💔 A Public Break-Up Gets Messy

That's some dirty laundry...


Sorry, can’t make minicamp, checking out the pyramids…

In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter presented by BetMGM:

  • Barkley and the Giants are beefing

  • Watercooler: Aaron Rodgers’ excuse

  • Dynasty Trade Targets: A 2nd-year WR

  • It’s 7/4. Take it away, Pete Overzet…

Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants broke up this offseason, but the dirty laundry is still being aired out.

Thanks to the Giants appearing on a special offseason edition of Hard Knocks, we were recently treated to a couple of extremely candid comments from GM Joe Schoen.

In a deliberation about what to do with Barkley, Schoen said: “We’re paying Daniel Jones $40M. (The plan) is not to hand the ball off to a $12M back.”


We also got a clip of Schoen discussing aging RBs with Frank Gore where he seemed very disinterested in Barkley’s future with the team.

A high-profile breakup wouldn’t be complete without the disparaged firing back, though.

I’m not claiming that Barkley’s camp planted this story with ESPN, but I’m not not claiming that a jilted lover wouldn’t want to flaunt their new partner in the face of their ex.

Next up? Saquon posting shirtless beach photos with Kellen Moore.

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Around the Watercooler (August 2022)

🐻 The most improved offense in the entire league? They could be.

⚔️ Where can you draft Justin Jefferson? Ian and Dwain chime in.

🎙️ Beast Mode in podcast form? It’s coming.

📊 Three trends on Yahoo! fantasy. All hail King Henry?

😱 Should I be terrified to fade this guy? I’m slightly more scared now.

🌭 “You have to be one sick individual to bet on a hot dog contest”. Bet.

📈 Week 1 starting odds for rookie QBs. Hi there, Bo Nix.

🎥 How Snoop Dogg’s football league shaped C.J. Stroud. Very cool.

🤔 Is Cooper Kupp or Puka Nacua the 1a? Hmm.

🐫 Here is Aaron Rodgers’ excuse for missing minicamp. Of course.

Dynasty Trade Targets

As the summer marches on, I'm here to remind you that there's no offseason when in dynasty fantasy football. With attention shifting towards training camps, here are four wide receivers you should consider trading for before their values start to come back up. Take it away, Sam Wallace

🎯 Dynasty Trade Targets

💥 Jordan Addison, WR - Vikings

Jordan Addition came off the board in 2023 at No. 23 overall and was the fourth wideout drafted. However, he clocked in as the WR1 in our Rookie WR Model, ahead of Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Despite playing alongside Justin Jefferson, Addison performed well. Jefferson missed Weeks 6-12 and, in his place, Addison proved he could be a true No. 1 option.

During that stretch, Addison saw incredible usage:

  • 94% route participation

  • 20% TPRR

  • 23% target share

  • 38% air yards

The big concern now is the change at QB. Minnesota lost Kirk Cousins, signed Sam Darnold, and drafted J.J. McCarthy. It's an overall downgrade and the market reacted accordingly.

Hartitz did provide optimism on McCarthy in his Vikings team preview:

While McCarthy didn't offer a ton of elite counting numbers of volume during his three years at Michigan, he did boast some pretty enticing underlying efficiency numbers that certainly helped lead to him being a top-10 selection:

This should encourage Addison managers but patience is critical. Regardless of who starts at QB, this should be McCarthy's team eventually.

Addison carries a dynasty ADP of WR26. His value peaked at WR10 back in November but has plummeted since. Like JSN, I'm tempering expectations in redraft but am buying in dynasty. I would look to acquire now while his price is low.

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