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Volume 22, #67 -- Tuesday Night, June 23rd, 2020
28 Undervalued Wide Receivers To Target

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Howdy Folks,

Good Wednesday to you.

It may still be June but that isn't stopping us from near-constant updates of our content. We've got updated Detailed Stat Projections for you which means new Top 300 and Draft Lists and Quality Starts for WRs. Plus for you Scott Fish Bowl fans, we've got an entry we're giving away.

And the big feature today is we polled the Footballguys Staff to see who they're targeting for Wide Receivers this year. Dang.

Plus the News and Notes you need. So let's go.

J

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A. Win A Chance For An Entry Into The Scott Fish Bowl
My friend Scott Fish hosts the Scott Fish Bowl every year. It's a huge tournament with some of the very best fantasy football players in the world. Entries are hard to come by but I've managed to snag two for you folks. I"m giving one away today and one on Friday on Twitter.

Click Here and follow the instructions. We'll draw a lucky winner at random Wednesday afternoon.

B. 28 Undervalued Wide Receivers To Target
The key to consistently winning Fantasy Football is identifying the players who are undervalued. The players who will outperform their draft position. We polled the Footballguys Staff and these are the wide receivers they are targeting.

C. Top 300 Players Updated For PPR
David Dodds with the Top 300 Players. These are for PPR scoring.

D. Top 300 Players Updated For Non-PPR
David Dodds with the Top 300 Players. These are for Non-PPR scoring.

E. Top 300 Draft List Updated For PPR
David Dodds takes the Top 300 Players and factors them against Average Draft Position to get a list more like we'd actually draft from. This one is for PPR scoring.

F. Top 300 Draft List Updated For Non-PPR
David Dodds takes the Top 300 Players and factors them against Average Draft Position to get a list more like we'd actually draft from. This one is for Non-PPR scoring.

G. Detailed Stat Projections Updated - Quarterbacks
Detailed Stat Projections are the backbone of Footballguys. We have the Quarterbacks updated here.

H. Detailed Stat Projections Updated - Running Backs
Detailed Stat Projections are the backbone of Footballguys. We have the Running Backs updated here.

I. Detailed Stat Projections Updated - Wide Receivers
Detailed Stat Projections are the backbone of Footballguys. We have the Wide Receivers updated here.

J. Detailed Stat Projections Updated - Tight Ends
Detailed Stat Projections are the backbone of Footballguys. We have the Tight Ends updated here.

K. Detailed Stat Projections Updated - Linebackers
Detailed Stat Projections are the backbone of Footballguys. We have the Linebackers updated here.

L. Detailed Stat Projections Updated - Defensive Linemen
Detailed Stat Projections are the backbone of Footballguys. We have the Defensive Linemen updated here.

M. Quality Starts: Wide Receivers
"Quality Starts" is a term pioneered from the Fantasy Baseball gurus. It's a statistic that represents how often a starting pitcher will put up a good (not great, just good) performance in a given game. Jeff Pasquino brings it to Football and in this one, applies it to wide receivers.


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1. DAL - QB Dak Prescott signed lofty tag

Source: The Dallas Morning News - Calvin Watkins

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott signed the exclusive franchise tag, which was worth $31.4 million. The sides have until July 15 to sign a long-term deal.

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The team could open up enough cap room to trade for Jamal Adams and sign him to an extension if they also sign Prescott long term and lower his 2020 cap number. Prescott could also see a window to maximize his earnings if he thinks the cap will flatten or even go lower because of coronavirus effects on league revenues.

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2. NFL - WR Antonio Brown drawing interest from Seahawks, Ravens

Source: NFL Network - Michael Silver

Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is drawing interest from the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens, who've both had internal discussions about signing the receiver.

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The writing is on the wall that Brown is going to playing again as soon as the league is ready to decide whether he will be suspended and for how long. Brown's speculative value in dynasty and redraft leagues is about to go up, and perhaps Russell Wilson's with it.

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3. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger's progress pleasing team staff

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Gerry Dulac

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has impressed coaches and doctors with his progress from last year's season-ending injury, according to head coach Mike Tomlin Tuesday, June 23. 'He's comfortable and pleased where he is,' Tomlin said. 'Some people who had the opportunity to work with him are impressed and pleased where he is. The medical experts are comfortable where he is and his readiness for 2020.'

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Roethlisberger's elbow is the key to the Steelers offense this year. If it's sound, then James Conner and Juju Smith-Schuster will be good value picks, and probably at least one other Steelers passcatcher, and of course Roethlisberger himself. Hopefully we will get to see Roethlisberger play once in the preseason, but it's not assured, especially if it's shortened.

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4. LAR - QB Jared Goff challenged to take ownership of offense

Source: TheRams.com - Stu Jackson

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff needs to take ownership of the offense, according to offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell.

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The new offensive coordinator is sending a bit of message here that Goff needs to improve, but the offense functioned a lot better in December once they got past the tough defenses on their schedule, and the offensive line could be better this year. Goff is only a matchup play in typical one quarterback leagues. He could be a value in two quarterback/superflex leagues.

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5. PIT - Offensive line taking shape?

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Gerry Dulac

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Matt Feiler will begin training camp at left guard, according to head coach Mike Tomlin Tuesday, June 23. OLs Zach Banner and Chukwuma Okorafor will compete for the right tackle spot, but they could move depending on whether they're better at RT than Stefen Wisniewski is at LG.

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The Steelers lost BJ Finney to Seattle in free agency this offseason, so Feiler will compete with Wisniewski to replace the retiring Ramon Foster at left guard. Banner and Okorafor are both viable options at right tackle and if Feiler is their best option at left guard, it gives the team the option of using Wisniewski as depth instead of relying on him as a starter. The Steelers offensive line has some settling to do in camp, but they are flexible and should have quality depth.

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6. LVR - Nick O'Leary recovering from heart surgery

Source: Palm Beach Post - Tom D'Angelo

Las Vegas Raiders TE Nick O'Leary (heart) underwent two procedures last month after being diagnosed with 100 percent blockage on the right side of his heart. He is expected to make a full recovery and hopes to return to play in the 2021 season. 'I feel good,' O'Leary said. 'I feel better than I did before. I've got to be on blood thinners for six months to a year. That's really the only reason now why I can't play football. If I (got cut), they said that would be the biggest problem, wouldn't be able to stop the bleeding.'

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The Raiders put him on the reserve/non-football injury list and he said they told him they will "leave the door open" for him next year. O'Leary had pain in his left arm that moved to his chest while working out and playing pickleball and doctors told him it was a heart attack. Make sure to have any symptoms like the ones he had checked out, as O'Leary is 27 and obviously physically fit. If it can happen to him, it can happen to any of us.

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7. DAL - QB Dak Prescott on historic production pace

Source: ESPN Stats and Information

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is just the seventh quarterback ever with at least 90 touchdown passes and 20 rushing touchdowns over a four-season span. He is the first QB to accomplish the feat in his first four seasons. He has 97 career touchdown passes and 21 rushing TDs.

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Prescott could set a career high in passing touchdowns this year with the addition of Ceedee Lamb to the passing game. He should have the highest ADP in fantasy drafts of his career this year.

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8. SF - Trent Williams can't be franchise tagged again

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Updating a previous story, San Francisco 49ers OT Trent Williams cannot be franchise tagged after the 2020 season as part of his reworked contract, according to a source Tuesday, June 23. Both sides still want to get a long-term contract signed.

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Williams recently passed a physical and will be taking the torch from Joe Staley, who retired this offseason. The 49ers offense shouldn't miss a beat as Williams gets a fresh start after everything went south in his relationship with Washington.

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9. JAX - Teammate praises QB Gardner Minshew's initiative

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Curtis Crabtree

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew has reportedly organized video sessions with his teammates - in addition to the regular virtual OTA meetings run by the coaches - as players try to work through the offense together remotely, according to TE Tyler Eifert.'(Minshew) took charge, took initiative during the OTAs to get the guys together aside from our OTA meetings. We'd get on and do like a virtual walkthrough. It's just good to learn a little bit different than just looking at your installs and trying to memorize it. You've got to think on your feet a little bit,' Eifert told Sirius XM NFL Radio.

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Minshew looked to be in better shape than last year in recent videos too. This is his chance to establish himself as a starting quality NFL quarterback if not for the Jaguars, for 31 other teams if the Jaguars take a quarterback early next year. His dynasty value in superflex leagues hangs in the balance.

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10. DET - New Lions owner would support QB Colin Kaepernick signing

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) would be supported by new Detroit Lions principal owner Sheila Ford Hamp if general manager Bob Quinn and the coaching staff choose to sign him, Hamp said Tuesday, June 23.

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The Lions gave Chase Daniel five million dollars guaranteed on a three-year, $13 million dollar deal and they still like David Blough as a developmental third quarterback, but Kaepernick would probably be an upgrade from Daniel if Stafford's presents issues again. It looks more and more like Kaepernick will be signed somewhere every day.

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

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J