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Hi Folks,

BIG day for us at Footballguys as our Footballguys Magazine Draft Kit is now ready for download in the iTunes store. It's a sweet day as this app is something we've been dreaming about for years. We failed last year to get it launched and went back to the drawing board. What you see now is the culmination of a ton of work designed all around one thing - bringing you the very best mobile Fantasy Football Experience possible. We think it's unmatched by anything in the industry and we're super proud of it.

Plus we've got lots of new content for you and the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Footballguys Magazine Draft Kit App Is LIVE
The Footballguys Magazine Draft Kit is now ready for download in the iTunes store. It's the mobile app we've been dreaming of for years and now it's a reality for you. It's a ridiculous value at just $4.99 and we think you're going to love it. Right now, it's just for Apple but this will be available for 7" and larger Android tablets soon. Here's the description:

Welcome to the Fantasy Football Magazine you've been dreaming of.
To imagine what this is like, take your typical magazine and multiply that amount of content by 100. Add in a state of the art drafting app. Then make everything customizable to YOUR SCORING rules.

It's YOUR magazine. With the tools and info YOU need to Win Your League. This app is not limited to 200 pages like your typical printed magazine. Instead, we harness the power of the 40 people on staff at Footballguys.com to create an incredible amount of content. And unlike a print magazine, the material isn't stale in August when you need the data the most as it is constantly updated all the way until the season starts. In essence, our magazine is created every day. Let the other guy in your league draft Michael Crabtree. You'll have the latest info while he's working with content printed in May.

A typical printed magazine might have 5-7 articles, the Football Magazine debuts with over 200 articles with content being added daily. Here are just a few of the sections we cover. And oh yeah, we have content not just from the Footballguys Staff but from the best articles around the web. Here's a sampling of topics:

- Offseason Movement
- Injuries
- Beginner
- Dynasty
- High Stakes
- Commissioner
- Strategy
- Player Evaluation
- Individual Defensive Players (IDP)
- Rookies
- Auction
- Training Camps

The app features a Forecast Section that gives you the tools you need for draft prep:

- Average Draft Position (Normal and PPR scoring)
- Player Database (Outlook, ADP history, Staff Ranking Comments, Projections, Past Statistics)
- Top 300 Draft Lists (Normal and PPR scoring)
- Depth Charts
- Team Section (Position by Position Breakdown for each Team)
- News (Overall, by Team, by Position)

In addition to having FBG articles/content at your fingertips, you can jump from ADP to Injury News to Depth charts to a Mock with a couple of taps.

And that's just for the content. The other huge component of the magazine is our Draft GM tool.

This Draft GM is like the having the power of the entire Footballguys Staff looking over your shoulder as you draft.

Get custom recommendations for each pick with our Dynamic Value-Based Drafting algorithms. These recommendations are tailored to your scoring system and your league situation. Mark each pick off in the app to see the draft board and receive roster analysis.

- Ability to store unlimited leagues
- Mock Drafting ability against customizable artificial intelligence (AI) settings
- Compatible with PPR, IDP, Keepers, and TD only leagues.
- Highly customizable to your scoring and roster settings

It's an incredible amount of content updated constantly plus our Draft GM drafting tool to put this content to work for you in your draft.

Bottom Line: It's the Fantasy Football Magazine you've always wanted and it's the tool you need to Win Your League.

B. An Early Look at Running Back Tiers in Redraft PPR Leagues
Our Sigmund Bloom separates the 2013 running back crop into tiers to add another dimension to rankings.

C. Reading the Defense: Undervalued IDPs
Our Jene Bramel with a detailed look at the IDPs to target at a discount in your drafts this year.

D. Eyes of the Guru: Part 2 NFC North
Our John Norton with an overvievw of defenses in the NFC North with an emphasis on individual defensive players and their fantasy value.

E. Dynasty State Of The Union: NFC South
Our Jeff Tefertiller with a look at the teams of the NFC South from a Dynasty perspective.

F. Dynasty State Of The Union: NFC West
Our Jeff Tefertiller with a look at the teams from the NFC West from a Dynasty perspective.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. NYG - WR Victor Cruz signs long term deal
2. DEN - Could use committee at RB
3. DEN - Dan Koppen contract update
4. DEN - RB Montee Ball the primary goalline back?
5. BUF - WR Robert Woods thinks he is a complete receiver
6. KC - Expected to make offer to Branden Albert
7. DAL - QB Tony Romo update
8. BAL - RB Bernard Pierce has bulked up
9. JAX - WR Ace Sanders expected to work in slot
10. NYG - WR Hakeem Nicks could get franchise tag in 2014
11. IND - QB Matt Hasselbeck says Super Bowl more important than starting
12. BUF - WR Marquise Goodwin hopes to win returner job
13. NYG - Two WRs expected to compete for No. 3 WR job
14. - Supplemental draft this week
15. WAS - QB Pat White willing to do whatever it takes
16. JAX - Jonathan Cyprien likely will start
17. BUF - S Jairus Byrd not optimistic about new deal
18. MIA - ILB Dannell Ellerbe thinks Pats are vulnerable

NYG - WR Victor Cruz signs long term deal

Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz has officially signed his new six-year deal worth $46 million. The deal includes a $9.5 million signing bonus and is scheduled to pay Cruz $15.625 million in guaranteed money over the first two years of the contract. Cruz is able scheduled to receive a $1.5 million roster bonus on the first day of the 2014 league year.

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A great deal for both sides here. The Giants lock down Cruz until 2019 and he now becomes one of the top 20 paid WRs in the league. Cruz emerged as an undrafted free agent out of UMASS and is now one of the league's premiere deep targets. We like him as a WR2 with upside in 2013. His current ADP is WR12 and he's coming off the board at 4.05 in 12 team PPR leagues.

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DEN - Could use committee at RB

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Gray Caldwell

The Denver Broncos could use a running-back-by-committee approach at running back with RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman getting most of the carries, and RB Knowshon Moreno also receiving playing time.

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Those saying Ball was the 'clear cut' lead back are mistaken. This is most likely a RBBC featuring Thunder (Ball) and Lightning (Hillman). Ball received only about 25% of the first-team reps this offseason while Hillman was getting around 75%. We'll see if Ball can win the starting job in training camp. Moreno gives the team veteran insurance but most see him as a reserve player.

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DEN - Dan Koppen contract update

Source: Scout.com - Aaron Wilson

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos C Dan Koppen signed a one-year deal worth as much as $1.015 million. The deal includes a $840,000 base salary, a $75,000 signing bonus and $100,000 in incentives.

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Koppen should be the team's starter at the Center position this year. He was added as a free agent last year and filled in nicely after J.D. Walton went down with an injury in week four. Walton suffered a setback from his 2012 ankle surgery and needed another surgery this offseason. His availability for the entire season is unclear at this time.

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DEN - RB Montee Ball the primary goalline back?

Source: Cecil Lammey - ESPNDenver.com and Footballguys.com

Denver Broncos rookie RB Montee Ball (Wisconsin) is going to compete with second-year RB Ronnie Hillman for the starting job in training camp. However, Ball is expected to be the team's primary goalline back regardless of where he lands on the depth chart.

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That makes a ton of sense given Ball's nose for the end zone. He finished his college career as the all-time leader in TDs scored in the NCAA (83). The Broncos are likely to use a RBBC in 2013 but we should see Ball as the main back when they get in the red zone. His current ADP is RB23 and he's coming off the board at 3.11 in 12 team PPR leagues.

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BUF - WR Robert Woods thinks he is a complete receiver

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Mark Armstrong

Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods said he believes he is a complete receiver because he can be pick up first downs but could also be a playmaker in the open field. 'I can be a possession receiver because I can catch the quick passes and pick up the first down, but I can also make a guy miss and go the distance. So I would say Iím probably more of a complete receiver because I can do it all. I can play inside or outside,' Woods said. Woods is expected to have the chance to contribute immediately at different receiver spots.

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Woods is fantastic player who can make an impact right away for the Bills. He's a precise route runner who can work the sidelines with his elite body control. Woods has strong hands and concentration when looking in passes. He should become a favorite of any Bills QB under center.

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KC - Expected to make offer to Branden Albert

Source: ESPN - John Clayton

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to make a long-term contract offer to OT Branden Albert this week. The team has until July 15 to sign him to a long-term contract because he received the franchise tag this offseason.

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The team has all the leverage they need as they selected OT Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) with the number one overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. If Albert refuses the deal then the team could just move Fisher to the left side of the line in 2014.

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DAL - QB Tony Romo update

Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) has been rehabbing and throwing daily and is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Good news for the Cowboys here. Romo had minor surgery to remove a cyst from his back earlier this offseason. It sounds like he's on track to practice this summer. The team could ease him into action early on during training camp as he comes back from this surgery.

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BAL - RB Bernard Pierce has bulked up

Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce has bulked up 10 pounds since last season to 228 pounds. He has always preferred to run through defenders, rather than around them, but is working on battling that natural tendency to plow straight ahead. While RB Ray Rice remains entrenched as the feature back, Pierce's workload is expected to increase this year. He averaged 6.75 carries per game in 2012. However, the team is not planning to dramatically alter how they divide up the playing time.

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Pierce looked good as a rookie in 2012 when he was healthy. The added bulk should help him stand up to the NFL beating that RBs take. We like Pierce as an every week flex option even though he's the backup behind Ray Rice. His current ADP is RB41 and he's coming off the board at 8.09 in 12 team PPR leagues.

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JAX - WR Ace Sanders expected to work in slot

Source: Jaguars.com - John Oehser

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders worked with the first-team offense at the slot position during offseason workouts and is expected to receive most of his playing time at that position early in the season.

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Sanders is the perfect slot receiver because of his speed, quickness, and run after the catch ability. He also should be used in the committee that will replace WR Justin Blackmon for the first four games of the season.

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NYG - WR Hakeem Nicks could get franchise tag in 2014

Source: New York Daily News - Ralph Vacchiano

The New York Giants may place the franchise tag on WR Hakeem Nicks next offseason if the two sides are not able to agree on a contract extension before free agency.

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Nicks is entering the final year of his contract in 2013. The team wants to see if he can stay healthy this season before committing to him with a new long-term deal.

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IND - QB Matt Hasselbeck says Super Bowl more important than starting

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Zak Keefer

Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck said he would like to have started this season but signed with the Colts because a Super Bowl championship is more important to him. 'I wanted to start, sure, but more than anything, I wanted to win a Super Bowl,' Hasselbeck said. 'That was my first priority. When it came down to it, thatís what I wanted most. And thatís why Iím here.'

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The Colts should make another push for the playoffs in 2013. Hasselbeck will not see the field as he's the primary backup behind Andrew Luck. We should see Luck more comfortable this season as new OC Pep Hamilton worked with him during their time together at Stanford.

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BUF - WR Marquise Goodwin hopes to win returner job

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Mark Armstrong

Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin worked as a kick returner during offseason workouts and hopes to win the job during training camp. 'Any way I can get on the field I want to make it my own,' Goodwin said. 'Whether it be kick returner, punt returner, receiver, any position I can be out on the field to help the team.'

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Goodwin has Olympic speed and is dangerous in the open field. He should be able to win the returner job in camp in addition to making plays as a speed slot receiver in 2013.

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NYG - Two WRs expected to compete for No. 3 WR job

Source: Giants.com - Michael Eisen

New York Giants WRs Rueben Randle and Louis Murphy are expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver job during training camp.

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Randle has the most upside here. We love his athleticism and ability to adjust to poorly thrown passes. We'll see if Randle can beat out the more experienced Murphy for the WR3 job. That position may get more targets if Hakeem Nicks misses time due to injury in 2013.

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- Supplemental draft this week

Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

The 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft will take place Thursday, July 11, and the six eligible players for this year's draft include UNLV DE James Boyd, UNLV DT Nate Holloway, Central Florida DE Toby Jackson, Houston WR DeWayne Peace, Purdue WR O.J. Ross and South Alabama CB Damond Smith. There isn't an obvious draft pick among this lot, however.

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Arguably the best player in this year's Supplemental Draft is Peace. Last season Peace had 54 receptions for 603 yards and two TDs. He was the team's leading receiver despite missing three games. Peace was academically ineligible to play this year. In February Ross was suspended indefinitely at Purdue for a violation of team rules. In 2012 Ross had 56 receptions for 454 yards and two TDs.

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WAS - QB Pat White willing to do whatever it takes

Source: Redskins.com - Chris DeLisi

Washington Redskins QB Pat White is attempting to make the team's 53-man roster, three years since his release by the Miami Dolphins before the 2010 season. White is hopeful of continuing his career as a quarterback, but if asked to switch positions, he said he would do anything to help make the team better. 'Whatever the coaches ask of me, I will do it with the best of my abilities,' White said. 'My heart's set on being a quarterback, but I am willing to play other positions and will do whatever it takes to help the team.'

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White was a second-round pick for the Dolphins in 2009 and thought by some to be the 'perfect Wildcat QB.' Instead, he was out of the league in 2010 and has been working to get back since then. He's incredibly athletic but struggles with accuracy and decision making as a passer.

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JAX - Jonathan Cyprien likely will start

Source: Jaguars.com

Jacksonville Jaguars SS Jonathan Cyprien worked at strong safety with the first-team defense during minicamp and likely will start at the position Week 1.

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Cyprien was a small school prospect (Florida International) with big time ability. he should be an effective starter from day one because of his nose for the ball and quick diagnostic skills. Cyprien is a sound run defender who brings some extra pop when he goes in for a tackle.

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BUF - S Jairus Byrd not optimistic about new deal

Source: ESPN - John Clayton

Buffalo Bills franchise free-agent FS Jairus Byrd is not optimistic about receiving a long-term contract from the Bills and could hold out. The team has until July 15 to sign Byrd to a new contract.

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Byrd is a top five player at his position and should be compensated as such. The market for Safeties this offseason was soft so Byrd might be better off with the $7MM franchise tag this year and look for a long-term deal next offseason.

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MIA - ILB Dannell Ellerbe thinks Pats are vulnerable

Source: CBSSports.com - Mike Freeman

Miami Dolphins LB Dannell Ellerbe thinks the New England Patriots are the most vulnerable they've been in a while due to the departure of WR Wes Welker, the injury concerns surrounding TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) and the release of TE Aaron Hernandez. 'I was brought here to help knock them off,' said Ellerbe. 'That doesn't mean we will, but we feel like we can. Like I said, we just have to prove it. You have to actually go do it.'

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The Dolphins are a team on the rise and could push for a playoff spot in 2013. Ellerbe was a strong addition for that defense and he should help improve their run defense. However, believing the Pats are vulnerable may be a bit premature. The Patriots will work through their adversity and are always going to be okay so long as they have QB Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.

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That'lld it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being a part of the Footballguys Family. It's appreciated.

And please check out our Footballguys Magazine Draft Kit. We'll see you tomorrow with the update.

Peace,

J