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Twins | Tommy Milone to join Twins soon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:28:28 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone is expected to join the big-league club soon. He started Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: They're probably just keeping him on hold until his next turn. Milone should be grabbed in deep games; regaining a rotation spot will help him continue his solid season for the back end of fantasy rotations.

Dolphins | Anthony Johnson not able to finish practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:28:14 -0700

Miami Dolphins DT Anthony Johnson (undisclosed) was not able to finish practice Thursday, July 31. He had a wrap covering his midsection after he left practice.

Colts | Jack Mewhort may have edge for starting job

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:27:37 -0700

Indianapolis Colts OG Jack Mewhort appears to be the leading candidate for the starting left guard job. OG Lance Louis is also considered a candidate for the job.

Dodgers | Likely won't get David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:26:42 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers' chances of acquiring Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price are "doubtful," according to a source involved in the discussions.

FANTASY TIP: The Rays are still in contention for a wild card spot at least, so they're likely to hang on to their big chip. It's not set in stone, of course.

Twins | Recall Kennys Vargas

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:23:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas was recalled from Double-A New Britain.

FANTASY TIP: As noted in his previous update, Vargas could be a deep-league asset on the chance the power he displayed at Double-A shines through.

Astros | Dallas Keuchel, Jarred Cosart market updates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:21:27 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel has been taken off the trade market, but the club is "very, very busy" with calls regarding interest in Jarred Cosart.

FANTASY TIP: Keuchel has turned things around after his wrist injury and should be a solid fantasy arm the rest of the season. Cosart's inconsistency doesn't take away the intrigue in his heavy fastball; moving to a new club could make him a deep-league pickup.

Jets | Calvin Pryor in no contact jersey

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:20:46 -0700

New York Jets FS Calvin Pryor (concussion) is wearing a no contact jersey during practice Thursday, July 31.

Colts | Donald Thomas to be placed on IR

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:16:46 -0700

Indianapolis Colts OG Donald Thomas (quadriceps) is scheduled to undergo season-ending quadriceps surgery and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Twins | Tommy Milone reporting to AAA

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:16:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone will report to Triple-A Rochester.

FANTASY TIP: Bummer. Initial guesses said he'd join this rotation in this pitcher-friendly park. He still might in due time, but the mild deep-league payoff will have to wait. Maybe he's worth a stash.

Orioles | Not trading for a catcher

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:13:54 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles aren't interested in trading for a catcher because the transition for their pitchers would be too difficult, according to a source.

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Jaguars | John Lotulelei helped off field

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:13:00 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB John Lotulelei (undisclosed) was helped off the field during practice Thursday, July 31, and was not able to put any weight on his left leg.

Falcons | Nick Barrett still an option

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:12:29 -0700

Free-agent LB Nick Barnett (Redskins) is still an option for the Atlanta Falcons depending on what happens with the team's linebackers. The Falcons worked out Barnett in June but did not sign him.

Padres | Joaquin Benoit, Chris Denorfia updates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:11:28 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is receiving increasing trade interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Chris Denorfia is likely to be dealt before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Benoit going to the Dodgers or New York Yankees, among other teams rumored, likely would result in him working a setup role and losing save chances. Denorfia could land in a part-time role that warrants some deep-mixed value.

Twins | Kennys Vargas coming up

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:08:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Kennys Vargas will be called up from Double-A New Britain.

FANTASY TIP: The switch-hitter is having a standout year at New Britain with a .281 BA, 17 HRs and 63 RBIs in 356 at-bats. He's an AL-only grab with deep-mixed potential who could find himself in the lineup at least a few times per week.

Twins | Send Sam Fuld to Oakland

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:02:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Twins sent OF Sam Fuld to the Oakland Athletics for SP Tommy Milone.

FANTASY TIP: Fuld, who started 2014 with the Athletics, probably will start a few times a week in Oakland's platoon-laden outfield. They'll probably value his defense significantly, though. He can be valuable in five-outfielder mixed leagues.

Twins | Tommy Milone acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:56:15 -0700

The Minnesota Twins acquired SP Tommy Milone from the Oakland Athletics for an undisclosed package.

FANTASY TIP: Milone's value may decrease slightly due to the decline in potential run support, but he was doing well with a rotation spot in Oakland's pitcher-friendly park. He's a deep-mixed add.

Giants | David Wilson's career likely over

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:48:17 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) "needs a miracle" from his surgeon's evaluation to be able to continue his playing career, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Wilson had some value as a RB4 or RB5. However, his career, and obviously his fantasy prospects for 2014, are in serious doubt. Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis or Michael Cox could elevate to RB5 status.

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out of practice Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Benjamin is a low-end WR4 or a good WR5.

Jets | Calvin Pryor doing individual drills

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:19 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) is doing individual drills in practice Thursday, July 31.

Browns | Josh Gordon not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:37:14 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not practicing Thursday, July 31, and presumably will miss practice Friday, Aug. 1, to attend his suspension appeal hearing.

FANTASY TIP: Tomorrow's hearing will likely heavily impact the fantasy landscape as Gordon was a surefire WR1 before his suspension.