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Volume 19, #94 -- Tuesday Night, July 25th, 2017

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Hi Footballguy,

Good Wednesday to you. I hope you didn't have any plans today as we've got a boatload of new content for you plus the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

J

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C. Top 300 Players Updated
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Updated Detailed Stat Projections means an all new Top 300 Player list. This is one is for PPR scoring.

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Updated Detailed Stat Projections also means a new Draft List. Our David Dodds takes his Top 300 and factors that against Average Draft Position to create a list more like what we'd actually draft with.

F. PPR Draft List Updated
Updated Detailed Stat Projections also means a new Draft List. Our David Dodds takes his Top 300 and factors that against Average Draft Position to create a list more like what we'd actually draft with. This one is for PPR scoring.

G. Average Draft Position Updated
To get the most out of your draft, you need to know not just where you value a player, but where the other owners in your league see him. Our Average Draft Position data is the best way to see that info.

H. PPR Average Draft Position Updated
To get the most out of your draft, you need to know not just where you value a player, but where the other owners in your league see him. Our Average Draft Position data is the best way to see that info. This one is for PPR scoring.

I. FREE FEATURE - Tight End By Committee
Smart fantasy owners know that sometimes the "By Committee" approach is the expert way to build a team. In this one, our Jeff Pasquino digs into how to create a TE by Commitee strategy.

J. PPR Tight End By Committee
Smart fantasy owners know that sometimes the "By Committee" approach is the expert way to build a team. In this one, our Jeff Pasquino digs into how to create a TE by Commitee strategy. In this one, he talks TEs with PPR scoring.

K. Preseason Watch List: AFC South
Our Jason Wood with a detailed look at the key questions facing each team in the preseason. In this one, he breaks down the AFC South.

L. Preseason Watch List: AFC North
Our Jason Wood with a detailed look at the key questions facing each team in the preseason. In this one, he breaks down the AFC North.

M. Injury Rounds | PUPdates | July 25
Our resident FBG MD, Dr. Jene Bramel with thoughts on who is active and practicing -- and who is not -- as training camps begin. Crucial information as camps begin.

N. 32 Teams, 32 Critical Questions for 2017: AFC Edition
Our Chad Parsons examines the key questions for each AFC team heading into the 2017 season.

O. 32 Teams, 32 Critical Questions for 2017: NFC Edition
Our Chad Parsons examines the key questions for each NFC team heading into the 2017 season.

P. SFB7: Behind the Scenes of an Inaugural Draft
Our Alessandro Miglio takes us through his thought process during the SFB7 draft, his first ever in the Fish Bowl.


1. BAL - RB Kenneth Dixon out for season

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) will be sidelined for the regular season after undergoing surgery on his medial collateral ligament Tuesday, July 25. The recovery time is expected to be four to five months.

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This was originally thought to be a meniscus injury that was minor and would only require 6-8 weeks to recover. Now the Ravens are locked into Terrance West as the starter with Danny Woodhead as a primary backup/receiving back. Perhaps guys like Rashad Jennings or DeAngelo Williams could be added off the free agent wire. The Ravens should also be looking to see if any backs become available through camp cuts in August.

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2. IND - QB Andrew Luck placed on PUP

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Stephen Holder

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 25.

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Luck can come off the list at any time during the preseason. We may not see him play in the preseason but the team expresses confidence that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. Luck is a top-5 fantasy quarterback when healthy, but watch this situation closely as camp rolls along.

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3. JAX - New deal coming for WR Allen Robinson?

Source: The Florida Times-Union - Ryan O'Halloran

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson's agent has been talking to the Jaguars about a possible new deal.

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As a second-round pick in 2014, there was no fifth-year option to pick up for Robinson and he's set to be a free agent next year. He's coming off a down season in 2016 and the Jaguars are set to have fewer passing attempts in 2017. Robinson may bet on himself to see if he can bounce back this year and hit a big payday.

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4. MIA - Mike Pouncey may miss preseason

Source: The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) could be held out of the preseason but still be available for Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Adam Gase.

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Pouncey is itching to practice, but the Dolphins are taking a cautious approach with their star center.

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5. DAL - Dallas won't re-sign WR Lucky Whitehead

Source: The Dallas Morning News - David Moore

Free-agent WR Lucky Whitehead (Cowboys) will not be re-signed by the Dallas Cowboys despite having his shoplifting charge dropped due to mistaken identity, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

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Head coach Jason Garrett said the team made a decision they thought would be best for the Cowboys. They discussed the situation with Whitehead where he likely expressed his innocence but the team cut him anyway.

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6. CAR - WR Kelvin Benjamin at a good weight

Source: The Associated Press - Steve Reed

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin is where he needs to be regarding his weight, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

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Benjamin's weight has been an issue (again) this offseason. Weight problems have plagued him since his days in college at Florida State. The team did pick up his fifth-year option earlier this year, and Benjamin needs to show that he can stay healthy, stay in shape and produce at the expected level. For fantasy owners, Benjamin should be considered a low-end WR2. The Panthers have added receiving weapons like RB Christian McCaffrey and WR Curtis Samuel to add more explosiveness to the passing game.

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7. NFL - Charges dropped against WR Lucky Whitehead

Source: USA TODAY Sports - A.J. Perez

Free-agent WR Lucky Whitehead (Cowboys) had the shoplifting charge that led the Dallas Cowboys releasing him Monday, July 24, dropped by Virginia authorities Tuesday, July 25.

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The optics are bad for the Cowboys here. They cut Whitehead before confirming the arrest. A man was arrested and gave false information. Whitehead is cleared from this incident and looking for a new team. This looks bad for the Cowboys as controversy and allegations circle around superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott. The team insists Elliott has done nothing wrong but were quick to action in this false charge for Whitehead.

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8. BAL - RB Bobby Rainey headed to Ravens

Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Free-agent RB Bobby Rainey (Giants) is likely to sign with the Baltimore Ravens, according to sources.

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With the injury to Kenneth Dixon (knee), the Ravens need depth at the position. If added, Rainey is no lock for the 53-man roster.

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9. WAS - WR Ryan Grant still receiving kudos

Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Washington Redskins WR Ryan Grant has yet to lose the confidence of his coaching staff despite making only 39 catches in three seasons in large part because he is the best route-runner on the team this year or last year, including Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson.

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With the addition of Terrelle Pryor and a healthy Josh Doctson, Grant is fourth in the pecking order at wide receiver (at best). He'll need another strong preseason to keep his job.

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10. DEN - Gary Kubiak returns in advisory role

Source: DenverBroncos.com

Clarifying a previous report, former Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak was named senior personnel advisor Tuesday, July 25. The role will allow Kubiak to evaluate players on the college side and in free agency, according to general manager John Elway.

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Elway and Kubiak are long-time friends but Kubiak is not a 'yes' man in his new role. He has an eye for talent and will work to help the Broncos in the draft and free agency.

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11. CAR - TE Greg Olsen to play out his deal

Source: NFL Network - Tiffany Blackmon

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen said he plans to play out his contract.

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That's interesting as the Panthers seemed to fire GM Dave Gettleman because he was unlikely to do a new deal with Olsen (and veteran linebacker Thomas Davis). Olsen said he didn't want to add to the distractions for the team after Gettleman was fired.

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

Peace,

J