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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #162 • Sep. 26th, 2020


News And Notes From Around The League

Howdy Folks,

We're headed to Sunday. We've got the News and Notes you need so let's jump to it.

J


1. PHI - Two promoted from PS

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Philadelphia Eagles WR Deontay Burnett and DB Grayland Arnold on Saturday, Sept. 26, were elevated to the active roster from the practice squad for Week 3.

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Burnett came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of USC in 2018. He's bounced around to four teams in his pro career. Beat reporters around the Eagles were giving him rave reviews in training camp. We'll keep checking on him in super deep dynasty formats.

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2. ARI - Jonathan Ward activated

Source: NFLCommunications.com

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Ward was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Ward was undrafted out of Central Michgan this year and failed to make the 53-man roster out of training camp. He was put on the practice squad and is a developmental player we'll monitor in super deep dynasty formats because of his all-purpose skill set. Ward had two 1,000-yard rushing seasons in college, and ran for a career-high 1,108 yards and 15 touchdowns (12 starts) as a senior in 2019.

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3. SF - RB Tevin Coleman hits IR

Source: 49ers.com

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Sept. 26. OL Hroniss Grasu was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. RB JaMycal Hasty and LB Joseph Walker were activated from the practice squad.

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That knocks Coleman out for three games at least. With Raheem Mostert (MCL sprain) also banged up, the 49ers turn to Jerick McKinnon as their starter with Jeff Wilson as a backup.

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4. NYJ - Jets announce promotions

Source: NewYorkJets.com - Ethan Greenberg

New York Jets WR Lawrence Cager and OL Jimmy Murray were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Cager was a grad transfer from Miami who looked good in his one season with the Georgia Bulldogs in 2019. Ankle surgery last December cut his final collegiate season short and he was originally picked up by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent. He's got size and fantastic concentration for a big man, making him an immediate red-zone threat. The Jets are banged up at the wide receiver position but we're only watching Cager in super deep dynasty formats.

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5. TB - RB Kenjon Barner elevated

Source: Buccaneers.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Kenjon Barner was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Barner is a seasoned veteran back who can work well in space as a runner, receiver or return man. The Bucs have Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette as their primary backs against the Broncos on Sunday.

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6. GB - Green Bay fills out roster

Source: Packers.com

Green Bay Packers TE John Lovett and WR Darrius Shepherd were signed to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Sept. 26. DL Billy Winn was also elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. Lovett (finger) was added to the injury report for Sunday, Sept. 27, but his status was unchanged.

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Lovett is an intriguing prospect but perhaps not as a tight end. Word was the Chiefs were trying to see if he could be a 'Taysom Hill' type of player when they picked him up as an undrafted free agent out of Princeton in 2019. Lovett was used as a quarterback, running back, and wide receiver in college. During his season season, he compiled 1,833 yards, 18 touchdowns and three interceptions while rushing 141 times for 894 yards and 13 touchdowns We'll watch him in crazy deep dynasty formats.

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7. NYG - WR Johnny Holton activated

Source: Giants.com - Dan Salomone

New York Giants WR Johnny Holton was activated from the practice squad Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Holton is a speedy prospect who can take the top off the defense. He can also work on special teams as a return man. We'll monitor him but only in crazy deep dynasty formats.

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8. DEN - Denver elevates two for Week 3

Source: DenverBroncos.com

Denver Broncos RB LeVante Bellamy and CB Kevin Toliver II were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Bellamy was undrafted out of Western Michigan in 2020. He impressed at the East-West Shrine Bowl earlier this year and runs a lot like Broncos co-starter Phillip Lindsay. Bellamy will work as the no.3 running back behind Melvin Gordon and Royce Freeman and is not in line for much work. However, we'll continue to monitor him in super deep dynasty formats.

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9. HOU - RB C.J. Prosise gets Week 3 promotion

Source: NFLCommunications.com

Houston Texans RB C.J. Prosise was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 26.

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Prosise is a veteran pass-catching back who gives the Texans depth at the position. Duke Johnson has an ankle injury that has caused him to miss time, and he is questionable for Week 3 against the Steelers.

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10. KC - WR Sammy Watkins gets questionable tag

Source: Around The NFL

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (concussion/neck) on Saturday, Sept. 26, was listed as questionable for the team's Week 3 game Monday against the Baltimore Ravens.

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It looks like Watkins could be suiting up for the Monday night game against the Ravens. He's always a boom/bust player, so if he does play then we consider him a 'what the heck' flex for Fantasy GMs in Week 3.

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11. TB - QB Tom Brady hurt by drops

Source: ProFootballFocus.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady has had his pass catchers drop a league-high eight passes through the first two weeks of the season, according to Pro Football Focus data.

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Brady doesn't quite yet look comfortable in the Bruce Arians system. Part of it is the newness and part of his struggles are the drops. His receivers aren't doing him any favors. Guys like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have been banged up this year so far although both are going to play against the Broncos on Sunday. We have a feeling Brady could look good against a banged up Broncos defense in Week 3.

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12. CAR - RB Reggie Bonnafon added to active roster

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

The Carolina Panthers promoted RB Reggie Bonnafon from their practice squad to their 53-man roster Saturday, Sept. 26.

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The Panthers are moving forward without Christian McCaffrey for some time. Mike Davis is the starter and shifty Trenton Cannon will work as a change-of-pace back. Bonnafon will give the team depth at the position.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family.

Peace,

J