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-- 2020 Enhanced Executive Draft Master UPDATED! --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

Super Bowl, Drafter's Edge, and Executive Draft Master premium package subscribers take note. With the release on our updated 2019 Masters List Customizeable Cheatsheets, we add the first UPDATE of the Enhanced 2020 Executive Draft Master! This Excel App takes drafting to the next level with Customizable Cheatsheets and Updated Projections from the Definitive Fantasy Football Information Service, as well as Auction Values that adjust ON THE FLY as you draft! This year's software includes an overall STANDINGS SHEET for all teams that drafted along with a TOP PLAYERS LIST regardless of position! In addition, it includes Decimal Options (applicable for Auction Drafts) - 0, 1 or 2 decimals for those of you who play in leagues that require auction values less than $1. It is also defaulted set to PPR scoring! Patrons can ORDER our Enhanced 2020 Executive Draft Master for just $9.95. Best of all, it comes FREE with a Super Bowl Package purchase!


-- 2020 UPDATED Masters List Customizable Cheatsheets (Non-PPR & PPR) Debut with IDPs! --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

6/5/2020 - Version 1.02 & 1.03: With the NFL Draft complete and virtual off-seasons winding down, it's time to UPDATE the initial FFMastermind.com 2020 NFL fantasy football player rankings and projections for the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, place kicker, team defense position, and IDPs for both non-PPR and PPR league scoring systems. The player rankings and projections are broken down into seven Tiers per position, and cover a total of 460 players plus the 32 NFL team defenses... [DOWNLOAD THE MASTERS LIST]


-- 2020 Rookies: Know Your Role --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

FFMastermind.com's Rookie Specialist John Holler - 6/2/2020: Every year, a new crop of rookies enters the NFL with dreams of being the next big thing. For some of them, they are immediate starters on Day #1. For others, they have to wait their turn to reach their goal of fame and NFL stardom. Much of what happens to a player depends on the system he is drafted to. QB Jordan Love is a first-round pick, but Green Bay has no intention of playing him unless QB Aaron Rodgers gets injured. QB Joe Burrow is likely going to be a starter immediately. It's that disparity that makes the value of the Class of 2020 in the NFL unique. Here is a team-by-team look at what role the rookie class can be realistically expected to have this season... [READ THE REST OF THE PRE-SEASON DRAFT GUIDE STORY]


-- Pass2Win.com (FFMastermind.com) Wins Another Experts League Title! --
Mon Dec 23, 2019 --from FFMastermind.com

Team Pass2Win.com led by FFMastermind.com Senior Writer John Cooney took down the prestigious 2019 FFWebMasters (Fantasy Experts) League Title! FFWebMasters is a Re-Drafter 14-Team Non-PPR Experts League. Overall, the FFMastermind.con staff has now won at least one Experts league title in 15 of the past 16 years! Congrats to John, whom beat FFMastermind.com's Michael Nazarek's #1 seeded team in the semi-finals to get to the big game!


Last Updated:  Fri Jun 5, 2020, 6:22 PM


-- Chiefs Release One --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Kansas City Chiefs have waived WR Felton Davis with a non-football injury designation.

-- Brad Seely Retires --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Houston Texans have announced that special teams coordinator Brad Seely is retiring after 31 seasons as an NFL coach.

-- Keep Coming Back! --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football FFMastermind.com Super Bowl premium package subscriber Jack Fields gets to the point why he Keeps Coming Back to be a premium subscriber after trying out other services. Patrons considering a subscription should check out what Jack has to say!

-- Kyle Long Denies Jets Report --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

WGN reports retired OL Kyle Long was asked if there was any truth to the report from the New York Daily News about the Jets asking him to come out of retirement, and Long replied: "No. None." The 31-year-old Long retired after the end of the season, citing the physical wear and tear. The Bears subsequently declined his contract option, so he's a free agent. He only played 30 games the last four seasons because of injuries.

-- Packers Sign 6th-Rounder Jon Runyan Jr. --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Green Bay Packers have signed 6th-round draft pick OG Jon Runyan Jr. to a four-year rookie contract.

-- Jets Trying to Coax Kyle Long Out of Retirement --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Jets are going down a familiar path to try to add more offensive line help. They talked to Bears Pro Bowler OL Kyle Long about coming out of retirement. The former Chicago first-rounder walked away from the game in January due to a litany of injuries at the age of 31, including a hip ailment that landed him on Injured Reserve last October.

-- Two Head Coaches Return to Their Team Facilities Friday --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports with the reopening of the majority of NFL facilities, coaching staffs can begin returning Friday. The team with the first overall pick in the most recent draft was one of the organizations that saw its head coach back at work. HC Zac Taylor's Bengals have plenty to accomplish in the next month and a half before training camp begins, but as of now, they're still limited in what they can achieve. With the total number of employees allowed in a team's facility capped at 100 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, players aren't yet allowed back in the building. Whenever players are officially allowed back, Cincinnati will have to quickly get to work on the field with No. 1 overall pick QB Joe Burrow. Thanks to the selection of Burrow and the departure of QB Andy Dalton, the Bengals are the rookie's team, meaning he'll have to get up to speed in time for the start of the regular season without the help of on-field work he typically would have had in May and June. Elsewhere in the AFC North, Pittsburgh Steelers HC Mike Tomlin reported to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Friday morning.

-- Stidham & Edelman Working Out Together --
Fri Jun 5, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham says he's been working out with WR Julian Edelman regularly in Massachusetts during the offseason.

-- K.J. Wright Rehab Update --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright (shoulder) says he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. "Health is good. I'm ahead of schedule of where I need to be and if there's a football season I plan on being out there game one," Wright said.

-- Save $40 Off the Cost of MyFantasyLeague.com! --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

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-- William Jackson Played Injured --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports Cincinnati Bengals CB William Jackson played with a torn labrum in his shoulder the entire 2019 season. "I don't know how I did it, but I did it. It was painful every game. I'm fully healthy and ready to go," he said.

-- Panthers Name Luke Kuechly --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Carolina Panthers have named retired LB Luke Kuechly Pro Scout.

-- Devonta Freeman Too Expensive for Buccaneers --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians confirmed the team's interest in RB Devonta Freeman during a Wednesday conference call, but added a caveat. Arians said, via multiple reports, that Freeman is asking for more money than the team is looking to spend given their current salary cap situation. The NFLPA's daily salary cap report shows the Buccaneers with just over $6.4 million in cap space. Seattle was another team reportedly interested in Freeman before signing RB Carlos Hyde to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, which was followed by a report that Freeman believes he is worth more than he was being offered.

-- Coaches Can Return to Team Facilities on Friday --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports a memo sent by the NFL to all 32 teams this morning says, in part: "This will advise that, beginning tomorrow, June 5th, coaching staffs may be among the employees returning to your facility." NFL.com adds the league anticipates only the 49ers not be able to get to their facility tomorrow. The team is aware and supportive of the plan and has been in communication with its local authorities to obtain all necessary permissions when available.

-- Corey Clement Watch --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles RB Corey Clement has a chance to make the final roster if he can stay healthy during training camp and can be productive in the offense.

-- OBJ Playing Nice --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Plain Dealer reports Browns WR Odell Beckham has been fully involved in the virtual meetings this offseason and has been great to work with, according to OC Alex Van Pelt.

-- Why Subscribe to FFMastermind.com? --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

Why subscribe to Fantasy Football Mastermind? Click HERE and we'll tell you why. Remember, it's never too early to get access to the best fantasy football information from The Definitive Fantasy Information Service, the same service that's topped the most knowledgeable experts at SI.com for FOUR consecutive years! Take it from thousands of Satisfied Customers. We are serious about helping you REACH A HIGHER PLATEAU and win it all!

-- Less Touches for Derrick Henry --
Thu Jun 4, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry led the NFL with 303 carries and 1,540 rushing yards in 2019. This year, those numbers may go down, by design. Titans OC Arthur Smith said it will probably be better for Tennessee's offense if more guys are touching the ball. Smith said he's excited about rookie third-round draft pick RB Darrynton Evans, who is likely to be the Titans' #2 running back this season.

-- Jets Unlikely to Sign Jadeveon Clowney --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the New York Jets have enough flexibility to make a serious run at free-agent pass-rusher DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney. Except that's not part of the plan. While the Jets-Clowney speculation has lingered throughout the offseason, the truth is they have never had serious interest, and their position hasn't changed even with $11 million in cap relief from CB Trumaine Johnson. No doubt, Clowney, the 2014 No. 1 overall pick, would excite the fan base, but his price tag, injury history and modest production last season as a pass-rusher have caused his market to plummet. There's also concern about his motor.

-- Panthers Release Seth DeValve --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have released TE Seth DeValve, citing a non-football injury.

-- Panthers Make Offer to Luke Kuechly --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Carolina Panthers have offered a pro scouting job to retired LB Luke Kuechly, and it appears he'll likely take it.

-- Deandre Baker Legal Watch --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

SNY.tv reports charges against New York Giants CB Deandre Baker could be dropped by the end of the week, according to his attorney.

-- Phillip Lindsay Speaks --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay says he feels the team's new offense will be better suited to him in 2020. He also said he added about eight pounds this offseason.

-- 2020 FFPC Best Ball Leagues! --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The 2020 fantasy draft season is already here so join a FFPC Best Ball Draft today and see how the ADP is shaking out. Best Ball has no in-season team management so draft it & forget it. Leagues start at $35 entry fee. Great cash prizes or win your way into next year's FFPC big events. Drafts with 60-second, 2-hour and 6-hour timers filling daily.

-- Packers Name Two --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Green Bay Packers have named former CB Demetri Goodson College Scout, covering the Midlands region. The Packers also moved former Midlands scout Brandian Ross to the Southwest.

-- Trent Taylor & Crew Watch --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports San Francisco 49ers WR Trent Taylor (foot) has been sprinting, cutting, turning on a dime and, perhaps most encouraging of all, catching passes from QB Jimmy Garoppolo while the 49ers wait for the green light to fully reopen the team's practice facility. "I'm getting back to my squirrely ways," the team's smallest, quickest receiver said with a laugh. Taylor, who missed all of the 2019 season with a foot injury, has been part of the crew of receivers running routes for Garoppolo in the Bay Area in recent weeks. The group also includes two other receivers coming back from injuries.. WR Jalen Hurd (back) and WR Shawn Poindexter (ACL), as well as veterans WR Dante Pettis and WR Kendrick Bourne. Taylor said the sessions have been great for his comeback and for breaking up the monotony of an offseason in which all formal NFL practices have been wiped out due to the coronavirus pandemic.

-- Players Not Expected to Show Until Training Camps Begin --
Wed Jun 3, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports there's no official announcement, and discussions are ongoing, but multiple people expect that the next time NFL players show up at teams' training facilities will be for training camp, whenever that begins, per sources.

-- Tim Jernigan Will Not Become a Texan --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Houston Chronicle reports veteran free-agent DT Tim Jernigan, who agreed verbally to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Texans in April, never passed a physical and the deal was never processed. He still plans to play in 2020.

-- NFL Tells Teams They Can't Hold Practices With Other Teams --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL has sent a memo to teams informing them that they also will not be allowed to hold joint practices with other teams this summer either, per source. It had developed into a popular practice in recent years.

-- NFL Expected to Mandate Every Team for Training Camp --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the NFL is expected to mandate that all 32 teams conduct training camp at their team facilities.

-- Play in the 2020 FFPC Main Event to Win $500,000! --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

fantasy football The 2020 FFPC Main Event is the world's largest contest in season-long fantasy football, now with a record $500,000 GRAND PRIZE! Register by the Early Bird deadline on July 6, 2020 and receive $100 off your first team, $400 off each additional team. Draft your team online from the comfort of your home or come to the FFPC live events at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas to draft live, in-person and join the rest of the festivities.

-- Seahawks Sign 4th-Rounder Colby Parkinson --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks have signed 4th-round draft pick TE Colby Parkinson to a four-year contract.

-- Dolphins Sign 7th-Rounder Malcolm Perry --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have signed 7th-round draft pick WR Malcolm Perry to a four-year contract.

-- Carlos Hyde A Better Fit for Seahawks --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports while adding RB Devonta Freeman would have been exciting, RB Carlos Hyde might make more sense for what the Seattle Seahawks want to do offensively. At 6-foot and 229 pounds, he's another big body who can execute Seattle's power running game when RB Chris Carson is off the field in a way that the much smaller Freeman could not. Hyde caught a career-high 59 passes with the 49ers in 2017, so he's a capable receiver out of the backfield. But expect more of his work to come as an early-down complement to Carson -- at least until RB Rashaad Penny comes back. The Seahawks prefer to structure veteran contracts with roster bonuses that are earned only if a player is active on game day. That would be a way for Seattle to save some of that $4 million if Hyde becomes less of a necessity later in the season.

-- Reich: Respect for Marlon Mack, But... --
Tue Jun 2, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Indianapolis Colts HC Frank Reich discussed how the tailback pieces go together and said that RB Marlon Mack's past work as the starter will factor into the pecking order, although he went on to downplay the significance of that spot. "There's definitely inherent respect for the starter returning," Reich said. "And that's the way I see this. . . . I see it as a 1-1 [punch]. The way the league has gone and the way role playing has been elevated in our league, it's made it prominent. . . . You look at a guy like RB Nyehim Hines. We talk about Marlon and RB Jonathan Taylor, but what about Nyheim? He's such a good third-down back that he'll play a prominent [role]. In some ways, [Hines] is a starter. He's a role-playing starter."

-- Gabe Jackson Going Nowhere --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Las Vegas Raiders OG Gabe Jackson's $9.35 million salary for the coming season has been guaranteed. He will not be traded.

-- Chargers Re-Sign Damion Square --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed veteran free-agent DT Damion Square.

-- A Great Product Consistently --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --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!

-- Jets Sign 5th-Rounder Bryce Hall --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have signed 5th-round draft pick CB Bryce Hall to a four-year contract.

-- Cardinals Make Player Moves --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Arizona Cardinals have signed TE Dylan Cantrell to a one-year contract and waived CB Sojourn Shelton.

-- Henry Ruggs Injured in Accident During a Move --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Las Vegas Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs was involved in an off-the-field accident helping a friend move. That said, he's "OK" and while he was apparently cut or received a puncture, the wound is not serious. "He was trying to move a trailer or something -- move furniture or something -- and the trailer just kind of pinned him against a car or a wall or something," Ruggs' father said. "He's pretty much OK. It was just like a little open wound on his leg, a little incision. Like something had stuck him right there on his thigh a little bit." The Raiders were made aware of the injury, but there's no reason to believe it's anything too serious.

-- Chris Carson Remains Lead Back for Seahawks --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) didn't need surgery on the hip fracture he suffered in Week 16# last season. Before that, Carson remained Seattle's primary option despite seven fumbles and RB Rashaad Penny's second-half emergence, so don't expect him to cede any more carries to Hyde than he would to a healthy Penny. Carson is still Seattle's RB1 as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. His 2,381 rushing yards over the past two seasons is fifth most in the NFL. That Carson has only 57 receptions in that span -- tied for 32nd among running backs -- is more of a function of Seattle's offense. He has the receiving skills to be a three-down back, but his rugged running style and injury history make that less feasible.

-- Packers Sign 6th-Rounder Simon Stepaniak --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Green Bay Packers have signed 6th-round OG Simon Stepaniak to a four-year contract.

-- Clelin Ferrell Bulks Up to Get Better --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Las Vegas Raiders DE Clelin Ferrell wants to make a bigger impact this season. As a result, Ferrell has added 13 pounds during an offseason regimen in Miami, bulking up to 275 pounds. "He's lean and mean and running pretty good," trainer Mark Hall said. "We had a really good offseason and I know he can't wait to get to Las Vegas and put that product on the field." Ferrell was the 4th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft had just 4.5 sacks his rookie season.

-- FFMastermind Wins Nearly $30K in Recent FFPC High Stakes Fantasy Football Events! --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

Team FFMastermind.com, led by Michael Nazarek and Dr. Gil Brovar, won $7,000 in the 2019 FFPC High Stakes Main Event. They also won $4,000 in the 2016 FFPC High Stakes Main Event, including a league championship. In 2017, Nazarek won a $250 satellite league, earning him a free 2018 FFPC main event team (a $1,800 value). The winner of the prestigious main event wins $500,000! Nazarek and Brovar have teamed to win nearly $30,000 in this event over the past six seasons!

-- Dante Scarnecchia Will Stay Retired --
Mon Jun 1, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports longtime New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia retired this offseason, and this time he means it. The 72-year-old Scarnecchia also retired after the 2013 season, but after two years, he was persuaded to come back. But he says he's satisfied in retirement and is glad not to be involved in this year's offseason because he isn't comfortable coaching over videoconference. "I look at the landscape that currently exists relative to this upcoming season, and more in particular now training camp, because OTAs aren't going to happen, and say, 'Oh my gosh, this as it currently exists is not for me,'" Scarnecchia said. "Virtual meetings with the players would be a nightmare for me because I'm not techno-savvy. I don't like Zooming and doing all that. I've done it for 48 years. I think that's plenty, and I'm really, really grateful for every day, every year of those 48, and all the things it's provided us."

-- Lamar Jackson Expected to Throw Deep More --
Sun May 31, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

The Baltimore Ravens official website reports Ravens QB Lamar Jackson hopefully will try more downfield throws this upcoming season when the team faces one-on-one coverage, according to HC John Harbaugh. "Those corners are going to be one-on-one and those safeties are going to be one-on-one against receivers, especially on downfield throws, and we got to make them pay for it," Harbaugh said. "I really do believe that's the next step for this offense from an execution standpoint. I really do believe Lamar is going to take the next step and our receivers are going to take the next step."

-- Texans Name Two --
Sun May 31, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the the Houston Texans have named Curtis Goodwin Performance Data Scientist, per source. They also named Kevin Clark Football Data and Applications Engineer, per source.

-- Cam Newton Expected to Wait to Sign --
Sun May 31, 2020 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent QB Cam Newton has been greeted by a cool late-spring market, and a source said he is expected to wait until teams resume on-field workouts to give them a chance to meet with him and evaluate his health in person. Sources also added that they remain uncertain on whether Newton would accept a backup role.


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