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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles statistical note

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:44:53 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is the only player in NFL history to have four receiving touchdowns and one or more rushing score in the same game.

Ravens | Steve Smith impressing

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:40:09 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith's hands have impressed Ravens QB Joe Flacco. "Just his natural ability to catch the ball with his hands," Flacco said. "He catches everything with his hands, and he does a great job doing it."

FANTASY TIP: Smith is a viable WR4 but can be had at the cost of a No. 5. He will be a weekly flex play consideration for deeper leagues.

Lions | Ziggy Ansah placed on PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:34:17 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List, according to a league source.

Browns | Terrance West on NFI list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:32:54 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West (undisclosed) will begin training camp on the non-football injury list, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: West will battle RB Ben Tate for playing time, so monitor the rookie's status closely.

Rangers | Alex Rios denies worry over trade rumors

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:28:18 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios denied a report that a friend of his sasid trade talks have negatively impacted his performance.

FANTASY TIP: It's probably more so the lack of power that's bringing him down. In a new, competitive environment, he may get a jolt there. He seems to play up or down to whatever competitive environment his current team is experiencing.

NFL | Running backs compensation note

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:26:51 -0700

Only Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will make more money than Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, among their positional peers, following Charles' two-year extension.

Lions | Golden Tate placed on PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:25:39 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List, according to a league source.

FANTASY TIP: Tate did not practice at all during minicamp with an undisclosed injury, and it appears that issue is still bothering him. Check back when there is more information on the extent of the injury.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles financials

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:22:33 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will receive $18.1 million in new money and an extra $5 million over the next two seasons, which will put him in the top five of highest-paid running backs.

Jets | Geno Smith draws more praise

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:17:51 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith is "head and shoulders" better than last year, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

FANTASY TIP: Smith has a long way to go before you can consider him a draft-worthy option in standard single-year leagues. He's a QB3 for deep formats.

Rangers | Alex Rios back in lineup

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:16:10 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday, July 23, after missing four games due to a sprained right ankle. Rios said he was ready to play Tuesday, July 22, but "wasn't at 100 percent." He's wearing a heavy wrap on it, but it had improved before Wednesday's game.

FANTASY TIP: Throw him back into your lineup, as well.

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Giants | Three get first-team reps at tight end

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:57 -0700

New York Giants TE Kellen Davis, TE Adrien Robinson and TE Daniel Fells all received first-team reps in practice Wednesday, July 23. All three rotated into the backfield and played some fullback.

Yankees | Michael Pineda update

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:47 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) is scheduled to throw two innings in a simulated game Thursday, July 24, probably topping out at 30 pitches.

FANTASY TIP: Pineda isn't likely to come back until September, so maybe it's worth stashing him in deep leagues. Don't hold your breath, though, given his recent history.

Jets | No timetable for starting QB decision

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:36 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he will not put a timetable on naming the starting quarterback.

Bengals | Jermaine Gresham to PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:47 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (hernia) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: Gresham has no fantasy value on draft day, regardless of this move.

Dodgers | Josh Beckett will make next start

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:09:46 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett will make his next start, according to manager Don Mattingly,

FANTASY TIP: Beckett was trounced in his return Tuesday, lasting only four innings and allowing three homers. He's due for a statistical correction on the whole in the second half, though, so watch out.

Dodgers | Hanley Ramirez iffy to return soon

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:08:20 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hand) is a worse bet to return Friday, July 25, than OF Yasiel Puig (hand), but it's not out of the question Ramirez can make it by then.

FANTASY TIP: Keep tabs on Ramirez. Puig may be available for a late entry into Wednesday's contest, so that'll do wonders for his ability to start sooner.

Dodgers | Yasiel Puig could pinch-hit

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:06:09 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hand) will take batting practice and could pinch-hit if needed Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: It doesn't do much for his daily value, but it's a good sign for his availability later in the week.

Jets | Chris Johnson won't be limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:04:00 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) will not be limited at the start of training camp, and he was "flying" during his conditioning test, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

FANTASY TIP: That is good news for Johnson's odds of living up to an RB2 billing.

Jets | All players passed conditioning tests

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:03:00 -0700

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said every player passed their conditioning tests, noting it was the first time that has happened in his tenure with the organization.

Mets | Ruben Tejada hit in helmet

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:02:12 -0700

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) was hit in the helmet by a pitch and exited the game Wednesday, July 23. He walked off under his own power and was replaced by INF Eric Campbell.