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Footballguys #38 - 5/27 - N'Keal Harry Impresses, Monday Injury Rounds, Rookie Quarterbacks, And MORE

Volume 21, #38 -- Monday Night, May 27th, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Good Monday to you. We've got wide receiver coverage in today's Injury Rounds, answers to your biggest questions about rookie quarterbacks, and the News and Notes you need.

Let's do this.

J

SITE NEWS

A. Monday Injury Rounds: Wide Receiver Update
Our Dr. Jene Bramel dives into the injury situations you need to know. This week brings a full review of wide receiver injuries around the league.

B. Rate My Team Is BACK For 2019
Rate My Team is one of the coolest things we do at Footballguys. Take a few seconds to enter your team and we'll give you a detailed analysis of how we see your team and what you can do to improve. And it's 100% FREE.

C. Who Is the Top Rookie QB for 2019?
The Footballguys staff gives their opinions on which rookie quarterback has the most value for the 2019 season

D. Who Will Be the Top Rookie QB in 2021?
Which quarterback from the 2019 rookie class has the most dynasty value? The Footballguys staff has some thoughts.

E. Which Rookie QB Is in a Tough Situation?
The Footballguys staff pick the rookie quarterbacks who will have the toughest time reaching their potential in 2019

F. Which Rookie QB Is in a Great Situation?
Which rookie quarterback could excel in 2019 due to a favorable situation? Our staffers weigh in.


1. NE - N'Keal Harry making impact early on

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry has lined up in multiple spots so far during organized team activities (OTAs), and head coach Bill Belichick has referred to the rookie as 'smart.'

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Harry can do a lot with the rock. He's a run-after-the-catch specialist and the Patriots should be able to get him the ball in multiple ways. He's super confident and incredibly competitive, so we're excited to see what the rookie can do in 2019. Fantasy GMs are taking him off the board at WR34 (8.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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2. WAS - Dwayne Haskins auditioning

Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins said he is taking 'baby steps' during OTAs, and head coach Jay Gruden said he is using the spring practices to decide if Haskins is a 'serious competitor' for the starting job heading into training camp.

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Haskins is the future in Washington. The team has to determine when to start the future. Case Keenum is a seasoned veteran but average (at best) starter. We could see him begin the season as the starter with the idea that Haskins can take over at some point during his rookie year.

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3. NE - Three QBs filling in during workouts

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots QBs Danny Etling, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham are splitting up the workload in voluntary organized team activities with QB Tom Brady not participating for the second year in a row.

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When the work becomes mandatory, Brady will be in attendance. We'll see how the depth chart behind Brady shapes up during training camp and the preseason. Hoyer is the seasoned veteran who could be the primary backup for Brady with the Patriots still in a Super Bowl window. Stidham is the interesting rookie we like in dynasty formats. We'll see if the fourth-round pick out of Auburn can develop and learn behind one of the greatest.

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4. DEN - CB Chris Harris Jr. moves closer to deal

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

The representatives for Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. and general manager John Elway continued to talk over the Memorial Day holiday weekend about a contract adjustment for Harris in 2019. The two sides have been moving closer to an agreement, a source said Sunday, May 26.

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It's been a couple of weeks that these two parties have been working on a deal. Harris is likely to get a pay raise this year, a much-deserved one, but that's it. The Broncos will let him hit the open market in 2020. If he has a great year in 2019, then Harris will break the bank. If his play declines during his age-30 season, then he might take a discounted deal...perhaps to stay with the Broncos.

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5. MIN - QB Sean Mannion eyes backup job

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Andrew Krammer

Minnesota Vikings QB Sean Mannion has been taking reps as the No. 2 quarterback ahead of QB Kyle Sloter and QB Jake Browning during OTAs.

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The Vikings picked up Mannion in free agency this offseason. He's taller, athletic and more experienced than the other backup quarterbacks.

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6. HOU - WR Keith Mumphery planning comeback

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Free-agent WR Keith Mumphery (Texans) is attempting to return to the NFL. 'It's go-time now,' Mumphery said. 'It's time to get back to the dream. I've been waiting on this opportunity and I'm excited.'

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Mumphery has been out of the league since 2017. The Texans let him go at the time in the wake of sexual assault allegations. No charges were ever filed and now Mumphery is working to make a comeback. He made 27 appearances for the Texans in 2015 and 2016 but only had 24 catches over that time.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J