June 19, 2018


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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


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


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


Player Rankings for Week 16

Player Rankings for Week 16

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/20/11

by   The Archer


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QB Player Rankings Large - Week 16 - Drew Brees


(Rankings will be updated throughout the week)



QB Player Rankings – Week 16


(Majority of the Games Are Played On Saturday, Dec. 24th)


RB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings


Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Friday, Dec. 23 - 03:56PM CT)




1.           Drew Brees (vs. Atl – Monday Night) – Not only is Drew Brees the hottest quarterback in the league right now averaging over 30 fantasy points a game in his last four games, but he might also have the most motivation of the elite QBs to do well this weekend. Riding a six-game winning streak, the Saints have already clinched a spot in the 2011 playoffs, but on Monday night, they’ll have a chance to clinch the NFC South by beating the team that stole the division from them last year—the Atlanta Falcons. As if that wasn’t enough, with 272 career passing TDs, Brees also has a chance to move ahead of Joe Montana (273) and Vinny Testaverde (275) into ninth-place on the all-time TD passing list if he tosses four TDs. That may be a lot to ask of a QB in a heated interdivision rivalry game like this one, but maybe not. Cool Brees has averaged 314.1 yards and 2.2 TDs in his last 10 games against the Falcons while the Saints themselves have averaged 26.4 points and gone 8-2. I’m betting the over in all respects with Drew being as hot as he is right now.

2.           Tom Brady (vs. Mia) – There’s not much to say here as you’re obviously going to start Brady in your fantasy championship, but I’ll put in my two cents anyway. If you can remember, back in Week 1 of the season, Brady threw for the most passing yards of his career against these Dolphins scorching them for 517 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 38-24 win. It’s highly unlikely the Stetson Man comes anywhere close to those numbers this time around with Miami playing much better on defense nowadays, but I wouldn’t put anything past the future Hall-of-Famer. The big bonus for fantasy owners is that with New England still fighting for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, you can bet both Tommy and coach Belichick will keep the pedal to the metal the entire game regardless of the score.

3.           Cam Newton (vs. TB) – If you were to ask me who was averaging the second most fantasy points per game this season behind Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees would be my answer—and I’d be wrong. The answer is Cam Newton. Of course, this observation may change from league to league depending on your scoring system, but my point is that despite being a rookie and throwing for only half the number of TDs as the other elite QBs, his style of play makes up the difference and more in fantasyland. This weekend, Newton will face a rapidly declining Buccaneers defense that has not only allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to QBs, but just lost their best player in the secondary (CB Aqib Talib) for the season. Furthermore, Newton put up his best fantasy game of the year against this team just three weeks ago in Tampa Bay scoring 35.6 fantasy points. 

4.           Matthew Stafford (vs. SD) – Matthew Stafford has been absolutely phenomenal this season and after leading the Lions to an NFL record FOURTH comeback win from a 13-point deficit, he has without a doubt earned the nickname of “Second Half Staff”. Another of his many accomplishments this season includes becoming the second-youngest QB ever to throw for 4,000 yards and 30 TDs in a season (Dan Marino, 1984). This Saturday, the Lions will take on a Chargers team that has been as hot as any team in the league of late, but doesn’t play nearly as well away from home giving up an average of nearly 26 points a game on the road. With the Lions fighting for their first playoff berth since 1999 and Stafford’s obvious poise under pressure, I’m betting on a great showing from the comeback kid this weekend.

5.           Aaron Rodgers (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas) – It looks like Aaron Rodgers is human after all—or at least some sort of half-human-like creature. Last weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs became the first team this season to hold Rodgers to less than two touchdown passes in a game, though he somewhat made up for it fantasy-wise by running in a score late in the game. This Sunday night, Aaron will face a Bears team that has not only held opposing QBs to one or fewer TD passes in six of their last seven games, but they’ve also held Rodge to an average of just 242 yards passing and 1.4 TDs in his seven career games as a starter against them. Basically, without his favorite wide receiver (Greg Jennings) in the lineup, don’t expect the same type of fantasy magic from Aaron that got you to the finals in the first place.

6.           Philip Rivers (@ Det)

7.           Tony Romo (vs. Phi)

8.           Tim Tebow (@ Buf)

9.           Rex Grossman (vs. Min) – TOP-5 SLEEPER CANDIDATE

10.       Michael Vick (@ Dal)

11.       Matt Ryan (@ NO – Monday Night)

12.       Eli Manning (@ NYJ) – POTENTIAL BUST

13.       Matt Moore (@ NE)

14.       Kyle Orton (vs. Oak)

15.       Mark Sanchez (vs. NYG)


16.       Carson Palmer (@ KC)

17.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Den)

18.       Andy Dalton (vs. Ari)

19.       John Skelton (@ Cin)

20.       T.J. Yates (@ Ind – Thursday Night)

21.       Matt Hasselbeck (vs. Jax)

22.       Josh Freeman (@ Car)

23.       Tarvaris Jackson (vs. SF)



24.       Charlie Batch (vs. StL)

25.       Joe Flacco (vs. Cle)

26.       Alex Smith (@ Sea)

27.       Christian Ponder (@ Was)

28.       Dan Orlovsky (vs. Hou – Thursday Night)

29.       Seneca Wallace (@ Bal)

30.       Josh McCown (@ GB – Sunday Night, Christmas)

31.       Blaine Gabbert (@ Ten)

32.       Kellen Clemens (@ Pit)



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