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Good Sunday to you and I hope you're having a nice weekend. We've got the News and Notes you need as well as some new Content including a new video highlighting some of the Advanced Features of the Draft Dominator. Let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Advanced Features Video for Draft Dominator App
Our Simon Shepherd walks us through some of the Advanced Features available for the Draft Dominator App. It's the most powerful drafting tool ever made and Simon shows us why.

B. 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.

C. Player Spotlight: Adrian Peterson
Can Adrian Peterson, the ageless wonder, tally up another elite fantasy season? Our Andrew Garda answers.

D. Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 3, Auction, PPR 12 team with Flex
On July 16th, twelve members of the Footballguys staff got together for the site's third mock draft of 2016. Mark Wimer provides an in-depth evaluation summary of each team's draft.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. PIT - Le'Veon Bell unlikely to win appeal
2. NYG - WR Victor Cruz expects to be ready for camp
3. CLE - RB Duke Johnson to line up at WR
4. CLE - Cleveland has plays for WR Terrelle Pryor
5. NFL - WR Wes Welker not retired yet
6. GB - RB Eddie Lacy must impact passing game
7. HOU - WR Cecil Shorts the best option in slot?
8. NFL - QB Michael Vick committed to football
9. DET - TE Cole Wick could start over TE Eric Ebron?
10. NYG - RB Andre Williams drawing praise from coach
11. BAL - QB Joe Flacco not placed on PUP list
12. NFL - RB John Kuhn wants to join contender
13. NO - No talks between Saints, QB Drew Brees
14. TB - OLB Daryl Smith expected to start
15. MIA - DE Cameron Wake may see fewer snaps
16. GB - RB James Starks a red-zone weapon?
17. BUF - WR Kolby Listenbee has impressed Rex Ryan

1. PIT - Le'Veon Bell unlikely to win appeal

Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to have a successful appeal for his pending four-game suspension due to the NFL's stringent policies. The results of the appeal are expected before the regular season starts. Additionally, Bell missed several drug tests resulting in the suspension, as opposed to the originally reported one missed test, according to sources.

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Some people say drug tests in the NFL are largely intelligent tests. It goes without saying, missing a drug test was not wise. Bell will see his ADP fall with this news (a third-rounder now--most likely), while backup DeAngelo Williams will rise to around a sixth- or seventh-round pick.

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2. NYG - WR Victor Cruz expects to be ready for camp

Source: New York Daily News - Ebenezer Samuel and Peter Sblendorio

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) said he will be ready to participate once training camp begins.

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We can't wait to see Cruz salsa-dancing in the end zone again someday. However, coming back from his injuries have proven to be difficult. We're hopeful Cruz can regain his form but want to see him in camp/preseason first.

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3. CLE - RB Duke Johnson to line up at WR

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Terry Pluto

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson will line up at wide receiver at times during the season because the team likes to find different ways to throw passes to Johnson.

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We like it! Johnson is the type of player who needs the rock in his hand as much as his body can hold up. He's not a big back, but Johnson is explosive and tough to bring down in the open field. Johnson has a current ADP of RB23 (5.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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4. CLE - Cleveland has plays for WR Terrelle Pryor

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Terry Pluto

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has drawn up plays to get the ball into WR Terrelle Pryor's hands and allow him to run in the open field.

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Jackson is one of the most creative offensive-minded coaches in all of the NFL. We like that he has a package for Pryor--a player who has a freakish blend of size and athleticism.

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5. NFL - WR Wes Welker not retired yet

Source: SiriusXM NFL Radio

Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Rams) said he is not retired at this point but is not sure what his next step will be.

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Welker has a dream of playing again...but we think he's done. Concussion problems have plagued him in recent years, and he needs to think about his long-term health.

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6. GB - RB Eddie Lacy must impact passing game

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy will be pushed into the passing game, according to running backs coach Ben Sirmans, but Sirmans said Lacy will have to beat man coverage. Last year, RB James Starks played 68 more snaps than Lacy and caught 27 more passes.

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Lacy had a career-low 187 carries last year as conditioning and stamina problems seemed to hold him back. That's why he did P90X to get into fantastic shape this offseason. The Packers will have an explosive offense, and things should open up even more for the ground game with WR Jordy Nelson returning to full health. Fantasy owners believe in Lacy at this time, and he's getting drafted as RB9 (2.12) in 12-team PPR leagues. He's been a top-10 fantasy back for two of his three years in the league, but last year he fell to 24. We'll see if he can regain his form in 2016.

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7. HOU - WR Cecil Shorts the best option in slot?

Source: ESPN.com - Tania Ganguli

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts is likely to open the year as the starting slot receiver, in the opinion of beat writer Tania Ganguli.

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Shorts is best served as a slot receiver in the NFL. We'll see rookie Will Fuller and second-year pro Jaelen Strong compete to be the team's No.2 WR opposite DeAndre Hopkins. With new QB Brock Osweiler, we're excited to see what Hopkins can do. Any other target in this passing game is an unknown, making Shorts, Fuller or Strong all late-round fliers or waiver-wire speed dial guys.

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8. NFL - QB Michael Vick committed to football

Source: Charlotte Observer - Jonathan Jones

Free-agent QB Michael Vick (Steelers) said Thursday, July 21, he remains optimistic about playing in 2016 and wants to be able to make a contribution to a contender.

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Vick is no longer the player he used to be...and he hasn't been for quite some time. Nobody has brought him in for a workout this offseason, so Vick's playing days might be done.

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9. DET - TE Cole Wick could start over TE Eric Ebron?

Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez

Detroit Lions TE Cole Wick looked 'spectacular' in offseason practices and could be in line to push TE Eric Ebron for a starting job if he can carry over that momentum into training camp, according to Detroit Free Press reporter Carlos Monarrez.

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Ebron has natural athleticism but has never played up to his potential. There is no question that 2016 is a make-or-break year.

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10. NYG - RB Andre Williams drawing praise from coach

Source: New York Daily News - Ralph Vacchiano

New York Giants RB Andre Williams is poised for a bounce-back year in the opinion of head coach Ben McAdoo.

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We doubt that happens. Williams is a large RB but he lacks the power he should have for a player his size. The Giants RB situation is a mess, but starter Rashad Jennings could perform like a RB3 (at least) for fantasy owners.

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11. BAL - QB Joe Flacco not placed on PUP list

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) was not placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list prior to training camp next week.

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A good sign for Flacco here. Even though he's not on PUP, we think the Ravens take it easy on Flacco in camp and the preseason.

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12. NFL - RB John Kuhn wants to join contender

Source: ESPNWisconsin.com - Jason Wilde

Free-agent FB John Kuhn (Packers) said he would like to sign with a Super Bowl contender if he is not able to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers.

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It's sad that Kuhn isn't with the Packers, but we could see him latch on with another team at some point before the regular season. The fullback is a dying position, so only a small handful of teams would be interested.

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13. NO - No talks between Saints, QB Drew Brees

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he has not had contract extension talks with the Saints in the past three months.

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With a $30 million cap hit in 2016, we're surprised something hasn't been done yet to extend Brees and lower that number. Brees said he would like to sign an extension at some point before the start of the regular season.

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14. TB - OLB Daryl Smith expected to start

Source: Buccaneers.com - Joe Kania

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Daryl Smith is expected to start at strongside linebacker this season.

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Smith may not quite be the player he used to be, but he was a good addition to the Bucs this year. He's a solid veteran who understands plays as they break down in front of him.

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15. MIA - DE Cameron Wake may see fewer snaps

Source: ESPN.com - James Walker

Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake could receive fewer snaps than usual in 2016 so the team can keep him fresh during the season.

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No surprise here. Wake is only eight months removed from a torn Achilles' tendon, so the plan to keep his workload light makes a lot of sense.

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16. GB - RB James Starks a red-zone weapon?

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Green Bay Packers RB James Starks' ability on screen passes makes him a weapon in the red zone, running backs coach Ben Sirmans said.

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Keep this in mind when considering Eddie Lacy for your fantasy team. Starks is a valuable handcuff for Lacy owners, and he's coming off the board late in 12-team PPR league drafts (RB57 13.10). Lacy is currently RB9 in drafts (2.12), but realize that Starks is going to have at least a limited role...and maybe a role larger than some think.

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17. BUF - WR Kolby Listenbee has impressed Rex Ryan

Source: The Buffalo News - Jay Skurski

Buffalo Bills WR Kolby Listenbee (hernia) has been explosive when on the field but needs to be healthy, head coach Rex Ryan said.

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A sixth-round pick out of TCU, Listenbee's game is all about winning deep. He's got a decent size/speed combination, but it's his ball-tracking ability that makes him stand out. He's a dynasty prospect we're adding (in deep dynasty leagues) or at least monitoring (in standard dynasty leagues).

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks a ton for reading and giving us your attention. It's appreciated.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J