March 21, 2018


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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


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


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


Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthers

The Search Is On

Former Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is visiting the Seahawks today, source says. Seattle is looking at all options to get that ground game going.

This would be an interesting landing spot for Stewart, but no RB available in free agency is going to do spit behind this Swiss-cheese O-line.

03/09/18, 09:13 PM CST by Wheeler


New York Giants

Building Blocks

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline says "belief" around the league is free agent OG Andrew Norwell signing with the Giants is "a done deal."
The top guard on the market, Norwell was one of ex-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman's most-prized discoveries as an undrafted free agent. Gettleman now runs the Giants, who have needs all over the line.

I like anything the Giants can do to repair this disheveled O-line. Building a line through free-agency is almost always a better option than through the draft, but I would still like to see them trade back in the draft and grab Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame.

03/09/18, 09:11 PM CST by Wheeler


Dion Lewis

New England Patriots

Pass Catching Backs Set To Dominate

On first downs this year, the Eagles allow a 65% success rate on RB-passes. That ranks 29th in the league. Dion Lewis averaged 6.5 YPA and a 59% success rate, and James White averaged 7.7 YPA and a 58% success rate on first down passes this season.

02/04/18, 10:36 AM CST by Wheeler


James White

New England Patriots

Pass Catching Backs Set To Dominate

On first downs this year, the Eagles allow a 65% success rate on RB-passes. That ranks 29th in the league. Dion Lewis averaged 6.5 YPA and a 59% success rate, and James White averaged 7.7 YPA and a 58% success rate on first down passes this season.

02/04/18, 10:36 AM CST by Wheeler


Philadelphia Eagles

Attack With 11

The Patriots defense is particularly susceptible to runs out of 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WRs), allowing a 61% success rate and 6.0 YPC to offenses when rushing from this formation. The Eagles are one of the most run heavy teams from 11 personnel, recording nearly 60% of their total rushes from 11 formation. The Patriots haven’t faced teams like this often, the teams the Pats faced in the playoffs, Tennessee and Jacksonville were last and 5th lowest respectively rushing from 11 formation. This is a massive advantage for the Eagles if they recognize it and use it.

02/04/18, 10:32 AM CST by Wheeler


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

To The Left, To The Left

New England started the season off with one of the worst rush defenses in the entire league, but things have really shifted over the second half of the year. Prior to their Week 9 bye, the Patriots had allowed a 44.70% Success Rate to opposing running backs, the third-worst in the league. That's dropped to about 38% since, and they've had the fifth-best rush defense by Success Rate since Week 12. New England's especially been good at stopping runs to the left side of the field, which just so happens to be where Jay Ajayi has really made a mark since joining the Eagles in Week 9.
I don’t look for Ajayi to make his mark in this game. I know it’s a lazy narrative, but a Blount revenge game seems to really be in the cards here.

02/04/18, 10:30 AM CST by Wheeler


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Pats Could Hit'em Where It Ertz

Zach Ertz leads the Eagles in targets (39) with Foles under center, drawing at least eight in three of their four full games together. Keyed by FS Devin McCourty and SS Patrick Chung, the Pats allowed the NFL’s tenth-fewest receiving yards to tight ends (720) this season, only four opposing tight ends have reached 50 yards through 18 Patriots games.
If Foles continues to pepper Ertz with targets we could see a big game for Chung or McCourty.

02/04/18, 10:25 AM CST by Wheeler


Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Plenty Of Fluids

The Eagles’ biggest pass-catcher personnel mismatch is Nelson Agholor against Patriots slot corner Eric Rowe. Rowe can struggle with quick change of direction, Agholor’s foremost strength. Agholor runs 87% of his routes in the slot, and New England allowed solid games to Eric Decker (6/85/0) in the Divisional Round, and Allen Hurns (6/80/0) in the AFC title game. Agholor still ranks second behind Ertz in Foles targets (29), but has had a surprisingly quiet playoffs with just 7 targets.
This will have to change if the Eagles plan on moving the ball, but Agholor has been sick with the flu for the past few days. He received intravenous fluids Saturday and will play, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be 100%.

02/04/18, 10:22 AM CST by Wheeler


Danny Amendola

New England Patriots

Danny Playoffs

The Eagles finished second worst this season in percentage of passing yards allowed coming after the catch. Philadelphia struggled on short and intermediate throws this season, specifically to the middle of the field, where they allowed the third-most yards per passing play in the league. Brady was a top-five player in passer rating on these types of tosses. Amendola's been a monster in this year's playoffs for New England, grabbing hold of 22 targets in just two contests, accounting for over 24% of New England's targets. He should continue to play a role on Super Bowl Sunday.

02/04/18, 10:20 AM CST by Wheeler


Rex Burkhead

New England Patriots

Rex Back

Despite being listed as questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship game vs. Jaguars, it appears as though Patriots’ RB Rex Burkhead will play.
This will cut into the 13 targets Amendola saw last week.

01/20/18, 10:49 PM CST by Wheeler


Adam Thielen

Minnesota Vikings

Making The Wright Move?

Adam Thielen (back) is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Eagles.
He's fully expected to play after limited practices the last two days. He probably won’t be 100 percent so if you’re putting in a line-up you might want to pivot to Diggs or save some money and drop down to Jarius Wright who grabbed three-of-six targets for 56 yards Sunday and has established himself as the number three WR in this offense.

01/20/18, 10:31 PM CST by Wheeler


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Ankle In Question Again

Fournette aggravated his ankle in the Divisional Round and was limited early in the week. He was left off the injury report for Sunday's AFC Championship game. Fournette saw a heavy workload last week getting 27 touches in Jacksonville's upset of the Steelers. T.J. Yeldon rushed five times for 20 yards and a touchdown and caught 3-of-3 targets for 57 yards. If you’re looking for a cheaper option I expect we see Yeldon to be used to keep Fournette from aggravating the injury early.

01/20/18, 10:23 PM CST by Wheeler


Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Give Him A Hand

Reports are that Tom Brady threw the ball "incredibly well" during Friday's practice. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game against Jacksonville, but I don’t think there was any real doubt that he’d play. Keep in mind what D-Rex spoke about on the Pyro Podcast 303 andScott Barrett tweeted about Brady last week:
Weeks 1-10: 21.2 fantasy points per game, 110.9 passer rating
Weeks 11-17: 14.2 fantasy points per game, 87.3 passer rating
The hand injury on top of his achilles injury, as well as going against the Jags #1 rated pass defense could keep the Patriots attack grounded this week. Lewis is the obvious play, but if Burkhead (Q) comes back it could be he or White that steals the show.

01/20/18, 10:22 PM CST by Wheeler


Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Tom Still Terrific?

Tom Brady was first listed on the team's injury report with an Achilles injury heading in to Week 11.
Weeks 1-10: 21.2 fantasy points per game, 110.9 passer rating
Weeks 11-17: 14.2 fantasy points per game, 87.3 passer rating

Fantasy Goo: This should line up for a good week for Brady, Tennessee is 8th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, but just below average against QB’s. The Patriots are 13 point favorites on Saturday Night, if Brady doesn’t do it at home in prime-time then something is wrong.

01/09/18, 07:30 PM CST by Wheeler


Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints

Primary Role Shifting

Saints have run 5 times at/inside opponent's 5-yard line over last 4 weeks (including playoffs):
Alvin Kamara 3 carries, Zach Line 1, Mark Ingram 1. Kamara was in on all 3 Saints run plays at/inside 5 vs. Panthers last week, including Line's 1-yard TD run.

Fantasy Goo: If you’re trying to decide between Kamara and Ingram for the playoff run, Kamara looks to be the much better play.

01/09/18, 07:20 PM CST by Wheeler


Player Rankings for Week 10

Player Rankings for Week 10

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QB Player Rankings Large - Week 10 - Aaron Rodgers




QB Player Rankings – Week 10





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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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