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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. MIN - Laquon Treadwell to be 'big' for MIN
2. CIN - Tyler Boyd likely to open season in slot
3. TB - TE Luke Stocker important to Tampa Bay
4. NE - RB Arian Foster doesn't visit Patriots
5. BUF - Better year for TE Charles Clay?
6. BUF - Tyrod Taylor impressed with two WRs
7. BUF - WR Robert Woods looking good
8. DEN - Paxton Lynch may sign soon
9. DEN - Devontae Booker gunning for starting job

1. MIN - Laquon Treadwell to be 'big' for MIN

Source: Vikings.com - Eric Smith

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell has made a positive on-field impression on his new team thus far, according to QB Teddy Bridgewater.

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Treadwell certainly has star potential in the NFL. The offense is geared towards running the ball as much as possible with Adrian Peterson. That could keep Treadwell's numbers from reaching their full potential in 2016. We like the rookie as a WR4 for fantasy owners this season.

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2. CIN - Tyler Boyd likely to open season in slot

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Jim Owczarski

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd will get chance to earn immediate playing time, according to new offensive coordinator Ken Zampese.

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The Bengals have A.J. Green and (for now) Brandon LaFell on the outside at WR. LaFell will likely end up disappointing them (like he does at every stop), so Boyd's role may grow from a WR3 to a WR2 for the team. For fantasy purposes, think of the rookie as a WR6 with upside.

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3. TB - TE Luke Stocker important to Tampa Bay

Source: PewterReport.com - Zach Shapiro

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker is considered an invaluable part of the Buccaneers' offense, according to tight ends coach Jon Embree. 'He's a great pass protector, he's a good run blocker and he can be a threat in the passing game,' Embree said. 'He knows what everyone is supposed to do. There were a lot of times last year where he made things right. Maybe a play wasn't called right, or a formation, but he knew what was supposed to be done and he got it done.'

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Stocker is third in the pecking order on the Bucs depth chart at TE behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Cameron Brate. From a fantasy lens, he's got little value as the other two are likely to be the primary pass-catchers at the position while Stocker is mainly used for blocking.

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4. NE - RB Arian Foster doesn't visit Patriots

Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Texans) did not visit the New England Patriots during his recent trip to Boston.

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Reports indicate the Patriots have interest...at least preliminary interest...in the veteran back. Foster may be able to pass a physical in a week or two, so his market may heat up. There have already been a small handful of teams reach out to Foster this offseason.

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5. BUF - Better year for TE Charles Clay?

Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay is expected to be more productive in his second season with the Bills, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. More looks his way and better health are considered to be two key factors in what Buffalo hopes to be a better season for Clay.

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Fantasy owners need to take note here. Clay is currently going undrafted in 12-team PPR leagues, and he should certainly be able to outperform expectations after a disappointing year in 2015. Back with the Dolphins in 2013, Clay was the 7th-best fantasy TE with 69 catches, 759 yards and six touchdowns. The injury to Sammy Watkins, and the questionable talent behind Watkins at the WR position, could force Clay to get more than the 51 receptions he had last year.

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6. BUF - Tyrod Taylor impressed with two WRs

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Buffalo Bills WRs Greg Salas and Leonard Hankerson have had strong performances during offseason workouts, according to QB Tyrod Taylor.

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Taylor may be impressed, but we're going to have to wait and see with these veterans. Salas can get open on quick routes, but his hands need to be more consistent. Hankerson is a big-bodied target who could be used more in the red zone. Neither has great fantasy value.

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7. BUF - WR Robert Woods looking good

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods has looked explosive during offseason workouts after dealing with injuries in 2015, according to QB Tyrod Taylor.

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Woods has natural/physical talent, but he's never been able to put it all together as a pro. In this run-first offense, we just don't see a lot of fantasy production for Woods in 2016.

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8. DEN - Paxton Lynch may sign soon

Source: FOXSports.com - Alex Marvez

Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has not signed his rookie contract at this point, but agent Leigh Steinberg said he plans to reach an agreement with the Broncos quickly.

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Rookie holdouts are a thing of the past. Ever since the rookie wage scale was introduced, teams just slot their rookie salaries based on what the players before and the players behind got. Lynch was the 26th-overall pick, but he will have a bit of a QB premium price. Either way, he's going to give the Broncos a value for five years at the position...especially if he's the franchise QB they think he is.

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9. DEN - Devontae Booker gunning for starting job

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker said he wants to become one of the best running backs in franchise history, and he plans to 'take someone's job' this year.

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We love Booker's confidence, but there's no way he takes someone's job...unless that someone (starter C.J. Anderson) gets hurt. Some are trying to paint a picture of RBBC in Denver in 2016. The Broncos are painting a different picture..with their checkbook. Anderson got a $5 million bonus earlier this year, and they're going to feed him the rock as much as possible. Booker is talented, but he's a three-down-back-in-waiting with the Broncos.

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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