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Lions | Nick Fairley sentenced in DUI case

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:06:19 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley was sentenced to a six-month suspended sentence and one year of probation Thursday, July 31, for a 2012 driving under the influence of alcohol arrest. It is unclear whether he will face discipline from the NFL. Fairley intends to appeal the decision.

Royals | Eric Hosmer out 3-6 weeks

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:01:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (finger) will miss three to six weeks with a stress fracture of the third finger of his right hand. He aggravated a previous injury on a check swing Thursday, July 31. Hosmer will be placed on the disabled list.

FANTASY TIP: The likely replacement for Hosmer at first base will be Billy Butler, who has turned it on of late with the stick. Butler has been the team's permanent designated hitter for a while, though, so he'll probably need to be spelled often.

Packers | Eddie Lacy having a superb camp

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:59:01 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is enjoying a strong training camp one week in, breaking powerful runs into the secondary on a daily basis. "You know, I don't think he even cares if it's a zone or a gap scheme," backup Packers QB Matt Flynn said. "He's going to find the hole. He's one of those guys that hates being on the ground." Lacy "couldn't have looked any better," according to one media source.

FANTASY TIP: That is great news for fantasy owners! Lacy, 24, has all of the makings of a stud fantasy back for years to come. Expect him to live up to his mid-RB1 draft placement in 2014.

Orioles | Chris Davis pinch hits

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:58:27 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (illness) entered the game as the designated hitter in the ninth inning Thursday, July 31, and struck out and walked.

FANTASY TIP: There seems to be a good chance that Davis will return to the starting lineup tonight after entering the game late Thursday. Check the Orioles' starting lineup to make sure, though.

Angels | C.J. Wilson expected to start Saturday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:57:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (ankle) is expected to return from the disabled list to start Saturday, Aug. 2, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Wilson has been on the DL since July 10 with a sprained right ankle.

FANTASY TIP: Wilson may be readily available in your league because of his injury and his poor performance right before his ankle injury was discovered. Be cautious about picking him up and throwing him back in there immediately.

Jaguars | Allen Robinson out at least two weeks

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:49:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) will miss at least two weeks with a hamstring injury.

FANTASY TIP: Robinson needs every rep he can get in practice, so missing two critical weeks will set back his development. He is a late-round flier in the deepest of single-year leagues.

Steelers | Shaun Suisham update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:33:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers PK Shaun Suisham's four-year contract extension has him signed through the 2018 season.

Giants | Jose Gumbs visiting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:12:02 -0700

Free-agent SS Jose Gumbs (Redskins) has a tryout Friday, Aug. 1, with the New York Giants.

Phillies | Cliff Lee to DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:39:24 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a pronator strain in his left elbow. P Cesar Jimenez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

FANTASY TIP: Lee's season could be in jeopardy, but place him on your DL for now. David Buchanan could take his rotation spot but is just a NL-only target for depth purposes.

Jets | Calvin Pryor limited

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:35:01 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) is in a non-contact jersey again Friday, Aug. 1.

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Steelers | Shaun Suisham signs extension

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:33:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers PK Shaun Suisham signed a four-year extension with the team.

Angels | Tyler Skaggs likely headed to DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:25:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list with a left forearm strain. "The doctor said the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) is fine," Skaggs said "At the moment, it's not looking bad. I have full range of motion, and the tests went well. We'll see tomorrow, though. It's not feeling too bad right now."

FANTASY TIP: Hector Santiago would take his spot in the rotation. He has depth value in AL-only leagues.

Jaguars | Four out extended period of time

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:21:59 -0700

Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) and WR Tandon Doss (undisclosed), DT Jordan Miller (undisclosed) and LB John Lotulelei (leg) will miss an extended period of time.

Browns | Joe Thomas resting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:13:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas is resting Friday, Aug. 1.

Saints | Five sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:09:40 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps), DT John Jenkins (pectoral), OG Ben Grubbs (undisclosed), P Steve Hull and CB Terrence Frederick are out of practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Chiefs | Eric Berry sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:29:38 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) is out of practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Redskins | Phillip Thomas returns

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:40 -0700

Washington Redskins FS Phillip Thomas (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Texans | Arian Foster sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:13:15 -0700

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is not practicing Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: Foster could be taking a maintenance day after returning from a hamstring injury a couple of days ago. He's a solid RB1 in fantasy.

Dolphins | Three resting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:00:57 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes, WR Brian Hartline and WR Brandon Gibson are resting Friday, Aug. 1.

Giants | Running back roles shaping up

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:26:14 -0700

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis handled the bulk of the repetitions with the second-team offense Thursday, July 31. RB Michael Cox is also in the mix. RB Andre Williams continued to receive most of the goal line carries.

FANTASY TIP: Whoever wins the backup spot has RB5 value.