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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

WR Player Rankings - Week 16

WR Player Rankings - Week 16

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1.          Vincent Jackson (@ Cin) – How you score three TDs in your second full game against guys who have been playing all season is beyond me.  VJax is obviously one of the best in the league, and his numbers this Sunday will prove that fact once again.

 

2.          Marques Colston (@ Atl) – It wouldn’t shock me to see Brees throw up a good 45 balls or so in this one, so you can bet Colston will see at least 10 targets and have every opportunity to shine.  Two TDs and around 100 yards are completely within reach here.

 

3.          DeSean Jackson (vs Min) – DeSean is a lot like Vick in that you never know what he’ll do next.  He can score from anywhere on the field, whether it be a run, catch, or punt return, and there’s always the possibility of getting all three!  The Vikings defense has been beat pretty bad lately, and I expect The Green Blur to take part in keeping up the trend.

 

4.          Andre Johnson (@ Den) – My only problem with Andre this weekend is that he might be shadowed by Champ Bailey all game.  Will that hinder his game?  A bit, sure, but you can bet that Schaub knows he’s just 14 receptions away from his third straight 100-catch season, so you better believe he’ll get his fair share of targets with the Texans being out of the playoff hunt.

 

5.          Calvin Johnson (@ Mia) – Miami’s pass D is formidable, but I’ve yet to see a team be able to control a receiver like Megatron.  Let him loose as your WR1 and know that his old buddy, Shaun Hill, will be looking his way early and often.

 

6.          Roddy White (vs NO) – Roddy had 69 yards and a TD the first time around against the Saints, but I expect those numbers to increase a bit in this one.  Like Ryan, White has been better at home this season, so have no fear in starting him as your WR1 this Monday night.

 

7.          Brandon Marshall (vs Det) – Marshall’s yearly end-of-the-season roll is in full effect right now after catching 11 balls for 106 yards and a touchdown last weekend.  Have faith in his ego and start him confidently against the Lions this weekend.

 

8.          Mike Williams – TB (vs Sea) – I love what this kid is made of and it wouldn’t shock me if he extended his yardage for the year up over the 1,000-yard mark in this game.  Seattle can’t cover a thing out there, so roll with Williams as a low-end WR1 this week.

 

9.          Kenny Britt (@ KC) – He may have started off the season in the doghouse, but his talent is just too special to keep chained up for long.  At 6’3”, 215 pounds, he’s a mismatch all over the field and now that he has the confidence of an All-Pro, the sky is the limit for him.  Play him as a WR1 with confidence.

 

10.        Reggie Wayne (@ Oak) – If Wayne is shadowed by Asomugha all game, he’s merely a WR2 play for you this weekend.  If not, he’ll come up big in a game that the Colts need to win.  Either way, you’re starting him.

 

11.        Greg Jennings (vs NYG) – I’m not expecting Jennings to do what he was doing a few weeks ago, but he’s a superior talent and might be able to get back into a groove with Rodgers right away.  He’s a Jeremy Maclin-like receiver, and Maclin scored two TDs last week against these guys, sooo...

 

12.        Larry Fitzgerald (vs Dal) – One thing’s for sure:  Arizona is going to pass a lot in this game.  Because of this, one more thing is for sure:  Fitz is going to see at least 10 targets, just as he has in eight of the last nine games (the one game he didn’t, he got nine targets).  Against Dallas’ sorry-ass excuse of a pass defense, ten-plus targets are enough for Ella Fitzgerald to put up some nice fantasy points, much less Larry.

 

13.        Brandon Lloyd (vs Hou) – Tebow didn’t throw the ball a ton his first game, but when he did, he threw it to Lloyd.  Obviously he was watching closely all year and saw that Brandon could pretty much catch anything thrown his way (CHECK OUT THIS CATCH!!!).  Lloyd will be the man again this weekend and though I’d rather see Orton tossing him the pill, Tebow should do just fine in getting him WR2 numbers.

 

14.        Anquan Boldin (@ Cle) – Boldin’s play has been erratic this season, but his finest game of the year by far came against Cleveland when he went off for 142 yards and three touchdowns back in the beginning of the season.  Expect some solid play from ‘Quan this Sunday.

 

15.        Santana Moss (@ Jax) – Moss doesn’t get on a roll very often, so you might as well ride it out while you can.  Grossman fed him 13 targets last week en route to a 72-yard day with eight catches and two TDs.  Obviously Rex likes the guy, and so should you.

 

16.        Jeremy Maclin (vs Min) – Maclin has had his ups and downs this season, with last week’s two-TD performance being one of the better one.  His receiving skills are actually better than Jackson’s, and it seems Vick knows it.  Play him as a WR2 this week with the potential of receiving WR1 numbers.

 

17.        Steve Johnson (vs NE) – Like Fitzpatrick, Stevie J began his unexpected rise with a TD and 66 yards against New England back in Week 3.  The Pats own one of the worst pass defenses in the game, so even though David Nelson is providing him with some good competition for balls at this point, I expect both players to do well.

 

18.        Pierre Garcon (@ Oak) – Garcon has a ton of potential in this game with Collie being out for the season.  Is he a sure thing?  No, but if you have him on your squad, he’s at least a WR3 play with low-end WR1 numbers as a possibility.

 

19.        Mike Wallace (vs Car) – Wallace got back on track against the Jets last week putting up over 100 yards on seven catches in the game.  Pittsburgh needs a win this week, so I expect Big Ben to turn to his best receiver quite a bit in this one.

 

20.        Hakeem Nicks (@ GB) – Nicks is one of the best young receivers in the game, but with Charles Woodson in his back pocket, he might not put up the fantasy numbers you’re looking for.  You have to start him based on his potential, but don’t expect the world here.

 

21.        Wes Welker (@ Buf) – The Slot Machine should be able to garner some nice numbers in this one, especially when you consider that he’s 17 catches away from a fourth straight 100-catch season.  Brady will be working hard to get him those numbers, so expect a ton of passes headed his way.

 

22.        Santonio Holmes (@ Chi) – Holmes has a bit of a turf toe problem going on, but he’ll still be suiting up this Sunday.  He’s a far better option in the short passing game than Butterfingers Braylon, so if anyone is going to put up some yardage against the Bears secondary, it’ll be Holmes.

 

23.        Miles Austin (@ Ari) – Austin scored a touchdown last week and has another nice, soft matchup again this Saturday.  At the very least, expect a bunch of targets in this one with the upside of coming through with high-end WR2 numbers.

 

24.        Dwayne Bowe (vs Ten) – After going on one of the best seven-game stretches in the history of the league (Weeks 6-12: 49 catches, 733 yards, 13 TDs), Bowe has either tired out a bit or defensive coordinators have figured out how to stop him.  However, he looked rejuvenated last weekend against the Rams, so expect some fantasy-worthy numbers coming out of him against a middle-of-the-road Titans pass D on Sunday.

 

25.        Mike Sims-Walker (vs Was) – Sims-Walker’s three TDs the last two games were a nice little boost to his confidence (and his fantasy owners).  He normally plays a lot better at home so you should be fine with him in your lineup, but the prospect of DeAngelo Hall shadowing him all game long makes me a bit nervous.

 

26.        Deion Branch (@ Buf) – The position Branch took over for on this team was previously held by Randy Moss.  In the last game between these two squads, Moss pulled in a couple of touchdown catches.  I’m not saying Branch will repeat those numbers, but I’m not saying he won’t either.

 

27.        Percy Harvin (@ Phi) – Harvin doesn’t need a superior QB or anything else around him to produce.  All he needs is the ball in his hands and some space to make things happen.  The Eagles can be beaten through the air, especially by a team’s second receiver, so go ahead and start Harvin with confidence.

 

28.        Lance Moore (@ Atl) – Moore had the game of his life in their first meeting putting up 149 yards and two TDs on six catches.  It won’t happen again, but he should still have a nice game against this very beatable pass D.

 

29.        Mario Manningham (@ GB) – Manningham has a chance to outperform Nicks in this one with Woodson playing against Hakeem.  He definitely has his ups-and-downs, so he’s a risk, but sometimes the risks you take get you the farthest in life…

 

30.        David Nelson (vs NE) – Nelson caught himself yet another TD from Fitzpatrick last weekend.  That’s three weeks in a row now folks, an accomplishment which pretty much puts David out of the “fluke” range.  If you didn’t act on my mention of him last week, go check your waiver wire to see if everyone else ignored me as well and jump on this kid.  With the Bills looking to pass all day against a Patriots team who could be up 14-0 within the first eight minutes of the game, Nelson could be in line for a big one.

 

31.        Malcom Floyd (@ Cin) – Floyd is likely set to return, but you’ll want to check the news coming out of the Chargers camp at www.pyromaniac.com or www.ffpharmacy.com just to be sure.  If he’s a go, his big-play potential is worth a start.

 

32.        Arrelious Benn (vs Sea) – The big rookie out of Illinois is turning some heads down in Tampa and will have every chance to put up some more big stats in this one.  With Tampa going up against one of the worst five defenses in the league this weekend, Benn deserves a look as your WR3 or flex for sure.

 

33.        Mike Williams – Sea (@ TB) – BMW will be the main target again this week, and now that he has a healthy game under his belt, he might actually be worth playing.  Eight catches for 66 yards on 13 targets is nothing to scoff at, so consider Big Mike a worthy play if you need a WR3 or flex this weekend.

 

34.        Blair White (@ Oak) – With Collie going down, the door is open for the Blair White Project once again.  His potential as the third wide receiver on this team is for higher than those on other teams, so feel free to take a shot at a two-TD out of him this Sunday.

 

35.        Brandon Gibson (vs SF) – Gibson has been getting the most love from Sam the Ram during the past handful of weeks, so against a crappy pass D like the 49ers, I expect him to command a good 8-9 targets with some nice fantasy stats to follow.

 

36.        Kevin Walter (@ Den) – Houston is passing the ball a ton right now as Matt Schaub has 116 pass attempts in the last two weeks combined.  Besides that, the Texans happen to be facing the Broncos, which might be the worst all-around defensive squad in the league.  Champ Bailey will likely be shadowing Andre Johnson all day and if he does, look for Walter to get another 10 targets or so like he has in each of the last two games.  He could be a real nice sleeper here.

 

37.        Derrick Mason (@ Cle) – Mason is having himself another solid season and could definitely be used as a WR3 or flex in this game.

 

38.        Mike Thomas (vs Was) – If DeAngelo ends up taking down MSW, Thomas could end up being a real nice sleeper this Sunday against an otherwise weak Redskins secondary.

 

39.        Anthony Armstrong (@ Jax) – With Grossman’s attitude as a QB (which is basically just throw it deep and hope for the best), Armstrong actually has a bit of fantasy value.  He’s not someone you can count on by any means, but if you’re looking for a high-risk/high-reward type of guy, AA is your man.

 

40.        Danny Amendola (vs SF) – In a PPR league, yes, Amendola is worth a shot.  He can grab 8-10 catches on any given Sunday, especially against a San Fran pass D, so go ahead and take a chance with him as your WR3 or flex.

 

41.        Davone Bess (vs Det) Bess Bess will be good for PPR leagues, but if you’re expecting more, you’ll want to look elsewhere on your bench.

 

42.        Michael Crabtree (@ StL) – Crabtree has been underwhelming this year, but he does have five TDs.  Three of those TDs came during the five games Troy Smith started (with one coming against the Rams), so there’s a chance Crabby climbs out of the fantasy cellar this weekend.

 

43.        Nate Washington (@ KC) – Washington has always had the speed to get open and with Britt drawing most of the defensive attention lately, it’s become that much easier of a task.  He’s a bit too sporadic to count on, but you could do worse playing him as a flex this weekend.

 

44.        Jacoby Ford (vs Ind) – Ford is one of those guys that defy logic.  He’s tiny, as can be plainly seen if you watch a Raiders game, but his speed and heart seem to pull him through time and time again.  He’s worth a shot if you need a home-run hitter this weekend.

 

45.        Sidney Rice (@ Phi) – Rice is a superior talent, but so is Asante Samuel.  If Samuel sticks with Sidney all game long, your best hope at production is if Webb (or Favre) tosses a jump-ball up in the endzone so Rice can use his 6’4” height to snag it.  Otherwise he’s a long-shot for good number in this one.

 

46.        Braylon Edwards (@ Chi) – Mark Sanchez’s arm is too weak to heave it downfield to Braylon in this weather, so unless a lucky pass falls into his lap, don’t expect a whole hell of a lot in Chicago on Sunday.

 

47.        Hines Ward (vs Car) – The old vet is about as dependable of a player as it gets in this league, even if the stats don’t show it.  The Steelers will likely take what they can get at times against this Carolina pass D, which could favor Ward and his ability to get first downs.

 

48.        Steve Breaston (vs Dal) – Breaston will have a shot to do some decent things in this one after being a pretty big disappointment so far this season.

 

49.        Ben Obomanu (@ TB) – Obomanu is still the guy with the most upside in this WR corps, so if you have nobody else in a deeper league, he’s definitely worth a shot.

 

50.        Donald Driver (vs NYG) – Veterans against good defenses are always a good bet for targets, though I can’t see those targets turning into much this weekend.

 

51.        Robert Meachem (@ Atl) – Meachem is about as frustrating of a fantasy player there is in the NFL.  One week he’s exploding for either two TDs or 100 yards… the next, he’s throwing up a goose-egg.  Start him at your own discretion and only if you’re the betting type.

 

52.        Jacoby Jones (@ Den) – Read what I wrote for Walter at number 36 and make that double for Jacoby.

 

53.        James Jones (vs NYG) – Jones probably has a better chance to do some damage than Driver, though you never quite know what you’re going to get from him on a week-to-week basis.

 

54.        Andre Caldwell (vs SD) - With Terrell Owens down for the year, Caldwell will immediately step in as a starter and becomes the WR1 with Ochoschizo out as well.  Last weekend after T.O. came up lame, Caldwell went off for 89 yards on four catches with six targets on the day (all tops for the team on the day).  Andre is a former third-round pick so you know he has the skills.  Those who were counting on Owens or Schizo at this point might want to take a chance here.

 

55.        Nate Burleson (@ Mia) – Burleson is talented enough to put up good numbers at any time, but the chances of it happening are about one in five at this point.  You want to take that chance in the playoffs?

 

56.        Brian Robiskie (vs Bal) – It’s tough to legitimize ranking any Browns receiver, but this former second-round pick seems to have a nice rapport with McCoy as he went off for 82 yards and a TD last game.  You can’t expect much, but he’s the most likely candidate in this WR corps to put up some numbers.

 

57.        Johnny Knox (vs NYJ) – Knox is still the biggest threat in the Bears’ offense, even if Bennett is now a bit of a safer play.  Is it possible he gets behind Darrelle Revis and company for a long one?  Yeah, it’s possible, but hardly worth risking your fantasy Super Bowl on it.

 

58.        Sam Hurd (@ Ari) – Hurd looked decent as a starter last week hauling in four passes for 35 yards on six targets.  Against a low-end pass D in good weather, he might be able to pass as a flex this week.

 

59.        Emmanuel Sanders (vs Car) – Sanders actually led the Steelers in targets last Sunday (13) as he went for 7 catches and 78 yards on the day.  This third-round draft pick out of SMU is electric as hell, and in a game where the Steelers should be comfortably in the lead by halftime, you might see him get a whole lot of playing time once again.

 

60.        Earl Bennett (vs NYJ) – Bennett is becoming a nice possession receiver for the Bears, but I don’t expect him to flourish against a defense like the Jets.  Sit him in all formats besides possibly as a flex in PPR leagues.

 

 

 

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