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Good Tuesday to you. We've got a big day with new articles for you plus a reminder about our Footballguys Players Championship plus the News and Notes so let's get to it.

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A. Footballguys Players Championship Early Bird Deal Ends June 30
The Footballguys Players Championship is the place to play for mid stakes online leagues. It's a 1.8 Million Dollar prize pool with a $250,000 Grand Prize. Register before Thursday, June 30th, 2016 and receive a complimentary subscription to Footballguys.com Insider PRO ($34.95 value). Purchase a 3-pack of FPC teams for $1,000 and receive a complimentary 3-year subscription ($72.95 value). If you already have a Footballguys.com Insider membership, the complimentary years will be added to the end of your current subscription.

B. Most Significant Veteran Movement: QB
The Footballguys staff examines the significant movement that happened this offseason at quarterback.

C. Most Significant Rookie Addition: WR
The Footballguys staff examines the significant movement that happened this offseason at wide receiver.

D. Mock Draft Report Card: The Late-Round Draft Position
Our Chad Parsons looks at navigating a 2016 mock draft from a late-round draft position.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. JAX - TE Julius Thomas dominant in OTAs
2. SEA - WR Tyler Lockett will have important role
3. BAL - WR Mike Wallace not as fast
4. PHI - Carson Wentz the No. 3 QB?
5. NFL - S Antrel Rolle has heard from teams
6. CHI - RB Jeremy Langford dropped passes
7. SF - WR DeAndre Smelter likely to make team
8. NYJ - Bryce Petty projected off the team
9. NE - WR Nate Washington has struggled
10. NE - Several Pats receivers on bubble
11. WAS - TE Vernon Davis could miss final roster
12. WAS - Two Redskins rookies may not make team
13. BAL - Baltimore in better shape offensively

1. JAX - TE Julius Thomas dominant in OTAs

Source: The Florida Times-Union - Hays Carlyon

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas has looked unstoppable in OTAs, according to beat writer Hays Carlyon.

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Thomas had a four game touchdown scoring streak last year, but he also had two of fewer catches in half of his games. While a hand injury got him off to a slow start in 2015, Thomas won't move ahead of Allen Hurns or Allen Robinson in the pecking order. He's still a low TE1 in early drafts, but he is cheap enough to be a solid Plan A.

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2. SEA - WR Tyler Lockett will have important role

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett will be moved around on offense in 2016 and is a central part of the team's offensive plans, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Lockett has spent this offseason working on beating press coverage.

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Another day, and another positive story about Lockett. The second-year player has the quickness and agility to create his own space with ease. He's a threat to score anytime the ball is in his hands, and Lockett is a player fantasy owners need to add when possible. The Seahawks passing game is likely to be robust once again this year, and Lockett will be a big part of what they do through the air. His current ADP is WR36 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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3. BAL - WR Mike Wallace not as fast

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace said he isn't as fast as he was as the slot receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers four years ago, but he thinks he can still get it done. 'I think I've gotten better, even though (the) numbers don't say so,' Wallace said. 'I think I'll get better this year, and I'll show some people I have a lot up my sleeve.'

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Wallace's game is all about speed to get by defenders on "go" routes. If he's not as fast, then he may not be as effective. Of course, he hasn't been a fantasy factor for a few years. Mostly, Wallace has disappointed since he left the Steelers. He was a top-10 fantasy WR with the Steelers, since then his highest ranking is 18th in 2014 when he was with the Dolphins. This season, we can only forecast Wallace as a WR6 for fantasy owners.

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4. PHI - Carson Wentz the No. 3 QB?

Source: PhillyVoice.com - Jimmy Kempski

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz might not even dress on game days, and QB Chase Daniel would likely take over as the starter if QB Sam Bradford goes down, according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski.

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Wentz is coming from the FCS level, so the change in the speed of the game will be even more pronounced, and the team is paying Bradford and Daniel a lot of money this year. The Eagles have no incentive to rush Wentz and would be smart to be patient unless both Bradford and Daniel crater.

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5. NFL - S Antrel Rolle has heard from teams

Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Free-agent FS Antrel Rolle (Bears) said he has heard from a few teams this offseason, but he is waiting for the right situation before signing.

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Rolle had a disappointing season for the Bears in 2015. In seven games, he played 360 snaps and compiled 35 tackles with only one pass breakup. There's a possibility he ends up with the Dolphins, but Rolle may not find a new team until after training camp starts.

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6. CHI - RB Jeremy Langford dropped passes

Source: Pro Football Focus

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford led all running backs in drop rate last season, with eight of 30 catchable targets hitting the ground.

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Langford is going to have to do better than that if he wants a three-down role with the Bears this season. With Matt Forte (Jets) moving on in free agency, the Bears are looking to Langford as their lead back. However, we should see all-purpose back Ka'Deem Carey mixed in (especially since he's a good receiver) and rookie Jordan Howard may be the best pure runner on the team's roster. It's looking like a three-headed RBBC for the Bears this year, so fantasy owners should consider Langford a RB3 in 2016.

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7. SF - WR DeAndre Smelter likely to make team

Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

San Francisco 49ers WR DeAndre Smelter may be behind WR Eric Rogers on the depth chart, but he is still expected to make the final roster, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. Smelter is believed to be ahead of rookie WR Aaron Burbridge on the depth chart.

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A fourth-round pick out of Georgia Tech in 2015, Smelter should be healthier this year as he was still recovering from an ACL he suffered in college last year as a rookie. Like all Georgia Tech WRs, Smelter is big, fast and physical. Let's see if he can be more like Calvin Johnson or Demaryius Thomas and less like Stephen Hill. We like Smelter in dynasty leagues, but re-draft owners should only keep his name on waiver-wire speed dial.

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8. NYJ - Bryce Petty projected off the team

Source: New York Daily News - Seth Walder

New York Jets QB Bryce Petty did not make the 53-man roster projection made by Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.

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Petty was a huge project when the team picked him up in the draft out of Baylor last year. He lacks the processor to make quick decisions when working from under center. With the team picking up Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft, Petty has become expendable. Geno Smith should start this year, and Hackenberg should be considered the QB of the future.

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9. NE - WR Nate Washington has struggled

Source: Patriots.com - Paul Perillo

New England Patriots WR Nate Washington had trouble getting on the same page as QB Tom Brady during organized team activities. He's at risk of missing the final roster if he does not impress at training camp.

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Washington is a vertical threat for the Patriots...something the team lacks. However, the market for him was ice cold for a good reason. We've seen veteran WRs come to New England only to fade due to a lack of chemistry with Brady. Washington is no lock to make the 53-man roster.

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10. NE - Several Pats receivers on bubble

Source: Patriots.com - Paul Perillo

New England Patriots WRs Keshawn Martin, Aaron Dobson, Nate Washington and Chris Harper are all considered to be on the roster bubble by Paul Perillo of patriots.com. Perillo added that the mostly likely scenario is Martin, Dobson and Washington battling for one or two roster spots.

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Reports indicate that Washington has struggled to get on the same page with QB Tom Brady during the offseason. Dobson had a lot of drops in college at Marshall, and his lack of concentration has continued as a pro. None of these receivers have much (if any) fantasy relevance even if they do make the 53-man roster.

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11. WAS - TE Vernon Davis could miss final roster

Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis may not make the final roster if he does not improve as a pass-catcher and blocker, according to The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones currently has Davis penciled in as the No. 4 tight end in Washington.

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We wouldn't be shocked if Davis fails to make the 53-man roster in Washington. The Broncos traded for him last year, but Davis did next to nothing for the team as they won a Super Bowl. Jordan Reed is the top TE for Washington, and guys like Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen could be more valuable to the team as reserve players at the position. Davis is a name everyone knows, but his game pales in comparison to what it used to be.

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12. WAS - Two Redskins rookies may not make team

Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Washington Redskins rookie RB Keith Marshall and rookie QB Nate Sudfeld were left off the 53-man roster projection by Mike Jones of The Washington Post.

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We'll be watching both rookies closely. Marshall has the ability to be a quality starter if he can only stay healthy. A former star for the Georgia Bulldogs, Marshall suffered a knee injury that set him back for a couple of seasons. He's fast, agile and able to make defenders miss with ease. Sudfeld is a tall pocket passer with a strong arm. If these two rookies don't make the 53-man roster, we think both could stick as practice squad players i 2016.

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13. BAL - Baltimore in better shape offensively

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com - Garrett Downing

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he believes the offense is in better shape than he was last year because it will be the second year under offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, who will have more control of the offense. Trestman said the main focus for the offense is to cut down on the turnovers in 2016.

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The Trestman offense can produce big fantasy numbers, and the Ravens should be more comfortable with the system in 2016. We feel QB Joe Flacco could outperform his current ADP of QB25 (14.09) in 12-team PPR leagues. Veteran WR Steve Smith is their highest drafted receiver with a current ADP of WR38 (8.07). Keep both players in mind when looking for value in your drafts.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing some of your season with us. It's appreciated.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J