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Packers | Two behind

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:16:12 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Carl Bradford and CB Demetri Goodson are buried on the depth chart at their respective positions. Bradford could be the eighth outside linebacker on the depth chart, and Goodson could be the sixth cornerback.

Cowboys | Anthony Hitchens works MLB

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:00:41 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens took snaps at middle linebacker with LBs Justin Durant and Bruce Carter on each side.

Cowboys | Tony Romo returns

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:46:20 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: The team continues to monitor his repetitions this preseason, so expect him to be in and out during the week.

Cowboys | Rolando McClain returns

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:44:35 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (cramps) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Cardinals | Jon Jay extends to 12

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:40:30 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay extended his hitting streak to 12 games Wednesday, Aug. 20.

FANTASY TIP: He's hitting .514 (18-for-35) during the streak and can be used as your fifth outfielder or utility player while he's this hot.

Eagles | DeMeco Ryans playing less

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:30:37 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles MLB DeMeco Ryans has had his snaps reduced this preseason, and he only played 15 snaps in the second preseason game. LBs Najee Goode and Emmanuel Acho have struggled in place of him. Ryans is expected to play a bit more in the third preseason game.

Angels | Garrett Richards' season over?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:23:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (knee) is likely to miss the rest of the season with what is believed to be a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. If he requires surgery, as expected, he'll have a six-month recovery window.

FANTASY TIP: Wade LeBlanc and Randy Wolf are possibilities to replace him in the Halos' rotation. LeBlanc has a 4.00 ERA and 1.38 WHIP at AAA, but he has 116 K's in 123 2/3 innings. He'd be a decent AL-only add, whereas Wolf would serve as AL roster depth.

Padres | Joaquin Benoit may land on DL

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:05:04 -0700

San Diego Padres CL Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) may land on the 15-dayd disabled list with a sore right shoulder. The team could wait a few more days before making a decision.

FANTASY TIP: Kevin Quackenbush is expected to fill in for Benoit. Pick him up in all leagues if you need a short-term saves fix. Dale Thayer and Alex Torres could also fill in on occasion and are NL-only targets.

Browns | Johnny Manziel to sit, learn

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:20:46 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will not have a package of plays created for him to run off the bench, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Manziel has been slow to adjust to taking snaps under center and the new playbook.

FANTASY TIP: Manziel has mid-to-low QB2 value and could see his first action sometime this season.

Jets | Geno Smith to start Week 1

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:18:14 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start Week 1 versus the Oakland Raiders, barring an injury. The coaching staff has yet to officially name Smith the starter.

FANTASY TIP: Smith has mild appeal in daily gaming, with a $5,200 price tag in FantasyScore.

Royals | Salvador Perez to have MRI

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:40:31 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (knee) will have an MRI on his sore knee Thursday, Aug. 21. Manager Ned Yost said the condition is not considered serious.

FANTASY TIP: The team has a scheduled day off Thursday. If Perez is still not right by Friday, Erik Kratz would likely make the start in his absence.

Giants | Yusmeiro Petit to start

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:39:43 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Yusmeiro Petit will be the first pitcher on the mound when the team's suspended game against the Chicago Cubs resumes Thursday, Aug. 21.

Angels | Brennan Boesch optioned

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:39:02 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Triple-A Salt Lake Wednesday, Aug. 20. The team is likely to add two pitchers Thursday, Aug. 21.

Steelers | LeGarrette Blount travels

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:52:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount accompanied the team for its preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell does not travel

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:52:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell did not travel with the team for the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 21.

Dolphins | Knowshon Moreno might play

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:58 -0700

Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said Wednesday, Aug. 20, that he feels good. The team wants to see him practice Thursday, Aug. 21, before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Dallas Cowboys.

FANTASY TIP: Moreno is expected to serve as the backup to Lamar Miller, at least initially. For now, fantasy owners will only want to invest a late-round pick on the veteran.

Dolphins | Anthony Johnson sidelined

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:19 -0700

Miami Dolphins DT Anthony Johnson (shoulder) has missed time at practice this week due to a shoulder injury.

Dolphins | Will Davis looks to be ahead

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:48:51 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Will Davis appears to be ahead of CB Jamar Taylor in the race of the No. 3 cornerback job.

Dolphins | Brady Quinn struggling

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:47:42 -0700

Miami Dolphins QB Brady Quinn has thrown five interceptions in practice over the past three days.

FANTASY TIP: With Quinn struggling, it appears unlikely he will win a spot on the 53-man roster.

Dolphins | Four battling for two spots

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:47:03 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Jalil Brown, CB Don Jones, FS Jordan Kovacs and FS Michael Thomas appear to be fighting for two roster spots. Thomas has reportedly had a good camp and might have a leg up for one of those spots.