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 14 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 14 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Thursday, Dec. 6 - 7:04PM CT)


Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

1.               Calvin Johnson (at GB, Sunday night) – It seems Calvin Johnson’s transformation back into the inhuman, space-wandering Megatron is complete. The minor malfunctions experienced through the first half of the season have long since been repaired, as his otherworldly fantasy numbers can henceforth be counted upon. Calvin is currently on pace for an NFL record 1,904 receiving yards, which would best Jerry Rice’s mark of 1,848 yards set in 1995. He would need 105.3 yards a game over the last quarter of the season to do it, but that number seems rather paltry with the way he’s been playing of late. This Sunday night, the Lions travel to Lambeau to face the NFC North-leading Packers. In 10 career games against Green Bay, Johnson has averaged 94.4 yards per game but what’s more, he’s also grabbed 11 TDs. In fact, he failed to score a touchdown in just two of those matchups, so there’s no reason to believe another prime WR1 performance won’t be coming this weekend.

Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

2.               Demaryius Thomas (at Oak, Thursday night) – Thomas has been a fantasy beast this season and is obviously very happy with his new quarterback, Peyton Manning. He has five 100-yard games on the season and though he hasn’t had one in the last three games, he was still able to give his fantasy owners four TD catches in that time. Over the course of the season, Demaryius has become Manning’s favorite target as he now has 69 catches for 1,114 yards and eight TDs on the year. In their first meeting with the Raiders, Thomas had five catches for 103 yards and though he failed to grab a touchdown in that game, he’s on a three-game scoring streak and should be able to extend it to a fourth this Thursday.  Thomas is a must-start this week and every week going forward as it seems he can be trusted for the remainder of the season.

Vincent Jackson - Pyro Character

3.               Vincent Jackson (vs. Phi) – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—if there’s one thing Vincent Jackson does really well for his fantasy owners, it’s that he takes full advantage of poor pass defenses. The Philadelphia Eagles defense, though not bad on paper, have already mailed in the season and look about as lethargic as I’ve ever seen a defense in this league. They’ve allowed six touchdowns to wide receivers in the last three weeks alone and 28 or more points in all six games since their Week 7 bye. V-Jax has already reached the 1,000-yard mark for the season on a career-high 20.3 yards per catch and could actually improve on that number with as many big plays as the Eagles have surrendered of late.

A.J. Green - Pyro Character

4.               A.J. Green (vs. Dal) – Two weeks in a row without a touchdown? Absurd! What in the world is wrong with this guy?! Well, since he still leads the league in both touchdowns and fantasy points, then I’m going to go out on a limb and say he’s fine. This week, Green will take on a Dallas Cowboys pass defense that has played very well this season, but also seem to have a bit of trouble with the taller wide receivers of the league. A.J., of course, stands 6’4”, so though he may not go off for a ton of yards, I expect him to grab at least one red-zone touchdown before the final whistle blows.

Victor Cruz - Pyro Character

5.               Victor Cruz (vs. NO) – It’s been a tale of two seasons for the Meadowlands Magician in 2012 as his hot start through the Giants first seven games was followed up by a less than stellar last five weeks. His rise back into the elite, however, starts this Sunday with the abysmal New Orleans Saints pass defense coming to town. Cruz has always played better at home, but particularly so this season with averages of 6.2 catches, 86.8 yards and one TD through the team’s first six games in New Jersey. Though the Saints defense has played better of late, they still allow the third-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers, so Cruz should be able to grab top-10 numbers this weekend. If you need a last bit of confidence here, I’ll also tell you that Victor had his best fantasy day of the season against the Saints last year when he grabbed nine balls for 157 yards and two TDs in their matchup.

Brandon Marshall - Pyro Character

6.               Brandon Marshall (at Min) – Holy crap has Brandon Marshall been on fire this season! I figured on him being dominant at times considering his long-awaited return to play with Jay Cutler, but other than A.J. Green, Marshall might be the most consistent wide receiver in all of fantasy this season. He’s recorded double-digit targets in all but three games and has nine or more catches in six of them. Two weeks ago against this same Minnesota Vikings team, Brandon tied a season-high with 12 receptions on 17 targets, though he was unable to snag one for a touchdown. If he sees even close to that many looks again this time around, he should be able to get into the end zone and put up WR1 stats for the day.

Julio Jones - Pyro Character

7.               Julio Jones (at Car) – Julio Jones’ averages on the road this season pretty much say it all. In six games away from home, Jones has a monstrous weekly output of six catches for 102.3 yards and one touchdown per game. He’s had either 100 yards and/or a TD in five of those six games and should be able to make it a sixth this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Last year in Carolina, Jones had 103 yards and two TDs, numbers that could very well be matched in this one as the Panthers have had a tough time covering taller wide receivers all season long.

Andre Johnson - Pyro Character

8.               Andre Johnson (at NE, Monday night) – Andre came back down to Earth against the Titans last weekend catching just five passes for 56 yards in the game. However, he wasn’t really needed for a Texans victory with the game well in hand by the middle of the second quarter. This week, however, will be a completely different story with the 11-1 Texans (6-0 on the road) traveling to Foxborough to take on a Patriots team with a six-game winning streak and the best point-differential (plus-170, Houston is second with plus-130) in the league. If the Patriots come out firing as usual, then the Texans will have to turn to the pass to stay within reach so look for ‘Dre to see a whole lot of love from Matt Schaub this Monday night. Considering the Patriots have allowed the fourth-most passing yards per game and seventh-most passing TDs this season, Johnson should be good for top-10 fantasy numbers here.

Dez Bryant - Pyro Character

9.               Dez Bryant (at Cin) – Dez Bryant is going pretty ballistic at this point as he’s now caught 29 balls for 475 yards and six touchdowns over the Cowboys last four games. Sick! He’s also catching nearly everything thrown his way, which is a major turn-around from being plagued by drops early on in his career. I’d have him up higher in my rankings this week if not for the strong play in the Bengals secondary this year. They’ve allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game this season and just one WR to go for 100 yards, but I believe Dez Bryant is one of the few wideouts in the NFL right now who can buck that trend. It’ll be tough, but Bryant should be able to put up WR1 numbers by the end of this game.

Reggie Wayne - Pyro Character

10.           Reggie Wayne (vs. Ten) – Reggie Wayne has now dropped to third in the league in receptions (88) behind Wes Welker (92) and Brandon Marshall (91), but he still leads them all in targets with a whopping 152 on the season (12.7 per game). He’s also third in receiving yards with 1,156, but he’s coming off his lowest total of the season going for just 51 yards against the Lions last weekend. However, this Sunday should be a good one for the old-timer with the Titans bringing their sub-par pass defense into town. Tennessee has given up the second-most passing TDs and seventh-most passing yards per game this year, so Reggie should be just fine there. Wayne also tends to play much better at home, so combined with the way Andrew Luck has been tossing the ball out there lately, I expect to see some of Wayne’s better numbers of 2012 this Sunday.

Wide Receivers 11-80


11.           Randall Cobb (vs. Det, Sunday night)

12.           Wes Welker (vs. Hou, Monday night)

13.           Roddy White (at Car)

14.           Torrey Smith (at Was)

15.           Greg Jennings (vs. Det, Sunday night)

16.           Hakeem Nicks (vs. NO)

17.           Chris Givens (at Buf)

18.           Pierre Garcon (vs. Bal)

19.           Marques Colston (at NYG)

20.           Eric Decker (at Oak, Thursday night)


21.           T.Y. Hilton (vs. Ten)

22.           Steve Smith (vs. Atl)

23.           Mike Wallace (vs. SD)

24.           Danario Alexander (at Pit)

25.           Lance Moore (at NYG) 

26.           Josh Gordon (vs. KC)

27.           Michael Crabtree (vs. Mia)


28.           Kenny Britt (at Ind)

29.           Mike Williams (vs. Phi)

30.           Golden Tate (vs. Ari)

31.           Miles Austin (at Cin)

32.           Larry Fitzgerald (at Sea)

33.           James Jones (vs. Det, Sunday night)

34.           Anquan Boldin (at Was)

35.           Sidney Rice (vs. Ari)

36.           Stevie Johnson (vs. StL)

37.           Jeremy Maclin (at TB)

38.           Brandon Lloyd (vs. Hou, Monday night)

39.           Nate Washington (at Ind)

40.           Donnie Avery (vs. Ten)

41.           Antonio Brown (vs. SD)

42.           Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. Den, Thursday night)

43.           Denarius Moore (vs. Den, Thursday night)

44.           Dwayne Bowe (at Cle)

45.           Kendall Wright (at Ind)

46.           Mike Thomas (at GB, Sunday night)

47.           Louis Murphy (vs. Atl)

48.           Jeremy Kerley (at Jax)

49.           Riley Cooper (at TB)

50.           Justin Blackmon (vs. NYJ)

51.           Malcom Floyd (at Pit)

52.           Davone Bess (at SF)

53.           Emmanuel Sanders (vs. SD)

54.           Jarius Wright (vs. Chi)

55.           Tiquan Underwood (vs. Phi)

56.           Donald Jones (vs. StL)

57.           Greg Little (vs. KC)

58.           Andrew Hawkins (vs. Dal)

59.           Kevin Walter (at NE, Monday night)


60.           Brandon Stokley (at Oak, Thursday night)

61.           Santana Moss (vs. Bal)

62.           Rueben Randle (vs. NO)

63.           Juron Criner (vs. Den, Thursday night)

64.           Brian Hartline (at SF)

65.           Jason Avant (at TB)

66.           Doug Baldwin (vs. Ari)

67.           Alshon Jeffery (at Min)

68.           Cole Beasley (at Cin)

69.           Rod Streater (vs. Den, Thursday night)

70.           LaVon Brazill (vs. Ten)

71.           Domenik Hixon (vs. NO)

72.           Michael Floyd (at Sea)

73.           Austin Pettis (at Buf)

74.           Jacoby Jones (at Was)

75.           T.J. Graham (vs. StL)

76.           Harry Douglas (at Car)

77.           Marvin Jones (vs. Dal)

78.           Jonathan Baldwin (at Cle)

79.           Mohamed Massaquoi (vs. KC)

80.           Joseph Morgan (at NYG)




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