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D. Early Season DFS Strategy: Self-Assessment and Analysis
Our BJ VanderWoude dives into what he considers the most beneficial and straight forward way to improving as a DFS player: Self-Assessment.

E. AFC East Training Camp Previews
Our Sigmund Bloom runs down injuries, position battles, and offensive changes to watch for AFC East and gives his view on the direction the team is headed.

F. AFC South Training Camp Previews
Our Sigmund Bloom runs down injuries, position battles, and offensive changes to watch for AFC South and gives his view on the direction the team is headed.

G. Eyes of the Guru Preseason Part 5: AFC East
Our John Norton with an overview of defenses in the AFC East with an emphasis on individual defensive players and their fantasy value.

H. Coaching Carousel 2016: San Diego Chargers Offense
Our Jason Wood with a detailed look at the impact of Frank Reich's departure and the hiring of Ken Whisenhunt as offensive coordinator.

I. Player Spotlight: David Johnson
Our Justin Bonnema with a detailed look at David Johnson's fantasy prospects for 2016.

J. Player Spotlight: Jeremy Hill
Our Steve Holloway with a detailed look at the fantasy prospects for Jeremy Hill in 2016.

K. Carlos Hyde Faceoff
Two Footballguys staff members offer the high and low side of Carlos Hyde.

L. Ladarius Green Faceoff
Two Footballguys staff members offer the high and low side of Ladarius Green.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. TB - QB Jameis Winston drops 20 pounds
2. MIN - WR Laquon Treadwell should fit offense
3. SD - San Diego to have competition for CB job
4. OAK - RB Roy Helu may be on bubble
5. DEN - RB Devontae Booker may be third-down back
6. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota needs to hold onto ball
7. PIT - TE Jesse James may see more work in camp
8. NYJ - DE Sheldon Richardson will not be limited
9. NYJ - Two Jets RBs to compete for No. 3 job
10. NYJ - OLB Jordan Jenkins may start in 2016
11. ARI - DE Calais Campbell may receive extension
12. NYJ - Important year for TE Jace Amaro
13. NYJ - DE Muhammad Wilkerson will be ready
14. HOU - WR Will Fuller not expected to start
15. NE - RB LeGarrette Blount on the bubble?
16. BUF - DE Shaq Lawson's timetable cloudy
17. MIA - WR DeVante Parker may see single coverages
18. DET - RB Ameer Abdullah continues to recover
19. CHI - QB Jay Cutler ready to ascend?
20. CHI - Drops are problem for WR Kevin White

1. TB - QB Jameis Winston drops 20 pounds

Source: ESPN.com - Jenna Laine

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has dropped 20 pounds this offseason, according to his farther, Antonor.

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Winston has always been a bit bulky as a QB, and losing some of his 'happy weight' could improve his stamina. We're anxious to see if Winston takes that next step in his second year as a pro. The upside is through the roof with this guy, and we love the weapons around him in the Bucs' passing game. Winston is a low-end QB2 for fantasy owners in 2016.

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2. MIN - WR Laquon Treadwell should fit offense

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell should be the physical, chain-moving receiver that offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been looking for over the last few seasons. Turner was happy with Treadwell's instincts and route running during offseason workouts. Treadwell said the Vikings' offense is similar to the one he played in college, where he was asked to run short and intermediate routes.

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Treadwell lacks blazing speed, but he does a good job of setting up his routes and getting open against all sorts of different coverage. His hands, body control and concentration give him the skill set to become QB Teddy Bridgewater's favorite target. The Vikings are going to feature a run-heavy offense with RB Adrian Peterson, but when they go through the air it's Treadwell who could be the primary target. We like him as a WR4 with upside for fantasy owners.

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3. SD - San Diego to have competition for CB job

Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

San Diego Chargers CBs Brandon Flowers and Casey Hayward will compete for one of the starting cornerback jobs during training camp.

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It's a three-corner league in today's pass-happy NFL. Flowers has plenty of experience, but he's not quite the player he used to be. Both players will receive meaningful playing time no matter who wins the competition.

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4. OAK - RB Roy Helu may be on bubble

Source: ESPN.com - Paul Gutierrez

Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu (hip) may be on the roster bubble during training camp because RBs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard have similar skill sets to Helu. Helu also missed all of the offseason workouts because of his hip injury.

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We could see the Raiders moving on from Helu if the young RBs show well in camp and the preseason. We really like Washington here. He's a compact runner who was among the leaders in the FBS in rush-yards-after-contact-per-rush average (for 1,000-yard rushers) at 2.7 yards. Washington is dangerous in space and can be used effectively as a receiver out of the backfield.

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5. DEN - RB Devontae Booker may be third-down back

Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker could receive playing time early in the 2016 season as a third-down back because of his pass-catching ability.

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Booker is a great receiving back, and we like to describe him as a three-down back in waiting. We should see C.J. Anderson carry the load on the ground, but don't be surprised if Booker gets a few looks on passing downs. Anderson is a RB2 for fantasy owners, and Booker is a valuable handcuff who should go off the board in the 10th round or so.

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6. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota needs to hold onto ball

Source: ESPN.com - Paul Kuharsky

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota fumbled the ball 10 times in 2015, and the team lost six of those fumbles. Mariota said his ball security was something he wanted to work on this offseason.

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Mariota is one of the most exciting young QBs in the league, but he needs to hold onto the rock. We don't see the Titans running away from any opponent, so ball-security is incredibly important as opportunities may be limited compared to others offenses. He's a low-end QB2 for fantasy owners in 2016.

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7. PIT - TE Jesse James may see more work in camp

Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James is expected to receive significant snaps during the early part of training camp because TE Ladarius Green (knee) likely will be eased back into practice.

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Green has always been a player with production that doesn't match his potential. He's not starting out his Steelers career on a great note with this knee injury. That could open the door for James. A fifth-round pick out of Penn State last year, James is a huge target with a large wingspan. We'll see how James and Green do this year replacing the retired Heath Miller.

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8. NYJ - DE Sheldon Richardson will not be limited

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson will receive his normal snaps during training camp even though he has been suspended for the first game of the 2016 season. Richardson was limited during training camp last season and said his conditioning was an issue after he served a four-game suspension.

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Richardson is one of the more disruptive players in the league at his position. With only a one-game ban, the Jets would be wise to get him up to speed with a normal amount of reps in camp.

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9. NYJ - Two Jets RBs to compete for No. 3 job

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets RBs Zac Stacy (leg) and Khiry Robinson (leg) will compete for the No. 3 running back job during training camp, but Robinson may have an edge because the team does not believe he has reached his full potential yet.

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Robinson is the player to highlight here. He's a swift runner who can build a head of steam, and Robinson has a nose for the end zone. With Matt Forte's struggles near paydirt, we could see Robinson become the goal-line back for the Jets.

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10. NYJ - OLB Jordan Jenkins may start in 2016

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets LB Jordan Jenkins will have a good chance to start at strongside linebacker in Week 1 if he is able to handle the mental aspect of the game.

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There's a reason why the Jets picked up Jenkins in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft. He's got a large wingspan and the ability to put opposing QBs under duress often. Adding Jenkins only enhances the team's already-strong front seven.

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11. ARI - DE Calais Campbell may receive extension

Source: AZCardinals.com - Kyle Odegard

Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell is a player that the Cardinals would like to sign to a contract extension. General manager Steve Keim said there is no timetable for a possible extension for Campbell.

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The Cardinals don't have much cap room to work with, but investing in Campbell would be a wise move. The team is likely to deal with FS Tyrann Mathieu first, then we'll see if Campbell can get a new big-money deal.

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12. NYJ - Important year for TE Jace Amaro

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro is the projected starter for the Jets after he missed all of last year with a shoulder injury. He has worked hard on his blocking and believes he's improved in that area. However, he must earn the trust of offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and head coach Todd Bowles. The Jets tight ends combined for just eight catches on 23 targets in 2015.

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Amaro seems to be in another make-or-break year. He's physically talented, but that potential has never translated to production in the NFL. We can't imagine he gets more than 30 or so catches this year if he stays healthy. There's just not much there with Amaro.

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13. NYJ - DE Muhammad Wilkerson will be ready

Source: The Associated Press

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) said he will be ready for the season opener but can't predict when he'll be available in training camp. He is recovering from a broken right leg suffered in the season finale in 2015.

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That's good news for Wilkerson, but we don't think the Jets will have him do much in the preseason. Monitor his status leading up to the regular season. With Wilkerson on the field, the Jets are going to be a tough defense to run against. Remember that when considering RBs going up against them. In 2015, the Jets gave up only 83.4 rushing yards per game--a mark good for 2nd in the NFL.

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14. HOU - WR Will Fuller not expected to start

Source: ESPN.com - Tania Ganguli

Houston Texans WR Will Fuller isn't expected to start in Week 1, but his role should increase as the season progresses, according to beat writer Tania Ganguli.

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The Texans selected Fuller in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft for good reason. He's a player with the speed to get by defenders in the blink of an eye. Fuller can use differing speeds to lull CBs to sleep, then turn on the jets to burn them. He needs to show better concentration at times as Fuller will sometimes try to do too much as he's worried about after the catch before securing the pass. We like his developmental upside for dynasty owners.

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15. NE - RB LeGarrette Blount on the bubble?

Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount's (hip) roster spot isn't a given, but there shouldn't be any issues if he returns from his season-ending hip injury and runs hard.

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Doesn't it feel like Blount is on the bubble almost every year? He'll continue to grind down defenses with his powerful rushing style, but Blount is not as fantasy relevant as Dion Lewis. Expect the Patriots to lean on their rushing attack over the first four games of the year while Tom Brady is suspended. That could mean more work for Blount. We see him as a RB4 for fantasy owners in 2016.

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16. BUF - DE Shaq Lawson's timetable cloudy

Source: WGR Sports Radio 550 - Sal Capaccio

Buffalo Bills LB Shaq Lawson (shoulder) could miss half the season, or possibly the entire season, according to ESPN's Louis Riddick. However, a source told WGR 550's Sal Capaccio, Lawson isn't expected to miss that much time. The source also said a definitive timetable hasn't been set for Lawson.

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Lawson had shoulder surgery back in May, and the timetable for recovery should be about six months. We wouldn't be surprised to see the talented rookie put on the PUP list to begin the regular season. We'll learn more about this as training camp goes on.

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17. MIA - WR DeVante Parker may see single coverages

Source: NFL.com - Bucky Brooks

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker could face a lot of one-on-one coverages with WR Jarvis Landry likely to command double coverage in the slot.

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Parker should be able to take advantage of those situations. He's an ascending player in a great offense with Adam Gase taking over for the Dolphins. We like Parker as a WR3 with upside in 2016. His current ADP is WR32 (6.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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18. DET - RB Ameer Abdullah continues to recover

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery to repair his labrum, but the team expects him to be ready for training camp. He has ascended to the No. 1 spot on the team's depth chart and will be tasked with a significant amount of pass protection, which isn't ideal given his smallish frame.

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Abdullah is the lead back for the Lions, but they have an interesting backfield and the way the touches are split will impact all within. Theo Riddick is a fantastic receiver, and they should use him as the pass-catching back. Either Stevan Ridley or Zach Zenner is going to be the power back, and goal-line touches could go to one of these two. Abdullah is electrifying but his size limitations means he'll be splitting time in order to stay fresh. We see him as a high-end RB3 for fantasy owners.

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19. CHI - QB Jay Cutler ready to ascend?

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler had a decent season in 2015, and with Dowell Loggains promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, it could be another big year for the veteran quarterback. He also gets WR Kevin White back from injury, and he could have a late-career bounce back season similar to that of New York Giants QB Eli Manning, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Pittsburgh Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger.

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Let's not get crazy here. Cutler is a decent starter, but he will still make bad decisions with the football (he led the NFL in turnovers for a QB in 2014). Last year was great, but former Bears OC Adam Gase (current Dolphins HC) is gone. Cutler's relationship with Loggains will help this transition, but we can only recommend the veteran QB as a low-end QB2 for fantasy owners in 2016.

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20. CHI - Drops are problem for WR Kevin White

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Chicago Bears WR Kevin White struggled with drops during the offseason program. That problem will need to be addressed during the early portion of training camp.

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During his final year in college at West Virginia, White dropped 3.1 percent of the passes thrown his way. The average in the FBS in 2014 was 3.9 percent, so you can see how White showed better concentration than most. The point is; drops aren't a part of his game. Perhaps he's trying to do too much in the offseason as he missed all of last year. We feel that White will calm his mind and perform on Sundays. Fantasy owners should consider him a WR4 with upside.

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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