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Browns | Kaycee Ike works out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:08:28 -0700

Free-agent OT Kaycee Ike (Steelers) recently worked out for the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

49ers | Joe Looney working with starters

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:05:38 -0700

San Francisco 49ers OG Joe Looney has been working with the first-team offense at guard in place of OG Alex Boone and has looked good during practices.

Astros | Alex Presley taking swings

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:04:48 -0700

Houston Astros OF Alex Presley (oblique) has been taking swings in a batting cage while hitting off a tee over the last three days. Presley said he's exerting about 60 percent effort.

FANTASY TIP: Robbie Grossman has become marginally useful in deep leagues while Presley has been out. The latter's return, probably in the next few weeks, won't help either in terms of playing time.

49ers | Reach out to Alex Boone

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:04:46 -0700

San Francisco 49ers OG Alex Boone was recently contacted by the team, but he is not interested in ending his holdout at this point without a new deal.

Dodgers | Darwin Barney to serve as depth

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Darwin Barney, who should arrive with the team Wednesday, July 30, will serve as depth off the bench. Barney hit .230 with 16 RBIs in 72 games with the Chicago Cubs before being traded.

FANTASY TIP: Barney can be ignored in most leagues, since his playing time will be very sporadic.

Dodgers | Scott Elbert activated, cut

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:58:34 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Scott Elbert (elbow, toe) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, July 29, and then designated for assignment. He had made 15 rehab appearances while working back from Tommy John surgery.

Dodgers | Matt Kemp hits two homers

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:57:15 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp hit two two-run home runs in the team's victory Tuesday, July 29, with his name swirling around in trade rumors as the deadline approaches. The four RBIs were a season high as he passed 600 career RBIs with 603. Kemp is hitting .400 in 10 games since the All-Star break.

FANTASY TIP: Kemp is making his case for the Dodgers to hang onto him at the deadline. He's primed to have a better second half of the season, and he should be owned everywhere after a disappointing first half.

Jaguars | Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson look good

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:48:12 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson have looked comfortable and consistent in the early part of training camp, according to John Oehser.

FANTASY TIP: The pair of rookies may receive plenty of chances to log starter's reps, especially if Cecil Shorts' hamstring injury lingers. Each first-year snare could be worth a final-round pick in deep fantasy football leagues.

Broncos | Sign two defensive linemen

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:44:49 -0700

The Denver Broncos signed DLs Cody Larsen and Will Pericak, the club announced Wednesday, July 30.

Diamondbacks | Miguel Montero sitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:28:06 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Remove him from your daily lineup. He should be back in action tomorrow after resting during a day game after a night game.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp not in lineup

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:26:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the lineup once again Wednesday, July 30. OF Billy Burns is leading off and playing center field in his stead.

FANTASY TIP: Burns could be a cheap play for daily gamers and should be grabbed in deep leagues for his speed-centered game. Crisp, on the other hand, is staring down a possible DL stint.

Phillies | Jimmy Rollins sitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:25:27 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Probably just a day of rest, but we'll let you know if anything else is going on. Remove Rollins from your lineups, in the meantime.

Dolphins | Competition at center

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:55:19 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Shelley Smith and C Nate Garner are splitting reps with the first-team offense at center Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Smith has had multiple poor snaps in the last couple of days and appears to be losing traction on the starting job.

Nationals | Jayson Werth returns

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:50:39 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (ankle) returned to the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

Lions | Jose Gumbs tries out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:48:10 -0700

Free-agent SS Jose Gumbs (Redskins) tried out for the Detroit Lions Wednesday, July 30, KFFL has learned.

Jaguars | Clay Harbor out a month

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:46:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) will be out for a month due to the calf injury he suffered earlier in the week.

Athletics | Coco Crisp to avoid DL

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:42:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) had an MRI that didn't reveal anything that will require a stint on the disabled list. However, there were some degenerative changes revealed on the right side of his neck.

FANTASY TIP: While this is good news for the short term, it doesn't sound too promising for the future. Keep Crisp on your bench until he's able to return.

Cardinals | More on Patrick Peterson's deal

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:33:19 -0700

Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson will receive a $15.3 million signing bonus. By 2016, $42.6 million of his deal will be guaranteed.

Reds | Two sitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:27:59 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce and OF Billy Hamilton are out of the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Remove them from your daily lineups.

Bengals | Two activated

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:26:30 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) and LB Marquis Flowers (hamstring) were activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.