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Hi Folks,

Welcome to Sunday and I hope you're having a great Holiday Weekend. We've got a couple of new Spotlights plus a few bits of News and Notes you need as it's the quiet of early July before the storm coming with camps soon. Let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Player Spotlight: DeVante Parker
Our Footballguys Player Spotlights feature indepth discussion and analysis to help predict what players will do on the field this year. In this one, our Daniel Simpkins looks at DeVante Parker.

B. Player Spotlight: Dion Lewis
Our Footballguys Player Spotlights feature indepth discussion and analysis to help predict what players will do on the field this year. In this one, our Andrew Garda looks at Dion Lewis.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. CIN - CIN excited about Tyler Boyd
2. DEN - QB Mark Sanchez has to win job
3. NYJ - TE Jace Amaro a better blocker
4. DEN - Good talks for WR Emmanuel Sanders
5. CLE - Cleveland high on Carl Nassib

1. CIN - CIN excited about Tyler Boyd

Source: ESPN.com - Coley Harvey

Cincinnati Bengals rookie WR Tyler Boyd should expect his share of catches this season as long as he progresses through training camp the same way he steadily improved during workouts this spring, according to his receivers coach James Urban.

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It seems like we get a positive Boyd story at least once a week this offseason...for good reason. The rookie from PITT is a smooth athlete with the body control to make difficult catches seem routine. As a slot receiver, Boyd could show off that athleticism, his fearlessness and run-after-the-catch ability. He was targeted 128 times in 2015, snared 91 passes for 926 yards and had 394 yards after the catch. Over 56 percent of his receptions in 2015 went for a TD or a first down. Boyd is the best receiver the Bengals have not named A.J. Green. We love his dynasty value, but in re-draft leagues he's only a WR6 or WR7 right now.

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2. DEN - QB Mark Sanchez has to win job

Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez must win the starting quarterback job in training camp, according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck. Renck said he originally thought it was Sanchez's job to lose, but he still gives him a slight edge as the starter.

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The Broncos aren't going to hand anyone the job...including QB of the future and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch. The team has gone through the offseason with Sanchez running the first-team offense. He's in the lead as of right now, but he'll need to secure the job with a good performance in training camp and the preseason. Fantasy owners need to recognize the Broncos passing attack is no longer going to be what it once was. Sanchez is a low-end QB2 in the run-heavy Gary Kubiak offense.

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3. NYJ - TE Jace Amaro a better blocker

Source: NJ Advance Media - Dom Cosentino

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro has put much effort into making himself a better blocker this offseason, according to tight ends coach Jimmie Johnson. 'You can see that he's put a lot of effort into trying to improve that part of his game,' Johnson said.

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Amaro is in a make-or-break year for the Jets...but it seems like he's in one of those every year. He's a tease for fantasy owners because he has the natural skill set to produce at a higher level than he has, but Amaro has never played up to his potential. He's at the top of the TE depth chart for the Jets, but we can't trust him as anything more than a low-end TE3 for fantasy owners.

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4. DEN - Good talks for WR Emmanuel Sanders

Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has had good talks with the Broncos regarding a new contract, according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck.

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With the deals handed out to Allen Hurns (Jaguars) and Doug Baldwin (Seahawks), we should see Sanders get a similar deal from the Broncos. They signed him to a bargain-bin price with a three-year, $15 million deal back in 2014. Entering the final year of his deal, the Broncos want to get Sanders a new contract that keeps him with the team for the foreseeable future. We should see Sanders get a deal that pays him around $10 million annually.

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5. CLE - Cleveland high on Carl Nassib

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

The Cleveland Browns signed DE Carl Nassib, their third-round draft pick, earlier this week for four years and about $3,229,756 according to projections. He missed minicamp due to an undisclosed injury, but the team is still very high on him. 'If you're an interior lineman, that's a nightmare to handle. He plays with a relentless motor. I know people talked about that with (Joey Bosa) at the top of the draft. Nassib probably has as good a motor if not better,' head of football operations Sashi Brown said.

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The Browns should be excited about the rookie. He began his career at Penn State as a walk-on and worked his way up as a special teams player only to get a featured role in 2015 and lead the nation in sacks with 15.5 takedowns. Nassib has plenty of upside left, and with proper coaching we could see him turning into a Derek Wolfe (Broncos) like prospect for the Browns.

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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. Have a great one.

Peace,

J