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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 5 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

Week 5 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 5

 

(BYE:  Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

 

 

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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Sunday, Oct. 7 - 11:23AM CT)

 

 

1.               A.J. Green (vs. Mia) – It doesn’t look like the man-child known as A.J. Green is going to stop his dominance anytime soon. After exploding for nine catches, 183 yards and a TD in Week 3, Green came back against the Jags last week to put up six catches for 117 yards and another touchdown. He’s on pace for 108 catches, 1,712 yards and 12 TDs, numbers that would rival Calvin Johnson’s insane 2011 season. This week, the Bengals take on a Miami defense that’s been pretty porous against the pass allowing at least one receiver to snag eight or more catches and/or 100 yards in three of the first four games, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see A.J. have another monster stat-line this Sunday.


2.               Roddy White (@ Was) – Roddy and Julio Jones are easily interchangeable within these two spots, but Roddy and Matt Ryan are clicking so well right now, I had to give the higher nod to Mr. White. The kid went absolutely ballistic in his inter-division matchup with the Panthers last weekend catching eight balls for 169 yards and two TDs, though it’s not unfamiliar territory for him as he tends to have games like that at least once or twice a year. Against the worst pass defense in the league this Sunday, I expect Roddy to have another fun-filled fantasy game as both he and Julio Jones have a shot to put up over 100 yards and a touchdown each. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb to say that the two Falcons receivers combine for three touchdowns and 250 yards this weekend.


3.               Victor Cruz (vs. Cle) – When Eli Manning makes it a point to get Victor Cruz the ball; the kid is as unstoppable as any receiver in the game. His propensity for the big play is up there with the best of them and will be on display once again against the CB Joe Haden-less Cleveland Browns. If Cruz can put up nine catches for 109 yards and a touchdown against a tough pass D like the Eagles, then he should have no problem besting or at least equaling them against one of the worst pass defenses in the league this weekend. The Browns have allowed the most TDs, second-most fantasy points and third-most yards to opposing wide receivers this season.


4.               Julio Jones (@ Was) – Julio certainly has his fantasy owners freaking out a bit right now after his one catch for 30 yards stinker last weekend, but rest assured, the best cure for a fantasy lull is exactly what Jones and the Falcons have on tap this Sunday; a league-worst Redskins pass D. Matt Ryan knows that if the Falcons are going to make a run at a Super Bowl title this season, he has to have his young, up-and-coming star receiver at full tilt by mid-season, so I expect him to throw at him quite a bit in this game. With the Redskins allowing by far the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season, Jones should be able to get back on track and ease his fantasy owners’ minds.


5.               Wes Welker (vs. Den) – The Patriots were under .500 for the first time since 2003 and needed a win pretty f’in badly, so what did Tom Brady and the rest of the team do? They went back to the basics of what made them a winning team in the past; offense, offense, offense…with a nice focus on getting the ball in Wes Welker’s hands. The Slot Machine now has 22 catches on 32 targets for 366 yards over the last three weeks while concerns about his role in the offense have all but disappeared. The Broncos have been average against the pass this season, but any game that features a Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning matchup can turn into an aerial display, and I believe this one will. Both teams have been pretty stout against the run allowing just 3.4 yards/carry each and three rushing TDs combined, so expect Welker to see his fair share of action this Sunday.


6.               Percy Harvin (vs. Ten) – The Detroit Lions came out to say a couple of days ago that their whole defensive scheme was set up to shut down Percy Harvin. You have to hand it to them as they did very well in accomplishing their goal, yet Percy STILL took back the opening kickoff for a touchdown on them…which unfortunately for fantasy owners were pretty much the only points he scored on the day. The good news is that with the Titans on tap this weekend, there’s absolutely ZERO chance something like that happens again. Not only is Tennessee terrible against the pass, but they can’t stop the run either so no matter how the Vikings plan on getting Percy the ball this weekend, he’s more than likely going to do something special with it. I’m expecting a real nice game here with at least eight catches, 120 total yards and a touchdown.


7.               Andre Johnson (@ NYJ - Monday Night) – At 31 years old and dogged by injuries the last couple of years, this isn’t the same Andre Johnson that we all came to know as one of the best wide receivers in the game over the last decade. Then again, this isn’t the same New York Jets secondary that was one of the league’s best year in, year out, either. Johnson is dealing with a minor groin issue as well but will be just fine and has no chance of missing this Monday night contest. Jets CB Darrelle Revis, however, is done for the season which will make Johnson’s ability to roam the secondary a lot easier. The Texans will likely run a ton in this one, but with Arian Foster’s backfield mate, Ben Tate, questionable to play with a toe injury, they may turn to the pass a little more than usual which should mean double-digit targets for ‘Dre. In the 21 games he’s received 10 or more targets since 2009; Johnson has put up less than 9.5 fantasy points just once.


8.               Demaryius Thomas (@ NE) – Demaryius Thomas’ fumble last week against the Raiders was potentially disastrous for fantasy owners, but lost touchdown aside, you can’t be TOO unhappy with a five-catch, 103-yard fantasy day. This week he’ll take on the Patriots in what should turn into a shootout real quick, seeing how both defenses have stifled their opponents running games rather well through four weeks of the season. You gotta love the little matchup stories inside this game with Brady vs. Manning, Welker vs. Decker and on the outside, Brandon Lloyd against Demaryius. I feel the only one the Broncos take in these fantasy showdowns is the Thomas against Lloyd matchup, but all six of these players should score very well for fantasy teams this Sunday. Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild one!


9.               Jordy Nelson (@ Ind) – So Nelson finally had a game worth writing home about, but was it simply because he was playing against a terrible Saints defense? Was it because Greg Jennings was in the game for a little while to draw attention away from him? Or was it because he and Aaron Rodgers are finally back on the same page? I’m going to say it was a mixture of all three, but luckily for Nelson and his fantasy owners, the Colts secondary isn’t much better than the Saints. However, Greg Jennings won’t be suiting up for at least this week, so Nelson may see an extra body on him from time to time. Still, Jordy should be able to come through with a couple of lengthy catches as the Colts are prone to giving up the big play. This COULD be the breakout game we’ve been waiting for from Nelson.


10.           Brandon Marshall (@ Jax) – If Matt Forte and Michael Bush were both completely healthy, I might have moved Marshall down a few spots. That said, they aren’t, so Cutler is going to have to throw the ball some like he did against the Cowboys last Monday night. The Jaguars rush defense is one of the worst in the game, but even though their pass D isn’t the Superman of Super Heroes, they aren’t half bad either. They do allow 255 passing yards a game, though, and seem to have a bit of a problem with bigger wide receivers, so if Brandon gets close to double-digit targets like he should, he could be in for a big game.



Wide Receivers 11-80


11.           Brandon Lloyd (vs. Den)


12.           Eric Decker (@ NE)


13.           Torrey Smith (@ KC)


14.           Reggie Wayne (vs. GB)


15.           Malcom Floyd (@ NO - Sunday Night)


16.           Larry Fitzgerald (@ StL - Thursday Night) – 8 catches - 92 yards - 0 TDs


17.           Pierre Garcon (vs. Atl)


18.           Marques Colston (vs. SD - Sunday Night)


19.           Antonio Brown (vs. Phi)


20.           Steve Smith (vs. Sea)


21.           Mike Wallace (vs. Phi)


22.           James Jones (@ Ind)


23.           Dwayne Bowe (vs. Bal)


24.           Nate Washington (@ Min)


25.           DeSean Jackson (@ Pit)


26.           Stevie Johnson (@ SF)


27.           Jeremy Maclin (@ Pit)


28.           Andrew Hawkins (vs. Mia)


29.           Michael Crabtree (vs. Buf)


30.           Danny Amendola (vs. Ari - Thursday Night) – 1 catch - 44 yards - 0 TDs


31.           Domenik Hixon (vs. Cle)


32.           Kendall Wright (@ Min)


33.           Donnie Avery (vs. GB)


34.           Greg Little (@ NYG)


35.           Anquan Boldin (@ KC)


36.           Davone Bess (@ Cin)


37.           Sidney Rice (@ Car)


38.           Brian Hartline (@ Cin)


39.           Armon Binns (vs. Mia)


40.           Robert Meachem (@ NO - Sunday Night)


41.           Golden Tate (@ Car)


42.           Jeremy Kerley (vs. Hou - Monday Night)


43.           Jerome Simpson (vs. Ten)


44.           Randall Cobb (@ Ind)


45.           Mario Manningham (vs. Buf)


46.           Andre Roberts (@ StL - Thursday Night) – 5 catches - 39 yards - 0 TDs / 1 carry - 3 yards - 0 TDs


47.           T.Y. Hilton (vs. GB)


48.           Brandon LaFell (vs. Sea)


49.           Leonard Hankerson (vs. Atl)


50.           Justin Blackmon (vs. Chi)


51.           Damian Williams (@ Min)


52.           Josh Gordon (@ NYG)


53.           Brandon Stokley (@ NE)


54.           Alshon Jeffery (@ Jax)


55.           Devery Henderson (vs. SD - Sunday Night)


56.           Donald Jones (@ SF)


57.           Jacoby Jones (@ KC)


58.           Chris Givens (vs. Ari - Thursday Night) – 1 catch - 51 yards - 1 TD


59.           T.J. Graham (@ SF)


60.           Eddie Royal (@ NO - Sunday Night)


61.           Jonathan Baldwin (vs. Bal)


62.           Emmanuel Sanders (vs. Phi)


63.           Brandon Gibson (vs. Ari - Thursday Night) – 3 catches - 33 yards - 0 TDs


64.           Kevin Walter (@ NYJ - Monday Night)


65.           Rueben Randle (vs. Cle)


66.           Joseph Morgan (vs. SD - Sunday Night)


67.           Michael Floyd (@ StL - Thursday Night) – 1 catch - 17 yards - 0 TDs


68.           Brian Quick (vs. Ari - Thursday Night) – 0 catches - 0 yards - 0 TDs


69.           Chaz Schilens (vs. Hou - Monday Night)


70.           Dexter McCluster (vs. Bal)


71.           Santana Moss (vs. Atl)


72.           Keshawn Martin (@ NYJ - Monday Night)


73.           Randy Moss (vs. Buf)


74.           Harry Douglas (@ Was)


75.           Devin Hester (@ Jax)


76.           Cecil Shorts (vs. Chi)


77.           Josh Morgan (vs. Atl)


78.           Doug Baldwin (@ Car)


79.           Donald Driver (@ Ind)


80.           Damaris Johnson (@ Pit)

 

 

 

INJURIES

  • Greg Jennings (@ Ind) – OUT – Groin; could miss a couple of weeks
  • Hakeem Nicks (@ Phi - Sunday Night) – OUT – Knee/Foot; the swelling in the knee is down and the foot isn’t too bad anymore. Could be back in Week 6
  • Kenny Britt (@ Min) – QUESTIONABLE – Ankle; missed practice all week, but could be back for the Titans Thursday night game in Week 6
  • Lance Moore (vs. SD - Sunday Night) – OUT – Hamstring; missed practice all week but has a Bye in Week 6 to rest it up
  • Ramses Barden (vs. Cle) – OUT - Concussion
  • Julian Edelman (vs. Den) – OUT – Hand; the Patriots haven’t said anything but it looks like it could be broken
  • Laurent Robinson (vs. Chi) – OUT – Concussion
  • Stephen Hill (vs. Hou - Monday Night) – DOUBTFUL - Hamstring
  • Mohamed Massaquoi / Travis Benjamin (@ NYG) – BOTH DOUBTFUL – Hamstring / Hamstring

 

 

 

 

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