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Derek Lofland

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Alex Smith (QB - WAS)
Mon, Feb 5
Player Note on Alex Smith (QB - WAS)
Smith had a very strong supporting cast in Kansas City, he will have an inferior offensive line and skill position players in Washington. He is probably no better than a low QB2.
Aaron Rodgers (QB - GB)
Wed, Jan 31
Player Note on Aaron Rodgers (QB - GB)
I still think Rodgers can be an elite fantasy quarterback, he averaged 22.9 fantasy points per game and he should be 100% healthy in 2018. Durability is a big concern as he enters his mid 30s.
David Njoku (TE - CLE)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on David Njoku (TE - CLE)
I really liked how Njoku played at times in 2017 and if the Browns can figure out there quarterback situation, Njoku could be a breakout candidate for 2018.
Eric Ebron (TE - DET)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Eric Ebron (TE - DET)
Ebron had 53 receptions for 574 yards and 4 touchdowns, but he has never lived up to expectations that came with being a Top-10 pick.
Jack Doyle (TE - IND)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Jack Doyle (TE - IND)
Doyle averaged 6.2 fantasy points on a terrible offense, he could be elevated to TE1 status if QB Andrew Luck returns from a shoulder injury.
Tyler Eifert (TE - CIN)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Tyler Eifert (TE - CIN)
Eifert has TE1 talent, but he has a ton of baggage from an injury standpoint. He is worth a flyer in the later rounds, but too injury prone to make a TE1.
Jordan Reed (TE - WAS)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Jordan Reed (TE - WAS)
Reed has TE1 talent, but he can never stay healthy. He is worth a flyer in the later rounds, but too injury prone to make a TE1.
O.J. Howard (TE - TB)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on O.J. Howard (TE - TB)
The Buccaneers have to involve their second-year tight end in 2018, he has too much talent to backup TE Cameron Brate. Howard could be a breakout candidate for 2018.
Kyle Rudolph (TE - MIN)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Kyle Rudolph (TE - MIN)
Rudolph averaged a solid 6.3 fantasy points per game and he is in the lower tier of TE1s.
Jimmy Graham (TE - SEA)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Jimmy Graham (TE - SEA)
Graham is coming off a 10-touchdown season, but the Seahawks are not likely to resign him and he turns 32-years old this year. He is a TE1 as long as he signs somewhere with a good quarterback.
Alex Smith (QB - WAS)
Mon, Feb 5
Player Note on Alex Smith (QB - WAS)
Smith had a very strong supporting cast in Kansas City, he will have an inferior offensive line and skill position players in Washington. He is probably no better than a low QB2.
Aaron Rodgers (QB - GB)
Wed, Jan 31
Player Note on Aaron Rodgers (QB - GB)
I still think Rodgers can be an elite fantasy quarterback, he averaged 22.9 fantasy points per game and he should be 100% healthy in 2018. Durability is a big concern as he enters his mid 30s.
David Njoku (TE - CLE)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on David Njoku (TE - CLE)
I really liked how Njoku played at times in 2017 and if the Browns can figure out there quarterback situation, Njoku could be a breakout candidate for 2018.
Eric Ebron (TE - DET)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Eric Ebron (TE - DET)
Ebron had 53 receptions for 574 yards and 4 touchdowns, but he has never lived up to expectations that came with being a Top-10 pick.
Jack Doyle (TE - IND)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Jack Doyle (TE - IND)
Doyle averaged 6.2 fantasy points on a terrible offense, he could be elevated to TE1 status if QB Andrew Luck returns from a shoulder injury.
Tyler Eifert (TE - CIN)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Tyler Eifert (TE - CIN)
Eifert has TE1 talent, but he has a ton of baggage from an injury standpoint. He is worth a flyer in the later rounds, but too injury prone to make a TE1.
Jordan Reed (TE - WAS)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Jordan Reed (TE - WAS)
Reed has TE1 talent, but he can never stay healthy. He is worth a flyer in the later rounds, but too injury prone to make a TE1.
O.J. Howard (TE - TB)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on O.J. Howard (TE - TB)
The Buccaneers have to involve their second-year tight end in 2018, he has too much talent to backup TE Cameron Brate. Howard could be a breakout candidate for 2018.
Kyle Rudolph (TE - MIN)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Kyle Rudolph (TE - MIN)
Rudolph averaged a solid 6.3 fantasy points per game and he is in the lower tier of TE1s.
Jimmy Graham (TE - SEA)
Mon, Jan 29
Player Note on Jimmy Graham (TE - SEA)
Graham is coming off a 10-touchdown season, but the Seahawks are not likely to resign him and he turns 32-years old this year. He is a TE1 as long as he signs somewhere with a good quarterback.
Carson Palmer (QB - FA) - Carson Palmer retires
Fri, Jan 5
News Reaction on Carson Palmer (QB - FA) - Carson Palmer retires
Palmer only played 7 games this year and he had only 1,978 yards passing, 9 passing touchdowns, 7 picks and a QB rating of 84.4. He was averaging only 19.5 fantasy points per game. The Cardinals were going to need to find their quarterback of the future in the 2018 NFL Draft, regardless of whether Palmer retired. Hopefully they will make a great choice, because the Cardinals have a lot of good skill position players that would benefit from better QB play than they experienced in 2017.
Aaron Rodgers (QB - GB) - Aaron Rodgers taking snaps at practice
Thu, Nov 16
I think a lot depends on how the Packers do in the next few weeks. If they are eliminated from playoff contention by the time Rodgers is eligible to return, it makes no sense for the Packers to bring him back and risk an injury in a lost season. If they are still alive, they will bring him back in an attempt to save their season. Rodgers is worth a bench stash in all leagues. He is an elite QB1 when healthy and could help a team in the fantasy playoffs.
Tyrod Taylor (QB - BUF) - Tyrod Taylor BENCHED for Week 11
Thu, Nov 16
News Reaction on Tyrod Taylor (QB - BUF) - Tyrod Taylor BENCHED for Week 11
Taylor was efficient with a 64.2 completion percentage and 91.4 QB rating. The problem is the fantasy production was nonexistent with 10 touchdowns passes in 9 games and only 187.1 pass yards per game. Peterman had experience playing in a pro style offense in college. We don't know if he will be ready to play at the NFL level, so take a wait and see approach with all players not named RB LeSean McCoy. They could improve or regress, it just depends if Peterman is up to the task this year.

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