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Footballguys #49 - 6/7 - Tyreek Hill Update, New Top 300 Players and Draft Lists and MORE

Volume 21, #49 -- Friday Night, June 7th, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Welcome to Saturday. We've got brand new Top 300 Player LIsts as well as Draft Lists for you. Plus the News and Notes you need so let's go.

J

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A. Top 300 Players
Let's cut right to the chase. Our David Dodds with his Top 300 Players.

B. Top 300 Players - PPR
Let's cut right to the chase. Our David Dodds with his Top 300 Players. This one is for PPR scoring.

C. Draft List
Our David Dodds takes his Top 300 Players and factors it against Average Draft Position to get a list more like we'd actually draft from.

D. Draft List - PPR
Our David Dodds takes his Top 300 Players and factors it against Average Draft Position to get a list more like we'd actually draft from. This one is for PPR scoring.


1. NYJ - RB Bilal Powell back with NYJ

Source: NewYorkJets.com

Free-agent RB Bilal Powell (Jets) agreed to terms with the New York Jets Friday, June 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Powell should be the #2 back, and it's not great news for Le'Veon Bell, but probably not bad news either. We still have a track record of unpredictable backfield usage from Jets coach Adam Gase, so this development adds another element that could frustrate us during the season if he is anything more than a few touch a game player.

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2. KC - WR Tyreek Hill not under investigation

Source: 1 No Source

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is currently not under investigation for child abuse it was revealed Friday, June 7. 'It is not an active investigation,' Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said in an email Friday to the Kansas City Star. 'As in any case, if we receive additional evidence, we reevaluate.'

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He is still under investigation by the Kansas Department for Children and Families. The Chiefs and the NFL will likely wait to act until the investigation has completed. He is not on the commissioner's exempt list, but Hill has been suspended from all team activities indefinitely.

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3. PHI - QB Carson Wentz signs extension

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com - Dave Spadaro

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz signed a four-year contract extension with the Eagles Thursday, June 6, that will run through the 2024 season. It's a four-year, $128 million extension.

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With everything added up, Wentz now has a six-year, $154 million contract with over $107 million in guarantees. The Eagles clearly aren't concerned about the injury woes that have hampered Wentz over the last two seasons. He's healthy now, and the Eagles hope with this investment that he looks like a perennial Pro Bowl quarterback and leader of the franchise.

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4. LAR - Darrell Henderson inks rookie deal

Source: TheRams.com

Los Angeles Rams third-round RB Darrell Henderson (Memphis) signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, June 7. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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Henderson is one of the hottest names in fantasy right now and for good reason. There is nothing positive around Todd Gurley's knee and Henderson should get a large opportunity with Gurley's workload cut back this year. He could turn a lot of the big runs CJ Anderson had last year down the stretch into touchdowns and be an instant hit even with a fully functional Gurley.

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5. KC - WR Tyreek Hill likely to show up for minicamp

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is expected to practice with the team during minicamp next week as there appear to be 'no signs' his status will change between now and then, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

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The Chiefs may not take any action on their own despite the optics on Hill looking very bad at this point. This situation could change at any moment, but for now it appears Kansas City is planning on keeping Hill.

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6. PHI - More QB Carson Wentz deal

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz's four-year, $128 million extension includes $128 million guaranteed at signing and $107.9 million total guaranteed.

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This is a full commitment to Wentz at market value despite his numerous injuries at this early juncture in his career. The Eagles will avoid any franchise tag drama and otherwise have done right by Wentz, but if he misses significant time again this year, it might end up being an unwise investment. This deal sets the floor for what Dak Prescott can ask for from Dallas.

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7. IND - Lofty goal for RB Nyheim Hines

Source: 1070 The Fan - Kevin Bowen

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines said he wants to reach '1,000 all-purpose yards' in 2019.

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That's not a terribly outlandish goal for the young back. Hines is in a cramped Colts backfield, but his skill set as a runner and receiver is not duplicated by any other back on the depth chart. He had over 700 all-purpose yards last year, so an increase of 300 yards over the course of the season isn't that much. He's currently going off the board at RB48 (11.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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8. ATL - TE Austin Hooper not at practice

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Will McFadden

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, June 6.

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Falcons coach Dan Quinn would not elaborate on why Hooper was out of action. He did indicate that would be revealed next week. Stay tuned.

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9. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley resting foot

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Will McFadden

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (foot) sat out practice Thursday, June 6, with a sore foot.

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A sore foot could be nothing and it could be something more. We'll just have to wait and see if Ridley can get back out there for minicamp. They do have mandatory minicamp coming up June 11th through 13th.

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10. BAL - Gus Edwards says role not changing

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards said his role in the offense has not changed even though the team added RBs Mark Ingram and Justice Hill this offseason. He said he has been working with the first-team offense during practices.

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That's good and all, but Edwards role has to change once the games count. He's unlikely to beat out Mark Ingram for the top spot in the Ravens backfield. Edwards has fantasy value as a volume runner but without a lot of carries (and in a cramped backfield) there's just not much there for him in 2019 unless someone ahead of him on the depth chart gets hurt.

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11. SEA - Cody Barton signs contract

Source: The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Seattle Seahawks third-round draft choice LB Cody Barton signed a four-year contract with the Seahawks Friday, June 7. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Barton could be the replacement for Bobby Wagner if Wagner is not signed to a new contract next year. He and Ben Burr-Kirven were drafted this year to provide depth now and maybe start in the future.

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12. CHI - Chicago unlikely to pursue PK Matt Bryant

Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Free-agent PK Matt Bryant (Falcons) likely will not be an option for the Chicago Bears since he has not handled kickoff duties since 2008 and has not kicked for a cold-weather outdoor team since 2003, in the opinion of The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

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The Bears should wait until final cuts and add one of the kickers that loses a kicker battle, but performs well this summer. Bryant is proven, but it sounds like he would be a bad fit on the Bears.

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13. CHI - David Montgomery may have decent role

Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery should have the chance to earn a solid role in the offense during his rookie season, in the opinion of The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

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Montgomery will be part of a three-man committee at running back. If he can decisively outplay Tarik Cohen or Mike Davis, he might earn a larger role, but for now his ADP might be a little aggressive, assuming the Bears stick with this plan all year.

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14. WAS - WR Trey Quinn injured

Source: NBC Sports Washington - JP Finlay

Washington Redskins WR Trey Quinn (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, June 6, because of a hamstring injury, but head coach Jay Gruden said Quinn should be fine.

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Quinn is in line to be a top target as the starting slot receiver for Washington this year. Hopefully this will be a short-term issue. If it lingers into camp and the preseason, he won't be nearly as good of a PPR late-round flyer.

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15. IND - WR Deon Cain a few months away from full health

Source: CBS 4 Indianapolis - Mike Chappell

Indianapolis Colts WR Deon Cain (knee) has yet to be cleared to practice but may be ready for the start of training camp, although general manager Chris Ballard told reporters Friday, June 7, that 'it might be early November' before Cain fully regains his playmaking form.

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Cain was building a lot of momentum before his injury last year and should make the team as the fourth or fifth receiver this year, although Devin Funchess could temporarily be an obstacle to playing time for him. He's still a strong dynasty hold.

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16. JAX - Jacksonville scoops up Andrew Lauderdale

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Free-agent OT Andrew Lauderdale (Cardinals) was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, June 7.

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Lauderdale was released by Arizona to make room for Desmond Harrison after the Browns released Harrison. He has spent time on a few practice squads and played in the AAF earlier this year.

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17. WAS - Donald Parham lands in Washington

Source: Redskins.com

Free-agent TE Donald Parham signed an undisclosed contract with the Washington Redskins on Friday, June 7. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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Parham is a tall, athletic pass-catching tight end who could land on the practice squad. The clock is ticking on Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis's viability, and Jeremy Sprinkle might be more blocker than receiver.

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18. NYG - Daniel Jones already making push to start?

Source: BleacherReport.com - Mike Tanier

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones reportedly outplayed Eli Manning during the team's recent minicamp, and it wasn't really close, in the opinion of Bleacher Report's Mike Tanier, who stated Jones was 'sharper, more accurate and more willing and able to challenge the defense with difficult downfield throws.'

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The Giants are irrationally committed to Manning, but once Jones superior play, even at this early point in his career, becomes apparent, they might have to make the rational move. Jones starting won't be great for the Giants fantasy prospects, but it will still likely be better than Manning taking the field.

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19. SEA - RB Rashaad Penny slim and trim

Source: NFL Network - Omar Ruiz

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has reportedly dropped 15 pounds and is being meant toward by Hall of Famer and fellow San Diego State alum Marshall Faulk.

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Chris Carson has been out with a knee issue, so Penny will get a lot of chances before training camp to impress the staff and push for more snaps and touches this season. His ADP is modest for a first-round pick on a team that loves to run the ball.

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20. LAR - Trio of draft picks sign with Rams

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Josh Alper

Los Angeles Rams S Taylor Rapp, S Nick Scott and LB Dakota Allen, all draft picks selected in April, signed their rookie contracts with the team Friday, June 7.

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Rapp is almost certainly going to be the Eric Weddle replacement, and as soon as next year. He's the marquee name of this group in a "looking to the future" draft class for the Rams.

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21. WAS - Desmond Harrison also claimed by Washington

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Arizona Cardinals OT Desmond Harrison was also claimed on waivers by the Washington Redskins on Thursday, June 6, when he was placed on waivers by the Cleveland Browns. The Cardinals and Redskins were the only two teams to put in claims.

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This is a sign that Washington might be worried about their situation with Trent Williams. If they can't make him happy and get him on the field, the Washington offense will be in a very precarious state.

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22. SF - More on Joe Staley's deal

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley's deal is worth $36.76 million over three years with $28 million in new money. If he plays 16 games, he'll make $13.5 million in 2019. In 2020, he has a $10.55 million base salary with $4.5 million guaranteed and $700,000 in potential bonuses. In 2021, he'll have an $11.3 million salary with $700,000 in bonuses.

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Staley is still playing at a high level at 34, and this should insure that he'll end his career as a 49er after they took him in the first round in 2007.

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23. JAX - Joshua Allen to miss minicamp

Source: NFL.com - Herbie Teope

Jacksonville Jaguars DE Joshua Allen (knee) is expected to miss the three-day minicamp, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

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Allen has a knee bruise and the team is being careful with him. The 2019 first-round pick should be a force to be reckoned with once healthy and getting after the passer.

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24. OAK - TE Luke Willson showing off hands

Source: The Athletic - Vic Tafur

Oakland Raiders TE Luke Willson has impressed with his receiving skills during spring practices, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

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Willson is a good receiver, we just haven't seen as much as we could have during his pro career. He's been in the league since 2013 and his career high in catches is only 22 back in 2014. The Raiders let Jared Cook move on in free agency, so they are looking for a new starting tight end. Willson will be in the mix.

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25. OAK - Paul Butler working with starters

Source: The Athletic - Ted Nguyen

Oakland Raiders TE Paul Butler has been working with the first-team offense during spring practices.

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Butler was undrafted in 2018 out of California University of Pennsylvania. He participated in the Raiders 2018 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis and eventually earned a spot on their practice squad. Butler was signed to the active roster at the end of the 2018 season, but he did not play a down as a rookie. The Raiders let Jared Cook go in free agency, and they are trying to find their next starting tight end. Butler must be doing something to impress since he's working with the first team...we'll monitor his progress in training camp and the preseason.

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26. SEA - Gary Jennings back on the field

Source: Sports Radio KJR - Curtis Crabtree

Seattle Seahawks WR Gary Jennings (hamstring) participated in practice on a limited basis Thursday, June 6.

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Jennings is a big and swift possession receiver the Seahawks picked up in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft. We'll see how he mixes into the revamped WR corps in Seattle. Jennings could be the No. 3 receiver behind Tyler Lockett and fellow rookie D.K. Metcalf.

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27. BAL - Marquise Brown out until camp

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown (foot) will not participate in practice until training camp.

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That was the plan with the rookie and there's nothing to change that. Brown, the team's 2019 first-round pick, had Lisfranc surgery back in February and was always likely to be ready only when training camp begins. He's on schedule to do that, and there are no known setbacks.

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28. JAX - Ryquell Armstead injury update

Source: The Florida Times-Union - Phillip Heilman

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead (hamstring) suffered a slight hamstring injury during practice Tuesday, June 5, but likely will be sidelined until training camp, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

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A fifth-round pick out of Temple in the 2019 NFL draft, Armstead is a chain-moving running back who strikes a defense with great determination and heart. Armstead is not much of a receiving threat and makes his keep by grinding out tough yards between the tackles with instinct and power. He's competing for a spot on the depth chart behind Leonard Fournette and may win the primary backup job if he looks better than veteran Alfred Blue. It's an important spot for Fantasy GMs to monitor as Fournette gets banged up quite a bit. We'll see if Armstead can get healthy and impress in training camp.

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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