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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 15 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Running Backs

Week 15 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Running Backs

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/11/12

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2012 Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs

 

 

 

Running Back Player Rankings – Week 15

 

 

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Running Backs                 (Updated:  Sunday, Dec. 16 - 10:46AM CT)

 

Marshawn Lynch - Pyro Character

1.           Marshawn Lynch (at Buf) – “Fugly McSkittles” had the best game of his career last weekend rushing for 128 yards and three touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals… and he did it on just 11 carries!!! I can’t imagine the type of numbers he would have put up if the Seahawks didn’t replace him five minutes into the third quarter with a 45-0 lead. Arizona’s rush D had actually been pretty darn good this season before that game, not like the Buffalo Bills who have been awful the whole way through. With the Seahawks still fighting for a playoff spot, Coach Pete Carroll plans to ride the beast hard over the next few weeks, so I expect another monster performance to come from him this Sunday.


Adrian Peterson - Pyro Character

2.           Adrian Peterson (at StL) – I honestly have no idea how to praise this guy any more than I already have. The guy is simply amazing. After 13 games, Adrian Peterson’s numbers continue to speak for themselves as he’s now on pace for 1,969 yards, 12 touchdowns and slightly over a 6.2 yards-per-carry average. His 18 runs of 20 yards or more (C.J. Spiller is second with 11) are astounding and if it’s even possible, he seems to be both stronger and faster now than he was at the beginning of the season. St. Louis has been pretty good against the run this year, but they’ve allowed 12 TDs on the ground to RBs this season, tied for fourth-most in the league. Peterson’s lone career game against the Rams was in St. Louis where he took two of his 14 carries into the end zone. I wouldn’t be shocked to see it happen again this time around.


Arian Foster - Pyro Character

3.           Arian Foster (vs. Ind) – Arian Foster did what he does best for his fantasy owners last Monday night, which was take one of his 19 touches into the end zone against a tough Patriots rush defense. You can’t ask for much more than at least one touchdown in 12 of 13 games this season, but I’m sure there are plenty of playoff owners out there asking for exactly that. Never fear, because I have no doubt your wishes will come true this Sunday. The Indianapolis Colts rush defense hasn’t been terrible as a whole this season, but they’ve given up a ton of touchdowns and have been awful on the road. With Texans playing at home and fighting for a first-round playoff bye, look for the coaching staff to let Arian lead the way to victory.


Doug Martin - Pyro Character

4.           Doug Martin (at NO) – After a weak performance in Denver back in Week 13, the “Muscle Hamster” got back on track last Sunday rushing for 128 yards and a touchdown while touching the ball a whopping 31 times against the Philadelphia Eagles. This week I expect another grand showing for the youngster with the Buccaneers traveling to New Orleans for a rematch with the defensively-challenged Saints. The last time they met back in Week 7, Martin was able to put up 122 total yards and touchdown en route to one of his finer fantasy outputs of the season. I’ll be very surprised if the rookie doesn’t put up nearly the same exact numbers this Sunday.


Jamaal Charles - Pyro Character

5.           Jamaal Charles (at Oak) – After last weekend’s 165-yard outburst against the Cleveland Browns, Jamaal Charles now has three straight 100-yard games, four in his last five games, and a total of six on the season. The bonus last week, however, was that Charles was able to find the end zone for the fifth time this season (four rushing, one receiving) on a delicious 80-yard, highlight speed-run on the first play of the game. This week he’ll be taking on the Oakland Raiders, a defense that has allowed the second most rushing touchdowns and second most fantasy points to running backs this season, as well as two 100-yard rushers in the last three weeks alone. He’s fun to watch as is, but you won’t want to miss the “Ostrich” this weekend.


Ray Rice - Pyro Character

6.           Ray Rice (vs. Den) – The Baltimore Ravens decided to fire it’s offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, this week, partly due to the way he misused Ray Rice. Rice should have been seeing far more touches per game than he had been under Cameron, a mistake that will undoubtedly change from here on out under new OC, Jim Caldwell. Be that as it may, Rice was still able to put up his highest rushing total of the season last week with 121 yards and a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. This Sunday he returns home, where he plays much better, to take on the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos. The Donkeys have been one of the best teams against the rush this season, but they HAVE allowed three guys to go over 100 yards (Arian Foster, Stevan Ridley, Jamaal Charles), so obviously they can be run on for some nice fantasy points.


Trent Richardson - Pyro Character

7.           Trent Richardson (vs. Was) – Trent Richardson continues to plod along at a very slow pace putting up his ninth game of the season with less than 3.7 yards per carry last week against the Chiefs. As usual, however, he was able to save his fantasy owners for the week by crossing the goal line twice to give him 10 total touchdowns on the season. This week he’ll be at home against a better than average Redskins rush D, even though they have given up two 100-yard rushers in the last two weekends. They’re also not very good at defending running backs that excel in the passing game, so Trent should be just fine for Week 15.


Chris Johnson - Pyro Character

8.           Chris Johnson (vs. NYJ, Monday night) – CJ2K went up over 1,000 yards last week for his fifth straight campaign, though the feat didn’t come easy. I was expecting a lot more than the 44 yards on 19 carries he put up against a weak Indianapolis Colts defense in Week 14, as I’m sure did all his fantasy owners out there. He now has two straight dismal fantasy games when it counts the most, though if you’re still in the running for the trophy, this week should turn out to be better. The New York Jets, though not a sieve against the run, tend to allow a big play or two a game—something Johnson happens to excel in finding throughout a game. His RB1 status will hinge on him finding that big run or two this Monday night, but it’s definitely worth a chance.

 

Alfred Morris - Pyro Character

9.           Alfred Morris (at Cle) – Alfred Morris has put together an astounding rookie season as he currently has 1,228 yards, seven touchdowns and the tenth most fantasy points per game. He also has a string of three straight 100-yard performances right now and leads all rookies with six on the season. This week he takes on a Cleveland Browns rush defense that is getting better, though they just allowed Jamaal Charles to run for 165 yards against them last week. They’ve also been pretty porous against NFC East teams allowing a running back from each of the other squads (LeSean McCoy, Ahmad Bradshaw, Felix Jones) to put up double-digit fantasy points against them. A touchdown may be a bit hard to come by, but I expect his 100-yard game streak to increase to four in this one.


C.J. Spiller - Pyro Character

10.       C.J. Spiller (vs. Sea) – C.J. Spiller and his 6.6 yards per carry will FOR SURE have the backfield all to himself this weekend, which is something fantasy owners have been waiting for ever since the minor tease of it happening earlier in the season. This time, however, Jackson is on I.R., so there’s no chance Spiller doesn’t carry the load. The only reason I don’t have Spiller higher in the rankings is because the Seattle Seahawks have been one of the best teams against the run for most of the season. They did, however, allow five running backs in a four-game stretch recently to put up double-digit fantasy points against them, so there’s no reason to think an explosive player like C.J. won’t do the same.

 

Darren McFadden - Pyro Character

10a.   Darren McFadden (vs. KC) For all intents and purposes, Darren McFadden has been a royal disappointment to millions of fantasy owners this year. The only thing I thought could prevent him from landing in the top-5 fantasy RBs this season were his normally injury-prone ways—and as it turned out, he stayed true to form and missed four full games when he was needed the most. You can be pissed as hell at him and tell yourself you’ll never waste a draft pick on Run DNP again, but this is the fantasy playoffs, folks. All emotions need to be put aside so that we can focus on the singular task at hand—winning the whole f’in thing. As it happens, McFadden has himself a nice matchup this weekend going up against a weak Kansas City defense. The Chiefs have allowed the sixth most rushing yards per game (131.2), seventh highest yards per carry (4.6 YPC) and ninth most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, so if you’re willing to put your anger on hold for a week, you might want to give Run DNP a chance.



Running Backs 12-50

 

12.       BenJarvus Green-Ellis (at Phi, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  25 rushes – 106 yards - 1 TD  //  0 catches - 0 yards - 0 TDs


13.       David Wilson (at Atl)


14.       Bryce Brown (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  16 rushes - 34 yards - 0 TDs  //  1 catch - 11 yards - 0 TDs


15.       Ryan Mathews (vs. Car) 

 

16.       Knowshon Moreno (at Bal)


17.       Frank Gore (at NE, Sunday night)


18.       Steven Jackson (vs. Min)


19.       Reggie Bush (vs. Jax)


20.       DeMarco Murray (vs. Pit)


21.       Shonn Greene (at Ten, Monday night)


22.       Mikel Leshoure (at Ari)


23.       Matt Forte (vs. GB)


24.       Darren Sproles (vs. TB)


25.       Stevan Ridley (vs. SF, Sunday night) 


26.       Vick Ballard (at Hou)


27.       Michael Turner (vs. NYG)


28.       Joique Bell (at Ari)


29.       Jonathan Dwyer (at Dal)


30.       Montell Owens (at Mia)


31.       Alex Green (at Chi)


32.       DeAngelo Williams (at SD)


33.       Jacquizz Rodgers (vs. NYG)


34.       Beanie Wells (vs. Det)


35.       Ben Tate (vs. Ind)


36.       Bilal Powell (at Ten, Monday night)


37.       Pierre Thomas (vs. TB)


38.       Shane Vereen (vs. SF, Sunday night)


39.       Marcel Reece (vs. KC)


40.       Mark Ingram (vs. TB)


41.       Peyton Hillis (at Oak)


42.       Isaac Redman (at Dal)


43.       LaMichael James (at NE, Sunday night)


44.       Robert Turbin (at Buf)


45.       Danny Woodhead (vs. SF, Sunday night)


46.       Michael Bush (vs. GB)


47.       Daniel Thomas (vs. Jax)


48.       Bernard Pierce (vs. Den)


49.       Mike Tolbert (at SD)


50.       Montario Hardesty (vs. Was)

 

 

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