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 15 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 15 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Posted by d-Rx on 12/13/12

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pyro power rankings for week 15 - fantasy football power rankings for all 32 NFL teams



Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 15 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.




fantasy football points scored by NFL offenses chart - week 15 2012 NFL season



The Broncos offense has been getting better and better each week and it now looks like Peyton knows the ins and outs of this offense just as he did in Indy. This offense has survived the loss of its top running back and is now in the hands of a former first round pick that had been wasting away on the inactive list. Moreno showed his versatility this week both on the ground and through the air and was also entrusted with keeping Peyton upright. These receivers are also some of the best in the league and have an immense young talent in the form of Demaryius Thomas who should continue to get better and better as the years go on.

What was thought to be the Panthers biggest strength at the beginning of the season has turned out to be one of their more glaring weaknesses so far this season, as the running backs have left a lot to be desired. We can blame some of this on the touchdown vulture that is Cam Newton  and also some terrible run blocking but it also has a lot to do with their complete ineffective especially when you compare their performance to last season. Injuries have played some part in the lackluster performance but what was expected to be a three headed monster of Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams, and Mike Tolbert has barely produced like one good back. Their 13.9 RB points per game has fallen to 5th worst in the league.  

Two teams battling for a playoff spot in the NFC east both jumped 5 spots in the rankings this week. The Redskins have been led by RG3, who is currently fantasies top scorer, all season long and have used their spread attack to slice through defenses. The Giants however have been a strong running team and are getting 21.4 points a game from their backfield. Bradshaw and company have been explosive and provided some of the more memorable rushing games of the year this season and they are now tied for 4th in fantasy points by their running backs.

There were 4 teams who each fell 3 spots for various different reasons this past week. The Packers played in crappy weather and were unable to get their passing game going to its typical peak performance level. The Colts got into a drag out battle with the Titans but didn’t put up the numbers they usually do in the pass game while still pulling out a victory. The Bengals and Cowboys each fell as they were in a defensive battle each keeping the other teams offense in check. All four of these teams will look to rebound this weekend as they will all be battling for playoff positioning.





fantasy football points given up by NFL teams by position



The New York jets defense rose 3 spots as they had the fortunes of playing the Jacksonville Jaguars who were featuring their 4th running back of the season. The Jets defense’s strength even without Darrel Revis most of the season has been its play against opposing wide receivers as they are among the best at shutting them down. The Jets are susceptible to the run game however as they have allowed opposing running backs to put up over 20 points a game against them. Rex Ryan knows this teams shortcomings and has been trying to run the ball a lot so the team doesn’t get into shootouts and allow his underwhelming quarterback to get the most important stat of all, the W.

The Atlanta Falcons defense has been in freefall in recent weeks and now finds itself in 14th. The Falcons are not strong anywhere on defense and allow the opposition to attack whichever way it sees fit, whether that is through the air or the ground. Recently Atlanta has been getting torched in the run game allowing 19.9 points to opposing running backs, not to mention the 116 yards Cam Newton just put on them for their second loss of the season.

The Cowboys and Rams both jumped 5 spots in the rankings as they are able to keep opposing passing games from destroying them. They both allow slightly below average numbers to quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends. If these teams could bolster their run defense they would be ready to take that next step into the realm of the elite defenses.

The Houston Texans defense took a big freefall this week falling 7 spots as they were demolished by the Patriots on Monday Night Football. The Patriots were able to succeed greatly in the pass game early, gaining a big advantage and then let their running backs go to work to completely deflate the Texans defense and leave J.J. Watt standing on the sideline next to his coaches when all was said and done. The Houston Team has proved in primetime that they can be passed on and when an elite quarterback comes to town they can give up big points.







differential in fantasy points scored by NFL offenses and NFL defenses in 2012 - week 15


The Patriots with their shellacking of the Houston Texans were able to vault themselves all the way to second in our rankings jumping three spots. The Patriots always seem to show up for primetime games when the whole nation is watching and usually do so in a big fashion, especially the Stetson man himself. The Patriots are also known for taking the offenses best weapon away from them and forcing them to go another direction and execute to perfection. On the other side of the coin the Texans fell 4 spots as their defense was torched and their offense was held in check. Matt Schaub was eventually pulled for TJ Yates, more to save him from injury than his performance, but that is just an idea how absolutely terrible this game was for the Texans.

The Seattle Seahawks were the biggest riser this week as they jumped 6 spots after dropping 58 points on a tough Arizona Cardinals defense. Their defense also showed up in a big fashion as they shut out the Cardinals and forced 8 turnovers. Dominating is the only word the Seahawks can use to describe this performance as they destroyed 2 quarterbacks and also scored 2 defensive touchdowns. The only way this could have gone any worse is if the Cardinals would have lost another quarterback to injury. The Cardinals on the other hand were the biggest fallers this week falling 5 spots all the way to 29th. Ever since starting off as one of the biggest surprises around the Cardinals have been one of the biggest freefalls I can remember. Time for a new direction in Arizona as the quarterback play has been some of the worst in recent memory. 




By Stagg Party