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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 23, #49 • Jun. 9th, 2021


Calvin Ridley This Year's WR1? - Deshaun Watson To Denver? - And MORE


Howdy Folks,

Welcome to Thursday. We've got killer new features for you again today, a two-for on the Dad Jokes winners plus the News and Notes and more.

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J

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A. Why Calvin Ridley Can Be This Year's WR1
The Julio Jones trade created ripples across the league. Our Jeff Haseley makes a case for Calvin Ridley as this year's WR1.

B. Dad Jokes - Win a Free Year Of Footballguys Premium
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C. Today's Dad Joke Winner(s)
We're picking a winner each day for the best Dad Joke in our Contest. Take your shot by entering here. I won't do this each day but we have a tie so we'll have two winners today.

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"Dreamed I was a muffler last night. I woke up exhausted."

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"I invented a new word today: Plagiarism."

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D. Predicting the AFC North
We asked the Footballguys Staff how they felt the AFC North would shake out with Win Totals and more. This is what they said.

E. Two-Point Stance - Comeback Players in 2021
Your hosts Dave Kluge and Lauren Carpenter discuss potential bounce-back players for the 2021 fantasy football season. They also break down the Julio Jones trade and the impacts that can have on AJ Brown, Derrick Henry, Ryan Tannehill, and Calvin Ridley.

F. The Dynasty Show - Julio Jones Fantasy Fallout
Chad Parsons and Jordan McNamara discuss the implications of the Julio Jones trade, dynasty trades, and Quotes from the Shark Pool.


1. DEN - QB Deshaun Watson setting sights on Denver?

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has been recruited by former teammates in countless players across the NFL this offseason, including former Texans teammate and current Denver Broncos DB Kareem Jackson. Appearing on Aqib Talib's podcast recently, Jackson repeatedly said Watson told him he 'wants to be in Denver.'

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Who knows what is going to happen with Watson, but he's likely done in Houston regardless of how his legal issues come to a conclusion. Expect Watson to be suspended by the league at some point, even if he's cleared of any wrongdoing by the legal system. Per the player conduct policy, Watson is subject to miss time by suspension per league mandate. Once he's out of hot water, Watson will be traded and Denver could be interested...unless they've acquired Aaron Rodgers by that time. Stay tune.

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2. NYG - Kadarius Toney back to work Wednesday

Source: ESPN.com - Jordan Raanan

New York Giants WR Kadarius Toney (undisclosed) had a 'nice practice' Wednesday, June 9, and continued to show the 'talent that made him a first-rounder,' according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

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Toney left practice early after slipping on the field multiple times Tuesday, June 8. The rookie is your classic ankle-breaker when it comes to running after the catch. Toney has the potential (and should have the role) to be a 'what the heck' flex option for your fantasy team this year as a rookie if you play in PPR formats. He's got the potential to be more as his pro career goes on, but right now it's best to look at him as a speed slot who can make big plays.

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3. DAL - WR Michael Gallup working all over offense

Source: Blogging The Boys

Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup has 'taken a big leap forward in his play' and moving all over the formation - including the slot - according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

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Gallup is the forgotten man in the Cowboys wide receiver room. He should not be overlooked as the Cowboys offense can support three wide receivers. Gallup can still get plenty of work even with Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb on the depth chart in front of him. He's got a current ADP of WR51 (11.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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4. ARI - Rondale Moore, Arizona finalize rookie pact

Source: AZCardinals.com - Kyle Odegard

Arizona Cardinals second-round pick WR Rondale Moore (Purdue) signed a four-year contract worth a reported $6.9 million - including a $2.9 million signing bonus - on Wednesday, June 9.

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Moore is one of the most explosive players in this draft class. He struggled with injuries in college at Purdue, but when healthy Moore can score from anywhere on the field anytime he touches the ball. The Cardinals have a packed wide receiver room and Moore will try to carve out a role behind guys like DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green and Christian Kirk.

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5. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley recovering from foot surgery

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (foot) underwent 'minor' foot surgery two weeks ago to address a lingering issue from last season.

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Reports indicate that Ridley should be fine for the start of training camp. With Julio Jones traded to the Titans, Ridley is the no.1 receiver on the depth chart and projecting him for around 100 catches in 2021 feels right. His ADP has risen because of the Jones trade, and Ridley is going off the board as one of the first five wide receivers selected in fantasy drafts - usually at the turn or somewhere early in the second round.

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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.

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J

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