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The 2022 PFD Roster Projection Contest

Welcome to the end of August. Welcome to roster cutdowns.

As in years past, it's time for the 2022 PFD roster projection contest; as before, here are the rules:

  • Send me a 53-man roster projection.

Um... that's simple.

More specifically, send me the names of the 53 (or fewer) players that you believe will be on the roster at cutdown on August 30. While the roster will change before Week 1, this covers the very first cut to 53.

A few tips:

  • If you think the Patriots will trade for a player at the initial cutdown, you may just list that as "trade acquisition" and do not need to name a specific player. You do, however, need to put that in the correct position. (Note that I divide defensive front seven members into DL, ED, and LB, while PatsPicker uses DE, DT, ILB, and OLB. I'll be lenient if you put a trade acquisition in one of those positions.)

  • If you think the Patriots will cut down below 53, put "empty spot" in your projection somewhere.

  • Don't forget that if an injured player such as Tyquan Thornton is to play at any point this year, he has to make the initial cutdown before IR placement. So if you think he will be playing later in the season, you'll have to have him on your initial 53.

  • Also don't forget that suspended players such as Daniel Ekuale will automatically not be on the initial 53.

I think that's everything, except that as always I reserve the right to close any and all loopholes (looking at you MAC).

Email with your projections. Deadline is Monday, August 29 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.

Have fun, and good luck!

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Matt Monitto
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