Footballguys #124 - 8/21 - Top 300 Lists, Training Camp Reports. ADP Movers And MORE

Volume 21, #124 -- Wednesday Night, August 21st, 2019

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D. Joe's Notes: Week 3 Training Camp Summary
The Footballguys Training Camp Update Team and Joe Bryant take our comprehensive Footballguys Training Camp Updates and distills them down to the "Need To Know" level.

E. Updated Quarterback Tiers, Targets, and Players to Avoid
Our Sigmund Bloom with a look at 2019 fantasy quarterback options through the lens of tiers, with camp updates and a peek at the early-season schedule.

F. ADP Risers and Fallers, August 21
Our Clayton Gray with a look at the players moving up and down in Average Draft Position (ADP) this week. It's an invaluable look to see which way players are trending before your draft.

G. Eyes of the Guru IDP Info, Preseason Round 1 Notes
Our John Norton with IDP news, notes, analysis, and speculation from preseason week two.

H. College Football DFS Lineup Optimizer
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I. Top 300 Updated
Our David Dodds with another update with the Top 300 players.

J. Top 300 For PPR Updated
Our David Dodds with another update with the Top 300 players. This one is for PPR scoring.

K. Top 300 Draft List Updated
Our David Dodds takes the Top 300 list and factors it against Average Draft Position to get a list more like we'd actually draft with.

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

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N. FREE CONTENT - Footballguys Staff vs Non-Staff: Draft 5 IDP PPR
The Footballguys staff, along with six writers in the industry got together and completed a 12-team 32-round IDP PPR draft.

O. Critical Tier Drops: Tight Ends
Our Chad Parsons identifies the key value drop off points among 2019 tight ends.

P. Building A Draft Plan
Our Jeff Pasquino looks at building a draft plan for the later stages of your draft or auction.

1. ARZ - Cardinals Finally Officially Sign WR Michael Crabtree

Source: - Darren Urban

The Cardsinals finally agreed to a one-year contract with veteran wideout Michael Crabtree.

Darren Urban reports, "Crabtree, 31, had worked out for the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium two weeks ago, but the two sides did not come to an agreement. As the regular season approaches, talks ramped up. General Manager Steve Keim swapped out veterans, releasing Kevin White earlier Wednesday before bringing Crabtree aboard."

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Finally. This makes a ton of sense and we love this signing. He'll provide a veteran presence and depth behind Larry Fitzgerald.

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2. LAC - RB Melvin Gordon not expected back for Week 1

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to continue his holdout through the start of the regular season since there has not been any progress made in contract talks, according to sources.

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It's time to plan on a long absence for Gordon if you haven't already - maybe as much as eight games or more. Austin Ekeler is going to be a solid RB2 for as long as Gordon is out and Justin Jackson a flex with RB2 upside. Gordon is looking riskier in the third round now and may fall further on draft boards.

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3. OAK - WR Antonio Brown traveling with team

Source: NBC Sports Bay Area - Scott Bair

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown is traveling with the team to Winnipeg for their preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22. QB Derek Carr said he plans to work with Brown during pregame warmups.

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Brown is catching up after missing most of camp and the preseason. He's a risky pick, but if he's falling to the third the risk is better priced in than earlier in the offseason when he was as high as an early second round pick.

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4. PHI - Richard Rodgers to miss multiple weeks

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Philadelphia Eagles TE Richard Rodgers (foot) will be sidelined for several weeks because of a foot injury.

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Josh Perkins should be able to comfortably make the team as the third tight end now.

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5. BUF - RB LeSean McCoy, RB Frank Gore to see more time

Source: - Chris Brown

Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore will both see more playing time during the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 23.

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Devin Singletary has dominated first-team snaps so far, but that was mainly to give the veterans rest time. This still looks like a three-man committee, although that could change if a team has an injury at running back and comes calling for McCoy.

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6. TB - WR Mike Evans out for preseason game

Source: - Scott Smith

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (leg) won't play in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 23.

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The injury doesn't sound serious, but we should monitor it closely in the week of practice leading up to the season opener against the 49ers, when Evans should see a lot of Richard Sherman.

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7. MIA - WR Jakeem Grant terms

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant's four-year deal is worth up to $24 million, according to a source.

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Grant is a good return man with some deep threat speed and slot receiver quicks. This means the new regime really likes him and it could be a bad development for Albert Wilson, who is still not 100%.

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8. WAS - Two WRs may not play Thursday

Source: NBC Sports Washington - JP Finlay

Washington WR Trey Quinn (thumb) will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22, while WR Paul Richardson (quadriceps) probably will also miss the game.

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Terry McLaurin is the one Washington receiver with no injuries and momentum going into the third preseason game, which is a bad sign for their offense.

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9. DAL - Dallas hopes two DL will be ready for opener

Source: The Dallas Morning News - Calvin Watkins

Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) and DT Tyrone Crawford (hip) hopefully will be ready to play Week 1, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

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Lawrence said he has been playing with the shoulder when it was injured to downplay worries about Week 1. He should be ready to face the Giants.

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10. NYJ - Brandon Copeland suspended

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

New York Jets LB Brandon Copeland has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Copeland was on the roster bubble and this may cause it to pop. The Jets edge rush is still very deficient with or without him.

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11. DEN - ILB Todd Davis behind schedule

Source: - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos LB Todd Davis (calf) is a bit behind schedule in his recovery from a calf injury, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

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Josey Jewell hasn't had a great camp so inside linebacker could be a problem for the Broncos early in the season against the Raiders, Bears, Packers, and Jaguars.

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12. PIT - CB Joe Haden still sidelined

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Joe Rutter

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Joe Haden (foot) is still considered day-to-day because of a foot injury.

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Haden might draw Josh Gordon Week 1, so he'll need to be in top condition for that matchup. We'll be watching this leading up to the season opener showdown.

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13. NYJ - Two guards remained sidelined

Source: - Rich Cimini

New York Jets OGs Brian Winters (shoulder) and Kelechi Osemele (pectoral) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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The Jets get Ed Oliver in Week 1 and Sheldon Richardson/Larry Ogunjobi in Week 2, so these guards need to get healthy.

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14. DEN - TE Noah Fant on track for Week 1

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant (ankle) will be available for Week 1 despite his ankle injury, according to head coach Vic Fangio.

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Fant was generating some momentum in training camp with better performances, but that is slowed for now. He's more of an upside TE2 to stash in deep or tight end premium leagues than a player to count on for early production. He could be dropped early in the season and come on later as a waiver wire pickup.

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15. BUF - Ty Nsekhe to be limited

Source: The Athletic - Joe Buscaglia

Buffalo Bills OT Ty Nsekhe (knee) will be limited during practice Wednesday, Aug. 21, and his status for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 23, is uncertain.

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The Bills continue to have injury woes on the line as they search for the best five to open the season against the Jets tough interior defensive line.

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16. SEA - RB Rashaad Penny falling behind

Source: NBC Sports Northwest - Joe Fann

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has 13 yards on 12 carries in two preseason games, and he has fallen further behind RB Chris Carson, in the opinion of NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann. Head coach Pete Carroll backed Penny by saying: 'We've got to block for him better. He didn't have a chance.'

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Penny is just an injury handcuff at this point. He might not even be worth taking over the hot rookie running backs on draft boards who have more paths to value.

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17. NO - Chris Clark to IR

Source: The Times-Picayune - Herbie Teope

New Orleans Saints OT Chris Clark (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Clark was competing for the swing tackle job which might be Marshall Newhouse's gig now with Michael Ola also banged up, although Andrus Peat has some tackle in his background and could move to the position if injuries force the Saints hand.

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18. CLE - WR Braxton Miller signs with CLE

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent WR Braxton Miller (Eagles) signed an undisclosed deal with the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Miller returns to Ohio and might get his foot in the door with his speed, versatility, and the temporary spot opened by Antonio Callaway's four-game suspension.

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