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Bills | Marcell Dareus returns

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:44:25 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus returned to training camp Tuesday, July 22, after leaving Monday, July 21, for a court hearing.

Browns | Josh Gordon to practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:40:42 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) will practice when training camp starts, according to head coach Mike Pettine, despite his impending suspension.

FANTASY TIP: This is no reason to get your hopes up with Gordon despite the news of him practicing. His year-long suspension is all but guaranteed at this point, it's just not official yet.

Chargers | Danny Woodhead extended

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:34:31 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead has signed a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were undisclosed.

FANTASY TIP: Woodhead is a prolific fantasy running back in PPR scoring leagues with much lower value in standard leagues. One drawback to Woodhead is the deep Chargers' running back corps with Ryan Mathews, Donald Brown and Woodhead. Still, he has RB2 upside in PPR leagues and is a fringe RB3 in standard leagues.

Reds | Devin Mesoraco sitting

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:33:24 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (rest) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Bryan Price wanted C Brayan Pena to catch SP Homer Bailey. Price also noted Mesoraco is scuffling a bit at the plate.

FANTASY TIP: Pena is dirt cheap on daily sites, and the matchup against rookie Jimmy Nelson isn't terrifying. Pena is a decent low-budget play.

Giants | Jameel McClain X-Rays negative

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:31:24 -0700

New York Giants LB Jameel McClain's (foot) X-Rays turned out negative after the linebacker was carted off the field Tuesday, July 22.

Cardinals | No Oscar Taveras

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:26:43 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Taveras can benefit more from two starts per week with the Cardinals than he would playing at Class AAA, where he has proven himself, according to manager Mike Matheny.

FANTASY TIP: Clearly, Matheny isn't committed to playing Taveras every day, at least at this point. Taveras should continue to see semi-regular playing time and is worth holding. However, this is far from an ideal situation for fantasy owners.

Chargers | Sign Adrian Hamilton

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:23:14 -0700

The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent LB Adrian Hamilton (Ravens).

Buccaneers | Release D.J. Moore

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:17:54 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released CB D.J. Moore.

Buccaneers | Sign two

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:17:02 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agents LB Jeremy Grable (Valdosa St.) and OT J.B. Shugarts (Lions).

Padres | Mike Hazen has second interview

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:16:50 -0700

Boston Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen had his second interview for the San Diego Padres' vacant general manager position Tuesday, July 22.

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Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:16:09 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki's (hip) disabled list stint is retroactive to Sunday, July 20. In a corresponding move, SP Yohan Flande was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Falcons | Julio Jones ready for camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:11:40 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will be ready for the start of training camp, as expected, but will be limited.

FANTASY TIP: This is definitely good news for a top-tier fantasy wide receiver. Jones will likely take it easy throughout training camp and the preseason as he continues to heal. When healthy, Jones has top-five WR potential in standard leagues.

Falcons | Two placed on PUP list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:07:31 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') and SS Zeke Motta (neck) were placed on the physically unable to perform list.

Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki to DL

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:01:45 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, with a strained hip flexor.

FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners should have been prepared for this. Tulowitzki has missed the past two games and has missed substantial stretches in each of the past five seasons. Josh Rutledge is worth a look in the majority of formats.

Jaguars | Place two on NFI lists

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:56:17 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football illness list. CB Aaron Colvin (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list.

Jaguars | Two placed on PUP list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:53:59 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Dekoda Watson (groin) and FS Alan Ball (ankle) have been placed on the physically unable to perform list.

Braves | Manager talks lineup order

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:53:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella is manager Fredi Gonzalez's preferred No. 2 hitter, as opposed to SS Andrelton Simmons.

FANTASY TIP: La Stella's run-scoring potential is higher hitting in the two spot, increasing his fantasy value. Simmons struggles to get on base, so he is better suited lower in the order, where he'll see more RBI opportunities.

Rams | Two placed on NFI list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:51:27 -0700

The St. Louis Rams placed FS C.B. Bryant (undisclosed) and DE Ethan Westbrooks (undisclosed) on the non-football injury list.

Indians | Asdrubal Cabrera wearing back brace

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:46:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) was wearing a back brace and walking gingerly Tuesday, July 22. Cabrera said if he is still in pain Wednesday, July 23, he would get a MRI or X-ray.

FANTASY TIP: It could be time to surf your waiver wire for potential shortstop replacements, at least for the short-term. Mike Aviles' value would increase significantly, if Cabrera misses time.

Rams | Sign three more

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:45:22 -0700

The St. Louis Rams signed free-agents OT R.J. Dill (Chiefs), OL D.J. Morrell (Lions) and LB Lawrence Wilson (Bears).