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Emanuel Hall: Burn or Be Burned with this 3 STAR Prospect

Welcome to the 48 Report, a full working database including 48 of our favorite 2019 Draft Prospects. The key, however, is that we focus specifically on their ability to translate as fantasy football players. All players in the database have been/will be scored by 3 writers, and this is their article; explaining their aggregate score, as well as the score of their writer.

All categories are scored on a 1-5 scale; with 5 being the highest score a prospect can receive. The highest aggregate average scores a player can receive is 25. Articles will be posted January-April, all the way up to the draft. Ratings will be adjusted after the combine, based on measurables and after the draft, because as we all know: landing spot matters.

Emanuel Hall  (6’3, 195), Wide Receiver, Missouri

15.3 Aggregate Score (3 Star Prospect)

Hall is an intriguing prospect, but can be perceived as a one trick pony. However, that’s not exactly a bad thing. It’s okay to be really good at one thing or area of the game. Still, it’s also probably the reason he obtained a 3 star rating from the raters collectively. His speed is absolutely his calling card.

College Production

When I went to look this kid up, my jaw dropped. How can someone catch so few receptions and still rack up the yardage he did? I’d soon find out it was his ability to separate with 95% speed and 5% of everything else.

His most productive seasons were his junior and senior years. In 2017, he had 33 receptions for 817 yards and 8 TDs. In 2018 he had 37 receptions for 828 yards and 6 TDs. The big part of both of those seasons is that he averaged 24.8 and 22.4 yards per catch.

The bad part is that he could’ve had 1,000 yard seasons if he stayed healthy. He’s never played a full season which is very concerning.

YearGames PlayedReceptionsReceiving YardsYPC
2015 (Freshmen)6
8648
2016 (Sophomore)81930716.2
2017 (Junior)103381724.8
2018 (Senior)83782822.4

Speed/Acceleration: Aggregate Score: 4.6 (Personal Score: 5)

As Chris Traeger from Parks and Rec would say, “This LITERALLY is his best trait”. A little sad we all didn’t score him as a five in this category because he is definitely one of the burners in this class. He’s quick off the jump and has a dangerous acceleration which normally gives him all the separation he needs.

Route Running: Aggregate Score: 3.6 (Personal Score: 3)

His technique isn’t the best, but he’s OK when it comes to route running. A 3 is deserving because he was schemed for fly routes mostly due to his speed. I don’t think he was able to really flesh out his capabilities. Even if he can’t, he has to work on his breaks, stems and breakdowns.

Blocking: Aggregate Score: 1 (Personal Score: 1)

He got a one. Nothing to see here. He shows zero effort or care here.

Handwork/Positioning: Aggregate Score: 2.6 (Personal Score: 2)

He flashed this skill a little, but not much due to the fact that he continuously burned guys left and right. When he did utilize his handwork it was to slap a hand off of his shoulder or something before the ball was received. His positioning however, was great and he was right where he needed to be a lot of the time.

Athleticism: Aggregate Score: 4 (Personal Score: 4)

Again, something he flashed and also something I believe he will show a lot better at the next level. I like his size combined with his athletic ability and it will make him a great asset on the outside to help take the top off of the defense.

Conclusion: 2nd-Early 3rd

The more receivers I watch, the more he has fallen. Right now, I have him in my top 15 but his soft tissue injuries (groin and hamstring) are somewhat of a red flag. The hope for him here is that he ends up with a big armed QB. Most of his yardage was from the distance he covered previous to the catch not after. A big play threat with good hands and size who could be had for the cheap.

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Tyree Jackson: a Spicy 3 Star Prospect that Needs Seasoning

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All categories are scored on a 1-5 scale; with 5 being the highest score a prospect can receive. The highest aggregate average scores a player can receive is 25. Articles will be posted January-April, all the way up to the draft. Ratings will be adjusted after the combine, based on measurables and after the draft, because as we all know: landing spot matters.

Tyree Jackson (6’7”, 245) Quarterback, Buffalo

16 Aggregate Score (3 Star Prospect)

My score was the highest on Tyree (17) and it’s because I became smitten with his game, measurables and potential. When I see Tyree and his size, it’s hard not to think about Big Ben. It’s kind of funny too because he plays in the MAC just like Ben did and he has two really good receivers reminiscent of Antonio Brown and Juju.

I heard of the hype train on this kid during the season, but now that I’ve had time to break down his tape, I’m starting to understand.

College Production

Before his knee injury, Tyree had his best season as a rusher as a redshirt freshman with 99 attempts for 399 yards in 9 starts. After the injury in his sophomore year, he rushed a lot less because of the hesitancy that comes with any knee injury, but began getting comfortable again in his junior season along with becoming a better passer.

He had his best season as a passer in his junior season where he was 28th in passing yards, throwing for 3,131 yards. Even still, his production doesn’t make up for his exciting play when you actually see him on film.

Arm Strength: Aggregate Score: 4.3 (Personal Score: 5)

I was the highest rater of his arm strength because, the way he launches it is just ridiculous. There’s so much power and velocity on it, I don’t see how receivers actually manage to catch these throws.

Accuracy: Aggregate Score: 2.6 (Personal Score: 3)

It’s not good and it’s not bad either, so that’s why I rated him middle of the road when it came to landing it on target. Some plays it looked like a professional back there dropping dimes left and right. Other times it was not fun to watch how off the mark he was capable of being.

Decision Making: Aggregate Score: 2 (Personal Score: 2)

This metric is the basis for the previous two. This is part of the reason why I think his potential is high. I think he has the accuracy and arm strength to be really good. It’s his decision making that gets him into trouble.

Instead of putting touch on the ball in short yardage situations, he mostly threw it too hard. In times where he needed to use touch, he overthrew it. I didn’t see him under throw it which is good, it means he isn’t inconsistent he just needs to have a regulator coached into that rocket arm.

Athleticism: Aggregate Score: 3.6 (Personal Score: 3)

I may come higher on this score, it just doesn’t seem like he has above average athleticism. It could be a case of him not really trusting his legs fully yet, so we’ll see.

Mechanics: Aggregate Score: 3.3 (Personal Score: 4)

This is another part of his game I was really high on. He looks great in the pocket and his throwing motion from there is fluid. He has times where he throws across his body/on the run that look bad, but even those look good at times. Another aspect of his game I just expect big time growth.

Conclusion: Mid 3rd-Early 4th Round

Location, location, location. That landing spot is going to matter a lot going forward. Is he going to a QB needy team? Is he going to a confidence killing coach? Is he going to sit behind a good QB with good habit? All questions that will determine his success (as with anyone else) and growth. If he ends up in the right place, I see his potential making him a top 3 QB in this class down the road, just not right now. He’ll definitely go when the QB run inevitably happens. If you miss out on guys like Grier, Kyler, Lock or Haskins, you can’t go wrong with him. You may have to wait, but it’ll be worth it.

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Will Grier, QB1?: 4 Star Fantasy Prospect

Welcome to the 48 Report, a full working database including 48 of our favorite 2019 Draft Prospects. The key, however, is that we focus specifically on their ability to translate as fantasy football players. All players in the database have been/will be scored by 3 writers, and this is their article; explaining their aggregate score, as well as the score of their writer.

All categories are scored on a 1-5 scale; with 5 being the highest score a prospect can receive. The highest aggregate average scores a player can receive is 25. Articles will be posted January-April, all the way up to the draft. Ratings will be adjusted after the combine, based on measurables and after the draft, because as we all know: landing spot matters.

Will Grier (6’2”, 223) Quarterback, West Virginia

18.3 Aggregate Score (4 Star Prospect)

As far as scores go, Grier is our top rated QB thus far and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change too much. He may slide a little but I don’t think he falls to past QB5. The allure for Grier is: he’s the old fart aka mature. If it were the dating world he’d be the guy deemed husband material, the one you actually take home to meet the parents.

He’s got a polished game and seems the most pro-ready out of the QBs we’ve broken down so far. He’s not flashy, but he gets the job done and has some great accuracy to boot.

College Production

After being suspended by the NCAA for a year for use of a banned substance, Grier took his talents to West Virginia.  From there he made his stamp as one of the top QBs. In 2017 he ranked 5th in passing efficiency rating, 6th in passing yards per attempt, 8th in passing TDs, top 20 in both pass completion percentage and passing yards all while throwing for 34 TDs, 3490 yds and 12 ints. 

In 2018, he did even better going for 3rd in passing efficiency rating, 4th in passing yards per attempt, 5th in passing TDs, top 15 in passing completion percentage, top 10 in passing yards while throwing for 37 TDs, 3864 yds and 8 ints.

He’s shown growth both from what happened to begin his collegiate career and statistically. Both good signs going into the NFL draft.

Arm Strength: Aggregate Score: 4 (Personal Score: 4)

We all agree here that he has a great arm when it comes to arm strength. He can get the ball anywhere it needs to be on the field with ease. Where he may struggle is enough strength to get the ball velocity needed for tight window throws.

Which reminds me of what Eric Adams (@TheFF_Taters) said on the FFanalysts Podcast: “Not enough arm strength to force throws like in the Kansas game where he paid for it (3 INTs)”. 

Accuracy: Aggregate Score: 4.6 (Personal Score: 5)

His accuracy is beautiful, especially after watching some of the other QBs up until this point. He is one out of 2 QBs I have given the accuracy badge called throwing a quarter into a jukebox (see Smooth Criminal). I could watch his back-shoulder passes ALL NIGHT LONG (all night), especially between the 40-20 range of the field and its a big reason why I rated him the highest we can in this metric.

He has his issues as any prospect would like throwing below the numbers or overthrowing which both can be tightened up as he progresses.

Decision Making: Aggregate Score: 3.3 (Personal Score: 4)

He absolutely goes through the progressions and is super patient. I clocked him most of the time at about 5+ seconds per snap before releasing the ball which is fine but in the NFL he’ll have to be better than that. It would be ok if he was good at scrambling, but he’s not. Under pressure, he’s not very good.

Athleticism: Aggregate Score: 3 (Personal Score: 2)

Can get out and boogey if he needs to. He’s ok athletically, average at best. Had 3 rushing TDs that looked more like a great read in open space over him actually making something happen with his feet. When the pocket breaks down, he’s getting sacked every time. He wont be Tom Brady, but he’s no Taysom Hill er..uhm..I mean Cam Newton. 

Mechanics: Aggregate Score: 3.3 (Personal Score: 4)

Looks very polished in this part of his game. His release is like that of a person launching a tomahawk (as opposed so some throwing like pitchers). There’s also no hitch in his throwing motion and he stays on the balls of his feet very well.

Conclusion: Late 2nd-3rd 

Let’s be real, in 1 QB drafts, he nor anyone else besides maybe Kyler Murray and Haskins (bleh) will go in the late 1st. However, I don’t realistically see any QB coming off the board until the 2nd round due to the depth of receiver in this draft as well as the RB gems that’re here as well. In superflex/2QB, he should be going in the top of the 2nd for sure. I will definitely have a share or two of him myself.

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Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Championship Week

If you’re reading this, you’ve won, again! You’re on your way to the ship! For a lot of you, this is the end of it all. One last push for the belt, trophy, CASH or bragging rights. This could also solidify people in consolation rounds trying to win 3rd place (my work league 3rd and 4th get payouts). Either way, this is our second to last week before the fantasy season is over. Make it count!

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Quarterbacks:

I’m sticking with my thought process of not leaving your chances of winning in the hands of what’s left out there. So again, here’s the only one I trust:

Josh Allen

ESPN OWN %: 31.4

YAHOO OWN%: 23

His running backs are made of glass and he looks good running the ball. He’s becoming a threat to both run for high yardage and throw for enough to be beneficial. He and Robert Foster having been finding a great connection and it’s been great for his long ball. The Pats aren’t doing much to stop anybody these days and mobile QBs like Mitch Trubisky gave them heck in week 7. Even still, QBs are coming in and throwing for 250+ and a couple of TDs which is at least a good floor ceiling for him and production.

Wide Receivers:

Dante Pettis

ESPN OWN %: 37.2

YAHOO OWN%: 52

He’s going to get volume, we know this. The bears have been allowing the yardage to receivers but not the TDs. He’s a flex at best in this matchup with the Bears more than likely putting lots of pressure on Mullens.

Robert Foster

ESPN OWN %: 3.3

YAHOO OWN%: 14

It didn’t make me feel good last week but I advised you all to go after him anyway. Well it seemed to pan out for those who took the plunge and I don’t think it’s going to stop this week against the Pats. I can’t recommend Josh Allen and not talk up his favorite weapon.

DaeSean Hamilton

ESPN OWN %: 24.1

YAHOO OWN%: 22

He faces a easy secondary and he’s been being loved by Keenum who typically favors the slot guy. Think of Hamilton as Theilen and Sutton as Diggs. Another helpful play here for those who need it although, the floor is lower than one would like because of the amount that Keenum actually throws (197.7 yards and 1 TD per game avg).

Robby Anderson

ESPN OWN %: 18

YAHOO OWN%: 27

He will probably be one of the hotter pickups this week as he and Darnold are finding the same kind of Chemistry that Allen and Foster have found. With him being a deep threat, that always means he has a high probability of getting big gains and TDs relatively quickly, so the receptions may not be there but production will be. Treat him as a WR3 with WR1 as his upside, typically what you’d expect from a boom bust player.

Running Backs:

Latavius Murray

ESPN OWN %: 40.5

YAHOO OWN%: 49

Looking back at his history, Murray generally has a decent game if he manages to eke out 15 carries. As long as he can get that against Detroit, he’ll be a fine RB2 play. Less available but may still be out there.

Elijah McGuire

ESPN OWN %: 33.4

YAHOO OWN%: 33

The packers are better at defending the pass than they are with the run which makes this a good spot for anyone able to get a hold of him. Averaging about 15 ppr points since Crowell went down, Elijah is looking like a fine play for week 16.

Kenneth Dixon

ESPN OWN %: 11.4

YAHOO OWN%: 27

Still widely available, Kenneth is worth the pickup purely based on the fact that the Ravens are running SO much. Add the fact that the Chargers just allowed Damien Williams and Darrel Williams to have very good games bodes well for Dixon, Gus and Lamar.

Tight End:

C.J. Uzomah

ESPN OWN %: 30.9

YAHOO OWN%: 29

With Boyd now out for the duration, he should see extra looks. The other receiving options outside of Mixon, Ross and Bernard are gross so I’ll stick to what I said last week:

He’s averaging 3 receptions a game which is a good baseline for your tight end in this wasteland. If he’s available, he should be on your roster because he’s alive and gets looks every game. Not really much going out there for the tight end position.”

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Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 15


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If you’re reading this, you’ve won. You progressed to the semi-finals. You need a pickup or two to solidify your options for game-day (don’t freak out, we help with start-sit questions too). You may even be in a pinch like I was, afraid to start your non-stud guys and need a capable stand-in. That’s what we’re here for, breath and read on.

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Quarterbacks:

There’s only one QB I’d possibly trust, as a last ditch option, this deep in the playoffs:

Josh Allen

ESPN OWN %: 16.9

YAHOO OWN%: 14

He’s giving us his best throwback Cam Newton impersonation and putting together pretty good fantasy games. In the last three weeks he has at least thrown and ran for a touchdown or both. Along with the fact that he’s getting you 99+ yards on the ground and 150 through the air, it makes him at worst, a safe play. Detroit isn’t a team that I’d be shaking in my boots playing my QB against either, so fire him up.

Wide Receivers:

Dante Pettis

ESPN OWN %: 19.6

YAHOO OWN%: 46

Very solid 3 weeks after the bye, Pettis has had 7 targets every single game. He’s turned those into 5,4 and 3 receptions for at least 50 yards and a TD. Couple that with a little recency bias of him facing the Seahawks this week who he gave a nice 5/123/2 and you have a wonderful wr3 with wr2 upside.With Goodwin and Brieda being healthy and “Kittles N Bits” taking the attention of the defense, it’ll only help.

Robert Foster

ESPN OWN %: Available

YAHOO OWN%: Available

This doesn’t make me feel good, but I can’t deny what he’s been which is playable. Outside of the game against MIA, he’s been great as a flex/wr3. Sneakily averaging 90+ yards on about 3 receptions per game, he is a most certainly “boom-bust” type. Not something you want to depend on during the playoffs, but sometimes that’s what it takes. Keep an eye on Zay Jones as well, the target share is there, with 8 per game over the last 4 weeks.

Curtis Samuel

ESPN OWN %: 32.5

YAHOO OWN%: 31

Didn’t even bother to take Curtis off from last week because I believe in him and the match-up he has AGAIN. New Orleans doesn’t have the strongest secondary and has allowed the #1 and #2 to routinely have good enough yardage games to not sink your ships. I have him in two places currently in the playoffs and who knows, he could be a sneaky championship piece. He’s getting opportunity to make use of his ability and capitalizing. Add to the fact that he’s had good games the last two weeks (15.6, 12 PPR) without touchdowns makes me feel safe. Add a touchdown to these games and we’re looking at a waiver wire week winner.

Running Backs:

Kenneth Dixon

ESPN OWN %: 2.6

YAHOO OWN%: 8

Everyone’s darling from a while ago, Dixon has started to round back into form and steal from Gus Edwards. With them running as much as they do and having TB on the docket next, Kenneth wouldn’t be a terrible flex in a pinch. They have allowed over 100 yards to the RB position over the last few weeks and I don’t imagine they’ll be able to slow down Dixon, Gus and Lamar enough.

Damien Williams

ESPN OWN %: 14

YAHOO OWN%: 17

If for some reason Ware can’t go or is limited, this would be the next man up. He’s seen enough to at least warrant a flex play and on a short week with not much out there RB wise, he is an option with some upside.

Tight End:

Vernon Davis

ESPN OWN %: 4.9

YAHOO OWN%: 5

Anytime Reed goes down, Davis is ready to step up. Davis is a solid replacement and a perfect security blanket for dump offs and shallow routes with a 4 string QB. Fire him up if you need him.

C.J. Uzomah

ESPN OWN %: 30.9

YAHOO OWN%: 29

He’s averaging 3 receptions a game which is a good baseline for your tight end in this wasteland. If he’s available, he should be on your roster because he’s alive and gets looks every game. Not really much going out there for the tight end position

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Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 14


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Inhale deep, now exhale and give a Rick Flair-esque “wooo!” because you’ve made it. It’s playoff time and you’re ready to tinker and tweak those lineups to advance past round one!

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Quarterbacks:

Let’s be honest, if you made it this far, it wasn’t on the backs of some of the guys that are left. I won’t suggest QBs that are left at less than 50% own rate because they’re all bound to lose you the first round. Moving on.

Wide Receivers:

Tre’Quan Smith

ESPN OWN %: 43

YAHOO OWN%: 42

Frequently mentioned on this article, Smith continues to be a waiver wire darling ( I still have him in a few places). Tampa Bay is the team you want to green light all your players against and Smith is healthy. If you’re in need of a flex against a bad secondary, he’s one of the guys you should seek.

Adam Humphries

ESPN OWN %: 41.2

YAHOO OWN%: 50

Humphries has been having a quiet but great 4 weeks averaging 14.7 PPG. Even with the possible return of Desean Jackson looming, he won’t effect what Adam has going on. Godwin is another possible candidate here with the way he’s catching everything that comes his way, but may be stifled by Jackson’s return. Keep both in mind as wr3/flex plays this week.

Curtis Samuel

ESPN Own %: 12.5

YAHOO OWN%: 18

Didn’t even bother to take Curtis off from last week because I believe in him and the matchup he has. With Greg Olsen down, Funchess, Moore, CMC and Samuel with shoulder a heavier load going forward, not Ian Thomas. Which means more end around/motion plays that get him and Moore open where they can create in open space. Cleveland is that get right game for the Panthers and with no real #1 right now all three will have time on weaker defenders (even though CLE isn’t a pushover).

Running Backs:

Rashaad Penny

ESPN OWN %: 21.5

YAHOO OWN%: 30

With Mike Davis not running well and Carson injured, Penny could be in line for some heavier work. Minnesota isn’t shutting down the run game but they aren’t a walk in the park either. I look for this to be a matchup where he can manage to be a flex play at best with Mike Davis still getting most of the targets (Penny hasn’t been targeted in the last 4 weeks).

Ty Montgomery

ESPN OWN %: 13.1

YAHOO OWN%: 13

One of my favorite “scat-backs” from the offseason, Ty Mont is becoming a viable weapon for Lamar. He’s over 50 yards and at least 3+ receptions in the last two games. That should continue against KC seeing how Richard looked against them (126 yards from scrimmage). Depending on how Lamar slings it, I’d call Ty Mont a back end RB2. Gus Edwards should have a flex worthy game as well with the offense being more run oriented.

Jeff Wilson Jr.

ESPN OWN %: 0

YAHOO OWN%: 2

With Brieda missing this week (alert dropped while writing this) and Jeff having a great game last week, that makes him a great flex play against DEN. We have to expect Alfred Morris to be active but if Jeff sees any where close to what he got last week, he’ll be a fine play with RB2 upside in an offense that allows production.

Tight End:

Mark Andrews

ESPN OWN %: 1.6

YAHOO OWN%: 2

If you’re hurting at the position and can’t just let your TE spot sit empty, Andrews is your guy out of the few that are available. He’s the most productive TE on the team and KC isn’t exactly limiting any one position, especially the TE. In the last three games, they have allowed over 100 yards to the position.

Trust me, I’m right there with you in the waiver battlefields. I’ve tried every form of drafting strategy and they have little to no effect on my rosters because of, say it with me now, WAIVERS! As far as my redraft leagues go, 3 out of the 5 teams I have are going to the playoffs and most of the 21 teams I have lead the league in scoring and I hope this article has helped you accomplish the same.

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