June 19, 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


RB Player Rankings for Week 15

RB Player Rankings for Week 15

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/13/11

by   The Archer


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RB Player Rankings Large - Week 15 - Arian Foster


(Rankings will be updated throughout the week)



RB Player Rankings – Week 15





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Running Backs




1.           Arian Foster (vs. Car) – Ever since T.J. Yates took over at quarterback for the Texans, Foster has had a tough time finding holes to run through with opposing defenses stacking up against the run. However, that won’t be the case this Sunday against the Panthers. Not only will he be playing at home where Arian has put up ten 100-yard games and 13 rushing touchdowns in his last 13 games, but the Carolina defense also allows the second-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season. Carolina might also lay off the line a bit now after seeing Yates throw for 300 yards and two TDs against the Bengals last weekend, so it seems everything is in line for Foster to have one of those huge fantasy games of his.

2.           Ray Rice (@ SD – Sunday Night) – In Week 10, Ravens coach John Harbaugh made a monumental mistake by giving Ray Rice just five carries in a loss to the Seahawks. Since then, Rice has gone four straight games with 20 or more rushing attempts in which he put up three 100-yard games and four rushing TDs. Oh, and the Ravens also won each of those four games. Basically, at his point it’s pretty safe to say that Harbaugh clearly understands that in order for his team to win, he has to get the ball in the little guy’s hands. In a tough road game against a hot San Diego team, Rice will be needed more than ever and should end up with around 25 touches—which should be enough to get him 150-plus total yards. Two weeks ago, MJD put up 188 total yards and a touchdown with 26 touches. I expect about the same out of Rice with that sort of play.

3.           Maurice Jones–Drew (@ Atl – Thursday Night) – The Wrecking Ball still leads the league in both carries and yards at this point and doesn’t seem to be slowing down in the slightest. In fact, MJD’s two biggest fantasy days have come in the last two weeks accumulating a combined 182 rushing yards, 12 catches, 142 receiving yards and five touchdowns! Granted, Atlanta has one of the tougher defenses in the league to run on, but seeing that Maurice ran for a combined 300 yards against Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Houston, there’s no reason to believe he can’t do it against the Falcons. Since the Jaguars aren’t going stop riding him until the final snap of the season, neither should you.

4.           Adrian Peterson (vs. NO) – PROBABLE TO PLAY – Putting Peterson this high up in the rankings after missing the last three games with an ankle injury may be a bit risky, but it’s also warranted. First of all, the Vikings will be at home where AP28 absolutely loves to play. In fact, in five home games this season (actually four; Peterson left after one quarter in Week 11), not only has Peterson averaged over 100 rushing yards a game with three 100-yard games, but he’s also accumulated eight TDs on the ground. Secondly, the Saints have allowed opposing RBs to rush for over five yards a carry and let guys like DeAngelo Williams and Earnest Graham to each go for over 100 yards on them. Basically, even if he’s only 85 percent right now, Purple Jesus is still a good bet to roll on Sunday.

5.           LeSean McCoy (vs. NYJ) – The Jets rush D has been up-and-down this season, but dynamic, speedy backs like McCoy can usually get the job done against them. To be honest, with the way he’s been putting the ball in the endzone this year, I don’t think it matters too much which team LeSean faces at this point, the guy simply gets the job done. Last week against a Miami defense that had allowed only two TDs to opposing RBs on the season, McCoy decided to double that number and rush in two more of his own. Granted, the Dolphins pretty much stuffed him for the rest of the game, but I can’t see the Jets doing the same seeing as how they’ve allowed six different guys to put up over 100 total yards against them this season.

6.           Michael Bush (vs. Det)

7.           Beanie Wells (vs. Cle)

8.           Chris Johnson (@ Ind)

9.           Reggie Bush (@ Buf)

10.       Roy Helu (@ NYG)

11.       Felix Jones (@ TB – Saturday Night)

12.       Cedric Benson (@ StL)

13.       Marshawn Lynch (@ Chi)

14.       Shonn Greene (@ Phi) 

15.       Michael Turner (vs. Jax – Thursday Night)

16.       Kevin Smith (@ Oak) 

17.       Willis McGahee (vs. NE)

18.       Steven Jackson (vs. Cin)

19.       LeGarrette Blount (vs. Dal – Saturday Night)

20.       Darren Sproles (@ Min)

21.       Ryan Mathews (vs. Bal – Sunday Night) 

22.       Ahmad Bradshaw (vs. Was)

23.       C.J. Spiller (vs. Mia)

24.       Ben Tate (vs. Car)

25.       Marion Barber (vs. Sea)

26.       Brandon Jacobs (vs. Was)

27.       Donald Brown (vs. Ten)

28.       Ryan Grant (@ KC)

29.       Frank Gore (vs. Pit – Monday Night)

30.       Jonathan Stewart (@ Hou)

31.       Chris Ivory (@ Min)

32.       Peyton Hillis (@ Ari)

33.       Rashard Mendenhall (@ SF – Monday Night)

34.       DeAngelo Williams (@ Hou)

35.       Pierre Thomas (@ Min)

36.       Daniel Thomas (@ Buf)

37.       Mike Tolbert (vs. Bal – Sunday Night)

38.       John Kuhn (@ KC)

39.       BenJarvus Green–Ellis (@ Den)

40.       LaDainian Tomlinson (@ Phi)

41.       Kahlil Bell (vs. Sea)

42.       Kendall Hunter (vs. Pit – Monday Night)

43.       Jacquizz Rodgers (vs. Jax – Thursday Night)

44.       Danny Woodhead (@ Den)

45.       Marcel Reece (vs. Det)

46.       Montario Hardesty (@ Ari)

47.       Toby Gerhart (vs. NO)

48.       Keiland Williams (@ Oak)

49.       Jackie Battle (vs. GB)

50.       Maurice Morris (@ Oak)




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