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Week 14 NFL Tournament/GPP Fantasy Plays

Givanni Damico | December 8th, 2019

Welcome to the GPP/Tournament Plays article for Week 14. I’m filling in for Joey again, but you can check out his cash games article. It is important to note that players mentioned for cash games can absolutely be used in GPP lineups as well, but you may want to be contrarian and break the chalk. Let’s get into it.

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Week 13 NFL GPP/Tournament Plays

Givanni Damico | December 1st, 2019

Welcome to the GPP/Tournament Plays article for Week 13. I know what you’re thinking: wait, you’re not Joey? You got me there, but you can catch Joey’s cash games article here. It is important to note that the players mentioned for cash games can absolutely be used in tournaments as well.

You may want to fade some players who are projected to be more highly owned but don’t sway away from great matchups for the sake of being contrarian. Now, let’s get to some tournament picks.

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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Ashtyn Davis, SAF, California

Givanni Damico | November 26th, 2019 

Ashtyn Davis, SAF, California #27

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 201 LBs

Class: Senior

Davis is a former track-star whose athletic abilities have transferred very well to the football field. As a redshirt-senior, Davis has already accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl to further attempt to boost his stock. I love how an analyst over at TDN (The Draft Network) put it. He said that labeling Davis as a “track athlete” is incorrect. He should be labeled as “a football player, who happens to also be good in track and field.” 

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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kenneth Murray, ILB, Oklahoma

Givanni Damico | November 25th, 2019 

Kenneth Murray, ILB, Oklahoma #9

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 243 LBs

Class: Junior

Kenneth Murray is a very patient, productive player. He is very athletic, flashing sideline-to-sideline speed, but he lacks play strength. His motor and intelligence speaks for itself, though.

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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Givanni Damico | November 25th, 2019 

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon #10

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 238 LBs

Class: Senior

Everybody is in love with the measurables of Justin Herbert and how well he projects at the quarterback position, but how high is his ceiling? For the longest time, I had Herbert as my QB1 (Burrow now). Now I have to decide if Herbert is QB2 right behind Joe Burrow, or if he’s fallen further down my board.

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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Marlon Davidson, EDGE, Auburn

Givanni Damico | November 23rd, 2019 

Marlon Davidson, DL/EDGE, Auburn #3

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 278 LBs

Class: Senior

Marlon Davidson is a veteran leader who returned to Auburn for his senior season in order to fulfill a promise to his late mother that he would provide for her. Even after her death, Davidson’s plan never changed. As he trends closer and closer to becoming a day one pick, his goal looms even closer. But he does not need to be a first-round pick to fulfill this promise. Davidson has the traits to be a leader in the NFL. Let’s see how he grades out.

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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Givanni Damico | November 23rd, 2019 

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma #2 

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 191 LBs

Year: Junior

CeeDee Lamb is at the top of my wide receiver board. He’s a flashy player who makes big plays on the ball. Lamb averages 22.3 yards per catch which show his incredible yards after catch (YAC) ability. Lamb is an elite athlete with an incredible motor and great agility.

I grade on a 100-point scale being distributed ten ways with ten different criteria.

For wide receivers, these criteria include:

Frame, Speed, Strength/Physicality, Release, Hips/Footwork, Catching, Playmaking/YAC, Contested Balls, Route Running, Athleticism

Games of Lamb’s that I’ve watched:

  1. Texas Tech, at West Virginia (2018), at Texas (2019), vs. Houston (2019), vs. Alabama (2018)

 

Frame

9.5/10 Lamb has great size for a wide receiver that plays on the outside. I’d like to see him add a little bit more weight so he can better box out his opponents, but he’s only going to get stronger. He’s going to be hard for any cornerback in football to stop.

Speed

8.5/10 Although his speed is not elite, Lamb’s agility and athleticism makes up for it. He accelerates quickly in the open field which allows for extra YAC.

Strength/Physicality

9/10 Lamb is extremely physical as a runner. He fights for every last yard. He is also able to box out pretty well. As I said earlier, there is room for improvement here, but he’s one of the best in the class at creating space to make plays.

Release

9.5/10 Despite his lack of top-end speed, Lamb’s break off of the line of scrimmage and incredibly fluid footwork allow him to create separation quickly which leads to big plays and yards after the catch.

Hips/Footwork

10/10 No one is more polished at body control in the air and fluid footwork than Lamb (in this class). He is a top of the line talent who is great at concentrating on the ball and adjusting his body to make difficult plays seem easy.

Catching

9.5/10 There is no doubt that Lamb is a natural pass-catcher. If you throw it his way, he seems to catch it nearly every time. 

Playmaking/YAC

10/10 Only Jerry Jeudy rivals Lamb’s ability to make big plays happen. As I said earlier, Lamb is electrifying after the catch which is a major reason why he averages 22 yards per catch. He is elusive and hard to bring down. 

Contested Balls

8.5/10 Some of the plays that I’ve seen Lamb make in tight coverage are incredible. I’d like to see him develop a bit more consistency in this department, but you can’t ask for much more from a young talent.

Route Running

9.5/10 Lamb has an advanced route tree, having played in an “air raid” style offense. His ability to learn routes and consistently catch the football will put him on every team’s “must-have” list going into the 2020 draft.

Athleticism

9.5/10 Despite his lack of elite speed, Lamb is still likely to run somewhere in the 4.5-4.6 range at the 40-yard dash. He is extremely elusive and agile. Overall, he is incredibly gifted with natural talent.

Overall

93.5/100 There is a reason why CeeDee Lamb is number one on my wide receiver board. He’s incredibly well-rounded and has an insane catch radius. He makes difficult plays look easy, especially when controlling his body in the air. He is a polished player, understanding advanced route trees and having incredible footwork and fluidity. His ability to make plays with the ball in his hand is unparalleled.


Round Grade: Early First Round

Projected Draft Position: Early-Mid First Round

Pro Comparison: DeAndre Hopkins

Other Scouting Reports – Javon KinlawKristian FultonShaun Wade,Tyler Johnson

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