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Footballguys #61 - 6/19 - Updated ADP, Top 300, Draft Lists and MORE

Volume 21, #61 -- Wednesday Night, June 19th, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Good Thursday to you. We've got updated Average Draft Position, Updated Top 300 and Updated Draft Lists. Plus the News and Notes you need.

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J

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A. Average Draft Position Updated
It's one thing to know where you want to draft a player. To get maximum value in the draft, you need to know where the other owners in your league would draft that player. Our Average Draft Position Data is your ticket.

B. Average Draft Position Updated - PPR
It's one thing to know where you want to draft a player. To get maximum value in the draft, you need to know where the other owners in your league would draft that player. Our Average Draft Position Data is your ticket. This one is for PPR scoring.

C. Top 300 Updated
Our David Dodds with his Top 300 players.

D. Top 300 For PPR Updated
Our David Dodds with his Top 300 players. This one is for PPR scoring.

E. Draft List Updated
Our David Dodds takes his Top 300 Players and then factors the list against Average Draft Position to get our Draft List. It's a better representation of how we'd actually draft.

F. Draft List For PPR Updated
Our David Dodds takes his Top 300 Players and then factors the list against Average Draft Position to get our Draft List. It's a better representation of how we'd actually draft. This one is for PPR scoring.

G. Eyes of the Guru IDP Info, Part 1: AFC South
Our John Norton with an overview of defenses in the AFC South with an emphasis on individual defensive players and their fantasy value.

H. Auction Primer: Section VII
Our Jeff Pasquino continues his Auction Series. In this one, he explores Nomination Strategies.

I. Auction Primer: Section VIII
Our Jeff Pasquino continues his Auction Series. In this one, he looks at Auction Day.


1. NO - WR Michael Thomas talks far apart

Source: The Times-Picayune - Jeff Duncan

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas and the team remain far apart in contract talks, and nothing is imminent. However, both sides are motivated to get a deal done.

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Deals get done at deadlines, but Thomas has one more year left on his rookie deal. A second-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Thomas has a cap hit of $1.6 million in 2019. Whatever agreement the two sides come to will likely make Thomas one of the highest paid receivers in the league. He is in for a huge pay increase in the near future. In fact, we think the Saints get something done before the start of the regular season.

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2. NE - WR Josh Gordon working with Tom Brady

Source: Boston Herald - Kevin Duffy

New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon, who is on the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list, posted a video of him working out with Patriots QB Tom Brady Wednesday, June 19.

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Gordon signed his restricted free agent tender back in April even though he's indefinitely suspended by the NFL. Earlier reports indicated there was a chance that Gordon could be reinstated for training camp. Gordon working out with Brady shows that he's preparing for that possibility. If/when Gordon is reinstated, that could potentially be bad news for guys like veteran Demaryius Thomas or rookie N'Keal Harry in terms of the pecking order at wide receiver.

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3. SEA - RB C.J. Prosise to be the odd-man out?

Source: The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise could be cut in order to keep RBs J.D. McKissic and Travis Homer, in the opinion of the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta, who believes the team may not be able to sneak Homer onto the practice squad and that McKissic's dependability gives him an edge over Prosise.

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Prosise has failed to produce at the pro level, mostly due to an injury bug that he can't shake. We'd actually be shocked if he stays healthy and makes the 53-man roster. Talent isn't the issue, but Prosise could use a fresh start in his pro career.

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4. HOU - WR DeAndre Hopkins living large inside

Source: Pro Football Focus

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins averaged 3.11 yards per route run from the slot in 2018, the third-highest average among qualified receivers per Pro Football Focus.

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It's not news to say that Hopkins is really good. Everybody knows that, and the advanced data (of course) backs that up. Hopkins ran 118 routes from the slot in 2018, he was targeted on 35 of those routes and came up with 32 catches for 411 yards and four touchdowns.

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5. GB - TE Michael Roberts waived

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Green Bay Packers TE Michael Roberts (undisclosed) was waived Wednesday, June 19, with a failed physical designation, according to a source.

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Well that didn't last long. The Lions traded away Roberts to the Patriots a week ago, but he was released due to a failed physical designation. The Packers picked him up shortly after that trade was voided, and now Roberts is back on the open market due to another failed physical. Roberts suffered a shoulder injury last December and clearly teams have an issue with his recovery and current health status.

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6. NFL - DT Domata Peko interested in LA teams

Source: NFL.com - Grant Gordon

Free-agent DT Domata Peko (Broncos) said he would be interested in signing with the Los Angeles Rams or Los Angeles Chargers.

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Peko said in an interview with TMZ Sports that he would like to play next to Aaron Donald with the Rams. The veteran defensive tackle has gotten little interest on the open market. Peko was a 16-game starter for the Broncos last year and had 31 tackles on the season.

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7. DET - Detroit interested in DT Domata Peko

Source: NFL.com - Grant Gordon

Free-agent DT Domata Peko (Broncos) said the Detroit Lions are showing the most interest in him at this point. Peko met with the Lions last week.

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It sounds like they may be the only team interested. The veteran run-stuffer has a heart of gold and a big personality, but there are questions about how much he has left in the tank. Peko started 16 games for the Broncos last year and should latch on with a team in the near future.

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8. WAS - Ereck Flowers could start at guard

Source: The Washington Post - Les Carpenter

Washington Redskins OT Ereck Flowers will be tried out as the starter at left guard.

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Flowers was a disappointment for the Giants at both left and right tackle. He was released last year, cleared waivers, then was picked up by the Jaguars where he continued to struggle. Flowers has not been a productive tackle in the NFL, but the former No. 9 overall pick (2015) might be better suited to play inside. Washington's left tackle Trent Williams has demanded a trade, but some think he'll show up. Morgan Moses is entrenched on the right side, so Flowers is now going to try his hand at left guard and give Washington a swing tackle option if need be.

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9. SEA - TE Will Dissly the only lock at TE

Source: The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly (knee) is the only lock to make the 53-man roster among its tight ends, in the opinion of the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta, who gives the edge to TEs Nick Vannett and Jacob Hollister for the other two spots.

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It's funny that Dissly would be considered a lock for the 53-man roster when he hasn't even recovered from the torn patella tendon he suffered in Week 4 last season. Dissly won't be ready for the start of training camp, but reports indicate that he should be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. When healthy, Dissly will be competing for a reserve or (at most) rotational role.

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10. NO - WR Michael Thomas dominant in the slot

Source: Pro Football Focus

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas averaged 3.68 yards per route run from the slot in 2018, easily the highest average among qualified receivers per Pro Football Focus.

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The headline should be just 'Michael Thomas dominant.' It doesn't matter if it's from the slot or the outside, Thomas is one of the best in the game today. Thomas ran 158 routes from the slot in 2018 and was targeted 54 times which led to 46 catches for 577 yards and three touchdowns.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. It's an honor for us.

We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J