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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 Week 10

Player Rankings for Week 10

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QB Player Rankings – Week 10

 

(BYE: NONE)

 

 

RB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings

 

Quarterbacks

 

 

 

1.           Aaron Rodgers (vs. Min) – It seems to happen every 3-4 years nowadays, but it looks like Rodgers is on one of those rolls like Tom Brady was in 2007 and Peyton Manning in 2004 where he can do no wrong and simply cannot be stopped. Home or away, good team or bad, inter-division or not; it just doesn’t matter. With that being said, know that the Minnesota Vikings have absolutely no chance whatsoever to put an end to his domination. First of all, they allow the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. Secondly, Rodgers absolutely owns them as he’s thrown for more yards and touchdowns against them than against any other team in the league. Third, just three weeks ago in Minnesota, Aaron had a near-perfect day going 24-for-30 (80 percent) for 335 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Oh, and he’s also rushed for more yards against them than any other team in the league as well.

 

2.           Drew Brees (@ Atl) – Brees may have been a little bit shaky the last couple of games, but he’ll be back to normal against the Falcons this Sunday. In six games over the last three seasons, Drew has averaged a whopping 320.5 passing yards, 2.2 touchdowns and 21.6 fantasy points against them, so confidence should be pretty high here. Atlanta’s pass D has done better of late, but that won’t matter on Sunday as this rivalry has been a shootout-fest over the last three seasons with the average number of combined points put up per game between these two teams being up over 50 points/game. Basically, expect a few fireworks, folks.

 

3.           Cam Newton (vs. Ten) – Cam has continued to get better throughout the season despite mostly learning on the go and it wouldn’t shock me in the slightest to see him come out of the bye week an even better QB than he was the week before. So far, only once has Newton put up less than 20 fantasy points in a game as he currently sits second in the league in that category to the only other man who can say the same, Mr. Aaron Rodgers. Tennessee’s defense isn’t bad, but if fellow rookie QB Andy Dalton can put up over 21 fantasy points and Curtis Painter can put up almost 18, you can bet that the Big Fig Newton will have himself quite a happy party this Sunday.

 

4.           Michael Vick (vs. Ari) – Vick had his second real stinker of the year in last Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears, but he should more than make up for it in this one. The Cardinals defense can be beaten in a bunch of different ways and I expect Vick will do his best to take advantage of them all on Sunday. Donovan McNabb and Tarvaris Jackson are the only two QBs out of eight not to have thrown for at least 250 yards on Arizona, but each of them made up for it in the fantasy column by rushing in a TD. Four others threw for 320-plus yards while rookie Cam Newton tossed for 422 yards, two touchdowns and ran another one in for good measure. Basically, Vick will have the fantasy world at his feet this weekend.

 

5.           Eli Manning (@ SF) – Even if Manning doesn’t get Hakeem Nicks back for this game (which he should), I’m expecting at least 300 yards and a couple of TDs. The Giants will find out real fast how hard it is to run against this 49ers front seven and when they do, look for the playbook to open up and the running game to be thrown out the door. By the end of this game, don’t be surprised to see that Eli has thrown the ball around 50 times and comes close to a good 350 yards or so.

 

6.           Matthew Stafford (@ Chi) – The Bears pass D has played a lot better of late, as evidenced by their domination of the dynamic Philadelphia Eagles receivers last Monday night, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still susceptible to a bad game here and there. I don’t think Stafford will go completely off this Sunday, but he had a pretty good day against them in their first meeting this year throwing for a couple of TDs while completing 73 percent of his passes. My guess is that the Lions will be throwing the ball more often than not with the Bears rush D playing well, so 250 yards and a couple of TDs could be in store. Oh, and Calvin Johnson absolutely LOVES playing in these inter-division games, so Staff has that going for him as well.

 

7.           Tim Tebow (@ KC) – I hope people realize by now that you don’t necessarily have to be good at passing the ball to be a great fantasy quarterback. Look at what Michael Vick has done throughout the years and what Cam Newton is doing right now! Tim Tebow can’t even complete 50 percent of his passes, yet is still averaging over 20 fantasy points a game as a starter because he’s so good at running the ball. In fact, his 20.8 fantasy points/game is tied for sixth-most with Matthew Stafford at this point. Kansas City has a middle-of-the-pack pass defense, but they looked pretty bad last weekend when they allowed Matt Moore to throw three touchdowns against them. If Moore can go for over 20 fantasy points on them, you better believe Tebow will as well.

 

8.           Ben Roethlisberger (@ Cin) – The stats say that the Bengals pass defense allows the sixth-least amount of fantasy points to opposing QBs this year, which is pretty darn impressive until you realize who they’ve played: Colt McCoy, Kyle Orton, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Blaine Gabbert, Curtis Painter, Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Hasselbeck. Big Ben will be the first stud quarterback they’ve faced and I’m expecting him to serve up a rather rude awakening. Mike Wallace is simply awesome and can get deep on ANY defense, while second-year guy, Antonio Brown, is showing some elite skills himself. Strangely, Cincinnati is probably the team Roethlisberger has had the toughest time with in the past, but he might not have ever had this much talent to throw to either.

 

9.           Tom Brady (@ NYJ) – Which Tom Brady will come out to play this weekend in probably the biggest showdown of the week? The one who averaged 287 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets last season, or the one who has thrown five interceptions and averaged less than 19 fantasy points/game over his last five games? The Patriots themselves are also hitting a bit of a rough patch losing their last two games and their first at home since 2008, but like all great teams and players, they find a way to turn it around. I don’t expect Brady to throw for 400 yards and four TDs (though he might), but he should be able to put up numbers like he did in their first game this season, which was 321 yards and a TD.

 

10.       Tony Romo (vs. Buf) – Romo will again be without his (probably) best receiver in Miles Austin this Sunday, but that should hurt him too much. The Cowboys did well to find their answer at the WR3 position when they grabbed Laurent Robinson earlier in the year, so they should be fine throwing him into the starting lineup opposite Dez Bryant again. The last time they did that back in Week 4, Laurent responded with seven catches for 116 yards. Basically, Romo doesn’t lose a lot with Austin out and should be able to put up some good numbers with the Bills defense allowing the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season.

 

 

11.       Matt Ryan (vs. NO)

 

12.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (@ Dal)

 

13.       Mark Sanchez (vs. NE)

 

14.       Matt Schaub (@ TB)

 

15.       Jay Cutler (vs. Det)

 

16.       Matt Cassel (vs. Den)

 

17.       Joe Flacco (@ Sea)

 

18.       Josh Freeman (vs. Hou)

 

19.       Matt Hasselbeck (@ Car)

 

20.       Matt Moore (vs. Was)

 

21.       Christian Ponder (@ GB)

 

22.       Colt McCoy (vs. StL)

 

23.       Blaine Gabbert (@ Ind)

 

24.       Tarvaris Jackson (vs. Bal)

 

25.       Andy Dalton (vs. Pit)

 

26.       Alex Smith (vs. NYG)

 

27.       Sam Bradford (@ Cle)

 

28.       Curtis Painter (vs. Jax)

 

29.       John Beck (@ Mia)

 

30.       John Skelton (@ Phi)

 


 

99.       Philip Rivers (vs. Oak – Thursday Night) – 23/47, 274 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

99.       Carson Palmer (@ SD – Thursday Night) – 14/20, 299 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

 

 

 

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