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Hi Folks,

Good Saturday to you. I hope you're having a great weekend and if you're like me, you can smell real Football right around the corner. College anticipation is heating up and we're racing towards the Week 1 Kickoff. Can. Not. Wait.

We've got great new content for you including 186 smoking hot Cheatsheets fresh off the press. And the News and Notes you need and more. Let's get to it.

J

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I. The Gut Check No.377: All-Gut Check Team
Round by round the Gut Check goes. Who he picks even our Matt Waldman doesn't know.

J. True Fantasy Points: 2016 Running Back Projections
Our Danny Tuccitto describes a stats-based guide for separating skill from luck in running back projections.

K. Post-Camp NFL Running Back Situations
Our Justin Howe with a a tour through the NFL's running back depth charts, now that training camp has ended.

L. The FPC - Special Considerations for 2016
Our Jeff Pasquino with more Footballguys Players Championship Analysis. In this one, he looks at Special Considerations for 2016.

M. Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 13, 12-team FPC format, Best Ball
On August 20th the Footballguys staff got together for their 13th draft of 2016. A 12 team FPC Scoring, Best Ball draft with 28 rounds. Each participant answers questions about their selections and strategies, plus our Will Grant provides an in-depth unbiased summary of each team's draft.

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P. Draft This Week - Footballguys Players Championship (FPC)

The 2016 season brings a midstakes $250,000 Grand Prize, $2,000 in league prizes, and championship round payouts all the way down to 650th place. The overall prize pool exceeds $1.8 million. We have live draft commissioners to ensure that every draft runs smoothly and all prizes are placed in our industry-exclusive attorney escrow account.

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Saturday, August 27th: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 9pm, 11pm, 11:59pm
Sunday, August 28th: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11:59pm
Monday, August 29th: 1pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm, 11:59pm

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. CIN - TE Tyler Eifert hopeful of Week 4 return
2. DET - WR Marvin Jones fitting in nicely
3. TB - TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to play with ones
4. CLE - WR Josh Gordon for a second rounder?
5. NO - TE Coby Fleener not reliable enough
6. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy sitting out Friday
7. ATL - WR Julio Jones expected to be limited
8. TEN - RB Antonio Andrews in lead for No. 3 RB job
9. ATL - RB Devonta Freeman struggles
10. MIA - RB Arian Foster could have most touches
11. NO - WR Brandon Coleman not standing out
12. KC - S Eric Berry back next week
13. SEA - RB Christine Michael runs well again
14. MIA - TE Jordan Cameron battling drops
15. MIA - WR Kenny Stills playing well
16. WAS - WR DeSean Jackson looking sharp
17. IND - RB Robert Turbin to spell RB Frank Gore?

1. CIN - TE Tyler Eifert hopeful of Week 4 return

Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is targeting Weeks 4-6 for his return from ankle surgery. He is hopeful it will come in Week 4.

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Eifert's price already included a discount for missed early games, but perhaps not to this extent. He still projects as a top 5 tight end upon his return, perhaps as high as #3 at a tight end position that lost Ladarius Green during the preseason. If your rosters are large enough to keep Eifert until October without losing waiver wire flexibility, he could be a wise pick in the 8th-9th round when combined with a later sleeper tight end to cover the first 4-6 games.

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2. DET - WR Marvin Jones fitting in nicely

Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has had 'terrific chemistry' with QB Matthew Stafford. He's averaging 16.2 yards per catch in the preseason, which is the sixth-most among all receivers who have had at least five catches through the first two weeks.

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Jones is set to benefit from an uptempo, pass-heavy offense in addition to his early riffing with Stafford. He's a value in the 7th/8th round and should start hot against a Colts secondary that is without Vontae Davis in Week 1.

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3. TB - TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to play with ones

Source: 620 WDAE Tampa - Roy Cummings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins will play with the first-team offense Friday, Aug. 26, in the third preseason game. Seferian-Jenkins says he’s finally starting to figure out the mental aspect of the game and the need to be detail oriented and fundamentally sound at all times.

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Seferian-Jenkins and Cameron Brate will most likely constitute a TE By Committee (TEBC?) here, and one that could be very productive. For fantasy, this is still a problem, as timing the right start week-to-week will be difficult. If Brate or Seferian-Jenkins miss time with an injury, we'll revisit this as a good place to find value for a TE needy fantasy team.

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4. CLE - WR Josh Gordon for a second rounder?

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafalo

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was part of trade discussions, and the package Cleveland sought was a second-round pick and more, according to sources. The team denied listening to offers.

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One factor here is how much they like Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman. Gordon's demonstrated talent and league-tilting scoring in 2013 still makes him worth a boom/bust pick once you have filled out your core 5-6 players, even though he's going to miss the first four games of the season.

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5. NO - TE Coby Fleener not reliable enough

Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener hasn't been reliable enough catching passes and isn't on the same page with QB Drew Brees on some routes, according to beat writer Larry Holder. TE Josh Hill has been more involved in the passing game in recent practices.

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Fleener has been the subject of many reports of up and down play like this one. He and Drew Brees are not clicking, and there are signs that he won't be as involved as his huge contract would suggest, at least at first. Fleener is being drafted near his ceiling as TE6 or TE7 off of the board, which appears to be too bold in light of these reports.

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6. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy sitting out Friday

Source: WKBW.com - Joe Buscaglia

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy will not play in the preseason game against the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 26.

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McCoy is fine, but the Bills are being careful with their core pieces after injuries have hit their offensive line and linebackers during camp. McCoy had a bad hamstring injury last summer that affected him into the season, so he's ahead of last year so far.

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7. ATL - WR Julio Jones expected to be limited

Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) likely will be limited during practice Sunday, Aug. 28, after suffering an ankle injury in the third preseason game, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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There was no sign that the injury was serious and Jones was on the sideline for the rest of the game. The state of the Falcons offense is a bigger concern than Jones' minor nicks and bumps right now, but he's still a top three pick in PPR and maybe non-PPR.

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8. TEN - RB Antonio Andrews in lead for No. 3 RB job

Source: The Tennessean - John Glennon

Tennessee Titans RB Antonio Andrews has a slight edge on RBs David Cobb and Bishop Sankey for the No. 3 running back job in part because of his special teams play, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

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Andrews was very good last year on a bad team, and in the event of injuries to Demarco Murray and Derrick Henry, he could fit well in the run-heavy approach of the Mike Mularkey Titans. Cobb would likely get picked up quickly if the Titans decide to let him go. Bishop Sankey is a mere afterthought at this point.

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9. ATL - RB Devonta Freeman struggles

Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for eight yards on five carries in the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25.

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The Dolphins are going to be one of the tougher run matchups in the NFL with their size upfront, but Freeman was bottled up very easily nonetheless. He only got one more snap than Tevin Coleman, although Freeman should dominate snaps when the Falcons fall behind, which might be common this year. He's a much better PPR running back, but in both formats, consider Freeman a low RB1.

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10. MIA - RB Arian Foster could have most touches

Source: The Palm Beach Post - Joe Schad

Miami Dolphins RB Arian Foster 'may end up with more touches this season' than the starter, RB Jay Ajayi in the opinion of Dolphins writer Joe Schad.

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Foster looked like the better receiving back by a large margin, which fits better with the strengths of this offseason. He could be a very strong weekly play in PPR leagues, at least as long as he stays healthy.

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11. NO - WR Brandon Coleman not standing out

Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

New Orleans Saints WR Brandon Coleman has had a 'pedestrian' camp and preseason, according to head coach Sean Payton. His roster spot is in question nearing the final week of camp.

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The Saints have their top three receivers cements in Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, and Michael Thomas. Pint-sized Tommy Lee Lewis might have the inside track for the #4 receiver job with his ability to contribute as a return man too. Coleman's size and speed are rare enough that he would likely get a look elsewhere if the Saints move on from him.

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12. KC - S Eric Berry back next week

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry is likely to return to the team next week.

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The Chiefs will already be without Justin Houston for an extended time, and they lost starting corner Sean Smith in free agency, so Berry getting back in the fold is very important.

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13. SEA - RB Christine Michael runs well again

Source: ESPN.com

Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael had seven carries for 58 yards against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 25, and he has 24 carries for 157 yards in the preseason.

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Michael probably isn't going to displace Thomas Rawls as the starter, but he can take enough work to lower Rawls' weekly and season-long ceiling. Michael's ability has been on display now that his off-field issues have been resolved. Or will that flare back up again? If Rawls goes down, Michael could be a league winner. He should be on your late round running back priority list.

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14. MIA - TE Jordan Cameron battling drops

Source: ESPN.com - James Walker

Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron has struggled with drops this preseason, and he dropped two passes in a 17-6 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 25. At one point, QB Ryan Tannehill opted not to throw to an open Cameron.

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Cameron looked slack and ill-suited to catch balls in traffic in this one. He was once an elite fantasy tight end, but at this point Cameron doesn't look like he is even worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues, even though the Dolphins appear to going pass-heavy and uptempo this year under new head coach Adam Gase.

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15. MIA - WR Kenny Stills playing well

Source: ESPN.com

Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills caught four passes for a team-high 46 yards in a 17-6 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 25.

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Stills appears to be the #2 wide receiver in this offense, much to the chagrin of DeVante Parker backers. Stills showed good timing with Ryan Tannehill on third down and he definitely has the trust of the quarterback. He's worth a late round pick, and it's time to move Parker down even further on our boards.

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16. WAS - WR DeSean Jackson looking sharp

Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has displayed a greater focus this offseason, according to wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard, and CB DeAngelo Hall said Jackson has never looked better.

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Jackson is still the deep threat in a high volume passing game, and he can definitely be the kind of boom/bust WR3 that is an unfair advantage when he reels in a long score. He doesn't appear to be slowing down.

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17. IND - RB Robert Turbin to spell RB Frank Gore?

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Stephen Holder

Indianapolis Colts RB Robert Turbin will likely serve as the backup to RB Frank Gore, according to beat writer Stephen Holder.

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The only value Turbin has is to Frank Gore owners worried the ageless wonder will suddenly have the wheels come off. Gore is a nice RB3 play most weeks and we don't trust that Turbin can even hit that mark if Gore goes down.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J