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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #117 • Aug. 12th, 2020


30 Wide Receivers We Think Are Overvalued - Training Camp Reports And MORE

Howdy Folks,

Good Wednesday to you. It's a huge day at Footballguys as our Week 1 Training Camp Report is LIVE. Plus we have the FBG Notes that goes with it and summarizes the info. It's everything you need to know about every team. Plus tons more content to crush your league this year.

Let's go.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Training Camp Report #1
The Footballguys Training Camp Updates feature everything you need to know about every NFL team. Each of our four August updates includes an insane amount of information all packaged up in a concise, easy-to-read format that's delivered to you weekly at the height of NFL Training Camps in August. It's all the info you need to be the most informed owner in your draft and WIN. YOUR. LEAGUE.

B. Training Camp FBG Notes - Week 1
We know not everyone has time to read all the information in our comprehensive Training Camp Report. So we condense the full report down to the Need To Know points for you here. Curation and summarizing are ways we can add value for our customers and FBG Notes are a prime example of how we do this.

C. 30 Wide Receivers We Think Are Overvalued
Footballguys staff members discuss wide receivers who they see as overvalued.

D. Best Ball Rankings: Top 300
James Brimacombe with his Top 300 Best Ball rankings.

E. 3 Running Back Breakout Candidates to Target in the Middle Rounds
Phil Alexander dives into how to identify the best mid-round running back breakout candidates and three players who currently fit the criteria.

F. The Top 3 Rule Changes Your League Needs Right Now
Clayton Gray with a look at the things your league needs to handle before the season starts.

G. Our Newest Feature - Wisdom Of The Crowds Rankings
I've said for years there's no smarter group of Fantasy Football people than Footballguys Subscribers. And there are a LOT of you. We're up to almost half a million subscribers for the Daily Email Update and that number will continue to go up through August.
Anytime you have that many people coupled with the kind of football knowledge you folks have, there are some powerful opportunities.
This Wisdom Of The Crowds Rankings is one of those things.
The idea is simple. We throw up two players and you click on the one you'd prefer to draft. That's it. You'll then see the results for both your vote compared to other people in the Footballguys Community. And also how it compares to our Footballguys Staff Experts.
All the while, behind the scenes our Mathguys are taking all the other votes pouring in to create a complete list for how we rank all the players at that position. Which you can see too if you're logged in at Footballguys.
It's pretty rad and we're super excited about it. Check it out and let us know what you think.


1. PHI - Doug Pederson cleared

Source: NBC Sports Philadelphia - John Clark

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has cleared COVID-19 protocols and is back with the team Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Pederson quarantined after testing positive around two weeks ago. He was able to stay tuned virtually to what was going on while Duce Staley ran the show at the facility.

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2. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton activated

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) passed his physical Wednesday, Aug. 12, and was activated from the active/Non-Football Injury list.

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Hilton is set for a large role (again) in the Colts passing attack. QB Philip Rivers should learn to love throwing to Hilton on deep routes. In the final year of his contract, Hilton is playing for a big pay day if he can stay healthy and play up to his potential.

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3. SF - SF, TE George Kittle making progress

Source: NBC Sports Bay Area - Matt Maiocco

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle has made healthy progress in contract extension talks with the 49ers, but the two sides have not reached an agreement at this point, according to sources.

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The two sides continue to work on a new contract for Kittle. Not only will Kittle likely be the highest-paid tight end in the league, he could approach wide receiver money with his new contract. We'll see if they can get something done before the start of the regular season.

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4. ATL - RB Todd Gurley may be limited early

Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (knee) may be limited during practice at the start of training camp since he has dealt with a knee injury.

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Gurley is a seasoned veteran who doesn't need a ton of work in training camp. It's just wise for the Falcons to ease him into action as they prepare for the regular season. His current ADP is RB15 (2.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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5. BUF - WR Cole Beasley cleared to practice

Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley (back) passed his physical Wednesday, Aug. 12, and has been activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

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Beasley is good to go for padded practices later this week. He's got 'what the heck' flex appeal in PPR leagues. The Bills passing game should go through WRs Stefon Diggs and John Brown. Beasley will clean up after that in the slot.

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6. IND - Indianapolis may use hot hand at RB

Source: The Athletic - Zak Keefer

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack will be the starting running back this season, but the team will not be afraid of using the hot hand at the position, according to head coach Frank Reich.

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In other news, water is wet. The Colts have too much firepower in the backfield with Marlon Mack, Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. Mack and Taylor can handle the heavy lifting on rushing downs, and Hines can make plays on passing downs as a receiver out of the backfield. All the backs have talent in their roles, but Fantasy GMs will have to be careful navigating this 'hot hand' approach.

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7. LVR - WR Tyrell Williams improving

Source: The Athletic - Vic Tafur

Las Vegas Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (feet) is 'over the hump' with his plantar fasciitis issue but is continuing to do daily maintenance.

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Williams is not a no.1 receiver and he's got to be healthy. Last year, Williams saw top coverage as the no.1 receiver for the Raiders and he was banged up. Now healthy and the no.2 receiver, Williams should be a more consistent performer...but not terribly exciting for Fantasy GMs.

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8. LVR - WR Nelson Agholor to play big role?

Source: The Athletic - Vic Tafur

Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor will 'do enough in this offense to make fantasy owners of (Henry) Ruggs, (Tyrell) Williams and (Hunter) Renfrow upset,' according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Let's not get too excited about Agholor just yet. Ruggs should be the top receiver for the Raiders this year, operating (most of the time?) from the slot. Williams should be the second-leading receiver so long as he can stay healthy. Renfrow is a great slot receiver but Ruggs could steal a lot of time from him there. That leaves Agholor as potentially another outside receiver. Fantasy GMs should not get too excited about anyone in this group except for Ruggs.

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9. CIN - WR John Ross leaves for family matter

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero

Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross left camp Wednesday, Aug. 12, after his young son and the boy's mother tested positive for COVID-19, according to sources.

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Ross is putting family first as he should. We should see him back in action by the time the regular season rolls around. Ross has speed, speed and more speed to his game. He'll compete for the no.3 spot on the depth chart behind A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd.

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10. LVR - RB Josh Jacobs targeting 60 receptions

Source: ESPN.com - Paul Gutierrez

Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs said Wednesday, Aug. 12, his goal for 2020 is to catch 'at least 60 balls.'

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Jacobs has the ability to be a three-down back in the NFL. The Raiders offense is going to flow through the second-year back. He's got a current ADP of RB8 (1.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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11. DAL - QB Dak Prescott optimistic about contract

Source: ESPN.com - Todd Archer

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said he is optimistic that he will be able to reach a long-term agreement with the Cowboys after the 2020 season.

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Prescott is playing on the one-year franchise tag in 2020. The two sides were unable to come to an agreement before the mid-July deadline. Prescott's deal won't be what Patrick Mahomes got from the Chiefs, but it will make him one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the league.

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12. NYJ - Le'Veon Bell looking to play at lower weight

Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell said he wants to stay around 210 to 215 pounds this season and that he improved his conditioning this offseason.

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Bell wants to get his game back on track. He said he feels the best he has in his career and expects a lot from himself in 2020. Bell should produce as a RB2 or at least a flex play for Fantasy GMs this year.

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13. SEA - TE Will Dissly practices

Source: The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly (Achilles) practiced Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Dissly has flashed talent but has gotten hurt each of the last two years. We'll see if he can stay healthy and how he works behind veteran free agent addition Greg Olsen in 2020.

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14. LAR - Sean McVay sought for TV gig

Source: New York Post - Andrew Marchand

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay was approached by ESPN in an attempt to lure him from coaching to the broadcast booth in the offseason.

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McVay seems to be bound for the TV booth someday...but first he's after Super Bowl championships. He's likely to be coaching for some time and as long as he doesn't burn out, McVay will be on the sidelines and not in the booth.

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15. BUF - Sean McDermott receives extension

Source: BuffaloBills.com - Chris Brown

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott signed a multi-year contract extension with the Bills Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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He's now under contract through the 2025 season. McDermott showed up from day one and gave the Bills a new direction. They are contenders under McDermott and set to make a deep playoff run in 2020.

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16. SF - RB Tavon Austin to work out for SF

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo

Free-agent WR Tavon Austin (Cowboys) is scheduled to work out for the San Francisco 49ers and hopes to sign with the team, according to sources.

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The 49ers WR corps is a bit thin due to injury and opting out. Austin can work from all over the field and on special teams. We'll see if he can find a new home with the 49ers or another team in the near future.

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17. BAL - RB Kenjon Barner signs with Ravens

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com

Free-agent RB Kenjon Barner (Falcons) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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The Ravens already have a packed backfield, so Barner is up against it when it comes to making the 53-man roster. Barner has good receiving ability and can play on special teams so those are the ways he has to shine to make the team.

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18. ARI - Kelly Bryant to work out for Arizona

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Undrafted free-agent QB Kelly Bryant will visit the Arizona Cardinals for a workout, according to a source Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Bryant was a transfer from Clemson who finished his college career at Missouri. He followed up Drew Lock for the Tigers but did not produce at a high level. He's a dual-threat quarterback at the next level...if he can latch on with a team.

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19. JAX - K'Lavon Chaisson has hamstring issue

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jacksonville Jaguars LB K'Lavon Chaisson (hamstring) will work off to the side Wednesday, Aug. 12, due to a minor hamstring issue.

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Hamstring injuries can slow down pass-rushers like Chaisson. The rookie has a ton of burst off the edge when it comes to getting after the quarterback. The Jaguars will wisely be cautious with him.

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20. PIT - RB James Conner never considered opting out

Source: ESPN - Brooke Pryor

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner said Wednesday, Aug. 12, he never considered opting out, despite the fact he's a high-risk player as a cancer survivor. 'Going on four years now removed from cancer,' Conner said. 'I didn't really have to talk to my family. It was never a concern for me. I've been healthy for years now. It was an easy decision for me. I never really gave much thought to it. I'm healthy and my immune system is back healthy. I'm not worried.'

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Conner is a high-risk player but wanted to get out there and play. He'll be the lead back for the Steelers this year but we could see guys like Anthony McFarland mixed in as Pittsburgh might use more of a RBBC than some think.

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

Peace,

J