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14 boring-but-worth-it fantasy draft picks for the 2019 season - Daniel Kelley
Allen is the next receiver off the board after Hilton, with TE Zach Ertz slotted between them in drafts. He finished as fantasy’s WR3 in 2017 with 2.55 yards per route run, then fell to 12th in 2018 despite the YPRR still staying at 2.50 (the only qualified receivers with a better YPRR were Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Hilton, and Tyreek Hill). He’s an elite receiver at a third-round price.

The NFL's best rushing tandems ahead of the 2019 NFL season - Connor Price
You don’t have to venture far down the running back player grades to find this duo. Gordon (86.1) and Ekeler (85.1) ranked third and sixth, respectively, among all NFL running backs, but they also ranked first and second for a short period of the season.

Veterans who could be cut by each of the NFL's 32 teams - NFL Nation
The Ohio State product has been the No. 3 quarterback for the past two seasons. However, the Chargers drafted North Dakota State product Easton Stick in the fifth round. With the Chargers signing Tyrod Taylor as the No. 2 behind Philip Rivers, Jones must show improvement during training camp to stick around in 2019. "The evaluation is going to come in the preseason games when you're out there against another team and you're having to manage a lot of different things," Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said. "The trend for him has been good. He's improving. Just seeing his command in the huddle now, opposed to what it was last year, it's much better." -- Eric D. Williams

NFL divisional bets I like right now - Mike Clay
Caesars unsurprisingly favors the incumbent AFC West champion Chiefs (-125) here, but it's tough for me to get behind them for a variety of reasons. For starters, league history suggests Kansas City's 2018 offensive production (66 touchdowns) is unsustainable. Consider that of the four offenses that scored 60-plus touchdowns in a season, all suffered a large dropoff the next season. The average dip was 13.75 scores.

Rating the offseason for all 32 NFL teams: Why the Browns are on top - ESPN.com
Figuring out the health status of Russell Okung will be a critical part of the Chargers' lead-up to training camp. The Pro Bowl left tackle missed mandatory minicamp with an undisclosed injury, and coach Anthony Lynn said he does not know if Okung will be ready for training camp. Although the Bolts' offensive line helped pave the way for a productive running game and, for the most part, kept Rivers upright, they struggled with execution at the end of last season. If Okung is unavailable, the Chargers would move Sam Tevi from right tackle to left tackle and put Trent Scott into the starting lineup at right tackle.

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