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A. The Footballguys Guide To Getting The Most From Twitter
Our Matt Waldman walks us through not only why you should be using Twitter, but more importantly, gives some useful pointers on how best to manage the firehouse of information from it. It's must reading.

B. Draft Dominator App Ready - FOR ALL PLATFORMS
Our top selling Draft Dominator App is ready for purchase and download for your phone and tablet in the iTunes and Google Play store. Just like last year, it's the premier drafting app for your mobile device. But unlike last year, the app is now available for download to your Windows / Mac / Linux computer. Yes, that means that the Draft Dominator app that previously had only been available on your phone or tablet is now available for your desktop or laptop. You can take advantage of the much larger screen real estate and the keyboard and mouse. These new versions are free to everyone but only folks who purchase a Footballguys Insider PRO will be able to get the latest versions with updated projections. It's a game changer.

C. Player Spotlight: Eli Manning
Our Chris Feery with a detailed look at Eli Manning's fantasy prospects for 2016.

D. Player Spotlight: Giovani Bernard
Our Jeff Haseley with a detailed look at running back Giovani Bernard's fantasy outlook on the 2016 Cincinnati Bengals.

E. Dynasty IDP Strategy Guide, Section I: Talent Evaluation
Our Daniel Simpkins with a guide to navigating the Dynasty IDP format.

F. Inside Slant: Preseason Win Totals
Our Dave Larkin runs the rule over and under 2016's win totals to see where the value lies.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. PIT - Le'Veon Bell on track for camp
2. CIN - TE Tyler Eifert set to miss games?
3. DEN - OLB Von Miller making progress in talks
4. DEN - Denver amends OLB Von Miller contract offer
5. TB - WR Mike Evans discusses his lack of focus
6. IND - WR Donte Moncrief skidded without Andrew Luck
7. LA - Todd Gurley impressed with QB Jared Goff
8. ATL - WR Mohamed Sanu impressing Matt Ryan
9. GB - TE TE Jared Cook is healthy again
10. PHI - WR Rueben Randle the No. 2 receiver?
11. CIN - Cincinnati counting on DE Margus Hunt
12. SEA - RB Thomas Rawls confident in camp readiness
13. TB - WR Adam Humphries wants to earn spot
14. CIN - Depth at receiver for Bengals
15. CIN - Cincy hasn't talked with WR Anquan Boldin
16. PHI - WR T.J. Graham could be in or out
17. DAL - TE Gavin Escobar likely headed to PUP list
18. MIA - WR Leonte Carroo a coach favorite?

1. PIT - Le'Veon Bell on track for camp

Source: ESPN.com - James Walker

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (knee) said he is on schedule to be ready for training camp and that his leg is stronger than ever before.

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More good news for Bell (and for his fantasy owners) as training camp draws closer. Bell has gone through his recovery without any setbacks, and the team should have him ready for Week 1. However, we don't think Bell sees much--if any--time in the preseason. When healthy, all fantasy owners know Bell can easily be a top-5 fantasy RB. His current ADP shows confidence in the fourth-year player as he's going off the board at RB1 (1.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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2. CIN - TE Tyler Eifert set to miss games?

Source: Bengals.com - Dan Hoard

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is expected to miss the early part of the season, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.

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After his ankle surgery, there was plenty of speculation that Eifert might miss the first couple of regular season games. Tobin's comments cement what some had already thought was the most-possible outcome. We'll know more about Eifert's status as we go through training camp, but fantasy owners should have another option ready. He's missed 19 games in three seasons, and now it looks like he'll miss some more. Eifert's current ADP is TE4 (6.05) in 12-team PPR leagues--and that may fall after this news.

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3. DEN - OLB Von Miller making progress in talks

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller has made significant progress in contract talks with the Denver, but the two sides were not expected to talk Sunday, July 10.

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The deadline to sign Miller is on Friday, and we're expecting something to get done. Reports indicate the Broncos may be offering him over $60 million guaranteed in the first three years of the contract. That number might have to climb just a bit to beat the $63.2 million Fletcher Cox (Eagles) received earlier this offseason.

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4. DEN - Denver amends OLB Von Miller contract offer

Source: Altitude Sports - Vic Lombardi

The Denver Broncos have increased the amount of guaranteed money in their six-year, $114.5 million contract offer to LB Von Miller. Previously, the Broncos had offered $58 million guaranteed but that figure has reportedly been increased to $61 million. Miller had been seeking approximately $70 million in guaranteed money at one point.

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We see this deal getting done with Miller, but $61 million in guarantees may not be enough. If the Broncos get above the $63.2 million that Fletcher Cox (Eagles) was guaranteed then this should be a wrap and Miller should gladly stay with Denver.

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5. TB - WR Mike Evans discusses his lack of focus

Source: PewterReport.com - Scott Reynolds

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said he lost focus during games last season. 'You know, I wasn't focused in some games and I have to do that better. I have to practice more. I have to get better in practice with it. It just comes with repetition. Last season is behind me.'

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Evans is set to be a big part of the Bucs passing game again this year, and improved concentration should help him be more consistent and put up better numbers. Last year, Evans had the 6th-highest targets-to-route-run percentage of 30.9 percent. However, he had a league-leading 11 dropped passes. He should be targeted around the same rate this year, and with better red-zone performance Evans could post top-10 numbers for fantasy owners (last year he was the 26th-best fantasy WR in standard-scoring leagues).

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6. IND - WR Donte Moncrief skidded without Andrew Luck

Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief caught 34 passes for 381 yards and five touchdowns through seven games with QB Andrew Luck under center last season. In the nine following games, Moncrief caught just 30 passes for 352 yards and a single touchdown.

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We could see Moncrief catch around 75 passes this year with Luck healthy and back in the lineup. The third-year WR had surgery in May to repair a turf toe injury, but he is expected to be ready for training camp. Being healthy himself and not having to play with a turf toe problem--plus, with Luck back at full strength--equals potentially great things for Moncrief (and his fantasy owners) in 2016.

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7. LA - Todd Gurley impressed with QB Jared Goff

Source: NFL.com - Tyler Dragon

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff has impressed RB Todd Gurley. 'Couldn't ask for a better QB. We are just excited to have him (here),' Gurley said Friday, July 8. 'He's definitely learning. He's getting better. Just excited to play the upcoming season with him.'

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We love Goff's ability to scan the field quickly, process information rapidly and get rid of the ball before pressure can get to him. He was the sixth-most blitzed QB in 2015 (142 blitzes faced), yet was only contacted on 86 of those plays and sacked just 26 times. We'd like to see better pass placement from the rookie QB, and at 6'4" 215 pounds he's a bit leaner than ideal. Fantasy owners in re-draft leagues should see him as no more than a QB3. Dynasty players should see him as a potential Matt Ryan-like prospect.

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8. ATL - WR Mohamed Sanu impressing Matt Ryan

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has been developing chemistry with QB Matt Ryan during spring practices, and Ryan said he has been impressed with how strong Sanu's hands are.

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Perhaps a fresh start in Atlanta will help the former Bengals receiver do better with a larger role. Back in 2014, Sanu ran 508 routes as a No.2 WR for the Bengals opposite superstar A.J. Green. In those 508 routes, Sanu was thrown to 19.1 percent of the time but had a bad rate of 7.1 percent drops-per-target. He finished 2014 as the 30th fantasy WR in standard-scoring leagues. Boom-or-best potential is there for Sanu in the Kyle Shanahan offense. Right now, his ADP is WR51 (11.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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9. GB - TE TE Jared Cook is healthy again

Source: Christine Troyke - Gwinnett Daily Post

Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook is healthy again after foot surgery sidelined him during OTAs earlier this year according to Christine Troyke from the Gwinnett Daily Post. Playing with QB Aaron Rodgers is something Cook is looking forward to. “Just seeing what he's done with the tight ends the previous years, and how they've grown in that system and gotten better from playing with him is exciting,” Cook said.

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Physical ability has never been a question with Cook. In college at South Carolina, former Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier compared Cook's natural ability to that of former Lions superstar WR Calvin Johnson. The Packers should have one of the league's best passing attacks with Rodgers leading the way. Cook could be a low-end TE1 if he becomes a favorite of Rodgers...especially in the red zone. Right now, Cook's historical lack of production is baked into his ADP of TE20 (13.12) in 12-team PPR leauges.

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10. PHI - WR Rueben Randle the No. 2 receiver?

Source: NJ.com - Eliot Shorr-Parks

Philadelphia Eagles WR Rueben Randle is listed as the No. 2 wide receiver behind WR Jordan Matthews, with WR Nelson Agholor listed as the No. 3 receiver, according to NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks.

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Randle is not consistent, and we're not expecting that to change now that he's with the Eagles. The former Giants WR has always had natural talent, but drops, injuries and inconsistencies kept him from playing up to his potential. The Doug Pederson offense isn't going to fill the air with footballs, so Randle is a shaky WR7/WR8 for fantasy owners in 2016.

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11. CIN - Cincinnati counting on DE Margus Hunt

Source: Bengals.com - Dan Hoard

Cincinnati Bengals DE Margus Hunt is being counted on to be part of the defensive line rotation this season, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin, and Tobin said Hunt has developed a good relationship with defensive line coach Jacob Burney.

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This is a make-or-break year for Hunt. A second-round pick in 2013 out of SMU, Hunt has failed to develop as a pass-rusher and has only 1.5 sacks in three pro seasons. In a contract year, Hunt will compete with Will Clarke to be the Bengals No.3 defensive end after Wallace Gilberry (Lions) moved on.

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12. SEA - RB Thomas Rawls confident in camp readiness

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) said he will 'most definitely' be ready for the start of training camp, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia.

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Rawls is the frontrunner to be the successor to Marshawn Lynch, although Seattle did add three RBs to the mix via the 2016 NFL draft. Before getting hurt in Week 14, Rawls had four 100-yard rushing games--including a 200-yard day on the ground against the 49ers in Week 11. If healthy (and the bellcow), Rawls has a chance to perform like a high-end RB2 for fantasy owners. His current ADP is RB14 (3.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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13. TB - WR Adam Humphries wants to earn spot

Source: PewterReport.com - Eric Horchy

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries wants to have the same mindset of trying to earn his spot on the final roster. 'I have to win this spot year in and year out,' Humphries said. 'No matter where I stand on the depth chart I still have to win the job coming back in town.'

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Undrafted out of Clemson last year, Humphries worked hard after being overlooked by most teams...just like he was coming out of high school. As a rookie for the Bucs in 2015, Humphries ran 276 routes, was targeted 40 times catching 27 passes for 260 yards and one touchdown. This year, Humphries is worth monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues as he competes to be the team's No.4 WR behind Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Kenny Bell.

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14. CIN - Depth at receiver for Bengals

Source: Bengals.com - Dan Hoard

Cincinnati Bengals WRs Mario Alford, Jake Kumerow and Brandon Tate were named by director of player personnel Duke Tobin as receivers who can contribute behind WRs A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd.

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Let's not get too crazy here. Tate is a speedy returner, but that's about it as he's not impressive as a receiver. Alford is a smaller (5'8" 180 pounds) receiver/returner who the Bengals picked up out of West Virginia in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft. Kumerow was a training camp stud last year as an undrafted rookie out of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The 6'5" 205 pound WR made a good impression and spent his rookie season learning on the Bengals practice squad. In deep dynasty, he's a player we like and the best one worth watching here for fantasy owners.

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15. CIN - Cincy hasn't talked with WR Anquan Boldin

Source: Bengals.com - Dan Hoard

Free-agent WR Anquan Boldin (49ers) has not been contacted by the Cincinnati Bengals, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.

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Boldin may not be the player he used to be, but we imagine the veteran should be able to latch on with some team during training camp. The Bengals lost Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) and Marvin Jones (Lions) in free agency, so having interest in any WR before/during/after camp would make sense. At this time, it doesn't sound like Boldin is on their radar.

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16. PHI - WR T.J. Graham could be in or out

Source: NJ.com - Eliot Shorr-Parks

Philadelphia Eagles WR T.J. Graham is slated to be the Eagles' No. 6 wide receiver, if the Eagles keep six receivers, according to NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks.

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Graham could make the team because of his speed and versatility as a kick returner. We're not expecting much from him--even in dynasty leagues--if he makes the 53-man roster.

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17. DAL - TE Gavin Escobar likely headed to PUP list

Source: The Dallas Morning News - Kate Hairopoulos

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles') is expected to begin the season on the PUP list after suffering a torn right Achilles' tendon in Week 15 last year.

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Dynasty owners shouldn't be holding onto Escobar expecting much to happen with him now or in the future. He may be their second-best TE (by default), but we don't see Escobar as the heir apparent to Jason Witten. If he's on the PUP list to begin the season, Escobar would be forced to miss the first six weeks. After that time, the Cowboys would have three weeks to evaluate him and decide whether or not to shut him down for the year.

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18. MIA - WR Leonte Carroo a coach favorite?

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Miami Dolphins WR Leonte Carroo received first-team repetitions during minicamp and was head coach Adam Gase's first-hand selection in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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The Rutgers product is a favorite of our dynasty staff. Carroo missed four games in 2015 due to a high-ankle sprain and a suspension, but when he's on the field he can be consistently productive. His ability to get open--and get vertical--is apparent in his whopping 19.38 average yards-before-contact-per-reception. That is well above the FBS average of 11.41 yards, and ranked 5th for all WRs with 35 receptions or more in 2015. He may be behind Kenny Stills as the Dolphins No.3 WR entering training camp, but don't be shocked if (when?) Carroo passes the veteran.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for being a part of Footballguys and thanks for sharing your season with us. It's appreciated.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J