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Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez leaves game

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:24:09 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (knee) left the game Friday, Aug. 1, against the Chicago Cubs due to a bruised left knee. He is considered day to day.

49ers | Garrett Celek nursing back injury

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:23:09 -0700

San Francisco 49ers TE Garrett Celek (back) is sidelined due to what head coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday, Aug. 1, was a "disc issue." TE Derek Carrier has been assuming Celek's role as the No. 3 tight end.

49ers | Marcus Lattimore in team's plans for 2014

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:22:41 -0700

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) has yet to be cleared for on-field work, but head coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday, Aug. 1, that Lattimore has already earned a spot for 2014. "Marcus is going to be a part of this team, in some form or fashion," Harbaugh said. "I know what he's got inside of him and I know what he's capable of doing on the football field. We all do."

49ers | Michael Crabtree has hamstring injury

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:21:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring) is nursing a sore hamstring, and he should be back within two weeks.

FANTASY TIP: The good news is that Crabtree hasn't had a recurrence of his Achilles' or foot injuries. Continue to draft him as a WR2/3 and hope that this injury does not linger into the regular season.

Broncos | Juwan Thompson moves up depth chart

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:21:13 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Juwan Thompson has moved to the front of the undrafted rookie running back pool and into the No. 4 spot on the depth chart behind RBs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. His ability in the passing game might give him a leg up in the race with RBs Kapri Bibbs and Brennan Clay.

FANTASY TIP: Thompson was a solid tailback on an overachieving Duke team in 2014 for head coach David Cutcliffe, who is very familiar with QB Peyton Manning. However, even if Thompson were able to hang on and win the No. 4 job, he would still need an injury or two to gain fantasy relevance.

Broncos | Three miss practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:20:49 -0700

Denver Broncos DEs Greg Latta (hip) and Chase Vaughn (knee), as well as CB Louis Young (knee), missed practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Bills | Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin held out

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:20:24 -0700

Buffalo Bills CBs Stephon Gilmore (hip) and Leodis McKelvin (hip) did not take a single snap in team drills Friday, Aug. 1, likely a precaution after having offseason procedures done. It's uncertain if either will play in the team's preseason opener Sunday, Aug. 3, against the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game.

Bills | Two TEs unlikely for preseason opener

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:19:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills TEs Scott Chandler (groin) and Tony Moeaki (hamstring) are unlikely to participate in the team's preseason opener Sunday, Aug. 3, against the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame game.

Bills | Evan Rodriguez could see time at TE

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:19:31 -0700

Buffalo Bills FB Evan Rodriguez has worked mostly at fullback throughout training camp, but he took some reps at tight end Friday, Aug. 1, and could see time on the field during the preseason.

Bills | Chris Hairston works at LT

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:19:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills OG Chris Hairston (back) was back on the practice field Friday, Aug. 1. After working exclusively at right guard during training camp, Hairston worked as the second-team left tackle behind OT Seantrel Henderson.

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Bills | Thaddeus Lewis, Jeff Tuel battling

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:18:44 -0700

Buffalo Bills QBs Thaddeus Lewis and Jeff Tuel are battling for the primary back job to QB EJ Manuel. Lewis continued to struggled Friday, Aug. 1, and Tuel had one of his best days of training camp, creating some space in the battle to be backup.

49ers | Brandon Lloyd could miss time

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:03:59 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Lloyd (undisclosed) could miss two weeks of practice because of an injury, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

49ers | Michael Crabtree dealing with injury

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:03:20 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (undisclosed) is dealing with an undisclosed injury and could miss one or two weeks of practice, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

FANTASY TIP: It does not sound like Crabtree's injury is serious at this point. Crabtree should be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 wide receiver on most fantasy teams.

White Sox | Jake Petricka dodges bullet

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:58:59 -0700

Chicago White Sox RP Jake Petricka (leg) was hit in the leg by a comebacker Friday, Aug. 1, against the Minnesota Twins. He was checked out by manager Robin Ventura and a trainer before remaining in the game. Petricka ended up loading up the bases with no outs before settling down and escaping by allowing just one run for the save.

Panthers | Thomas DeCoud should return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:51:54 -0700

Carolina Panthers FS Thomas DeCoud (knee) should be able to participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 2, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Red Sox | Anthony Ranaudo debuts with win

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:48:12 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Anthony Ranaudo allowed two runs, four hits and four walks with two strikeouts over six innings to pick up a win in his major league debut Friday, Aug. 1, against the New York Yankees.

FANTASY TIP: Ranaudo was the beneficiary of the deals sending John Lackey and Jon Lester elsewhere. He is worth a look in all AL-only fantasy leagues, especially if he can turn in these type of results.

Red Sox | Mixed results for Will Middlebrooks

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:47:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) returned to the lineup Friday, Aug. 1, against the New York Yankees and he had a double, run scored and two strikeouts in three at-bats. It was his first action since May 17 due to a fractured right index finger.

Steelers | Jawan Jamison signed

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:46:41 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent RB Jawan Jamison (Redskins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Alvester Alexander.

Steelers | Shaquille Richardson leaves practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:46:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Shaquille Richardson (groin) left practice early Friday, Aug. 1, because of groin tightness.

Chargers | Keenan Allen showing more speed

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:38:57 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen has shown more speed during training camp, which should help him get past defenders faster, according to CB Shareece Wright. "It just makes him a more powerful threat when he's that good at the line and has speed behind it," Wright said. "A lot of times, he will win at the line, but when you've got recovery speed, you can make up for that. Now that he's faster, it's not going to be as easy to make up once you lose at the line. He's going to be open on more of his routes."

FANTASY TIP: Allen is coming off a terrific 2013 season and should be one of the top targets in the passing game again. He should be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 wide receiver in all fantasy leagues this season.