May 22, 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


Week 11 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 11 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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2012 Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers




Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 11



Bye Week Teams

Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans



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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Sunday, Nov. 18 - 10:21AM CT)


Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

1.             Calvin Johnson (vs. GB) – You could almost smell the burning filaments from the light bulb that went on over Calvin Johnson’s head this past Sunday. 12 catches, 207 yards and a touchdown later, we finally seem to have the fantasy machine formally known as Megatron back in our midst. The season hasn’t gone quite as planned for his millions of fantasy owners, but after nine games, Johnson now leads the league in receiving yards, is tied for fifth in receptions and is on pace for a career high 107 catches and 1732 yards. His two touchdowns and sixth-place ranking in fantasy points per game still leave something to be desired, but I expect both those numbers to rise this weekend when the Lions take on the rival Green Bay Packers. The Packers pass defense started out much improved, but has fallen off lately with their defense as a whole succumbing to the injury bug. In nine career matchups, Megatron has averaged 89 yards and over a touchdown per game against this team, numbers I fully expect him to exceed this Sunday.

A.J. Green - Pyro Character

2.             A.J. Green (at KC) – Is there no end to this man’s talent? I would say not after watching Green catch seven balls for 85 yards and a touchdown against constant New York Giants double-teams this past weekend. His touchdown catch not only brought his total to a league-leading nine on the season, but also extended his streak to a staggering eight straight games with a TD. This weekend he gets to go to Kansas City and face a Chiefs defense that has allowed the fewest receptions to wide receivers this year, but strangely the sixth-most touchdowns as well. Green has already shown that it doesn’t really matter which defense he has to face or how good the man covering him is, so I wouldn’t expect CB Brandon Flowers and the Chiefs to suddenly be able to put the clamps down on him either.

Roddy White - Pyro Character

3.             Roddy White (vs. Ari) – Roddy White sure looks to be over all those knee injuries that were hampering him the previous couple of years, doesn’t he. He simply looks faster than he has been in recent memory and obviously just as dominant, as he’s currently on pace for 96 catches, a career-high 1,463 yards and his second-highest fantasy points per game average. Now I don’t know if the Arizona Cardinals plan to shadow Roddy or Julio Jones with Patrick Peterson this Sunday, but with the way Roddy plays at home, I don’t think it will matter. White has put up either a touchdown or 100 yards (or both) in each of the Falcons four home games this season and as you might expect, double-digit fantasy points in each one as well. I expect this to be another gem of a week for his fantasy owners this Sunday.

Reggie Wayne - Pyro Character

4.             Reggie Wayne (at NE) – As usual, touchdowns have been a bit scarce for Reggie Wayne this season, but my oh my have his receptions and yardage made up for the deficiency. At the moment, Wayne leads the league in receptions (69) and targets (112), is second in receiving yards (931) and third in catches for 20 yards or more (16) even though his long on the season went for just 30 yards. It wouldn’t shock me to see Bill Belichick cater his defense to stopping Mr. Wayne this week as he’s done this sort of thing plenty of times before, but I don’t really think it’s going to matter too much with the telepathy going on between Reggie and Andrew Luck right now. With Wayne playing at such a high level this season, I expect him to surgically dissect this porous Patriots pass D for some seriously nice fantasy numbers this week.

Jordy Nelson - Pyro Character

5.             Jordy Nelson (at Det) – After a nice bye week to rest up his ankle, Jordy Nelson is set to get back in the lineup and play against the Detroit Lions this Sunday. Nelson was absolutely rolling before coming down with his ankle injury and in a game that has the looks of a shootout indoors in Detroit, there’s no reason to think he won’t be back playing at a high level again. In two games against the Lions last season, Nelson combined to put up 13 catches, 188 yards and three touchdowns. With the Lions secondary decimated by injury and unable to double-cover him due to the excellent play of Randall Cobb and James Jones, I fully expect Jordy to have one of those big games he tends to come through with from time to time.

Marques Colston - Pyro Character

6.             Marques Colston (at Oak) – Despite the recent lack of yardage and catches, Marques Colston is still on pace for career-highs in touchdowns (12) and fantasy points and second-bests in targets (142), receptions (84) and receiving yards (1,159). He also has seven touchdowns in his last six games and will now face a Raiders defense that gives away receiving TDs like they’re tootsie rolls on Halloween. Like I said, Colston’s receptions and yards have been down a bit lately, but in a game that could end up one of the biggest shootouts of the weekend, I believe this will be the week his numbers climb back up.


Randall Cobb - Pyro Character

7.             Randall Cobb (at Det) – This kid is really something else, isn’t he. Throughout the entire offseason, I repeatedly heard rumblings out of Green Bay saying that Cobb was a superstar in the making and that it would be nearly impossible to take him off the field for even one play. Well, it seems somebody in Packerland knows what he’s talking about as Cobb has shown to be all that and more so far this season. He’s pretty much the same type of player as Percy Harvin at this point and is actually just a few tenths of a point behind Percy in fantasy points per game. He’s been especially lethal over the last month or so as Randall has either had a touchdown or 100 yards in each of his last five games. I’d normally expect him to do well in a shootout type of game like this one should be, but since he’s playing indoors up in Detroit, I expect him and his electric legs to do even better than that.

Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

8.             Demaryius Thomas (vs. SD) – Demaryius Thomas has obviously been a super-stud for his fantasy owners all year as he currently sits at fourth in the league with 891 receiving yards, eighth with 16.5 yards per catch, 10th with 54 receptions and most importantly, 6th in fantasy points per game. However, his first matchup against the San Diego Chargers this season wasn’t his best effort as he caught a season-low two balls for 37 yards, though his fantasy week was saved when one of those catches went for a touchdown. His numbers should increase in this one, though, seeing that Demaryius has three 100-yard games in four home contests so far this season.

Denarius Moore - Pyro Character

9.           Denarius Moore (vs. NO) – With as much as Carson Palmer seems to love him, Denarius Moore could easily end up with top-five fantasy numbers this weekend in a game that’s looking like a big-time shootout in the making. Moore has been targeted no less than eight times in each of his eight games played this season and has now caught a touchdown in his four of his last five. Sometimes it takes a little while for him to get going, but once he does, the kid is basically a human highlight reel every single week. The New Orleans Saints have allowed the second-most passing yards, third-most receiving touchdowns and most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season, so there’s really no reason not to have Denarius up here in the top-10.



Julio Jones - Pyro Character

10.           Julio Jones (vs. Ari) QUESTIONABLE - GAME-TIME DECISION – Even though he was out with a lower leg/ankle problem for half the game last weekend, the man formally known as the “Predator” (before shaving off his dreds) was still able to grab four balls for 75 yards against the Saints. If he had been healthy the whole game, I honestly believe he would have ended up with 150 yards and a TD. He simply looked that dominant. This weekend he returns home to play an Arizona Cardinals pass D that has a tendency to give up big games to wide receivers. If CB Patrick Peterson is sent out on the field to shadow Roddy White all game, Julio will be the one with gigantic numbers this Sunday. However, even if he tries to stick with Jones instead, I still believe the numbers will be there as Peterson has been regularly beaten of late by the likes of Michael Crabtree, Randall Cobb and James Jones.

Wide Receivers 11-80


11.           Eric Decker (vs. SD)

12.           Wes Welker (vs. Ind)

13.           Brandon Lloyd (vs. Ind)

14.           Dez Bryant (vs. Cle)

15.           Steve Smith (vs. TB)

16.           Larry Fitzgerald (at Atl)

17.           Andre Johnson (vs. Jax)

18.           Miles Austin (vs. Cle)

19.           Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. NO) - QUESTIONABLE - GAME-TIME DECISION

20.           Vincent Jackson (at Car)

21.           Jeremy Maclin (at Was)

22.           Brandon Marshall (at SF, Monday night)

23.           DeSean Jackson (at Was)

24.           Danny Amendola (vs. NYJ)

25.           Titus Young (vs. GB)

26.           James Jones (at Det)

27.           Stevie Johnson (vs. Mia, Thursday night) – 6 catches - 79 yards - 0 TDs

28.           Brian Hartline (at Buf, Thursday night) – 4 catches - 49 yards - 0 TDs

29.           Donald Jones (vs. Mia, Thursday night) – 2 catches - 11 yards - 0 TDs

30.           Mike Wallace (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

31.           Torrey Smith (at Pit, Sunday night)

32.           Dwayne Bowe (vs. Cin)

33.           Lance Moore (at Oak)

34.           Donnie Avery (at NE)

35.           Jeremy Kerley (at StL)

36.           T.Y. Hilton (at NE)

37.           Danario Alexander (at Den)

38.           Mike Williams (at Car)

39.           Malcom Floyd (at Den)

40.           Greg Little (at Dal)

41.           Rod Streater (vs. NO)

42.           Brandon LaFell (vs. TB)

43.           Pierre Garcon (vs. Phi)

44.           Anquan Boldin (at Pit, Sunday night)

45.           Josh Gordon (at Dal)

46.           Ryan Broyles (vs. GB)

47.           Cecil Shorts (at Hou)

48.           Andre Roberts (at Atl)

49.           Laurent Robinson (at Hou)

50.           Chris Givens (vs. NYJ)

51.           Michael Crabtree (vs. Chi, Monday night)

52.           Davone Bess (at Buf, Thursday night) – 6 catches - 50 yards - 1 TD

53.           Andrew Hawkins (at KC)

54.           Santana Moss (vs. Phi)

55.           Mohamed Sanu (at KC)

56.           Brandon Gibson (vs. NYJ)

57.           Alshon Jeffery (at SF, Monday night)

58.           Michael Floyd (at Atl)

59.           Emmanuel Sanders (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

60.           Riley Cooper (at Was)

61.           Kevin Walter (vs. Jax)

62.           Brandon Stokley (vs. SD)

63.           Harry Douglas (vs. Ari)

64.           Leonard Hankerson (vs. Phi)

65.           Travis Benjamin (at Dal)

66.           T.J. Graham (vs. Mia, Thursday night) – 2 catches - 5 yards - 0 TDs

67.           Derek Hagan (vs. NO)

68.           Mohamed Massaquoi (at Dal)

69.           Tiquan Underwood (at Car)

70.           Dexter McCluster (vs. Cin)

71.           Josh Morgan (vs. Phi)

72.           Jacoby Jones (at Pit, Sunday night)

73.           Damaris Johnson (at Was)

74.           Devery Henderson (at Oak)

75.           Brian Quick (vs. NYJ)

76.           Kevin Ogletree (vs. Cle)

77.           Justin Blackmon (at Hou)

78.           Mario Manningham (vs. Chi, Monday night)

79.           Earl Bennett (at SF, Monday night)

80.           Louis Murphy (vs. TB)




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