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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

TE Player Rankings for Week 16

TE Player Rankings for Week 16

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/20/11

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TE Player Rankings Large - Week 16 - Jimmy Graham

 

(Rankings will be updated throughout the week)

 

 

TE Player Rankings – Week 16

 

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

 

QB Rankings  RB Rankings  WR Rankings

 

Tight Ends                 (Updated:  Friday, Dec. 23 - 2:11PM CT)

 

 

1.       Jimmy Graham (vs. Atl – Monday Night) – Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski have been tag-teaming my top spot in the rankings for quite some time now and should continue to do so through the end of the season. Graham’s consistency is one of the bigger reasons why as he has been targeted seven or more times and caught at least four balls in every single game this year while also putting up 54 yards or more in all but one game. When the Saints faced the Falcons back in Week 10, the big 6’7” former basketball player had himself quite a game catching seven balls on 12 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. I’m betting he out-does those numbers this time around with the game being played at home.


2.       Rob Gronkowski (vs. Mia) –Rob Gronkowski failed to get into the end zone last weekend for only the fifth time this season snapping a six-game streak of him grabbing at least one a touchdown. Week 16, however, should see a new streak started with the Patriots set to take on the Miami Dolphins. Back in Week 1, Tom Brady went off on the Dolphins for 517 yards and four touchdowns with 86 yards and one TD of it going to Gronk. Strange as it may sound, but the Patriots other tight end, Aaron Hernandez, actually out-performed Rob by catching seven balls for 103 yards and a TD. Basically, there should be enough statistics to make everyone happy this Saturday, most importantly Gronkowski’s fantasy owners.


3.       Antonio Gates (@ Det) – Antonio Gates may not be the same dominating player he was in years past, but he’s still one of the top five tight ends in the league and actually has the third-most fantasy points behind Gronkowski and Graham since Week 7. This week he’ll be facing a Lions team that has done a good job overall against opposing TEs this year, but the better ones—such as Jason Witten, Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham—have all done just fine. I expect Gates to more than hold his own in this one with the game possibly turning into a shootout.


4.       Jermichael Finley (vs. Chi – Sunday Night, Christmas) – Though Finley has turned in a fantasy season far below expectations, he still ranks amongst the best in the league, mostly due to a single game he had against the Chicago Bears back in Week 3. In that game, Jermichael caught seven of the eight balls thrown his way with three of them going for touchdowns. You can’t reasonably expect the same outcome this time around, but without WR Greg Jennings in the lineup last weekend, he did go for 83 yards while being targeted 10 times (both team-highs). I would call it a severe disappointment if he catches less than six balls for 80 yards this Sunday night against a Bears defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing TEs this season.


5.       Tony Gonzalez (@ NO – Monday Night) – Though he had his worst game of the season in last week’s win against the Jaguars, this has certainly been a season to remember for the 35-year-old Gonzalez as he currently ranks third amongst all tight ends in receptions, touchdowns and fantasy points. Earlier in the year when the Falcons squared off with the Saints, Tony G had one of his better games of the season catching six balls on ten targets for 71 yards and a touchdown. In fact, since joining Atlanta in 2009, Gonzo has caught less than six balls in a game against the Saints just once (five games) and actually had his only 100-yard performance in a Falcons uniform in New Orleans last year. With this possibly being the second-to-last regular season game of his storied career, look for Gonzo to leave it all out on the field this Monday night and show his innumerable fans out there (and fantasy owners) what they’ll be missing when he’s gone.



6.       Aaron Hernandez (vs. Mia) 


7.       Jason Witten (vs. Phi) 


8.       Brent Celek (@ Dal) – TOP-5 SLEEPER CANDIDATE


9.       Brandon Pettigrew (vs. SD) 


10.   Vernon Davis (@ Sea) 


11.   Dustin Keller (vs. NYG) 


12.   Anthony Fasano (@ NE) – QUESTIONABLE TO PLAY


13.   Owen Daniels (@ Ind – Thursday Night) 


14.   Jared Cook (vs. Jax)


15.   Ed Dickson (vs. Cle) 


16.   Jermaine Gresham (vs. Ari) 


17.   Greg Olsen (vs. TB)


18.   Todd Heap (@ Cin) 


19.   Kellen Winslow Jr. (@ Car) 


20.   Joel Dreessen (@ Ind – Thursday Night) 


21.   Kellen Davis (@ GB – Sunday Night, Christmas) 


22.   Visanthe Shiancoe (@ Was) 


23.   Marcedes Lewis (@ Ten) 


24.   Evan Moore (@ Bal)


25.   Jeremy Shockey (vs. TB) 


26.   Scott Chandler (vs. Den) 


27.   Jacob Tamme (vs. Hou – Thursday Night) 


28.   Tony Scheffler (vs. SD) 


29.   Kyle Rudolph (@ Was) 


30.   Dennis Pitta (vs. Cle) 


31.   Kevin Boss (@ KC) 


32.   Heath Miller (vs. StL) 

 

 

QB Rankings  RB Rankings  WR Rankings



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