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A. Draft Dominator App Is Ready Across All Platforms
The Draft Dominator Mobile App is available for purchase in the iTunes and Google Play store as it has always been. If you want it on your phone or tablet, that's the only way to get it. But for Footballlguys Insider PRO subscribers, the app is now available for download in Windows / Mac / Linux format so you can use it on your desktop or laptop. It's the same look and feel as the mobile app, but with the bonus of more screen real estate and the ability to use the keyboard and mouse. It's a game changer. I say that if you're going to take a static list to the draft, our Draft List is the best bet. But you REALLY should be taking the Draft Dominator App that dynamically adjusts the rankings after every pick.

B. Arian Foster Impact On Jay Ajayi
Our Sigmund Bloom looks at the fantasy fallout from the Arian Foster signing in Miami.

C. Mock Draft Report Card: The Mid-Round Draft Position
Our Chad Parsons looks at navigating a mock draft from a mid-round draft position.

D. Andrew Luck Faceoff
Two Footballguys staff members offer the high and low side of Andrew Luck.

E. Jameis Winston Faceoff
Two Footballguys staff members offer the high and low side of Jameis Winston.

F. Player Spotlight: Mike Evans
Our Daniel Simpkins puts the Footballguys Spotlight on Mike Evans.

G. Pushing the Pocket - What is the Fascination with Chris Hogan?
Chris Hogan has some strong admirers. Our Cian Fahey tries to figure out why.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. MIA - RB Arian Foster joins Miami
2. MIA - RB Jay Ajayi still likely to start
3. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick situation could linger
4. GB - RB Eddie Lacy back working out
5. ARI - RB David Johnson will be featured
6. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy will be rested
7. NE - New England likes QB Jimmy Garoppolo
8. BAL - QB Joe Flacco will be ready for first day
9. PHI - WR Nelson Agholor won't be charged
10. MIN - RB Jerick McKinnon could see more snaps
11. CHI - Hot RB will be leaned on in Chicago
12. NFL - CB Charles Tillman retiring after 13 years
13. DAL - RB Lance Dunbar close to being ready
14. ARI - RB Andre Ellington could play receiver
15. BUF - Jonathan Williams not suspended for now
16. BUF - WR Sammy Watkins probable for camp
17. DEN - CB Aqib Talib should be ready for camp
18. BUF - Buffalo makes RB Reggie Bush an offer

1. MIA - RB Arian Foster joins Miami

Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Texans) signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins Monday, July 18, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Clearly, we'll see soon enough how Foster is progressing. Jay Ajayi has been projected to be the RB1 here but the team has made it clear they'd like to have help. The Dolphins lost Lamar Miller this offseason and missed on C.J. Anderson who stayed with Denver. Chris Johnson was also a target of theirs before he decided to stay with the Cardinals. A healthy Foster clearly is trouble for Ajayi. Although "healthy" is an adjective we haven't used with Foster a lot in the last year. Stay tuned as we like this move for Foster and for the Dolphins.

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2. MIA - RB Jay Ajayi still likely to start

Source: The Palm Beach Post - Andrew Abramson

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is expected to enter training camp as the starting running back, in the opinion of The Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson.

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We're not so sure that's going to be the case, but Ajayi should get the first shot at the top job. The Dolphins have done almost everything they possibly could to add more talent to the RB position, and Ajayi will now have to beat out veteran addition Arian Foster for the starting gig. If healthy, Foster's starting experience and natural skill set would be a perfect fit for the Adam Gase offense. Watch this battle in training camp.

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3. NYJ - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick situation could linger

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

It looks as though the New York Jets may wait to view the practice repetitions of QB Geno Smith in training camp before there is more movement in talks with free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets), according to sources.

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COULD linger? So what has it been doing for months, sauntering slowly? We suppose it could linger longer, and practically everyone under the sun has gotten tired of the drama. With training camp approaching, it's time to you-know-what or get off the pot when it comes to the Fitzpatrick/Jets situation. We'll see if they can finally come to an agreement.

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4. GB - RB Eddie Lacy back working out

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy has reunited with trainer Tony Horton, the P90X founder, this summer. Lacy spent two months with Horton earlier this year after Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Lacy 'cannot play at the weight he was at (last) year.' Lacy was 15 to 18 pounds lighter in April. 'Eddie will be fine,' McCarthy said in May. 'I believe he'll hit the target that we're all looking for when the lights come on.'

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Lacy is going to be rocked up this year, and his 'fat Eddie Lacy' days may be behind him. We'll see if the p90X version of Lacy is lighter and quicker as a runner. We'll also see if he has better stamina because of the lost weight. Lacy is going to be the lead back for the Packers in an explosive offense. Fantasy owners should consider him a low-end RB1 in 2016.

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5. ARI - RB David Johnson will be featured

Source: AZCardinals.com - Darren Urban

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is the unquestioned bellcow running back for the Cardinals this year, according to Darren Urban of azcardinals.com. RBs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington will back up like they did for most of 2015.

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David Johnson shined during his rookie season with the Cardinals. His blend of size/power/speed is one that gets any fantasy football player excited. He's a first-round pick this year and has the opportunity to finish as the best RB in fantasy football. Johnson's current ADP is RB3 (1.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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6. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy will be rested

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy will play very little in the preseason, if at all, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak.

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Good! The team knows they're going to run the ball early and often...with McCoy as the featured back. There's no need to risk injury or wear down the seasoned veteran by overworking him in camp.

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7. NE - New England likes QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Source: CSNNE.com - Phil Perry

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has earned the confidence of teammates and coaches, according to Phil Perry of CSNNE.com.

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That's all nice and well, but we need to see it on the field before we get too excited about Garoppolo's prospects. He's got a quick release, and Garoppolo is accurate on passes within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. However, he's not good under pressure and seems to abandon plays/reads when under the slightest bit of duress.

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8. BAL - QB Joe Flacco will be ready for first day

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) said he plans to be practicing on the first day of training camp Thursday, July 28.

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That's great news for the Ravens, but expect the team to take it easy on him as we go through camp and the preseason. In fact, it would be a bit of a surprise if we see Flacco play in the preseason given the nature of his knee injury. All signs point to Flacco being ready to go by Week 1 of the regular season.

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9. PHI - WR Nelson Agholor won't be charged

Source: ESPN.com

Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor will not be charged after the Philadelphia District Attorney's office conducted an investigation into an alleged sexual assault case against the receiver. The office said in a statement that it 'lacked sufficient evidence' to charge Agholor.

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The league could still hand down some discipline just for making 'the shield' look bad, but we think it's unlikely. Agholor had a disappointing rookie season, and he's looking to win the No.2 job over veteran Rueben Randle this year. A high-ankle sprain and trouble grasping the playbook held Agholor back in 2015. We'll see if he can get on track, stay healthy and produce this year.

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10. MIN - RB Jerick McKinnon could see more snaps

Source: 1500ESPN.com - Andrew Krammer

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could see more playing time as the team looks to get more out of the passing game.

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We could see McKinnon playing a bit more this year, but it doesn't dampen our outlook on Adrian Peterson. McKinnon is a valuable handcuff for Peterson owners, and he can be had near the end of your draft. Peterson is a top-10 pick in most any format, and he's got the upside to finish as a top-5 fantasy RB once again in 2016.

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11. CHI - Hot RB will be leaned on in Chicago

Source: Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford, RB Ka'Deem Carey, RB Jordan Howard and RB Jacquizz Rodgers will be part of a committee in the backfield, and head coach John Fox plans to limit their workloads and ride the hot hand. The team wants Langford to run with a wider base and gain more yards after contact. Carey needs to build on his toughness and become a more complete back. Both figure to be part of the committee approach. Howard adds a bruiser skill set in short-yardage and goal line situations.

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Ah, the dreaded 'hot hand' approach. Fantasy owners are used to dealing with RBBCs since they are rampantly used across the league. Dealing with the 'hot hand' is entirely more frustrating. Langford should be the lead back most weeks, but if Carey is used more near the goal line he could be the more valuable fantasy back in certain matchups. Howard may be the most naturally talented runner from this draft class (right up there with Ezekiel Elliott), but he has to stay healthy and get used to the speed/discipline of the NFL before we can count on him as a valuable fantasy asset. Proceed with caution when considering Chicago's backs.

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12. NFL - CB Charles Tillman retiring after 13 years

Source: NFL Network

Free-agent CB Charles Tillman announced his retirement following a 13-year career with the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears Monday, July 18.

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It will be sad to see 'Peanut' Tillman off the field in 2016. He suffered a knee injury late last year in his lone season with the Panthers, and his status for the start of the regular season this year was in question.

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13. DAL - RB Lance Dunbar close to being ready

Source: DallasCowboys.com - David Helman

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) could be ready to go 'sooner than later,' according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

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Dunbar may begin the start of training camp on the PUP list, but he could be ready for the start of the regular season. A change-of-pace back only, Dunbar may get a bit of playing time when rookie bellcow Ezekiel Elliott needs a breather. Dunbar's improved status does little to dampen our excitement for Elliott in 2016.

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14. ARI - RB Andre Ellington could play receiver

Source: AZCardinals.com - Darren Urban

The majority of Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington's playing time may come at wide receiver, as long as RBs David Johnson and Chris Johnson are healthy, according to azcardinals.com's Darren Urban.

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Ellington could easily be a slot receiver for the Cardinals. He's quick enough to break ankles in the open field, and Ellington has the speed to gain separation on linebackers or safeties. He's missed 11 games in three years with the Cardinals, but Ellington has ran 571 routes during that time--a mark good for 23rd in the league at the RB position. If David Johnson and Chris Johnson are healthy, there may not be many touches for Ellington as a rusher.

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15. BUF - Jonathan Williams not suspended for now

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Buffalo Bills RB Jonathan Williams is unlikely to be suspended before 2017, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. Williams was arrested Thursday, July 14, and was charged with driving while intoxicated.

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The legal process will have to be exhausted before Williams faces any punishment. There's a chance he doesn't see any discipline from the NFL in 2016. The rookie is a naturally talented runner, but this run-in with the law does not help his chances of making a fully positive impression. With Karlos Williams suspended the first four games of the year, there's a chance for a guy like Jonathan Williams to earn the backup role in Buffalo behind LeSean McCoy.

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16. BUF - WR Sammy Watkins probable for camp

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is probable to participate in training camp, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak.

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The Bills are going to run the ball as much as possible. However, when they do go through the air it will be Watkins as the primary target--and for good reason. He's a big-time playmaker who can be a valuable fantasy asset in 2016. Watkins has a current ADP of WR21 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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17. DEN - CB Aqib Talib should be ready for camp

Source: The Denver Post - Cameron Wolfe

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) said he feels great and he should be ready for training camp. Talib did show a little limp, though, after shedding his crutches for the first time since his gunshot wound. The cornerback also said that he's 'running and everything.'

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The Broncos should ease Talib back into action when camp begins. The gunshot wound cost him portions of the mandatory work this offseason.

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18. BUF - Buffalo makes RB Reggie Bush an offer

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Updating previous reports, the Buffalo Bills have put out an offer to free-agent RB Reggie Bush (49ers), but Bush is weighing his options and is in no rush to make a decision, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Bush played in just five games last year before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

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We may see Bush find a new home before the start of training camp, and it may be with the Bills. The team has interest in adding a back due to Karlos Williams' four-game suspension and rookie Jonathan Williams arrest for DWI last week. Although we'll see how Karlos Williams' suspension plays out. If signed, Bush will compete with those two plus Mike Gillislee for the primary backup job behind LeSean McCoy.

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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 with the Update.

Peace,

J