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Volume 19, #76 -- Friday Night, July 7th, 2017

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Hi Footballguy,

Good Saturday to you. I hope you have a big weekend planned as we've got the News and Notes you need. Let's do this.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Draft Dominator Mobile App Ready
We're back again with the Draft Dominator Mobile App for phones and tablets. This year's version is all new and completely updated. It's extremely customizable to your situation and scoring. But the killer feature is it's way more powerful than a static cheatsheet or the apps that essentially just cross a player off as they're selected. With the Draft Dominator Mobile, values are recalculated after every single pick taking into account position scarcity and team needs to adjust player value to the exact supply and demand forces that determine value. It's an unfair advantage. And we're ok with that. To keep our Footballguys Insider PRO Subscription price as low as possible, they are priced separately and sold in the iTunes and Google Play Stores. You can see the iOS version here in the iTunes Store. And you know we have equal love for Android too. Check out the Android version is here in the Google Play Store. And here's the Footballguys page with info on both.

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D. Linebacker Tiers
Our Dr. Jene Bramel with updated tiers and strategy on how to approach the linebacker position.

E. Player Spotlight: Amari Cooper
Our Player Spotlights feature a deep look at how we see a player performing this year. In this one, our Ryan Hester breaks down WR Amari Cooper.

F. Player Spotlight: Pierre Garcon
Our Player Spotlights feature a deep look at how we see a player performing this year. In this one, our Jason Wood breaks down WR Pierre Garcon.


1. BAL - WR Jeremy Maclin the go-to option?

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin has averaged 67 catches, 913 receiving yards and six touchdowns over his seven NFL seasons, and since 2010, only one Baltimore receiver has reached all those marks in a single season.

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Maclin could lead the team in targets, but the values of he, Mike Wallace, and Breshad Perriman are similar in drafts. Maclin has the highest floor, Perriman has the highest ceiling, and Wallace has the best track record with Joe Flacco. At least one should outperform ADP in the high volume pass offense.

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2. CAR - RB Jonathan Stewart to remain a factor?

Source: Panthers.com - Max Henson

Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart's role will remain unchanged according to head coach Ron Rivera and running backs coach Jim Skipper.

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Stewart was able to turn his typical workload into a boom/bust weekly profile last year, with some RB1 weeks and some on the fringe of flex range. Christian McCaffery may not cut into Stewart's workload in games that the Panthers control, but Stewart is still more likely to be marginalized in high-scoring games or games where the Panthers are playing from behind.

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3. NYG - WR Brandon Marshall putting in extra work

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall has regularly used FaceTime to review plays and signals with QB Eli Manning in the six weeks players have off between minicamp and the start of training camp on July 27.

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Fantasy football players used to avoid receivers in the first year on their new team because of chemistry issues among other things, but smart quarterbacks and wideouts have devised ways to speed up the acclimation process. Marshall could be a huge value at his current price if he approaches his production with Jets when he had a competent quarterback.

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4. BAL - TE Gary Barnidge hasn't received Ravens call

Source: NFL.com - Tyler Horka

Free-agent TE Gary Barnidge (Browns) said the Baltimore Ravens haven't called him yet.

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The Ravens have lost Dennis Pitta to injury and Darren Waller to suspension. Ben Watson is coming back from an achilles tear, Crockett Gillmore is coming back from two surgeries and Maxx Williams is recovering from a rare knee surgery. The team needs help at tight end, but it doesn't seem like Barnidge is in their plans. They could change those plans when they get a better idea of where their remaining tight ends are at.

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5. JAX - TE Ben Koyack Jacksonville's best TE?

Source: FirstCoastNews.com - Mike Kaye

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Ben Koyack's reliability as a blocker and upside as a receiver gives him a chance to breakout this year as the offense moves away from two-tight end sets, according to Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com.

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What this really means is that none of the Jaguars tight ends are going to have fantasy value this year, even in the very deepest of leagues. Mychal Rivera is the best receiving option, but he will be a situational player at best.

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6. JAX - WR Marqise Lee could be No. 2 receiver

Source: FirstCoastNews.com - Mike Kaye

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee will likely be given the opportunity to win the No. 2 receiver job because of his big-play ability, according to Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com.

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Allen Hurns is being paid like a strong #2 and his downfield receiving ability was the cornerstone of his value, but Lee was more valuable last year. Hurns might be in last year with the team if Lee passes him and the Jaguars want to keep Lee past the end of his rookie contract this year.

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7. OAK - RB DeAndre Washington more confident

Source: Raiders.com

Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington said he is a lot more comfortable than he was this time last year, and he is hoping to take the next step and be more consistent.

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Washington had the better draft pedigree, but didn't really come on until the end of the season. He would be in a committee with Jalen Richard if Marshawn Lynch falters, but just as he did last year, Washington can still get 5-8 touches a game if Lynch holds down the starting job.

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8. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald effective from slot

Source: ProFootballFocus.com - Cam Mellor

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald finished tied for second in the NFL last season with 63 catches from the slot.

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Fitzgerald is set up for another high reception, low yards per catch season with the Cardinals featuring speedy deep threats elsewhere at wide receiver. He's a value in PPR leagues at his current ADP.

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9. LAC - Tyrell Williams in select company in '16

Source: The Oregonian - Geoffrey C. Arnold

Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams was one of eight wide receivers in the NFL last year with at least 19 catches of 20 yards or more. The other seven were New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr., Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown, Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper and Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton.

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Williams was playing through a shoulder injury for the last third of the season, too. The return of Keenan Allen should cut into his opportunity, but fantasy drafters have overreacted to this additional factor, often allowing Williams to fall into the double digits.

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10. CLE - Myles Garrett doing well

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett (foot) said his injured foot is doing fine. He likely will be limited during the early part of training camp because of the injury.

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Garrett's foot injury was not just a minor nick if it will still be limiting him early in camp. It could come up again during the season and affects his value in IDP redraft leagues. We'll be watching this closely.

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11. CIN - WR Brandon LaFell likely will make team

Source: ESPN.com - Katherine Terrell

Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell likely will make the 53-man roster this season because it would leave at least $3 million of dead money on the salary cap if he was released, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell. The Bengals also like that LaFell has a mentor-like relationship with WR A.J. Green.

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LaFell was surprisingly productive both with and without Green in the lineup last year, but he is likely taking a back seat to first-round pick John Ross sooner than later. He'll be on our waiver wire watch list, especially if Ross is slow to get up to speed after offseason shoulder surgery.

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12. LAR - Teammate supports DE Aaron Donald

Source: Sirius XM NFL Radio

Los Angeles Rams DT Michael Brockers said he believes DT Aaron Donald deserves a new contract and will respect any decision Donald makes in terms of a possible holdout.

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Donald deserves to be among the highest paid defensive lineman in the game and it makes sense to want to lock that pay in now instead of risking the loss of the big payday if he suffers a serious injury. The Rams defense is switching to a 3-4 under Wade Phillips, so this is important time for Donald to missing if he has a protracted contract dispute. Stay tuned.

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13. IND - Trey Griffey waived from IR

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Charean Williams

Indianapolis Colts WR Trey Griffey (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 7, after the two sides reached an injury settlement.

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Ken Griffey Jr's son went undrafted in part due to a checkered injury history in college and it appears that is following him into the pros. He'll be a free agent if he clears waivers.

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14. OAK - DE Jihad Ward may be PUP candidate

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Michael Gehlken

Oakland Raiders DE Jihad Ward (foot) could be a candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform list if he is not ready to practice when training camp begins.

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His surgery was supposedly minor, but the team will be very cautious with him. He was a starter for most of his rookie year, so his presence will be missed if he's not ready for the season opener.

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15. DAL - Jordan Carrell drops weight

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Kevin Casas

Dallas Cowboys DE Jordan Carrell has lost around 30 pounds this offseason and has improved his speed, which should give him more explosiveness at the snap.

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Carrell also has been working on the switch to a 4-3 defense, so he is probably practice squad material, although the early season suspension of David Irving could give him a chance to make the opening day roster.

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16. ARI - JJ Nelson working to improve

Source: 98.7 Arizona - Mike Jurecki

Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson spent to offseason working on his route running.

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Nelson is going to vie with Jaron Brown for snaps as the #3 receiver. His deep speed gives his best ball appeal even as a 3A, but if John Brown struggles to stay healthy again this year, Nelson will have value in typical redraft leagues.

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17. CAR - RB Fozzy Whittaker lost in the shuffle?

Source: Panthers.com - Max Henson

Carolina Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker will likely provide depth but could have trouble seeing touches as long as RB Christian McCaffrey is healthy, according to Max Henson of Panthers.com.

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Whittaker was the team's best receiving back in previous years, but now he is contending with one of the best receiving backs in the league. He'll be injury depth if he makes the team.

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That'll do it for today, Buddy. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footallguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J