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Steelers | Heath Miller shines

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:36:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller had a team-high five catches for 53 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown reception, in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Offseason knee surgery could help Miller rebound from a rough 2013 campaign, and he should be one of Ben Roethlisberger's main targets, especially in the red zone. If you wait to draft a starting tight end, Miller could be a nice grab later in drafts.

Braves | Justin Upton dialed in

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:21:21 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs Thursday, Aug. 21. He now ranks second in the National League with 84 RBIs this year and has 18 RBIs in his last 12 games.

Angels | Matt Shoemaker impressive

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:16:27 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker picked up the win Thursday, Aug. 21, allowing one hit and striking out nine over 7 2/3 innings. Shoemaker gave up his first and only hit with two outs in the sixth inning.

Eagles | Nick Foles sharp

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:07:06 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles completed 19 of 29 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown and one interception during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21. He led the offense to three scoring drives in the first half.

FANTASY TIP: Foles and Chip Kelly's offensive system seem to be made for each other, and Foles is a starting-caliber fantasy quarterback in any format.

Bears | Josh Morgan to start Friday

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:53:38 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Josh Morgan will be the No. 3 receiver in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

Angels | Garrett Richards update

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:38:09 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (knee) will have surgery Friday, Aug. 22, instead of next week as previously expected.

Eagles | LeSean McCoy update

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:34:04 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) said he expects to be ready for the regular season after spraining his right thumb during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Any type of injury isn't ideal for a player of McCoy's caliber, but it doesn't look like this thumb sprain should affect his status as one of the top picks in fantasy drafts.

Colts | Montori Hughes on leave

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:20:21 -0700

Indianapolis Colts DE Montori Hughes (personal) is on extended leave from the team following the death of his infant daughter.

Red Sox | Yoenis Cespedes leaves early

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:09:01 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes (personal) left the team's game Thursday, Aug. 21, to deal with a family medical emergency. Manager John Farrell said he hopes Cespedes will be available to play Friday, Aug. 22.

Padres | Joaquin Benoit returning

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:00:42 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) could return to action as early as Friday, Aug. 22, and will "for sure" be back by Saturday, Aug. 23, according to manager Bud Black.

Bills | Sammy Watkins limited

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:15:43 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) did not participate in team drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 21, and he has not been cleared to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

FANTASY TIP: Watkins has more than enough talent to produce like a WR3 as a rookie, but he continues to miss time that he could be using to develop a rapport with EJ Manuel. Missing time in the preseason won't destroy Watkins' value, but it could lead to a slower start than previously expected.

Rockies | Michael Cuddyer staying put?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:04:02 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) was placed on revocable waivers Sunday, Aug. 17, but was pulled off after experiencing hamstring tightness Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Steelers | Jason Worilds out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:56:57 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jason Worilds (knee) left the team's preseason game with a right knee injury Thursday, Aug. 21, and will not return.

Jets | Dimitri Patterson limited

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:54:13 -0700

New York Jets CB Dimitri Patterson (leg) did not take part in team drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 21, and is questionable for the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

Steelers | Sean Spence exits

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:43:26 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Sean Spence (knee) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21, with a right knee injury and will not return.

Eagles | Arrelious Benn out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:40:23 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Arrelious Benn (head) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21, and will not return.

Steelers | Martavis Bryant earns reps

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:35:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant saw snaps with the first-team during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

Cardinals | Three miss practice

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:25:52 -0700

Arizona Cardinals OT Max Starks (ankle), LB Kevin Minter (pectoral) and OG Jonathan Cooper (toe) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Cardinals | New role for Ed Stinson

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:22:52 -0700

Arizona Cardinals DE Ed Stinson served as the backup for DE Frostee Rucker during practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu looks sharp

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:16:05 -0700

Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu delivered several big hits during practice Thursday, Aug. 21, knocking WR Ted Ginn Jr. and RB Andre Ellington to the ground.