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Volume 22, #73 -- Monday Night, June 29th, 2020
Should You Hurry To Draft Kyler Murray?

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Good Tuesday to you. We're still giddy about the fun we'll have with Cam Newton in New England. But that's not stopping us from bringing you more new content.

Dan Hindery dives into uncovering this year's breakout offenses and asks if it might be Denver? Then Jason Wood has thoughts you'll want to consider on Kyler Murray. Plus all new Cheatsheet Rankings plus News and Notes plus Average Draft Position and more.

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B. Can Denver Be This Year's Breakout Offense?
Dan Hindery with a look at the upside of the Denver Broncos offense.

C. Should You Hurry To Draft Kyler Murray?
Jason Wood with a detailed look at Kyler Murray's fantasy prospects for the 2020 season.

D. Updated Staff Cheatsheet Rankings - Overall
Our Footballguys Staff Cheatsheet Rankings are a foundation feature for us. You can sort and view however you like to make them work best. In this one, we rank the offensive players.

E. Updated Staff Cheatsheet Rankings - Quarterbacks
Our Footballguys Staff Cheatsheet Rankings are a foundation feature for us. You can sort and view however you like to make them work best. In this one, we rank the quarterbacks.

F. Updated Staff Cheatsheet Rankings - Running Backs
Our Footballguys Staff Cheatsheet Rankings are a foundation feature for us. You can sort and view however you like to make them work best. In this one, we rank the running backs.

G. Updated Staff Cheatsheet Rankings - Wide Receivers
Our Footballguys Staff Cheatsheet Rankings are a foundation feature for us. You can sort and view however you like to make them work best. In this one, we rank the wide receivers.

H. Updated Staff Cheatsheet Rankings - Tight Ends
Our Footballguys Staff Cheatsheet Rankings are a foundation feature for us. You can sort and view however you like to make them work best. In this one, we rank the tight ends.

I. Updated Staff Cheatsheet Rankings - Kickers
Our Footballguys Staff Cheatsheet Rankings are a foundation feature for us. You can sort and view however you like to make them work best. In this one, we rank the kickers.

J. Updated Staff Cheatsheet Rankings - Team Defenses
Our Footballguys Staff Cheatsheet Rankings are a foundation feature for us. You can sort and view however you like to make them work best. In this one, we rank the team defenses.

K. Average Draft Position Updated For PPR Scoring
Knowing where you want to draft a player isn't enough. You need to know where the other GMs in your league want to draft the player. Our Average Draft Position (ADP) Data is your ticket. This one is for PPR Scoring.

L. Average Draft Position Updated For Non-PPR Scoring
Knowing where you want to draft a player isn't enough. You need to know where the other GMs in your league want to draft the player. Our Average Draft Position (ADP) Data is your ticket. This one is for Non-PPR Scoring.


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1. NE - QB Cam Newton drew rave review

Source: MMQB - Albert Breer

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton's former offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, told Patriots head coach Bill Belichick that Newton was a great fit. 'My whole deal is, when Cam was healthy, and we were there with him [in 2018], we were 6-2,' Turner said. 'His issue was more health than anything else, and from what I understand, I don't think these are health issues that he can't overcome. He's had the time off now. I think he'll be great.'

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Newton is healthy now after only playing in two games last year. He broke his foot in the preseason (against the Patriots) and struggled through those two regular season games in his final appearances with the Panthers. Now, Newton will lead the way for the Patriots. Belichick did his due diligence and checked in with multiple sources about the veteran quarterback and obviously liked what he heard.

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2. NFL - QB Johnny Manziel likely done

Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - Don Williams

Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) admitted that his football career is likely in the past. 'In the past, probably, is the way I'd characterize it,' Manziel said, leaning forward and without a moment's hesitation. 'I've finally got to a point where I'm trying to achieve happiness in life, not happiness on the football field.'

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Manziel was a Heisman Trophy winner in college at Texas A&M and then was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. He only lasted two seasons in the NFL before getting bounced out of the league. Manziel then went to the CFL and failed with two teams. His last football was played in the AAF for the Memphis Express in 2019. Manziel will go down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history.

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3. JAX - DaVon Hamilton signs rookie deal

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Jacksonville Jaguars third-round draft choice DT DaVon Hamilton signed a four-year contract with the Jaguars Monday, June 29, worth $4.81 million. The deal includes a $1.065 million signing bonus.

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Hamilton only started three games for Ohio State entering the 2019 season. In 2019, he started 14 games for the Buckeyes and posted career-best numbers with 10.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. At 320 pounds, Hamilton has first-step quickness and uses rip moves to apply interior pressure on opposing quarterbacks. He has violent striking hands and could work his way into the rotation quickly as an early-down defensive tackle.

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4. CLE - Cleveland checked in on QB Cam Newton

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton received some interest from the Cleveland Browns during free agency, but the two sides did not have any serious talks.

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The Browns checked in on Newton but nothing was serious. It's still an interesting note that they looked into the former NFL MVP because they have no.1 overall pick Baker Mayfield entering his third season in 2020. Sure, Mayfield had a down season in 2019 but he's looking to bounce back this year. The Browns worked diligently to add better protection in front of him on the offensive line. We'll see if that helps in what looks like a make-or-break season for the young quarterback. The Browns will have to decide on his fifth-year option after this season.

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5. ARI - QB Kyler Murray works out with teammates

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Charean Williams

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray worked out with a number of his teammates Monday, June 29. WR DeAndre Hopkins, WR Christian Kirk, RB Kenyan Drake, RB Chase Edmonds and TE Maxx Williams are among the players participating in the workout.

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Just like a grip of other quarterbacks around the league, Murray is taking it upon himself to lead workouts. This virtual offseason is going to have an impact on teams, but these workouts can help further build or establish chemistry between a quarterback and his weapons. Murray is a QB1 for Fantasy GMs in 2020 and it wouldn't surprise us to see him finish as a top-5 fantasy quarterback.

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6. MIA - RB Jordan Howard likely for goal line work

Source: The Palm Beach Post - Joe Schad

Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard is likely the top choice for carries anywhere near the goal line, according to beat writer Joe Schad.

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No surprise here. Howard is the big-bodied back who can make his living between the tackles. He can be very effective on short-yardage and goal-line situations. He should be splitting time with Matt Breida in the backfield. Howard has a current ADP of RB35 (7.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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