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The quiet emergence of Chris Carter
There's a time and a place for everything. And when they intersect, it can be quite beautiful. With one glorious swing, Houston Astros designated hitter Chris... Full Story | Player Stats: Chris Carter
 
McCutchen a savior?
Dave Holcomb | Archive
 
Lefty lashers
Thomas J. Harrigan | Archive
 
The decline of Josh Hamilton
Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
BATTING AVERAGE
# NameAVG
1Astros Jose Altuve.336
2Mariners Robinson Cano.329
3Tigers Victor Martinez.322
4Rangers Adrian Beltre.322
5Rockies Justin Morneau.317

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RUNS BATTED IN
# NameRBI
1Red Sox David Ortiz93
2White Sox Jose Abreu90
3Marlins Giancarlo Stanton89
3Angels Mike Trout89
5Tigers Miguel Cabrera87

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EARNED RUN AVERAGE
# NameERA
1Dodgers Clayton Kershaw1.82
2Mariners Felix Hernandez1.99
3White Sox Chris Sale2.12
4Reds Johnny Cueto2.24
5Cardinals Adam Wainwright2.40

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 AL TEAMS:
 NL TEAMS:
 Yoenis Cespedes, LF, BOS8/21/2014 11:18:00 PM 
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday\'s game after one at-bat due to a family medical emergency. Insight: He could return as soon as Friday, but we have no accurate information as of yet. The outfielder was 2-for-11 in the four-game set with the Angels and hasn\'t done much since being traded to the Red Sox.
 Matt Shoemaker, SP, ANAHot8/21/2014 10:32:00 PM 
Description: With Garrett Richards going down the Angels needed an outing like this from Matt Shoemaker - 7 2/3 IP, one hit and nine strikeouts. Insight: Shoemaker\'s record jumps to 12-4 and his ERA falls to 3.56. It\'s surprising he gets so little publicity and fantasy attention (36 percent ownership in Yahoo) considering he\'s posted a dozen wins and is striking out almost a batter an inning.


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The do's and don'ts of smoking in the NFL
Team unity is always a good thing. Well, the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs proved once again too much of a good thing can prove not to be good at all. Full Story | Player Stats: BlountBell
Brown is the new black
By Steve Schwarz | Archive
 
Concern surrounds Giants
By Dave Holcomb | Archive
 
Why not a punter?
By Steve Schwarz | Archive
PASSING
# PlayerYards
1Broncos Peyton Manning 5477
2Saints Drew Brees 5162
3Lions Matthew Stafford 4650
4Falcons Matt Ryan 4515
5Chargers Philip Rivers 4478

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RUSHING
# PlayerYards
1Eagles LeSean McCoy 1607
2Bears Matt Forte 1339
3Chiefs Jamaal Charles 1287
4Redskins Alfred Morris 1275
5Vikings Adrian Peterson 1266

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RECEIVING
# PlayerYards
1Browns Josh Gordon 1646
2Steelers Antonio Brown 1499
3Lions Calvin Johnson 1492
4Broncos Demaryius Thomas 1430
5Bengals A.J. Green 1426

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Reference Charts
Team-By-Team Injuries
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Team-By-Team Injuries
 AFC TEAMS:
 NFC TEAMS:
 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT8/21/2014 10:11:00 PM 
Description: Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger needed into the third quarter to get the Steelers on the board in the third preseason game against Philadelphia. Insight: He finished the night 15-for-24 for 157 1 TD and 1 INT. The Eagles defense isn\'t very good so this is disheartening.
 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI8/21/2014 10:05:00 PM 
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin went down in a heap after making a cut in the first quarter, but he returned in the next series and looked fine. Insight: Maclin missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL and has dealt with nagging injuries his entire career. He\'s a high-risk, high-reward option.


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The Paul George domino effect
Usually, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Not this time. In retrospect, Paul George probably would have been better off spinning the wheel at Caesar's. Instead, the Indiana... Full Story
Summer league check-in
By Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
 
Stock exchange
By Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
 
Pitching Melo
By Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
 
POINTS PER GAME
# NamePPG
1Knicks Carmelo Anthony28.66
2Thunder Kevin Durant28.15
3Lakers Kobe Bryant27.35
4Heat LeBron James26.79
5Rockets James Harden25.94

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ASSISTS
# NameAPG
1Celtics Rajon Rondo11.05
2Clippers Chris Paul9.69
3Hornets Greivis Vasquez9.03
476ers Jrue Holiday8.01
5Nets Deron Williams7.74

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REBOUNDS
# NameRPG
1Lakers Dwight Howard12.43
2Magic Nikola Vucevic11.91
3Rockets Omer Asik11.66
4Grizzlies Zach Randolph11.24
5Warriors David Lee11.22

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 EAST TEAMS:
 WEST TEAMS:
 Reggie Jackson, G, OKC8/21/2014 12:34:00 PM 
Description: The Oklahoma City Thunder and guard Reggie Jackson are unlikely to reach an agreement to a contract extension before the October 31 deadline, according to NewsOK.com. Insight: The Thunder would like to lock up Jackson long term before the season starts, but that is unlikely according to the NewsOK.com report. The 24-year-old is due to be a restricted free agent after this season. At that time, Oklahoma City can match any offer another team issues to Jackson. The guard is somewhat limited in terms of fantasy if Russell Westbrook is healthy.
 Eric Bledsoe, G, PHO8/21/2014 12:25:00 PM 
Description: According to Jude LaCava of FOX Phoenix, the Suns are attempting to trade restricted free agent eric Bledsoe. Insight: Bledsoe wants a five-year max contract, but the biggest contract the Suns have offered him is four years and $48 million. Injures limited Bledsoe to 43 games last season, but in those games, he averaged 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.6 steals. If John Wall can get a max deal it\'s not crazy to think Bledsoe (17.7 ppg, 5.5 apg, 4.7 rpg) will get one also. As a restricted free agent, the Suns can match any offer Bledsoe receives on the open market. There\'s been some speculation that Phoenix could deal Bledsoe or point guard Goran Dragic to Minnesota as part of a trade for Kevin Love.


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Fantasy impact of NHL moves
All was quiet on the NHL front for about two weeks following the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, but the league has re-emerged...  Full Story | Player Stats: NiskanenKeslerNeal
All hail King Henrik
By Jesse Pantuosco  | Archive
 
Conn Smythe front-runners
By Thomas J. Harrigan  | Archive
 
Anatomy of a comeback
By Jesse Pantuosco  | Archive
POINTS
# NamePoints
1Penguins Sidney Crosby104
2Ducks Ryan Getzlaf87
3Flyers Claude Giroux86
4Stars Tyler Seguin84
5Ducks Corey Perry82

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PLUS / MINUS
# Name+/-
1Bruins David Krejci39
2Bruins Patrice Bergeron38
3Bruins Brad Marchand36
4Bruins Jarome Iginla34
4Kings Anze Kopitar34

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GOALIE WINS
# NameWins
1Avalanche Semyon Varlamov41
2Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury39
2Sharks Antti Niemi39
4Lightning Ben Bishop37
5Bruins Tuukka Rask36

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 METROPOLITAN:
 ATLANTIC:
 CENTRAL:
 PACIFIC:
 Steve Mason, G, PHI8/21/2014 1:56:00 PM 
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (finger) returned to the ice this week after not skating the past three weeks according to the Philadelphia Daily News. Insight: He suffered a broken pinky finger while playing ball hockey, but Mason should be ready for training camp. He posted a 33-18 record with a 2.50 goals against average in 61 games last year.
 Clarke MacArthur, LW, OTT8/21/2014 1:48:00 PM 
Description: Left wing Clarke MacArthur and the Senators have come to terms on a five-year extension. Insight: MacArthur went on to tell the Ottawa Sun that he will not change the way he plays the game. "Just because I\'ve got a five-year deal, that doesn\'t mean I need to change a whole lot. I kind of want to play the same game. I want to play good in both ends." MacArthur had 24 goals and 31 assists in his first season in Ottawa last year.


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