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  • Report: Schultz, Cowboys, 'not close on extension'
    The Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken reports Dalton Schultz and the team are "not close on an extension".

    Advice: This report comes just a week after ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported that the two sides have increased talks in recent days. After a mini-holdout in which Schultz left team OTAs earlier this month, Schultz reported for minicamp with hopes that a new deal would be in the works. Currently set to play out 2022 on the franchise tag, he and the Cowboys have a few weeks to hammer out a contract before the July 15th deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign an extension. Last season, Schultz broke out for a career-high 78-808-8 on 104 targets. With Amari Cooper now in Cleveland, Schultz's role could grow in 2022 after back-to-back strong seasons. He should be a lock for another top-12 fantasy finish after ranking as the TE5 in fantasy points per game (12.3) last season. Today, 4:04 pm
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  • Watson disciplinary hearing set for Tuesday
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Deshaun Watson's hearing before the NFL and NFLPA's jointly appointed officer Sue L. Robinson is set to begin on Tuesday.

    Advice: The expectation in this hearing is that the league will "push for a 'lengthy' suspension" while the NFLPA will look to defend Watson from any suspension it deems inappropriate or excessive. Rumors have already surfaced that the league may push for a year-long suspension of Watson, while others have speculated that an indefinite suspension is not off the table. Schefter writes that Robinson "has no track record of ruling on any cases involving NFL players" but said that a decision could come within a week -- although the decision could also take much longer. Once Robinson reaches a decision on Watson's case, both sides have the option to appeal to Commissioner Roger Goodell who can rule on the appeal or request an independent ruler. The NFL's highest-paid player may soon know his fate, as one of the league's biggest headlines appears to be drawing to a close. Today, 2:03 pm
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  • Cowboys to go with rookie K Garibay in 2022?
    Rookie K Jonathan Garibay is the only kicker on the Cowboys' 90-man roster.

    Advice: With a month to go until training camp, Garibay has stuck around as the lone kicker on Dallas' roster all offseason. A UDFA out of Texas Tech, Garibay converted 23-of-27 field goals for the Red Raiders and was 55-of-57 on PATs for his career. He'll need to prove his ability to kick from long range, with just two career attempts of 50+ yards to his name, but has reportedly shown good distance in practice according to ESPN's Tod Archer. Head coach Mike McCarthy preached patience when asked about his team's recent woes at the kicker position after they opted to release veteran Greg Zuerlein this offseason. There's a chance Dallas brings in competition for Garibay ahead of training camp, but his status as the team's lone kicker thus far is an encouraging sign. Should he secure the job heading into Week 1, he could make for a valuable fantasy asset. Garibay is one of only a few kickers who play in both a top-flight offense and indoor home games. Today, 12:24 pm
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  • Garoppolo 'on schedule' with throwing program
    ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) "remains on schedule" in his timetable for throwing.

    Advice: Garoppolo was expected to resume throwing in early July. That plan is still in place, according to Fowler. Garoppolo's timeline sets him up to be cleared for training camp, but whether he'll be with the 49ers, traded or released remains to be seen. Today, 8:39 am
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  • Jahan Dotson rarely had 'bad plays' in college
    Washington WR coach Drew Terrell said he "couldn't find negative plays" on rookie Jahan Dotson's college film.

    Advice: "I was going back through his tape to try and find negative plays that I could press him on. I didn't have much negative to go off." Dotson was electric in offseason practices, with the Washington coaching staff talking up his route-running and pro-readiness. Early dynasty drafters have been sleeping on Dotson, drafting Titans WR Treylon Burks and Lions WR Jameson Williams, a candidate for reserve/PUP, ahead of him. The 16th overall pick is slated to start opposite Terry McLaurin, who has yet to be extended in the final year of his contract. Today, 7:29 am
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  • Kenyan Drake (ankle) sidelined for June minicamp
    Raiders RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) wasn't cleared for June minicamp.

    Advice: Drake is recovering from December surgery after a broken ankle ended his season in Week 13. The 28-year-old was a nonparticipant at offseason workouts and could miss the early part of training camp. The Raiders restructured Drake in March, who had injury guarantees in his contract, locking him into a roster spot, but he'll need to hold off fourth-round RB Zamir White for a role behind Josh Jacobs. Today, 7:07 am
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  • Bucs' Cade Otton: Favorite to replace Gronkowski?
    SiriusXM's Shane Vereen expects Bucs TE Cade Otton to be "one of the top rookie pass catchers."

    Advice: "He is that good. He was a great college tight end. And I think he has the smarts to get on the same page in a Tom Brady offense. I think he’s going to surprise a lot of people,” said Vereen, who covers Pac-12 games as a TV analyst and played with Brady for four years in New England. Otton has yet to practice with the Bucs as he recovers from November ankle surgery. The fourth-round rookie never reached his full potential in college due to injuries, but with Rob Gronkowski retired, there's a path for Otton to step into Gronkowski's role on early downs, with Cameron Brate remaining in the No. 2 role. Today, 6:44 am
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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Candidate for active/PUP
    Cardinals TE Maxx Williams (knee) is expected to start training camp on the active/PUP list.

    Advice: Williams went down in Week 5 last year, putting the 28-year-old at eight months removed from his torn ACL. The Cardinals re-signed him in March knowing Williams would likely miss at least the start of camp. On a stacked depth chart with Zach Ertz and second-round TE Trey McBride ahead of him, it won't be surprising if Williams opens the season on reserve/PUP, which would sideline him the first six games. Yesterday, 4:57 pm
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  • Willis likely to be Titans' No. 3 quarterback
    ESPN's Turron Davenport projects rookie Malik Willis to open the season as the Titans' No. 3 quarterback.

    Advice: This speaks volumes to how bad Willis looked at OTAs. Willis was never close to pushing Ryan Tannehill for a starting role and is behind Logan Woodside, a practice squad quarterback that was promoted to Tannehill's backup last year. The Titans are taking a long-term approach to developing Willis, making it unlikely he sees the field before 2023. Yesterday, 3:25 pm
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  • PFT: Kamara 'bracing' for six-game suspension
    Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports that Saints RB Alvin Kamara is "bracing for a suspension of at least six games."

    Advice: Kamara will face felony battery charges for allegedly throwing some punches at an incident at Allegiant Stadium at Las Vegas. The question, per Florio, is when the suspension will actually be enacted -- the NFL prefers to wait until the criminal process has concluded before imposing discipline via the personal conduct policy. Kamara will be a risky fantasy pick this year due to the potential that the suspension happens sooner rather than later. Thursday, 5:06 pm
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  • Patriots sign second-round WR Tyquan Thornton
    Patriots signed second-round WR Tyquan Thornton to a four-year contract.

    Advice: Thornton's early path to contributing looks to be predicated on him being faster and more reliable than Nelson Agholor, as the New England depth chart at wideout is stacked with solid-but-not-great talents. The Baylor wideout has the speed to cook early, but he may have to really impress in training camp and preseason to be more than a situational player in his first season. Thursday, 1:35 pm
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  • Beat: Evans could supplant Perine on third downs
    The Athletic's Paul Dehner Jr. believes Chris Evans has a chance to supplant Samaje Perine as the Bengals' third down back.

    Advice: Notably, it does not appear likely that Joe Mixon will handle third downs this season. Dehner noted that Mixon's third down role declined dramatically as 2021 progressed. He averaged 5.3 third down snaps over the first six games of the season, but just 1.8 third down snaps in the Bengals' final nine games. Perine was heavily involved down the stretch, averaging 9.2 third down snaps per game. Dehner believes that Mixon was phased out of third downs due to his struggle in pass protection, allowing the less dynamic Perine to earn significant playing time. Evans, who played well in limited pass-blocking reps as a rookie, would offer a more electric third down presence; his 2.11 yards per route run was an outstanding mark for a running back. Dehner believes that "if he can continue to grow as a pass protector and build trust in the coaching staff to do the right things, you could make an argument he could supplant Perine as the third-down back." Evans makes for an interesting last-round dart throw as a bet that he earns the job by the end of the year. Thursday, 8:48 am
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  • Seahawks still interested in Baker Mayfield
    CBS Sports' Josina Anderson reports the Seahawks "still have a high-level of interest in acquiring QB Baker Mayfield."

    Advice: She added, "behind-the-scenes are open to contractually extending him." After being cast aside by the Browns, joining Seattle with a contract extension in hand would be a massive turnaround for the disgruntled quarterback. Anderson has also recently reported that the Panthers are still doing their due diligence on Mayfield. Both Seattle and Carolina just got their first looks at their quarterback rooms. It seems likely that neither team's staff was overly impressed. At this point, the negotiations are down to how much of Mayfield's $18.7  million cap hit the Browns are willing to eat. Thursday, 8:33 am
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  • Raiders WR3 job: Robinson behind Cole and Hollins?
    The Athletic's Tashan Reed and Vic Tafur wrote that WR Demarcus Robinson could be as low as fifth on the Raiders' wide receiver depth chart.

    Advice: Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow are locked into two of the Raiders' starting wide receiver roles, but the final starting role in three wide receiver sets has been a true unknown. Robinson signed a one-year contract with the Raiders in free agency, but they also brought in Mack Hollins and Keelan Cole on one-year deals. Hollins actually got the most money, $2 million, with Robinson getting the least, $1.19 million. The Raiders' third wide receiver spot could have some value, particularly if used as a deep threat as was the case under the previous coaching staff. For now, it looks like Robinson could be the odd man out. Thursday, 8:05 am
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  • Kenny Pickett signs his rookie deal with Steelers
    Steelers signed No. 20 overall pick QB Kenny Pickett to a four-year contract.

    Advice: Like all first-rounders, Pickett's deal is guaranteed and includes a fifth-year option. Pickett was viewed as the most pro-ready quarterback in the 2022 class—at take that aged well when he was the only quarterback selected in the first two rounds. However, it's unclear if he will be under center for the Steelers in Week 1. Tomlin has told reporters that Pickett has "a chance" to be the Week 1 starter, but the team also appears to be content with Mitchell Trubisky to begin the season. Regardless, Pickett should take over in short order as the Steelers starter. Despite concerns about the offensive line, Pickett is in a good situation with quality weapons at wide receiver, tight end, and running back. Thursday, 6:37 am
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  • 'Wouldn't be surprise' if Godwin opens year on PUP
    The Athletic's Greg Auman "wouldn't be surprised" if Chris Godwin (knee) opens the season on the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: Godwin suffered a torn ACL last Week 15 and is almost a lock to open training camp on the active/PUP list, but the Bucs could slow-play his recovery even further after making a multi-year commitment to Godwin via a three-year extension. Getting him back to 100% is more important than rushing him back for the start of the season. However, with Tom Brady back in tow for what could be one last ride, both the Bucs and Godwin likely want him on the field as soon as possible. Starting the season on PUP would cost Godwin a minimum of the first four weeks of the year. Godwin is currently being drafted as a mid-to-low WR2, so his injury is baked into his cost. When healthy, Godwin is a legitimate WR1/2. Wednesday, 11:15 am
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  • Woods to be No. 1 receiver in TEN if healthy
    The Athletic's Joe Rexrode writes that Robert Woods "should be" the Titans No. 1 option in Week 1 if he's healthy.

    Advice: "He and Ryan Tannehill have already been building chemistry, and it would take a setback for Woods to be anything but full go by Week 1," Rexrode adds while noting that Treylon Burks projects as a WR3 to start. It looks like Burks will be battling Nick Westbrook-Ikhine for the No. 3 target role behind Woods and Austin Hooper based on the camp buzz in Tennessee. Tuesday, 1:45 pm
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  • 'Easy' for Gage to surpass touchdown career-high
    The Athletic's Greg Auman writes "while [Russell] Gage has never had more than four touchdowns in a season, it would be easy for him to surpass that" in 2022.

    Advice: With Rob Gronkowski's retirement today, Gage's situation has only gotten better. He has a clear hold of the No. 2 target role in a record-breaking offense with Gronkowski gone and Chris Godwin (ACL) perhaps not back at full strength for a bit. The fantasy stock on Gage just keeps on rising as we head into the off-period before training camp. Tuesday, 1:41 pm
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  • George Pickens 'will produce some splash plays'
    The Athletic's Mark Kaboly writes of George Pickens' fantasy stock: "Pickens will produce some splash plays as a rookie but not enough to be somebody you blindly start every week."

    Advice: The Steelers have plenty of mouths to feed between Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, Pat Freiermuth, and Najee Harris. Pickens probably won't see too much of the fantasy football spotlight without injuries ahead of him in the pecking order. Still, he's a good buy for the long-term with Johnson in a contract year. Tuesday, 1:35 pm
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  • Breece Hall to be Batman to Carter's Robin?
    The Athletic's Connor Hughes writes that Breece Hall is "now the Batman to [Michael] Carter’s Robin. The Jets will use both, but Hall is the lead back."

    Advice: Hall has impressed in OTAs, with Mike LaFleur calling him a "fluid mover" who "sneaks up on defenders" and who is "a special talent." Don't be surprised if Hall's fantasy stock continues to inch up as we get more OTA and training camp buzz. Your window to snap him up in the third or fourth round will slam shut in the near future. Tuesday, 1:31 pm
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