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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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: www.sacbee.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: www.denverpost.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: www.newyorkjets.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com

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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 16 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings - Week 16 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

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Pyro Fantasy Football Power Rankings

Week 16 Power Rankings for all 32 NFL Teams

 

 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME SCORED BY NFL TEAM OFFENSES

 

ff points for each NFL offense broken down by position for week 16

 

 

The Washington Redskins offense did not skip a beat without RG3 this weekend. They ran a different variation of their offense that leaned on more of a zone running scheme with Alfred Morris but they still kept their rank at 7th even without one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL. Morris carried the ball a bit more than usual, 27 times, and also scored 2 touchdowns. Cousins and Hankerson connected on a pair of touchdown passes to go along with Cousins’ 329 to round out another great fantasy performance by the Redskins as a whole.


The Chicago Bears offense was again anemic against the Packers for the second time this season. The packers flat out have the Bears number and paid a big blow to their playoff hopes. Cutler attempted the same number of throws as Ryan Lindley this week and if it weren’t for getting Marshall somewhat involved in the offense this time around he could have had his worst game of the year. Marshall continued his pace to set all of the Bears season receiving records and Matt Forte chipped in 133 total yards.


The Seattle Seahawks have been storming up the board with two straight 50 point games. Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson have been on fire in recent weeks as the Seahawks have been running teams into the ground as of late. The Seahawks jumped 3 spots in our rankings, tying with the St. Louis Rams for our biggest riser this week. The Rams were able to gain a lot of yards and add a few scores in garbage time but helped themselves in our rankings by doing so.


The New York Giants fell 5 spots in our offensive rankings after being blanketed by the Atlanta Falcons. Eli Manning struggled again and eventually the Giants were down so much that they couldn’t give David Wilson the carries to have another big day. The Giants offense has had a lot of ups and downs this season and has yet to hit their stride at the end of the season as we have been accustomed to seeing. The Raiders also fell 5 spots as they blanketed the Chiefs. The Raiders were unable to score an offensive touchdown as Seabass booted 5 field goals. Without the benefit of a touchdown to their score they were unable to maintain their 14th spot and fell to 19th.

 

 

 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME ALLOWED BY NFL TEAM DEFENSES

 

fantasy football points allowed by NFL defenses for week 16

 

 

The Miami Dolphins gained 3 spots in the after playing the Jacksonville and holding them to just 3 points. The Dolphins were able to hold the running game in check and forced Chad Henne to take over the game which he failed to do. He was able to put up decent yardage as he compiled 221 yards. The Dolphins were able to get of the field as the held the jags to 6 of 15 on third down and stopped every drive after the first. The Dolphins defense was very good on Sunday as they hope to stay in the playoff chase.

 

The Carolina Panthers defense continues to improve and now find themselves on the cusp of top 10 status. The Panthers are much improved in pass defense and hold opposing quarterbacks, receivers, and tight ends under the average scores. If the Panthers can find a few run stuffers to support the improved pass defense the Panthers could be a team to reckon with going into next season.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs benefit in these rankings from not allowing a touchdown to the Raiders offense, as they jump 4 spots in the rankings. The Raiders jumped 3 points by keeping the Chiefs out of the scoring column completely in only their second shutout in franchise history. The Chiefs stuffed the Raiders all game once they reached the Chiefs side of the field.

 

The Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, and Cleveland Browns each fell 4 spots in the points allowed rankings as they allowed 24, 43, and 38 points respectively. The Cowboys suffered from the wrath of Big Ben as he threw for 339 yards and 2 scores. The Ravens got in the way of a hot Peyton Manning and Von Miller and gave up 38 points. The Browns got caught in the way of a Redskins team that is trying to force its way into the playoffs. Each of their counterparts were backed into a corner and the offenses performed admirably dealing the opposing defenses some painful body punches.

 

 

THE DIFFERENTIAL FOR OFFENSIVE FANTASY POINTS SCORED

VS. FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED BY THE DEFENSE

 

fantasy football differential for points scored on offense vs points allowed on defense

 

 

The Patriots were able to seize the top spot in a loss by scoring 31 points on one of the leagues most highly regarded defenses. They fell down big and threw the ball all over the field to almost complete a huge comeback. The Patriots are a very good team and just need their running backs to solve their fumbling issues to make another long playoff run with the Stetson Man at the helm.


The Falcons took a big stride in what can be seen as a statement game, as if a 12-2 team needed to make a statement. They shut out the Giants, a team who was a division leader going into Sunday and also put up 34 points on offense. Matt Ryan was amazing as he completed 23 of his 28 attempts for 270 yards and 3 scores. The running game was lackluster as they averaged 3.8 yards against a stingy run defense. The defense was also great as they held the Giants to 256 total yards. The Falcons have now positioned themselves well for the playoffs and they want to make a statement this time as they have floundered in previous trips.


The New Orleans Saints jumped 4 spots in the rankings after they walloped the Tampa bay Buccaneers 41-0. The defense has really gotten better after the horrid start to the season and they have strung together a couple of wins, just not enough to keep them in the playoff hunt. The Saints offense and Drew Brees were clicking on all cylinders yet again and their offensive effectiveness is second only to the New England Patriots.


The other side of the coin had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who fell five spots after being absolutely dismantled. Josh Freeman turned the ball over 5 times and the rookie sensation Doug Martin was held under 2 yards a carry. Things got so bad that the Bucs eventually turned to Dan Orlovsky as the game was so far out of reach and Freeman continued to be allergic to the football. The Bucs defense has been so bad against the passing game that it has brought them down to 31st in our defensive rankings even though they are one of the strongest run defenses around.

 

 

By Stagg Party

 

TOTAL FANTASY POINTS PER GAME SCORED BY NFL TEAM OFFENSES 
Welcome to the Pyromaniac.com 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.