and after we saw what (what we knew) this kid is capable of, it's pretty obvious that Tom Coughlin fumbled by not using this rookie throughout the season. David was as explosive a back as the Giants have ever had, and went on to get his first career 100 yard game. 

Louis Murphy - WR - Carolina Panthers - Owned in 00.2% of ESPN Leagues - Louis had 9 targets yesterday, which I like. That's really about all I can say about this one. I see Murphy in all of Cam's Microsoft commercials and ads, maybe now it appears that we'll start seeing him in the passing attack.

DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers - Owned in 69.6% of ESPN Leagues - I'm friends with Williams on Facebook, and he's a really nice guy! But nice doesn't win you championships in fantasy football, so I stay away from Carolina RBs at all costs. DeAngelo is here on this list solely because he ripped off that 53 yard catch for a TD, but he only had 3 TDs before that, and he hasn't run for more than 70 yards in a game once this season. Don't expect much from him.

Kenny Britt - WR - Tennessee Titans - Owned in 72.7% of ESPN Leagues - I feel like Kenny Britt has been on our list here 5 times, so I find it hard to believe he could still be available. If he is, make sure to grab him.

Dwayne Harris - WR - Dallas Cowboys - Owned in 00.2% of ESPN Leagues - As I write this the news around is that Dez Bryant will see a hand specialist tomorrow. Dez has had a rough start to his career, and is finally playing up to his potential, I don't see him having surgery now and bringing this positive energy to a halt. Now, if I am wrong, Dwayne Harris will benefit greatly from #88's departure.





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