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Good Monday to you. I hope you had a nice weekend as we're ready to get this week started. Tons of new Content for you plus the News and Notes you need to let's get to it.

J

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Our Jeff Tefertiller takes a look at potential Free Agent Wide Receivers for Dynasty or Keeper leagues.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. CIN - TE Tyler Eifert's rehab on schedule
2. NE - QB Tom Brady can't work with teammates
3. PHI - QB Sam Bradford likely gone after 2016
4. PHI - QB Carson Wentz set for heavy preseason load
5. NYJ - Todd Bowles confident in QB Geno Smith
6. DET - RB Ameer Abdullah avoids preseason PUP list
7. DET - Two Lions placed on PUP list
8. OAK - S Karl Joseph will be ready
9. DEN - Third-down role for RB Devontae Booker?
10. DEN - RB Ronnie Hillman may not make team
11. BAL - TE Dennis Pitta cleared to practice
12. DET - Is Jake Rudock future in Detroit?
13. DET - Last year for QB Dan Orlovsky?
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1. CIN - TE Tyler Eifert's rehab on schedule

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Jim Owczarski

Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is reportedly progressing as planned following right ankle surgery on May 27, according to a league source.

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As planned could easily include missing or being limited for the first two or three games of the season. Eifert's fantasy outlook isn't that different than 3rd-4th pick Jordan Reed - when healthy - but Eifert's recovery timeline has always put being 100% on Week 1 on the edge of the range of possibilities.

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2. NE - QB Tom Brady can't work with teammates

Source: Boston Herald - Karen Guregian

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will be prohibited from engaging in any football-related activities or discussions during the course of his four-game suspension, even if he is away from the team facility, according to NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy. The ban also prohibits Brady from attending games and practices as a spectator and receiving game and practice film from club personnel.

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This would be more worrisome if Brady was suspended for substance abuse issues or otherwise needed to be with the team to foster unity and buy-in. He's still being drafted as a low QB1 who will produce more like an elite QB once he's back in Week 5. If rosters are big enough to accommodate another quarterback without losing too much early season waiver wire flexibility, Brady is a value pick.

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3. PHI - QB Sam Bradford likely gone after 2016

Source: PhillyVoice.com - Jimmy Kempski

Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford is 'extremely unlikely' to be with the team after the 2016 season has drawn to a close, according to PhillyVoice writer Jimmy Kempski.

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We could see Chase Daniel at some point this year if Bradford fails. Having a lame duck quarterback is not good for a team's competitiveness, so this should be considered a rebuilding year for the Eagles. The quarterback position is unlikely to provide very much fantasy value in Philadelphia this year.

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4. PHI - QB Carson Wentz set for heavy preseason load

Source: PhillyVoice.com - Jimmy Kempski

Philadelphia Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz is expected to see 'a ton' of work in the preseason, according to PhillyVoice writer Jimmy Kempski.

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Wentz should get a lot of work because he will be exposed to a much faster level of play than he saw at North Dakota State. It will be the best indicator of how ready he is for NFL regular season that the Eagles will get before Week 1. If the Eagles have their way, Wentz will sit all season.

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5. NYJ - Todd Bowles confident in QB Geno Smith

Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

New York Jets QB Geno Smith remains in line to start with the contract impasse between the organization and free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Head coach Todd Bowles said he is confident in Smith as the starter. 'I think Geno can be a good starter, but he's got to prove it in training camp like everybody else,' Bowles said. 'It's not just about the quarterback position. You got to have a team around that position to play ball, but he's been in the system a year. He has a better grasp of it going into training camp and we'll see what he does.'

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Smith is actually a bold downfield passer, and he could mesh better with the Chan Gailey offense than he has with any of his previous offensive coordinators. If he starts for the Jets this year, it won't be as much of a blow for Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall as some might think.

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6. DET - RB Ameer Abdullah avoids preseason PUP list

Source: NFL.com

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) did not appear on the team's physically unable to perform (PUP) list, suggesting he will be a full-go for training camp following offseason shoulder surgery.

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This is a good sign for Abdullah, who should have the opportunity to take the lead in the backfield and level off as a boom/bust RB2 in PPR leagues. In any scenario, he'll share with Theo Riddick and a back who is more proficient between the tackles.

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7. DET - Two Lions placed on PUP list

Source: DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions WR Corey Fuller (foot) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, July 24.

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Fuller has the best deep speed in the Lions wide receiver corps, but his foot injury could endanger his roster spot with T.J. Jones coming on and Jeremy Kerley added as a slot receiver/returner. Bubba Caldwell and Andre Roberts were also added in the offseason, so Fuller needs to get back on the field soon to compete with a deep group that has a lot of experience.

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8. OAK - S Karl Joseph will be ready

Source: Bay Area News Group - Jimmy Durkin

Oakland Raiders rookie SS Karl Joseph (knee) will be ready to participate in training camp, according to head coach Jack Del Rio. Joseph is expected to start opposite FS Reggie Nelson.

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The Raiders already have one of the best rising defensive stars in the NFL in Khalil Mack. The addition of Nelson and Bob Sanders-esque talent Joseph in the back of the defense should help them create more interceptions when Mack and company get after the quarterback.

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9. DEN - Third-down role for RB Devontae Booker?

Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Denver Broncos rookie RB Devontae Booker could be put in a third-down role right away thanks to his pass-catching prowess.

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Booker is an excellent target in the second half of drafts, with upside to be a three-down starter in a run-heavy offense, and the potential to have flex value weekly if the Broncos treat Anderson more like they did in the 2015 regular season, when he topped out at 15 carries as a season high in a game.

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10. DEN - RB Ronnie Hillman may not make team

Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman could be in jeopardy of not making the final roster if he can't contribute more on special teams during training camp.

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Fourth-round pick Devontae Booker looks like the backup to CJ Anderson already, which is great news for those targeting him late in drafts. Anderson has yet to prove that he can make it through a full season as a starter, so Booker could be the back to own by the fantasy playoffs. Anderson and Booker is one of the better handcuff combinations in drafts this year.

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11. BAL - TE Dennis Pitta cleared to practice

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Zac Jackson

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has been cleared to participate in the start of training camp.

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Pitta is attempting an unlikely comeback from two hip fractures, but the Ravens would be happy to welcome back his services on a team with injury issues at wide receiver. If he is good enough to make the team, then Pitta could cost size/speed wide receiver to tight end convert Darren Waller a spot on the 53.

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12. DET - Is Jake Rudock future in Detroit?

Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez

Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and he might be the future backup to QB Matthew Stafford with veteran QB Dan Orlovsky only signed through 2016. If Rudock sees second-team reps in training camp and the preseason, it might signal the team would prefer to keep Rudock and cut Orlovsky.

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The Patriots went into the season with an undrafted rookie as their backup passer the year after Tom Brady tore his ACL, so it's not unprecedented that a team would trust an unheralded rookie to man the shop if the starter goes down.

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13. DET - Last year for QB Dan Orlovsky?

Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez

Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky remains the backup seeing second-team reps in the spring, but he is only signed through 2016 and does not have a future in Detroit. The team drafted QB Jake Rudock in the sixth round and he looked competent in minicamp.

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Orlovsky isn't the worst backup in the league, but he's not exactly inspiring confidence, either. The Lions have a quarterback-centric offense, and they would be in bad shape if Matthew Stafford goes down.

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That'll do it for today, Folks.

Thanks for reading and thanks for being a part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J