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Eagles | Good news for LeSean McCoy

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:57:15 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy's (thumb) X-rays on his right thumb came back negative, but he will not return to the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: It looks like McCoy avoided a serious injury. As the centerpiece of a high-powered offense, he should be one of the first players taken in any fantasy draft.

Eagles | Jeremy Maclin walks off

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:44:40 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) walked off the field under his own power after falling and clutching his right knee during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Maclin has had multiple knee injuries in the past, but the fact that he was able to walk off is a good sign. If healthy he could be in for a big season with DeSean Jackson departing in the offseason. Consider him a WR3 with nice upside.

Eagles | LeSean McCoy exits

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:28:40 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21, and went to the locker room for X-rays on his right thumb.

FANTASY TIP: Stay tuned for updates on his condition. McCoy is an option for the No. 1 overall pick in all formats, and a serious injury would have a major impact.

Braves | Alex Wood proving his worth

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:49:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood has a 1.89 ERA and .200 opponents' batting average in his last five starts. He has only two wins, despite pitching at least six innings and allowing two earned runs or fewer in each start over the span.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell starts

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:45:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell started against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night as he waits for a possible suspension after being charged for driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

FANTASY TIP: Bell remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 unless he does receive a suspension.

Rams | Several sit out practice

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:32:19 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Jordan Harris (undisclosed), LB Pat Schiller (undisclosed), DE Sammy Brown (calf), DT Matt Conrath (undisclosed), DE William Hayes (undisclosed) OG Barrett Jones (back) and C Demetrius Rhaney (knee) all sat out of practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw's next start

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:28:09 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw will make his next start Wednesday, Aug. 27, against the Miami Marlins. Kershaw is starting Thursday, Aug. 21, against the San Diego Padres.

Rams | Kenny Britt to sit?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:27:33 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt (shoulder) may sit out of the team's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Aug. 23, with a shoulder injury. Britt did practice this week, however.

FANTASY TIP: If he does sit it's more of a precautionary measure. It doesn't sound like a serious injury so Britt remains an intriguing sleeper for 2014.

Jets | Calvin Pryor will start

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:25:27 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor and CB Darrin Walls will start against the New York Giants Friday, Aug. 22.

Rams | Janoris Jenkins will play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:21:40 -0700

St. Louis Rams CB Janoris Jenkins (undisclosed) will start Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Cleveland Browns.

Rams | Jo-Lonn Dunbar out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:19:25 -0700

St. Louis Rams LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (undisclosed) will not play Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Cleveland Browns with an undisclosed injury. The injury does not appear to be serious, however.

Rams | Two expected to play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:17:31 -0700

St. Louis Rams DE Michael Brockers (ankle) and DT Rodger Saffold (neck) are expected to play Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Rams | Jake Long to play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:15:45 -0700

St. Louis Rams OT Jake Long (knee) will play Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Chargers | Jason Verrett ready for opener

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:09:28 -0700

San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) should be ready to start as the team's nickel cornerback once the regular season begins. Verrett will be playing in his first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Dodgers | Hanley Ramirez eyeing Sunday

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:09:06 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (oblique) is expected to return to the lineup Sunday, Aug. 24, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Reds | Jay Bruce on a roll

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:08:25 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is batting .318 with two home runs and five RBIs in his past five games.

Padres | Joaquin Benoit could avoid DL

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:02:45 -0700

Updaing a previous report, San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) was encouraged with his long toss and bullpen routine Thursday, Aug. 21. Benoit thinks he might avoid the disabled list.

Chargers | Dwight Freeney good to go

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:53:59 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Dwight Freeney (quadriceps) is reportedly OK for the regular season opener despite his lingering quadriceps injury.

White Sox | Carlos Sanchez to be recalled

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:52:01 -0700

Chicago White Sox INF Carlos Sanchez is expected to be recalled from Tripe-A Charlotte Friday, Aug. 22.

Eagles | Cary Williams out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:48:32 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles CB Cary Williams (hamstring) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight due to a hamstring injury.