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LeSean McCoy

Buffalo Bills

McCoy starring down 30 with uncertainty


LeSean McCoy, despite ending the year as the #7 fantasy running back in standard leagues was a slight disappointment for fantasy owners last year. McCoy played in all 16 regular season games, but only cracked 100 yards rushing 4 times, and averaged 4.0 yards per rush, which was 23rd in the NFL. That all happened with a formidable QB with a scrambling ability that defenses had to respect, presumably allowing McCoy some more room before tacklers ascended.
The Bills have the least sexy QB situation in the entire NFL in my opinion. With Tyrod Taylor at the helm for most of the season last year, the bills had the 31st passing offense. None of the QBs on the Bills roster are considered mobile and without a wide receiver on their roster worthy of drafting in any fantasy formats, defenses can stack the box against McCoy. McCoy will be overused, underperform and probably get hurt because of it. McCoy’s ADP is in the second round, but wouldn’t touch him until the fourth or beginning of the fifth round.


06/29/18, 12:42 PM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

Hill lookin' busty with chiefs new look.


Tyreek Hill had a great 2017, amounting 75 receptions for 1183 yards and 7 touchdowns in 15 games. He’s currently being drafted in the middle of the third round in standard leagues, which would appear to be a great value. However, with promoted RB coach Eric Bieniemy presumably in-line to be the primary play caller, a new QB, Travis Kelce receiving the #1 target share and the addition of Sammy Watkins, I expect Hill’s numbers to decrease dramatically.
I believe Hill to be more of a boom or bust player this year. There’s no denying his break-away speed and ability to separate from defenders, and with Mahomes cannon of an arm, I expect them to connect deep on occasion. However, I believe Sammy Watkins to be the more complete receiver and likely to take more of the target share from Hill. Bundled with the change in offensive strategy toward the end of last year to run the ball more, the change to a young QB presumably resulting in a more conservative game plan, I see a major decline in the amount of touches Hill will get and see him as more of a 5-6 round flex play guy.


06/21/18, 10:54 AM CDT by C-wags

Source: pyromaniac.com


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

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 6 (2017)

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ROGER LEWIS – WR – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

OBJ is out for the rest of the season and Lewis is going to see a major uptick in targets. He caught one pass on Sunday for a 29-yard touchdown, and it showed some nice early chemistry with Eli Manning. The Giants are still looking for a running game, so Lewis will see a lot of targets on a weekly basis going forward.

 

MARLON MACK – RB – COLTS – AVAILABLE IN 78% OF CBS LEAGUES
The rookie was back after missing last week, and he was impressive. He finished with 91 yards and score on nine carries, and caught one pass for two yards. Mack nearly scored a second touchdown, but was ruled down at the one. Frank Gore is going to be sharing carries with Mack the rest of the way, as he brings electricity that has been missing from the Colts backfield.

 

NELSON AGHOLOR – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 74% OF CBS LEAGUES

Agholor has been a big surprise this season, and he was at it again this week catching four passes for 93 yards with a long touchdown. The Eagles take more shots downfield than any other team, so while he might be hit or miss, he has a better chance to hit with the extra shots from Wentz.

 

ED DICKSON – TE – PANTHERS – AVAILABLE IN 92% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dickson was a monster this week against the Lions, catching five passes for 175 yards. Obviously you can not count on him to give you this on a regular basis, but he has been showing a nice floor of at least 40 yards per game since taking over for the injured Greg Olsen.  

 

GEORGE KITTLE – TE – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie tight end became a major target of Brian Hoyer down the stretch of their game against the Colts this week. He finished with seven catches for 83 yards and a score. The 49ers have been looking for someone to make plays from the tight end position, and it seems clear that the University of Iowa product will be that man the rest of the way.

 

J.J. NELSON – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

Nelson finally showed some flash again this week, catching four passes for 80 yards, but was held out of the endzone. Palmer is spreading the ball around the offense, but Nelson is the best deep threat receiver that they have.

 

DION LEWIS – RB – PATRIOTS – AVAILABLE IN 87% OF CBS LEAGUES

Rex Burkhead continues to miss games, and Lewis has gotten into a groove in the Pats offense. This week he had seven carries fro 53 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards. The more time Burkhead misses, the better the chance that Lewis can take over the role if he continues to play well.

 

COOPER KUPP – WR – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 35% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kupp was pretty well held in check this week with just three receptions for 44 yards. He should have had a 20-yard touchdown catch to win the game for the Rams, but it went through his hands. There is still a lot of upside with Kupp, and the Rams offense is much improved this year.

 

JARON BROWN – WR – CARDINALS – AVAILABLE IN 50% OF CBS LEAGUES

Brown had a hard time getting going this week, catching just three passes for 39 yards. The Cardinals had a hard time getting anything going this week; so don’t let this deter you on going after Brown.

 

WAYNE GALLMAN – RB – GIANTS – AVAILABLE IN 38% OF CBS LEAGUES

Gallman continues to show well in his second game, carrying the ball 11 times for 57 yards, and caught five passes for 25 yards. Touchdowns are still going to be something that will be hard to come by, but it seems like Gallman should continue to see a decent amount of touches, and his workload could increase if he continues to show improvement.

 

ANDY DALTON – QB – BENGALS – AVAILABLE IN 33% OF CBS LEAGUES

Dalton started off with bang, connecting with A.J. Green on a 77-yard touchdown, but that was his only touchdown throw of the day. He had 328 passing yards with two interceptions, both of which could have been caught by A.J. Green. Dalton is still a solid option if you are hunting the waiver wire for weekly matchups.

 

DAVID NJOKU – TE – BROWNS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie made two dazzling catches this week, including a one hander for a score. He finished with three receptions for 48 yards and the score. He is getting more involved in the Browns offense, and is one of the best playmakers that they have on the roster.

 

COLE BEASLEY – WR – COWBOYS – AVAILABLE IN 61% OF CBS LEAGUES

Beasley was very active in the first half of this game, catching two touchdowns, but he did not do much else. He finished the game with four receptions for 23 yards with the two scores. He is a mismatch in the redzone, and after this performance he may get more looks down there.

 

JARED GOFF – QB – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES

Goff had a tough matchup this week, and the numbers showed it, completing 22 of 45 passes for 288 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran for 22 yards, and he drove the Rams down the field and gave them a chance to win the game. This was against the Seahawks, so you have cut the kid some slack on the fantasy production this week.

 

MIKE WALLACE – WR – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 53% OF CBS LEAGUES

Wallace showed his big play ability this week, catching three passes for 133 yards, but was held out of the endzone. Wallace is another hit or miss, but Flacco has been taking more shots downfield. Unfortunately Wallace does not do much else these days.

 

BRIAN HOYER – QB – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 82% OF CBS LEAGUES

It was a good matchup for Hoyer this week and he showed why, throwing for 353 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Hoyer is always there on the wire for all of you streamers. Next week may not be as appetizing facing the Redskins on the road.

 

AUSTIN HOOPER – TE – FALCONS – AVAILABLE IN 57% OF CBS LEAGUES

Don’t sleep on Hooper just because he was on a bye this week. There are a lot of tight end options on the wire, and the benefit for Hooper is his big play ability.

 

AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS – TE – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 45% OF CBS LEAGUES

ASJ was not that impressive from a yardage standpoint, but he was targeted often and in the redzone. He caught six passes for 29 yards with a touchdown, but the Jets offense doesn’t offer a lot of fantasy production.

 

D’ONTA FOREMAN – RB – TEXANS – AVAILABLE IN 46% OF CBS LEAGUES

He has been getting consistent touches. We will see how he performs tonight against the Cheifs.

 

ALEX COLLINS – RB – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 49% OF CBS LEAGUES  

Collins worked as the second back behind Javorious Allen and finished with 12 carries for 55 yards. He is stuck in a secondary back role, but if Allen gets hurt it will be his backfield.

 

KENDALL WRIGHT – WR – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 60% OF CBS LEAGUES

We shall see how his chemistry is with Mitch Trubisky this Monday, and if the Bears offense is more effective under the rookie, Wright could be a nice add in deeper leagues.

 

ELIJAH MCGUIRE – RB – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 52% OF CBS LEAGUES

McGuire was not impressive this week, running 11 times for 20 yards, and catching two passes for 10 yards. Bilal Powell left the game, so he should see an increased workload if Powell misses any time.

 

TORREY SMITH – WR – EAGLES – AVAILABLE IN 88% OF CBS LEAGUES

Torrey is and always will be boom or bust. This was a boom week, catching three passes for 70 yards with a long touchdown. Wentz takes a lot of shots downfield, but Smith needs to add more to the route tree to be counted on for consistent production.

 

JUJU SCHUSTER-SMITH – WR – STEELERS – AVAILABLE IN 89% OF CBS LEAGUES

JuJu had a pretty quiet day until garbage time, and finished with four receptions for 48 yards.

 

BEN WATSON – TE – RAVENS – AVAILABLE IN 58% OF CBS LEAGUES

Watson did not do much of anything this week, catching two passes for two yards, although he was targeted in the redzone.

 

MITCH TRUBISKY – QB – BEARS – AVAILABLE IN 77% OF CBS LEAGUES

The rookie makes his debut against the Vikings this Monday. If he can impress against a good defense, he could be worth adding in deeper leagues, or two quarterback leagues.

 

JERMAINE KEARSE – WR – JETS – AVAILABLE IN 48% OF CBS LEAGUES

Kearse found the endzone this week, but he only caught four passes for 38 yards. The touchdowns are sporadic and he does not give you enough yards to truly be trusted.

 

ADAM HUMPHRIES – WR – BUCCANEERS – AVAILABLE IN 91% OF CBS LEAGUES

Humphries continues to do just enough to stay on this list. He caught three passes for 51 yards, but is only an option in very deep leagues.

 

TYLER HIGBEE – TE – RAMS – AVAILABLE IN 99% OF CBS LEAGUES

Higbee had a nice game this week, catching four passes for 98 yards. He is a downfield threat as a tight end, and he is starting to develop a nice chemistry with Jared Goff. He is worth monitoring over the next few weeks

 

MARQUISE GOODWIN – WR – 49ERS – AVAILABLE IN 97% OF CBS LEAGUES

The speedster showed his speed this week, catching five passes for 116 yards. The only problem is that he is a hit or miss receiver and you more than likely to end up with misses.

 

DARREN FELLS – TE – LIONS – AVAILBLE IN 100% OF CBS LEAGUES

Fells caught two passes for 24 yards, and both went for scores. Don’t be fooled and don’t go run to pick him up…please!

 

 


 

 

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