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 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

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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.







differential week 13 - fantasy football power rankings

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