March 18, 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


Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 10 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 10 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Posted by d-Rx on 11/09/12

by   The Archer


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pyro fantasy football power rankings for week 10 (2012)



Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 10 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams




Welcome to the Fantasy Power Rankings. This weekly article is where you will find out which teams are dominating, or are being dominated, on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, in terms of Fantasy points. See below to see who the BEST team in the league. These charts and our insight will help you visualize how the season has gone to this point, and give you a better feel for how the season will go week to week.  By using these charts you will have a better understanding of which matchups to exploit on a week-to-week basis, and DOMINATE your fantasy league.




fantasy football points scored by NFL offenses thru week 10 of the 2012 NFL season

Tampa Bay has stormed up these charts in recent weeks on the back of the MUSCLE HAMSTER. He has carried the Bucs on his back to the 6th ranked offense in the league ahead of the likes of the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers and just behind the Atlanta Falcons. Doug Martin’s monster fantasy day also vaulted the Tampa Bay running backs into a third ranking, increasing their score four full points! Their receivers also sport a top 5 ranking, things are looking up in Tampa Bay and they have found a nice mix of run and big pass plays to exploit defenses.

The Kansas City Chiefs have no entered the area no team wants to be in, they are suffering from the worst quarterback play in the league. They are the only team in the league that is suffering single digit fantasy points from their quarterback play, and that includes the anemic Jacksonville Jaguars. Turnovers have plagued the Matt Cassel and there are no other viable options on this team, and yes this includes Brady Quinn. The Chiefs need to seriously assess this position in the offseason or else this offense will soon find themselves alone at the bottom of the league.

Two teams starting rookie quarterbacks made big jumps up the ranking this weekend, the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks both jumped five spots in the rankings in this installment. Andrew Luck put up the most yards ever by a rookie and Russell Wilson added three passing TDs. These quarterbacks are in very different situations but both stepped up in a big way on Sunday. Luck is the master of his offense and it all goes through him while Wilson is the game manager who leans on the run game and short passing game.

There were four offenses who were shut down by opposing defenses and each lost 4 spots in the rankings. The Giants offense was stifled by the Steelers D as they shut down the passing and running games in a much anticipated match up. The Bills were dominated by the Houston Texans led by JJ Watt. Everyone else besides Adrian Peterson on the Vikings was shut down by the Seahawks as Ponder threw for 63 yards. The Ravens also held down every one on the Browns except for running back Trent Richardson. What do all of these teams have in common? Each had their quarterback fail to throw a touchdown on Sunday.





which defenses are letting up the most fantasy football points - read this chart to find out (thru week 10 of the NFL season)


The Cleveland Browns have been climbing out of the cellar the last few weeks, which non-coincidently aligns with the return of their best defensive player, Joe Haden from suspension. They are still an inviting matchup for opposing receivers but most of the damage was done while Haden was not on the field for four games. Since his return from the suspension however their rankings against receivers have vastly improved going from 30.7 points per game after week 7 to 26.2 as of now. What an effect this guy has on this Browns defense.



In a league where offenses are the talk of the town, the best bet not to fall in the rankings is to be on a bye week. Two of the 4 teams on bye weeks increased in the rankings, the others, well one had no way to move up as they were number 1 (49ers) and the other fell only one spot (Rams). The Patriots were the biggest beneficiary as they jumped 4 spots just sitting at the beach sipping margaritas. The Jets also jumped a spot in the rankings all while their trio of over rated guys sat at home.



The Baltimore Ravens got their defense back on track as the faced the young Cleveland offense on Sunday. They were the biggest riser this week jumping 7 spots on the defensive side. They are slowly playing better against the run on the pass, and as the season continues with their young guys getting more and more snaps it can only start to look better.



Two defenses fell 7 spots in the rankings, as they were torched by two rookies this weekend, and one of them wasn’t RG3. Doug Martin and Andrew Luck caused the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins too drop 7 spots almost on their own. In a week the Raiders go from allowing 18.2 points a game to 22.6, I guess that’s what one of the best fantasy days ever can do to a defense. As for the Dolphins they were allowing 15.9 points a game too quarterbacks to 17.1 after a rookie put it on them on Sunday.







the differential from NFL teams offensive fantasy points scored to defensive points let up



The Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans each rose a spot this week further cementing their spots in the top five. Both of their defenses were stifling this weekend against good offensive football teams. The offenses also played well each staying true to their identity and thriving buy doing so.



Looking at the chart you can clearly see breaks in the talent level of teams. The top 10 teams all have double digit differentials. Ten through fifteen are all in the single digits with positive differentials. 15 to 25 all are negative but in the single digits and the final 7 teams are double digits in the negatives whether it is to blame on their offense or defense. Look out another tier system!



The Indianapolis Colts made a huge jump in the standings by defeating the Miami Dolphins both for fantasy purposes and their team’s playoff hopes. They jumped 7 spots in the rankings and have been getting hotter since the bye week. Each week Andrew Luck looks better and better and so does this defense. They are starting to look like a team no one wants to play especially with the rallying cry they have around coach Chuck Pagano.



The Vikings and the Dolphins each fell 6 places over the weekend. Each were beat up on defense and their offenses didn’t exactly light the world on fire. Before this weekend each looked the they would be contenders for the final playoff spot in their respective leagues, but when playing two other contenders it seems as if they were found out for what they really are, pretenders.




By Stagg Party