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Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch reinstated

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:20:26 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks officially reinstated RB Marshawn Lynch from the Reserve/Did Not Report list Friday, Aug. 1.

Bills | Chris Hogan impressive during camp

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:19:18 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Chris Hogan has been impressive during training camp and has been able to be a target on third downs, according to head coach Doug Marrone. "I don't think anyone here would have argued that Chris wasn't a hard worker. He's reliable, last year he showed us that and on third down our quarterback had confidence in him to go to him when he was out there in the slot. He's a big strong player, he's been playing well, and he's made some good moves this week," Marrone said.

Bills | May only have two TEs for preseason game

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:18:49 -0700

Buffalo Bills TEs Chris Gragg and Dominique Jones may be the only two tight ends that are able to play in the Hall of Fame game because of injuries to TEs Scott Chandler (groin), Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and Lee Smith (leg).

Dolphins | Ryan Rau signs

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:18:02 -0700

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent LB Ryan Rau (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal Friday, Aug. 1.

Seahawks | Taylor Price cut

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:10:50 -0700

Seattle Seahawks released WR Taylor Price (hamstring) from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Friday, Aug. 1.

Steelers | Justin Brown not practicing

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:08:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Justin Brown (nose) is not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1, because of a broken nose.

Dolphins | Tariq Edwards waived

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:07:26 -0700

The Miami Dolphins placed LB Tariq Edwards (undisclosed) on no-recall waivers with an injury designation Friday, Aug. 1.

Chiefs | Ben Johnson waived

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:02:20 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs placed LB Ben Johnson on no-recall waivers Friday, Aug. 1.

Brewers | Jim Henderson not ready to return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:01:04 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Jim Henderson (shoulder) is not ready to be activated from the disabled list. He will return to the team's spring training facility in Arizona for more rehab work.

Texans | Trevardo Williams, Bryan Witzmann waived

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:57:11 -0700

The Houston Texans placed LB Trevardo Williams and OT Bryan Witzmann (undisclosed) on no-recall waivers Friday, Aug. 1. Witzmann was placed on waivers with an injury designation.

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Braves | Lineup notes

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:54:15 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) and C Evan Gattis are not in the starting lineup Friday, August 1, against the San Diego Padres. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is in the starting lineup batting eighth and playing right field.

FANTASY TIP: Heyward's back injury is starting to look like it could turn into a disabled list stint. Continue to check back for updates on his status. Gattis is likely just having a scheduled off-day. Bonifacio will see near-everyday at-bats while Heyward is injured.

Marlins | Jacob Turner starting Sunday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:43:03 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner will start Sunday, August 3, against the Cincinnati Reds. Turner is starting in SP Henderson Alvarez's (shoulder) spot. Alvarez is on the 15-day disabled list.

FANTASY TIP: Turner makes an excellent option to stream against the Reds Sunday, and he has fleeting NL-only value. He will likely return to the bullpen when Alvarez returns from the DL.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino could need surgery

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:41:48 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) could need surgery that would keep him out for a lengthy period, according to manager John Farrell. The team is waiting to view Victorino's MRI results before making any further decisions. Victorino has already missed 71 of the team's first 108 games this year.

FANTASY TIP: Like we said before, you shouldn't wait around for a healthy Victorino in standard mixed leagues at this point. Besides, his playing time might be shaky if he does return this year, for various reasons.

Athletics | Coco Crisp not available

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:34:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) had some trigger-point injections in his neck Friday, Aug. 1, and he is unavailable to play.

FANTASY TIP: It wouldn't be a surprise if Crisp is held out all weekend, and if he doesn't improve shortly, he'll likely land on the disabled list. In the short term, AL-only owners looking for a boost in stolen bases or just an extra outfielder in general should look Sam Fuld's way.

Marlins | Jarred Cosart starting tonight

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:33:49 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart is starting Friday, August 1, against the Cincinnati Reds. Cosart was just acquired by the Marlins Thursday, July 31, before the non-waiver trade deadline.

FANTASY TIP: It didn't take long for the Marlins to get Cosart to the mound. He'll see an uptick in fantasy value pitching in the National League. Tonight he gets an injury-depleted and struggling Reds' offense. Expect a solid debut with the Fish for Cosart.

Mariners | Michael Saunders not ready

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:32:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (oblique) will not start a rehab assignment Friday, Aug. 1, or Saturday, Aug. 2. "He's not ready to go out, not quite yet," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "I think we'll re-evaluate him when we get home and see where we are." Saunders isn't swinging or throwing at 100 percent.

FANTASY TIP: The Mariners probably don't feel the need to rush Saunders back after trading for Chris Denorfia. Denorfia's fantasy appeal should take a hit when Saunders returns, though, as they could enter into a right field platoon situation.

Yankees | Stephen Drew starting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:09 -0700

New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew is starting at second base and batting eighth in his debut with the team Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: Drew is expected to see the majority of his starts come at the keystone, but he can also be shifted to shortstop or third base, if needed. He's mainly an AL-only commodity as a glove-first player.

Cubs | Blake Parker recalled

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:27:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Blake Parker was recalled from Triple-A Iowa Friday, August 1. Parker will take the roster spot of SP Felix Doubront (calf) who is on the 15-day disabled list.

Mariners | Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia starting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:22:39 -0700

Seattle Mariners OFs Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia are both making their starting debuts with the team Friday, Aug. 1. Jackson is leading off and playing center field and Denorfia is hitting sixth and starting in right field.

FANTASY TIP: Jackson's value won't change much at all. However, with the M's sending both James Jones and Stefen Romero to the minors, Denorfia could see enough at-bats in his new home to be considered in deep mixed leagues now.

Giants | Angel Pagan update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:21:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) will join Triple-A Fresno Saturday, August 2, and he could rejoin the Giants Tuesday, August 5.

FANTASY TIP: Pagan started the season strong and should be owned in the majority of leagues, especially if you need a boost in stolen bases and runs.