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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders to play Sat.?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:16:13 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (quadriceps) had a full practice Thursday, Aug. 21, and he could play in his first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

FANTASY TIP: Sanders should be good to go, but if he suffers another setback, he may be in trouble for Week 1. We'll keep you posted. For now, draft him as a low-end WR3.

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo to sign

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:06:51 -0700

Free-agent Cuban OF Rusney Castillo is expected to sign with the Boston Red Sox for a record-setting six-year, $72 million deal, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: There's an outside chance he'll come up this year, but it's more likely that Castillo is someone to consider in deep fantasy leagues next year, especially those with five-outfielder requirement. Castillo has nice tools, notably his speed, and has hit with more authority since gaining weight, according to scouts. But he's not expected to have an impact like a Jose Abreu or Yasiel Puig.

Bengals | Vontaze Burfict sitting again

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:50:12 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (illness) is not practicing again Friday, Aug. 22.

NFL | Isaac Redman retires

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:42:45 -0700

Free-agent RB Isaac Redman (back) said he is no longer able to play football after suffering a spinal cord injury in 2013.

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater at No. 2

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:33:32 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is entrenched as the No. 2 quarterback, and the team is confident with him there. QB Christian Ponder could be traded if he performs well enough.

FANTASY TIP: Bridgewater is likely to sit behind Matt Cassel for a while and doesn't have much value in single-year leagues.

Bengals | Jeremy Hill may go with ones

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:29:38 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill could see some carries with the first-team offense in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24.

FANTASY TIP: Hill is a solid RB4, and he could force the team's hand to utilize him more in the regular season if he performs well in this game.

White Sox | Three could take over 2B

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:20:51 -0700

Chicago White Sox 2B Carlos Sanchez, 2B Marcus Semien or 2B Micah Johnson could take over at second base after the team traded 2B Gordon Beckham to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Angels | Gordon Beckham acquired

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:20:27 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired 2B Gordon Beckham from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for a player to be named or cash.

Browns | Johnny Manziel could play later

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:17:34 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel could play with QB Brian Hoyer in a two-quarterback system later in the season, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine said a package for Manziel is on the table. Pettine said he didn't anticipate a platoon early in the season. Pettine also made it clear that Hoyer is on a week-to-week trial.

FANTASY TIP: Hoyer is a mid-to-low QB2, and it sounds like he must perform extremely well to hold off Manziel. Manziel is a mid-to-low QB2 with upside.

White Sox | Carlos Rodon on track

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:02:19 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon is on track to join the White Sox's bullpen next month after a successful debut at Triple-A Charlotte earlier this week. He allowed a run on three hits and three walks while fanning three in three innings. "He's coming along quick and he's coming along real well," general manager Rick Hahn said. "Last night was a good outing."

White Sox | Adam Eaton on the mend

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:01:50 -0700

Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton (oblique) could return from the disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 26, after a short rehab assignment.

Dodgers | Justin Turner on a roll

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:49:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner is hitting .362 with eight RBIs in his last 17 games.

Cowboys | Kyle Wilber leading at OLB

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:35:28 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber is expected to start at strongside linebacker.

Reds | Aroldis Chapman returns

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:23:55 -0700

Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) returned to action throwing a scoreless frame Thursday, Aug. 21.

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo coming aboard?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:23:41 -0700

Free-agent Cuban OF Rusney Castillo is leaning toward signing with the Boston Red Sox, according to sources from several major league teams.

Tigers | Justin Verlander the closer?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:58:47 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (shoulder) could be an option to be converted to closer if the team makes the playoffs. Team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team hasn't discussed any postseason possibility yet.

Dolphins | Damien Williams jumps ahead

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:34:39 -0700

Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams has leapfrogged RBs Daniel Thomas and Mike Gillislee on the depth chart.

FANTASY TIP: He doesn't have much value in single-year leagues, but he's a nice flier for dynasty leagues.

Packers | Brandon Bostick has fracture

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:17:55 -0700

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Brandon Bostick (leg) has a slight fracture of his fibula and could return by Week 2 or Week 3.

Steelers | Injury updates

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:55:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Sean Spence (knee) and Jason Worilds (knee) are not expected to have suffered serious knee injuries during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21, according to sources.

Buccaneers | Doug Martin the bell cow

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:49:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaners RB Doug Martin was called the team's "bell cow" running back by head coach Lovie Smith.

FANTASY TIP: Smith continues to make it clear that Martin is his main back despite wanting to rotate in other backs more often this season. Meanwhile, a shoulder injury to Mike James and ankle surgery for Charles Sims should further ensure that Martin continues to receive a heavy workload and remains a potential RB1.