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Hi Folks,

First things First. Happy Fathers Day.

There's some truth here. I hope your Dad was awesome. Or better, is awesome. But odds are he was average. Or maybe less than that. If he's still around, my hope for you is that today will be a day where you two can give each other a hug or a call and let it be known things are right.

And if they're not right, maybe today is the day where you're bold and you make the first move toward them getting right.

And it's ok if "right" is relative. Do what you can with what you have. That's all any of us can do.

And we're working here for you on Fathers Day. We've got new Footballguys Audible Podcasts and the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Footballguys Podcast - The Audible - On The Couch With Matt Waldman
In This Episode: Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman talk about offseason developments and redraft outlooks for the 2016 fantasy season. Topics Include: Why Minnesota's offense might be a lot better in 2016, Doug Martin as a value in the third round, why Julian Edelman is overvalued, plus more!

B. Footballguys Podcast - The Audible - NFL News and Notes
In this episode: Sigmund Bloom, Matt Waldman and Matt Harmon discuss the latest news and notes from around the NFL. bumper: PotLuck - Livin In a Fantasy

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. IND - WR Donte Moncrief running routes
2. MIA - QB Ryan Tannehill's accuracy needs work
3. MIN - Second-team reps for Laquon Treadwell
4. MIN - WR Charles Johnson working with starters
5. KC - OLB Dee Ford dealing with tendonitis
6. NO - QB Drew Brees likes TE Coby Fleener
7. CAR - ILB Luke Kuechly should be ready for camp
8. MIA - RB Jay Ajayi could catch more passes
9. HOU - CB Kevin Johnson should be ready for camp
10. HOU - WR Cecil Shorts takes pay cut
11. IND - Josh Ferguson impressing in OTAs

1. IND - WR Donte Moncrief running routes

Source: Twitter

Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) began running routes earlier this week for the first time since his toe surgery earlier this offseason.

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Moncrief played with turf toe over the last month (or so) of the 2015 season. He's out of his walking boot and could have a breakout season for the Colts in 2016. Moncrief is a favorite target of QB Andrew Luck, and with Luck healthy we're expecting big things from the Colts passing game. His current ADP is WR35 (7.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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2. MIA - QB Ryan Tannehill's accuracy needs work

Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill had had some issues with ball placement and wasn't on the same page as his receivers at times during OTAs, head coach Adam Gase said.

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That's going to take some time, but the Dolphins have the time upcoming in training camp. We're excited about the Miami passing game under Gase, so we'll be monitoring Tannehill's progress closely.

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3. MIN - Second-team reps for Laquon Treadwell

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell performed well with the second-team offense during spring workouts, and beat writer Matt Vensel believes Treadwell will be a starter in Week 1.

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It's only a matter of time. Treadwell can win at the point of the catch, and he's incredibly athletic with the ball in his hands. We believe that he'll start several games (if not the entire season) for the Vikings in 2016.

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4. MIN - WR Charles Johnson working with starters

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson received most of his reps as the split end with the first-team offense during spring workouts.

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Last year was supposed to be Johnson's breakout season after showing flashes as a rookie in 2014. The breakout didn't happen, and Johnson only snared nine passes for 127 yards and zero touchdowns in 11 games. He's had a great offseason to this point, so don't paint him as a bust just yet.

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5. KC - OLB Dee Ford dealing with tendonitis

Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Kansas City Chiefs LB Dee Ford (knee) is dealing with tendonitis in his knee, but he practiced Thursday, June 16, in a limited capacity.

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The Chiefs need to be careful here. Ford could be one of their primary pass-rushers in 2016. Linebacker Justin Houston is coming back from an ACL injury, and his status for the start of the regular season is up in the air. Tamba Hali is not quite the player he used to be and will likely play a more limited role this season. That means it's time for Ford to shine.

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6. NO - QB Drew Brees likes TE Coby Fleener

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener has an uncanny ability to separate and get open, according to QB Drew Brees. 'There's always a place to throw the ball where he can get it,' Brees said. Fleener was targeted eight times during 7-on-7 drills and 11-on-11 drills this week -- the same number of targets as WRs Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

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Fantasy owners should love Fleener if he can stay healthy and play up to his potential. With Ben Watson moving on to the Ravens in free agency, the Saints went out to add Fleener. Brees loves to involve the TE in the passing game, and this makes Fleener a low-end TE1 with upside in 2016. His current ADP is TE7 (7.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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7. CAR - ILB Luke Kuechly should be ready for camp

Source: Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly (shoulder) should be ready to go for the start of training camp, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

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Getting their superstar LB at full strength will greatly benefit the Panthers defense. They have a rock-solid front seven on defense, but we will be watching to see how their secondary comes together after parting ways with former franchise player CB Josh Norman. Kuechly had surgery in February for a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

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8. MIA - RB Jay Ajayi could catch more passes

Source: Palm Beach Post - Hal Habib

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi said he's been working on new routes, acknowledging that head coach Adam Gase's offensive system implements the running backs more in the passing game. Ajayi said he didn't have as many routes last year as he does this year.

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Ajayi came out of Boise State and was known as a fine all-purpose back. His last year in college (2014), Ajayi caught 50 passes for 535 yards and four TDs. He should be used more as a receiver...and likely as the team's primary ball-carrier in 2016. We'll see how rookie Kenyan Drake mixes in as a change-of-pace back. Ajayi should be considered a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3 for fantasy owners. His current ADP is RB24 (5.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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9. HOU - CB Kevin Johnson should be ready for camp

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans CB Kevin Johnson (foot, wrist) expects to be fully cleared for training camp after undergoing multiple surgeries this offseason. Johnson did not practice this offseason, but he has resume running and doing other individual drills. Johnson said he's feeling great after undergoing foot surgery to repair a Jones fracture, and a separate surgery for a broken wrist.

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If healthy, Johnson can be an impact player on defense. We love the fact that he's not the biggest CB but Johnson is incredibly feisty and does not back down from challenge.

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10. HOU - WR Cecil Shorts takes pay cut

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts has agreed to a $1 million pay cut. He was scheduled to make a base salary of $2.7 million in 2016 but will now receive a $1.2 million base salary and $500,000 roster bonus.

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Shorts likely had to do this to insure his roster spot. The Texans added two WRs in the 2016 NFL draft and they've got second-year pro Jaelen Strong impressing this offseason. Shorts is currently WR2 on the depth chart opposite DeAndre Hopkins, but his hold on that job is tenuous.

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11. IND - Josh Ferguson impressing in OTAs

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Stephen Holder

Indianapolis Colts RB Josh Ferguson has impressed with his quickness in workouts, and head coach Chuck Pagano called him a 'mismatch' in space and 'not just a third-down back.'

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We're not surprised, and Ferguson is a dynasty prospect we have an appreciation for. During his college career at Illinois, Ferguson was known as a quick all-purpose back. Earlier this year at the East-West Shrine Game practices, Ferguson was also impressive with his quickness, foot frequency and ability to make defenders miss. The Colts have an interesting group of young RBs behind starter Frank Gore. If Gore goes down with an injury, we'll see if Ferguson or someone like Trey Williams could get more playing time.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. Happy Fathers Day to you.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J