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 13 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 13 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Posted by d-Rx on 11/29/12

by   The Archer


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Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 13 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 is. 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 chart also includes averages at the bottom so you can compare a team’s score to the average and see exactly where they stand in evaluating the matchups.





top scoring offenses in the NFL for fantasy football - week 13 - 2012



The Texans and the Lions got into a shootout early on Turkey day and if you went to hard on Blackout Wednesday you probably would have missed it if not for overtime. Johnson and Johnson each had big games as Calvin put up 140 yards and a TD while Andre put up 188 yards. Stafford and Schaub each put up big games battling beyond the final minutes for a victory. If it weren’t for one of the most unexplainable calls with the throwing of a challenge flag and being penalized who knows how this game could have ended, but at least it provided us some entertainment.

The Oakland Raiders offense really struggled against the Cincinnati Bengals, a team with a defense that is looking better each and every week. Carson Palmer didn’t have his usual 50 attempts as the Raiders failed to put drives together. He did have 34 attempts but only finished with a meager 3.4 yards per attempt. Marcel Reece continued his productivity but without Darren McFadden this offensive has been lacking those explosive games from the run game.

Three teams rose three spots in the rankings doing it on the biggest stages in football, Thanksgiving Day, Sunday Night, and Monday Night. The Giants offense got back on track with help from the run game and Eli Manning distributing the ball all over the field. The Cowboys offense has been working with the normal consistency of Jason Witten and the sudden explosion of Dez Bryant, who has brought the receiving corps into the top 5 for the first time this season.  Cam Newton and the Panthers absolutely put it on the Eagles defense as Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for another two, by far his best game of the season. These offenses are all very good and should continue to rise up the boards in the home stretch of the season.

The Colts offense fell four spots in the rankings. With a very limited run game to support Andrew Luck it is no surprise. An offense with a running game like the Colts have and a rookie quarterback was overachieving being in the top 10. Luck has been absolutely phenomenal in his rookie season but still needs a piece in the backfield to take this offense to the next level, an Edgerrin James to his Peyton Manning.






these defenses let the most and least up against each position for fantasy football points



The Pittsburgh Steelers have overtaken the top spot from the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers fell a little bit by taking on one of the best offenses in the NFL led by Drew Brees. Brees was able to throw for 3 touchdowns that helped the Saints cause but also threw two touchdowns to 49er players. The 49ers defense is still one of the best in the league and when they take on the Rams this weekend you might expect them to regain the top stop sooner rather than later.

The Lions saw their place in the defensive rankings fall 6 places after a 34-point effort from the Texans offense. They were top five against running backs until Arian Foster came in and put up over 100 yards and 2 scores and Forsett added 87 yards and a TD. Overall the 34 points allowed to the Texans added 3 points, raising their points allowed scored from 61.2 to 64.2.

Two defenses made big jumps, some can be attributed to dominate defensive performances and some can be attributed to other defenses such as the Jets and Lions being destroyed by opposing offenses. The Broncos had the lowly Chiefs in town and had newly minted starting quarterback Brady Quinn to contend with and they did their jobs by not allowing a touchdown on the day. The Bengals kept the Raiders in check allowing only 218 total yards. The Bengals allowed only 3.6 yards per play and absolutely killed the Raiders drives, allowing only 10 points.

The J-E-T Jets Jets Jets lost Fireman Ed and lost by 30 to the Patriots in a bad weak for the team. Everyone on the Patriots got involved in the scoring fest without Gronkowski to take the all the touchdown celebrations. The Brady show was in full force as he threw for 323 yards and 3 scores through the air and also added one on the ground. The running game was also very effective amassing over 150 yards. All of these factors caused the Jets to topple 10 spots in the rankings.







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The Denver Broncos have taken advantage of the Ben Roethlisberger injury and taken the reigns as the top team in the AFC. Peyton Manning has this offense functioning on all cylinders, the loss of McGahee hurts as they now turn to Knowshon Moreno to carry the load, a job he has failed to do in the past. The defense has also stepped up its game in the last few weeks in a similar fashion as last season. As each week goes past it feels like the Broncos are getting stronger and stronger, making them a legitimate Superbowl threat.

The Bengals have been absolutely on fire since coming off their bye and have now made their way all the way to 8th in our rankings. With a suffocating performance against the Raiders the Bengals defense made a jump and with their offense flowing through AJ Green the Bengals are making another run for the playoffs. The Lawfirm has also stepped his game up over the last two weeks giving the Bengals good balance and a shot at maintaining their rank as a top ten offense.

The New York Giants and Carolina Panthers each jumped 5 spots in the rankings. The Carolina Panthers and their lowly record showed what they are capable of on offense Monday night and their defense has been much improved over last year, with a better running game and a few other pieces on defense they could be a team to be reckoned with as soon as next season. The Giants offense stepped up on Sunday night and did so with balance. They put it on the Packers and showed why they are one of the most dangerous in the NFL especially in prime time games.

The Philadelphia Eagles have continued their dissent down the board falling another 5 spots. The Eagles defense has been one of the worst in the league, even after the firing of Juan Castillo. They seem to get worse and worse every week and it looks like they have lost all confidence. It got even worse after the game when the cut Jason Babin, a guy who produced 18 sacks for them last season. The Eagles have now fallen from perennial playoff contender to league doormat and the only player providing any excitement is Bryce Brown who will be forever blocked by All-Pro LeSean McCoy. 



By Stagg Party