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Jets | Calvin Pryor in no contact jersey

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:20:46 -0700

New York Jets FS Calvin Pryor (concussion) is wearing a no contact jersey during practice Thursday, July 31.

Colts | Donald Thomas to be placed on IR

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:16:46 -0700

Indianapolis Colts OG Donald Thomas (quadriceps) is scheduled to undergo season-ending quadriceps surgery and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Twins | Tommy Milone reporting to AAA

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:16:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone will report to Triple-A Rochester.

FANTASY TIP: Bummer. Initial guesses said he'd join this rotation in this pitcher-friendly park. He still might in due time, but the mild deep-league payoff will have to wait. Maybe he's worth a stash.

Orioles | Not trading for a catcher

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:13:54 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles aren't interested in trading for a catcher because the transition for their pitchers would be too difficult, according to a source.

Jaguars | John Lotulelei helped off field

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:13:00 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB John Lotulelei (undisclosed) was helped off the field during practice Thursday, July 31, and was not able to put any weight on his left leg.

Falcons | Nick Barrett still an option

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:12:29 -0700

Free-agent LB Nick Barnett (Redskins) is still an option for the Atlanta Falcons depending on what happens with the team's linebackers. The Falcons worked out Barnett in June but did not sign him.

Padres | Joaquin Benoit, Chris Denorfia updates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:11:28 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is receiving increasing trade interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Chris Denorfia is likely to be dealt before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Benoit going to the Dodgers or New York Yankees, among other teams rumored, likely would result in him working a setup role and losing save chances. Denorfia could land in a part-time role that warrants some deep-mixed value.

Twins | Kennys Vargas coming up

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:08:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Kennys Vargas will be called up from Double-A New Britain.

FANTASY TIP: The switch-hitter is having a standout year at New Britain with a .281 BA, 17 HRs and 63 RBIs in 356 at-bats. He's an AL-only grab with deep-mixed potential who could find himself in the lineup at least a few times per week.

Twins | Send Sam Fuld to Oakland

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:02:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Twins sent OF Sam Fuld to the Oakland Athletics for SP Tommy Milone.

FANTASY TIP: Fuld, who started 2014 with the Athletics, probably will start a few times a week in Oakland's platoon-laden outfield. They'll probably value his defense significantly, though. He can be valuable in five-outfielder mixed leagues.

Twins | Tommy Milone acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:56:15 -0700

The Minnesota Twins acquired SP Tommy Milone from the Oakland Athletics for an undisclosed package.

FANTASY TIP: Milone's value may decrease slightly due to the decline in potential run support, but he was doing well with a rotation spot in Oakland's pitcher-friendly park. He's a deep-mixed add.

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Giants | David Wilson's career likely over

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:48:17 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) "needs a miracle" from his surgeon's evaluation to be able to continue his playing career, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Wilson had some value as a RB4 or RB5. However, his career, and obviously his fantasy prospects for 2014, are in serious doubt. Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis or Michael Cox could elevate to RB5 status.

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out of practice Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Benjamin is a low-end WR4 or a good WR5.

Jets | Calvin Pryor doing individual drills

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:19 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) is doing individual drills in practice Thursday, July 31.

Browns | Josh Gordon not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:37:14 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not practicing Thursday, July 31, and presumably will miss practice Friday, Aug. 1, to attend his suspension appeal hearing.

FANTASY TIP: Tomorrow's hearing will likely heavily impact the fantasy landscape as Gordon was a surefire WR1 before his suspension.

Chiefs | Eric Berry carted off

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:30:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (leg, foot) was carted off at practice Thursday, July 31, with a right leg or foot injury. SS Jerron McMillian has taken his place.

FANTASY TIP: Berry is one of the premier defensive backs in IDP leagues. We'll keep you posted when more details are known.

Ravens | Brent Urban suffered serious injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens DE Brent Urban (knee) suffered a long-term injury to his right knee, according to sources.

Athletics | Jon Lester acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:00:10 -0700

The Oakland Athletics acquired SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Lester's value increases slightly with the move to a more spacious park in Oakland in an arguably weaker-hitting division. Gomes should receive platoon playing time and is an AL-only option. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!

Red Sox | Yoenis Cespedes acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:56:51 -0700

The Boston Red Sox acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick from the Oakland Athletics for SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Cespedes' fantasy value doesn't change much. He's still a power-driven asset in a tepid hitter's park. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!

Jaguars | Don't want Toby Gerhart at 300 carries

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:51:53 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to be spelled by RBs Jordan Todman, Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson so he doesn't reach the 300-carry plateau.

FANTASY TIP: Gerhart is still expected to be the leading back and makes a RB3 with upside. Todman, Robinson and Johnson will battle in camp for the backup role and could be worth an RB5 spot.

Orioles | Inquired on Bartolo Colon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:39:31 -0700

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon was inquired about by the Baltimore Orioles.