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Steelers | Two ILBs may compete for one spot

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:39:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LBs Terence Garvin and Jordan Zumwalt could compete for one roster spot if the team decides to keep only five inside linebackers on their final roster. Garvin has an edge in the competition because he has played well while Zumwalt has been bother by a hamstring injury.

Dolphins | Walt Aikens wearing cast on hand

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:32:49 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Walt Aikens (hand) is not participating in practice because of a hand injury. Aikens is wearing a cast on his injured hand.

Nationals | Nate McLouth expected to be ready for 2015

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:24:15 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Nate McLouth (shoulder) should be ready for the start of spring training next season, according to manager Matt Williams.

Nationals | Nate Schierholtz could join team soon

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:23:08 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Nate Schierholtz could be called up from Triple-A Syracuse in the near future because of the injury to OF Nate McLouth (shoulder). Schierholtz reported to Syracuse Tuesday, Aug. 19.

FANTASY TIP: Schierholtz should only be considered in NL-only leagues since he likely will see most of his time as a pinch hitter and receive a few spot starts.

Buccaneers | Lavelle Hawkins cut

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:15:24 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released WR Lavelle Hawkins.

Giants | Odell Beckham not practicing

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:10:38 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, and is on the sidelines stretching.

FANTASY TIP: Beckham has missed most of training camp because of the injury and may not have much of a role on offense this season. Owners probably should not consider selecting him at any point in the draft.

Broncos | Greg Latta waived/injured

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:05:52 -0700

The Denver Broncos have waived/injured DE Greg Latta (undisclosed).

Bills | Leodis McKelvin leaves practice

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:58:19 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (groin, hip) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of a groin injury.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. still out

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:52:10 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is not practicing again Wednesday, Aug. 20. He's stretching on the side.

FANTASY TIP: Beckham is nothing more than a final-rounds flier for fantasy drafts. Whenever the rookie can come back, he'll also have to pick up a new offense that's treading water in preseason action.

Steelers | Brett Keisel update

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:43:56 -0700

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel signed a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. Pittsburgh released DT Al Lapuaho to make roster room.

FANTASY TIP: The Steelers' defense welcomes back an anchor, but they're still only a fringe fantasy start.

Eagles | David Fluellen released

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:40:30 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles released RB David Fluellen.

Mariners | Dustin Ackley sitting

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:38:30 -0700

Seattle Mariners 2B/OF Dustin Ackley (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, so he can rest a sore back, according to Lloyd McClendon. The Mariners are off Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: We'll let you know if this is enough of a break to let Ackley return to deep fantasy lineups Friday.

Phillies | Ruben Amaro Jr. safe

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:35:17 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is not on the hot seat, according to Phillies president David Montgomery.

FANTASY TIP: Frustration expressed by outsiders over Amaro's team-building will continue as long as Montgomery supports him.

Brewers | Khris Davis sitting

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:15:45 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20.

FANTASY TIP: No reason has been given yet, so it could be a rest day. Remove him from your lineups and we'll let you know if it's something long-term. Gerardo Parra is starting in left field.

Jets | Stephen Hill still behind

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:08:11 -0700

New York Jets WR Stephen Hill has only one reception and 17 yards this preseason and has been targeted only twice. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal have worked with Hill on his route running, including shortening his stride lengths to add fluidity and efficiency, but Hill hasn't shown much progress.

FANTASY TIP: Hill has raw ability but has not yet rounded out his physical tools. He's someone to watch during the season in case it all clicks, but it's looking like a long process. His QB situation won't do him any favors.

Cardinals | Jon Jay extends to 11

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:40:12 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay extended his hitting streak to 11 games Tuesday, Aug. 19. He is 15-for-31 during the streak.

FANTASY TIP: Jay is worth acquiring and using as a fifth outfielder or utility player while he is scalding hot.

Reds | Aroldis Chapman out again

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:37:11 -0700

Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) was unavailable Tuesday, Aug. 19, with a sore left shoulder.

FANTASY TIP: He is day to day, and Jonathan Broxton should be called upon in save chances in Chapman's stead.

Rockies | Michael Cuddyer OK

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:34:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer's (hamstring) sore hamstring isn't a long-term issue. Manager Walt Weiss said that Cuddyer playing in a doubleheader Sunday, Aug. 17, led to the soreness.

FANTASY TIP: Put him in your lineups when he returns.

Rockies | More on Justin Morneau

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:30:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau (neck) returned to the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 19, after missing two games with a stiff neck.

FANTASY TIP: He went 0-for-4 but remains a solid CI option.

Royals | Omar Infante with big night

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:27:20 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three doubles Tuesday, Aug. 19.

FANTASY TIP: He's a good, cheap, daily play in Coors Field over the next couple of days.