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Jets | Geno Smith to start Week 1

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:18:14 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start Week 1 versus the Oakland Raiders, barring an injury. The coaching staff has yet to officially name Smith the starter.

FANTASY TIP: Smith has mild appeal in daily gaming, with a $5,200 price tag in FantasyScore.

Royals | Salvador Perez to have MRI

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:40:31 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (knee) will have an MRI on his sore knee Thursday, Aug. 21. Manager Ned Yost said the condition is not considered serious.

FANTASY TIP: The team has a scheduled day off Thursday. If Perez is still not right by Friday, Erik Kratz would likely make the start in his absence.

Giants | Yusmeiro Petit to start

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:39:43 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Yusmeiro Petit will be the first pitcher on the mound when the team's suspended game against the Chicago Cubs resumes Thursday, Aug. 21.

Angels | Brennan Boesch optioned

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:39:02 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Triple-A Salt Lake Wednesday, Aug. 20. The team is likely to add two pitchers Thursday, Aug. 21.

Steelers | LeGarrette Blount travels

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:52:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount accompanied the team for its preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell does not travel

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:52:21 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell did not travel with the team for the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 21.

Dolphins | Knowshon Moreno might play

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:58 -0700

Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said Wednesday, Aug. 20, that he feels good. The team wants to see him practice Thursday, Aug. 21, before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Dallas Cowboys.

FANTASY TIP: Moreno is expected to serve as the backup to Lamar Miller, at least initially. For now, fantasy owners will only want to invest a late-round pick on the veteran.

Dolphins | Anthony Johnson sidelined

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:19 -0700

Miami Dolphins DT Anthony Johnson (shoulder) has missed time at practice this week due to a shoulder injury.

Dolphins | Will Davis looks to be ahead

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:48:51 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Will Davis appears to be ahead of CB Jamar Taylor in the race of the No. 3 cornerback job.

Dolphins | Brady Quinn struggling

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:47:42 -0700

Miami Dolphins QB Brady Quinn has thrown five interceptions in practice over the past three days.

FANTASY TIP: With Quinn struggling, it appears unlikely he will win a spot on the 53-man roster.

Dolphins | Four battling for two spots

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:47:03 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Jalil Brown, CB Don Jones, FS Jordan Kovacs and FS Michael Thomas appear to be fighting for two roster spots. Thomas has reportedly had a good camp and might have a leg up for one of those spots.

Dolphins | Walt Aikens out indefinitely

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:46:03 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Walt Aikens (hand) is sidelined indefinitely due to a left hand injury suffered a practice earlier this week. No timetable has been established for his return.

Bengals | Several sit

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:45:12 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard (hip), DT David King (undisclosed), CB Lavelle Westbrooks (undisclosed) and QB Tyler Wilson (head) were unable to practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Bengals | Rex Burkhead sits

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:44:45 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Rex Burkhead (knee) missed practice again Wednesday, Aug. 20. While head coach Marvin Lewis did not give specifics, he did say Burkhead has a sore knee and will get his brace off in a few days. Beat writer Geoff Hobson speculates Burkhead could have a sprained medial collateral ligament.

Bengals | Vontaze Burfict rests

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:44:15 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (illness) was not on the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 20, as he deals with a stomach bug. He is expected to be ready to play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, against the Arizona Cardinals.

Bengals | Andre Smith might play

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:50 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (concussion) said Wednesday, Aug. 20, that he expects to get cleared to play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, against the Arizona Cardinals. He was on the field Wednesday with the rest of the team in shoulder pads and shorts.

Bengals | Geno Atkins will be ready

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:42:18 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Geno Atkins (knee) will be ready for the regular season opener against the Baltimore Ravens Sept. 7, head coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday, Aug. 20. In fact, he also could potentially play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, against the Arizona Cardinals.

Bengals | Dane Sanzenbacher returns

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:41:49 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR Dane Sanzenbacher (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 20. He was forced out of the previous preseason game against the New York Jets due to assorted bruises.

Bengals | Jason Campbell might play

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:41:14 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Jason Campbell (arm) might be healed enough to play in the preseason game Sunday, April 24, against the Arizona Cardinals.

Yankees | Carlos Beltran gets shot

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:03:27 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) had a cortisone shot for his ailing elbow Wednesday, Aug. 20. Manager Joe Girardi said Beltran will not be available Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Daily fantasy owners know the drill by now. The oft-injured veteran has been in and out of the lineup. Reserve him until he is able to play back-to-back games without any setbacks.