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G. Video - How To Set Up And Get The Most Out Of The Footballguys Draft Dominator
Our Simon Shepherd walks us through how to set up and get the most out of the 2016 Footballguys Draft Dominator.

H. Fantasy Impact - Tom Brady and Josh Gordon
Our Dr. Jene Bramel brings his Medical expertise to Fantasy Football. Our Ari Ingel is an attorney and does the same thing with Legal issues. Ari takes a look at the impact of the recent Tom Brady decision and an updated outlook for Josh Gordon.

I. Player Spotlight: Blake Bortles
Our Jason Wood with a detailed examination of Blake Bortles' fantasy prospects for 2016.

J. Player Spotlight: Donte Moncrief
Our Daniel Simpkins with a detailed examination of Donte Moncrief's fantasy prospects for 2016.

K. How to Dominate Your League: 2-2-1 Running Back Strategy
Our Ari Ingel with a new running back strategy to help you win your league this season.

L. Dynasty and Keeper Leagues: Looking at Potential Free Agents - Quarterbacks
Our Jeff Tefertiller takes a look at potential Free Agent Quarterbacks for Dynasty or Keeper leagues.

M. Eyes of the Guru Preseason Part 4: NFC South
Our John Norton with an overview of defenses in the NFC South with an emphasis on individual defensive players and their fantasy value.

N. Dynasty IDP Strategy Guide, Section III: Using a Redraft Approach
Our Daniel Simpkins continues his guide to navigating the Dynasty IDP format.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. NE - Appeals court rejects QB Tom Brady
2. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy won't face discipline
3. MIN - RB Adrian Peterson above and beyond
4. HOU - WR Braxton Miller open to anything
5. NO - WR Willie Snead looking for continued success
6. NO - WR Brandin Cooks in line for big year
7. BUF - WR Greg Salas may earn No. 3 WR job
8. BUF - Two Buffalo RBs could earn playing time
9. KC - S Eric Berry may not receive new deal
10. DEN - Teammate thinks OLB Von Miller would sit out
11. WAS - RB Keith Marshall could be on block
12. WAS - RB Chris Thompson should be ready for camp
13. NO - TE Coby Fleener could be second option
14. PHI - ILB Stephen Tulloch unlikely to Eagles
15. NYG - RB Rashad Jennings says he's entering prime
16. BAL - RB Kenneth Dixon has quick feet
17. CLE - DE Desmond Bryant likely to miss season

1. NE - Appeals court rejects QB Tom Brady

Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady had his request for a new hearing on his four-game suspension rejected by a federal appeals court Wednesday, July 13. Brady was asking for the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case.

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Brady's remaining hope is to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. We're not sure he's going to go that route, so his four-game suspension may be something he just has to serve. If that's the case, the Patriots will have Jimmy Garoppolo as their starter.

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2. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy won't face discipline

Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy will not be disciplined for his role in a nightclub brawl during the offseason, according to a league spokesperson.

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McCoy dodges some trouble here. He's the Bills featured back, and they should give him as large of a workload as he can possibly handle. Fantasy owners should watch the backup situation behind McCoy. Karlos Williams is overweight, and he will have to win the No.2 job over guys like Mike Gillislee and rookie Jonathan Williams. Handcuffing the correct backup to McCoy could pay off big for fantasy owners. McCoy has a current ADP of RB13 (3.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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3. MIN - RB Adrian Peterson above and beyond

Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is working out in Houston at a training facility he helped to open. He is going through grueling workouts, trying to put his various training disciplines - hill sprints, weight lifting, agility drills, core work, pool training, boxing and MMA sparring - in one place. Peterson also runs 10 40-yard dashes, with 30 seconds' rest in between each. The slowest of them should be no worse than 4.49 to 4.55 seconds.

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Peterson should once again be the centerpiece of the Vikings offense, and fantasy owners know that he's set to be a top-5 fantasy RB in 2016. At age 31, Peterson is showing no signs of slowing down. He was the only RB in the league with over 300 carries last year, and we think Peterson will get a similarly sized workload this year. His current ADP is RB4 (1.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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4. HOU - WR Braxton Miller open to anything

Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller said Tuesday, July 12, in a satellite radio interview that he is open to playing anywhere the team asks. 'Playmaker. I'll play slot, I'll play outside, receiver, running back. Whatever's in the game play,' Miller said.

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Miller only played one year at WR during his college career at Ohio State. The converted QB has crazy athleticism and the ability to score from anywhere on the field. We love his upside as we've only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of his ability as a receiver.

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5. NO - WR Willie Snead looking for continued success

Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead had a big season in 2015, and the big question heading into 2016 is whether he loses snaps in two-receiver sets to WR Michael Thomas or another player. Beat writer Nick Underhill feels if Snead gets the same opportunities as last season he could have an even better season.

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Undrafted out of Ball State in 2014, Snead bounced around to a few teams before landing with the Saints. He had a breakout season in 2015, running 509 routes, getting targeted 102 times, catching 69 passes for 984 yards and three touchdowns. He'll face competition for routes/targets this year from the rookie Thomas or Brandon Coleman, but Snead has proven that he'll be ready for the challenge.

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6. NO - WR Brandin Cooks in line for big year

Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks managed 1,138 receiving yards last season, and beat writer Nick Underhill sets the floor at 1,200 yards heading into 2016, with Cooks possibly flirting with 1,500 yards if he can stay healthy and post a few big games.

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Cooks was the 12th rated fantasy receiver in 2015 as the leading receiver for the Saints, and this season he could break into the top 10. He was a stud for fantasy players last year, especially in the fantasy playoffs when he had 15 catches for almost 250 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 and Week 16 combined. Added weapons like TE Coby Fleener and rookie WR Michael Thomas should help open things up for Cooks. We like him as a high-end WR2 with the upside to easily finish as a WR1 in 2016.

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7. BUF - WR Greg Salas may earn No. 3 WR job

Source: WKBW.com - Joe Buscaglia

Buffalo Bills WR Greg Salas is a strong candidate for the No. 3 wide receiver job because of his quickness, route running and hands. WRs Leonard Hankerson and Dezmin Lewis are also expected to compete for job during training camp.

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No matter who wins this job, there's not going to be a lot of fantasy value from the No.3 WR in Buffalo. The Bills are going to run the ball as much as possible, and when they do go through the air it will be WR Sammy Watkins and TE Charles Clay as the primary targets.

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8. BUF - Two Buffalo RBs could earn playing time

Source: WKBW.com - Joe Buscaglia

Buffalo Bills RBs Mike Gillislee and Jonathan Williams could earn some playing time during training camp if RB Karlos Williams is still overweight when he reports for camp.

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Gillislie showed last year that he could produce on limited touches, and he flashed way more than he did during his time with the Dolphins. Jonathan Williams is one of our favorite rookie RBs from this draft class. He's buried on the depth chart right now, but he's talented and he may not be far from fantasy production if/when injuries strike. Karlos Williams had better get in shape...and get in gear if he doesn't want one or both of these RBs to pass him.

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9. KC - S Eric Berry may not receive new deal

Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry likely will not receive a long-term deal before Friday, July 15, unless there is major progress in contract talks between Berry and the Chiefs.

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It's been quiet on the Berry front, but many felt something would get done between the two sides. With time winding down to sign a new long-term deal, the parties involved may just be too far apart. Berry could be seeking a contract that makes him the highest-paid safety in the league. Currently, Jarius Byrd (Saints) has the largest contract ($54 million) for a safety. Earlier this year, Harrison Smith (Vikings) signed a five-year, $51 million deal with $28.5 million guaranteed.

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10. DEN - Teammate thinks OLB Von Miller would sit out

Source: NFL.com - Nick Shook

Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. said he believes LB Von Miller would sit out if he is not able to agree to a long-term deal before July 15. 'I believe him,' Harris said. 'You've got to take his word for it. It would be hard for me to sit out, missing out on $14 million, but I think Von is serious in what he's saying. I think he truly, this whole time just talking to him, he hates the franchise tag. I definitely think he won't sign it.'

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Miller is currently working with the Broncos to get a new deal done. The two sides have had a lot of positive momentum over the last week, and we feel they'll find a way to make him the highest-paid defensive player in league history. The deadline to sign Miller is Friday, July 15th at 4pm ET.

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11. WAS - RB Keith Marshall could be on block

Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Rich Tandler

Washington Redskins RB Keith Marshall appears to have a good chance to make the 53-man roster at this point but could be on the roster bubble if the team adds a veteran running back during training camp, in the opinion of CSNMidAtlantic.com's Rich Tandler.

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Marshall was one of the best high school RBs in the country when he committed to play for the Georgia Bulldogs. A serious knee injury shortened his college career, but that natural rushing talent is still there. If Washington does add a veteran back to the mix, Marshall may be more likely to land on the practice squad.

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12. WAS - RB Chris Thompson should be ready for camp

Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Rich Tandler

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) did not participate in offseason workouts because of shoulder surgery but should be ready for training camp. Thompson is expected to be the third-down back for the Redskins in 2016.

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Thompson is a quick RB who can make defenders miss in the open field. However, he's not a big back and can get banged up. We're not counting on him to do a lot for fantasy owners. Matt Jones is the starter, and he should get most of the work for Washington. His current ADP is RB22 (5.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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13. NO - TE Coby Fleener could be second option

Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener could be the second option in the passing game behind WR Brandin Cooks.

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We'd agree with that statement...on paper. With Ben Watson (Ravens) gone, the Saints need Fleener to be their new version of Jimmy Graham. The opportunity is there for him to be quite the valuable fantasy asset in 2016. Don't be surprised if Fleener finishes the year with career-best numbers.

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14. PHI - ILB Stephen Tulloch unlikely to Eagles

Source: CSNPhilly.com - Reuben Frank

Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Stephen Tulloch (Lions) is unlikely to land with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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It's a bit surprising given Tulloch's history with DC Jim Schwartz and the Eagles need on defense. Tulloch is a two-down thumper who can bring veteran leadership to any team he goes to. Perhaps he'll be able to find a new home sometime during training camp.

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15. NYG - RB Rashad Jennings says he's entering prime

Source: The Star-Ledger - Joe Giglio

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings said at 31 he thinks he's just now entering his prime. 'There's a difference between being an NFL player and being a pro,' Jennings said. 'Being an NFL player is a guy that comes into the league, has some talent, plays a little bit. But a pro really understands how to take care of his body, how to play the X's and O's, play the game before it happens. I've just been allowing my maturity to catch up with my age at the same time. I'm excited. As I get into my latter years, I'm getting into my prime.'

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Jennings has struggled to stay healthy as a pro, and 2015 was the first time he played a full 16-game season. A seventh-round pick of the Jaguars in 2009, Jennings set career-high numbers last year with the Giants and finished the year as the No.19 fantasy RB in standard-scoring leagues. This year, the Giants are going to air it out a bit more on offense and split the RB touches between Jennings and Shane Vereen. Jennings has a current ADP of RB38 (8.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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16. BAL - RB Kenneth Dixon has quick feet

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com - Ryan Mink

Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon may have the quickest feet of the team's running backs, and he's dynamic running and catching the football.

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Dixon is an exciting rookie RB who is currently a reserve behind starter Justin Forsett. His foot frequency is amazing, but we'd like to highlight his ability to gain yards after contact. In 2015, Dixon was 5th in the FBS with an average of 3.59 yards rushing after contact. At 210 pounds, Dixon is not the biggest back but he is relentless and fights for yards. Grab him later in your drafts as a handcuff to Forsett, or jock-block the Forsett owner and stash Dixon as a sleeper.

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17. CLE - DE Desmond Bryant likely to miss season

Source: CBSCleveland.com - Daryl Ruiter

Cleveland Browns DE Desmond Bryant (pectoral) is likely out for the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle late last week, according to multiple team sources. He sustained the injury during a workout last week and underwent surgery Tuesday, July 12.

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An unfortunate blow for the Browns defense. Bryant was the team's best defensive lineman last year and led the team with six sacks (a career high). He's got an $8 million cap number in 2017, but there's only $1 million in dead money. We don't think he'll be playing for that price coming off this season-ending injury.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We're stoked that you're sharing some of your season with us. Have a great Thursday and we'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J