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Ravens | Ray Rice suspended two games

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:24:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will be suspended for the first two games of the season, according to sources. The announcement is expected Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: Rice rates as a mid-to-low RB2 after he misses the first two games. Bernard Pierce will likely take over in Rice's stead and should continue to see looks when he returns. Pierce is a low-end RB3 or a good RB4.

Redskins | Robert Griffin III won't have many set run plays

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:18:05 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's designed running plays might be "few and far between," according to head coach Jay Gruden. He still has the green light to scramble as the situation dictates. "I feel good where he's at," Gruden said. "He made some serious strides just in the spring working in the pocket and delivering throws and pulling it down and running when he had to run. That comes naturally but also comes with a lot of reps and playing the position."

FANTASY TIP: Griffin is a low-end QB1 at best right now.

Broncos | Demaryius Thomas to miss four days

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:22 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas will miss the first four days of training camp to attend the funeral services of his grandmother that helped raise him as a child. KFFL sends its condolences to family and friends.

Ravens | Ray Rice could be suspended two games

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:06:22 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice could just be suspended two games for his off-the-field conduct this offseason, according to Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin.

FANTASY TIP: That would be a moderate surprise and would moderately elevate his draft stock. He'd be promoted from a RB3 that was expected to miss four games to a mid-rate RB2.

Chiefs | Two cut

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:49:57 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs waived LB DeRon Furr, and FB James Baker was placed on reserve/did not report.

Falcons | More on Roddy White

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:44:44 -0700

Updating earlier reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White's extension guarantees him $10 million.

Giants | Daniel Fells may have the edge

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:34:21 -0700

New York Giants TE Daniel Fells has received the first snap in 11-on-11 drills during the team's two days in training camp.

FANTASY TIP: Kellen Davis and Adrien Robinson have also rotated at tight end with the first team, but Fells appears to be the leader. Fells is a TE2 right now.

White Sox | Matt Lindstrom getting closer

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:23:07 -0700

Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) could go on a rehab assignment the first week of August.

FANTASY TIP: He's still expected to have a say in the closer committee before season's end.

Cubs | Javier Baez hitting well

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:14:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is hitting .333 with two homers and 10 RBIs in his last 10 games at Triple-A Iowa.

FANTASY TIP: We could see Baez in the next few weeks with the uncertainty the team has at second base. Arismendy Alcantara is there now but could shift to the outfield to make room for Baez. Start stashing Baez in mixed leagues.

Red Sox | Dustin Pedroia sitting

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:14:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup Thursday, July 24.

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Falcons | Roddy White terms

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:10:55 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White can earn up to $30 million in his four-year extension with $18 million coming in the first two seasons, according to a source.

Rangers | Neftali Feliz takes over at closer

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:49:55 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz will take over as closer after the team dealt RP Joakim Soria. "The Feliz of old is a dominant, elite closer," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He may get that opportunity, whether it's as a traditional closer or in some other way. He's still so young and you still see the ability, just not as consistently. It would be a good test for him to see how he responds."

FANTASY TIP: Feliz should be picked up in AL-only leagues if he's available and most mixed formats if you need saves. He hasn't shown to be the dominant pitcher pre-Tommy John surgery, but he could get better as the season goes on. Corey Knebel could also figure into the mix at some point.

Colts | Two cleared

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:32:05 -0700

Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) and OG Donald Thomas (quadriceps, biceps) have been cleared to practice.

Colts | Ahmad Bradshaw cleared

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:29:06 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) has been cleared to practice.

FANTASY TIP: Bradshaw is an RB4, but he could be worth more if Trent Richardson fails to produce again.

Falcons | Roddy White signs extension

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:24:03 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White signed a four-year extension with the team that will keep him under team control for the next five years, according to sources.

Browns | Josh Gordon to appeal Aug. 1

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:20:40 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will have his appeal hearing for his one-year suspension Aug. 1.

Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes suffers sprained thumb

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:06:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes' (thumb) X-rays were negative after leaving the game Wednesday, July 23, with a right thumb sprain. He hit two homers in the game before leaving.

FANTASY TIP: This is still an injury that can wreck a swing and require a DL stint. Monitor his status, but expect Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt to see more ABs in the interim.

Turner Scott Motorsports | Kyle Larson runs out of luck at Eldora

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:58:34 -0700

Turner Scott Motorsports driver Kyle Larson was beating and banging all night at the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Wednesday, July 23. He was battling hard for the lead against Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Darrell Wallace Jr., but ended up wrecking with two laps to go and finishing 26th.

Kyle Busch Motorsports | Darrell Wallace Jr. wins at Eldora

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:58:03 -0700

Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Darrell Wallace Jr. picked up his third career win in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series with a victory at the second annual 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway Wednesday, July 23. Wallace led the final 97 laps, holding off a spirited charge from Turner Scott Motorsports driver Kyle Larson.

Brad Keselowski Racing | Ryan Blaney takes over points lead

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:57:32 -0700

Brad Keselowski Racing driver Ryan Blaney finished third at the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway Wednesday, July 23, and he took over the points lead in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series as a result. Blaney leads Thorsport Racing driver Matt Crafton for the series lead by four points.