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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 15 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 15 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/11/12

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2012 Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers

 

 

 

Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 15

 


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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Sunday, Dec. 16 - 10:55AM CT)

 

A.J. Green - Pyro Character

1.               A.J. Green (at Phi, Thursday night) – After a dismal three-catch, 44-yard game last weekend, Green has now gone three straight weeks without a TD after grabbing one in each of the Bengals previous nine games. He has also been held to just one 100-yard game in the last seven, but should be able to get back on track in the national spotlight this Thursday night. The Bengals are in desperate need for a big game out of A.J. here, and I believe he gives it to them against this bottom-feeding Eagles pass defense. In the last five weeks, Philadelphia has allowed the most touchdowns and third most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Green is a lock to put up top-tier numbers this Thursday.  FINAL STATISTICS:  6 catches - 57 yards - 1 TD


Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

2.               Calvin Johnson (at Ari) – Though he caught 10 passes for the fourth time this season and put up over 100 yards for a sixth straight week, Calvin Johnson failed to get into the end zone against the Packers in Week 14, thus snapping his season-high four-game scoring streak. That being said, I fully expect a new one to be started this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. If the Lions could run the ball like the Seahawks, I might be fearful of Megatron’s involvement this week as the Cards can obviously be destroyed on the ground at this point. However, they can’t, so Stafford will undoubtedly turn to Johnson again to lead the team to victory… and he will.


Vincent Jackson - Pyro Character

3.               Vincent Jackson (at NO) – Because it rang true again last week versus the Eagles decrepit pass D, I’ll say it one more time—if there’s one thing Vincent Jackson does super-duper well for his fantasy owners, it’s that he destroys poor pass defenses. The pass D he’ll be facing this week, the New Orleans Saints, had been progressing nicely over the last handful of games—that is, until they ran into Eli Manning and the Giants WR corps last weekend. Assuming he saw the game, V-Jax should be chomping at the bit to inflict his own damage on the Saints this Sunday, especially since he knows he can after putting up 216 yards and a touchdown against them in their first meeting. A repeat of those numbers isn’t likely, but I wouldn’t bet against it either.

 

 


Brandon Marshall - Pyro Character

4.               Brandon Marshall (vs. GB) – Brandon Marshall now holds the top spot in fantasy scoring for wide receivers this season and is currently on one of the hottest tears of his seven-year career. Yes, the Green Bay Packers held him to a season-low 2.4 fantasy points (two catches for 24 yards) back in Week 2, but the Pack won’t have Charles Woodson as part of their double-team attack against Marshall this weekend, so all bets are off this time around. If Brandon sees close to the 16.7 targets he’s been averaging the last few weeks, I can all but guarantee his spot within the top ten fantasy scorers this Sunday.

 

Demaryius Thomas - Pyro Character

5.               Demaryius Thomas (at Bal) – Even though he missed a full quarter with a shoulder injury against the Raiders last week, I was still a bit disappointed by Thomas’ final stat-line of five catches for 83 yards. I expected more, and I’m sure his many fantasy owners out there did as well. This week he’ll be in Baltimore taking on a Ravens pass D that has had trouble containing the opposing team’s top receiver ever since CB Lardarius Webb went down back in Week 6. Emotions will likely be running high in this game with the possible return of MLB Ray Lewis, so I expect the Ravens to come out firing and possibly take an early lead. If so, the Broncos will have to pass the ball to keep up, so Thomas will have his fair share of opportunities to score big fantasy points this Sunday.


Andre Johnson - Pyro Character

6.               Andre Johnson (vs. Ind) – Though I’ve always been a huge fan of his, I’ll admit that Andre Johnson has surprised me a bit this year. At 31 years old, I thought his best playing days were certainly behind him and that he would continue his trend of missing at least a few games throughout the season. Obviously, I was wrong. I can’t say he’s a better player than he was in his prime, but he can definitely still come up with those big games we were all used to seeing back then. This week he comes home where he loves to play after being on the road the last three weeks. In fact, ‘Dre has averaged over eight receptions for 121.2 yards at home this season while also catching two of his three TDs there as well. The Texans may ride Arian Foster and Ben Tate for most of this game, but with the Colts allowing the fourth most fantasy points to wide receivers this year, you have to think that Johnson will at least be able to do some damage himself as well.


Marques Colston - Pyro Character

7.               Marques Colston (vs. TB) – Colston hasn’t posted a 100-yard game since Week 5 and only has one touchdown in his last four games, but there’s nothing like a little home cookin’ against a pass defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season to turn his fortunes around. In fact, the Buccaneers have allowed 12 different receivers to put up double-digit fantasy points against them in their last eight games alone, so the opportunity for a big game is obviously there. The last time these two teams met back in Week 7, Colston grabbed seven of his 10 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown, numbers he should at least be able to repeat in this one.

 

Roddy White - Pyro Character

8.               Roddy White (vs. NYG) – Roddy had himself a top ten fantasy day last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers grabbing nine of his 11 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown. This week he’ll take on the same Giants team that knocked him out of the playoffs last season, so a little payback could be in order for the Super Bowl ring-less 31 year old here. White has had either a touchdown or 100 yards (or both) in eight of his last ten home games, so against a Giants pass D that has allowed the third most touchdowns, fourth most yards and fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, it wouldn’t shock me to see both come his way this weekend.



Josh Gordon - Pyro Character

9.               Josh Gordon (vs. Was) – There was never a doubt about Josh Gordon’s talent, that’s for sure. However, it was a major question as to how long it would take for his understanding of the professional game to catch up to his dominating skills. Not very long at all is the answer. Gordon is in the top-15 in fantasy points over the last three weeks as well as the top 10 in both receiving yards and receptions. This week, fantasy owners have the joy of watching him face a bottom-three pass defense with the Browns welcoming the Redskins to town. Washington doesn’t have a single man in their secondary with either the size or speed to cover Gordon, so it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to see the 21 year old phenom to put up his best fantasy numbers of the year here.


Victor Cruz - Pyro Character

10.           Victor Cruz (at Atl) – As I thought he would, Victor Cruz came back last week to post top ten fantasy numbers catching eight passes for 121 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. Although the Atlanta Falcons pass D has been far superior to the Saints’ this season, I believe Cruz has another top tier performance this weekend. With the Falcons being amongst the highest scoring teams in the league this season, the Giants will need to pass the ball to stay in the game, which should mean plenty of targets for young Mr. Cruz. With Eli Manning on a roll and the Giants fighting to stay atop the NFC East, Victor should be able to contribute to what I believe will be a high scoring affair indoors at the dome in Atlanta.



Wide Receivers 11-80

 

11.           Julio Jones (vs. NYG)


12.           Danario Alexander (vs. Car)


13.           Cecil Shorts (at Mia)


14.           Wes Welker (vs. SF, Sunday night)

 

15.           Steve Smith (at SD)


16.           Reggie Wayne (at Hou)


17.           Randall Cobb (at Chi)


18.           Lance Moore (vs. TB) 


19.           Dez Bryant (vs. Pit)


20.           Mike Wallace (at Dal)


21.           Michael Crabtree (at NE, Sunday night)


22.           Hakeem Nicks (at Atl)


23.           Mike Williams (at NO)


24.           Eric Decker (at Bal)


25.           Greg Jennings (at Chi)


26.           T.Y. Hilton (at Hou)


27.           Pierre Garcon (at Cle) 

 

28.           Danny Amendola (vs. Min)

 

29.           Denarius Moore (vs. KC)

 

30.           Justin Blackmon (at Mia)

 

31.           Stevie Johnson (vs. Sea)


32.           Kenny Britt (vs. NYJ, Monday night)


33.           Brandon Lloyd (vs. SF, Sunday night)


34.           Sidney Rice (at Buf)


35.           Malcom Floyd (vs. Car)


36.           Golden Tate (at Buf)


37.           Torrey Smith (vs. Den)


38.           Jeremy Maclin (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  4 catches - 73 yards - 0 TDs


39.           Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. KC)


40.           Chris Givens (vs. Min)


41.           Miles Austin (vs. Pit)


42.           Brian Hartline (vs. Jax)


43.           Jeremy Kerley (at Ten, Monday night) 

 

44.           Antonio Brown (at Dal) 

 

45.           Anquan Boldin (vs. Den)


46.           Kendall Wright (vs. NYJ, Monday night)


47.           Greg Little (vs. Was)


48.           Alshon Jeffery (vs. GB)


49.           Marvin Jones (at Phi, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  0 catches - 0 yards - 0 TDs

 

50.           James Jones (at Chi)

 

51.           Rod Streater (vs. KC)


52.           Donnie Avery (at Hou)


53.           Larry Fitzgerald (vs. Det) 

 

54.           Nate Washington (vs. NYJ, Monday night)

 

55.           Santana Moss (at Cle) 

 

56.           Andrew Hawkins (at Phi, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  0 catches - 0 yards - 0 TDs 

 

57.           Emmanuel Sanders (at Dal) 

 

58.           Jason Avant (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  3 catches - 44 yards - 0 TDs

 

59.           Brandon Stokley (at Bal)

 

60.           Randy Moss (at NE, Sunday night)


61.           Louis Murphy (at SD)

 

62.           Tiquan Underwood (at NO)

 

63.           Domenik Hixon (at Atl)


64.           Jonathan Baldwin (at Oak)


65.           Jarius Wright (at StL)


66.           Juron Criner (vs. KC)


67.           Brandon Gibson (vs. Min)


68.           Andre Roberts (vs. Det)


69.           Doug Baldwin (at Buf)


70.           Mike Thomas (at Ari)


71.           Riley Cooper (vs. Cin, Thursday night) – FINAL STATISTICS:  3 catches - 20 yards - 1 TD


72.           Donald Jones (vs. Sea)


73.           Joseph Morgan (vs. TB)


74.           Dexter McCluster (at Oak)


75.           Mohamed Massaquoi (vs. Was)


76.           Josh Morgan (at Cle)


77.           Lestar Jean (vs. Ind)


78.           Devery Henderson (vs. TB)


79.           LaVon Brazill (at Hou)


80.           Austin Pettis (vs. Min)

 

 

 

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