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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 6 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Week 6 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

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Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 6

 

(BYE:  Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints)


 

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Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Saturday, Oct. 13 - 11:29AM CT)

 

 

1.           Matt Ryan (vs. Oak) – Matt Ryan and this Atlanta offense just keeps getting better. There may be a week with a letdown coming at some point as it happens to everyone somewhere along the way, but it won’t be this week against a terrible Oakland secondary. The Raiders currently allow the fifth-most passing yards, sixth-most TD passes and sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks per game and are one of only two teams in the league not to intercept a single pass on the season (Detroit is the other). With Roddy White playing like a top-5 receiver, Julio Jones completely healthy again and Tony Gonzalez playing like a 25-year old, I just don’t see how Matt Ryan can go wrong in this game.


2.           Peyton Manning (@ SD - Monday Night) – First of all, Peyton Manning currently ranks fourth in the league in fantasy points behind just Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and RGIII. Everyone knew it was a possibility for this to happen but how many actually thought it would? My guess would be five percent, but it’s probably much less. As for Week 6, Manning has always done well in Monday night games averaging more yards and TDs per game than he has on Sundays throughout his career. He’s also averaged 304 passing yards in seven career games against the Chargers, his third-highest average against any other team in the league. Strangely, on the down side of things, San Diego is also one of only three teams he’s thrown more INTs against (16) than TDs (12), though I don’t expect that trend to continue in this one. Look for Manning and Rivers to have a nice little shootout this Monday night with Manning winning out in the fantasy column.


3.           Ben Roethlisberger (@ Ten - Thursday Night) – 24-for-40 – 363 yards – 1 TD – 1 INT


4.           Aaron Rodgers (@ Hou - Sunday Night) – Though he’s thrown seven touchdowns over the past two weeks while completing 70.3 percent of his passes (against two of the worst defenses in the league), something seems wrong in Packerland and it’s starting to worry Rodgers’ fantasy owners. Granted, these same owners will take the fantasy points he’s been putting up any day of the week, but it sure would be nice to have Greg Jennings back, Jordy Nelson playing better and ANYTHING out of Jermichael Finley. Houston’s defense is one of the best in the league, but the recent loss of their star linebacker, Brian Cushing, could have them out of sorts this Sunday night. If so, Rodgers will make mincemeat out of them and have his typical QB1 type of game.


5.           Eli Manning (@ SF) – Eli Manning is having another incredible year so far and most of it has been done without the services of WR Hakeem Nicks. Whether or not he’ll have Hakeem Nicks to throw to this week is still up in the air, though it’s actually looking pretty good that he will right now. Whatever the case, the 49ers have one of the tougher defenses in the league, though they can actually give up some pretty sweet fantasy performances when facing a really good quarterback. Last year when the Giants traveled to San Fran, Eli threw for 311 yards and two TDs against them so we know he has the tools to succeed this week. If Nicks comes back, the chances of a great game are obviously increased, but either way, Domenik Hixon, Rueben Randle and Ramses Barden have ALL done well enough in Hakeem’s place for Eli’s fantasy owners not to worry too much.


6.           Andrew Luck (@ NYJ) – Andrew Luck is kind of something special already, isn’t he. He’s only four games into his career, but he already has three 300-yard games, three multiple-TD games, a last-minute comeback win against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers when his team was down by 18 at the half, AND he’s third in the league in fantasy points per game. This week he goes up against a Jets squad in complete disarray right now, though they still aren’t too shabby against the pass despite the loss of Darrelle Revis. Indy, as expected, hasn’t run the ball very well this season and now that Donald Brown is out for a couple of weeks, it might not get much better. Because of this, I fully expect Luck to toss the pill around all game and probably end up with more attempts than his current average of 44.25 per game. With that many passes and the way he’s playing, QB1 stats are almost a given.


7.           Michael Vick (vs. Det) – Michael Dwayne Vick has been downright atrocious this season as far as holding onto the ball as he enters Week 6 with five lost fumbles and six interceptions, by far the most combined turnovers in the league. That being said, if turnovers don’t cost you points in your league, then Vick’s running ability and two 300-yard games give his fantasy owners a borderline QB1 this season. He’s done pretty well despite Jeremy Maclin’s subpar, injury-riddled season as well and could be in for a nice game against the Lions this Sunday with Maclin back close to full health. Detroit’s defense has been just so-so this season and plays far worse on the road, so look for Vick to pull off a little magic in Philly this Sunday.


8.           Tom Brady (@ Sea) – Brady is most definitely back on track with his favorite wide receiver, the Slot Machine, but last week’s performance was a bit of a letdown for his fantasy owners. For the third time this season after doing it only twice in 2011, Brady threw for just one TD, though he slightly made up for it by running in his second TD of the year as well. The New England running game has been so dominant that he hasn’t needed to throw for a ton of TDs, but he’ll need to do it this week against a Seattle defense ranked in the top-5 against the run. The Seahawks also happen to be outstanding against the pass holding Aaron Rodgers, Sam Bradford and Cam Newton to a combined ZERO TDs over the last three weeks, but when Brady throws the ball as much as I expect him to this weekend, all bets are off.


9.           Philip Rivers (vs. Den - Monday Night) – Rivers has had a tough time so far this season, but he seems to have turned things around as of late and has his fantasy arrow pointing straight up again. Like his opposition this week, Peyton Manning, Rivers’ best day to play on over the course of his career has been under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, so to expect anything less than a good fantasy battle between the two would be just silly. Manning should come away with the better stats in this one due to my belief that Norv Turner will use Ryan Mathews quite a bit and that he’ll do well with the opportunity, but Rivers should have a QB1-type game of his own. In fact, I think the running game will open up the secondary for a couple of deep passes by Rivers and it wouldn’t shock me to see two long TDs out of him this Monday night.


10.       Matthew Stafford (@ Phi) – I don’t think there is a quarterback and his offense that needed a bye week more than Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions got this past week. Their offense has been visibly out of sync while Stafford himself has thrown just three TDs on the season. Playing against the Eagles in Philly isn’t the greatest environment to turn it around in, but it’ll have to do. Eli Manning proved that you can go into Philadelphia and throw for 300-plus yards and multiple TDs a couple of weeks ago, and he did it without Hakeem Nicks, so why can’t Stafford? I’m banking on Staff and the Lions having figured a few things out during their break with one of those problems clearly being the timing between Matty and his receivers. If practices went well during their bye, we should see it right away and though I have a tough time seeing him put up top-tier stats, Staff should be able to squeak out some low-end fantasy numbers this Sunday.



Quarterbacks 11-28


11.       Kevin Kolb (vs. Buf)


12.       Matt Schaub (vs. GB - Sunday Night)


13.       Christian Ponder (@ Was)


14.       Andy Dalton (@ Cle)


15.       Robert Griffin III (vs. Min)  


16.       Tony Romo (@ Bal)


17.       Joe Flacco (vs. Dal)


18.       Carson Palmer (@ Atl)


19.       Alex Smith (vs. NYG)


20.       Ryan Fitzpatrick (@ Ari)


21.       Mark Sanchez (vs. Ind)


22.       Brandon Weeden (vs. Cin)


23.       Josh Freeman (vs. KC)


24.       Russell Wilson (vs. NE)


25.       Matt Hasselbeck (vs. Pit - Thursday Night) – 25-for-44 – 290 yards – 1 TD – 1 INT


26.       Sam Bradford (@ Mia)


27.       Ryan Tannehill (vs. StL)


28.       Brady Quinn (@ TB)

 

 

 

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