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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #120 • Aug. 15th, 2020

The 2020 Road Map To Fantasy Football Success

Howdy Folks,

Welcome to Sunday. Great news continues to roll in. Six players today were removed from the Reserve/Covid List bringing the total down to just 16 players for the entire league.

Plus Andy Slavitt with breakthrough news on rapid testing that looks to be a game changer. The NBA and NBPA have been working together on this product. This story on ESPN has more details.

On the Footballguys front, we're super stoked to be bringing you Sigmund Bloom's Roadmap to Fantasy Football Success plus the quarterbacks we think are overvalued and of course the News and Notes.

Let's do this.



A. The 2020 Road Map To Fantasy Football Success
The road to your Fantasy Football Championship is difficult. Sigmund Bloom lays out a comprehensive road map to guide you to success in your draft.

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D. 12 Overvalued Quarterbacks
Winning Fantasy Football is about finding value. And about avoiding the players who are overvalued. We asked our Footballguys Staff to identify the QBs they're avoiding at their ADP and this is what they said. And as always, in addition to the different voices, we also give you our "Bottom Line" Footballguys projections.

E. Training Camp Report #1
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F. 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.

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.
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1. HOU - WR Will Fuller adds strength

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans WR Will Fuller has added strength and some extra muscle this offseason and has reported to camp at 190 pounds, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

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Fuller is hoping the extra strength helps his durability. He is a speedy receiver who can get by defenders in a hurry. Fuller also has a strong connection with QB Deshaun Watson, and it would help the Texans passing game greatly (especially since they traded away WR DeAndre Hopkins) if Fuller can stay healthy.

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2. NYG - TE Evan Engram likes new offense

Source: NFL.com - Grant Gordon

New York Giants TE Evan Engram said recently he's impressed with the team's new offensive coaches and system. 'It's a good offense in my eyes,' Engram said. 'All the details we have to know and things like that is going to help us when we get them all down. I'm really excited about the opportunity to work with coach (Jason) Garrett and coach (Freddie) Kitchens and all the other coaches on the offensive side. We're putting in a lot of hard work right now and just have to continue to do that. Keep working for the good things to happen.'

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Engram can be a fantasy factor in 2020 if he can stay healthy. He's one of the most athletic move tight ends in the NFL but has struggled with injuries during his pro career. Engram has a current ADP of TE7 (7.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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3. DET - RB Kerryon Johnson wearing knee brace

Source: Jeremy Reisman - Pride of Detroit

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was photographed wearing a brace on his right knee during the team's first practice of training camp Friday, Aug. 14. It is not believed, though, that Johnson has reinjured the knee he had a procedure on during the 2019 season.

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Johnson was supposed to take over in the Lions backfield but that hasn't happened over the last couple of seasons due to injury. Now, Johnson will compete with rookie RB D'Andre Swift for the starting job in training camp.

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4. BAL - Patience not a J.K. Dobbins virtue

Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jonas Shaffer

Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins said in a recent video media interview that he's planning to push for as much playing time as possible in his rookie season. 'I mean, I don't know how patient I can be,' Dobbins said. 'My thing is, I'm just trying to work hard. I'm going to try to play. I'm going to try to get on the field some way, somehow. My goal ain't to be patient. I was not that taught that in college. You know, don't be patient. Take advantage of your opportunities. I'm not saying that I'm going to start or anything, but I feel like if I just work hard enough and show the coaches that I can play at this level, then I'll be on the field. So my goal is to help the team win the Super Bowl (by) not sitting on the bench.'

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Dobbins is a fantastic talent at the running back position and he can play on all three downs. Veteran Mark Ingram sits atop the depth chart for the Ravens right now, but he's set to split time with the rookie. Dobbins may push Ingram for that top spot this year, but the Ravens are still likely to use those two in some form of RBBC.

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5. SF - Two SF players to be limited Saturday

Source: San Jose Mercury News - Cam Inman

San Francisco 49ers WR Jalen Hurd and TE Jordan Reed will be limited in practice Saturday, Aug. 15, because the team wants to ease both players back after they missed the 2019 season.

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That makes sense with both players. Reed has talent as a move tight end and if he stays healthy he'll compete for a spot on the depth chart behind starter George Kittle.

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6. CHI - WR Allen Robinson excelled while contested

Source: ProFootballFocus.com

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson finished third among wide receivers with a 92.7 Pro Football Focus grade on contested catches in 2019.

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Robinson was able to make plays with poor quarterback play. If the Bears can find a way for Mitchell Trubisky to play better (or if Nick Foles wins the job and plays well) then that only means better things for Robinson. Fantasy GMs see Robinson as a low-end WR1 with upside in 2020. His current ADP is WR11 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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7. MIN - Tony Brooks-James back with Vikings

Source: Vikings.com

Free-agent RB Tony Brooks-James (Vikings) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Aug. 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived OT Brady Aiello.

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That didn't take long. Brooks-James was waived about a week ago by the Vikings and now he's back in the fold. The 2019 UDFA out of Oregon has bounced around to a few teams in the league. Brooks-James is a smaller back who has quickness and receiving ability, but he's got his work cut out for him if he wants to make the 53-man roster.

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8. SF - RB Tavon Austin, JJ Nelson officially signed

Source: 49ers.com

Free-agent WR Tavon Austin (Cowboys) and WR JJ Nelson (Raiders) signed with the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 15. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also waived TE Daniel Helm and waived WR Chris X. Thompson (undisclosed) with an injury designation.

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The 49ers are in need of wide receiver help due to opting out and injuries at the position. Austin can work all over field as a rushing and receiving threat if he makes the team. Nelson has speed to get downfield in a hurry. Both of these veterans have to be considered long-shots to make the 53-man roster.

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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.