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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 16 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 16 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/19/12

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Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 16

 


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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Sunday, Dec. 23 - 11:35AM CT)

 

Dez Bryant - Pyro Character

1.               Dez Bryant (vs. NO) – Dez Bryant may have a fractured finger, but he was still able to extend his touchdown streak to six games against the Steelers last weekend, so it obviously isn’t bothering him all that much. This week the Cowboys will be back playing at home against the New Orleans Saints in a game that has the looks of a classic shootout. Not only have the Saints given up the sixth most real points in the league, but they’ve also allowed the second most passing yards as well as the third most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Throughout his short career, Bryant has made it a habit of his to feast on poor pass defenses, so with seemingly every single factor working in his favor, I’m not sure you could ask for much more during your championship game than what Dez has going for him this weekend.


Calvin Johnson - Pyro Character

2.               Calvin Johnson (vs. Atl, Saturday night) – As far as wide receivers go, Calvin is obviously on one of the biggest tears in the NFL history going seven straight weeks with 100 or more yards while catching an average of 9.3 passes in each of those games. Knowing this, it was tough not to slot him as my top receiver for the week, but Atlanta can be pretty darn stingy against the pass as they’ve allowed the fewest touchdown passes in the league as well as the seventh fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. That being said, I have no doubt Stafford will be targeting him a good 15 times this Saturday night with the Lions likely to be playing from behind for most of the game. With that many passes thrown his way, there’s simply no chance Megatron puts up less than high-end WR1 numbers.  Final Statistics:  11 catches - 225 yards - 0 TDs


Brandon Marshall - Pyro Character

3.               Brandon Marshall (at Ari) – Last week against the Packers, in just the 14th game of the season, Brandon Marshall set career highs in receptions (107) and yards (1,398) while also tying his personal best for touchdowns (10) in a season. Not too shabby, Mr. Marshall. The crazy thing is that he’s been doing it while fighting off constant double-teams throughout the year. This week, however, he might see man-to-man coverage for most of the game because the Arizona Cardinals top cornerback, Patrick Peterson, somehow convinced his coaching staff that he can guard anyone in the league without help. He actually did pretty well against Calvin Johnson last Sunday holding him to 10 catches for 121 yards and no touchdowns, which could be close to what Marshall ends up with in this game. The one glaring difference here is that Marshall has caught twice as many TDs as Megatron this season, so Brandon could easily come up with one of those where Johnson couldn’t.


Andre Johnson - Pyro Character

4.               Andre Johnson (vs. Min) – After his 11-catch performance for 151 yards and a touchdown last weekend against the Colts, I have to say one more time that Andre Johnson has surprised me a bit this year. At 31 years old, I simply didn’t see him being able to perform at this high of a level anymore, but quite obviously, I was wrong. This Sunday, with a chance to sew up a first-round bye in the playoffs, I expect Houston to rely heavily on their two best players—Arian Foster and Andre Johnson—to get the job done. The Vikings will likely expect a heavy dose of Foster at first, so look for Johnson to grab a couple of big, early passes before the Texans set out to establish the run. Then, once they do, Andre should be able to steadily add to his numbers throughout the rest of the game on both play-action passes and quick third-down conversions. In the end, fantasy owners should be looking at top-tier WR1 numbers once again.


Julio Jones - Pyro Character

5.               Julio Jones (at Det, Saturday night) – Julio Jones’ averages on the road this season pretty much say it all. In seven games away from home, Jones has a monstrous weekly output of almost six catches for 97.1 yards and exactly one touchdown per game. He’s actually averaged over 101 yards and has 12 TDs in 14 career road games, so what he’s done this year isn’t just an anomaly. The Lions defense has been decimated by injuries all year long while the entire team has been spiraling downward for quite some time now. Their pass D has allowed the seventh most fantasy points to wide receivers over the last five weeks, but it could have been even worse had the Arizona Cardinals not been one of those five opponents. With the Falcons looking to clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, you can bet they’ll be stepping on the pedal all night long which could mean a massive amount of offense throughout the game.  Final Statistics:  7 catches - 71 yards - 1 TD


Steve Smith - Pyro Character

6.               Steve Smith (vs. Oak) – It took awhile for him to get going this year, but now that Cam Newton has re-established his dominance in the league, Steve Smith is back amongst the top ten fantasy receivers to watch for each week. This Sunday will be no different with Smitty and the Panthers playing at home against a bottom-tier Oakland Raiders defense. The Raiders have allowed at least one receiver to put up double-digit fantasy points against them in 12 of 14 games this season, so the chances of Stevie Fists coming up with high-end numbers in this one are pretty darn good. Smith has actually put up the fifth most fantasy points for wide receivers over the last three weeks, a trend I can easily see continuing into your fantasy championship game.


Randall Cobb - Pyro Character

7.               Randall Cobb (vs. Ten) – Randall Cobb put up his second straight game with 100 yards last weekend in a win against the Chicago Bears. In fact, the 115 yards he accumulated was the highest receiving game of his career thus far, though I expect him to break that mark sometime in the very near future. With Jordy Nelson very unlikely to return this week, Cobb should play the part of Aaron Rodgers’ go-to guy once again as the Packers continue to fight for a first-round playoff bye. The Titans defense has gotten progressively better throughout the season, but almost every single receiver whose talent is anywhere near Cobb’s has put up double-digit fantasy points against this pass D. To make you feel even stronger about Randall’s prospects this weekend, Percy Harvin scored 23.6 fantasy points in Tennessee’s matchup with Minnesota and in fact, the top three scoring games against the Titans this year all came from the NFC North (Harvin, Megatron and Marshall). Not a bad pattern for Cobb to follow, eh?

 

A.J. Green - Pyro Character

8.               A.J. Green (at Pit) – It wasn’t the greatest game of his young career, but A.J. Green was at least able to get back into the end zone against the Eagles last Thursday night after failing to do so the previous three weeks. It won’t be easy to keep his new streak alive, however, with the Bengals visiting Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers this weekend. In their last matchup back in Week 7, Green was held to a single catch for a measly eight yards, though that one reception DID happen to go for a touchdown. The big difference fantasy owners will find in their favor this time around is that the Steelers lockdown cornerback, Ike Taylor, won’t be around to shadow Green all over the field. With the Bengals fighting desperately for a playoff spot, Andy Dalton will likely target his 6’4” Pro Bowl wide receiver heavily, thus giving him a very good chance to both extend his TD streak and put up top ten fantasy numbers this Sunday.

 


Vincent Jackson - Pyro Character

9.               Vincent Jackson (vs. StL) – I’m sure fantasy owners would like to have seen a touchdown added to Vincent Jackson’s totals last Sunday—especially against a weak New Orleans Saints defense—but six catches for 81 yards isn’t too bad. The positive to focus on here was that V-Jax was once again targeted in the double-digits and will more than likely see the same type of attention from Josh Freeman this week. The St. Louis Rams have actually had one of the better pass defenses in the league this season, but because their secondary is one of the smallest in the league, they’ve had a bit of trouble with the taller receivers they’ve faced. Vincent Jackson, of course, is one of the tallest in the game at 6’5”, so there’s no reason to believe he won’t be able to put up top-tier fantasy numbers this championship weekend.

 

 

Wes Welker - Pyro Character

10.           Wes Welker (at Jax) Though Wes Welker only caught five balls for 56 yards in the Patriots loss to the 49ers last Sunday night, his final catch of the game gave him 100 receptions on the season for an NFL record fifth time in his career. Congratulations, Wes, though I’m sure his fantasy owners would have rather seen the record set with a little more fantasy flare. This week looks to be a more favorable matchup for the Slot Machine, though, as Welker has performed much better on the road this season than at home. Of his six double-digit fantasy games this year, five of them came on the road—as have three of his four touchdowns. The Patriots were obviously in need of a wake-up call last weekend and now that they’ve had it, I expect Tom Brady to come out firing with his team still in the hunt for a first-round playoff bye. With that in mind, I fully expect Wes Welker to be heavily involved in the game plan against a middling Jags pass defense.


 

Wide Receivers 11-80

 

11.           Roddy White (at Det, Saturday night) – Final Statistics:  8 catches - 153 yards - 2 TDs


12.           Demaryius Thomas (vs. Cle)


13.           Victor Cruz (at Bal)


14.           Cecil Shorts (vs. NE)


15.           Mike Wallace (vs. Cin)


16.           Danny Amendola (at TB)


17.           Pierre Garcon (at Phi)


18.           Eric Decker (vs. Cle)


19.           Miles Austin (vs. NO)


20.           T.Y. Hilton (at KC)


21.           Michael Crabtree (at Sea, Sunday night)


22.           Reggie Wayne (at KC)


23.           Hakeem Nicks (at Bal)


24.           Brandon Lloyd (at Jax)


25.           Torrey Smith (vs. NYG)


26.           Stevie Johnson (at Mia)


27.           Antonio Brown (vs. Cin)


28.           James Jones (vs. Ten)


29.           Marques Colston (at Dal)


30.           Anquan Boldin (vs. NYG)


31.           Lance Moore (at Dal) 


32.           Greg Jennings (vs. Ten)


33.           Jeremy Maclin (vs. Was) 


34.           Justin Blackmon (vs. NE)


35.           Mike Williams (vs. StL)


36.           Sidney Rice (vs. SF, Sunday night)


37.           Denarius Moore (at Car)


38.           Riley Cooper (vs. Was)


39.           Josh Gordon (at Den)


40.           Kenny Britt (at GB)


41.           Rod Streater (at Car)


42.           Brian Hartline (vs. Buf)


43.           Brandon Gibson (at TB)


44.           Santana Moss (at Phi)


45.           Danario Alexander (at NYJ)


46.           Alshon Jeffery (at Ari)


47.           Chris Givens (at TB)


48.           Golden Tate (vs. SF, Sunday night)


49.           Domenik Hixon (at Bal)


50.           Joseph Morgan (at Dal)


51.           Jason Avant (vs. Was)


52.           Larry Fitzgerald (vs. Chi)


53.           Nate Washington (at GB)


54.           Brandon LaFell (vs. Oak)


55.           Dwayne Harris (vs. NO)


56.           T.J. Graham (at Mia)


57.           Donnie Avery (at KC)


58.           Darrius Heyward-Bey (at Car)


59.           Louis Murphy (vs. Oak)


60.           Randy Moss (at Sea, Sunday night)


61.           Braylon Edwards (vs. SD)


62.           Jeremy Kerley (vs. SD)


63.           Greg Little (at Den)


64.           Emmanuel Sanders (vs. Cin)

 

65.           Andrew Hawkins (at Pit)


66.           Jacoby Jones (vs. NYG)


67.           Damian Williams (at GB)


68.           DeVier Posey (vs. Min)


69.           Dexter McCluster (vs. Ind)


70.           Brandon Stokley (vs. Cle)


71.           Tiquan Underwood (vs. StL)


72.           Josh Morgan (at Phi)


73.           Leonard Hankerson (at Phi)


74.           Austin Pettis (at TB)


75.           Marvin Jones (at Pit)


76.           Andre Roberts (vs. Chi)


77.           LaVon Brazill (at KC)


78.           Jonathan Baldwin (vs. Ind)


79.           Harry Douglas (at Det, Saturday night) – Final Statistics:  2 catches - 6 yards - 0 TDs


80.           Kris Durham (vs. Atl, Saturday night) – Final Statistics:  2 catches - 32 yards - 0 TDs

 

 

 

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