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Texans | Sign Joe Adams

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:18:34 -0700

The Houston Texans signed WR Joe Adams (Panthers) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Cardinals | Sign Derrell Johnson

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:10:40 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals signed LB Derrell Johnson (Dolphins) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Lions | Cody Wilson placed on IR

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:05:23 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Cody Wilson (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 1.

Orioles | Designate Ryan Webb for assingment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:04:32 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Ryan Webb was designated for assignment Friday, August 1, to clear a roster spot for RP Andrew Miller.

Brewers | Scooter Gennett scratched

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:02:44 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (finger) was scratched from the lineup Friday, August 1, against the St. Louis Cardinals. INF Elian Herrera is replacing Gennett at second base.

FANTASY TIP: Gennett had just 63 plate appearances in July. He dealt with a quadriceps injury, and he is still in a platoon with Rickie Weeks. Gennett is losing some of his standard-league appeal, but he should be owned in all deep mixed and NL-only formats.

Mariners | Option two to Triple-A Tacoma

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:00:23 -0700

Seattle Mariners OFs James Jones and Stefen Romero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, August 1, to clear roster spots for OFs Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia.

FANTASY TIP: Jones and Romero can be dropped in the majority of formats. Finding a stolen-base replacement for Jones should be a priority for his owners.

NFL | Four clear waivers

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:59:28 -0700

Free-agent CB Brandon E. Smith (Bills), WR Terrence Toliver (Bears), TE Brett Brackett (Dolphins) and OG Jared Smith (Seahawks) all officially cleared waivers and became free agents Friday, Aug. 1.

Athletics | Designate Evan Scribner for assignment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:46:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Evan Scribner was designated for assignment Friday, August 1.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino placed on DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:42:04 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) was placed on the disabled list Friday, August 1, with a strained back.

FANTASY TIP: Victorino continues to struggle through an injury-plagued campaign. Victorino is worth stashing, if you have available DL slots or bench space.

Giants | Sign Chandler Fenner

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:39:48 -0700

The New York Giants signed CB Chandler Fenner (Seahawks) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Giants | Waive Travis Howard

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:39:20 -0700

The New York Giants waived/injured CB Travis Howard (undisclosed) Friday, Aug. 1.

Titans | Taylor Lewan working with first team

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:32:19 -0700

Tennessee Titans OT Taylor Lewan is working with the first team in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Yankees | Option Zelous Wheeler, Zoilo Almonte

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:26:54 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Zelous Wheeler and OF Zoilo Almonte were optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday, August 1.

FANTASY TIP: Optioning Wheeler and Almonte cleared roster spots for Martin Prado and Stephen Drew.

Packers | Fear major injury for Jared Abbrederis

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:25:25 -0700

The Green Bay Packers fear WR Jared Abbrederis (knee) suffered a torn acute cruciate ligament in practice Thursday, July 31.

Astros | Jake Marisnick batting seventh

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:18:13 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is batting seventh and playing center field Friday, August 1, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

FANTASY TIP: Marisnick stole five bases during a 14-game stint with the Miami Marlins earlier this season. Owners in need of a stolen-base boost in deep mixed and AL-only leagues could take a flier on Marisnick. Daily gamers looking for a low-budget play in the outfield tonight could also take a chance on Marisnick. J.A. Happ has allowed right-handed hitters to bat .299 against him this season.

Colts | T.Y. Hilton practices

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:13:34 -0700

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (finger) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 1. Hilton is dealing with a jammed right index finger, which was wrapped.

FANTASY TIP: Hilton should be fine moving forward and should be looked at as a WR3 heading into draft day.

Indians | Designate Zach McAllister for assignment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:10:43 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Zach McAllister was designated for assignment Friday, August 1. In a corresponding move, OF Tyler Holt was recalled from Triple-A Columbus.

FANTASY TIP: McAllister and his near-6.00 ERA are not worth holding on to in any format. Holt is unlikely to see enough at-bats to gain fantasy relevance, although he has excellent contact skills and modest stolen-base potential.

Giants | Eli Manning to play in Hall of Fame game

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:06:54 -0700

New York Giants QB Eli Manning will play in the team's first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 3, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

FANTASY TIP: It is not a surprise that Manning will play as he continues to work on learning the team's new offense.

Indians | Mike Aviles batting second

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:59:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles is batting second and playing shortstop Friday, August 1, against the Texas Rangers.

FANTASY TIP: Aviles stands to finish the season strong, especially if he gets locked into the No. 2 spot in the batting order. He should be owned in all deep mixed leagues and AL-only formats. Until his salary rises in daily games, he is an excellent option, especially tonight against Texas starter Jerome Williams.

Titans | Brian Schwenke practices

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:59:09 -0700

Tennessee Titans C Brian Schwenke (leg) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 1.