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  Patriots | New England optimistic in Cam Newton's health    Sat Jul 4, 03:46 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton is in town to complete his physical Saturday, July 4 - a process that will reportedly take a few days to complete - but the team is 'confident in his condition' and 'no issues at all are anticipated on his physical,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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  Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes made big throws in 2019    Thu Jul 2, 03:42 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 15 passes of at least 40 yards during the 2019 season, which ranked second among quarterbacks.

Footballguys view: Mahomes would have led this category if he had played the whole season, and he should be #1 this year. Keep this in mind if your fantasy scoring system rewards long touchdowns with bonus points.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott hit several long passes    Thu Jul 2, 03:25 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 16 passes of at least 40 yards during the 2019 season, which led the league in the category.

Footballguys view: Prescott should hit even more this year with the addition of Ceedee Lamb. Tight end Blake Jarwin is a sleeper to target in the late rounds after being one of the more explosive tight ends in the league despite playing behind new Las Vegas Raider Jason Witten in the target pecking order.

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  Patriots | More on Cam Newton's deal    Thu Jul 2, 10:41 AM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Cam Newton's deal guarantees him $550,000 with a $1.05 million base salary. He can earn $700,000 in per-game roster bonuses and another $5.75 million in incentives. He can earn a maximum of $7.5 million.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have very little financial commitment to Newton, so they are risking almost nothing if his body broken. If he is healthy, he should be the heavy favorite to start with a solid chance to get back into the fantasy QB1 ranks.

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  Packers | Jordan Love signs rookie contract    Wed Jul 1, 03:34 PM

Green Bay Packers first-round draft choice QB Jordan Love signed a four-year contract with the Packers Wednesday, July 1. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Love has a ton of talent but he needs time to develop as a pro. During his college career at Utah State, Love showed great mechanics and was incredibly bold as a passer down the field. He'll sit behind Aaron Rodgers in 2020 but he's pegged as the future franchise quarterback.

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  Patriots | Cam Newton could be tagged for 2021    Wed Jul 1, 01:57 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton could be hit with the franchise tag following the 2020 season, as there's no provision in his one-year contract preventing the Patriots from doing so, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was told.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have a lot of different options with Newton. If they lose him after one season they'll get a third-round compensatory pick for him. If they franchise tag him it would give them at least right of refusal on Newton if some team wants to pluck him from the roster. The tag would also give the team more time to work out a new contract in 2021 if they wanted to.

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  Ravens | Lamar Jackson focused on silencing critics    Wed Jul 1, 12:33 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has his mind set on winning a playoff game in an effort to silence remaining critics following his MVP 2019 campaign. 'I need to win a playoff game before anything because I'm tired of that already,' Jackson said. 'Once I get tired of something, I have to make it happen. So, that's my goal right now; focus on being a better player all around. Not just a (better) player, but teammate as well.'

Footballguys view: The critics are still there for Jackson, mainly because of his lack of postseason success. We'll see the Ravens run through the regular season once again and they should win the AFC North title in 2020. Then, Jackson will have to work his magic in the playoffs to see if he can get the Ravens to the Super Bowl.

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  Patriots | Rival expects Pats to keep three QBs    Wed Jul 1, 12:15 PM

An unnamed AFC East head coach told Dianna Russini of ESPN he expects the New England Patriots to keep three quarterbacks for the 2020 season and 'use Cam Newton perhaps as the wild card.' The coach said he doesn't expect Newton to start Week 1 in the offense and knows 'for a fact the Patriots love Jarrett Stidham.'

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  Patriots | Cam Newton not guaranteed starting job    Tue Jun 30, 04:56 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton was not guaranteed the starting job, according to a source Monday, June 29. The job will go to the best quarterback in training camp and the competition will include Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Newton is the most talented quarterback on the roster, by far, if he's healthy. Stidham had first-round tools at Auburn but a poor senior season caused him to fall to the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft. Hoyer is a journeyman veteran with plenty of starting experience but little upside. The Patriots will likely go with Newton as it should be clear he's the best option in training camp.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray works out with teammates    Mon Jun 29, 05:06 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray worked out with a number of his teammates Monday, June 29. WR DeAndre Hopkins, WR Christian Kirk, RB Kenyan Drake, RB Chase Edmonds and TE Maxx Williams are among the players participating in the workout.

Footballguys view: Just like a grip of other quarterbacks around the league, Murray is taking it upon himself to lead workouts. This virtual offseason is going to have an impact on teams, but these workouts can help further build or establish chemistry between a quarterback and his weapons. Murray is a QB1 for Fantasy GMs in 2020 and it wouldn't surprise us to see him finish as a top-5 fantasy quarterback.

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  Browns | Cleveland checked in on Cam Newton    Mon Jun 29, 04:00 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton received some interest from the Cleveland Browns during free agency, but the two sides did not have any serious talks.

Footballguys view: The Browns checked in on Newton but nothing was serious. It's still an interesting note that they looked into the former NFL MVP because they have no.1 overall pick Baker Mayfield entering his third season in 2020. Sure, Mayfield had a down season in 2019 but he's looking to bounce back this year. The Browns worked diligently to add better protection in front of him on the offensive line. We'll see if that helps in what looks like a make-or-break season for the young quarterback. The Browns will have to decide on his fifth-year option after this season.

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  Patriots | Cam Newton drew rave review    Mon Jun 29, 11:30 AM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton's former offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, told Patriots head coach Bill Belichick that Newton was a great fit. 'My whole deal is, when Cam was healthy, and we were there with him [in 2018], we were 6-2,' Turner said. 'His issue was more health than anything else, and from what I understand, I don't think these are health issues that he can't overcome. He's had the time off now. I think he'll be great.'

Footballguys view: Newton is healthy now after only playing in two games last year. He broke his foot in the preseason (against the Patriots) and struggled through those two regular season games in his final appearances with the Panthers. Now, Newton will lead the way for the Patriots. Belichick did his due diligence and checked in with multiple sources about the veteran quarterback and obviously liked what he heard.

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  NFL | Johnny Manziel likely done    Mon Jun 29, 10:31 AM

Free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns) admitted that his football career is likely in the past. 'In the past, probably, is the way I'd characterize it,' Manziel said, leaning forward and without a moment's hesitation. 'I've finally got to a point where I'm trying to achieve happiness in life, not happiness on the football field.'

Footballguys view: Manziel was a Heisman Trophy winner in college at Texas A&M and then was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. He only lasted two seasons in the NFL before getting bounced out of the league. Manziel then went to the CFL and failed with two teams. His last football was played in the AAF for the Memphis Express in 2019. Manziel will go down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history.

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  Patriots | New England adds Cam Newton    Sun Jun 28, 07:55 PM

Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Patriots) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth up to $7.5 million with New England Patriots on Sunday, June 28, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: The Patriots only had Jarrett Stidham, a second-year pro from Auburn, and Brian Hoyer, the journeyman veteran, to compete for the starting job. Newton is a huge upgrade over either one of those options if he is healthy. He played in only two games last year for the Panthers with a broken foot and obviously didn't look like his old self. Now healthy, Newton is looking for a bounce-back season as the Patriots are looking to move forward without Tom Brady. Newton has QB1 upside for Fantasy GMs with his new team.

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  Falcons | Kurt Benkert may push for backup job    Sun Jun 28, 01:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert may push QB Matt Schaub for the No. 2 quarterback job, but Schaub is the clear favorite for the job.

Footballguys view: Benkert is built a lot like Schaub, but just a much younger version. Both quarterbacks played their college ball at Virginia and are known as prototypical pocket passers. Schaub was a third-round pick way back in the 2004 NFL draft, while Benkert was picked up as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and has been developing on the Falcons roster ever since.

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  Bills | Josh Allen has bulked up    Sat Jun 27, 09:50 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen added muscle to his upper body this offseason, according to his personal quarterback coach, Jordan Palmer. 'He's in crazy shape and spinning it great,' Palmer said.

Footballguys view: Bulky quarterbacks usually aren't great passers, so Allen needs to be careful here. It's good to add strength as he's a running quarterback and will take a lot of extra punishment because of it. However, he doesn't want to get too bulky and have that interrupt his development as a passer. Allen has say-it-don't-spray-it accuracy and needs to have better pass placement all over the field. He's got a rocket arm but his deep accuracy left a lot to be desired in 2019...same goes for his short-to-intermediate accuracy. We'll see if Allen can look better as a passer, bulked up and all, in 2020.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford working out with teammates    Sat Jun 27, 03:35 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford recently worked out with FB Nick Bawden, WR Jamal Agnew and TE Jesse James.

Footballguys view: Stafford was in for a monster season in 2019 before his injury that cost him eight games. If healthy, Stafford should be able to pick up where he left off. That means Stafford could be a value pick at his current ADP of QB13 (10.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Titans | Logan Woodside may have edge in competition    Sat Jun 27, 02:55 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Logan Woodside may have an edge over QB Cole McDonald for the No. 2 quarterback job because he is more familiar with the offensive scheme, in the opinion of TennesseeTitans.com's Jim Wyatt.

Footballguys view: Woodside has experience while McDonald is the rookie in the mix. McDonald was a gunslinger during his college career at Hawaii, constantly attacking all levels of the field with his arm. Woodside was a seventh-round pick of the Bengals in the 2018 NFL draft. During his college career at Toledo he threw a whopping 73 touchdowns over his final two seasons with the Rockets. We'll see this battle unfold in training camp and the preseason.

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  NFL | Associates of Colin Kaepernick contacted by NFL teams    Sat Jun 27, 08:41 AM

Friends and associates of free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) have been contacted by several NFL teams, as clubs continue to do research on him, according to multiple sources familiar with those conversations.

Footballguys view: Okay...that's associates of Kaepernick but that is not the veteran himself. Teams are warming up to the idea of adding him to the roster but no official contact has been made. We'll be more interested in his return when teams are actually bringing him in for workouts. That may happen around the time training camp starts.

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  NFL | Colin Kaepernick has not been contacted    Fri Jun 26, 03:19 PM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) has not been contacted by any team over the last several weeks.

Footballguys view: There has been a ton of speculation about teams having interest but nothing official just yet. Tones have changes around the league about Kaepernick but until we start seeing him get workouts for teams, it's difficult to get too excited about his return to the NFL. We'll see if that changes as training camp draws near.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield struggled on deep passes    Fri Jun 26, 02:21 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield threw seven interceptions on throws that traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Mayfield was usually under great duress if a play took too long to develop. The team put better protection in front of him this year and that should calm things down when the QB has to go deep. Will see if that helps him improve the numbers in this area in 2020.

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  Colts | Philip Rivers threw INTs on deep passes    Fri Jun 26, 02:15 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers threw nine interceptions on throws that traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 season when he was a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: Rivers threw interceptions all over the field. Is he done, or was 2019 just a bad year? Rivers is getting close to the end of his career, but he was interesting enough to the Colts for them to add him and make him their starter. We'll see if he can bounce back and cut down on the picks in 2020.

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  Panthers | Arm strength no issue for Teddy Bridgewater?    Thu Jun 25, 09:48 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater is 'exactly what we want' and has 'a great arm,' according to head coach Matt Rhule.'I think this offense, in general, when you look at in New Orleans, that iteration of it, where (new offensive coordinator Joe Brady) first learned it, is not necessarily a vertical, down-the-field passing game as much as it is a catch-and-run, underneath, matchup-type passing game. You obviously have to be able to throw the ball downfield. Teddy's got a great arm. I can remember he threw what I would call a launch route 48 yards down the right sideline to the 12-yard line against somebody. So he certainly has the arm strength to do it,' Rhule told Joe Person of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Bridgewater has never had a rocket arm, and that's not going to change now. However, he's always been smart and accurate as a passer. Those are traits that should be highlighted in Rhule's offense. He's a QB2 with upside for Fantasy GMs this year and has a current ADP of QB24 (14.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford leading workouts    Thu Jun 25, 06:18 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) was seen working out with teammates in a video shared to social media by the team Thursday, June 25.

Footballguys view: Stafford was on fire last year before a back injury knocked him out for eight games. This season, Stafford is back and looking for a bounce-back season. With a current ADP of QB13 (10.01), Stafford could prove to be a great value pick if he stays healthy and picks up where he left off in 2019.

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  Browns | Baker Mayfield discouraged to work with teammates    Thu Jun 25, 03:12 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield has been discouraged to work out with teammates in effort to limit the chance of contracting and spreading COVID-19, head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters during a Thursday, June 25, Zoom call.

Footballguys view: All players have been discouraged from working out together from the NFLPA. Some are listening to the recommendations and others are not.

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  Bills | Josh Allen struggles with deep passes    Wed Jun 24, 05:41 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen was on target on only 31 percent of passes that traveled at least 20 yards down the field, according to Pro Football Focus. The average in the NFL was 43 percent.

Footballguys view: Allen has poor pass placement. It's not just accuracy, it's where you put the ball and how you can lead your receivers to maximize yards after the catch. We'll see if more time and experience, plus the addition of WR Stefon Diggs, can help Allen be better when throwing deep.

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  Bears | Teammate expects Mitchell Trubisky to start    Wed Jun 24, 12:41 PM

Chicago Bears WR Ted Ginn Jr. said he expects QB Mitchell Trubisky to be the starting quarterback this season.

Footballguys view: That's a bold statement, especially considering Ginn was playing with the Saints last year. Trubisky is in a make-or-break year in 2020 and he'll have to beat out Nick Foles for the starting job in training camp. It's not an exciting competition for Bears fans or for Fantasy GMs.

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  Saints | Drew Brees, Emmanuel Sanders working out    Tue Jun 23, 08:31 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and WR Emmanuel Sanders posted a short video clip on social media of the two players working out together on a Colorado high school football field Tuesday, June 23.

Footballguys view: Sanders gives Brees something he hasn't had in quite some time...another playmaking receiver opposite of Michael Thomas. We'll still see Thomas dominate on the field because you can't guard Mike, and that is going to open things up for Sanders. He's a savvy veteran who is tough and will get open regularly. That sounds like a great combination with Brees. He's a WR4 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo faced heavy pressure    Tue Jun 23, 06:48 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo was blitzed on a league-high 39.5 percent of his dropbacks in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Garoppolo runs a West Coast offense with zone-blocking concepts. Teams are going to blitz in order to disrupt the timing and deception that comes with a play-action passing game. Expect more of the same in 2020.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott on historic production pace    Tue Jun 23, 04:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is just the seventh quarterback ever with at least 90 touchdown passes and 20 rushing touchdowns over a four-season span. He is the first QB to accomplish the feat in his first four seasons. He has 97 career touchdown passes and 21 rushing TDs.

Footballguys view: Prescott could set a career high in passing touchdowns this year with the addition of Ceedee Lamb to the passing game. He should have the highest ADP in fantasy drafts of his career this year.

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  Lions | New Lions owner would support Colin Kaepernick signing    Tue Jun 23, 03:51 PM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) would be supported by new Detroit Lions principal owner Sheila Ford Hamp if general manager Bob Quinn and the coaching staff choose to sign him, Hamp said Tuesday, June 23.

Footballguys view: The Lions gave Chase Daniel five million dollars guaranteed on a three-year, $13 million dollar deal and they still like David Blough as a developmental third quarterback, but Kaepernick would probably be an upgrade from Daniel if Stafford's presents issues again. It looks more and more like Kaepernick will be signed somewhere every day.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger's progress pleasing team staff    Tue Jun 23, 03:13 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has impressed coaches and doctors with his progress from last year's season-ending injury, according to head coach Mike Tomlin Tuesday, June 23. 'He's comfortable and pleased where he is,' Tomlin said. 'Some people who had the opportunity to work with him are impressed and pleased where he is. The medical experts are comfortable where he is and his readiness for 2020.'

Footballguys view: Roethlisberger's elbow is the key to the Steelers offense this year. If it's sound, then James Conner and Juju Smith-Schuster will be good value picks, and probably at least one other Steelers passcatcher, and of course Roethlisberger himself. Hopefully we will get to see Roethlisberger play once in the preseason, but it's not assured, especially if it's shortened.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott signed lofty tag    Tue Jun 23, 10:56 AM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott signed the exclusive franchise tag, which was worth $31.4 million. The sides have until July 15 to sign a long-term deal.

Footballguys view: The team could open up enough cap room to trade for Jamal Adams and sign him to an extension if they also sign Prescott long term and lower his 2020 cap number. Prescott could also see a window to maximize his earnings if he thinks the cap will flatten or even go lower because of coronavirus effects on league revenues.

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  Rams | Jared Goff challenged    Tue Jun 23, 10:07 AM

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff needs to take ownership of the offense, according to offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell.

Footballguys view: The new offensive coordinator is sending a bit of message here that Goff needs to improve, but the offense functioned a lot better in December once they got past the tough defenses on their schedule, and the offensive line could be better this year. Goff is only a matchup play in typical one quarterback leagues. He could be a value in two quarterback/superflex leagues.

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  Jaguars | Teammate praises Gardner Minshew's initiative    Mon Jun 22, 11:52 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew has reportedly organized video sessions with his teammates - in addition to the regular virtual OTA meetings run by the coaches - as players try to work through the offense together remotely, according to TE Tyler Eifert.'(Minshew) took charge, took initiative during the OTAs to get the guys together aside from our OTA meetings. We'd get on and do like a virtual walkthrough. It's just good to learn a little bit different than just looking at your installs and trying to memorize it. You've got to think on your feet a little bit,' Eifert told Sirius XM NFL Radio.

Footballguys view: Minshew looked to be in better shape than last year in recent videos too. This is his chance to establish himself as a starting quality NFL quarterback if not for the Jaguars, for 31 other teams if the Jaguars take a quarterback early next year. His dynasty value in superflex leagues hangs in the balance.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott gets job done outside red zone    Mon Jun 22, 09:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has thrown for 24 touchdowns outside the red zone since 2018 - the second-highest total by any quarterback in the league over that span.

Footballguys view: Prescott has gotten a huge boost from the trade for Amari Cooper and drafting of Michael Gallup. Ceedee Lamb should only help him have more long strike capabilities and Blake Jarwin was one of the best big play tight ends last year. Prescott should be one of the first five quarterbacks taken in every draft.

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  Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes can strike from anywhere    Mon Jun 22, 09:14 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 30 touchdowns outside the red zone since 2018 - the most by any quarterback in the league over that span.

Footballguys view: Mahomes ability to extend plays and make throws from odd platforms that other quarterbacks wouldn't try along with the talent and speed he has in his offense make this easier for him than most quarterbacks. Keep this in mind when setting up your board in leagues that reward long touchdowns with bonus points.

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  Giants | Coach impressed with Daniel Jones    Mon Jun 22, 07:05 PM

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has had a very productive offseason and has taken a leadership role on the team, according to head coach Joe Judge.

Footballguys view: Jones flashed as a rookie in 2019 but that was under former head coach Pat Shurmur. We'll see how Jones works under Judge in 2020. He's got healthier weapons around him in the passing game and a strong rushing attack featuring Saquon Barkley. Jones is a QB2 for Fantasy GMs this season.

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  Titans | Cole McDonald under contract    Mon Jun 22, 04:15 PM

Tennessee Titans seventh-round draft choice QB Cole McDonald agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Titans Monday, June 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: McDonald is a player we are watching in deep dynasty formats. During his college career at Hawaii, McDonald showed that he wasn't afraid to attack all levels of the field as a passer. He is confident in his arm and is known as a rhythm passer. McDonald wasn't asked to make full-field reads in college and he'll have to learn how to work better from under center as he primarily operated out of the shotgun. He'll compete for a spot in the pecking order behind starter Ryan Tannehill.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott officially signs tender    Mon Jun 22, 03:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott officially signed his one-year tender offer Monday, June 22.

Footballguys view: This gives him a fully guaranteed one-year deal worth around $31 million. The two sides still have until July 15th to come up with a long-term agreement. By signing his tender, Prescott now must show up to all mandatory work when training camp rolls around. Reports indicate that Prescott wants a four-year deal while the team wants him to sign a five-year contract. Stay tuned.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott still seeking four-year deal    Mon Jun 22, 03:32 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is still looking for a four-year contract extension, while the Cowboys would prefer to give Prescott a five-year contract, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This must be the biggest hangup in this contract situation. With the uncertain nature of the salary cap due to COVID-19, things are more complicated than ever. The Cowboys and Prescott have until mid-July to get a new long-term deal done.

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  Bengals | Joe Burrow has impressed    Mon Jun 22, 10:34 AM

Cincinnati Bengals No. 1 overall draft pick QB Joe Burrow has impressed head coach Zac Taylor with his preparation for meetings and mental acumen. 'He's been great,' Taylor said. 'As advertised is the best way to put it. You can tell he spends a lot of time on his own being prepared with questions and he's doing a great job taking ownership, which is important for a quarterback to do, and he's doing everything he can to own this offense. Been really impressed with him, but not surprised.'

Footballguys view: There is no doubt that Burrow has the upside to be a franchise quarterback for the Bengals, and he's going to start from day one. We're excited to see how his skills translate to the pro level. Burrow is not only accurate as a passer, but his pass placement is uncanny. He's got great weapons around him in the passing game and a strong rushing attack. Burrow is a low-end QB2 with upside for Fantasy GMs in 2020.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott not close to long-term deal    Sun Jun 21, 03:52 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is not close to an agreement on a long-term contract with the Cowboys at this point, according to sources. Prescott does plan to sign his one-year tender.

Footballguys view: The team has until July 15 to work a deal out, but it doesn't sound like they are willing to reset the market with a blockbuster deal.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott to sign franchise tender    Sun Jun 21, 02:35 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott plans to sign his one-year tender offer by Monday, June 22, according to a source. The two sides have until July 15 to reach a long-term agreement.

Footballguys view: With the cap possibly going down or staying level for a while, the Cowboys have a stronger position and might not reset the market with Prescott's new deal - if he signs one. Prescott could also gamble on having a good enough year to take control of the situation and basically force the Cowboys to give him the biggest contract in NFL history - that is unless Patrick Mahomes gets signed first.

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  Bills | Coach confident in Matt Barkley    Sun Jun 21, 01:05 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Barkley is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback this season, and head coach Sean McDermott said he has confidence in Barkley.

Footballguys view: That should end any talk of fifth-round round Jake Fromm potentially costing Barkley a roster spot. Barkley can keep the pass offense semi-functional if he is called on, which is possible since Josh Allen shows no regard for his health when he is outside of the pocket.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott successful in no huddle    Sat Jun 20, 04:34 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott threw for 809 yards when the team was using the no-huddle offense during the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Prescott has no worries when in the no-huddle offense. He's got great weapons around him and a superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott to hand the ball to. The team also added a potential Pro Bowl WR in rookie CeeDee Lamb with their first-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Expect these numbers to continue for Prescott.

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  Cardinals | Kyler Murray outstanding in no huddle    Sat Jun 20, 04:27 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray threw for 1,441 yards when the team was using the no-huddle offense during the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: Murray can run a fast-break offense like Kliff Kingsbury implemented in Arizona last year. He should be even better this season as he is more experienced and the team secured the services of superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins via trade earlier this offseason. Murray is a QB1 for Fantasy GMs and a no-brainer starter each week.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson tops in PFF metric    Sat Jun 20, 12:42 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson led the league in 2019 with 40 big-time throws (Pro Football Focus' highest-graded throws on precise downfield passes).

Footballguys view: Wilson should rank high on the big-time throw list in 2020 as well. It's his touch when throwing down the field coupled with the fact that he does such a great job of extending plays. There are many reasons why Wilson is one of the best in the game and this piece of advanced data is just another point.

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  Colts | Philip Rivers a big-time passer?    Fri Jun 19, 12:38 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers in 2019 tied for second in the AFC with the Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield and the Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes with 27 big-time throws (Pro Football Focus' highest-graded throws on precise downfield passes).

Footballguys view: Rivers also made a lot of mistakes on downfield throws last year and appeared to be in decline. Hopefully a better offensive line and strong running game helps him become more efficient. Mayfield's number is encouraging in an otherwise discouraging season. Mahomes would have led the league in this stat if he had played 16 games.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson a downfield passing ace    Fri Jun 19, 12:21 PM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson led the AFC with 28 big-time throws (Pro Football Focus' highest-graded throws on precise downfield passes) in 2019.

Footballguys view: Watson is going to have to do even more of the work on third down with DeAndre Hopkins traded to Arizona. We'll see who emerges as his go-to target on key plays out of Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, and Kenny Stills.

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