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Newton, C. – NE (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Cam Newton, QB, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: Cam Newton is back with the Patriots this season, and hopefully Year 2 goes better than Year 1. He should be considered a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues, and he’s worth drafting with a mid-round pick in two-quarterback and Superflex formats. In one-quarterback leagues, Newton is only worth a late-round flier in deeper formats. The biggest thing to monitor with Newton is if he can hold off rookie Mac Jones for the starting job, but all indications are Newton will open the season as the starter. Newton replaced Tom Brady in New England last year and started the season strong with consecutive games of at least 25 Fantasy points, but things went downhill from there, including a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He only had four more games with at least 20 Fantasy points on the season, and he passed for just eight touchdowns. The good news was his rushing prowess with 592 yards and 12 touchdowns, and the Patriots added improved weapons this offseason with Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith, Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne. Julian Edelman is gone, but Newton should improve this season with better talent at receiver, as well as an upgraded offensive line. He could emerge as a waiver-wire addition in all leagues by the end of the year — assuming he stays ahead of Jones on the depth chart. (

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Rashod Bateman Draft Scout

The Gophers football program’s “Pro Day” has been scheduled for April 1 at the U’s indoor facility in Minneapolis, the NFL said Thursday. This date is especially important for aspiring NFL players this year due to the league’s pandemic-related decision to not host workouts at its scouting combine in Indianapolis. This will be the best chance for players – primarily receiver Rashod Bateman and cornerback Benjamin St-Juste – to display their speed, strength and agility in front of NFL front-office personnel. – Pioneer Press

Woods, R. – LAR (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: Robert Woods’ past three seasons provide enough evidence that he’ll have a shot at very good stats now that Matthew Stafford will plug into the Rams offense. Routinely settling in as a middle-of-the pack No. 2 receiver in PPR, Woods has averaged at least 8.1 targets per game since 2018 and been the Rams’ leader or near-leader in air yards each year. Getting Stafford is a definite upgrade — Jared Goff became a liability thanks in part to an average completion depth in 2020 of just 4.9 yards. Stafford, meanwhile, has helped push at least one teammate into the top 12 in air yards in each of the past three years. He’s a far more aggressive downfield thrower, something the Rams figure to lean on. That’s good news for Woods. At worst, pencil him in as a No. 2 receiver who should average close to 15 PPR points per game (just as he’s done for the past three seasons), but keep in mind that the quarterback change could kick his stats up a notch. Round 4 isn’t too early to take Woods in PPR, whereas he shouldn’t get touched until early Round 5 in non-PPR. (
ADP: 2.12 — 5.08
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Born: April 10, 1992, Gardena, CA

Carson, C. – Sea (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: Fantasy managers might not feel comfortable trusting Chris Carson as a No. 2 running back. Carson, 27 just after the season starts, figures to remain the primary rusher for the Seahawks, but to what degree? His carries per game sunk from 18.5 in 2019 to 11.8 in 2020. As such, Carson had just four games out of 12 with 15-plus carries and seven with 15-plus touches. Those were also down from 2019. There’s no guarantee Carson will regain his previous workload, especially coming off a season where he missed four games and still has a number of talented young rushers on the depth chart behind him. Tack on a tough slate that includes the Steelers, Saints, Washington, Bears and the NFC West, and Carson feels riskier than ever. The bottom line: he’s delivered nice Fantasy weeks about half of the time over each of his past two seasons, and that’s probably close to what a good year would look like from him at this point. Whether you think he can get there or not will determine when you take him, but expect Carson to get snagged between 30th and 40th overall. (
ADP: 2.07 — 4.11
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Born: September 16, 1994, Biloxi, MS


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OAN Report Features Baseless Assertion of Election Fraud by Algorithm

One America News Network recently spotlighted one man’s analysis that wrongly suggests precinct-level voting data in Georgia proved a computer algorithm was used to swing the election to President Joe Biden. A hand tally of paper ballots confirmed the election outcome, one of many indications the claim is false.

Painting Things As They Are: A Conversation with Deborah Brown

It’s been over a year since Covid-19 has been hitting the headlines but it’s about this time in 2020 when our lives started getting directly affected by what was coming up. Whether it’s technical issues, supply problems, mobility concerns, or even the lack of motivation, the new state of things forced or encourage a shift of focus for a lot of creatives from the standard field of interest to the new horizons.

Henry, D. – Ten (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (6/23) Advice: Nothing, it seems, can slow Derrick Henry. He finished third in PPR scoring in 2020 and will almost certainly go off the board in the first six picks in all drafts this season. He’s had at least 380 carries in each of the last two seasons, including the postseason, so it’s fair to wonder if he’ll break down at some point, but we’ve seen no sign of that yet — if anything, Henry keeps getting stronger as the season goes on. Don’t expect another 2,000-yard season, but Henry should be the favorite to lead the NFL in rush attempts, yards and touchdowns, and should be a no-doubt-about-it No. 1 RB, even without catching passes. Until he shows signs of slowing down, it doesn’t make much sense to bet against him. (
ADP: 1.01 — 1.08
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Born: January 4, 1994, Yulee, FL

Sanders, E. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: After an impressive but short stint with the 49ers in 2019, Emmanuel Sanders joined the Saints, but he was unable to find his footing in New Orleans. That’s not all that uncommon for WRs coming over to the Saints during the Drew Brees era and dealing with a timing-based passing system. Josh Allen and the Bills should be a much better fit for Sanders’ skill set in 2021 — specifically on improvised plays off schedule and in the deep passing game. He won’t cost much in drafts due to the competition around him and that makes Sanders a priority flier in what should be one of the NFL’s best passing attacks. (
ADP: 10.02 — 17.04
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Born: March 17, 1987, Bellville, TX

Blackface Photo Doesn’t Show Clintons

A photo of two people, one of whom is in blackface, has been circulating online for years with the unfounded claim that it shows Bill and Hillary Clinton. A Twitter user said he posted the photo in 2015, even though he had no evidence it was the Clintons, to “stir interest.”

The Future of Cannabis: Black Market vs Legitimate Dispensaries Debate

Marijuana is a projected 55 billion dollar industry that’s only available for adult use in just 11 states and medically legal in a little over half the country. As fortunes are being created and millions of dollars are being invested, over-regulating and restricted access have placed the wealth of legal marijuana into the hands of a select few, causing Democratic presidential candidates to use phrases like reparations or restorative justice in describing their plans for federal legalization. So we talked to some cannabis entrepreneurs in the Bay Area where some of these plans already exist to find out if they have brought equity to the industry or if they have handed the keys to corporate interests.

Kahuku Farms

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Harris, N. – Pit (RB)

Najee Harris 2021 Outlook: A Top 10 Fantasy RB (6/23) Advice: Look for Najee Harris to be used early and often. He is going to surpass 1,000 yards rushing and can get close to the LeVeon Bell status as a receiver as well. This makes him an early fantasy pick as the rookie RB most likely to crack the top 10. The run game in Pittsburgh will be back. Harris is a worthy RB2 pick for your fantasy team and should be considered amongst the likes of Austin Ekeler and Chris Carson in the second or early third-round of your fantasy drafts. He will not disappoint you. (
ADP: 1.03 — 15.11
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Born: March 9, 1998, Martinez, CA

Fantasy Football Today: Aaron Rodgers, J.K. Dobbins, Michael Thomas lead list of 2021 regression candidates

You want to know a sure-fire way to win your Fantasy league? Draft only players who are about to have career years. Yep, it’s that easy.

OK, easier said than done. But that’s what it takes: Identifying players right before they have that one year where everything comes together perfectly. Sometimes, it never happens; some players are just steady as they come every year. But most players have that one season that stands above the rest of their career as their pinnacle, and they tend to lead countless players to Fantasy championships when it happens.

But what goes up must fall, as the man said, and one sure-fire way to put yourself in a hole on Draft Day is to go too aggressively after last year’s career-best seasons. You never want to pay a premium for last year’s production, after all. Sometimes, of course, a career year is just a career year so far, and figuring out the difference is one of the keys to succeeding in this game.

AG Barr: No reason to name special counsels to investigate Hunter Biden or election fraud

Departing Attorney General William Barr continued to distance himself from President Donald Trump, saying Monday that he saw no reason to appoint special counsels to investigate Hunter Biden or unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud.

Barr, who is set to leave office Wednesday, also broke with Trump by publicly blaming Russia for a massive cyber attack that has affected more than a half-dozen government agencies and an untold number of private companies, even as the president pointed the finger at China over the weekend and sought to downplay the breach.

“From the information I have, I agree with Secretary Pompeo’s assessment,” Barr said, referring to State Department chief Mike Pompeo. “It certainly appears to be the Russians, but I’m not going to discuss it beyond that.”

Cramer’s lightning round: I like Plug Power

3D Systems: ”I think you can own that, but it ain’t going to make more than a dollar or two, so you be the judge.”

Cracker Barrel: “I’m not that interested in it.”

Zebra Technologies: “This Zebra, which is now one of those companies that people are selling in order to buy new IPOs, is a great company and I think as it comes down you can accumulate it, but at the same time since you got a $50 [cost] basis you should take some of your money out and just let the house money run.”

Plug Power: “I like Plug. … I would not have liked it if it weren’t for the acquisitions. They made it exciting for me.”

Nokia: “We’re not buyers in Nokia because they have a product that’s expensive and not as good as some others.”

Rodgers, A. – GB (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: After his resurgence in 2020, Aaron Rodgers is best viewed as a solid QB1 draftable as early as Round 7. While Rodgers showed last year that he isn’t over the hill yet, we do expect some regression in 2021. For one thing, Rodgers’ 9.1% touchdown rate was nearly 50% higher than his career rate, which means you should expect at least 10 fewer scores this year. Also, his 8.2 yards per attempt was his highest since 2011, so the yardage total may come down as well. None of this is to say Rodgers is a bad bet as a Fantasy starter, you just shouldn’t draft him expecting 2020 production. In Dynasty Rodgers’ value is completely dependent on your status. He’s a hold for a contender, but any team close to rebuilding should try to deal him now. Reports of Rodgers’ discontent in Green Bay have led to a lot of trade rumors, but as of now we still expect him to be in Green Bay in 2021. (
ADP: 1.05 — 6.11
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Born: December 2, 1983, Chico, CA

Senate leaders reach agreement on impeachment trial rules

The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins this week as Senate leaders reached an agreement Monday, giving the impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers up to 16 hours each to present their cases and creating the option for a debate and vote to call witnesses — if the House impeachment managers seek it.

Lyft to offer 60 million free and discounted rides to vaccination sites

Lyft announced it would provide 60 million rides to and from vaccination sites for low-income, uninsured and at-risk communities as vaccines roll out.

The ride-hailing company partnered with JPMorgan Chase, Anthem Inc., United Way, Epic, Centene Corporation, Modern Health, One Medical, National Hispanic Council on Aging, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging and others to help with the efforts in the coming weeks.

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