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Giants | Hamstring still impacting Odell Backham Jr.?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:48:58 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring), pulled up on the ball while running a deep route Tuesday, July 22, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

FANTASY TIP: Beckham continued to practice, but the fact that he had to pull up is a sign that his hamstring might not be fully healed just yet. He should end up contributing his share of big plays this season as the team's No. 3 receiver, but he likely won't be consistent enough to be more than a backup WR in fantasy leagues.

NFL | Police and courts: Titus Young legal update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:47:21 -0700

Updating a previous story, free-agent WR Titus Young (Lions) was charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury from an alleged July 8 incident inside a Los Angeles-area hospital. The charges stemmed from Young reportedly punching his then-attorney Brian Hurwitz, 34, several times in the face, rendering him unconscious. The police report obtained by the Free Press stated Hurwitz complained of jaw and forehead pain, as well as suffering what he believed to have been a broken nose. According to the report, Young reacted to Hurwitz informing him that he wouldn't be released from the medical facility. The former NFL wide receiver had to be subdued with tranquilizers administered by hospital employees. In total, Young now faces 16 criminal charges in two Southern California counties.

Bills | DL starters kept fresh during practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:36 -0700

Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams, DT Marcell Dareus and DT Kyle D. Williams were all rotated out of the lineup at times during team drills Tuesday, July 22. LB Manny Lawson rotated in for Mario Williams, DT Stefan Charles spelled Kyle Williams, and DL Corbin Bryant stepped in for Dareus.

Chargers | Ryan Mathews entering last season with Chargers?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:22 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews' rookie contract will expire after the 2014 season, which means this could be his final year with the organization, in the opinion of ESPN's Eric D. Williams. San Diego recently extended the contract of RB Danny Woodhead and added a player similar to Mathews in RB Donald Brown via a three-year pact earlier in the offseason.

Bills | Preston Brown busy Tuesday

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:27:09 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Preston Brown saw time in the defense's nickel package and rotated in for LB Brandon Spikes at middle linebacker for the first-team Tuesday, July 22.

Bills | Pass rush dominating in camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:15:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Nigel Bradham was one of eight players to record sacks during team drills Tuesday, July 22. The team's pass rush has been consistent since camp began, according to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com.

Bills | Taking it easy on Leodis McKelvin

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:11:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (hip) was spelled by CB Corey Graham at left corner for certain series during practice Tuesday, July 22, in order to allow McKelvin to rest his surgically repaired hip.

Bills | Three see time at slot corner

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:08:48 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Nickell Robey was given the first chance at playing slot corner in the defense's nickel package Tuesday, July 22, with CB Ron Brooks and CB Ross Cockrell rotating in.

Bills | Passing attack not clicking yet

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:01:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said that the passing game took positive steps Tuesday, July 22, but some offensive players said that the execution of the passing game needs to improve.

FANTASY TIP: While Manuel is putting a positive spin on the situation, don't expect him to be more than a backup fantasy QB this season.

Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki might need more than 15 days

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:53:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, there is no guarantee Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) will be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible, trainer Keith Dugger said Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners are already smarting from losing Tulowitzki to the DL early in the current scoring period, now the trainer raises the possibility this could be more than a two-week thing. Be patient and hope for a speedy recovery.

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Marlins | Casey McGehee in long-term plans

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:52:29 -0700

The Miami Marlins have fielded calls on the availability of 3B Casey McGehee, but they are happy with his production and would like to keep him. The team signed him for $1.1 million, and he has one more season of arbitration eligibility. The team can keep him in 2015, at a sizeable raise. The team is also open to offering him an extension for a few more seasons. The team views him as a core player who is under club control.

Mariners | Interested in Casey McGehee

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:32 -0700

The Seattle Mariners are interested in acquiring Miami Marlins 3B Casey McGehee to bolster their lineup. The Mariners have been seeking a right-handed bat.

Mets | Curtis Granderson out of the lineup

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:02 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (illness) is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Seattle Mariners due to illness.

Mets | Chris Young likely unable to run

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:32 -0700

New York Mets OF Chris Young (calf) is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Seattle Mariners. He is dealing with a left calf injury, and the training staff recommended Young not to attempt to run. He pulled himself from the game Monday, July 21, after dealing with what the team called cramping.

Bills | Run game shines in practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:00 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson and RB Anthony Dixon both reached the second level on runs during team drills Tuesday, July 22, and the team's top four backs all had runs that would have gone for first down yardage.

FANTASY TIP: If the offensive line continues to open holes, C.J. Spiller and Jackson stand to be the main beneficiaries. However, Spiller should be drafted as a RB2 and Jackson a RB3 because the two players split carries and come with some injury concerns.

Mets | Kevin Plawecki dealing with vertigo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:49:46 -0700

New York Mets C Kevin Plawecki (illness) was diagnosed with a mild case of vertigo Tuesday, July 22, according to assistant general manager John Ricco. He has been out of the lineup since Thursday, July 17, at Triple-A Las Vegas after experiencing some dizziness.

Giants | Joe Panik leaves game

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:49:23 -0700

San Francisco Giants SS Joe Panik (ankle) left the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Philadelphia Phillies due to a sprained right ankle, according to the club.

Giants | Brandon Belt making progress

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:46:38 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (head) is making progress from a concussion, but manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, July 22, that the first baseman is still likely a couple of days away from resuming baseball-related activities.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles is 14th highest-paid back

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is scheduled to earn $3.9 million this year, which ranks 14th among running backs. ESPN.com is reporting that Charles and the team are discussing a new contract.

Chiefs | Team believes Jamaal Charles will report

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:28:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs believe RB Jamaal Charles will report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, whether a contract extension has been reached or not, a source told Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star.

FANTASY TIP: As previously noted, monitor this situation. Consider him a top-three fantasy pick for the time being.