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C. Top 300 List
Our Top 300 List is exactly that - the Top 300 Players we have projected for 2016. Current as of today.

D. Top 300 List - PPR
Our Top 300 List is exactly that - the Top 300 Players we have projected for 2016. Current as of today. This one is for PPR scoring formats.

E. Draft List
We take our Top 300 List and factor in Average Draft Position data to get the more realistic list of how we'd actually draft. If you're going to take a static list to the Draft, this is the one.

F. Draft List - PPR
We take our Top 300 List and factor in Average Draft Position data to get the more realistic list of how we'd actually draft. If you're going to take a printed list to the Draft, this is the one. This one is for PPR scoring formats.

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H. Coaching Carousel 2016: Cleveland Browns
The key question to ask each summer as we project 2016 stats is "what's changed?" Players change of course but often coaching changes are overlooked. Our Jason Wood dives in with a detailed look at the impact of Mike Pettine's departure and the hiring of Hue Jackson.

I. Pushing the Pocket - The Todd Gurley/David Johnson Debate
Who should you take, Todd Gurley or David Johnson? Our Cian Fahey dives deep into the debate.

J. Player Spotlight: Dwayne Allen
Our Daniel Simpkins with a detailed look at Dwayne Allen's fantasy prospects for 2016.

K. Dynasty IDP Strategy Guide, Section II: Player Scarcity
Our Daniel Simpkins with a guide to navigating the Dynasty IDP format.

L. The New Reality No.62 - Rookie Draft Strategy: The Early Rounds
Our Chad Parsons dives into navigating the ever-changing landscape of dynasty fantasy football.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick remains at impasse
2. CLE - Cleveland not cutting RB Isaiah Crowell
3. BUF - RB Karlos Williams might need conditioning
4. BAL - RB Justin Forsett the lead back
5. GB - Brandon Ross signs
6. SF - WR Eric Rogers to make immediate impact?
7. CLE - WR Chad Johnson to work with Browns
8. TB - Battle in Tampa for roster spot
9. TB - WR Vincent Jackson to see time in slot
10. NO - RB Reggie Bush won't land with Saints

1. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick remains at impasse

Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) has experienced no progress in contract talks with the New York Jets with just over two weeks away. Time may be running out since training camp felt like a deadline to get a deal done.

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Nothing on the horizon for Fitzpatrick and the Jets...just like it's been for some time now. If the team gets to camp and realizes they could do better than Geno Smith at starter, then perhaps something would change between the two sides. We're not holding out breath.

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2. CLE - Cleveland not cutting RB Isaiah Crowell

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell might be in hot water for posting a controversial photo on social media, but beat writer Mary Kay Cabot said Monday, July 11, that the team is not believed to have any plans to cut the embattled back.

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Crowell quickly removed the offensive picture and immediately issued an apology. He's set to be the lead back in a RBBC with Duke Johnson Jr. Crowell may be the starter and get the most carries, but Johnson could do more with his touches and is a much better receiver out of the backfield. Right now, Crowell is RB42 (9.09) while Johnson is RB25 (5.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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3. BUF - RB Karlos Williams might need conditioning

Source: The Buffalo News

Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams showed up to minicamp approximately 20-25 pounds overweight. Head coach Rex Ryan indicated the team would need to set a realistic weight-loss goal for Williams by the start of training camp, which probably means he'll be starting practice conditioning on the sideline.

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Williams needs to get in shape and prove that he can be the primary backup behind LeSean McCoy in 2016. He's going to face tough competition from guys like Mike Gillislee and rookie Jonathan Williams. A fifth-round pick out of Arkansas this year, Williams is one of the more naturally talented runners in this draft class. He's powerful and instinctive with the ball in his hands, and Jonathan Williams could easily be a three-down back at the pro level.

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4. BAL - RB Justin Forsett the lead back

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com - Ryan Mink

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett is still the 'clear lead dog' in the Ravens' backfield, according to Ryan Mink of baltimoreravens.com. The starting job is Forsett's to lose, with RBs Javorius Allen, Kenneth Dixon, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West and Trent Richardson lurking behind him.

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He's the lead dog and a fine all-purpose back--when healthy. Forsett missed the final six games of the 2015 season with a broken forearm, but he's back healthy and ready to lead this team on the ground. The veteran back is a good receiving back as well, so there's no need for him to come off the field unless he needs a breather. Fantasy owners are cool on his prospects for this year as Forsett has a current ADP of RB32 (7.10) in 12-team PPR leagues. There's a chance Forsett could catch 70 passes and finish the season as a top-15 fantasy RB, so get him at a value while you can.

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5. GB - Brandon Ross signs

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Free-agent RB Brandon Ross (Vikings) was signed by the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, July 12, according to a source.

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Ross was added by the Vikings as a UDFA earlier this year, but they let him go only a couple of weeks after signing him. He's somewhat unknown as a receiver, but last year with Maryland we saw a healthy 6.39 YPC from Ross. At 210 pounds, Ross is not a pile-pusher but he is a willing runner between the tackles. However, if he gets a crease then Ross can make a big play out of a small hole. He'll compete for a spot on the Packers 53-man roster, but we think he'll get a practice squad spot if he impresses in camp.

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6. SF - WR Eric Rogers to make immediate impact?

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

San Francisco 49ers WR Eric Rogers has had an impressive offseason so far. What adds to the intrigue is that head coach Chip Kelly personally contacted Rogers after the 49ers signed the wide receiver.

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A star in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders, Rogers has made a good impression throughout this offseason and he's certainly a player to watch in camp. At 6'4" 215 pounds, Rogers has a nice size/speed combination and his 'my ball' mentality shows through in highlight packages. He'll be in line to make the 53-man roster if he has a good camp. However, we're only monitoring him in super deep dynasty leagues. The 49ers passing game doesn't get us excited in re-draft leagues.

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7. CLE - WR Chad Johnson to work with Browns

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) was invited by Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson to work out with Cleveland wide receivers at training camp.

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He's not going to be part of the coaching staff, but Johnson is going to be a guest instructor. The artist formerly known as 'Ochocinco' has been out of the NFL since he was with the Dolphins for a couple of months in 2013. Since then, he's been playing (when healthy and not suspended) in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes. Browns camp is already going to be interesting with all the changes in staff and the personnel, but now it will be even more interesting if a personality like Johnson is on site.

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8. TB - Battle in Tampa for roster spot

Source: PewterReport.com - Zach Shapiro

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Kenny Bell and Donteea Dye are expected to be the main competitors for the last wide receiver position. Dye has more experience than Bell, while Bell has better return skills than Dye. WRs Evan Spencer, Bernard Reedy and Andre Davis could also be in the running.

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Bell missed last year (his rookie season) due to injury, but he's the better player of the two. He's a smooth athlete who can stretch the field and win at the point of the catch. Dye got onto the field last year but did little to impress. We like Bell's upside in dynasty leagues and will be monitoring him closely this year in training camp as he was a star in camp last year before getting hurt.

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9. TB - WR Vincent Jackson to see time in slot

Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will be used in the slot on a regular basis if WR Donteea Dye, WR Kenny Bell or WR Russell Shepard can play well enough to earn regular time on the outside. If this happens, WR Adam Humphries' snaps will be reduced.

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Bell is the player to watch here. A fifth-round pick out of Nebraska in 2015, Bell has no problem making big catches at key moments. He can get by defenders playing off coverage and has the speed to make for a nice deep threat. We could see him stretch the field for the Bucs while Jackson works on more underneath routes.

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10. NO - RB Reggie Bush won't land with Saints

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Christopher Dabe

Free-agent RB Reggie Bush (49ers) has no interest from the New Orleans Saints, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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The Saints don't need a change-of-pace back as they already have C.J. Spiller in the fold. Last year was a bad year for Bush with the 49ers, and he's gotten little interest on the open market. Perhaps when injuries strike in training camp, Bush will get an offer from some team out there.

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Peace,

J