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Volume 19, #53 -- Wednesday Night, June 14th, 2017

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SITE NEWS

A. Footballguys Top 300 Players Updated
Our David Dodds has new Detailed Stat Projections and that means a brand new Top 300 List.

B. Footballguys Top 300 Players for PPR Updated
Our David Dodds has new Detailed Stat Projections and that means a brand new Top 300 List. This one is for PPR scoring.

C. Footballguys Draft List Updated
Our David Dodds has new Detailed Stat Projections and that also means a new Draft List. The Draft List takes our Top 300 and crosses it with Average Draft Position to get our most realistic list for how we'd actually draft.

D. Footballguys Draft List For PPR Updated
Our David Dodds has new Detailed Stat Projections and that also means a new Draft List. The Draft List takes our Top 300 and crosses it with Average Draft Position to get our most realistic list for how we'd actually draft. This one is for PPR scoring.

E. Value Plays: Wide Receivers
We polled our Footballguys staff asking them for their most under and overvalued players. As well as sleepers. In this one, they talk WRs who they see as undervalued.

F. Overvalued Players: Wide Receivers
We polled our Footballguys staff asking them for their most under and overvalued players. As well as sleepers. In this one, they talk WRs who they see as overvalued.

G. Deep Sleepers: Wide Receivers
We polled our Footballguys staff asking them for their most under and overvalued players. As well as sleepers. In this one, they talk WRs who they see as sleepers.

H. Footballguys Staff Superflex League - Rounds 1-4
You guys asked for more Superflex content and we're delivering. Our Justin Howe recaps the Footballguys Staff Superflex Mock Draft rounds 1-4.

I. Footballguys Staff Superflex League - Rounds 5-8
You guys asked for more Superflex content and we're delivering. Our Justin Howe recaps the Footballguys Staff Superflex Mock Draft rounds 5-8.


1. TEN - WR Eric Decker visiting Tennessee

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent WR Eric Decker (Jets) is meeting with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, June 14.

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This is Decker's first (but not likely last) visit since the Jets released him. The Titans have revamped their WR corps this offseason with the additions of rookies Corey Davis (first round) and Taywan Taylor (third round) in the 2017 NFL draft. Adding Decker would give them more of a veteran presence at the position. Expect Decker to shop his services around before making a final decision.

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2. KC - RB Spencer Ware injures hamstring

Source: The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) suffered a minor hamstring injury during practice Tuesday, June 13.

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Ware can't afford to miss much time with rookie Kareem Hunt added. The Chiefs are going to use a form of RBBC, but Ware could be the lead back if he wins the job over Hunt in camp.

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3. DEN - No shoulder problems for QB Trevor Siemian

Source: The Denver Post - Nicki Jhabvala

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) said he has not had any problems with his surgically repaired shoulder during practice.

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Siemian had two shoulder injuries last year and a foot injury that he played through mostly for 14 games. He's competing with 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch for the starting job in Denver. This Mike McCoy offense is full of completions, and the winner of the job could have low-end QB2 value for fantasy owners.

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4. DAL - WR Cole Beasley's injury has lingered

Source: The Dallas Morning News - Brandon George

Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (hamstring) said he has been dealing with his hamstring injury since Week 10 of the 2016 season. He said he would be able to play in a game now if needed and believes rest will heal the injury.

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Beasley is super quick through the route tree and will rest to get right. Hamstring injuries can linger if not treated properly. We will see him out there for training camp.

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5. HOU - DE J.J. Watt feeling good

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) said his surgically repaired back is feeling great and that he has not suffered any setbacks during offseason workouts.

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All reports this offseason have been positive about Watt as he continues to recover from back surgery. Projecting 15 sacks or more for Watt in 2017 is not outlandish.

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6. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy on the field Wednesday

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (illness) is participating in practice Wednesday, June 14.

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McCoy is set for a major workload again as the centerpiece of the Bills offense. Getting over 1,000 yards rushing and 45 or so catches is fair to project for the star back. McCoy should be a top-5 fantasy back no matter the format in 2017.

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7. SEA - RB Eddie Lacy receives weight bonus

Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy received his $55,000 bonus for weighing in at 250 pounds or less Monday, June 12, according to a source.

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Two weigh-ins for Lacy have led to two paydays for the big back. He's got more coming during the regular season where the team wants him playing at 245 pounds or less. If Lacy is in shape, he might get back to his 1,000-yard ways in his first season with the Seahawks.

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8. CAR - TE Greg Olsen looking for new deal

Source: Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen hopes to receive a new deal that would pay him like one of the top tight ends in the NFL, according to sources. His $7.5 million per year average ranks seventh among tight ends in the NFL.

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The Panthers need to do right by Olsen as he's one of the best in the league at his position. He's been attending minicamp, and there's no sign of a holdout coming for the veteran. At this time, the Panthers have around $15.7 million in cap space according to OverTheCap.com.

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9. CLE - DeShone Kizer works with starters

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Cleveland Browns QB DeShone Kizer was the third quarterback in the rotation during drills Tuesday, June 13, but worked with the first-team offense during his snaps. Kizer has displayed excellent physical skills and is picking up the offense quickly.

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Keep an eye on this situation. Kizer, the rookie from Notre Dame, is considered a potential quarterback of the future...but the future may be now with Cleveland. They don't have much in front of him on the depth chart in either Cody Kessler or Brock Osweiler. It wouldn't be a total shock to see Kizer start at some point this year.

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10. MIA - Coach happy with QB Ryan Tannehill's accuracy

Source: The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's accuracy has been really good during offseason workouts, according to head coach Adam Gase.

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In 13 games last year, Tannehill posted a career-high 67.1 percent completion rate. He's thrown 12 interceptions each of the last three years, and that's where he needs to make the most improvements. Perhaps better accuracy will help that.

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11. CLE - Myles Garrett injury update

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett (foot) suffered a left foot injury during practice Wednesday, June 14, but head coach Hue Jackson said he thinks Garrett will be fine.

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The Browns should take it easy on the no1 overall pick as he's a bit banged up. If this is a minor injury, then they should just shut him down for minicamp and get him ready for the start of training camp.

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12. NYJ - Chad Hansen sidelined Wednesday

Source: NJ.com - Darryl Slater

New York Jets WR Chad Hansen (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of a sore knee. Head coach Todd Bowles said he does not think the injury is serious and that Hansen should be ready for training camp.

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Hansen could be a big part of the new-look Jets WR corps. The rookie from Cal has drawn Allen Hurns (Jaguars) comparisons from some in the scouting community. Hansen can get by the defense for deep targets, and he's got the body control to work the boundaries on the field. He will compete with fellow rookie Ardarius Stewart and second-year pro Charone Peake to be the Jets no3 wideout behind Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson.

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13. BUF - QB Cardale Jones could be on bubble

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak

Buffalo Bills QB Cardale Jones could be on the roster bubble because he was fourth in the quarterback rotation during practice Wednesday, June 14, behind QBs Tyrod Taylor, T.J. Yates and Nathan Peterman.

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Jones has a big arm but little control as a passer. He'll need to show consistent accuracy during training camp and the preseason if he wants to stay with the Bills. Taylor is the clear-cut starter and Peterman is an interesting developmental quarterback we have a lot of deep dynasty love for.

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14. NYJ - ArDarius Stewart undergoes two surgeries

Source: The Associated Press - Dennis Waszak Jr.

New York Jets WR ArDarius Stewart (groin, thumb) recently underwent surgeries to repair his groin and thumb injuries. Head coach Todd Bowles said Stewart is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

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Stewart is going to compete for the no3 wideout spot with the Jets behind Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson. During his college career at Alabama, Stewart stood out because of his physical play. He's a run-after-the-catch specialist and isn't much of a route runner at this point in his career. He'll compete with Charone Peake and fellow rookie Chad Hansen for targets in 2017.

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15. SF - Reuben Foster should be ready for camp

Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Kevin Lynch

San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster (shoulder) should be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

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Foster was one of the most fearsome linebackers in college football last year. He arrives at the ball with natural violence and plays a bit like Patrick Willis used to for the 49ers.

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16. NYG - Evan Engram does not practice

Source: SNY - Ralph Vacchiano

New York Giants TE Evan Engram (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of soreness, according to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.

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It's June, so we're not worried about it. We're excited to see Engram in training camp and the preseason. He's a super-sized wide receiver who can exploit defenders as a tight end. Engram has the athleticism to attack the deep middle seam and he can get by linebackers or safeties tasked with covering him. The rookie from Ole Miss could quickly become a favorite target of QB Eli Manning. His current ADP is TE17 (13.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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17. CHI - RB Jordan Howard eyeing more work as receiver

Source: Chicago Tribune - Terrin Waack

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard expects a larger role in the passing game this year after converting only 29-of-50 targets for 298 yards and one touchdown as a rookie.

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An important note for fantasy owners here. In PPR leagues, a larger role in the passing game for Howard would give him more value. Howard has a current ADP of RB9 (2.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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18. TB - RB Doug Martin living in weight room?

Source: JoeBucsFan.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin looks quicker and bulkier than he did only two or three weeks ago, according to a source.

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Martin will miss Weeks 1-3 of the regular season due to a suspension. After that, he should return to the lineup as the top back for the Bucs. While he's out, the Bucs will use guys like Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Jeremy McNichols in a RBBC.

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19. WAS - RB Matt Jones seeking release

Source: The Associated Press - Stephen Whyno

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones' agent has asked the team to release Jones. Jones is close with new Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams, who told him to put his head down and compete. Jones said he would work hard to earn back his starting spot.

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Jones has skipped voluntary OTAs with the idea that he would be traded or released. We'd be surprised if he's on the team's 53-man roster when the regular season opens up.

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20. NYJ - RB Matt Forte likely to stay

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets RB Matt Forte is likely to remain with the team because he is guaranteed $4 million this season, in the opinion of beat writer Rich Cimini.

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The Jets have been purging their roster with LB David Harris and WR Eric Decker getting released recently. Forte's guaranteed money means he'll likely stay with the team. Expect him to be part of a RBBC with Bilal Powell in 2017. He's got a current ADP of RB42 (9.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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21. CHI - TE Zach Miller could miss start of camp

Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) may not be ready when the team starts its training camp July 26, according to head coach John Fox.

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It's going to be close according to Fox. The team is set at the tight end position with free agent Dion Sims and second-round pick Adam Shaheen. Miller is in the final year of his deal with the Bears.

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22. IND - WR Phillip Dorsett misses practice

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Stephen Holder

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 13, because of an undisclosed injury.

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A first-round pick in 2015, Dorsett has failed to live up to his potential due to injuries and inconsistency. Not much is known about this injury, but let's just say it's a bit of a make-or-break year for Dorsett with the Colts. If he doesn't get it done this year, the team could easily move on with other reserve receivers for the future. Dorsett will have to beat out free agent addition Kamar Aiken for the no3 job on the depth chart behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.

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23. CIN - John Ross feeling great

Source: ESPN.com - Katherine Terrell

Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) said his surgically repaired shoulder is feeling great and expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Ross appeared to be doing some things with the receiver group during practice Tuesday, June 13, but did not have a helmet.

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Ross has crazy speed and can take the top off the defense in the blink of an eye. He's more than just a one-route guy and can run multiple routes to get open and make plays. Ross will mix in as a big-play weapon for the Bengals behind superstar A.J. Green. Fantasy owners are taking him off the board at WR53 (11.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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24. BAL - TE Crockett Gillmore misses practice

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 13, because of a hamstring injury he suffered during organized team activities last week. Head coach John Harbaugh said Gillmore's injury is not very serious.

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Gillmore has a chance at more playing time and more targets with Dennis Pitta gone. He's competing with guys like Maxx Williams and Ben Watson for the top spot on the depth chart at tight end.

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25. BAL - Benjamin Watson accepts pay cut

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson agreed to restructure his contract last week, which dropped his base salary from $3 million to $1.25 million, according a source.

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Watson missed all of last year due to an Achilles' injury. He is working his way back this offseason and could be the team's leading tight end with Dennis Pitta gone. Watson can make up to $3 million this season if he meets certain incentives.

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26. MIA - WR Jarvis Landry reports for minicamp

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry reported for the start of minicamp Tuesday, June 13, even though he is looking for a new contract. Landry would like to sign an extension before the start of training camp.

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A second-round pick in 2014, Landry is entering the final year of his contract. Head coach Adam Gase has praised Landry's work ethic this offseason as he's doing the 'little things' better according to reports. Many beat writers feel there's better than a 60 percent chance Landry will get the extension he seeks before Week 1 of the regular season.

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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