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Jets | Stephen Hill still behind

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:08:11 -0700

New York Jets WR Stephen Hill has only one reception and 17 yards this preseason and has been targeted only twice. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal have worked with Hill on his route running, including shortening his stride lengths to add fluidity and efficiency, but Hill hasn't shown much progress.

FANTASY TIP: Hill has raw ability but has not yet rounded out his physical tools. He's someone to watch during the season in case it all clicks, but it's looking like a long process. His QB situation won't do him any favors.

Cardinals | Jon Jay extends to 11

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:40:12 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay extended his hitting streak to 11 games Tuesday, Aug. 19. He is 15-for-31 during the streak.

FANTASY TIP: Jay is worth acquiring and using as a fifth outfielder or utility player while he is scalding hot.

Reds | Aroldis Chapman out again

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:37:11 -0700

Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) was unavailable Tuesday, Aug. 19, with a sore left shoulder.

FANTASY TIP: He is day to day, and Jonathan Broxton should be called upon in save chances in Chapman's stead.

Rockies | Michael Cuddyer OK

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:34:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer's (hamstring) sore hamstring isn't a long-term issue. Manager Walt Weiss said that Cuddyer playing in a doubleheader Sunday, Aug. 17, led to the soreness.

FANTASY TIP: Put him in your lineups when he returns.

Rockies | More on Justin Morneau

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:30:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau (neck) returned to the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 19, after missing two games with a stiff neck.

FANTASY TIP: He went 0-for-4 but remains a solid CI option.

Royals | Omar Infante with big night

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:27:20 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three doubles Tuesday, Aug. 19.

FANTASY TIP: He's a good, cheap, daily play in Coors Field over the next couple of days.

Dodgers | Carl Crawford on fire

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:26:09 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is hitting .420 since Aug. 4. He homered, drove in three runs and scored three times Tuesday, Aug. 19.

FANTASY TIP: He also has five steals in the last week. Pick him up if you need the steals/runs combination.

Bills | Leodis McKelvin taking some first-team reps

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:11:23 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (hip) is sharing first-team repetitions with CB Ron Brooks Wednesday, Aug. 20. McKelvin is likely curbing his workload due to injury.

Eagles | More on LeSean McCoy

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:02:41 -0700

Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (toe) has a painful condition similar to turf toe that flared up last week. He had an MRI and an X-ray on the toe, and he even had conversations about shutting it down if the pain became unbearable.

FANTASY TIP: McCoy has returned to practice, but this may be something he'll have to monitor all season. It shouldn't affect his draft stock much, but it could certainly give owners pause when he's one of the first names selected in drafts.

Browns | Josh Gordon appeal case had no settlement talks

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:57:17 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's appeal hearing for his one-year suspension had no settlement talks. There has yet to be a ruling on the matter, but it appears to be an all-or-nothing case.

FANTASY TIP: An announcement could come any day as the hearing was 15 days ago.

Cowboys | Rolando McClain not practicing

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:49:39 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (cramps) is out of practice and in the weight room Wednesday, Aug. 20. He left practice the previous day due to cramping.

Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka to throw again

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:37:55 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Aug. 20.

FANTASY TIP: There is a sliver of hope for Tanaka to avoid Tommy John surgery for now. Keep him on your DL and hope he returns.

Bills | Kraig Urbik working at C

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:34:51 -0700

Buffalo Bills OG Kraig Urbik is working as the second-team center again Wednesday, Aug. 20.

49ers | Glenn Dorsey terms

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:21:20 -0700

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey's two-year extension has $6.075 million in new money, $1.75 million in new incentives and $2.575 million in guarantees. The maximum value of the deal is $10.957 million through 2016.

Jaguars | Eric Kettani works out

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:06:54 -0700

Free-agent FB Eric Kettani (Chiefs) worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Bills | Sammy Watkins sits

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:58:08 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) did not take part in practice in routes against defenders Wednesday, Aug. 20.

FANTASY TIP: Watkins is day to day, and his draft stock shouldn't be affected yet.

Browns | Brian Hoyer named starter

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:42:33 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer has been named the starting quarterback over QB Johnny Manziel. Head coach Mike Pettine wrote the announcement in an e-mail and said Manziel made great strides, but Hoyer had a decided edge.

FANTASY TIP: Hoyer is a mid-to-low QB2 in fantasy leagues. Manziel should only be drafted in dynasty leagues. If you're in a deeper single-year league, target him as a low QB2. In most mixed leagues, you can probably score him on waivers during the season if you choose to do so.

Bears | Four sit, two return

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:35:12 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (knee), OG Brian de la Puente (knee), OG Eben Britton (hamstring) and CB Isaiah Frey (hamstring) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 19. TE Dante Rosario (calf) and WR Chris X. Williams (hamstring) returned to practice.

Bears | Jordan Mills in danger for Week 1

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:16:08 -0700

Chicago Bears OT Jordan Mills (foot) is in danger of missing Week 1. He has worn a walking boot sporadically throughout camp after January surgery to repair a broken metatarsal in his left foot.

Saints | Jairus Byrd a full go

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:11:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) participated in full-contact practice drills for the first time this season Tuesday, Aug. 19. He's expected to play in the third preseason game this weekend.