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 13 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Week 13 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 11/27/12

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Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 13



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Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Sunday, Dec. 2 - 11:05AM CT)


Aaron Rodgers - Pyro Character

1.         Aaron Rodgers (vs. Min) – I don’t know if that debacle last Sunday night was due to a highly-motivated Giants team or an under-motivated Green Bay squad but either way, Aaron Rodgers is going to have something to prove this Sunday. The motivation certainly won’t be lacking with the Pack going up against the inner-division rival Vikings, but Rodgers will have more than just a fight for the NFC North title going for him this weekend. First, he’ll have one of the better receivers in the league back in the lineup with Greg Jennings finally returning to action. Second, “Aaron it Out” has been awesome against the Vikings since 2009 averaging 308.7 yards and three TDs in six games during that span. With the WR band back together, I expect nothing less than a stellar showing from the reigning league MVP.

Matt Ryan - Pyro Character

2.         Matt Ryan (vs. NO, Thursday night) – Matt Ryan has been throwing the ball a ton of late as he’s tossed up four straight 300-yard games with an average of 352 yards per game over that span. The only issue here is that Ryan has thrown a TD pass in just two of those four games. That being said, Matt is having a fantastic season putting up five games with three or more TD passes and topping 300 yards on six occasions (had a 299-yard game as well). He is a must-play in a match-up with the Saints that has the looks of being another shootout. Three weeks ago when these two teams met, Ryan went off for 411 yards passing and three TDs (one INT) in the Falcons loss. The Saints—as has been discussed throughout the season—have a horrible defense and Ryan should be ready to take advantage of them once again. He’s thrown for an average of 378.3 yards and two TDs in his last three games against these guys with a low game of 351 yards. Basically, Ryan needs to be in your lineup this week.  FINAL STATISTICS:  18-for-33 – 165 yards – 1 TDs – 0 INTs  //  3 rushes - –2 yards - 0 TDs

Tom Brady - Pyro Character

3.         Tom Brady (at Mia) – Though it wasn’t totally needed in the Patriots 49-19 Thanksgiving blowout of the Jets, Brady still put up his second-best fantasy numbers of the year while also keeping his accuracy streak going as he now hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 190 pass attempts going back to the fourth quarter of Week 6. His top three games have all come on the road this season, which is where he’ll be in Week 13 as the Pats travel down to Miami to take on the Dolphins. Last year in Miami, Brady had his best game of the season throwing for 517 yards and four TDs. Though he won’t equal those numbers, he should be able to toss up at least 300 yards and three TDs with the Dolphins’ pass D being their weak link.

Drew Brees - Pyro Character

4.         Drew Brees (at Atl, Thursday night) – Drew Brees has not had a 300-yard passing game since Week 8 at Tampa Bay and in that span of five games, he’s averaging just 247 yards passing a game. However, Brees has been making up for the lack of yardage with TD passes of late, as he’s also averaged 2.6 TDs in those five games with three a piece in each of the last three weeks. The best game he had during that span was three weeks ago against the Falcons when he threw for 298 yards and three TDs (one INT) in the Saints home win. Brees has had a lot of success against the Falcons in his career as he’s averaged 314 yards and 2.6 TDs in their last seven meetings and will be looking to dominate them again on Thursday Night. Brees can sometimes have a bit of trouble when he leaves the confines of the Superdome, but heading to another dome in Atlanta has proven to be a home away from home for the guy, so you have to consider Brees a must-start in this game.  FINAL STATISTICS:  28-for-50 – 341 yards – 0 TDs – 5 INTs  //  0 rushes - 0 yards - 0 TDs

Matthew Stafford - Pyro Character

5.         Matthew Stafford (vs. Ind) – Here comes the “Second-Half Staff push, fellas. After a super-slow start to the season, Stafford has now been in the top-five fantasy scorers in three of the past five weeks and has made his way up to eighth on the overall totem pole. The addition-by-subtraction move the Lions made last week concerning the Titus Young suspension and Ryan Broyles insertion into the starting lineup could be the catalyst Stafford needed to get back to where he belongs—in the top-five fantasy QBs. We’ll see for sure this weekend with the Lions playing at home against a very beatable Colts secondary. Detroit isn’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs just yet, but it’s close enough where I expect Matty to let loose a little bit and start whirling the ball all over the place—which can end up being a good thing for fantasy owners.

Peyton Manning - Pyro Character

6.         Peyton Manning (vs. TB) – Peyton Manning has been a man possessed in his return to the field this season averaging 296.4 yards and 2.4 TDs in 11 games. He’s thrown for the third-most TDs and has the third-highest Passer Rating thus far while leading the Broncos to an AFC West-leading 8-3 mark. Last week was a big test for him playing without starting RB Willis McGahee, but as expected, he passed with flying colors throwing for 285 yards and two TDs in the Donkey’s win. This week he’ll take on a Buccaneers defense that has allowed the most passing yards per game (316) and eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs. He COULD turn in the top fantasy game of the week here, but with Tampa playing a bit better of late, I’m tentatively expecting mere mid-range QB1 numbers from the four-time league MVP.

Robert Griffin III - Pyro Character

7.         Robert Griffin III (vs. NYG, Monday night) – What a fantasy juggernaut this kid is. Robert Griffin has dipped below 23 fantasy points in a game just three times all season and has now thrown for four TDs in each of his last two games (both wins over divisional foes; Philly and Dallas). This week he’ll be at home against a Giants team he lost to back in Week 7, though he was still able to throw for 258 yards and two TDs while also running for an additional 89 yards. New York has only been so-so against the pass this season allowing the 14th-most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs, but they’ve normally been great after their bye week as they showed last Sunday night against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. RGIII, however, is a horse of a different color in this league and should be able to battle out some QB1 fantasy numbers when all is said and done.

Tony Romo - Pyro Character

8.         Tony Romo (vs. Phi, Sunday night) – The fantasy stars were aligned for Tony Romo against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving, even if the real life stars were crashing down all over Dallas Cowboys. His 441 yards passing were a bit more than I expected, but the three TDs he tossed up weren’t as he was due for the yearly fantasy outburst that puts him right around the top-ten region. This week he’ll be facing off against another divisional foe when he takes on a down-and-out Eagles team on Sunday night. The Eagles looked absolutely awful against an offensively-challenged Carolina Panthers last Monday, so there’s no reason to believe that Romo be able to outdo his production from their last matchup in Week 10 when he threw for 209 yards and two TDs.

Eli Manning - Pyro Character

9.         Eli Manning (at Was, Monday night) – Finally! After tossing up just two TDs in his last five games and ZERO in his last three, Eli Manning came out of his rut to toss for 249 yards and three TDs against the Packers last Monday night. Does this mean his fantasy season is about to turn around? It might, and will certainly be helped out going up against one of the worst pass defense in the league this Monday night. In fact, Manning’s last 300-yard game came against the Redskins back in Week 7, so he’ll at least have the confidence to make it happen. If he needs any more confidence, all he has to do is look at the to-date statistics as Washington has allowed the most passing TDs in the NFL this year as well as the third-most fantasy points to opposing QBs. These inner-division games change things up a bit, as shown by Eli’s two total TD passes in his last five games against these guys, but I believe he overcomes his past after the confidence-builder he put up last week.

Andy Dalton - Pyro Character

10.       Andy Dalton (at SD) – Andy Dalton is slowly becoming a bit of a fantasy stud as he now has six games with 20 or more fantasy points on the season and seven games with three or more total TDs. He’s accomplished both in each of the last three weeks with his last two coming against teams from the same division as his opponent this Sunday, the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers have been a bit up-and-down against the pass this year and are currently right in the middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points allowed to QBs. However, they’ve been nailed by the injury bug yet again of late and are giving up a ton in the secondary because of it. Look for Dalton to put in another nice low-end QB1 performance this weekend.

Quarterbacks 11-32



11.       Cam Newton (at KC)

12.       Andrew Luck (at Det)

13.       Colin Kaepernick (at StL)

14.       Chad Henne (at Buf)

15.       Matt Schaub (at Ten)

16.       Carson Palmer (vs. Cle)

17.       Ryan Tannehill (vs. NE)

18.       Brandon Weeden (at Oak)

19.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Jax)

20.       Josh Freeman (at Den)

21.       Philip Rivers (vs. Cin)

22.       Jake Locker (vs. Hou)

23.       Joe Flacco (vs. Pit)

24.       Sam Bradford (vs. SF)

25.       Mark Sanchez (vs. Ari) 

26.       Russell Wilson (at Chi)

27.       Jay Cutler (vs. Sea)

28.       Christian Ponder (at GB)

29.       Nick Foles (at Dal, Sunday night)

30.       Ryan Lindley (vs. NYJ)

31.       Charlie Batch (at Bal)

32.       Brady Quinn (vs. Car)




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