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Volume 19, #50 -- Sunday Night, June 11th, 2017

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Good Monday to you. And it IS a good one. We've got killer new articles for you, the News and Notes you need and a reminder that Father's Day is coming this weekend.

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SITE NEWS

A. Value Plays: Quarterbacks
The Value Plays Series is one of the best things we do at Footballguys as the key to drafting success is finding undervalued players and avoiding overvalued players. We put our Footballguys staff to work polling them to see how they see this season unfolding. In this one, we look at Quarterbacks who may not be getting enough attention this year.

B. Overvalued Players: Quarterbacks
The Value Plays Series is one of the best things we do at Footballguys as the key to drafting success is finding undervalued players and avoiding overvalued players. We put our Footballguys staff to work polling them to see how they see this season unfolding. In this one, we look at Quarterbacks who should be overvalued this year. Note that this is not the same as a "bust". There are very good players on this list. We just think they'll be overvalued in many drafts.

C. Deep Sleepers: Quarterbacks
The Value Plays Series is one of the best things we do at Footballguys as the key to drafting success is finding undervalued players and avoiding overvalued players. We put our Footballguys staff to work polling them to see how they see this season unfolding. In this one, we look at Quarterbacks who may not be seeing enough attention.

D. Average Draft Position
Knowing where you value a player is one thing. But to gain maximum value in your draft, you must know where other owners are valuing players. Our Average Draft Position (ADP) data is your source for this information.

E. Average Draft Position - PPR
Knowing where you value a player is one thing. But to gain maximum value in your draft, you must know where other owners are valuing players. Our Average Draft Position (ADP) data is your source for this information. This one is for PPR scoring.

F. Player Spotlight: Todd Gurley
Our Player Spotlights are some of the most detailed looks you'll see on players anywhere. In this one, our Justin Bonnema dives into what we see for Todd Gurley this year.

G. Dynasty News You Can Use: Offseason 1
Our Jeff Tefertiller takes a look at the recent fantasy news from a dynasty perspective.

H. IDP Stock Watch: Trending Up, Trending Down
Our Dave Larkin breaks down the defensive players that should be on your radar - and those you should kick to the curb.


1. LAC - OLB Melvin Ingram signs four-year deal

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Los Angeles Chargers LB Melvin Ingram signed a new four-year contract Sunday, June 11, worth $66 million, according to a source. The deal includes $42 million in guaranteed money.

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After a summer of turmoil with Joey Bosa last year, the Chargers have things tucked away nicely here. Good for everyone.

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2. SEA - RB Eddie Lacy to be weighed Monday

Source: ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy is scheduled to be weighed Monday, June 12, and will need to be 250 pounds or less to receive a $55,000 bonus, according to a source.

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Lacy weighed in last month below the target goal of 255 pounds. He's been using P90X to get into better shape and keep him on track for the Seahawks plan. He's got a bonus of $55K due in July and August if he can check in below 250 pounds. During the regular season, Lacy could get $55K each time he weighs in less than 245 pounds. That's a lot of paper for staying in shape (shape-ish)....we'll see if Lacy can do it.

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3. PIT - JuJu Smith-Schuster impressing

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jill Beckman

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has been showing why he was drafted so high during OTAs, according to LB Ryan Shazier.

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The rookie from USC is competing for the WR3 job in Pittsburgh behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Smith-Schuster plays a physical game and has a skill set reminiscent of a young Anquan Boldin. His main competition for a role on offense is Sammie Coates...and with Coates history of inconsistent play we'd put our money on the rookie winning that spot.

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4. CLE - WR Corey Coleman ready to make an impact

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com - Patrick Maks

Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman has improved this offseason and put in the work to become an impact player for the offense, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

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Coleman was behind Terrelle Pryor last year and didn't wow in a bad quarterback situation. This year (with Pryor gone in free agency), Coleman could be the main man for the Browns offense. He needs to get healthy as Coleman is missing time due to a sore hamstring and whatever he hurt falling on the football at practice. He's getting drafted at WR42 (9.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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5. WAS - Rob Kelley to be part of committee?

Source: CSNMidAtlantic.com - Rich Tandler

Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley has earned the right to start, according to offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh, but Cavanaugh said he has confidence in all the backs and plans to ride the 'hot hand.'

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The Washington running back situation is one to watch for fantasy owners. Kelley could be the main back, but rookie Samaje Perine is going to push him for playing time. Add in Chris Thompson as a third-down back and you can see how this situation could be a source of frustration in fantasy circles. Monitor this closely when considering Kelley, Perine or Thompson.

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6. TB - TE Cameron Brate to remain the starter?

Source: PewterReport.com - Trevor Sikkema

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate and QB Jameis Winston have a chemistry that is 'going to be tough to dethrone,' according to Trevor Sikkema of PetwerReport.com, and Sikkema believes Brate could make it difficult for TE O.J. Howard to be the No. 1 option at the position.

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The Bucs are going to use a TEBC in 2017. Fantasy owners need to see how quickly Howard can be more productive than Brate at the position. Howard could at least be a better red zone target for Winston right out of the gate.

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7. CLE - Cleveland may consider WR Eric Decker

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

The Cleveland Browns may consider pursuing New York Jets WR Eric Decker when he is released, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

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The Browns have a bunch of inexperienced wide receivers outside of free agent pickup Kenny Britt. Adding Decker would give them more of a veteran presence. His sure routes and strong hands would come in handy for a team with quarterback question marks.

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8. CHI - WR Markus Wheaton ready to play

Source: 247Sports - Matt Eurich

Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) is almost fully recovered from his shoulder injury. 'I'm waiting for them to let me loose,' Wheaton said. 'I feel great, though.'

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Wheaton has never played up to his potential as a pro. Injuries and inconsistencies held him back during his time with the Steelers. The veteran gets a fresh start with the Bears this year. Chicago must have a plan for Wheaton after signing him to a two-year, $11 million dollar deal with $6 million dollars guaranteed. Wheaton is competing to be the third receiver for the Bears behind Kevin White and Cameron Meredith.

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9. NYG - WR Tavarres King seeing first-team reps

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants WR Tavarres King has been seeing first-team reps in OTAs, and Jordan Raanan of ESPNNewYork.com believes King will see time as the fourth receiver this year.

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King is a speed merchant that can take the top off the defense in the blink of an eye. He's never done much with the Broncos or the Panthers, and we're not expecting him to do much in 2017 either.

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10. SEA - TE Jimmy Graham a candidate for the tag?

Source: FanRag Sports - Roy Cummings

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham could be a candidate for the franchise tag in 2018 because it could save the Seahawks a little money in the short term while giving them long-term leverage, according to Roy Cummings FanRag Sports.

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Graham was incredibly productive for the Seahawks last year, and he's set for a big pay day in free agency in 2018. Seahawks GM John Schneider does not have a history of using the franchise tag, but he may do that for Graham if an extension cannot be done.

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11. MIA - RB Kenyan Drake returning punts

Source: Sun-Sentinel - Chris Perkins

Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake has been returning punts during offseason workouts and could compete with Jakeem Grant for the punt returner job during training camp.

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Drake is larger than Grant and has good straight-line speed. Grant is more agile and can break in and out of his cuts faster. Keep an eye on this battle if you get bonus points for return yards in your league.

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12. LAR - CB Kayvon Webster working with starters

Source: Los Angeles Times - Gary Klein

Los Angeles Rams CB Kayvon Webster has been working with the first-team defense during organized team activities and believes he can handle the starting job this upcoming season.

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Webster knows the Wade Phillips defense like the back of his hand after working in it the last two years in Denver. He's a big/physical corner with the speed to keep up with receivers on deep routes. We'll see if Webster can win the starting job opposite Trumaine Johnson in 2017.

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13. NYG - Evan Engram keeps impressing

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants TE Evan Engram is generating excitement with his performance at OTAs, according to head coach Ben McAdoo, and the Giants have been using more sets that feature two tight ends.

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This is a drumbeat that has been consistent throughout the offseason. Engram can be a dangerous tight end because he basically plays like a super-sized wide receiver. The rookie from Ole Miss is likely to become a favorite target of QB Eli Manning. Engram should end up third in the pecking order for targets behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall.

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14. NYG - Davis Webb holding his own

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants QB Davis Webb displayed a strong arm during OTAs and didn't appear overwhelmed, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPNNewYork.com.

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Webb bounced around during his college career (Texas Tech to Cal) but the talent as a pocket passer was always there. He looks the part, but Webb needs to prove that he can make plays under duress. Going off script is not a strength for the young passer. Webb will likely be a developmental QB3 for the Giants in 2017.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of what we're doing. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J