March 21, 2018


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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


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


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


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


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


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


Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthers

The Search Is On

Former Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is visiting the Seahawks today, source says. Seattle is looking at all options to get that ground game going.

This would be an interesting landing spot for Stewart, but no RB available in free agency is going to do spit behind this Swiss-cheese O-line.

03/09/18, 09:13 PM CST by Wheeler


New York Giants

Building Blocks

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline says "belief" around the league is free agent OG Andrew Norwell signing with the Giants is "a done deal."
The top guard on the market, Norwell was one of ex-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman's most-prized discoveries as an undrafted free agent. Gettleman now runs the Giants, who have needs all over the line.

I like anything the Giants can do to repair this disheveled O-line. Building a line through free-agency is almost always a better option than through the draft, but I would still like to see them trade back in the draft and grab Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame.

03/09/18, 09:11 PM CST by Wheeler


Dion Lewis

New England Patriots

Pass Catching Backs Set To Dominate

On first downs this year, the Eagles allow a 65% success rate on RB-passes. That ranks 29th in the league. Dion Lewis averaged 6.5 YPA and a 59% success rate, and James White averaged 7.7 YPA and a 58% success rate on first down passes this season.

02/04/18, 10:36 AM CST by Wheeler


James White

New England Patriots

Pass Catching Backs Set To Dominate

On first downs this year, the Eagles allow a 65% success rate on RB-passes. That ranks 29th in the league. Dion Lewis averaged 6.5 YPA and a 59% success rate, and James White averaged 7.7 YPA and a 58% success rate on first down passes this season.

02/04/18, 10:36 AM CST by Wheeler


Philadelphia Eagles

Attack With 11

The Patriots defense is particularly susceptible to runs out of 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WRs), allowing a 61% success rate and 6.0 YPC to offenses when rushing from this formation. The Eagles are one of the most run heavy teams from 11 personnel, recording nearly 60% of their total rushes from 11 formation. The Patriots haven’t faced teams like this often, the teams the Pats faced in the playoffs, Tennessee and Jacksonville were last and 5th lowest respectively rushing from 11 formation. This is a massive advantage for the Eagles if they recognize it and use it.

02/04/18, 10:32 AM CST by Wheeler


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

To The Left, To The Left

New England started the season off with one of the worst rush defenses in the entire league, but things have really shifted over the second half of the year. Prior to their Week 9 bye, the Patriots had allowed a 44.70% Success Rate to opposing running backs, the third-worst in the league. That's dropped to about 38% since, and they've had the fifth-best rush defense by Success Rate since Week 12. New England's especially been good at stopping runs to the left side of the field, which just so happens to be where Jay Ajayi has really made a mark since joining the Eagles in Week 9.
I don’t look for Ajayi to make his mark in this game. I know it’s a lazy narrative, but a Blount revenge game seems to really be in the cards here.

02/04/18, 10:30 AM CST by Wheeler


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Pats Could Hit'em Where It Ertz

Zach Ertz leads the Eagles in targets (39) with Foles under center, drawing at least eight in three of their four full games together. Keyed by FS Devin McCourty and SS Patrick Chung, the Pats allowed the NFL’s tenth-fewest receiving yards to tight ends (720) this season, only four opposing tight ends have reached 50 yards through 18 Patriots games.
If Foles continues to pepper Ertz with targets we could see a big game for Chung or McCourty.

02/04/18, 10:25 AM CST by Wheeler


Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Plenty Of Fluids

The Eagles’ biggest pass-catcher personnel mismatch is Nelson Agholor against Patriots slot corner Eric Rowe. Rowe can struggle with quick change of direction, Agholor’s foremost strength. Agholor runs 87% of his routes in the slot, and New England allowed solid games to Eric Decker (6/85/0) in the Divisional Round, and Allen Hurns (6/80/0) in the AFC title game. Agholor still ranks second behind Ertz in Foles targets (29), but has had a surprisingly quiet playoffs with just 7 targets.
This will have to change if the Eagles plan on moving the ball, but Agholor has been sick with the flu for the past few days. He received intravenous fluids Saturday and will play, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be 100%.

02/04/18, 10:22 AM CST by Wheeler


Danny Amendola

New England Patriots

Danny Playoffs

The Eagles finished second worst this season in percentage of passing yards allowed coming after the catch. Philadelphia struggled on short and intermediate throws this season, specifically to the middle of the field, where they allowed the third-most yards per passing play in the league. Brady was a top-five player in passer rating on these types of tosses. Amendola's been a monster in this year's playoffs for New England, grabbing hold of 22 targets in just two contests, accounting for over 24% of New England's targets. He should continue to play a role on Super Bowl Sunday.

02/04/18, 10:20 AM CST by Wheeler


Rex Burkhead

New England Patriots

Rex Back

Despite being listed as questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship game vs. Jaguars, it appears as though Patriots’ RB Rex Burkhead will play.
This will cut into the 13 targets Amendola saw last week.

01/20/18, 10:49 PM CST by Wheeler


Adam Thielen

Minnesota Vikings

Making The Wright Move?

Adam Thielen (back) is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Eagles.
He's fully expected to play after limited practices the last two days. He probably won’t be 100 percent so if you’re putting in a line-up you might want to pivot to Diggs or save some money and drop down to Jarius Wright who grabbed three-of-six targets for 56 yards Sunday and has established himself as the number three WR in this offense.

01/20/18, 10:31 PM CST by Wheeler


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Ankle In Question Again

Fournette aggravated his ankle in the Divisional Round and was limited early in the week. He was left off the injury report for Sunday's AFC Championship game. Fournette saw a heavy workload last week getting 27 touches in Jacksonville's upset of the Steelers. T.J. Yeldon rushed five times for 20 yards and a touchdown and caught 3-of-3 targets for 57 yards. If you’re looking for a cheaper option I expect we see Yeldon to be used to keep Fournette from aggravating the injury early.

01/20/18, 10:23 PM CST by Wheeler


Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Give Him A Hand

Reports are that Tom Brady threw the ball "incredibly well" during Friday's practice. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game against Jacksonville, but I don’t think there was any real doubt that he’d play. Keep in mind what D-Rex spoke about on the Pyro Podcast 303 andScott Barrett tweeted about Brady last week:
Weeks 1-10: 21.2 fantasy points per game, 110.9 passer rating
Weeks 11-17: 14.2 fantasy points per game, 87.3 passer rating
The hand injury on top of his achilles injury, as well as going against the Jags #1 rated pass defense could keep the Patriots attack grounded this week. Lewis is the obvious play, but if Burkhead (Q) comes back it could be he or White that steals the show.

01/20/18, 10:22 PM CST by Wheeler


Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Tom Still Terrific?

Tom Brady was first listed on the team's injury report with an Achilles injury heading in to Week 11.
Weeks 1-10: 21.2 fantasy points per game, 110.9 passer rating
Weeks 11-17: 14.2 fantasy points per game, 87.3 passer rating

Fantasy Goo: This should line up for a good week for Brady, Tennessee is 8th in fantasy points allowed to RB’s, but just below average against QB’s. The Patriots are 13 point favorites on Saturday Night, if Brady doesn’t do it at home in prime-time then something is wrong.

01/09/18, 07:30 PM CST by Wheeler


Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints

Primary Role Shifting

Saints have run 5 times at/inside opponent's 5-yard line over last 4 weeks (including playoffs):
Alvin Kamara 3 carries, Zach Line 1, Mark Ingram 1. Kamara was in on all 3 Saints run plays at/inside 5 vs. Panthers last week, including Line's 1-yard TD run.

Fantasy Goo: If you’re trying to decide between Kamara and Ingram for the playoff run, Kamara looks to be the much better play.

01/09/18, 07:20 PM CST by Wheeler


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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