March 18, 2018


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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


Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthers

The Search Is On

Former Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is visiting the Seahawks today, source says. Seattle is looking at all options to get that ground game going.

This would be an interesting landing spot for Stewart, but no RB available in free agency is going to do spit behind this Swiss-cheese O-line.

03/09/18, 09:13 PM CST by Wheeler


New York Giants

Building Blocks

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline says "belief" around the league is free agent OG Andrew Norwell signing with the Giants is "a done deal."
The top guard on the market, Norwell was one of ex-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman's most-prized discoveries as an undrafted free agent. Gettleman now runs the Giants, who have needs all over the line.

I like anything the Giants can do to repair this disheveled O-line. Building a line through free-agency is almost always a better option than through the draft, but I would still like to see them trade back in the draft and grab Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame.

03/09/18, 09:11 PM CST by Wheeler


Dion Lewis

New England Patriots

Pass Catching Backs Set To Dominate

On first downs this year, the Eagles allow a 65% success rate on RB-passes. That ranks 29th in the league. Dion Lewis averaged 6.5 YPA and a 59% success rate, and James White averaged 7.7 YPA and a 58% success rate on first down passes this season.

02/04/18, 10:36 AM CST by Wheeler


James White

New England Patriots

Pass Catching Backs Set To Dominate

On first downs this year, the Eagles allow a 65% success rate on RB-passes. That ranks 29th in the league. Dion Lewis averaged 6.5 YPA and a 59% success rate, and James White averaged 7.7 YPA and a 58% success rate on first down passes this season.

02/04/18, 10:36 AM CST by Wheeler


Philadelphia Eagles

Attack With 11

The Patriots defense is particularly susceptible to runs out of 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WRs), allowing a 61% success rate and 6.0 YPC to offenses when rushing from this formation. The Eagles are one of the most run heavy teams from 11 personnel, recording nearly 60% of their total rushes from 11 formation. The Patriots haven’t faced teams like this often, the teams the Pats faced in the playoffs, Tennessee and Jacksonville were last and 5th lowest respectively rushing from 11 formation. This is a massive advantage for the Eagles if they recognize it and use it.

02/04/18, 10:32 AM CST by Wheeler


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

To The Left, To The Left

New England started the season off with one of the worst rush defenses in the entire league, but things have really shifted over the second half of the year. Prior to their Week 9 bye, the Patriots had allowed a 44.70% Success Rate to opposing running backs, the third-worst in the league. That's dropped to about 38% since, and they've had the fifth-best rush defense by Success Rate since Week 12. New England's especially been good at stopping runs to the left side of the field, which just so happens to be where Jay Ajayi has really made a mark since joining the Eagles in Week 9.
I don’t look for Ajayi to make his mark in this game. I know it’s a lazy narrative, but a Blount revenge game seems to really be in the cards here.

02/04/18, 10:30 AM CST by Wheeler


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Pats Could Hit'em Where It Ertz

Zach Ertz leads the Eagles in targets (39) with Foles under center, drawing at least eight in three of their four full games together. Keyed by FS Devin McCourty and SS Patrick Chung, the Pats allowed the NFL’s tenth-fewest receiving yards to tight ends (720) this season, only four opposing tight ends have reached 50 yards through 18 Patriots games.
If Foles continues to pepper Ertz with targets we could see a big game for Chung or McCourty.

02/04/18, 10:25 AM CST by Wheeler


Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Plenty Of Fluids

The Eagles’ biggest pass-catcher personnel mismatch is Nelson Agholor against Patriots slot corner Eric Rowe. Rowe can struggle with quick change of direction, Agholor’s foremost strength. Agholor runs 87% of his routes in the slot, and New England allowed solid games to Eric Decker (6/85/0) in the Divisional Round, and Allen Hurns (6/80/0) in the AFC title game. Agholor still ranks second behind Ertz in Foles targets (29), but has had a surprisingly quiet playoffs with just 7 targets.
This will have to change if the Eagles plan on moving the ball, but Agholor has been sick with the flu for the past few days. He received intravenous fluids Saturday and will play, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be 100%.

02/04/18, 10:22 AM CST by Wheeler


Danny Amendola

New England Patriots

Danny Playoffs

The Eagles finished second worst this season in percentage of passing yards allowed coming after the catch. Philadelphia struggled on short and intermediate throws this season, specifically to the middle of the field, where they allowed the third-most yards per passing play in the league. Brady was a top-five player in passer rating on these types of tosses. Amendola's been a monster in this year's playoffs for New England, grabbing hold of 22 targets in just two contests, accounting for over 24% of New England's targets. He should continue to play a role on Super Bowl Sunday.

02/04/18, 10:20 AM CST by Wheeler


Rex Burkhead

New England Patriots

Rex Back

Despite being listed as questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship game vs. Jaguars, it appears as though Patriots’ RB Rex Burkhead will play.
This will cut into the 13 targets Amendola saw last week.

01/20/18, 10:49 PM CST by Wheeler


Adam Thielen

Minnesota Vikings

Making The Wright Move?

Adam Thielen (back) is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Eagles.
He's fully expected to play after limited practices the last two days. He probably won’t be 100 percent so if you’re putting in a line-up you might want to pivot to Diggs or save some money and drop down to Jarius Wright who grabbed three-of-six targets for 56 yards Sunday and has established himself as the number three WR in this offense.

01/20/18, 10:31 PM CST by Wheeler


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Ankle In Question Again

Fournette aggravated his ankle in the Divisional Round and was limited early in the week. He was left off the injury report for Sunday's AFC Championship game. Fournette saw a heavy workload last week getting 27 touches in Jacksonville's upset of the Steelers. T.J. Yeldon rushed five times for 20 yards and a touchdown and caught 3-of-3 targets for 57 yards. If you’re looking for a cheaper option I expect we see Yeldon to be used to keep Fournette from aggravating the injury early.

01/20/18, 10:23 PM CST by Wheeler


Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Give Him A Hand

Reports are that Tom Brady threw the ball "incredibly well" during Friday's practice. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game against Jacksonville, but I don’t think there was any real doubt that he’d play. Keep in mind what D-Rex spoke about on the Pyro Podcast 303 andScott Barrett tweeted about Brady last week:
Weeks 1-10: 21.2 fantasy points per game, 110.9 passer rating
Weeks 11-17: 14.2 fantasy points per game, 87.3 passer rating
The hand injury on top of his achilles injury, as well as going against the Jags #1 rated pass defense could keep the Patriots attack grounded this week. Lewis is the obvious play, but if Burkhead (Q) comes back it could be he or White that steals the show.

01/20/18, 10:22 PM CST by Wheeler


Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Tom Still Terrific?

Tom Brady was first listed on the team's injury report with an Achilles injury heading in to Week 11.
Weeks 1-10: 21.2 fantasy points per game, 110.9 passer rating
Weeks 11-17: 14.2 fantasy points per game, 87.3 passer rating

Fantasy Goo: This should line up for a good week for Brady, Tennessee is 8th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, but just below average against QB’s. The Patriots are 13 point favorites on Saturday Night, if Brady doesn’t do it at home in prime-time then something is wrong.

01/09/18, 07:30 PM CST by Wheeler


Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints

Primary Role Shifting

Saints have run 5 times at/inside opponent's 5-yard line over last 4 weeks (including playoffs):
Alvin Kamara 3 carries, Zach Line 1, Mark Ingram 1. Kamara was in on all 3 Saints run plays at/inside 5 vs. Panthers last week, including Line's 1-yard TD run.

Fantasy Goo: If you’re trying to decide between Kamara and Ingram for the playoff run, Kamara looks to be the much better play.

01/09/18, 07:20 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



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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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