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-- Tyreek Hill Will Meet with NFL Investigators on Wednesday --
Mon Jun 24, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

Yahoo! Sports reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill will meet with NFL investigators in Kansas City on Wednesday, multiple sources said. A few weeks ago, the Johnson County district attorney stated publicly that the criminal child abuse case involving Hill, who is still suspended from all team activities, is no longer active. The NFL has not ruled on the case, as commissioner Roger Goodell essentially said the league would not "interfere" with that until the child protective services investigation involving the family concludes. However, the fact the NFL is expected to meet with Hill this week is an indication a ruling from the league could be on the horizon. Hill is expected to be joined by his legal team for the meeting, and it could set the stage for him to potentially be ready to suit up for training camp, which starts in late July.


-- Draft Guide: Initial ADP Steals & Deals! --
Fri Jun 21, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

PASS and FFMastermind.com senior fantasy writer John Cooney has released his initial ADP Steals & Deals feature in our Pre-Season Draft Guide for our premium subscribers. Cooney offers specific analysis of the very latest ADP (Average Draft Position) values for 27 players! If you are drafting this week, this is one features that you simply can NOT afford to miss! Check it out... Read Full Article


-- Initial 2019 MCP (Mastermind Championship Projections) Board Released! --
Thu Jun 20, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football 2019 premium subscribers take note. Don't care to download an Excel app to customize your cheatsheet? No problem! The Initial 2019 MCP (Mastermind Championship Projections) Board has been released for your viewing pleasure! This special board will be updated often through training camp and the preseason. You can choose from among EIGHT Pre-Generated Scoring System Rules (such as ESPN or Yahoo) or customize your own scoring system and save it for future use. This board comes FREE with a Pre-Season Draft Guide purchase. Log into your premium account and check it out! Patrons can get a quick preview (top 10 QBs & RBs) of this board by clicking HERE.


-- Fantasy Football Lessons Learned from 2018 --
Fri Jun 7, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football Michael Nazarek - 2019 FFMastermind.com Pre-Season Draft Guide - 6/7/2019: Three years ago, I wrote my first "Lessons Learned" fantasy football article since the 1990's. Why did I wait so long to write one? Well, I'd like to think every NFL season is different, but I did want to discuss some of the more important trends in the game that have evolved over the past 20+ years. I thought it was a good idea, and I still think it was, but I must admit that in many ways, the past three years showed that trends can fade, stick, or flat out disappear. Bottom Line: Not even a Mastermind of this game gets everything right. Let's take a look at some of those trends and see what 2019 might bring when taking 2018 into account... [READ THE REST OF THE STORY]


-- FFMastermind.com Wins Another Experts League Title! --
Tue Dec 25, 2018 --from FFMastermind.com

Team FFMastermind.com led by Michael Nazarek & Steve Yerger took down the prestigious 2018 HAFAX (Fantasy Experts) League Title, making it back-to-back titles and 3rd title in the last five years! HAFAX is a Dynasty 16-Team IDP Auction Experts League. Overall, FFMastermind.con has won at least one Experts league title in 14 of the past 15 years!


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Tue Jun 25, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Hayden Hurst Injury Update --
Tue Jun 25, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Sun reports Ravens TE Hayden Hurst (hamstring) is uncertain to be 100% for the start of training camp.

-- Mike Remmers Rehab Update --
Tue Jun 25, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Ledger reports New York Giants OT Mike Remmers (back) may not be ready for the start of training camp. That said, he should be ready to go by week #1.

-- Russell Wilson Praises D.K. Metcalf --
Mon Jun 24, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports this spring, Seattle Seahawks rookie WR D.K. Metcalf was more than merely a physical specimen. QB Russell Wilson pointed to Metcalf's football knowledge when asked what about the rookie wide receiver has stood out most. "Everybody knows about his ability to run and everything else, and jump and catch and all that," Wilson said. "You guys have been talking about that for months, but I think more than anything else, it's his brain and how he processes information and how quickly he understands it. He's really intelligent. He really understands the game really well. He takes coaching really well. He gets extra work. He's a legit pro wide receiver. He's everything that everybody was talking about in terms of what he's capable of and more."

-- Tyreek Hill Could be Suspended as Early as July --
Mon Jun 24, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Kansas City Chiefs believe WR Tyreek Hill could be suspended by the NFL as soon as next month. The Chiefs barred Hill from offseason activities in the wake of child abuse allegations, though barring further evidence, it appears that he will avoid criminal charges. While the expectation is that Hill will be reinstated ahead of July's training camp, a suspension for violating the league's code of conduct remains a distinct possibility. He could be facing a punishment similar to the eight-game suspension that RB Kareem Hunt received for a domestic violence incident last year.

-- Reich Speaks on Funchess --
Sun Jun 23, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

1070theFan.comn reports new Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess only worked with QB Jacoby Brissett this spring due to a calf injury by QB Andrew Luck. The spring results were mixed, at best, in the handful of open media sessions during OTAs and mini-camp. Funchess and Brissett often struggled to sync up when it came to targets/receptions. But HC Frank Reich, who saw these two work together for double the amount of practice time that the media did, doesn't seem worried. "Very encouraged," Reich said of what he saw from Funchess this spring. "We knew right away, you could tell day one that he was smart. (He was) not going to have a problem grasping the system. Then it's just a question of getting used to the way we do things, the way we teach things and then our schemes. I just thought he showed a very high aptitude for that. Then really as a route runner, for a big guy for his size we've said he's got good feet and he's got good body control. So I was just really encouraged by his progress."

-- Sammy Watkins Watch --
Sun Jun 23, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins has performed well throughout spring practices.

-- Mohamed Sanu Watch --
Sun Jun 23, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has come into the offseason workouts in excellent shape, according to HC Dan Quinn. Quinn believes Sanu is ready to take his game to the next level in 2019.

-- Join a FFPC Best Ball League! --
Sun Jun 23, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- More Carries for Giovani Bernard in 2019? --
Sun Jun 23, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dayton Daily News reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard has spent time with the first-team offense during spring practices. HC Zac Taylor says he hopes to spread out carries more this year to keep RB Joe Mixon fresh for late in the season.

-- Sony Michel Rehab Update --
Sun Jun 23, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports multiple sources say New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee scope) is progressing quickly since his most recent arthroscopic knee surgery. He has been running full tilt.

-- Nate Solder Rehab Update --
Sun Jun 23, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports New York Giants OT Nate Solder (ankle) says his ankle is progressing really nicely. There's no reason to think that he won't be ready for training camp. He said he's doing less rehab and more football training now. On a more significant health note, Solder said he got word from his oncologist yesterday that he no longer needs to have scans. He's five years removed from being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

-- Myles Jack Not Worried About Contract --
Sat Jun 22, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Jacksonville Jaguars LB Myles Jack says his contract situation "will take care of itself" after the season is over.

-- Michael Gallup Speaks --
Sat Jun 22, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Cowboys official website reports Cowboys WR Michael Gallup believes improved chemistry with QB Dak Prescott will result in consistent big plays down the field. "I think we've got a better feel for each other and where I'm going to be and everything," Gallup said. "I'm pretty excited about that part."

-- Jake Butt Rehab Update --
Sat Jun 22, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Denver Post reports Broncos TE Jake Butt (torn ACL) says he'll be ready for training camp. He had ACL and meniscus surgery in October.

-- Marvin Jones Watch --
Sat Jun 22, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports WR Marvin Jones' (knee) future with the Lions has been the subject of much speculation since the team shut him down with a knee injury shortly after he took to social media to complain about Lions HC Matt Patricia's policy of having injured players watch from a suite instead of on the field. Jones, of course, was dealing with a serious injury that required surgery, but that doesn't change the fact that he doesn't seem long for a Patricia-coached team that has moved on from other players who aren't yes-sir-I'll-do-whatever-you-say types, most notably WR Golden Tate. Jones has two years left on his contract at very reasonable salaries of $6.5 million per season. The Lions would be foolish to move on from him right now. He provides more than most players at his salary, and it's not like there are suitable replacements out there. Jones spent all spring working with the rehab group and the expectation is to have a strong season this fall. One can't imagine the Lions moving on from him at this point, unless we hit October and they're struggling to keep their head above water. If that happens, all bets are off.

-- Working Doubletime to Help You Win! --
Sat Jun 22, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Frank Kendelson shares his thoughts on why Working Doubletime was a key factor for his fantasy title in 2011. Patrons considering a subscription should check out Frank's comments!

-- Quinn: Devonta Freeman Looks Like Himself --
Fri Jun 21, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Atlanta Falcons official website reports HC Dan Quinn was impressed by RB Devonta Freeman this spring. "He was another one who had so much to prove and to get back out on the field and to recapture his energy and style so quickly. I was very happy to see that. He looks so much like himself. For him coming back off an injury, it takes a lot of physical toughness and it takes a lot of mental toughness. He's shown a lot of mental toughness during this rehab process."

-- Buccaneers Release One --
Fri Jun 21, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived RB Shaun Wilson. Her made the roster as an undrafted rookie out of Duke last year, but had missed minicamp with an unspecified injury.

-- Alex Smith Rehab Update --
Fri Jun 21, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) says he plans to play in the NFL again. Smith said his external fixator will "save my leg, save my bone, allow me to heal and walk again." It's great that he's healing and has aspirations to continue his career, but this quote confirms he has a long way to go. Smith is likely striving for a 2020 return. However, it's possible that his career is over.

-- Michael Thomas Looking for $22 Million Per Season in a New Deal --
Fri Jun 21, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports the Saints and WR Michael Thomas are roughly $4 million apart in average salary per year on a new contract. Thomas' camp has come down to a $22 million per year asking price. The Saints are in the $18 million APY neigborhood. Thomas is currently in Europe, so again, nothing is imminent.

-- Tarik Cohen Expects to Remain in Same Role in 2019 --
Fri Jun 21, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is expecting to maintain his role as the team's change-of-pace back this season despite an overhaul with the rest of the backfield. "I feel like I'm going to be doing the same things I was doing last year," Cohen said. "My role is not going to change. I still have to be the receiving back, come in be the change of pace back, running the ball, be that speedy guy. I'm just prepared for anything however I get the ball."

-- NFL Approves New PI Replay Rule for 2019 --
Thu Jun 20, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports NFL Football Operations has announced that the new pass interference replay rule has been approved only for the 2019 season.

-- Domata Peko Watch --
Thu Jun 20, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent DT Domata Peko says he would be interested in signing with the Los Angeles Rams or Los Angeles Chargers. That said, Peko says the Detroit Lions are showing the most interest in him at this point. Peko met with the Lions last week.

-- A Great Product Consistently --
Thu Jun 20, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Premium Package subscriber David Stewart shares his thoughts on why he's been a premium customer since the year 2000. Patrons considering a subscription should think seriously about what David has to say!

-- Colt McCoy Could Win Starting Job --
Thu Jun 20, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NBCSportsWashington.com reports the Redskins coaching staff definitely hasn't counted out QB Colt McCoy in the race for the starting quarterbacking job. QB Case Keenum or rookie QB Dwayne Haskins seem likely to eventually emerge with the job, but HC Jay Gruden and his staff have turned to McCoy in the past, and he has been successful. "We would love for him to take some reps, but obviously his health is more important right now than anything, and that is the most important thing for him," Gruden said of McCoy. "When his time comes it will come quickly. He will be ready."

-- Bears Sign 6th-Rounder Duke Shelley --
Thu Jun 20, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Chicago Bears have signed 6th-round draft pick CB Duke Shelley to a four-year contract.

-- Robert Nkemdiche Arrested --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

AZCentral.com reports Cardinals DE Robert Nkemdiche was arrested in Scottsdale two weeks ago on suspicion of speeding and driving on a suspended license, according to a police report. According to the report, Nkemdiche, 24, was driving 75 mph in a 45-mph zone when he was pulled over on the early morning of June 6 near Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard. Nkemdiche told police he was on his way to practice at the team's Tempe training facility. Nkemdiche had a warrant out for his arrest for driving on a suspended license and failing to appear for a court hearing. Citing details in the police report, Scottsdale police found a white powdery substance, consistent with cocaine, in a small credit card case in his center console. Police, however, did not test the substance and instead, it was impounded for destruction with Nkemdiche's consent. "Based on the totality of the circumstances, it was decided not to pursue testing of the credit card holder in lieu of impending the item for destruction with Robert's cooperation," the police report stated.

-- Jets Name Three More --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the New York Jets have named Greg Nejmeh Director of Pro Personnel, Dan Zbojovsky Director of Personnel Operations, and Kevin Murphy Assistant Director of Pro Scouting.

-- Jalin Marshall Suspended Four Games --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the NFL has suspended free-agent WR Jalin Marshall for the first four weeks of the 2019 season.

-- Packers Release Michael Roberts --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have waived TE Michael Roberts due to a failed physical. He was recently acquired on waivers. Second time he's failed a physical in a week.

-- No Update on Status of Josh Gordon --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports an NFL spokesman said the league still does not have an update on the status of New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon's indefinite suspension. Specifically, the spokesman was asked if there's a timeline for a review of the suspension. The Patriots report for training camp five weeks from today.

-- A Millennial Who Won! --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- Panthers Sign 2nd-Rounder Greg Little --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Carolina Panthers have signed 2nd-round draft pick OT Greg Little to a four-year contract.

-- Larry Fitzgerald Watch --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Arizona Cardinals official website reports Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has shown up to almost every voluntary workout so far during his 16th NFL offseason. "I am hoping he enjoys the process and enjoys what the offense turns into and gives him a reason to stick around a few more years," HC Kliff Kingsbury said. "But he practices and he plays like he's trying to make the team, and that's the biggest compliment I can give him. He doesn't need it, and you'd think he's starving out there. It's impressive to watch."

-- Tom Brady Working Out witrh Josh Gordon --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Boston Herald reports Patriots QB Tom Brady is working out with suspended WR Josh Gordon today.

-- Trent Williams Watch --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Washington Post reports some around the team have said they expect disgruntled OT Trent Williams to return to the team come training camp.

-- Michael Thomas Contract Watch --
Wed Jun 19, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

The Times-Picayune reports nothing is imminent on a contract extension for New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas. The sides remain far apart, but both are motivated to get a deal done, hopefully by the start of training camp. There is still a lot of work to be done.


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