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Volume 19, #45 -- Tuesday Night, June 6th, 2017

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Hi Folks,

BIG News today as we have a bombshell feature to lay on you. One of the things you told us in the End Of The Year Survey was how much you loved the 186 Printable Cheatsheets Feature from Footballguys. Where we offered cheatsheets for 186 unique league situations that you could print.

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Plus we've got a great new QB article and the News and Notes you need. Let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

A. 6,750 Printable Cheatsheets
This may be the coolest feature we've done in years at Footballguys. You tell us about your league and scoring system and we'll print one of 6,750 possible cheatsheets that's tailored to your league. This feature alone is worth the cost of the Insider PRO subscription.

B. Early Target-Avoid Players by ADP: Quarterbacks
Our Chad Parsons outlines key quarterbacks to target and also to avoid for 2017 by early average draft position (ADP).


1. NYJ - WR Eric Decker no longer in Jets' plans

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

New York Jets WR Eric Decker has been informed that he will either be released or traded this week, according to sources.

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This move has been bandied about, especially after the team moved on from Brandon Marshall, but now it looks like it's going to happen. Any team in need of a solid starter at wide receiver should be interested in Decker. He's got a cap hit of $8.75 million in 2017 with $3 million in dead money.

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2. IND - QB Andrew Luck not throwing yet

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Zak Keefer

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has not yet begun to throw the football again as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery. Luck has yet to participate in organized team activities, although he has worked with the other quarterbacks and helped receivers with routes and timing. Luck will also miss next week's minicamp as the Colts don't want to rush back their star quarterback.

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We're not worried....yet. It's not like Luck needs the OTA practice at this point and it's more than likely that the Colts are just being super-careful with their golden boy. We'll keep watching though. The guy's ADP is 39 overall right now, and he's the fourth quarterback coming off the board. That price may only go up as the season approaches. That being said, you want to know your investment of a high pick is safe. So it's worth keeping an eye on.

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3. DEN - QB Trevor Siemian still besting QB Paxton Lynch

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has had 'more good days overall' than QB Paxton Lynch during organized team activity sessions, by 'all accounts.' Lynch, however, is coming off his best showing thus far in OTAs with his performance Monday, June 5.

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Lynch has never looked better in a Broncos practice, but for reasons different than what most think. He's already been showing a tendency to connect on deep passes and big 'long bomb' touchdowns. Lynch needs to get better working the short/underneath stuff, and that's what he did effectively on Monday. The 2016 first-round pick was in complete control on the same day that Siemian looked worse than ever before. Even UDFA Kyle Sloter had a better day than Siemian on Monday. That being said, this QB competition is far from being over. The real competition begins in August.

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4. MIA - TE Julius Thomas to be heavily involved?

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas is going to be a big part of the Dolphins' offensive plans in 2017, according to QB Matt Moore.

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Thomas had some of his best years under Adam Gase in Denver, but we aren't sure that will translate here. In the early goings his ADP is 158 overall and 17 in tight ends, which means the general public feels hesitant about it as well. Right now we like his value, and his upside, but caution is the word.

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5. PHI - WR Jordan Matthews remains sidelined

Source: ESPN.com - Tim McManus

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 5, because of knee tendinitis.

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A concerning note here since Matthews has a history of nagging injuries slowing him down. It's June, and there's plenty of time to get healthy but just keep an eye on his health status. From a fantasy lens, Matthews value has taken a hit with the additions of WRs Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency.

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6. MIA - Drew Morgan impressive this offseason

Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Miami Dolphins WR Drew Morgan has been the most impressive of the team's young receivers during the three organized team activities that have been open to reporters, in the opinion of The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. Morgan made several catches during practice Monday, June 5, and also had significant yards after the catch.

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Morgan was undrafted out of Arkansas this year, and he's got the skill set of a slot receiver. He ran the slowest 40-yard dash (4.74) of any receiver at the combine and is known more for savvy rather than big-time playmaking ability. Only two of his catches last year were caught at 20 yards or more. He's going to work underneath routes while utilizing crisp routes to move the chains.

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7. GB - QB Aaron Rodgers not worried about contract

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said his impending contract will take care of itself, adding that he's not worried about not being the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Rodgers said he's going to continue to make himself an 'indispensable' part of the Packers' roster. 'When you do that, when your time comes up to get a contract, you usually get a contract extension.

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There's no way that Rodgers goes anywhere anytime soon. His contract situation won't be an issue either, and across the board he is considered one of if not the top fantasy quarterback for 2017. His ADP is 21 overall and first overall at his position. If his receivers are healthy, that's deserved.

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8. LAC - Mike Williams out for offseason program

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) will be held out for the remainder of the offseason program as he recovers from a disc injury in his back, according to a source.

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That's a huge disappointment, but at least he'll be back in time for camp. They may handle him with kid gloves, though, and even if they don't the missed time is likely to hinder his development during his rookie year. While a decent dynasty pick and a good rookie pick, we expect his numbers to be limited this season. On top of that, given how often Keenan Allen is hurt, and the fact that Williams was brought in to mitigate that, it can't make the Chargers happy he's banged up.

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9. CLE - WR Jeremy Maclin of interest to Browns

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) has drawn interest from the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

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The Browns could do worse than add a talent like Maclin, though his production really fell off the last few years. He's being drafted with an ADP of 121 overall, and the 46th receiver off the board. We don't know the needle will move much with the dearth of quarterback talent in Cleveland though.

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10. ATL - WR Julio Jones feels fine after jogging

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) said he felt fine after jogging Tuesday, June 6. Jones is recovering from offseason foot surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Jones should be one of the top fantasy receivers again this year, and we're not worried about his foot right now even though he had had surgery to repair a bunion on his foot that had been an issue. We see no reason why he won't be a menace in fantasy leagues and on an NFL field again this season.

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11. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota practicing more

Source: ESPN.com - Paul Kuharsky

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) participated in full team snaps at organized team activities Tuesday, June 6.

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The expectation is he will be ready for camp, so this is about where we expect him to be. The real test will be when he gets hit - fully and with aggressive force, not by a teammate - and how he reacts. Some athletes get tentative, while some seem as if they are exactly the same as they were pre-injury. Mariota's ADP is hovering at 100 overall and the 13th quarterback taken. While he has the talent to be one of the top fantasy quarterbacks, his injury and some changes around him may hamper his overall effectiveness this year.

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12. LAC - Mike Williams done for the spring

Source: Chargers.com

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) will be held out for the final two weeks of the offseason program as he continues to deal with a mild disc herniation in his lower back.

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We expect Williams back for camp, but his injury will set back his progress. Rookie receivers are risky and struggle to adjust at times. Missing everything until camp will hurt his progress and keeps us cool on him right now.

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13. MIA - WR Jarvis Landry a decent bet to sign new deal

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is entering the final season of his four-year rookie contract, and the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero believes there is a 60 percent chance Landry will sign an extension prior to the start of the season.

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We almost prefer him in a contract year, as that tends to motivate guys. Maybe it's unfair to paint him with a broad brush, but we've seen enough guys take their foot off the gas after a big payday to worry. He's in a great position to succeed with a lot of weapons around to take attention from him, but his touchdown totals are always really low and we expect them to remain so. Currently sitting at an ADP of 37 overall, and 19 at his position, clearly he is still highly valued.

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14. ARI - WR Jeremy Maclin doesn't interest Cards

Source: The Arizona Republic - Kent Somers

Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) hasn't received interest from the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source.

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Maclin does have interest from the Bills and the Ravens. Those two teams are more WR-starved than the Cardinals. With WR John Brown healthy and former RB Andre Ellington playing wideout the team has good depth at the position behind Larry Fitzgerald.

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15. DET - Taylor Decker has surgery

Source: The Detroit News - Bob Wojnowski

Detroit Lions OT Taylor Decker (shoulder) underwent shoulder surgery for an injury he suffered in practice last week.

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Decker hurt his should in practice and then was under the knife in a matter of days. Head coach Jim Caldwell said he doesn't think it will be a season-ending injury but he's also known to give as little information as possible -- and he wouldn't commit to Decker being ready for Week 1 of the regular season. The Lions re-worked the right side of the offensive line in free agency (T.J. Lang, Ricky Wagner) and can't afford to lose Decker on the left side.

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16. BAL - WR Jeremy Maclin to visit Ravens

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) has plans to visit the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, June 7.

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Maclin has a couple of teams interested (Bills, Ravens) and there could be more. The Ravens don't have much behind Mike Wallace in terms of proven talent. Maclin may not be the speed merchant he once was, but he could be added and become a favorite target for QB Joe Flacco.

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17. BUF - WR Jeremy Maclin to visit Bills

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent WR Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs) will visit the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, June 6.

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Bills superstar running back LeSean McCoy has apparently been recruiting Maclin hard. The team does have a need at the position as there's really not much experienced talent behind Sammy Watkins. We like rookie Zay Jones, but he's currently week-to-week with a knee injury he suffered in OTAs. Maclin could step in and immediately give the team a valuable veteran presence.

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18. LAC - WR Travis Benjamin saw numbers drop in '16

Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin saw his numbers drop across the board in 2016 in his first year with the club. In his final season in Cleveland in 2015, Benjamin registered 68 catches on 125 targets for 966 yards and five touchdowns, while playing in all 16 games. Last year, though, Benjamin managed to suit up in 14 games, en route to notching 47 receptions on 75 targets for 677 yards and four touchdowns.

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Benjamin started the 2016 season off with a pair of 100-yard games during the first five weeks of the season. After that, a PCL injury slowed him down and he played through the injury but didn't produce at the expected level. He had arthroscopic surgery in February and should be ready for training camp.

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19. MIA - Charles Harris doing well during OTAs

Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Miami Dolphins DE Charles Harris has been making disruptive plays consistently during organized team activities, according to head coach Adam Gase.

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That sounds about right based on his college film at Missouri. Harris is a hustle player with a quick burst off the line and instincts to run down the play. His best assets are on display when he's making plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Don't ask him to drop into coverage, just send him after the passer and it sounds like that's what the Dolphins will do with the rookie in 2017.

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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