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Saints | Mark Ingram will be core player

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:31:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram will be a core player in the Saints' offense this year, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.

FANTASY TIP: This is the year for Ingram to prove his disappointing career has been a fluke thus far. He'll likely see most of the running work while splitting time with RBs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas. It's still best to be cautious with him at this point. He's an RB4 at best in standard leagues.

Bengals | Leon Hall, three others activated from PUP

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:11:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles'), P Kevin Huber (neck), WR Colin Lockett (hamstring) and OG Clint Boling (knee) all passed their physicals and were activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch holding out

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:21 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will hold out of training camp, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Lynch is following suit after the recent and short-lived Jamaal Charles holdout. A holdout is always something to keep tabs on, but it's not likely Lynch will miss any playing time. He's still an RB1 in all formats.

Bengals | Onterio McCalebb passes physical, activated

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:56 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) passed his physical and was activated from the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

Bengals | Christo Bilukidi passes physical, activated

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:23 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Christo Bilukidi (illness) passed his physical and was activated from the Non-Football Illness list Thursday, July 24.

Saints | Tavon Rooks update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:59:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Tavon Rooks (back) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list due to a sore back, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Astros | Probably will keep Chad Qualls

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:58:50 -0700

Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls probably won't be traded, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow. "I hesitate to use the word 'untouchable,' but he likes it here, he's comfortable here and he's pitching well," Luhnow said.

FANTASY TIP: Maybe he's a long-term investment for them, or they're waiting for the right deal and it hasn't come their way yet. Don't write off the possibility, but Qualls' owners have to like the increasing chances he remains in save chances during his big rebound season.

Saints | Joe Morgan ready to practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:57:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan (knee) is good to go for practice, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Bills | Alan Branch passes physical

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Alan Branch (illness) passed his physical Thursday, July 24.

Ravens | Dominique Franks placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:52:08 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

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Orioles | Manny Machado out again

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:48:56 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (back) is out of the lineup again Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: Continue to monitor his progress daily, if he has any. He could be looking at a backdated disabled list stint if he can't improve soon.

Mariners | Kendrys Morales' fit

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:47:08 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Kendrys Morales will serve as the team's designated hitter the majority of the time, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. McClendon noted 1Bs Logan Morrison and Corey Hart will platoon at first base.

FANTASY TIP: All three players have little value outside of AL-only formats, at this point. With Morales projecting to get the most playing time, he is the one to take a flier on in mixed leagues. Morales has 39 games under his belt, so he should be ready to return to the reliable production we saw the past two seasons.

Chiefs | Ryan Harris officially added

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs officially signed OT Ryan Harris (Texans) to an undisclosed contract Thursday, July 24.

White Sox | Avisail Garcia update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:44:45 -0700

Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia (shoulder) looked "pretty normal" in batting practice Thursday, July 24, according to manager Robin Ventura.

FANTASY TIP: Garcia has huge upside and could help down the stretch in deep mixed leagues and AL-only formats. Continue to check back for updates on his progress.

Chiefs | DeRon Furr update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:36:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs placed a no-recall waiver designation on LB DeRon Furr Thursday, July 24, after he was released with an injury settlement.

Titans | Bishop Sankey improving

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:27 -0700

Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey admitted he's still learning the offense and knows there is room for improvement. Sankey wants to run more detailed routes, know where the yard-lines are, where to take his breaks and work on his pass protection, among other things.

FANTASY TIP: It's to be expected that Sankey still has work to do. The rookie is expected to be the Titans' main running back and should be considered a low-end RB2 in standard leagues.

Padres | Jesse Hahn starting Friday

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:33:04 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Jesse Hahn will start Friday, July 25, at the Atlanta Braves.

FANTASY TIP: He was in the minors rotation to stay on schedule through the All-Star break. He's an immediate add in all eligible formats now that he's coming back to his excellent MLB campaign.

Bears | Craig Steltz placed on PUP

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:32:26 -0700

Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz (pectoral) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

Buccaneers | Ron Talley placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:29:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Ron Talley (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

Cowboys | Ronald Leary transferred to NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:27:33 -0700

Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) was transferred from the Physically Unable to Perform list to the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.