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Jaguars | Justin Blackmon arrest details

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:19:25 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was pulled over at 6:22 p.m. local time Wednesday, July 23, leading up to his arrest for possession of marijuana. Police said Blackmon "openly admitted to smoking a blunt while driving."

FANTASY TIP: This string of poor judgment calls doesn't bode well for Blackmon's long-term future in the NFL.

Bills | Marcell Dareus could thrive

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:16:12 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus looks like a good fit in defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's scheme and could have a big year if his off-field issues can be remedied.

FANTASY TIP: Dareus is an IDP consideration on draft day -- Schwartz knows how to get production out of a defensive line -- but beware potential league discipline for Dareus. Buffalo's D remains on the fringe of being starter-worthy.

Jaguars | Blake Bortles' mechanics need fixing

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:11:40 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles' lower-body mechanics likely will be revised. Bortles' flaw has been over-reliance on his right arm when throwing; he doesn't use his legs enough. A "redshirt year will help," according to Albert Breer.

FANTASY TIP: That last sentence isn't too clear. He may mean the Jags are definitely planning on sitting him, or it could be that he meant the conditional sense of "would help" because that plan is uncertain. Either way, with Chad Henne likely to take snaps in Week 1, Bortles is a project that will need plenty to go right in order to produce for fantasy players in 2014. He's an attractive dynasty piece, though, because of his athleticism.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira DL decision coming

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07:06 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) will know whether he's going on the disabled list Friday, July 25, according to manager Joe Girardi.

FANTASY TIP: Plan ahead. We're betting he lands on it given how notorious slow he has healed in recent years.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira out again

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:05:52 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) is out of the lineup Thursday, July 24. Brian McCann is again starting at first base in his place.

FANTASY TIP: He continues to nurse lat soreness and could hit the disabled list. Stay tuned and search for alternatives for the long term.

Jaguars | Austin Pasztor is starter at RT

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:54:36 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars OT Austin Pasztor (shoulder) is working as the starting right tackle and is fully healthy at training camp, according to offensive line coach Luke Butkus.

Rangers | Neftali Feliz wants to close

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:50:52 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz said he wants to be a closer.

FANTASY TIP: Feliz had his sights set on being a starter for a couple of years before his elbow required Tommy John surgery. Feliz could be a solid closer once again if he regains his pre-injury form.

Jaguars | Justin Blackmon arrested

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:45:08 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday, July 23, in Oklahoma.

FANTASY TIP: Blackmon is serving a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. While incredibly talented, he may be losing his roster viability in dynasty leagues as well.

Eagles | Evan Mathis reports to camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:42:47 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis has reported to camp and will not hold out.

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.

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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.

FANTASY TIP: Initially looks like a day off as he tries to break out of a slump, but we'll let you know if it's anything more serious.

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.