Footballguys #103 - 7/31 - The Value Of Custom Cheatsheets Plus News And Notes And More

Volume 21, #103 -- Wednesday Night, July 31st, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Good Thursday to you. It's another day with a boatload of new content for you. Including a must-read feature on cheatsheets you have to see.

Plus the News and Notes you need of course.

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B. FREE CONTENT - The Importance of Custom Scoring in Cheatsheets
One of the most important things we do at Footballguys is allow our readers to create custom cheatsheets dialed into their specific situation. Our Clayton Gray has a killer artilce here detailing why this is so important.

C. FREE CONTENT - Footballguys Staff vs Non-Staff: MFL10 Best Ball
The Footballguys staff, along with six writers in the industry got together and completed a 12-team best-ball draft using MFL10 format.

D. The Gut Check No.477: Running Backs For Upside Down Drafts
Our Matt Waldman profiles the running backs worth targeting for the Upside Down Draft Strategy and shares three mock drafts.

E. 11 Value Plays at Tight End
The Value Plays feature is where we poll the Footballguys Staff for their players who are Overvalued, Undervalued and Deep Sleepers. In this one, they dive into the 11 undervalued tight ends you'll want to target.

F. 11 Tight Ends Who Could be Overvalued
The Value Plays feature is where we poll the Footballguys Staff for their players who are Overvalued, Undervalued and Deep Sleepers. In this one, they dive into the 11 overvalued tight ends you'll want to likely avoid at their normal cost.

G. 14 Deep Sleepers at Tight End
The Value Plays feature is where we poll the Footballguys Staff for their players who are Overvalued, Undervalued and Deep Sleepers. In this one, they dive into the 14 tight ends they see as deep sleepers.

H. The Footballguys Players Championship (FPC): Tight Ends
Our Jeff Pasquino continues looking into the Footballguys Players Championship. In this one, he looks at the tight end position.

1. KC - WR Tyreek Hill may return soon

Source: - B.J. Kissel

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 31, but head coach Andy Reid said Hill could be on the field Friday, Aug. 2.

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Hill suffered a bruised quad on Tuesday and sent panic throughout Chiefs Kingdom when he was carted off the practice field. Good thing our buddy Adam Schefter calmed everyone down, reporting accurately about the injury and that Hill should be fine. Hill may not get a ton of work in the preseason but he should return to training camp soon enough.

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2. NO - WR Michael Thomas agrees to deal


New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension Wednesday, July 31. The deal includes $61 million guaranteed, and he becomes the highest-paid receiver in the league, through the 2024 season.

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Thomas was in the final year of his new contract and now gets the money he deserves, especially after catching 321 passes for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns through his first three seasons in the league. Fantasy GMs know what he can do as the top target for QB Drew Brees, and Thomas has a current ADP of WR4 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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3. OAK - QB Nathan Peterman pushing for backup job

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Michael Gehlken

Oakland Raiders QB Nathan Peterman is 'growing' on head coach Jon Gruden, who mentioned Peterman's athleticism, smarts and consistency when asked about the team's backup quarterback job.

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Gruden has always liked Peterman, dating back to when he came out of PITT a few years ago. The Raiders only have Mike Glennon as the other quarterback to compete with Peterman to be the primary backup to Derek Carr in 2019.

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4. MIA - No practice for RB Kalen Ballage

Source: - Cameron Wolfe

Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 31.

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Ballage has been getting plenty of hype as the potential lead back in the Dolphins offense this year. He's a big-bodied back who does not run with as much power as you'd think. Ballage is a better receiver out of the backfield than he showed last year and is in a competition with Kenyan Drake for the top spot on the depth chart. No matter who wins the job, the Dolphins should use a RBBC in 2019.

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5. WAS - RB Bryce Love likely to miss start of season

Source: - Mike Florio

Washington Redskins RB Bryce Love (knee) likely will not be on the active roster at the start of the regular season, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

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Zero surprise here. Love is currently on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. The rookie from Stanford can make plays as a runner or receiver out of the backfield when healthy. He's a weapon who is a fine stash in deep dynasty formats.

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6. BUF - TE Tyler Kroft out of boot

Source: The Buffalo News - Jay Skurski

Buffalo Bills TE Tyler Kroft (foot) is no longer wearing a walking boot but there is no timetable for his return.

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It's progress for Kroft, but until he returns then rookie Dawson Knox is in play to be the starting tight end for the Bills this year. We'll see if he can return before the start of the regular season.

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7. WAS - Trent Williams on the block

Source: The Athletic - Jeff Howe

Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams is involved in trade discussions, and the feeling around the league is the New England Patriots could get involved due to depth concerns.

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This has all the makings of a new Duane Brown situation. Brown was a holdout for the Texans (into the season) before he forced their hand and was traded away to the Seahawks. Washington is getting right to business here, and after signing veteran OT Donald Penn they should have no problem generating interest for Williams. He's under contract over the next two years with base salaries of $10.8 and $12.5 million respectively.

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8. GB - RB Jamaal Williams remains out

Source: The Athletic - Matt Schneidman

Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams (hamstring) remains out of practice Wednesday, July 31, for the fourth straight day with a hamstring injury.

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This would get Aaron Jones more reps if he wasn't down with his won hamstring injury. The Packers are getting a long look at rookie Dexter Williams right now. Jones is expected to be the lead and featured back for the Packers in 2019.

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9. MIA - TE Dwayne Allen activated


Miami Dolphins TE Dwayne Allen (undisclosed) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 31.

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The Dolphins don't have a great tight end situation but Allen should be their top guy if healthy. He's a blocker and second-year pro Mike Gesicki is the receiving threat. Neither make for great fantasy assets in 2019.

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10. IND - WR Parris Campbell remains out

Source: CNHI Sports Indiana - George Bremer

Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell (hamstring) remains out of practice Wednesday, July 31.

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Campbell has missed a few days since injuring his hamstring on Sunday. He has been a standout in training camp when healthy, but right now Chester Rogers is the No. 3 receiver for the Colts behind T.Y. Hilton and Devin Funchess.

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11. BAL - Baltimore inks Joe Callahan


Free-agent QB Joe Callahan (Buccaneers) signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, July 29.

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Callahan gets to be the Ravens camp arm behind Lamar Jackson while Robert Griffin III deals with a thumb injury. Trace McSorley is also in camp but he's more of a runner and could be a Taysom Hill-like prospect in the NFL.

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12. ARI - WR KeeSean Johnson impressing Arizona

Source: - Mike Jurecki

Arizona Cardinals WR KeeSean Johnson 'continues to shine' during the early part of training camp, according to Mike Jurecki of the team's website.

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There's a lot to like about the rookie. Johnson was a star at Fresno State and showed off a great size/speed/length combination in college. He's not quite as fast as you need for a deep threat and his routes need to be refined, but Johnson is a deep dynasty prospect we certainly appreciate.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. The fact you'll share part of your season with us is a big deal. Thank you.

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