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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.

Chiefs | Eric Berry carted off

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:30:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (leg, foot) was carted off at practice Thursday, July 31, with a right leg or foot injury. SS Jerron McMillian has taken his place.

FANTASY TIP: Berry is one of the premier defensive backs in IDP leagues. We'll keep you posted when more details are known.

Ravens | Brent Urban suffered serious injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens DE Brent Urban (knee) suffered a long-term injury to his right knee, according to sources.

Athletics | Jon Lester acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:00:10 -0700

The Oakland Athletics acquired SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Lester's value increases slightly with the move to a more spacious park in Oakland in an arguably weaker-hitting division. Gomes should receive platoon playing time and is an AL-only option. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!

Red Sox | Yoenis Cespedes acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:56:51 -0700

The Boston Red Sox acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick from the Oakland Athletics for SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Cespedes' fantasy value increases slightly moving into a hitter's park. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!

Jaguars | Don't want Toby Gerhart at 300 carries

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:51:53 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to be spelled by RBs Jordan Todman, Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson so he doesn't reach the 300-carry plateau.

FANTASY TIP: Gerhart is still expected to be the leading back and makes a RB3 with upside. Todman, Robinson and Johnson will battle in camp for the backup role and could be worth an RB5 spot.

Orioles | Inquired on Bartolo Colon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:39:31 -0700

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon was inquired about by the Baltimore Orioles.

Packers | Ha Ha Clinton-Dix working with ones

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:34:37 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is working with the first-team defense at strong safety beside FS Micah Hyde Thursday, July 31.

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Packers | Two safeties sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:33:25 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett (ankle) and SS Tanner Miller (undisclosed) are not practicing Thursday, July 31.

Dolphins | Sam Brenner out rest of the week

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:19:14 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Sam Brenner (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, July 31, and is unlikely to do so before next week.

Dolphins | Mike Wallace out rest of the week

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:18:54 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) will not practice or scrimmage the rest of the week due to a sore hamstring.

FANTASY TIP: The team appears to be taking a cautious approach. Wallace is a low-end WR2 or a fantastic WR3 if you can acquire him as such.

Ravens | Five sit, one returns

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:02:40 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back), DE Brent Urban (knee), DT Timmy Jernigan (back), OG Will Rackley (concussion) and WR Jeremy Butler (undisclosed) are out of practice Thursday, July 31. DE Albert McClellan (heel) returned to practice.

Ravens | Three vets have day off

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:59:45 -0700

Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs, DT Haloti Ngata and LB Daryl Smith are not practicing Thursday, July 31.

Dolphins | Nate Garner with first-team again

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:51:24 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Nate Garner is working with the first-team offense again Thursday, July 31, over C Shelley Smith.

Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins learning quickly

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has picked up things quickly and made plays in camp. The team is excited about him.

Cardinals | Michael Wacha could begin throwing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:15:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) will have an MRI on his right shoulder blade Monday, Aug. 4, and if the results are as expected, he'll begin a throwing program next week. General manager John Mozeliak said it's possible Wacha could return as a reliever if that best suits his long-term health. However, Mozeliak feels Wacha will return as a starter.

FANTASY TIP: Wacha should return in around a month. Keep him stashed until then.

Packers | Brad Jones works on dime defense

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:46:32 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Brad Jones has been working ahead of LB A.J. Hawk as the lone linebacker in the dime defense in practice.

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater closing gap

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:43:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater saw reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, July 30. According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, QB Matt Cassel appears to lead the race for the starting quarterback job, but Bridgewater has closed the gap.

FANTASY TIP: The starting QB job in Minneapolis will be a heated battle through training camp and the preseason. The winner of the battle might emerge as a useful QB2 in most fantasy leagues, especially if WR Cordarrelle Patterson is everything as advertised this season.