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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 23, #28 • May 19th, 2021


Rookie RBs - We're Hiring A Social Media Graphic Design Intern & MORE

Howdy Folks,

Good Thursday to you.

Quick note - Footballguys is hiring a Social Media + Graphic Design Intern. If that's you, or you know someone who'd be great at this, please share the info below.

Plus we've got killer new content with Rookie RB talk and Commish features plus new Podcasts.

Let's Go.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Footballguys Is Hiring A Social Media + Graphic Design Intern
Wanna work for Footballguys? We're looking for a talented Social Media/Graphic Design Intern for the summer! If you're passionate about fantasy football, social media, and graphic design we'd love to talk to you! And it's a paid position at $15 an hour. If this is you or if you know someone who'd crush this, please pass along. Thank you!

B. The Most-Interesting Rookie RB
We asked the Footballguys Staff to discuss their favorite rookie running backs. Here's what they said.

C. Commissioner Guide, Part 2: Acquiring Players
Our Chad Parsons continues the Footballguys guide to starting a new fantasy football league and being the league's commissioner. In this one, he breaks down how players are acquired.

D. The Footballguys Dynasty Show
Chad Parsons and Jordan McNamara discuss different profiles who are being selected at similar costs in rookie drafts. They also break down dynasty trades and Quotes from the Shark Pool.

E. The Footballguys Two-Point Stance Show
Your hosts Dave Kluge and Lauren Carpenter break down the NFL schedule release on Footballguys' Two-Point Stance. This week they discuss some exciting matchups, the 17-game season, some injury updates, and REAL lions in Detroit.

F. The Footballguys On The Couch Show
In This Episode: Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman discuss rookie landing spots and the NFL. Topics Include: Urban Meyer's plans for Travis Etienne, Which rookies were hurt and helped most by landing spots, late round and undrafted players to watch, and more!


1. TB - WR Antonio Brown update

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Updating an earlier report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown (knee) had successful cleanup surgery Tuesday, May 18, and he'll be ready after a few weeks of rehab.

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No worries here. Brown just needed to get some cleanup surgery in his knee and he'll be limited during the offseason. When training camp rolls around, Brown should be able to be a full participant.

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2. IND - WR Parris Campbell pronounces himself fit

Source: The Athletic - Stephen Holder

Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell told Stephen Holder of The Athletic that he was cleared to practice last week and is now '100 percent' after recovering from the knee injury that ended his season in Week 2 last year.

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Campbell has flashed talent during his brief time in the NFL, but he's also been one of the most oft-injured players during the last couple of years. In the slot, Campbell can be dangerous and he could become a favorite target of QB Carson Wentz in 2021. Campbell has upside in PPR formats and his usage could be higher than some think...if he can stay healthy. He's a late-round flier at his current ADP of WR83 (14.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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3. TB - Jaelon Darden agrees to rookie pact

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fourth-round draft pick WR Jaelon Darden (North Texas) signed a four-year contract Wednesday, May 19. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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Darden is one of the most explosive receivers in this draft class and he's got a tremendous nose for the end zone. He finished third in the FBS in receiving yards (1,190) in 2020 and second in receiving touchdowns (19) only behind DeVonta Smith. He's an undersized wide receiver which leads to durability concerns, but Darden is driven and focused to make an impact. We'll be watching him in dynasty formats.

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4. BUF - Jeff Badet set to meet with Buffalo

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent WR Jeff Badet (Washington) is scheduled to work out for the Buffalo Bills this week, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

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Badet has played in the XFL and signed on with a few teams during his brief time in the NFL. He's got a chance to make the Bills roster but his best bet is to do that standing out on special teams.

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5. IND - Sam Ehlinger officially in the fold

Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis - Mike Chappell

Indianapolis Colts sixth-round draft pick QB Sam Ehlinger (Texas) signed a four-year contract worth $3.61 million - including a $130,708 signing bonus - on Wednesday, May 19.

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Ehlinger was a top dual-threat quarterback coming out of high school and the Longhorns always had a chance in a close game when he was under center. He operated a run/pass option offense which takes advantage of his rushing ability, and scouts call Ehlinger a "gamer." Ehlinger needs to make quicker decisions as a passer and he doesn't have a rocket arm. However, his competitive spirit and athleticism make him a player to watch in dynasty formats.

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6. DAL - Dallas to take a look at QB Brett Hundley

Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Free-agent QB Brett Hundley (Cardinals) is scheduled to visit with the Dallas Cowboys at some point this week, according to a source.

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Hundley has bounced around the league but he's an athletic quarterback with a big arm. The Cowboys could bring him in as a camp arm to see if he can impress enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. Behind Dak Prescott, Dallas currently has Garrett Gilbert, Ben DiNucci and Cooper Rush.

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7. IND - Indy finalizes rookie deal for Kylen Granson

Source: Colts.com - JJ Stankevitz

Indianapolis Colts fourth-round draft pick TE Kylen Granson (SMU) signed a four-year contract worth $4.186 million - including a $706,368 signing bonus - on Wednesday, May 19.

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Granson began his college career at Rice but ended up transferring to SMU and put up some great numbers. He's a hybrid TE/WR/H-back who can line up all over the formation. Granson does a good job tracking the ball in the air and has a nose for the end zone (14 touchdowns over the last two years). We'll monitor his progress in dynasty formats.

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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.

Peace,

J

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