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Jay Ajayi

Miami Dolphins

Run Anywhere Else


When Jay Ajayi runs to either side of Jermon Bushrod the Dolphins starting right guard (7 or 8 holes) he averaged 2.97 yards per rush. When Jay Ajayi ran on plays designed for any other holes he averaged 6.04 yards per.

Fantasy Goo: Bushrod was clearly the weak link in Miami's line finishing the year with a 43 PFF Player grade. Look for Miami to try to replace him with Kraig Urbik or Jesse Davis once training camps roll in.


07/16/17, 06:11 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

Texans Rookie Gets Caught with Stoned Friend


Big news of D’Onta Foreman’s arrest came on Sunday (7/16) and because everyone is in front of their computers, the news splashed Twitter into a frenzy. The gun he had was legal, his passenger is taking the fall for the weed.

Fantasy Goo: If he’s clean on the piss test, absolutely nothing happens, maybe a 1-2 game suspension at most. He does take a hit in dynasty if he fails the drug test, buy low.


07/16/17, 02:49 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jarvis Landry

Miami Dolphins

Deadline Set for Miami to Re-Sign Landry


Landry will not negotiate his contract after the season begins. I’m not so sure Landry is in Miami’s future plans. They surely won’t franchise him for $18 million next year and they just gave Kenny Stills a nice contract.

Fantasy Goo:I believe Miami has high hopes for DeVante Parker becoming the wide receiver one they drafted him to be. That may be a tall task with Tannehill running the show, but Parker appears to be far more committed to improving this year.


07/15/17, 08:55 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.sun-sentinel.com


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers Backfield Community


Reports out of SF say that Hyde has to earn the starting job. SF drafted two running backs and signed several free agents in the off-season including Tim Hightower and Kyle Juszczyk. If Hyde stays healthy there’s little doubt he earns the job, but he’s in the last year of his contract so if SF has their expected slow start I expect them to turn to their other options quickly.

Fantasy Goo: There are also reports that Hyde doesn’t fit into the Shanahan system well, he’s a tremendous athlete, but this is the time of year to pay attention to the negative information when we usually see nothing but fluff.


07/15/17, 08:48 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.csnbayarea.com


Virgil Green

Denver Broncos

Denver Tight End Job Up for Grabs


The team did select tight end Jake Butt in the 2017 NFL draft, but a knee injury suffered in Michigan’s bowl game may keep the talented rookie out of action for this entire season.

Fantasy Goo: Virgil Green is a blocker and AJ Derby is a natural athlete that converted to TE from QB, they believe he can be used in many ways and McCoy’s offense can use a third pass-catcher. Derby isn’t worth drafting, but we may want to keep an eye on him.


07/15/17, 08:42 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: 1043thefan.com


Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

Denver Receivers Excited for New Offense


“We’ve got this new offense with Mike McCoy. We’re going to be throwing the ball around so my conditioning has to be up and I’ve been working on that.’’
Sanders is working on a healthier lifestyle and getting ready for a high paced offense. Thomas is just happy to get his favorite play back in the rotation (WR screen).

Fantasy Goo: Thomas’ ADP is rising to the second round, while Sanders’ is hanging around in the late fifth. If you miss on Thomas keep an eye on Sanders slipping to you. While we’re not sure who the QB will be, these two should be just fine where they are being drafted.


07/15/17, 08:37 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.9news.com


Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

McNichols Working on Pass Catching Skills


Jeremy McNichols has been working with the Bucs wide receivers. He's going basically undrafted, McNichols may be worth a late round flyer if you’re in a FFPC (28 round) draft, but we have to see what happens in camp before we can judge this one.

Fantasy Goo: Doug Martin’s ADP has risen to the point where he’s getting way too expensive. If he’s hanging around in the ninth or tenth he might be worth a shot, but there are probably better options to choose from before that point.


07/15/17, 08:30 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.buccaneers.com


Frank Gore

Indianapolis Colts

Opportunities in Colts Backfield


“As long as I’m healthy and my guys up front get me the opportunities, I’m going to be successful,’’ Gore said.
Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski remains squarely in Gore’s corner, but there figures to be more of a backs-by-committee approach this season. “You can go a lot of different directions in that you can feature more things or different things with different people,’’ he said. “Some of that will be personnel-driven.’’

Fantasy Goo: With no improvements to the O-line, Robert Turbin showing life in camp, and Marlon Mack being drafted, I don’t see how Gore improves on last year’s total. He keeps on ticking like the energizer bunny, but I think that cliff is close. I’ve been high on him every year until now.


07/15/17, 08:25 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: cbs4indy.com


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?


Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.


07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.freep.com


Gerald Everett

Los Angeles Rams

Higbee opens door for Everett


“Receiver Mike Thomas on Friday was suspended for the Rams’ first four games of the regular season because of a doping violation, and tight end Tyler Higbee entered into a plea agreement in connection with an incident that left a man hospitalized.”

Fantasy Goo: This could leave the door open for rookie Gerald Everett to get some major playing time right from the start. There will be plenty of hands in the pot for targets and we certainly aren’t looking for an explosive offense from the Rams, but this is something to keep an eye on as camps begin.


07/15/17, 07:52 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.latimes.com


George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers

Sleeper Alert: Kittle


Jon Lynch and the people in San Francisco have been raving about the performance of George Kittle in pre-season practices.

Fantasy Goo: As of now Kittle would still be behind Vance McDonald in the pecking order, but keep Kittle in the back of your mind as a potential sleeper at TE in 2017. But remember - he still is a rookie TE.


07/11/17, 01:27 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.49ers.com


Christian McCaffrey

Carolina Panthers

Rookie Slow Your Role


"McCaffrey, while not nearly as big and strong as Stewart, could be effective as a ball-carrier in a power scheme – something he showed throughout his career at Stanford. It’ll be interesting to see how the carries are divvied out week to week."

Fantasy Goo: I expect McCaffery to have numbers comparable to the above-average pass-catching backs, maybe a ceiling of 2013 & 2015 Danny Woodhead (or 2011 Jonathan Stewart), he’s being drafted way too early for redraft with a MFL10 ADP of 35 overall/ RB15.


07/07/17, 11:27 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.panthers.com


Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthers

Stewart Not Done Yet


"Everyone from head coach Ron Rivera to running backs coach Jim Skipper has insisted that Stewart’s role will not change. And Stewart himself has made it clear he’s not at all concerned. The punishing 240-pound runner will continue to see the bulk of the carries."

Fantasy Goo: Fantasy Goo: With a MFL10 ADP in the 12th round Stewart is a steal right now, although the news is getting out and his ADP has started to rise since this article was released.


07/07/17, 11:23 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: www.panthers.com


Derek Carr

Oakland Raiders

Get Money, Get Paid


The Raiders have locked up their QB for the future by giving him the richest contract in NFL history. Carr signed the extension for 5 years $125 million.

Fantasy Goo: We all expected Carr to be in Oakland for the foreseeable future, however there has been a history of players having down years right after inking big deals. Be on the look out for any news that implies Carr is getting complacent with his money. Otherwise, Carr is still a low end QB1 with some weekly upside.


06/22/17, 11:44 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Marquess Wilson

Chicago Bears

Jets Add Another Former Bear WR


After letting Brandon Marshall walk to the other locker room in NJ and releasing Decker, the Jets are starting to fill the void at WR with Marquess Wilson.

Fantasy Goo: Wilson isn't draft worthy as of now, but he has shown flashes in the pan with some big games. Keep him on your radar through the season as he could provide some strong weeks as bye week fill ins.


06/20/17, 01:19 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Christine Michael

Seattle Seahawks

The Asleepening: Michael to IR


Christine Michael will not be available for the Colts in 2017. He was placed on the IR.

Fantasy Goo: Robert Turbin has been getting hyped, as has their rookie Marlon Mack. With Michael out of the picture we will have a more clear idea on who will end up being the 34 year old running back's handcuff.


06/19/17, 01:46 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Decker

New York Jets

Decker To Pursue Country Music Career


Nashville by far was the most exciting landing spot for the Decker's. Eric gets to play with the up and coming QB sensation, Marcus Mariota. And his wife, Jessie James gets to pursue her country music career.

Fantasy Goo: The Titans have turner their WR core from one of the worst in 2016 to potentially the best. Decker will likely play the slot and make his biggest contribution in the Red Zone, with a QB who is yet to throw a Red Zone pick in his career. Get your popcorn ready Nashville.


06/19/17, 01:39 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Eric Decker

New York Jets

Jets Release Decker


After trying to find a trade partner for Decker, the Jets have pulled the plug. Making Decker the most attractive free agent after the recent Maclin signing.

Fantasy Goo: The Jets passing attack could still be fantasy relevant as all signs point towards a season of tanking. Similar to the last few years in Jacksonville, expect the Jets to be passing heavily to Enunwa, Stewart and Anderson in negative game scripts.


06/13/17, 01:49 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


Jeremy Maclin

Kansas City Chiefs

Maclin, Crab Cakes and Football


Crab cakes and football! Thanks what Jeremy Maclin is about for the next two years as he signs with the Ravens to add some depth at WR. Maclin will likely work out of the slot with Wallace an Perriman working the outsides.

Fantasy Goo: There will be plenty of balls to go around as the Ravens have led the NFL in pass attempts for the past two years, and the departures of Pitta and Smith leave another 223 vacated targets. Maclin will certainly benefit from the pass happy offense coming from a conservative KC offense that threw the ball 130 less times last season.


06/13/17, 01:40 PM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com


John Brown

Arizona Cardinals

Uh Oh - Brown Tweaks Hammy


John Brown tweaked his hamstring in Cardinals mandatory camp. Soft tissue injuries tend to linger.

Fantasy Goo: Refer to Alshon Jeffrey for how bad soft tissue injuries can linger. If John Brown is limited by this expect another disappointing season from the speedy WR who also suffers from sickle cell conditions.


06/08/17, 11:24 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

Source: twitter.com

Week 12 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 12 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 12

 

 

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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Friday, Nov. 23 - 5:37PM CT)

 

A.J. Green - Pyro Character

1.             A.J. Green (vs. Oak) – Sometimes the total yardage isn’t quite where fantasy owners would like it to be, but how can you complain about a wide receiver putting up a touchdown in NINE straight games? Even with Calvin Johnson coming back to life, you can still argue that A.J. Green is the best WR on the planet right now and as far as I can tell, there isn’t a defense out there that can stop him.  The next team in line with a shot at stopping the streak will be the Oakland Raiders, though the chances of it happening are slim to none. Not only are they tied for fourth for the most passing touchdowns allowed in the league this year, but they’ve also allowed at least one wide receiver to put up double-digit fantasy points in EVERY SINGLE GAME. Good luck, Jokeland!


Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

2.             Calvin Johnson (vs. Hou, Thanksgiving day) – Johnson has found the end zone during each of the last two weekends and overall has been quite impressive with 17 catches for 350 yards over that span. Then you can think about the two long TD catches he would have had against the Packers had Stafford not overthrown him badly both times and you realize that the Megatron from last year is back in full force. Johnson is finally seeing more targets from Stafford after not being looked at enough earlier in the year and at this point, is really the only reliable option in the passing game. All-Pro cornerback Johnathan Joseph is iffy for the Texans this week and if he ends up being out for the game, Johnson should be able to find openings to make some big plays. With Titus Young suspended for the week and the only other options at WR being Ryan Broyles and Mike Thomas, Johnson should be a very busy man throughout the day and put up some nice WR1 fantasy numbers because of it.  FINAL STATISTICS:  8 catches - 140 yards - 1 TD


Roddy White - Pyro Character

3.             Roddy White (at TB) – Roddy White has had a bit of a resurgence at 31 years old and has actually gotten better as the season has matured. He’s put up 100 or more yards in half of the Falcons’ 10 games and is currently riding a three-game streak of doing so. Though normally a better player at home, Roddy has had a ton of success playing on the road within the division, including a couple of weeks ago when he put up 114 yards on seven catches at New Orleans. The Buccaneers’ pass D is more than beatable, too, as they’ve allowed the most yards and catches per game to opposing WRs on the season, as well as the second-most fantasy points per game. I know it’s tough to choose between Roddy and Julio most weeks, but you really can’t go wrong here in Week 12.


Randall Cobb - Pyro Character

4.             Randall Cobb (at NYG, Sunday night) – After watching that touchdown catch he pulled off last week against the Lions, I really can’t say it enough—this kid is really something special. As we heard the entire offseason, Randall Cobb is a superstar in the making and I have no doubt he’ll continue his hot play this weekend against the Giants. Cobb has now put up six straight games with either 100 yards or a touchdown and it seems Aaron Rodgers has noticed as he continues to target him more and more every single game. The Giants’ pass D has allowed the most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this year and the fifth-most fantasy points per game, so look for Randall to show us something special again this Sunday night.


Julio Jones - Pyro Character

5.             Julio Jones (at TB) – I know Julio Jones is listed as “questionable” this week and probably bummed some fantasy owners out last weekend by not being able to last the whole game, but he practiced more this week than he did last week and should be ready to go on Sunday. If he is, he’s an absolute MUST start as a WR1 due to his indescribable fantasy prowess away from home. In 12 career regular season games on the road, the absolute WORST Julio has done was catch four balls for 68 yards at Houston in Week 13 last season. Check to make sure he’s active first, but considering the Buccaneers have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing WRs this season, you have to get him in your lineup if he is.


Jordy Nelson - Pyro Character

6.             Jordy Nelson (at NYG, Sunday night) – Nelson can be a bit streaky, as he’s shown during his last couple of years as a starter, but there’s nothing like a sweet little matchup against one of the league’s worst pass defenses to get you back on a roll. Nelson was putting up some fine WR1 numbers for fantasy owners in weeks four through seven, but partially due to injury woes, Jordy hasn’t done a thing since. Lucky for him, the Giants’ pass D has been on a rather gruesome streak themselves as they’ve allowed the third-most fantasy points per game over the last five weeks and the fifth-most overall on the season. With a little payback for last year’s playoff exit in mind, Aaron Rodgers should be set to go off this Sunday night which can only mean good things for Nelson and the rest of the Packers’ WR corps.


Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

7.             Demaryius Thomas (at KC) – Demaryius Thomas has been stopped on occasion this season, but it hasn’t been often. In 10 games, Thomas has put up five 100-yard performances while in three of the five that he didn’t, he was at least able to secure a touchdown for his fantasy owners. This week he’ll likely draw the Chiefs’ best cornerback, Brandon Flowers, in coverage, so it’s possible the yardage will be a little less than you’d like. However, the Chiefs are tied for the fourth-most passing touchdowns allowed this year, so considering his towering frame and trend for at least pulling through with some sort of fantasy goodness, you gotta like his chances to do it again this Sunday—especially with McGahee out and Manning likely to throw the ball a bunch.


Reggie Wayne - Pyro Character

8.             Reggie Wayne (vs. Buf) – Wes Welker just overtook Wayne for the league-lead in receptions this last Thursday night, but Reggie should take it right back from him this Sunday as he only needs five to put him back on top. In fact, Wayne has caught five or more passes in every game so far this season so his ascent back to the top is almost a foregone conclusion. He also continues to lead the league in targets with an insane 130 on the season, so you know he’ll be getting his rightful chances. As usual, however, the touchdowns haven’t quite been there for Wayne, but he’ll have a nice opportunity to get one this Sunday with the Bills tied for seventh in the league for the most touchdown passes allowed. My guess is Buffalo will stick their first-round rookie cornerback (Stephon Gilmore) on him all day, but that shouldn’t be a problem for a wily veteran like Wayne. Either way, their opponent’s top receiver has pretty much had their way with the Bills all year long and I don’t expect Reggie to all of the sudden buck the trend.


Andre Johnson - Pyro Character

9.             Andre Johnson (at Det, Thanksgiving day) – Johnson is coming off a career day (yeah, you could call it that) in which he had 14 catches for 273 yards and a game-winning 48-yard TD catch to top it off. The performance not only gave Andre his third 100-yard game of the season, but also just his third TD on the year. The good news is that Johnson has seen at least 10 targets a game over the Texans' last five games, so there's always the potential for something like what happened last weekend. 'Dre showed that he still has that game-breaking ability he displayed early on in his career and with the targets he's getting, you could expect better numbers going forward. Johnson will definitely see a lot of attention in this match-up after his performance last week. I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of coverage rolled over to his side of the field as the Lions try to take away the big play. Johnson has disappointed in his two previous games following a 100-yard performance, putting up three catches for 21 yards and four catches for 35 yards in those games. Either way, even if the Lions try to bracket him with their safeties, he should still be able to sneak out low-end WR1 numbers, though you won't see a repeat performance of last week.  FINAL STATISTICS:  9 catches - 188 yards - 0 TDs


Dez Bryant - Pyro Character

10.           Dez Bryant (vs. Was, Thanksgiving afternoon) – Did Dez Bryant just make himself the most sought-after wide receiver in the league with his performance against Cleveland last week? Nah, but the kid is definitely better than he had been playing over the first half of the season. Grabbing 12 balls on 15 targets is nothing to sneeze at, but with Joe Haden sitting on the sidelines for the Browns during that game, be wary of what just happened. He’s a dominant force when he wants to be, but the question is—when can fantasy owners count on him to be that guy? This week might be a good one going up against a Redskins defense that allows the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, but then again, Dez hasn’t shown up on Thanksgiving for a couple of years now, so which way do you go? I think he’s a must-start this week, especially with Washington’s defense being hit by the injury bug lately (and all year for that matter).  FINAL STATISTICS:  8 catches - 145 yards - 2 TDs  //  1 rush - 6 yards - 0 TDs



Wide Receivers 11-80


11.           Victor Cruz (vs. GB, Sunday night)


12.           Eric Decker (at KC)


13.           Wes Welker (at NYJ, Thanksgiving night) FINAL STATISTICS:  7 catches - 71 yards - 1 TD


14.           Vincent Jackson (vs. Atl)


15.           Michael Crabtree (at NO)


16.           Denarius Moore (at Cin)


17.           Hakeem Nicks (vs. GB, Sunday night)


18.           Brandon Marshall (vs. Min)


19.           Torrey Smith (at SD)


20.           Miles Austin (vs. Was, Thanksgiving afternoon) – FINAL STATISTICS:  0 catches - 0 yards - 0 TDs


21.           Danario Alexander (vs. Bal)


22.           Cecil Shorts (vs. Ten)


23.           Marques Colston (vs. SF)


24.           T.Y. Hilton (vs. Buf)


25.           Stevie Johnson (at Ind)


26.           Ryan Broyles (vs. Hou, Thanksgiving day) – FINAL STATISTICS:  6 catches - 126 yards - 0 TDs


27.           Darrius Heyward-Bey (at Cin)


28.           Julian Edelman (at NYJ, Thanksgiving night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  2 catches - 64 yards - 1 TD  //  1 rush - 3 yards - 0 TDs


29.           Jeremy Kerley (vs. NE, Thanksgiving night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  7 catches - 86 yards - 0 TDs


30.           Mike Wallace (at Cle)


31.           Steve Smith (at Phi, Monday night)


32.           Justin Blackmon (vs. Ten)


33.           James Jones (at NYG, Sunday night)


34.           Lance Moore (vs. SF)


35.           Malcom Floyd (vs. Bal)


36.           Larry Fitzgerald (vs. StL)


37.           Sidney Rice (at Mia)


38.           Kenny Britt (at Jax)


39.           Brandon Gibson (at Ari)


40.           DeSean Jackson (vs. Car, Monday night)


41.           Anquan Boldin (at SD)


42.           Golden Tate (at Mia)


43.           Brandon LaFell (at Phi, Monday night)


44.           Mohamed Sanu (vs. Oak)


45.           Donald Jones (at Ind)


46.           Donnie Avery (vs. Buf)


47.           Nate Washington (at Jax)


48.           Jeremy Maclin (vs. Car, Monday night)


49.           Brandon Lloyd (at NYJ, Thanksgiving night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  3 catches - 26 yards - 0 TDs


50.           Dwayne Bowe (vs. Den)


51.           Mike Williams (vs. Atl)


52.           Kendall Wright (at Jax)


53.           Brian Hartline (vs. Sea)


54.           Brandon Stokley (at KC)


55.           Andre Roberts (vs. StL)


56.           Pierre Garcon (at Dal, Thanksgiving afternoon) – FINAL STATISTICS:  5 catches - 93 yards - 1 TD


57.           Mike Thomas (vs. Hou, Thanksgiving day) – FINAL STATISTICS:  2 catches - 17 yards - 1 TD  //  1 rush - 14 yards - 0 TDs


58.           Santana Moss (at Dal, Thanksgiving afternoon) – FINAL STATISTICS:  4 catches - 42 yards - 1 TD


59.           Austin Pettis (at Ari)


60.           Emmanuel Sanders (at Cle)


61.           Kevin Walter (at Det, Thanksgiving day) – FINAL STATISTICS:  2 catches - 20 yards - 0 TDs


62.           Harry Douglas (at TB)


63.           Mario Manningham (at NO)


64.           Chris Givens (at Ari)


65.           Randy Moss (at NO)


66.           Josh Gordon (vs. Pit)


67.           Riley Cooper (vs. Car, Monday night)


68.           Doug Baldwin (at Mia)


69.           T.J. Graham (at Ind)


70.           Davone Bess (vs. Sea)


71.           Rod Streater (at Cin)


72.           Jacoby Jones (at SD)


73.           Greg Little (vs. Pit)


74.           Dwayne Harris (vs. Was, Thanksgiving afternoon) – FINAL STATISTICS:  4 catches - 71 yards - 0 TDs


75.           Dexter McCluster (vs. Den)


76.           LaVon Brazill (vs. Buf)


77.           Marvin Jones (vs. Oak)


78.           Chaz Schilens (vs. NE, Thanksgiving night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  2 catches - 28 yards - 0 TDs


79.           Brian Quick (at Ari)


80.           Rueben Randle (vs. GB, Sunday night)

 

 

 

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