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Projections & Rankings Update – 8/21/14


By: — August 21, 2014 @ 10:36 am
Filed under: Forecast

Player Projections, Rankings & Cheatsheets
Change Log – 8/21/14

Note: No change to Le’Veon Bell or LeGarrette Blount until we get a better idea of the punishment they may or may not receive as a result of their dope arrest last night.

Quarterbacks

  • Matthew Stafford (+1) – Added a passing TD to Stafford’s totals.
  • Jay Cutler (+1) – I really like Cutler’s ceiling this season. Health will be the only thing that keeps him out of the top ten.
  • Cam Newton (-2) – Personnel concerns are enough to kicked him down a Tier.

Running Backs

  • Doug Martin (N/A) – No change as Sims’ injury reflects more on backups Rainey and James.
  • DeMarco Murray (-2) – Been debating all season how heavy Murray’s use will be in this offense. Still like him a lot but decided to scale him back as I expect Dunbar’s role to more than just change-of-pace.
  • Christine Michael (-7) – Robert Turbin has the trust of the coaching staff. If Lynch goes down, a committee approach will likely be used.
  • Chris Polk (-10) – There is no handcuff for McCoy right now. Polk’s hamstring injury is such a concern the team acquired Kenjon Barner from Carolina.

Wide Receivers

  • Jordy Nelson (+1) – Slight bump for the Packers’ receivers as it appears no true threat at tight end is going to emerge.
  • Randall Cobb (+2) – See above.
  • Jeremy Maclin (-4) – I love Maclin’s ceiling but his injury concerns are growing.
  • Markus Wheaton (+8) – Ranked too low originally. The kid has upside value if he can hold onto the No.2 receiving spot.

Tight Ends

  • Vernon Davis (-2) – The more I study, the more I like Crabtree to steal the show in 49ers passing game this season. Davis is TD-dependent and will be hard-pressed to notch double-digit scores this season.
  • Antonio Gates (-2) – Adjusted the distribution between Gates and Green.

Projections & Rankings Update – 8/14/14


By: — August 14, 2014 @ 2:59 am
Filed under: Forecast

Player Projections, Rankings & Cheatsheets
Change Log – 8/14/14

Lot’s of minor tweaking this week as camp news and notes starts to solidify my opinions on how the offenses across the league are shaping up. Here are some of the biggest movers as week head into Week 2 of preseason action.

Quarterbacks

  • Robert Griffin III (-1) I removed some of RGIIIs rushing yardage as I get this sense he’s going to attempt to stay in the pocket more this season.
  • Johnny Manziel (+7) Even if Hoyer starts the season, it won’t be long (likely Week 5 after Cleveland’s bye in Week 4) before Manziel takes the field as the starting QB.

Running Backs

  • Doug Martin (-4) – Won’t be the workhorse like he was back in 2012.
  • Jonathan Grimes (+33) – Release of Andre Brown, gives Grimes a good shot be Foster’s backup.
  • James White (+7) – Still holding sleeper status for the casual ff owner.

Wide Receivers

  • Wes Welker (-5) – Love Welker in his swan song season in Denver but initial yardage total was too high.
  • Eric Decker (+5) – Original projections were a touch too low.
  • Terrance Williams (+6) – The Cowboys are going to be throwing a ton, making up inefficiencies on defense.
  • Brandin Cooks (+9) Want to hear more from practice and watch the next two pre-season games, but Cooks may climb into WR30 area by late August.
  • Kenny Britt (+20) – Running as a starter, but you can’t help but think Britt is teasing us fantasy owners again.

Tight Ends

  • Travis Kelce (+10) – Great talent and speed for a TE, but needs to prove he can stay healthy. He’s an upside pick as a TE2.

Projections & Rankings Update – 8/7/14


By: — August 7, 2014 @ 1:57 am
Filed under: Forecast

Player Projections, Rankings & Cheatsheets
Change Log – 8/7/14

Quarterbacks

  • No changes.

Running Backs

  • Arian Foster (-3) – Injury risk is growing by the minute.
  • Andre Ellington (+3) – Bumped up his receiving yardage slightly.
  • Steven Jackson (-7) – See Foster above.
  • Dexter McCluster (#67) – Shifted him from WR to the RB group but don’t see him making a Danny Woodhead type impact.
  • David Wilson (cut) – Dropped from the rankings. Very sad.

Wide Receivers

  • Wes Welker (-5) – Love Welker in his swan song season in Denver but initial TD total was too high.
  • Emmanuel Sanders (+7) – Don’t think he’ll duplicate Decker’s numbers but you can’t deny the opportunity is there.
  • Dwayne Bowe (+6) – Weak secondary, tough schedule, means the Chiefs will be playing from behind a lot this season. Bowe is widely undervalued.
  • Aaron Dobson (–7) – Spending too much time in the trainers room.

Tight Ends

  • Mychal Rivera (+10) – Moves back into the starting role with Ausberry (knee) out.
  • Jace Amaro (-13) – Predictably, the rookie TE is struggling picking up all his responsibilities at the NFL level.

Projections & Rankings Update – 7/31/14


By: — July 31, 2014 @ 12:38 am
Filed under: Forecast

Player Projections, Rankings & Cheatsheets
Change Log – 7/31/14

Quarterbacks

  • Kirk Cousins (+6) – Really like Cousins to succeed should he find himself in a starting role.

Running Backs

  • Christine Michael (+7) – Didn’t increase his projections but the upside value is tremendous and warrants a move up in the rankings.
  • Ronnie Hillman (+13) – He’s been running with the two’s enough. Time to flip-flop him and Anderson.
  • C.J. Anderson (-13) – Slight adjustment as Rice receives only two-game suspension.
  • Carlos Hyde (+9) – Loss of Kendall Hunter (ACL) improves Hyde’s chances of making an impact.
  • David Wilson (-10) – Suffered a stinger and will be held out for a few days. Not good for someone coming off a serious neck injury.

Wide Receivers

  • Antonio Brown (+1) – Back to back 100-catch seasons?
  • Victor Cruz (+3) – Cruz is shaping up to be a target monster in the Giants new offense.
  • Cecil Shorts (-7) – Shorts has battled nagging hamstring and calf issues the entire offseason.
  • Ace Sanders (–15) – Will miss the first four games.

Tight Ends

  • Robert Housler (-11) – Lost his starting job to John Carlson and doesn’t fit Arians’ offense well.
  • Jace Amaro (-6) – Predictably, the rookie TE is struggling picking up all his responsibilities at the NFL level.

Projections & Rankings Update – 7/24/14


By: — July 24, 2014 @ 11:02 am
Filed under: Forecast

Player Projections, Rankings & Cheatsheets
Change Log – 7/24/14

Quarterbacks

  • Tom Brady (+1) – Positive news on Gronk bumps Brady’s TD total up by one.

Running Backs

  • Doug Martin (-4) – Hard to envision Dougie getting 300+ carries as Bucs lean towards RBBC.
  • Bishop Sankey (-4) – I expect Sankey to lead the RBs in production but McCluster and Greene will keep the rookie out of RB1 territory.
  • Ray Rice (+1) – Slight adjustment as Rice receives only two-game suspension.
  • Bernard Pierce (-3) – I was expecting Rice’s suspension to last four games.
  • David Wilson (+10) – Positive news on Wilson (neck) has him fantasy relevant again.

Wide Receivers

  • Mike Wallace (+2) – Starting to prefer Wallace over other high-end WR3 options.
  • Sidney Rice (dropped) – Retired from the league.
  • Doug Baldwin (+13) – Retirement of Rice solidifies Baldwin as No.2 wideout.

Tight Ends

  • Rob Gronkowski (+4) – Bump for Gronk as he has been cleared for camp but long injury history remains a big red flag.

Projections & Rankings Update – 7/17/14


By: — July 17, 2014 @ 1:05 am
Filed under: Forecast

Player Projections, Rankings & Cheatsheets
Change Log – 7/17/14

Running Backs

  • Giovani Bernard (+2) – Slight adjustment to Gio’s rushing totals.
  • Bishop Sankey (N/A) – No change to Sankey but I am considering bumping his projections down based off various reports. I’ll wait until camp then reconsider.

Wide Receivers

  • Randall Cobb (+2) – No projection move but a slight ranking bump for Cobb. Feel more confident in him over Vincent Jackson.
  • Malcom Floyd (+15) – Floyd appears to be fully recovered from his neck injury. Next hurdle will be training camp.

Tight Ends

  • David Ausberry (+17) – Ausberry (shoulder) will likely be the starting tight end as long as there are no setbacks during camp.
  • Nick Kasa (dropped) – No reason to have three Raiders’ tight ends in the rankings.

Projections & Rankings Update – 7/10/14


By: — July 10, 2014 @ 1:48 am
Filed under: Forecast

Player Projections, Rankings & Cheatsheets
Change Log – 7/10/14

One of the lightest updates we’ve done in recent memory. Substantive news has been lacking which is just how coaches and front office types like it this time of year.

Running Backs

  • Ryan Mathews (+2) – Recent comments from OC Frank Reich calling Mathews the “workhorse” seems to suggest his 285 carries from a year ago might be repeated.

Wide Receivers

  • LaVon Brazill (dropped) – The Colts receiver has been suspended for the entire season.

Tight Ends

  • Richard Rodgers (+20) – The Packers tight end situation is far from settled but the rookie is at least making the most of his pre-season opportunities.

Projections & Rankings Update – 7/03/14


By: — July 3, 2014 @ 9:57 am
Filed under: Forecast

Player Projections, Rankings & Cheatsheets
Change Log – 7/03/14

Quarterbacks

  • Tony Romo (+2) – Starting to shift my thinking on the Cowboys offense. Romo likely to be the centerpiece, not the running game.
  • Tom Brady (+1) – Brady’s fantasy value hinges on how quickly Gronk (knee) can return.

Running Backs

  • DeMarco Murray (-1) – Admittedly I still don’t have a firm handle on the Cowboys running game. I’m trending toward a timeshare which means Murray is overvalued even with this slight bump downward.
  • Eddie Lacy (+3) – Added a TD to Lacy’s projections. Hard to see him getting as many looks in the red zone if Rodgers plays a full 16 games but he won’t be forgotten around the goaline either.
  • Lance Dunbar (+7) – May be in for Joique Bell-type season.
  • Jacquizz Rodgers (–11) – Redistributed yardage between Rodgers and Freeman.
  • Devonta Freeman (+8) – See Rodgers above. Freeman also comes with upside of getting first and second- down carries should SJax come down with an injury.

Wide Receivers

  • Dez Bryant (+1) – Swapped Dez and A.J. Green in Tier 2 with Dez being borderline Tier 1.

Tight Ends

  • Rob Gronkowski (+11) – While I’m still skeptical that Gronk (knee) will see action early in the season, his upside is so valuable that my initial ranking of him was likely too low.

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