May 23, 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


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