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Rams | Sign Pat Schiller

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:41:46 -0700

The St. Louis Rams signed LB Pat Schiller (Falcons) Tuesday, July 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Giants | Four returning punts in practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:29:16 -0700

New York Giants WR Trindon Holliday, WR Odell Beckham Jr., WR Victor Cruz and WR Rueben Randle all are returning punts in practice Tuesday, July 22.

Padres | Deal Chase Headley

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:07 -0700

The San Diego Padres traded 3B Chase Headley to the New York Yankees for INF Yangervis Solarte and SP Rafael DePaula. They also sent $1 million to the Yankees.

FANTASY TIP: For more on this fantasy situation, Click here.

Texans | Andre Johnson visits team facility

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:18:25 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson visited the team facility Monday, July 21. Johnson has visited the facility a few times this offseason. According to a league source, it does not mean Johnson will report to camp on time.

Yankees | Acquire Chase Headley

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:12:58 -0700

The New York Yankees acquired 3B Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres in exchange for INF Yangervis Solarte and SP Rafael DePaula. San Diego also will send $1 million to New York.

FANTASY TIP: This is a big move for Headley, who becomes a top crossover FAAB candidate for AL-only players. He's rebounded a bit of late, and moving to the Bronx, a hitter's haven, should bode well for the rest of his second half. Solarte can be added in NL-only games but doesn't hold much upside, especially at PETCO Park. De Paula is a prospect to watch in the coming years but not necessarily stashable outside of full-team dynasty formats.

Yankees | Close to acquiring Chase Headley

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:05:38 -0700

San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley is on the verge of joining the New York Yankees.

FANTASY TIP: We'll keep you posted on whether this is finalized, but if it does, Headley is about to become an expensive target for AL-only FAAB miners.

Bills | Dustin Hopkins only competing for kickoff specialist job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:03:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills PK Dustin Hopkins will have to try to make the roster as a kickoff specialist, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Rangers | Alex Rios target for a few teams?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:02:31 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios is the subject of trade interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, one of his former teams, because of their recent rash of offensive injuries, according to sources. The Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners are also interested, and the San Francisco Giants may increase their attention toward him, as well.

FANTASY TIP: Rios could receive a jolt from new surroundings and gain some more fantasy life, especially in the power department. Toronto would be the preferred stop to facilitate that rebound.

Rangers | Alex Rios bothered by trade interest?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:57:20 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios may be bothered by trade rumors, according to a friend. Rios' production has dropped lately.

FANTASY TIP: Rios' power hasn't shown up much this season, but a new environment could reinvigorate him, as it has in the past when he was swapped. He's not a bad buy-low candidate for fantasy purposes even with his new BA-leaning skill set.

Bills | Darrin Kitchens injury update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:52:43 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Darrin Kitchens (undisclosed) will be out for a period of time due to a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Smith did not participate in practice Tuesday, July 22.

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Bills | Brandon Smith injury update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:51:33 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (undisclosed) will be out for a period of time due to a lower body injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Smith did not participate in practice Tuesday, July 22.

Phillies | A.J. Burnett wants to return to Pittsburgh

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:50:50 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett prefers the Pittsburgh Pirates as his next team, and Pittsburgh players are lobbying for his return. The player option on his deal may wind up being a road block to a trade, though.

FANTASY TIP: Pittsburgh's pitchers typically are more successful than most clubs', and they helped turn around Burnett's career in 2012. A reunion would be a boon for Burnett's fantasy worth.

White Sox | John Danks target for Yankees?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:47:42 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks has been the subject of trade talks with the New York Yankees. Discussions appear to be in the early stages, and there's no evidence a deal is imminent.

FANTASY TIP: Danks' value wouldn't improve much if he goes to the Bronx, which is essentially just as dangerous on pitchers than U.S. Cellular Field, if not more so.

Marlins | Steve Cishek, Mike Dunn scouted

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:44:36 -0700

Miami Marlins RPs Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn are being observed by about 12 scouts at the Atlanta Braves' Turner Field during this series.

FANTASY TIP: Cishek, Miami's closer, has a very controllable contract, and the lefty Dunn has been an above-average performer for much of his career. Miami is on the precipice of contending for a playoff berth, so they might not be looking to sell, but fantasy players should prepare for any potential trade by referencing our Closer Depth Charts.

NFL | Tim Tebow still working out

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:39:44 -0700

Free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Patriots) is still working out, hoping for another shot at signing with an NFL team. "I feel great," Tebow said. "I feel the strongest, healthiest, throwing the best I ever have. I'm just really excited about the improvement."

Giants | John Jerry unsure of return date

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:29:54 -0700

New York Giants OT John Jerry (knee) was not sure when his return date would be, but he did sound hesitant about being ready to play in the team's first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 3.

Giants | Will Beatty expects to be on the practice field

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:24:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants OT William Beatty (leg) said he is not fully sure what the limited designation means, but he plans on being on the practice field in some capacity.

Giants | Victor Cruz getting comfortable with new offense

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:13 -0700

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz said he is at an eight out of 10 in comfort with the new offense.

FANTASY TIP: Cruz still has plenty of time to get completely up to speed with the team's new offense. Regular practice time and preseason games should help everyone on the offensive side of the ball feel more comfortable with the new offense.

Giants | Will Beatty on schedule to play in preseason

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:22:46 -0700

New York Giants OT William Beatty (leg) said he is on schedule to play at some point during the preseason.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. receiving preventative treatment on hamstring

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:08:19 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) said he is only receiving preventative treatment on his hamstring at this point.

FANTASY TIP: It appears the hamstring issue that slowed Beckham Jr. down in the offseason is now completely behind him and he will be a full go for training camp.