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A. Footballguys Staff MFL10 Review: Rounds One Through Five
Our Phil Alexander with a review of rounds one through five of the first post-NFL Draft Footballguys staff MFL10 league.

B. Wide Receiver Touchdown Regression
Our Chad Parsons with a historical touchdown rate regression and how it affects 2016 wide receivers.

C. Dorial Green-Beckham: Rookie Refocus
Our Chad Parsons examines the film and metrics of Dorial Green-Beckham's rookie season.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. SEA - CB Richard Sherman talks RB Marshawn Lynch
2. HOU - RB Lamar Miller comfortable with offense
3. CIN - RB Jeremy Hill hoping to up efficiency
4. BUF - QB Tyrod Taylor wants healthy WR Sammy Watkins
5. NFL - RB Arian Foster close to passing physical
6. WAS - Shawn Lauvao may not be ready for OTAs
7. NYG - Will Tye could start
8. JAX - Jalen Ramsey signed

1. SEA - CB Richard Sherman talks RB Marshawn Lynch

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman said he wouldn't 'put anything past' retired RB Marshawn Lynch when asked if he thought Lynch could return to the NFL.

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We wouldn't put anything past Lynch either. He's a beat-of-a-different drummer type of guy, and Lynch pretty much does what he wants to do. No retirement papers have been filled out by Lynch, and he's been in Haiti building houses for homeless people. The Seahawks drafted three backs in the draft to go along with Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael. We won't blame you if you're in a super-deep dynasty league and want to save a roster spot for Lynch.

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2. HOU - RB Lamar Miller comfortable with offense

Source: HoustonTexans.com - Deepi Sidhu

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller said the offensive concepts are similar to those he used as a member of the Miami Dolphins, with some differences in terminology, and he said finding his way around Houston has been tougher than learning the playbook.

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A comfortable Miller can be a dangerous RB with a ton of potential for fantasy owners. Even though he's been a top-10 fantasy RB each of the last two years, we don't think we've seen the best from Miller. He could post career-best numbers in his first year with the Texans. They'll rely on Miller to do the heavy lifting for the offense, and his production will help keep their strong defense fresh. We love his current ADP of RB7 (2.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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3. CIN - RB Jeremy Hill hoping to up efficiency

Source: ESPN.com - Coley Harvey

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill's yards per carry dropped from 5.1 as a rookie to 3.6 last season, and he was missing running lanes that he hit quickly in his rookie year.

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Hill was slow with his decision making last year, and that led to his YPC downturn. This year, if he runs with better intent and determination then he should be swifter and build more power. Last year, the smaller back Gio Bernard had a better yards-after-contact-per rush average (1.9) than Hill (1.46).

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4. BUF - QB Tyrod Taylor wants healthy WR Sammy Watkins

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor said he is not worried about the injury to WR Sammy Watkins (foot) hurting their chemistry with each other. 'We've been talking together and getting on the same page,' Taylor said. 'We want on the field work obviously, but we'll get that when the time comes. The main thing is that he gets healthy so he can play at the level that we know he’s capable of playing at.'

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Watkins is tremendously talented, but he's already battled through various injuries in two years as a pro and now he's got to come back from foot surgery. Perhaps his career will turn out like former Rams WR Isaac Bruce who had to fight injuries for a bit before playing like a star in the NFL. The Bills offense will flow through the rushing attack, but when Taylor goes to the air he'll be looking for Watkins early and often. Watkins has a current ADP of WR16 (3.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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5. NFL - RB Arian Foster close to passing physical

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Achilles') expects to pass his physical in the next couple of weeks, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

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Things are starting to heat up a bit with Foster. If he's able to pass a physical, then we could see a team like the Dolphins signing him to a short-term deal packed with incentives. There have been a small handful of teams that have already reached out to Foster this offseason.

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6. WAS - Shawn Lauvao may not be ready for OTAs

Source: CSNWashington.com - Rich Tandler

Washington Redskins OG Shawn Lauvao (foot, ankle) likely will not be able to participate in organized team activities because of the injury he suffered during the 2015 season.

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Reports indicate that Lauvao has undergone five surgeries (and maybe more) since October. Lauvao is set to make $10 million over the next two years, but there's only $2 million remaining in dead money on his contract right now. He may not be ready for OTAs, and some question whether or not he's even going to make the final roster with Washington.

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7. NYG - Will Tye could start

Source: NJ.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants TE Will Tye's pass-catching potential and athleticism make him the favorite to start at tight end in 2016 for the Giants, in the opinion of Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. TEs Larry Donnell, Matt LaCosse and Jerell Adams will also be competing.

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Donnell may be listed as the starter on most depth charts right now, but that may not be the case when we get through training camp. Tye emerged last year, and his athleticism combined with solid route-running ability make him a TE2 with upside if he wins the starting job. In the final eight games of his rookie season, Tye was targeted 50 times for 34 receptions, 387 yards and 3 touchdowns.

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8. JAX - Jalen Ramsey signed

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed CB Jalen Ramsey to a four-year rookie contract. Ramsey's four-year rookie contract includes $23.3 million in guaranteed money, along with a $15.1 million signing bonus, according to a source. The deal (like all first-round picks) also includes a fifth-year option.

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Ramsey suffered a knee injury (torn meniscus) at the team's recent minicamp. Most of the reports indicate that Ramsey will be back for training camp. When healthy, Ramsey is a rangy player who diagnoses plays quickly as they unfold in front of him.

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

Peace,

J