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Footballguys #50 - 6/8 - Early Bird Discount Almost Gone - News And Notes You Need To Know

Volume 21, #50 -- Saturday Night, June 8th, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Welcome to Saturday. We've got some killer articles from the Footballguys Staff as they break down TEs plus the News and Notes you need. And make sure you don't sleep on the Early Bird Discount. It's almost over.

Let's go.

J

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B. Who Is the Top Rookie TE for 2019?
The Footballguys staff gives their opinions on which rookie tight end has the most value this season.

C. Who Will Be the Top Rookie TE in 2021?
The Footballguys staff gives their opinions on which rookie tight end has the most dynasty value.


1. HOU - WR DeAndre Hopkins should be ready for camp

Source: Houston Chronicle - John McClain

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) has been recovering from an ankle injury this offseason but should be ready for the start of training camp.

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Hopkins fought through injuries last season but is expected to be 100 percent healthy for Week 1. He's a no-brainer WR1 and an option to be a top-5 pick in fantasy drafts of any format. His current ADP is WR2 (1.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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2. DAL - QB Dak Prescott not close in extension talks

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has been talking to the Cowboys about a contract extension, but the two sides are not close at this point.

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Prescott is not worried about the negotiations and knows something will get done. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, reports have indicated the Cowboys have no problem paying him around $30 million annually. They may not be close at this point, but things have a way of getting done quickly when both sides feel there is a deadline. That might be the start of training camp or the start of the regular season in Prescott's case.

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3. KC - TE Travis Kelce to sit out mini-camp

Source: The Kansas City Star - Blair Kerkhoff

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) is unlikely to participate in the team's mandatory mini-camp next week, according to head coach Andy Reid, who indicated Kelce should be back for training camp.

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Kelce is recovering from ankle surgery that he had back in March. It was called a 'clean up' procedure and he was always likely to miss all offseason work. The plan was for him to be back by training camp.

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4. CAR - QB Cam Newton to do plenty of throwing

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will throw in all quarterback drills during the team's upcoming mandatory minicamp.

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It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Newton had begun throwing a regulation size football. This is another great sign for Newton's recovery. They'll put him through a bunch of work in minicamp and get him ready for training camp. Newton has stated that he's not going to change his playing style, and with a ton of weapons around him, he could post QB1 numbers once again in 2019. He finished as the No. 14 fantasy QB in 2018 and is currently going off the board around QB12.

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5. PIT - Big role for WR Donte Moncrief?

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Josh Alper

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief said he has 'the potential to make a big impact' in the passing game and believes the receiving group can be 'electric' in 2019.

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The Steelers (and Fantasy GMs) are looking for their Antonio Brown replacement in 2019. JuJu Smith-Schuster will do his thing as the No. 1 receiver, but behind him there is a hole from Brown being traded away to the Raiders. We'll see if James Washington or Moncrief or rookie Deiontae Johnson emerges as a viable option behind Smith-Schuster in the WR corps.

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6. MIA - WR Albert Wilson missed entire offseason

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson (hip) did not participate in any offseason workouts or minicamps because he is still recovering from a hip injury.

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Wilson made it through seven games last year for the Dolphins. This hip injury was not supposed to keep him out of offseason work. Now, it has, and there seems to be some problem in his recovery. We'll have to see if the veteran will be ready for training camp later this summer.

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7. CIN - WR Alex Erickson making plays

Source: Bengals.com - Michael LaPlaca

Cincinnati Bengals WR Alex Erickson has been a 'reliable presence' in the passing game during spring practices, according to Michael LaPlaca of Bengals.com.

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Erickson is the No. 4 receiver for the Bengals and has been working for a larger role over the last few years. In 2018, Erickson had 20 catches for 167 yards and worked as a kick returner and punt returner. He should be in line for a similar type of role in 2019.

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8. CIN - Hunter Sharp earns praise

Source: Bengals.com - Michael LaPlaca

Cincinnati Bengals WR Hunter Sharp was mentioned by head coach Zac Taylor as one of the players who has stood out during spring practices.

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Undrafted out of Utah State in 2016, Sharp has bounced around the league a bit. He's been with the Bengals since 2018 but is buried on the team's depth chart. Sharp will have to have a great training camp and preseason to make the 53-man roster.

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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