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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

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

Hyde and Seek


Browns agreed to terms with RB Carlos Hyde, formerly of the 49ers, on a three-year, $15 million contract.

Obtaining Hyde has several trickle-down effects; first it replaces Crowell who signed with the Jets, it probably diminishes Duke Johnson’s value a bit. Hyde is a better all-around back than Crowell was and will certainly take over the goal-line work seeing that he’s got 20+ pounds on Duke. It also reduces the likelihood that Cleveland takes Saquon Barkley with the 4th pick in the draft. They will most likely look to draft a defensive player (Chubb) or trade down again.


04/01/18, 11:28 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jerick McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings

McKinnon Goes West For Gold-Rush


49ers agreed to terms with RB Jerick McKinnon, formerly of the Vikings, on a four-year, $30 million contract.

McKinnon averaged a ho-hum 3.8 yards a carry for the Vikings and scored three rushing touchdowns. By contrast, San Francisco's former lead runner, Carlos Hyde, averaged 3.9 yards an attempt in 2017 and had eight rushing touchdowns.

It appears as though Shanahan is enamored with McKinnon's athletic metrics, but I'm not so sure he was "pounding the table" to get him. This move could push the Niner's to cut Joe Williams.


04/01/18, 11:12 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.sacbee.com


Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Eagles Keep Improving


Eagles signed WR Mike Wallace to a one-year contract.
Mike Wallace can still move posting a top five max speed among wide receivers last season. He will fill the void left by Torrey Smith as a speed vertical threat.


04/01/18, 11:08 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Terrelle Pryor

Washington Redskins

Jets Searching For Weapons


Jets agreed to terms with WR Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Washington and Cleveland.

Second year in a row on a new team doesn’t really help Pryor's cause, but I like the idea of him on the field with Teddy Bridgewater at some point. I would imagine, with some creativity, the Jets could really design some innovative gadget plays.
The Jets receiving corps really looks like a bunch of question marks at this point though, no telling what the week-to-week outcome will be with these guys.
Jermaine Kearse: 65 catches, 810 yards, 5 touchdowns (2017)
Robby Anderson: 63 catches, 941 yards, 7 touchdowns (2017)
Quincy Enunwa: 58 catches, 857 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)
Terrelle Pryor: 77 catches, 1007 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)


04/01/18, 11:04 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Carlos Henderson

Denver Broncos

Sleeper Watch


Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team is "counting on" Carlos Henderson making an impact in 2018.

If you are paying attention to Staggs projections there is plenty of opportunity for Henderson to step into a solid number of targets in the slot. Henderson was hindered by injury and awful QB play last year. Being drafted in the 18th round or later in best-ball leagues, Henderson is the late round flyer that should be on your radar.


04/01/18, 11:00 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.denverpost.com


Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Watson Returns To Big Easy


Saints signed TE Ben Watson, formerly of the Ravens, to a one-year contract.

Watson had 74 catches on 110 targets for 825 yards and 6 TD’s when he was with the Saints in 2015. After missing 2016 he had a pretty good year with Baltimore last year despite an anemic offense, with 61 catches on 79 targets for 522 yards and 4 TD’s. He’s not a bad late round flyer TE. He’s basically free right now, but I expect by the time the season starts he’ll be being drafted within the top 20 at the position.


04/01/18, 10:54 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jeff Janis

Green Bay Packers

Janis Truthers Challenged


Browns officially signed former Packers’ WR Jeff Janis.
The combine superstar never amounted to anything in Green Bay, I highly doubt Cleveland is the place for him to finally break-out.


04/01/18, 10:50 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Jets Sign Rawls


Rawls had five RB1 games in 2015, one in 2016, and has been a disappointment since. He’s not worth your time in fantasy, but he could cause enough disruption in the Jets backfield to cut any upside we might have hoped for from Isaiah Crowell.


04/01/18, 10:48 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.newyorkjets.com


Allen Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars

Coo coo ca choo Mr. Robinson


Bears signed WR Allen Robinson, formerly of the Jaguars, to a three-year, $42 million contract.

This is a great move for Robinson and Chicago. Nagy’s offense and the young QB, Trubiski, should benefit Robinson at least as much as Bortles did, and Chicago gets the top WR in free agency.
Everyone on the team will be in a new scheme so there will be an adjustment, but as they start to gel we should see a big second half. Robinson’s recovery from a torn ACL doesn’t scare me away from drafting him in the late third/early fourth, his current MFL10 ADP is 43 overall while his Draft app ADP is 59.9. I expect Robinson to be somewhere in the range of 75 receptions, for 1100 yards and 8 TD’s.


03/24/18, 08:25 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sammy Watkins

Los Angeles Rams

KC Building Strong Air Attack


Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins, formerly of the Rams, to a three-year, $48 million contract.

I’m a big Sammy truther so getting him in the 5th or 6th round is a pure power move. His current Draft app ADP of 87.1 is an absolute steal, his MFL10 ADP of 69.5 is still a great value in my opinion. There are quite a few options for high targets in KC so I don’t expect him to see the 128 targets he saw his rookie year, but he should definitely see more than the 70 he saw last year. He’ll have an entire offseason to work with the near-rookie QB, and at age 25 he should have enough burst left to have a 70 catch, 1050 yd, 8TD line. For his career he has 16 receptions on 30 targets for 12 TD’s in the Red Zone, and 9 receptions on 13 targets, for 8 TD’s inside the opponents 10. He should be the exact WR the Chiefs need to get over the hump. As a team the Chiefs were 34/75 for 13 TD’s in the Red-Zone last year and 12/24 for 10 TD inside the 10.


03/24/18, 08:19 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.pro-football-reference.com


Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins

Vikings Like That


Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. The deal is believed to be for around $86 million, and reports are it will be fully-guaranteed, a landmark for an NFL free agent.

Should be a lateral move for Kirk as far as fantasy, better WR’s, but fewer passes thrown in this offense. A healthy Dalvin Cook should be able to run out the clock if they are up in the second half of games and take the ball out of Cousins hands near the end zone. It should also help the overall efficiency of the offense so all in all it increases his floor, but cuts any garbage-time production we’ve seen with Washington. Kyle Rudolph becomes a big benefactor here, Cousins loves his TE, especially near the end-zone.


03/24/18, 08:16 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Denver Makes Case


Broncos signed QB Case Keenum, formerly of the Vikings, to a two-year, $36 million contract.

Well, I was hoping for more than a bridge QB for my favorite WR (D. Thomas), but this is a definite upgrade from the three stooges Denver put behind center last year.


03/24/18, 08:13 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Sparks Up Blount


The Lions signed free agent RB LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal worth $4.5M. He’s back with Matt Patricia, as the New England ties are strong.

The Lions have needed a true goal-line/power-back for years. I expect Blount to get between 150-200 touches and all the short-yardage carries. Detroit’s offense doesn’t really fit what Blount brings to the table, but I expect Patricia will have some influence over how the offense will operate from here-on-out.


03/24/18, 08:10 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

Cleveland Browns

Money Ball: The Sequel


Hate to start out the offseason with the Cleveland Browns, but they are makin’ moves!
Browns acquired: Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, Damarious Randall
Browns gave up: 2018 3rd-round pick (No. 65), 2018 4th-round pick, 2019 7th-round pick, DeShone Kizer

Building with experienced quality performers that have something to prove, by selling inconsequential draft picks is exactly what Sashi Brown was building up for. It’s a shame he won’t be around to reap the rewards, but these are quality moves for a win-now mentality.


03/09/18, 09:37 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Hue Looks To TyGoat


Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who's pondering his future, is a fan of Tyrod Taylor and has said so on the ThomaHawk Show podcast.

Tyrod is just one season removed (2016) from being the QB11 in average fantasy ppg, including seven 20+ point weeks and six 15+ point weeks. Given the current talent on the O-line and skill position weapons he could improve on those numbers. He has the potential to be this year’s Alex Smith, definitely heading my late-round (12+) QB picks now.


03/09/18, 09:32 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Packers Get In On The Fun


The Packers have traded for QB DeShone Kizer from the Browns to Green Bay.

This is the best possible scenario for Kizer, who was thrown into the fire last season. Getting the chance to develop and learn behind the best in the business is the best chance he has for longevity.


03/09/18, 09:30 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Torrey Smith

Philadelphia Eagles

On The Move Again


The Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to the Panthers for CB Daryl Worley. Torrey Smith could fill the old Ted Ginn role which makes this fairly interesting. Stagg Party says it’s more of a boost for Cam than Torrey himself.

This is an absolute perfect fit, someone who isn’t going to demand the ball, but can take the top off a defense while McCaffrey, Olsen, and Cam work underneath. Torrey is looking like a great late-round flyer.


03/09/18, 09:28 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com


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

Source: twitter.com

Week 14 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Running Backs

Week 14 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Running Backs

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Running Back Player Rankings – Week 14

 

 

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Running Backs                 (Updated:  Thursday, Dec. 6 - 3:01PM CT)

 

Adrian Peterson - Pyro Character

1.         Adrian Peterson (vs. Chi) – Adrian Peterson’s numbers speak for themselves as he’s now on pace for 1,928 yards, 11 touchdowns and a 6.2 yards-per-carry average. His big-play ability is obviously still there as well as he currently leads the league with 17 runs of 20 yards or more (C.J. Spiller is second with 11). Throw in the fact that he’s averaged 103.4 yards and 1.3 touchdowns a game against the Chicago Bears over his career and you’re pretty much assured of a big day out of Purple Jesus this weekend. Oh, and did I mention that the Bears will be without MLB Brian Urlacher for this game (and possibly longer) as well?


Doug Martin - Pyro Character

2.         Doug Martin (vs. Phi) – The “Muscle Hamster” has been slowed of late rushing for just 106 yards on 2.7 yards-per-carry over his last two games, but if there’s a team you’d like to face when things aren’t going too well at this point, it’s the Philadelphia Eagles. Granted, the Eagles have allowed more through the air than on the ground during their recent downward spiral, but Martin is involved enough in the passing game to make a difference there as well, so I’m not too worried about that. I’ll be very surprised if the rookie doesn’t put up 125-plus total yards and at least one touchdown this Sunday.


Bryce Brown - Pyro Character

3.         Bryce Brown (at TB) – What a maniac this kid is! With LeSean McCoy out of the lineup for the last two weeks, Bryce Brown has run for 347 yards and four touchdowns on just 43 carries, which comes out to a whopping 8.1 YPC. The rookie is really something special to watch as he not only has a ton of power in his legs, but also more speed than you’d think for a 223-pound back. He runs with a rare ferocity that can sometimes get him into trouble considering his three fumbles in the last two games, but Andy Reid wouldn’t dare tell him to slow down at this point. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been pretty good against the run this season, but Brown is on too much of a roll right now to think he’ll do anything but put up RB1 numbers.

 

Trent Richardson - Pyro Character

4.         Trent Richardson (vs. KC) – So Richardson was held to less than four yards a carry again last week against the lowly Oakland Raiders, but as usual, he found a way to put up nice fantasy numbers on the day running in a late three-yard touchdown. It was the first time he failed to put up 100 total yards in a game since back in Week 7, but he’ll get it going again this Sunday against a mediocre Kansas City Chiefs defense. I’m a bit nervous about the dreaded “rookie wall” coming up to meet him sometime soon, but it won’t be this week.

 

Marshawn Lynch - Pyro Character

5.         Marshawn Lynch (vs. Ari) – “Fugly McSkittles” came through with an unexpected nice fantasy game for his owners against a top-tier Chicago Bears defense this past weekend. Actually, it’s really not all that surprising seeing how he’s been able to come through on a regular basis regardless of the opponent for almost two years now. This week he’ll be facing an Arizona Cardinals team that he’s seen three times since the beginning of last year, though he hasn’t seen much success against them. In fact, he didn’t score a touchdown or run for more than 86 yards against them in any of those games, but streaks are meant to be broken. If Shonn Greene can run for 100 yards against them last weekend, I expect Lynch to as well.

 

Ray Rice - Pyro Character

6.         Ray Rice (at Was) – Ray Rice may still be fourth in the league in fantasy points this season, but it sure isn’t because the Ravens are getting him the ball a bunch. Last week he only saw 13 touches in a last-second loss to the hated Pittsburgh Steelers, a mistake I doubt the coaching staff will make again anytime soon. Plain and simple—Ray Rice makes his offense run. This week he’ll be taking on a Redskins defense that’s better than you think against the run, but have still allowed a running back to put up double-digit fantasy points against them in seven of their last eight games. If Rice wasn’t so wishy-washy on the road, I’d have him ranked higher.

 

Arian Foster - Pyro Character

7.         Arian Foster (at NE, Monday night) – Arian Foster still leads the league in fantasy points right now due to his insane ability to get into the end zone, but for the third time in four weeks last Sunday, he was held to less than 3.5 yards per carry, so he’s obviously slowing down a bit. The Texans have already clinched a spot in the playoffs so they might be aiming to rest him a bit, though he hasn’t seen less than 18 touches in a game yet this season and I doubt Houston will want to show poorly on Monday night. The Patriots, however, have a pretty stout rush D, so I don’t expect him to have one of his top-of-the-line games here. Lastly, Houston could turn to the pass if they get behind, so Arian may not receive as many carries as he usually does.

 

 

Chris Johnson - Pyro Character

8.         Chris Johnson (at Ind) – CJ2K hasn’t been able to hit the 100-yard mark the last couple of games and was held to his lowest rushing total (51 yards) since Week 5 by the Texans last weekend. That being said, I believe his minor skid takes a turn for the better this Sunday playing in a dome against the Indianapolis Colts. Indy has allowed the sixth-most rushing touchdowns this season and the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs, so Johnson should have a real good chance at RB1 numbers here.


Jamaal Charles - Pyro Character

9.         Jamaal Charles (at Cle) – As has been the case throughout his career, Jamaal Charles is still having a bit of trouble finding the end zone. However, he also just ran for his fifth 100-yard game last weekend and third in his last four games, so the kid is obviously on a bit of a roll. Not that it makes much of a difference, but Charles is averaging 109 yards a game against the AFC North this season with just the Cleveland Browns left to play. The Browns are probably the worst of the four teams (Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh), but have been pretty stout on the defensive side of the ball lately. They’ve had a bit of trouble with the speedier running backs, though, so I expect Jamaal to have a couple of big runs and a RB1 type of day because of them.


Alfred Morris - Pyro Character

10.       Alfred Morris (vs. Bal) – Alfred Morris is a beast and continues to show it on a weekly basis. On Monday night, he was able to put up his fifth 100-yard game of the season, the most of any rookie RB in the league this year. This weekend he’ll be at home against a Baltimore Ravens defense that has been able to be beaten on the ground this season. They’ve actually done a lot better lately, but their best defensive player, Terrell Suggs, just went down to injury so they might not play up to their recent standards this Sunday.

 


Running Backs 11-50

 

11.       Ahmad Bradshaw (vs. NO)


12.       Matt Forte (at Min)


13.       BenJarvus Green-Ellis (vs. Dal)


14.       C.J. Spiller (vs. StL)


15.       Steven Jackson (at Buf)


16.       DeMarco Murray (at Cin)


17.       Frank Gore (vs. Mia)


18.       Stevan Ridley (vs. Hou, Monday night) 


19.       Knowshon Moreno (at Oak, Thursday night)


20.       Michael Turner (at Car) 


21.       Fred Jackson (vs. StL)


22.       Shonn Greene (at Jax)


23.       Vick Ballard (vs. Ten)


24.       Mikel Leshoure (at GB, Sunday night)


25.       Jonathan Dwyer (vs. SD)


26.       Darren McFadden (vs. Den, Thursday night)


27.       Darren Sproles (at NYG)


28.       DeAngelo Williams (vs. Atl)


29.       Beanie Wells (at Sea)


30.       Montell Owens (vs. NYJ)


31.       Bilal Powell (at Jax)


32.       Alex Green (vs. Det, Sunday night)


33.       Ryan Mathews (at Pit) 


34.       Jacquizz Rodgers (at Car)


35.       Pierre Thomas (at NYG)


36.       Mark Ingram (at NYG)


37.       Isaac Redman (vs. SD)


38.       Reggie Bush (at SF)


39.       Joique Bell (at GB, Sunday night)


40.       Peyton Hillis (at Cle)


41.       Justin Forsett (at NE, Monday night)


42.       Felix Jones (at Cin)


43.       Michael Bush (at Min)


44.       Danny Woodhead (vs. Hou, Monday night)


45.       Daniel Thomas (at SF)


46.       Ronnie Hillman (at Oak, Thursday night)


47.       Marcel Reece (vs. Den, Thursday night)


48.       David Wilson (vs. NO)


49.       Ronnie Brown (at Pit)


50.       Mike Tolbert (vs. Atl)

 

 

 

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