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


Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 11 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 11 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Posted by d-Rx on 11/16/12

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pyro fantasy football power rankings - week 11


Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 11 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.  This week we have added averages at the bottom so you can compare a teams score to the average and see exactly where they stand in evaluating the matchups.




fantasy football pyro power rankings for NFL offenses



The Cincinnati Bengals jumped an impressive 6 spots in the rankings on the arm of Andy Dalton who completed 4 TD passes to 4 different receivers. He was efficient, completing 70% of his passes on the day and just spread the bay all over the field against the Giants. The Bengals offense jumped into the top 10, now ranking 8th being carried by their wide receiver corps, most notably AJ Green who has now scored a touchdown in 8 straight games. The complimentary receivers of Andrew Hawkins and Mohamed Sanu have also picked up their play the last few weeks giving Dalton and the offense more options to throw to, with all the attention being on AJ Green their emergence has really helped the offense take it to the next level.

The Bears offense was stymied on Sunday night in a sloppy game by both teams. So far this season the Bears offense has failed to meet expectations, coming in at 22nd in our rankings currently. This offense with the addition of Brandon Marshall was expected to take a jump but so far this season they have just been middle of the pack. The offense is being dragged down by the absolute terrible performance of their tight ends, which rank dead last in the league in everything except sucking. Now with Jay Cutlers concussion things are only looking worse, especially with a tough matchup against the 49ers on Monday night. With game manager Jason Campbell potentially starting the Bears defense is going to need to continue carrying the slack of the offense.

The Ravens and Bills each took big steps this week, putting up big numbers against lackluster defenses. The Ravens dropped the double nickel against the Raiders who have been absolutely torched the last two weeks. Flacco had a big game where he had 4 total touchdowns, throwing to the forgotten Dennis Pitta and the explosive Torrey Smith. The Bills shredded the Patriots defense with good game from Fred Jackson, CJ Spiller, and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Texans and Giants both fell in the rankings this past weekend. The Texans as expected fell a few spots by taking on the stingy Bears Defense. The Giants however took on the Bengals who were a bottom third defense and struggled mightily. The Texans fed Arian Foster the ball all night long in what was a wet and wild game in Chicago, he carried the team to victory after lousy production from pretty much every other player on the offense. The Giants offense struggled again both running and throwing the ball as Eli has been roughed up and looked even worse that last few weeks.





fantasy football pyro power rankings - the NFL defenses that are allowing the most fantasy football points


The San Diego Chargers Defense has been making big strides over the last few weeks and now is on the cusp of the top-10. They don’t dominate in one category, but they are above average against quarterbacks, running backs, and tight ends. As for defending wide receivers they are only slightly above average. The defense has been making strides the last few weeks and slowly moving up the leader boards.

After a rough couple of weeks to start the season the Pittsburgh Steelers have battled back to be one of the most stingy defenses around. They now come in second in the points allowed rankings, in the top five against quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. They are also above average in defending tight ends. They are doing this all without one of their best defensive players in Troy Polamalu. The Steelers are absolutely creating havoc against the quarterback, currently representing the stingiest mark against opposing passers.

The Chiefs have been pulling their defense out of the cellar the last few weekends and jumped 6 spots this week in the rankings. How much of this can be attributed to playing the rusty Byron Leftwich who might have the slowest release in all of football outside of Tim Tebow is up for debate. When Big Ben was in the game the offense seemed to be clicking, once he was out the game looked much different, but hey who are the Chiefs to complain as they finally caught a break this season.

The Atlanta Falcons defense was picked apart by Drew Brees and the Saints offense. After this dismantling the Falcons fell 8 spots in the rankings. They allowed Jimmy Graham a huge game of 146 yards and 2 scores while also allowing a 148 rushing yards. The Falcons are now below average in stopping the run, something that is usually a must for a team that wants to go all the way.








fantasy football pyro power rankings - differential from week 10 to week 11



The system continues to be enamored with the play of the Detroit Lions despite the fact they keep losing football games. They got beat up this week by Adrian Peterson and a Percy Harvin-less Minnesota Vikings team. Lucky for the Lions our rankings don’t take into account special team as they would most certainly be lower on the list. Blair Walsh kicked 4 field goals on the day and the last time these two teams played the return game of the Vikings was the deciding factor. The Lions have to get this area of their game fixed if they plan on winning games at the rate they did last season.

The Dolphins again had a terrible game where they were absolutely demolished by the Tennessee Titans 37-3. They remain at 25 in our rankings but just two weeks ago they were being talked about as potential wildcard contenders, how quickly things can change in today’s NFL. The Titans aren’t very good either so a whooping of this magnitude is quite the eye opener.

The San Diego Chargers now sport a positive differential. They are still a 4-5 team but look to be on the rise. Philip Rivers has performed at his best the last two weeks and they look to keep the momentum going this weekend in a big division game against the Peyton Manning led Broncos. This team must push it to the next level in the next few weeks if they plan to make a late season playoff push like they usually do under Coach Norv Turner.

The Buccaneers plummeted 6 spots in the rankings somehow in a game that they won by ten. Their defense has been lacking getting torched in the passing game allowing Rivers to put up 337 yards and Ram cast away Danario Alexander to pile up 138 yards. The Defense also recently traded away Aquib Talib so don’t look for any improvement in the pass coverage in coming weeks. Luckily for the team the offense has seemed to turn a corner and keep this team in the win column in recent weeks.




By Stagg Party