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Volume 22, #125 -- Thursday Night, August 20th, 2020
Draft Tiers You Must Know - Value Tight Ends and MORE

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A. Waldman's 2020 Draft Tiers
Matt Waldman's 2020 Draft Tiers. It's time.

B. The Perfect Draft - 12 Team PPR
In case you missed it Wednesday, David Dodds with the Perfect Draft. It's the game plan for crushing your Draft. This one is specific to a 12 Team PPR league.

C. If You're Drafting this Weekend
Dan Hindery with everything you need to know if you are drafting this weekend.

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E. 15 Value Plays at Tight End
Winning fantasy football is about finding value. We asked our Footballguys Staffers for the tight ends they saw as undervalued and this is what they said. And as always, we give you our official "bottom line" stat projections to go along with the different opinions.

F. Draft Strategy: Late First Round
Jeff Pasquino talks drafting strategy at the Turn - Picking 9th-12th in Round 1.

G. 5 Late-Round Quarterbacks To Target
Who are five late-round quarterbacks that you should target in redraft leagues? Jeff Haseley has the answer.

H. Updated Footballguys Staff Cheatsheets
Things move fast and you need updated cheatsheet rankings. We've got you covered with the latest from the Footballguys Staff.

I. Top 300 List Updated For PPR
David Dodds with the Top 300 Players for PPR scoring.

J. Top 300 List Updated For Non-PPR
David Dodds with the Top 300 Players for Non-PPR scoring.

K. Draft List Updated For PPR
David Dodds takes the Top 300 list and factors it against Average Draft Position (ADP) to get a list more like we'd actually draft with. This one is for PPR scoring.

L. Draft List Updated For Non-PPR
David Dodds takes the Top 300 list and factors it against Average Draft Position (ADP) to get a list more like we'd actually draft with. This one is for Non-PPR scoring.

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1. CLE - RB Nick Chubb should return soon

Source: NFL Network - Aditi Kinkhabwala

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb (concussion) is participating in meetings and should return to practice in the near future, according to running backs coach Stump Mitchell. Chubb has not been experiencing any headaches.

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Good news for the superstar running back here. Chubb is the lead back for the Browns but Kareem Hunt is going to have a role as well. Fantasy GMs are expecting Chubb to be a RB1 and drafting him late in the first round. Hunt is more of a flex play in PPR leagues but certainly has RB1 upside if Chubb has to miss time.

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2. KC - Hamstring injury for WR Tyreek Hill

Source: Chiefs.com - Matt McMullen

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 20, because of a hamstring injury.

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The Chiefs will be wisely cautious with their superstar receiver. Hamstring injuries can linger if not given enough time to heal properly. Speed receivers like Hill can be especially susceptible to such injuries.

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3. DEN - KJ Hamler to miss a few weeks

Source: NFL Network - James Palmer

Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (hamstring) will be sidelined for a few weeks because of a hamstring injury, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

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Hamler was injured in the pre-draft process and was not able to showcase his skill set at the Scouting Combine earlier this year. He's a speed receiver and can absolutely fly down the field. Hamler will get time to have this properly heal so it does not linger. The rookie is working to be the team's no.3 receiver behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.

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4. GB - WR Davante Adams misses practice

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 20, but head coach Matt LaFleur said Adams should return soon.

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Adams is a seasoned veteran and doesn't need every rep in training camp. He'll get as much time off as he needs to deal with whatever this undisclosed situation is.

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5. BAL - Baltimore may not add WR Dez Bryant now

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Saints) worked out for the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 20, but the two sides are not expected to reach a contract agreement at this time, according to a source.

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The Ravens did work out Bryant but no deal as of yet. They were just updating their emergency list and could sign Bryant at a later date. He hasn't been in the league since tearing his Achilles' with the Saints in 2019. We'll see if Bryant gets a new home before the start of the 2020 regular season.

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6. DEN - RB Melvin Gordon leaves early

Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (rib) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 20, because of a rib injury. Head coach Vic Fangio said he does not know the severity of Gordon's injury.

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Rib injuries can be painful for running backs as they take a beating between the tackles. Gordon is set to be the lead back for the Broncos but Phillip Lindsay is looking good in practice and could have a larger role than some think. Bump Gordon's ADP down a bit while raising the ADP (and expectations) for Lindsay in 2020.

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7. BUF - Zack Moss earning significant role

Source: The Buffalo News - Jay Skurski

Buffalo Bills RB Zack Moss 'is expected to be a big part' of the team's rushing attack this season, according to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News. Skurski adds Moss showed at practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, he could also see work in the passing game.

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Moss is a tough inside runner who can grind down defenders as the game goes on. He'll work as the primary backup to Devin Singletary. Moss can be a starter in this league but expect more of a grinder mentality with him rather than big play expectations if he were to get a larger role.

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8. PHI - Nate Sudfeld likely will be No. 2 QB

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld likely will be the No. 2 quarterback this season since QB Jalen Hurts still has a lot to learn, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

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That sounds about right. Sudfeld has been working with the Eagles for some time and knows the system well. Hurts could be a gadget quarterback and get on the field for the Eagles as a 'Taysom Hill-type' of player in 2020.

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