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Colts | Reggie Wayne sitting

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:13:33 -0700

Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: The team continues to take it slow with Wayne as he works his way back from a knee injury. Wayne should be considered a WR3 on draft day.

Nationals | Steven Souza starting rehab games

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:13:19 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Steven Souza (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Hagerstown Thursday, Aug. 21. He likely will move to Single-A Potomac after a few games.

Colts | Jack Mewhort not practicing

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:10:37 -0700

Indianapolis Colts OG Jack Mewhort (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Buccaneers | R.J. Mattes signed

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:45:11 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent OG R.J. Mattes (Patriots). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also released DE James Ruffin.

Falcons | Steven Jackson remains out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:43:04 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Jackson has missed several practices because of the injury, and his status for the regular season is uncertain at this point. Devonta Freeman could receive more playing time because of Jackson's injury. Jackson will enter the season as the starter if healthy, but Freeman will get carries during the season. Both Jackson and Freeman could be weekly flex options in some leagues.

Royals | Salvador Perez to have MRI

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:42:19 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (knee) will undergo an MRI Thursday, Aug. 21, to examine the patella tendon in his right knee, which he tweaked a few days ago. Trainer Nick Kenney determined Perez did not suffer structural damage to the joint, according to manager Ned Yost.

FANTASY TIP: Perez will miss at least a few days. Adjust your lineups accordingly.

Cowboys | B.W. Webb sitting out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:34:11 -0700

Dallas Cowboys CB B.W. Webb (hip) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, because of a sore hip flexor.

Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka to throw BP

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:33:39 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will face live hitters in batting practice Saturday, Aug. 23, according to manager Joe Girardi.

FANTASY TIP: Tanaka could be back sometime in the next few weeks if he doesn't suffer any setbacks, but fantasy owners can't rest all their hopes on him.

Cowboys | Two defensive players practicing

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:30:17 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (cramps) and CB Sterling Moore (groin) are participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Cowboys | Anthony Hitchens works MLB

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:25:40 -0700

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

Cowboys | Tony Romo practicing

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:24:22 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 21. Romo will be able to play in the third preseason game.

FANTASY TIP: The team has been taking things slow with Romo during camp, but it appears like Romo will be ready for the start of the regular season. He has weapons to work with on offense and should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues.

Bengals | Vontaze Burfict contract update

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:23:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict signed a four-year contract extension worth $20.05 million, according to a source.

Tigers | Justin Verlander ready

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:16:35 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Aug. 21, and looks ready to start Saturday, Aug. 23.

FANTASY TIP: It's safe to throw Verlander into your lineups. At this point of the season, you need every start possible from him.

Yankees | Zelous Wheeler recalled

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:15:01 -0700

The New York Yankees have recalled 3B Zelous Wheeler from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team also optioned P Chase Whitley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera dings ankle

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:13:34 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle) aggravated an old ankle injury and is starting at designated hitter Thursday, Aug. 21. Manager Brad Ausmus said the injury is "a small concern."

FANTASY TIP: The fact he's in the lineup should tell fantasy owners not to worry. We'll tell you if and when it's time to.

Yankees | Carlos Beltran sitting

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:09:19 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) is not in the lineup Thursday, Aug. 21. OF Zelous Wheeler is starting in his place at designated hitter.

FANTASY TIP: Beltran probably will sit at least the next few days as he recovers from his elbow setback.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell travels for game

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:07:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell traveled on his own for the team's third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Bell did not travel on the team charter after he was arrested for driving under the influence and marijuana possession Wednesday, Aug. 20.

FANTASY TIP: Bell likely will face a punishment at some point because of the arrest, but it may not occur this season. Owners should still consider Bell as a starting running back that likely will start coming off the board in the second round.

Steelers | LeGarrette Blount may see ban

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:02:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount could face a one-game suspension for his arrest stemming from a marijuana possession charge. However, the suspension may not be rendered anytime soon.

FANTASY TIP: Blount's fantasy stock is unchanged unless the team invokes a suspension.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell may face ban

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:00:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell could face a one-game suspension for his arrest stemming from DUI and marijuana possession charges. However, the suspension may not be rendered anytime soon.

FANTASY TIP: Bell's fantasy stock is unchanged unless the team invokes a suspension.

Saints | Pierre Thomas in pass game

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:53:50 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas said he expects to do more route running and assist in pass protection as his role is expected to change this season.

FANTASY TIP: Thomas is third on the depth chart and may have some slight value in PPR leagues in good matchups. However, he doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues.