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Footballguys #86 - 7/14 - What To Expect From So Many Inexperienced Play-Callers This Year, Plus News And Notes And MORE

Volume 21, #86 -- Sunday Night, July 14th, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Good Monday to you.

It's another big day of Fantasy Football content. Our Jason Wood leads the way with a deep look into what we can expect from so many inexperienced play-callers this year. Plus Commish and Beginner Guide plus Dynasty News. And of course, the regular News and Notes.

Let's go.

J

SITE NEWS

A. An Explosion of Inexperienced Play-Callers
Our Jason Wood takes a look at understanding the risks and opportunities of the current crop of inexperienced play-callers.

B. Dynasty News, Offseason 3
Our Jeff Tefertiller with a look at the recent fantasy news from a dynasty perspective.

C. Beginner's Guide to Fantasy Football, Part 7: Analyzing Your Team
Our Alessandro Miglio continues the Beginner Series. In this one, he moves from the draft room to analyzing your fantasy team.

D. Commissioner Guide, League Size
Our Chad Parsons continues the Commissioner Guide. In this one, he discusses league size.


1. WAS - RB Derrius Guice not worried about hamstring

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (hamstring) indicated that his hamstring injury is not serious.

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It was reported late last week that Guice injured his hamstring while rehabbing and is going to be questionable for the start of training camp. Guice missed all of his rookie season in 2018 due to a knee injury and now this injury could at least limit him when he's ready to return. He has a ton of talent when at full strength, but Guice also has to split time with Adrian Peterson. His current ADP might be too rich for some as Guice is going off the board at RB30 (6.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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2. DEN - CB Isaac Yiadom in line for No. 3 CB job

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos CB Isaac Yiadom (shoulder) is considered the favorite for the No. 3 cornerback job even though he missed most of the offseason workouts because he is recovering shoulder surgery.

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Yiadom was a third-round pick for the Broncos in the 2018 NFL draft with the idea that he could eventually work into a No. 2 role. That won't happen just yet, as Chris Harris Jr. and Bryce Callahan will start on the outside. Yiadom can play on the outside, but he could get some time in the slot. Callahan is best in the slot, but it seems like the Broncos are going to try him outside. Kareem Jackson is going to play mostly safety for the Broncos this year.

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3. TB - Ronald Jones bulked up for 2019

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Charean Williams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones said he added muscle this offseason, going from 208 to 221 pounds. 'I've been training with my guy, eating four or five meals a day, protein shakes right after workouts,' Jones said. 'I'm bigger.'

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Jones has plenty of speed to make big plays but he disappointed during his rookie season in 2018. If he puts his physical tools together and starts to play up to his potential, then Jones could be a quality starter. Jones is going to battle with Peyton Barber for the top spot on the Bucs depth chart. His current ADP is RB37 (8.05) while Barber is coming off the board at RB50 (11.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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4. PHI - WR DeSean Jackson still a threat?

Source: NJ.com - Mike Kaye

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson 'can still go,' according to QB Carson Wentz. 'I think we're going to do something special with him,' Wentz said.

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Jackson can still fly, so he should work well with Carson Wentz as a deep target. Wentz needs to improve his downfield passing, but if he can just throw it out there, Jackson has the speed to get it no matter how far. He's going off the board at WR50 (11.04) in 12-team PPR leagues and could outperform that draft position. We see him as a WR4 with upside for Fantasy GMs in 2019.

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5. PHI - Big role for JJ Arcega-Whiteside?

Source: NJ.com - Mike Kaye

Philadelphia Eagles WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside 'made a major case for playing time during the offseason program,' according to Mike Kaye of NJ.com. 'He bullied defensive backs, at times, with his leaping ability,' Kaye said. 'He is a clear size-strength mismatch in practice.'

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At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside gives Carson Wentz a good red-zone target. The rookie from Stanford reminds some in the scouting community of former Broncos/Jets/Titans WR Eric Decker. He should be a starter for the Eagles one day, but his role as a rookie is a bit of an unknown.

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6. NE - Isaiah Wynn could begin camp on PUP list

Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots OT Isaiah Wynn (Achilles) will likely be the team's starting left tackle if he is healthy, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.

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Wynn was a first-round pick for the Patriots in the 2018 NFL draft but missed all of his rookie season. He has not suffered any setbacks in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon last preseason, although there is still a possibility that he could open training camp on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list.

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7. NE - WR Braxton Berrios an early arrival to camp

Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots WR Braxton Berrios has already arrived at training camp, even though rookies are not scheduled to report until Sunday, July 21, and veterans don't need to arrive until July 24. He could crack the team's 53-man roster based on his impressive showing during spring practices and his ability to return punts, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.

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Berrios has cat-like quickness and is electric on underneath routes. He missed all of his rookie season in 2018 on Injured Reserve but is clearly ready to go this year. We love his stock in dynasty formats as Berrios could be a slot starter of the future for the Patriots.

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8. NYJ - ILB Avery Williamson moving to weak side

Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

New York Jets LB Avery Williamson is expected to move to weakside linebacker, in order to accommodate the team's offseason acquisition of LB C.J. Mosley, who will take over defensive play-calling.

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Williamson has been a good run-stuffer for years but he struggles in coverage. In his first season with the Jets last year, Williamson played 1,115 snaps and racked up 78 tackles, 43 assists, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

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9. WAS - Quintin Dunbar back at full speed

Source: Redskins.com - Andrew Breitfelder

Washington Redskins CB Quinton Dunbar (shin) said he feels '100 percent' healthy and is ready for the start of training camp.

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Good news for the Washington defense here. Dunbar was rated as their top cornerback last year before this shin injury put him on Injured Reserve in early December 2018. He'll line up opposite Josh Norman once again this year.

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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