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Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron Could Use Some Luck


Colts signed TE Eric Ebron, formerly of the Lions, to a two-year contract. Coach Frank Reich called Ebron an "elite tight end."

The last time we saw Andrew Luck healthy (2016), the Colts used 2+ TE sets at the 3rd-highest rate in the NFL and had the 6th-highest target share to TEs.


04/01/18, 11:32 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

Hyde and Seek


Browns agreed to terms with RB Carlos Hyde, formerly of the 49ers, on a three-year, $15 million contract.

Obtaining Hyde has several trickle-down effects; first it replaces Crowell who signed with the Jets, it probably diminishes Duke Johnson’s value a bit. Hyde is a better all-around back than Crowell was and will certainly take over the goal-line work seeing that he’s got 20+ pounds on Duke. It also reduces the likelihood that Cleveland takes Saquon Barkley with the 4th pick in the draft. They will most likely look to draft a defensive player (Chubb) or trade down again.


04/01/18, 11:28 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jerick McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings

McKinnon Goes West For Gold-Rush


49ers agreed to terms with RB Jerick McKinnon, formerly of the Vikings, on a four-year, $30 million contract.

McKinnon averaged a ho-hum 3.8 yards a carry for the Vikings and scored three rushing touchdowns. By contrast, San Francisco's former lead runner, Carlos Hyde, averaged 3.9 yards an attempt in 2017 and had eight rushing touchdowns.

It appears as though Shanahan is enamored with McKinnon's athletic metrics, but I'm not so sure he was "pounding the table" to get him. This move could push the Niner's to cut Joe Williams.


04/01/18, 11:12 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.sacbee.com


Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Eagles Keep Improving


Eagles signed WR Mike Wallace to a one-year contract.
Mike Wallace can still move posting a top five max speed among wide receivers last season. He will fill the void left by Torrey Smith as a speed vertical threat.


04/01/18, 11:08 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Terrelle Pryor

Washington Redskins

Jets Searching For Weapons


Jets agreed to terms with WR Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Washington and Cleveland.

Second year in a row on a new team doesn’t really help Pryor's cause, but I like the idea of him on the field with Teddy Bridgewater at some point. I would imagine, with some creativity, the Jets could really design some innovative gadget plays.
The Jets receiving corps really looks like a bunch of question marks at this point though, no telling what the week-to-week outcome will be with these guys.
Jermaine Kearse: 65 catches, 810 yards, 5 touchdowns (2017)
Robby Anderson: 63 catches, 941 yards, 7 touchdowns (2017)
Quincy Enunwa: 58 catches, 857 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)
Terrelle Pryor: 77 catches, 1007 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)


04/01/18, 11:04 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Henderson

Denver Broncos

Sleeper Watch


Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team is "counting on" Carlos Henderson making an impact in 2018.

If you are paying attention to Staggs projections there is plenty of opportunity for Henderson to step into a solid number of targets in the slot. Henderson was hindered by injury and awful QB play last year. Being drafted in the 18th round or later in best-ball leagues, Henderson is the late round flyer that should be on your radar.


04/01/18, 11:00 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.denverpost.com


Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Watson Returns To Big Easy


Saints signed TE Ben Watson, formerly of the Ravens, to a one-year contract.

Watson had 74 catches on 110 targets for 825 yards and 6 TD’s when he was with the Saints in 2015. After missing 2016 he had a pretty good year with Baltimore last year despite an anemic offense, with 61 catches on 79 targets for 522 yards and 4 TD’s. He’s not a bad late round flyer TE. He’s basically free right now, but I expect by the time the season starts he’ll be being drafted within the top 20 at the position.


04/01/18, 10:54 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jeff Janis

Green Bay Packers

Janis Truthers Challenged


Browns officially signed former Packers’ WR Jeff Janis.
The combine superstar never amounted to anything in Green Bay, I highly doubt Cleveland is the place for him to finally break-out.


04/01/18, 10:50 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Jets Sign Rawls


Rawls had five RB1 games in 2015, one in 2016, and has been a disappointment since. He’s not worth your time in fantasy, but he could cause enough disruption in the Jets backfield to cut any upside we might have hoped for from Isaiah Crowell.


04/01/18, 10:48 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.newyorkjets.com


Allen Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars

Coo coo ca choo Mr. Robinson


Bears signed WR Allen Robinson, formerly of the Jaguars, to a three-year, $42 million contract.

This is a great move for Robinson and Chicago. Nagy’s offense and the young QB, Trubiski, should benefit Robinson at least as much as Bortles did, and Chicago gets the top WR in free agency.
Everyone on the team will be in a new scheme so there will be an adjustment, but as they start to gel we should see a big second half. Robinson’s recovery from a torn ACL doesn’t scare me away from drafting him in the late third/early fourth, his current MFL10 ADP is 43 overall while his Draft app ADP is 59.9. I expect Robinson to be somewhere in the range of 75 receptions, for 1100 yards and 8 TD’s.


03/24/18, 08:25 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sammy Watkins

Los Angeles Rams

KC Building Strong Air Attack


Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins, formerly of the Rams, to a three-year, $48 million contract.

I’m a big Sammy truther so getting him in the 5th or 6th round is a pure power move. His current Draft app ADP of 87.1 is an absolute steal, his MFL10 ADP of 69.5 is still a great value in my opinion. There are quite a few options for high targets in KC so I don’t expect him to see the 128 targets he saw his rookie year, but he should definitely see more than the 70 he saw last year. He’ll have an entire offseason to work with the near-rookie QB, and at age 25 he should have enough burst left to have a 70 catch, 1050 yd, 8TD line. For his career he has 16 receptions on 30 targets for 12 TD’s in the Red Zone, and 9 receptions on 13 targets, for 8 TD’s inside the opponents 10. He should be the exact WR the Chiefs need to get over the hump. As a team the Chiefs were 34/75 for 13 TD’s in the Red-Zone last year and 12/24 for 10 TD inside the 10.


03/24/18, 08:19 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com


Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins

Vikings Like That


Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. The deal is believed to be for around $86 million, and reports are it will be fully-guaranteed, a landmark for an NFL free agent.

Should be a lateral move for Kirk as far as fantasy, better WR’s, but fewer passes thrown in this offense. A healthy Dalvin Cook should be able to run out the clock if they are up in the second half of games and take the ball out of Cousins hands near the end zone. It should also help the overall efficiency of the offense so all in all it increases his floor, but cuts any garbage-time production we’ve seen with Washington. Kyle Rudolph becomes a big benefactor here, Cousins loves his TE, especially near the end-zone.


03/24/18, 08:16 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Denver Makes Case


Broncos signed QB Case Keenum, formerly of the Vikings, to a two-year, $36 million contract.

Well, I was hoping for more than a bridge QB for my favorite WR (D. Thomas), but this is a definite upgrade from the three stooges Denver put behind center last year.


03/24/18, 08:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Sparks Up Blount


The Lions signed free agent RB LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal worth $4.5M. He’s back with Matt Patricia, as the New England ties are strong.

The Lions have needed a true goal-line/power-back for years. I expect Blount to get between 150-200 touches and all the short-yardage carries. Detroit’s offense doesn’t really fit what Blount brings to the table, but I expect Patricia will have some influence over how the offense will operate from here-on-out.


03/24/18, 08:10 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Cleveland Browns

Money Ball: The Sequel


Hate to start out the offseason with the Cleveland Browns, but they are makin’ moves!
Browns acquired: Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, Damarious Randall
Browns gave up: 2018 3rd-round pick (No. 65), 2018 4th-round pick, 2019 7th-round pick, DeShone Kizer

Building with experienced quality performers that have something to prove, by selling inconsequential draft picks is exactly what Sashi Brown was building up for. It’s a shame he won’t be around to reap the rewards, but these are quality moves for a win-now mentality.


03/09/18, 09:37 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Hue Looks To TyGoat


Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who's pondering his future, is a fan of Tyrod Taylor and has said so on the ThomaHawk Show podcast.

Tyrod is just one season removed (2016) from being the QB11 in average fantasy ppg, including seven 20+ point weeks and six 15+ point weeks. Given the current talent on the O-line and skill position weapons he could improve on those numbers. He has the potential to be this year’s Alex Smith, definitely heading my late-round (12+) QB picks now.


03/09/18, 09:32 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Packers Get In On The Fun


The Packers have traded for QB DeShone Kizer from the Browns to Green Bay.

This is the best possible scenario for Kizer, who was thrown into the fire last season. Getting the chance to develop and learn behind the best in the business is the best chance he has for longevity.


03/09/18, 09:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Torrey Smith

Philadelphia Eagles

On The Move Again


The Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to the Panthers for CB Daryl Worley. Torrey Smith could fill the old Ted Ginn role which makes this fairly interesting. Stagg Party says it’s more of a boost for Cam than Torrey himself.

This is an absolute perfect fit, someone who isn’t going to demand the ball, but can take the top off a defense while McCaffrey, Olsen, and Cam work underneath. Torrey is looking like a great late-round flyer.


03/09/18, 09:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Henry Hype Train Has Clear Track


DeMarco Murray was released by the Titans.
No surprise here, expect Derick Henry to be a lead back with 250+ touches, but they will bring in someone that will play the third-down, pass-catching role out of the backfield. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sign someone like Jerick McKinnon or Rex Burkhead, or even Darren Sproles or Charles Sims. There are also plenty of options in the NFL draft, Henry won’t be a true “Bell Cow.”


03/09/18, 09:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

The Name Says It All


Marquise Goodwin and the 49ers have agreed to a 3yr extension worth $20.3M & 10M guaranteed.

Shanahan has found his big-play threat at a reasonable price. Goodwin caught 56 balls for 962 yards last season, but only had two TD’s. None of his six longest plays (33+ yards) were from Garoppollo so it leads me to believe they will still be looking for a top of the line WR, even with Garcon coming back from injury.


03/09/18, 09:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Player Rankings for Playoffs Week 2

Player Rankings for Playoffs Week 2

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 01/09/12

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QB Player Rankings Large - Playoff Week 2 - Aaron Rodgers

 

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QB Player Rankings – Playoffs Week 2

 

New Orleans @ San Francisco – Saturday, Jan. 14th – 4:30pm ET (FOX)

Denver @ New England – Saturday, Jan. 14th – 8:00pm ET (CBS)

Houston @ Baltimore – Sunday, Jan. 15th – 1:00pm ET (CBS)

New York Giants @ Green Bay – Sunday, Jan. 15th – 4:30pm ET (FOX)



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Quarterbacks                                       (Updated:  Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 06:08PM CT)

 

 

 

 

1.           Aaron Rodgers (vs. NYG – Sunday, 4:30pm ET) – Let the title defense begin! I’m not going to say this is an easy game for the Packers to win, but Rodgers will certainly be primed for some serious fantasy numbers after getting a few weeks of rest along with having his favorite receiver, Greg Jennings, back in the lineup. The Giants may have done well to shut Matty Ice and the Falcons down last weekend, but don’t count on lightning striking twice as Rodgers has already burned New York once this year (Week 13) for 369 yards and four TDs and should be able to do it again.


2.           Drew Brees (@ SF – Saturday, 4:30pm ET) – With the roll Cool Brees has been on for the past, oh, maybe two months—it was tough for me not to put him in the top slot this weekend. However, the Saints will be the away team in San Fran this Saturday where the 49ers not only lost just one game during the 2011 season (in OT no less), but they also only gave up eight passing touchdowns at home as well. That being said, it IS possible to pass on this ‘Niners defense—as shown by the four 300-yard games they allowed this year—though it won’t be as easy of a task as it was in the Detroit game last weekend.


3.           Eli Manning (@ GB – Sunday, 4:30pm ET) – Not too shabby of a start to the post-season for Mr. Manning last weekend, eh? His 277 yards and three touchdowns in his first ever home playoff win were pretty impressive, especially when you consider that Atlanta had given up three or more TDs in a game just twice during the regular season. This weekend he’ll be going up against the league’s worst pass defense in the Green Bay Packers, a team he already scorched earlier in the season (albeit at home in a Giants loss) for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Is it possible he does it again on Sunday? Absolutely, and maybe even more likely than not if New York ends up playing catch-up all game long.


4.           Tom Brady (vs. Den – Saturday, 8:00pm ET) – The first time the Patriots and Broncos hooked up this season was about a month ago in Week 15 when Brady threw for 320 yards and two TDs en route to a New England 41-23 win. The Stetson Man—just to show Tebow that anyone can do it, I believe—decided to rush for a touchdown as well giving him three total TDs on the day. I don’t think he’ll try running one in this time around, but playing at home where Brady has thrown for no less than two TDs in a playoff game since 2004, I’m guessing he’ll have no problem putting up three TDs again…this time with all of them coming through the air.


5.           Tim Tebow (@ NE – Saturday, 8:00pm ET) – The legend that is Tim Tebow keeps on growing and growing and honestly, I don’t see an end in sight. Last weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the Broncos playing as an underdog at home, the polarizing QB threw for “John 3:16” yards and two TDs (zero INTs) beating the Steel Crew on the first play from scrimmage in overtime, 29-23. Tebow truly has become a weekly case of real life being more interesting than fiction—an ongoing bible of miraculous stories taking place every seventh day before our very eyes. This Saturday, however, might be even more interesting than ever as Tebow will face the a Patriots team that brought doubters back into his life just four weeks ago when the Broncos started their three-game losing skid to end the season. In that game, Timmy threw for 194 yards and no TDs, though he slightly made up for it by rushing for 93 yards and two TDs. What he’ll do in this one is anybody’s guess, but considering the Patriots had the second-worst pass defense during the regular season, nothing Tebow does will surprise me—well, maybe not.


6.           Alex Smith (vs. NO – Saturday, 4:30pm ET) – Smith will never be mistaken for a gun-slinger, but he may have to play the role of one this Saturday if the 49ers want to win this game. The 49ers defense is so good that they should be able to slow the Saints down on occasion, but they certainly won’t be able to do it all game, and maybe not even for just the first half. The Saints will undoubtedly challenge San Fran to beat them through the air, which Smith will have to do at some point in the game if the ‘Niners get down. If that happens—and I expect it will—Alex could very well end up being the ninth QB to throw for 300 yards on the Saints this season, even if he hasn’t hit that mark since Week 5…of 2010! 


7.           Joe Flacco (vs. Hou – Sunday, 1:00pm ET) – Back in Week 6 of the regular season, Flacco became the second…and last quarterback to throw for over 300 yards against the Texans in 2011. Since then, Houston’s defense has been nearly impenetrable as they ended up being a top-three defense in nearly every aspect of the game. Joe may have an arm of the Gods, but he won’t be throwing for 300 yards again, even if the Ravens are playing at home where both Joe and his team played better at all season long. I expect this game to be played mostly on the ground, but Flacco should be able to squeak out around 200 yards and maybe a touchdown or two.


8.           T.J. Yates (@ Bal – Sunday, 1:00pm ET) – I like Yates as a QB. He has great poise for kid his age and plays like he has something to prove—which he might seeing that he wasn’t taken until the fifth round of the draft last season. However, my admiration for him won’t do anything for his chances against the Baltimore Ravens defense this weekend. Not only did the Ravens allow the least amount of touchdown passes this season (11, second-least was 15), but they were also one of only four teams in the league not to allow a rushing TD by a QB as well. Basically, look for the Texans to give Yates a front row seat to the Foster-Tate RB show in their offensive game-plan this Sunday.

 

 

 

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