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A. 2016 Post Draft Bloom 100
Our Sigmund Bloom takes a look at the top 100 prospects in IDP dynasty rookie drafts now that we know their destinations.

B. Pick By Pick 2016 WR Draft Picks Evaluations
Our Matt Harmon goes through ever wide receiver selected in the 2016 NFL Draft and major UDFA signings to review their skills and how they fit with their new teams.

C. Footballguys Podcast - The Audible - NFC North 2016 Draft RECAP
In This Episode: Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom go through the picks in the 2015 NFL draft. Topics Include - the Lions play it safe with most picks, what will RB Jordan Howard do for the Bears, why WR Laquan Treadwell was a great selection for the Vikings, did Ted Thompson add enough talent for the Packers, plus more!

D. Footballguys Podcast - The Audible - AFC North 2016 Draft RECAP
In This Episode: Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom go through the picks in the 2015 NFL draft. Topics Include - why did the Browns select so many WRs, the Bengals with some questionable WR picks, the Ravens go with safe selections but some have intriguing upside, the Steelers deal with the leftovers, plus more! bumper: Prince - Little Red Corvette

E. Waivers Of The Future
Our Daniel Simpkins with a guide to making preemptive waiver pickups in the context of dynasty fantasy football.

F. Footballguys Depth Charts
One of the best but taken for granted features we offer are our Footballguys Depth Charts. Easy to view with links to the player pages. Check them out.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. NE - QB Tom Brady has more time to appeal
2. MIN - Laquon Treadwell a physical receiver
3. NYJ - Wanted Laremy Tunsil
4. NYJ - New York could keep four quarterbacks
5. DAL - Darius Jackson has uphill battle
6. NYJ - General manager excited for QB Geno Smith
7. DAL - Jaylon Smith provides versatility
8. GB - WR Davante Adams may not make team
9. OAK - TE Clive Walford injured in accident
10. DET - Detroit add several UDFAs
11. PIT - Decline option on OLB Jarvis Jones
12. MIN - Moritz Boehringer agrees to deal

NE - QB Tom Brady has more time to appeal

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Dan Graziano

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's deadline to appeal his four-game suspension has been extended to May 23, according to a source.

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In the case that refuses to die, Brady appears ready to continue the fight and appeal. He and his legal team are working diligently to get his 4-game suspension overturned.

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MIN - Laquon Treadwell a physical receiver

Source: Vikings.com - Lindsey Young

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell adds a physicality dimension and the ability to grab jump balls, according to Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. 'As we sat there and talked with the coaches, the biggest thing is the catching radius, the ability to catch in traffic, to go up and get jump balls and the physicality of him as a receiver, getting in and out of his cuts,' Spielman said. 'You can just see he generates a lot of power when he's getting off the line of scrimmage. I could put a highlight reel together, and I know Adrian Peterson's going to be very excited how this guy plays the game and blocks at the edge, but he's a receiver that just plays with a chip on his shoulder in all phases of the game.'

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Treadwell reminds us of DeAndre Hopkins (Texans) because of his body control, great concentration and ability to work the sidelines. He'll make a great target for QB Teddy Bridgewater not only in 2016 but also going forward. Treadwell and Bridgewater will be able to grow together for years to come.

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NYJ - Wanted Laremy Tunsil

Source: NJ.com - Darryl Slater

Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil was being pursued by the New York Jets before the Dolphins selected him in the NFL draft.

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He could have gone off the board much earlier, but a video of Tunsil ripping a bong load with a gas mask on caused his stock to take a tumble. He may be a "MacGyver Smoker" but it wasn't great for the start of his professional career. Tunsil went to the Miami Dolphins with the 13th-overall pick. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said New York tried to move up to take Tunsil.

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NYJ - New York could keep four quarterbacks

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets QBs Geno Smith, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, and possibly free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) could all be on New York's roster when the 2016 regular season commences. General manager Mike Maccagnan said if it's in the best interest of the team then they will keep four quarterbacks. 'It's been done before,' Maccagnan said. 'To me, it's a position where you have to take some time to really invest, grow and develop players.'

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The Jets could have Fitzpatrick compete with Geno Smith for the starting job. They could then see if Petty could hold off Hackenberg for the third-string/developmental job. The loser of that battle could wind up on the team's practice squad. The talks with Fitzpatrick are at a standstill right now, but things could change quickly at any time.

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DAL - Darius Jackson has uphill battle

Source: DallasCowboys.com - David Helman

Dallas Cowboys RB Darius Jackson's best chance of receiving any possibility of playing time is if RB Lance Dunbar (knee) begins the regular season on the Physicall Unable to Perform list.

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He's an interesting name to monitor in deep dynasty leagues. Jackson will be behind RBs Ezekiel Elliott, Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris on the depth chart, but he may be the odd man out when Dunbar returns.

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NYJ - General manager excited for QB Geno Smith

Source: NJ.com - Dan Duggan

New York Jets QB Geno Smith could start for the Jets in 2016 if free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) is not re-signed. That prospect has general manager Mike Maccagnan excited. 'Right now, Geno has been a starter for us, and actually played quite well prior to getting hurt last year, and was doing a good job in the offseason,' Maccagnan said. 'So we're kind of excited to see what Geno can do, coming back. And we feel good about that.'

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Is Maccagnan serious here? Smith gets to work under noted quarterback whisperer Chan Gailey for another season, so there may be a little bit of hope for him yet. However, Smith needs to prove that he can consistently make good decisions as a passer under pressure. A broken jaw last year (caused by a former teammate) knocked Smith out of the lineup where Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to take over and thrive as the starter.

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DAL - Jaylon Smith provides versatility

Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) is viewed as a natural middle linebacker by the Cowboys, but they believe he can also play weakside linebacker, according to head coach Jason Garrett. 'We don't see that he has limitations at either of those spots. I think he'd be very natural at either one of them, and has the traits to do it,' Garrett said.

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We hope to see Smith back to full strength someday. Smith is not expected to play in 2016 as he continues to recover from nerve damage in his knee. When healthy, he can play any linebacker spot in the NFL and shine. Smith can cover, hit, rush the passer and seems to always be around the ball. He's a player we'll be watching closely in 2017.

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GB - WR Davante Adams may not make team

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Silverstein

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams' roster spot is not a lock for the 2016 season, in the opinion of Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WRs Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis and Trevor Davis are also not guaranteed roster spots.

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It's certainly possible as Adams is not a lock for the final roster. Without Jordy Nelson last year, the opportunity was there for Adams to do more and he failed miserably. He ended the season as the 83rd ranked WR in standard scoring fantasy leagues with 50 catches, 483 yards and only one touchdown. Adams will have to prove himself this year as the Packers have a talented group of WRs behind Nelson and Randall Cobb.

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OAK - TE Clive Walford injured in accident

Source: FOXSports.com - Mike Garafolo and Peter Schrager

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford (knee) suffered a knee injury earlier this offseason in an all-terrain vehicle accident, according to sources. He is expected back for training camp, and one source said the injury may not be as bad as originally thought. It's unclear what his injury was, but indications are that he's weeks removed from surgery.

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Ouch. Fantasy owners need to keep an eye on his recovery. Walford is one of our favorite young TEs in the league and could easily become a favorite target for QB Derek Carr.

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DET - Detroit add several UDFAs

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Undrafted free-agents CB Adairius Barnes (Louisiana Tech), WR Jace Billingsley (Eastern Oregon), WR Quinshad Davis (North Carolina), DL James DeLoach (Georgia), DE Deonte Gibson (Northwestern), WR Jay Lee (Baylor), CB Charles Washington (Fresno State), CB Ian Wells (Ohio), TE Cole Wick (Incarnate Word) and OL Andrew Zeller (Maryland) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 2. WR Simms McElfresh (Appalachian State), LB Tyler Roberts (Troy) and DL Roger Stewart (Hillsdale) will also be with the team during rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

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Lee is the player to highlight here. He's got long arms and can snare passes away from his frame regularly. His game is comparable to that of Chris Chambers, former Dolphins standout wide receiver. In super deep dynasty leagues, we'll be keeping an eye on Lee.

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PIT - Decline option on OLB Jarvis Jones

Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

The Pittsburgh Steelers declined the 2017 fifth-year option on LB Jarvis Jones Monday, May 2.

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Potential is a dirty, filthy word as three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth (ESPN) always says. Jones had incredible potential as the 17th-overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, but with only five career sacks he's been a huge disappointment. It's no surprise the team wouldn't add the option.

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MIN - Moritz Boehringer agrees to deal

Source: Vikings.com

The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Moritz Boehringer to a contract Monday, May 2. The sixth-round pick is the first selection from the 2016 NFL draft to sign a deal.

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Boehringer played for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League. In 2015, Boehringer had 59 receptions for 1,232 yards and 13 touchdowns in 16 games played but it was his pro day that really got Draft Twitter abuzz. He reminds many in the scouting community of Jeff Janis (Packers) because of his size (6'4" 225 pounds), speed (4.43 40-yard dash) combination.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for hanging out with us this year. It's going to be fun.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J