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Ravens | Aaron Ross placed on IR

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:41:15 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Aaron Ross (Achilles') has been placed on Injured Reserve. Ross will miss the entire season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

Cowboys | Ronald Leary update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:38:29 -0700

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) strained his hamstring during a conditioning test. He is already on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

Jets | Chris Johnson feeling good

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:33:14 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) said he feels good and didn't feel any pain after his first full-go since last season.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson has been one of the most consistent fantasy running backs over the past several years. His stock has declined since his move to New York, however, with RBs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell also in the mix. He's still a solid RB2 candidate.

Rangers | Jerome Williams starting Friday

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:28:28 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Jerome Williams will start Friday, July 25, against the Oakland Athletics.

FANTASY TIP: Avoid Williams in all formats against the Athletics.

Falcons | Corey Peters hoping to return for opener

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:26:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') plans to be back for Atlanta's season-opener, saying he's optimistic and is feeling good.

Indians | No Asdrubal Cabrera again

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:24:57 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not in the lineup Thursday, July 24. INF Jose Ramirez is starting in his place, batting ninth.

FANTASY TIP: Cabrera could be looking at a disabled list stint if this persists. Ramirez is nothing more than AL-only filler.

Browns | Four players back on active roster

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:22:54 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West (undisclosed), DT Jacobbi McDaniel (undisclosed), OG Jeremiah Warren and OL Chris Faulk (undisclosed) returned to the team's active roster Thursday, July 24.

White Sox | Zach Putnam to DL

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:18:21 -0700

Chicago White Sox RP Zach Putnam (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list Thursday, July 24, with right shoulder inflammation. In a corresponding move, RP Andre Rienzo was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.

FANTASY TIP: Putnam was getting looks in the ninth inning, so with him out of the committee, Jake Petricka should see more opportunities. Javy Guerra and Daniel Webb could also get an occasional chance. Matt Lindstrom should take over closing duties, when he returns from his ankle injury. However, Perticka is an immediate add, with Guerra and Webb more speculative additions, for those chasing saves.

Buccaneers | Acquire Brandon Magee from waivers

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:15:19 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed free-agent LB Brandon Magee (Browns) off waivers.

Texans | David Hunter signs

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:12:27 -0700

The Houston Texans signed free-agent DT David Hunter (Buccaneers). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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Phillies | Cole Hamel tosses a gem

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:36 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels pitched eight innings, allowing an earned run on six hits and a walk, while striking out 10 batters, to earn his fifth win Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: It was business as usual for Hamels, who now sports a measly 2.72 ERA. Fantasy owners would love to see an uptick in wins, which could happen if he is moved to a superior team.

Mariners | Kendrys Morales to report Friday

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:29 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Kendrys Morales is expected to join his new team Friday, July 25. He was acquired from the Minnesota Twins Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: It's a reminder for those with daily transactions.

Raiders | Kevin Burnett cut

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:02 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have cut LB Kevin Burnett.

Mariners | Chris Taylor probably coming up

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:02:36 -0700

The Seattle Mariners are poised to call up SS Chris Taylor from Class AAA Tacoma. He's batting .328 with 5 home runs and 37 RBIs in 75 contests. He may be up with the club as soon as Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: Taylor is an immediate add in AL-only games and could enter deep-mixed conversations if he proves himself worthy. Brad Miller has done little to offer resistance to losing his job. Taylor has displayed some power and notable speed at each farm stop.

Raiders | D.J. Hayden out for the start of training camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:54 -0700

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) is out for the start of training camp with a stress fracture in his foot.

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon bounces back

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:53:49 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon struck out a batter and threw 10 pitches to earn save No. 24 Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: It is good news for Papelbon owners, after he blew a save Tuesday and took the loss Wednesday. Despite his recent struggles, Papelbon's job is safe. Papelbon's name has been involved in trade talks, so joining a new team could alter his value significantly.

Red Sox | David Ortiz update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:48:49 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz (back) felt back spasms when he checked a swing Thursday, July 24. Ortiz was examined after the game.

FANTASY TIP: An initial diagnosis could paint a clearer picture, but for now, consider Ortiz day-to-day.

Giants | Coach getting frustrated with Odell Beckham Jr. injury

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:43:54 -0700

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is getting frustrated with WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) not being on the practice field due to a hamstring injury. "We need to get the guy back out here and get him back on the field," Coughlin said.

Marlins | Jordany Valdespin hitting second

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:40:04 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Jordany Valdespin is hitting second Thursday, July 24, against the Atlanta Braves.

FANTASY TIP: Valdespin could have some fleeting value in NL-only leagues. He boasts a power-speed combo, but he also has a career .220/.271/.377 slash line in the majors, so keep your expectations in check. He is definitely in play in daily games today, due to his low price and position in the lineup.

Mets | Recall Wilmer Flores

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:39:04 -0700

The New York Mets recalled SS Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis in his place.

FANTASY TIP: Flores and his power could see deep-mixed value with regular playing time, but the flaws in his plate discipline will suppress his upside.