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Footballguys #41 - 5/30 - Updated Top 300 Lists, Draft Lists, ADP, And News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 21, #41 -- Thursday Night, May 30th, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Good Thursday to you. We've got freshly-updated Top 300 Players lists, Draft Lists, and ADP lists. Plus all the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

J

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B. Top 300 Players
Our David Dodds is back with his always popular Top 300. It's just what it says - the Top 300 players as he sees them today.

C. Top 300 Players - PPR
Our David Dodds is back with his always popular Top 300. It's just what it says - the Top 300 players as he sees them today. This one is for PPR scoring.

D. Draft List
We love the Top 300 but the Draft List is even better. Our David Dodds takes his Top 300 and factors it against Average Draft Position (ADP). The result is the Draft List that's a better representation of how we'd actually draft.

E. Draft List - PPR
We love the Top 300 but the Draft List is even better. Our David Dodds takes his Top 300 and factors it against Average Draft Position (ADP). The result is the Draft List that's a better representation of how we'd actually draft. This one is for PPR Scoring.

F. Average Draft Position
It's not enough to know just where you'd draft a player. You need to know where the other GMs in your league are likely to draft a player. With our Average Draft Position (ADP), you'll know.

G. Average Draft Position - PPR
It's not enough to know just where you'd draft a player. You need to know where the other GMs in your league are likely to draft a player. With our Average Draft Position (ADP), you'll know. This one is for PPR Scoring.

H. The Gut Check No.469: 15 Rebound Candidates
Our Matt Waldman profiles 15 players that he believes are strong candidates for a 2019 rebound.

I. The All-Clean Slate Team
Our Sigmund Bloom evaluates players who will have a fresh start in 2019 and whether they are attractive rebound targets in fantasy drafts.


1. LAR - RB Todd Gurley slimming down

Source: NFL.com - Steve Wyche

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) reportedly plans on playing about six pounds lighter this season, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.

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The reduced weight could be better for his knee in 2019. Gurley wore down late last season and wasn't himself when he returned for the Rams in the postseason. The weight is one thing, but the Rams should also use a little bit more of guys like Malcolm Brown or rookie Darrell Henderson just to give Gurley a breather.

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2. HOU - Jordan Thomas impressing

Source: HoustonTexans.com - Deepi Sidhu

Houston Texans TE Jordan M. Thomas has made eye-popping and leaping catches during organized team activities. Thomas, who switched to tight end from wide receiver as a rookie last year, has had a strong offseason.

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Thomas was a converted wide receiver from Mississippi State as a rookie in 2018, and he is still learning the position. He's a huge prospect, measuring in at 6'6" 280 pounds and knows how to use his size as an advantage. A sixth-round pick for the Texans in 2018, Thomas recorded 20 catches for 215 receiving yards and four touchdowns. The upside is there for him to do a lot more. We're monitoring him in dynasty formats and in re-draft leagues, Thomas could be a TE3 with TE2 upside in 2019.

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3. GB - RB Aaron Jones cuts body fat in half

Source: Packers News - Ryan Wood and Jim Owczarski

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones checked into the team's off-season program with a 5.3 percent body fat, down from roughly 11 percent last season, while maintaining his usual weight of 204 to 205 pounds. He made the transformation by removing chips, candy, cookies, soda and Gatorade from his diet.

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Fantasy GMs are excited about Jones this year. In the new Matt LaFluer offense, Jones could do a lot of damage as a runner or receiver. His current ADP is RB19 (3.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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4. KC - RB Damien Williams locked in as starter

Source: 610 Sports KC - Brandon Kiley

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams is 'our starter' and someone the team expects to 'excel in that role,' according to offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

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Williams can do some good things as a runner and a receiver out of the backfield. Fantasy GMs are excited about what he can do in 2019. Williams is currently going off the board at RB13 (2.10) in 12-team PPR leagues. Don't forget about Carlos Hyde, his likely backup this season. If Williams falters or gets banged up, Hyde could step in and take over. At the least, Hyde is a valuable handcuff for Fantasy GMs who play in deeper leagues.

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5. CLE - WR Jarvis Landry likely to miss minicamp

Source: The Chronicle-Telegram - Scott Petrak

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry (undisclosed) is expected to miss minicamp next week because of an undisclosed injury, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens. Kitchens said Landry's absence will be precautionary.

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It's an undisclosed injury so who knows what Landry is dealing with. The team is going to be cautious but we should see Landry when training camp gets here in late July.

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6. BUF - Two TEs splitting first-team snaps

Source: WKBW.com - Joe Buscaglia

Buffalo Bills TEs Lee Smith and Dawson Knox shared snaps with the first-team offense during practice Tuesday, May 28, because TE Tyler Kroft (foot) and TE Jason Croom (hamstring) are dealing with injuries.

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The Bills tight end room is really banged up right now. Smith is a big-bodied blocker but Knox is the intriguing receiving option here. The rookie from Ole Miss can get open and be a threat over the middle of the field. We'll watch him in dynasty formats.

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7. NFL - RB Darren Sproles still undecided about 2019

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Free-agent RB Darren Sproles (Eagles) has yet to decide about his playing future after previously saying a few months ago he intended to make up his mind sometime in May.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter recently told 97.5 The Fanatic he believes Sproles will ideally play somewhere he's played before (Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Chargers).

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8. BAL - Two BAL WRs ailing

Source: The Athletic - Jeff Zrebiec

Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown (foot) and WR Miles Boykin (hamstring) remain out of practice Thursday, May 30.

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Boykin has been out of action with what is being called a minor hamstring injury. The third-round pick from Notre Dame needs to get on the field ASAP because he could end up winning a starting job with the Ravens as a rookie. Brown, the team's first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, is a big play waiting to happen. He had Lisfranc surgery back in February and has been recovering ever since. The word is that Brown will be ready for training camp.

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9. JAX - Josh Allen to play DE

Source: The Associated Press - Mark Long

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Joshua Allen was drafted to play at defensive end, according to defensive coordinator Todd Wash.

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Allen is a prototypical EDGE player who can get around would-be blockers with bend and burst. He's going to be tasked with getting after the quarterback early and often. Allen does have athleticism to be used in coverage but that's not what he does best.

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10. ATL - DE Takkarist McKinley playing some LB

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley has spent time at strongside linebacker in organized team activities.

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McKinley is going to be primarily a defensive end for the Falcons still, but head coach Dan Quinn commented that there might be some packages where the pass-rusher is moved around. He had 7.0 sacks in 2018 and the team could benefit greatly from him increasing that number this season.

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11. JAX - WR Terrelle Pryor officially signs

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor (Bills) signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, May 30. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Pryor had a breakout season with the Browns but that seems like eons ago. It was 2016 and Pyror is now on his fourth team since then. There's a chance he could make the team as a fourth or fifth option for the Jaguars.

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12. JAX - WR Terrelle Pryor coming to JAX

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor (Bills) is expected to sign an undisclosed deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, May 30.

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Pryor had a breakout year for the Browns in 2016 and then pretty much nothing after that. He's bounced around to now four different teams in that time but gets a new start (another one) with the Jaguars. Pryor now is trying to make it with a Jaguars team that has a deep WR corps. He's competing for a roster spot behind guys like Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark and Keelan Cole.

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13. MIA - RB Mark Walton making push for roster spot

Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Miami Dolphins RB Mark Walton has 'a real chance to beat out seventh-round pick Myles Gaskin for the No. 3 job' and 'impressed as a receiver during OTA sessions,' according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

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Walton is a talented and natural runner. We'll monitor him in dynasty formats so long as he stays out of trouble off the field.

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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