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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.
Source: The Associated Press |
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.
Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna |
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.
Source: ESPN.com - Jim Trotter |
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.
Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson |