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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #118 • Aug. 13th, 2020

The Wide Receiver Deep Sleepers That May Win Your League

Howdy Folks,

Welcome to Friday.

Sports are rolling everywhere and it's pretty glorious to see. We've got great new content for you from WR Sleepers to QB talk and more. Plus our Dan Hindery has everything you need to know to crush your draft this weekend. Buckle up.

And last thing, I'm not going to lie. 159-pound Dont'e Deayon may be my new favorite player flexing in front of Aaron Donald.

Let's do this.



A. 30 Deep Sleepers at Wide Receiver
Winning fantasy football is about finding value. We asked our Footballguys Staff for the Wide Receivers they see as deep sleeper values this year and this is what they said. Also, we listened to the feedback from folks that wanted a "Bottom Line" to go along with all the different opinions so we include our official detailed stat projections here too where we "Plant the Footballguys flag" on what we think these players will post. But we also show the different opinions so you can tell how we got there. Read on.

B. Everything You Need To Know For Your Draft This Weekend
It's August 14 and we are entering prime time for Drafting. This year, more than any year in history presents huge opportunities for the Fantasy GMs who are on the ball. And if you're reading email about Fantasy Football, that's you. Dan Hindery dives into some of the key developments you need to know to crush your draft this weekend. And he'll be doing more of these on Thursday nights during the coming weeks. Read this and dominate.

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D. Quarterback By Committee
Jeff Pasquino dives into how to find a starting quarterback by committee for 2020.

E. 7-11 Drafting: Focusing on the Middle Rounds
Jeff Pasquino tells us how to use the middle rounds of your draft plan to map out your overall draft day strategy.

F. Draft Dominator Classic For Windows Updated
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I. Projections Dominator Updated
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1. SF - TE George Kittle lands extension

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport and Michael Silver

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension Thursday, Aug. 13, that includes an $18 million signing bonus. The contract language is still being worked out.

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This contract is blowing the doors off the tight end market. It's a sign of how important Kittle is to the 49ers offense. They are a run-first offense but Kittle dominates from the tight end position as their most important receiver. He's a force on the field and Fantasy GMs can use him as a set-it-and-forget-it TE1 once again in 2020.

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2. KC - TE Travis Kelce agrees to extension

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Chiefs Thursday, Aug. 13, worth between $14 million to $15 million per season.

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The tight end market is completely reshaped in one day with the big-money deal for George Kittle and this extension for Kelce. While he's not making as much per season as Kittle, this is a big raise for Kelce who was set to make $8 million this year. Kelce will once again be a must-start every week for Fantasy GMs at tight end.

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3. DAL - DE Everson Griffen terms

Source: ESPN.com - Kimberley A. Martin

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys DE Everson Griffen agreed to a one-year deal with a $3 million base salary and includes $3 million in potential roster bonuses.

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There were more than a few teams that were rumored to be interested in Griffen but nobody got a contract worked out with him before the Cowboys did. He's a savvy veteran who can get pressure on the quarterback regularly. His skill set may be in a decline based on how 2019 fell off as the season went on, but Griffen is a solid signing for a revamped Cowboys defense.

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4. ARI - Three 1,000-yard WRs for Cards?

Source: ESPN.com - Josh Weinfuss

Arizona Cardinals WRs DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald all have the chance to post 1,000-yard seasons in 2020, according to QB Kyler Murray.

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That wouldn't be a surprise. We've seen that feat before in the NFL, most notably the Colts with QB Peyton Manning and his three 1,000-yard receivers WR Marvin Harrison, WR Reggie Wayne and WR Brandon Stokley. The firepower the Cardinals have at wide receiver is great news for QB Kyler Murray who could end up being the no.1 fantasy quarterback in 2020.

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5. NE - RB Lamar Miller signed, put on PUP

Source: NFLCommunications.com

Updating a previous story, free-agent RB Lamar Miller (Texans) officially signed an undisclosed contract with the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 13, and was then put on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Miller tore his ACL and MCL last August and has been on the road to recovery since then. The Patriots added veteran depth to the backfield with starter Sony Michel's availability for the start of the regular season in question.

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6. PIT - RB Jaylen Samuels ready to practice

Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Aug. 13.

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Samuels is one of the most versatile players in the NFL...and the Steelers really don't yet use him the right way. He'll catch passes out of the backfield in the mix at the running back position behind starting RB James Conner.

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7. DET - RB C.J. Prosise visits Detroit

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent RB C.J. Prosise (Seahawks) had a workout for the Detroit Lions Thursday, Aug. 13.

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No word on whether or not the Lions have signed him or if they're just updating their emergency list. They could use Prosise as a receiving back if signed. They have D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson to compete for the starting job.

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8. BUF - Four-year extension for Dion Dawkins

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Buffalo Bills OT Dion Dawkins agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Bills Thursday, Aug. 13, worth $60 million, according to sources.

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Dawkins was a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft and he's developed into a consistent starter at left tackle. He'll once again be the blind-side protector for Josh Allen and gives the Bills a steady presence at one of the most important positions in football.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. Go out and crush your draft this weekend and we'll see you tomorrow with the Update.