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Padres | Ian Kennedy expected to start this weekend

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:13:33 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy (oblique) is "so close" to being ready to pitch again, and he is expected to start again either Friday, Aug. 1, or Saturday, Aug. 2. Kennedy is 8-9 with a 3.66 ERA this season.

FANTASY TIP: If you have the luxury of doing so, it's probably safer to keep him on your bench in weekly leagues. The Padres face the Atlanta Braves this weekend, making Kennedy a decent start at home if he makes his next start.

Padres | Jedd Gyorko back in lineup

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:29:51 -0700

San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (foot) is back in the lineup Monday, July 28.

FANTASY TIP: Throw him in if you need help with your middle infield in a mixed game.

Padres | Carlos Quentin to DL

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:28:41 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee soreness. San Diego also optioned INF Brooks Conrad to Triple-A El Paso.

FANTASY TIP: Quentin is droppable in mixed leagues if you don't have DL space.

Padres | Jedd Gyorko activated

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:25:12 -0700

San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (foot) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and selected the contract of P Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso Monday, July 28

FANTASY TIP: Gyorko may take some time to get the drive back in his lower body, but he went .292-1-5 in his 24 rehab at-bats, so it may be sooner than most think. He's a fine add if you're desperate in mixed leagues because he still has plenty of power to offer.

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin to have MRI

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:52:25 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will have an MRI on his left knee. He bumped knees with another player in practice Sunday, July 27.

FANTASY TIP: Benjamin has been having a great camp and could serve as a good flier as a WR5.

Panthers | Thomas DeCoud sitting

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:47:37 -0700

Carolina Panthers FS Thomas DeCoud (leg) is out of practice Monday, July 28, and has his right leg wrapped.

Lions | Matthew Stafford improving

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:44:35 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has improved his command of the offense and his knowledge of the new offense has been impressive, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

FANTASY TIP: Stafford is a mid-rate QB1 in fantasy.

Cardinals | Still interested in Troy Tulowitzki

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:35:50 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is a player the St. Louis Cardinals continue to inquire about.

Mets | Interested in Troy Tulowitzki

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:35:32 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is a player the New York Mets have inquired about. The Mets are prepared to offer SP Noah Syndergaard in a proposed deal.

Bears | Tim Jennings sits

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:31:27 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (quadriceps) did not practice Monday, July 28.

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Bears | Alshon Jeffery exits

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:30:50 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (undisclosed) left practice for an undisclosed reason Monday, July 28.

FANTASY TIP: We'll keep you updated when more details surface. Jeffery is a low-end WR1.

Bears | Jeremiah Ratliff sitting

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:27:36 -0700

Chicago Bears DT Jeremiah Ratliff is out of practice Monday, July 28.

Bears | Nate Collins practicing

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:26:21 -0700

Chicago Bears DT Nate Collins (knee) is practicing Monday, July 28, for the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last year.

Cubs | No interest in David Price trade

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:19:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price is of interest to the Chicago Cubs, but they do not have any interest in trading for him right now.

Browns | Two sitting

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:08:35 -0700

Cleveland Browns WRs Charles X. Johnson (knee) and Travis Benjamin (knee) are riding the stationary bike and working on the side Monday, July 28.

Packers | Micah Hyde has the edge at FS

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:57:45 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Micah Hyde has the edge over S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for the starting free safety spot.

Phillies | Cliff Lee likely staying

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:53:40 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee is unlikely to be traded by the July 31 trade deadline. He has $45.5 million left on his contract.

Ravens | Ray Rice doesn't appeal

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:45:32 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension.

FANTASY TIP: He rates as a mid-to-low RB2.

Colts | Chris Rainey cut for disciplinary reasons

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:43:07 -0700

Updating an earlier report, the Indianapolis Colts released RB Chris Rainey for a violation of team rules.

Giants | Still interested in Ben Zobrist

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:39:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B/OF Ben Zobrist still interests the San Francisco Giants. They had a scout watching him last weekend.