Footballguys #68 - 6/26 - David Johnson On His Way To 2,000 Yards In 2019?, Eyes Of The IDP Guru and MORE

Volume 21, #68 -- Wednesday Night, June 26th, 2019

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A. David Johnson's Path to 2000 Yards
Our Ryan Hester dives into how a new offensive scheme and complete skill set will combine to make David Johnson an elite RB1 in 2019.

B. Eyes of the Guru IDP Info, Part 2: NFC South
Our John Norton with an overview of defenses in the NFC South with an emphasis on individual defensive players and their fantasy value.

1. BUF - QB Josh Allen improved says LeSean McCoy

Source: The Buffalo News - Vic Carucci

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen has improved, according to RB LeSean McCoy. 'He looks better,' McCoy said. 'I think he looks more confident. I think last year he just played off of talent. Sometimes, when quarterbacks are really talented, you overlook how smart they really are. Josh is smart.'

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Allen should be a better quarterback than last year, although that could lead to less running and maybe ding his weekly fantasy ceiling if the improved passing doesn't make up for it. Defenses will adjust to Allen, but he will have better receivers, and hopefully in time a better line. Allen gets the Jets and Giants to open the season, so he's a reasonable streamer to target later in your draft.

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2. DAL - WR Amari Cooper has lofty goal for 2019

Source: - Mike Florio

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper said he is looking to post 2,000 yards this upcoming season.

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That's a bit outlandish, but he could improve greatly after spending a whole offseason building chemistry with Dak Prescott. He's worth a look in the third round of drafts.

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3. BAL - ILB Vincent Rey works out

Source: - Jamison Hensley

Free-agent LB Vincent Rey (Bengals) worked out for the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, June 25.

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The Ravens need 2018 fourth-rounder Kenny Young to seize the job opened up by CJ Mosley signing with the Jets. 2018 UDFA Chris Board will be third on the depth chart and both are names to remember in deep IDP leagues. If the youngsters are overwhelmed with their new larger roles, the Ravens might have to turn to the street to get a veteran like Rey to stop the bleeding.

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4. NYG - DeAndre Baker impressing

Source: New York Daily News - Pat Leonard

New York Giants first-round pick CB DeAndre Baker's approach this spring has the team excited about what the team's cornerbacks will provide come training camp. Baker fared well in organized team activities and minicamp without being able to press at the line of scrimmage, which is one of his strengths.

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The Giants need a young corner to step up whether it's Baker, 2018 supplemental third rounder Sam Beal, or this year's fourth rounder Julian Love. With Janoris Jenkins on the other side, the eventual starter will be an oft-targeted player. Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper will get to test them in the season opener.

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5. DET - WR Marvin Jones unlikely to be moved

Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) is likely to remain with the club through the start of the season, in the opinion of the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett, who writes he 'can't imagine' the Lions trading him at this point. Birkett does add, however, that if the team is struggling come October they could revisit dealing Jones.

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Jones complained on social media about head coach Matt Patricia's policy of injured players not being allowed on the sideline, so he might not be on the best terms with the head coach. The possibility of a mid-season trade isn't insignificant after Golden Tate got traded last year, and it probably wouldn't improve his value. In the more immediate term, we want to see him have a good camp after missing the offseason program recovering from the knee injury that ended his 2018.

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