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


RB Player Rankings for Week 16

RB Player Rankings for Week 16

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/20/11

by   The Archer


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RB Player Rankings Large - Week 16 - Arian Foster


(Rankings will be updated throughout the week)



RB Player Rankings – Week 16


(BYE:  Majority of the Games Are Played On Saturday, Dec. 24th)



QB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings



Running Backs                 (Updated:  Saturday, Dec. 24 - 11:54AM CT)



1.           Arian Foster (@ Ind – Thursday Night) – Due to injury, Foster didn’t get to play against Indianapolis in the Texans first game of the season—but backup Ben Tate did and racked up 116 rushing yards along with a goal-line TD. In 2010, however, Arian faced the Colts twice averaging 202.5 total yards (166.5 rushing) and two touchdowns in their two hard-fought matchups. Things have changed quite a bit this season with Peyton Manning sidelined for the year, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the atrocity that IS the Colts rush defense. 10 different running backs have put up 100-plus total yards against them this year as the Colts have allowed the third-most fantasy points to RBs this season. I fully expect a monster game out of last year’s fantasy MVP this Thursday.

2.           Ray Rice (vs. Cle) – With the way Ray Rice ate the Browns alive in their first matchup, it was very tough not to put him in my one-spot this week. However, for those of you keeping track, you might as well call Rice the 1B of Week 16 because he should be able to do some serious fantasy damage once again on Saturday. Part of the reason he’s not on top is because the Browns have played much tighter against the run since Rice’s first outburst allowing just 76 yards to Rashard Mendenhall two weeks ago and only 51 to Beanie Wells last weekend. Neither of those two have Ray’s make-you-miss capabilities, though, so I still believe Rice will come out golden in this one. But you better believe Cleveland will be bearing down on him all game long…I’m just not sure it will make a difference. Not after his 204-yard performance the first time around.

3.           LeSean McCoy (@ Dal) – Once thought to be too small to be an every-down back in this league, the 5’11”, 208-pound LeSean McCoy continues to proves the haters wrong on weekly basis as he now leads the NFL with 20 touchdowns (17 Rush, 3 Rec), four more than the next guy on the list (Rob Gronkowski). This week he’ll be facing a Cowboys team he absolutely tore apart back in Week 8 to the tune of 200 total yards (185 rushing) and two TDs. It will be different this time with both teams playing for their playoff lives and this one coming down in Dallas, but McCoy seems to have their number there too as he put up 149 rushing yards on 16 carries when they played there in 2010. There’s only been one week this year when LeSean didn’t score a TD and in that game, he ran for 113 yards. Basically, I can all but guarantee he does something for your fantasy team this weekend.

4.           Maurice Jones–Drew (@ Ten) – Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jaguars faced the Titans back in Week 1 and came up with one of their four wins on the season, 16-14. Jones-Drew was a big part of that win scoring the Jags only touchdown while rushing for 97 yards on 24 carries and quite frankly, the kid hasn’t slowed down since. Only once in 14 games this year has MJD been held to less than 84 yards rushing and he still scored a touchdown in that game. You also might think that because the Jaguars are almost always playing from behind on the road that he might not get the carries necessary to do well but the fact is, three of his four 100-yard games have come away from home. Basically, against a Titans defense that has allowed six 100-yard rushers this season (most recently last weekend when Donald Brown went off for 161 yards) along with the tenth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs, you can bet on a nice fantasy performance out of the Wrecking Ball this Saturday.

5.           Michael Bush (@ KC) – Ever since Darren McFadden went out with an injury in Week 7, Michael Bush has quietly amassed 985 total yards (703 rushing) in eight games while crossing the goal-line on five different occasions. He also has four games with 96 or more yards (two 100-yard games) and now sits just outside the top-10 for fantasy RBs in a standard scoring system. Basically, he’s been awesome. The first time these two teams hooked up happened to be the game Run DMC went down and Bush came in to rush for 99 yards on just 17 carries. In fact, of Bush’s three 100-yard games from 2009-10, two of them came against these same Kansas City Chiefs. Considering the Chiefs have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season, I think fantasy owners will be very happy starting him this weekend when all is said and done.

6.           Ryan Mathews (@ Det)  

7.           Adrian Peterson (@ Was) 

8.           Chris Johnson (vs. Jax) 

9.           Reggie Bush (@ NE) 

10.       Willis McGahee (@ Buf) 

11.       Rashard Mendenhall (vs. StL)

12.       C.J. Spiller (vs. Den)

13.       Michael Turner (@ NO – Monday Night) 

14.       Frank Gore (@ Sea) 

15.       DeAngelo Williams (vs. TB) – TOP-5 SLEEPER CANDIDATE


16.       Kevin Smith (vs. SD)

17.       Ahmad Bradshaw (@ NYJ) 

18.       Evan Royster (vs. Min) 

19.       LeGarrette Blount (@ Car) 

20.       Shonn Greene (vs. NYG)


21.       Felix Jones (vs. Phi) – QUESTIONABLE TO PLAY

22.       Cedric Benson (vs. Ari) 

23.       Jonathan Stewart (vs. TB) 

24.       Marshawn Lynch (vs. SF) 

25.       Beanie Wells (@ Cin) 

26.       Kahlil Bell (@ GB – Sunday Night, Christmas) 

27.       Steven Jackson (@ Pit) 

28.       Ben Tate (@ Ind – Thursday Night) 

29.       Darren Sproles (vs. Atl – Monday Night) 

30.       Donald Brown (vs. Hou – Thursday Night) 

31.       Peyton Hillis (@ Bal) 

32.       Danny Woodhead (vs. Mia) 

33.       Pierre Thomas (vs. Atl – Monday Night) 

34.       Jackie Battle (vs. Oak) 

35.       Mike Tolbert (@ Det) 

36.       Lance Ball (@ Buf) 

37.       Chris Ivory (vs. Atl – Monday Night) 

38.       BenJarvus Green–Ellis (vs. Mia)

39.       Brandon Jacobs (@ NYJ) 

40.       James Starks (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas) 

41.       Ricky Williams (vs. Cle) 

42.       John Kuhn (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas) 


43.       Sammy Morris (vs. Phi)

44.       Thomas Jones (vs. Oak) 

45.       Stevan Ridley (vs. Mia)

46.       Jacquizz Rodgers (@ NO – Monday Night)

47.       LaDainian Tomlinson (vs. NYG)

48.       Ryan Grant (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas)

49.       Toby Gerhart (@ Was)

50.       Kregg Lumpkin (@ Car)




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