Lester finally elite
Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester has 110 career wins, a no-hitter and 2.11 ERA in 76 2/3 playoff innings, but he's never been an elite fantasy pitcher. Until now. Full Story | Player Stats: Jon Lester
Who is the real Cespedes?
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Finding second half value
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Fold these Cards
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# NameAVG
1Rockies Troy Tulowitzki.340
2Astros Jose Altuve.336
3Mariners Robinson Cano.334
4Rangers Adrian Beltre.328
5Indians Michael Brantley.328

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# NameRBI
1Tigers Miguel Cabrera76
2White Sox Jose Abreu74
2Orioles Nelson Cruz74
2Angels Mike Trout74
5Athletics Josh Donaldson70

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# NameERA
1Cardinals Adam Wainwright1.83
2Dodgers Clayton Kershaw1.92
3Mariners Felix Hernandez2.02
4White Sox Chris Sale2.03
5Reds Johnny Cueto2.18

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 Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL7/22/2014 5:50:00 PM 
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip flexor strain. SOURCE: Patrick Saunders, Denver Post Insight: The Rockies have been calling Tulowitzki\'s injury a quad cramp since he suffered it on Saturday while trying to beat out a hit. Injuries have been the main issue for Tulowitzki in his career -- he averaged just 110 games over the previous four seasons. Josh Rutledge will see regular playing time until Tulo returns.
 Arismendy Alcantara, 2B, CHCHot7/22/2014 5:48:00 PM 
Description: Cubs infielder Arismendy Alcantara has hit .286 with four doubles, a triple, a homer, six RBI, three steals and seven runs in eight games since his promotion. Insight: Darwin Barney was designated for assignment on Tuesday, so Alcantara will be Chicago\'s starting second baseman for the remainder of 2014. He batted .307 with 46 extra-base hits (10 HR) and 21 steals in 335 at-bats for Triple-A Iowa before his call-up.

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2014 Top-25 fantasy quarterback ranking
The Sports Network's 2014 NFL Fantasy Player Rankings by Position have just been released and over the next few days we will talk about some of the interesting results that... Full Story
Best picks after top 100
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Reward outweighs risk
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Easing the burden
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# 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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# 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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# 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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Team-By-Team Injuries
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Team-By-Team Injuries
 Stevie Johnson, WR, SFX7/22/2014 10:59:00 AM 
Description: Wide receiver Stevie Johnson is the third most talented receiver on the 49ers roster, but that doesn\'t mean he\'ll be the No. 3 wideout ... or even on the team. Insight: With Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree ahead of him on the team\'s wide receiver depth chart, Johnson (52 catches, 597 yards, 3 TD in 12 games last season) will have to prove he\'s worth the high salary he comands or the team could go for youth.
 Charles Johnson, WR, CLE7/22/2014 10:54:00 AM 
Description: A Cleveland Plain dealer report says the wide receiver to watch in Browns camp will be Charles Johnson. Insight: With Josh Gordon out of the picture and journeymen Nate Burleson and Miles Austin penciled in as starters, Johnson might be the most exciting receiver on the practice field. He\'s got size (6-foot-2, 215) and speed (4.38 40). He needs to stay healthy, but he could be a player worthy watching this summer.

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Summer league check-in
Come on, sports fans, you're better than this. PLEASE stop telling me there are no sports on this week. Sure it's a bit quieter than usual with baseball on All-Star break and the World... Full Story
Stock exchange
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Pitching Melo
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Merry Draftmas
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# 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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# 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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# 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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 Manu Ginobili, SG, SAN7/22/2014 11:10:00 AM 
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (stress fracture in his right leg) says he no longer feels any pain, according to an interview he gave to Argentine website Canchallena.LaNacion.com. Insight: Ginobili would like to play for his country in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but only if healthy and free of pain. We expect Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hopes he bypasses the games and rests for the upcoming season.
 Carlos Boozer, F, LAL7/18/2014 5:29:00 PM 
Description: Carlos Boozer will play for the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Insight: Boozer was cut from the Chicago Bulls via the amnesty provision earlier this week and Los Angeles won a blind auction to claim him. Boozer started 76 games last season and played 28.2 minutes per game, but he\'ll have to battle Julius Randle, Jordan Hill and Ed Davis for playing time in 2014-15.

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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
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Conn Smythe front-runners
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Anatomy of a comeback
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# NamePoints
1Penguins Sidney Crosby104
2Ducks Ryan Getzlaf87
3Flyers Claude Giroux86
4Stars Tyler Seguin84
5Ducks Corey Perry82

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

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

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 Tyler Ennis, LW, BUF7/17/2014 3:34:00 PM 
Description: The Sabres have signed Tyler Ennis to a multiyear contract extension. Insight: The 24-year-old had a career-high 21 goals and added 22 assists and 210 SOG over 80 games in 2013-14. The talent is lacking in Buffalo so he likely won\'t be much better than that in 2014-15.
 Jonathan Toews, C, CHI7/9/2014 1:26:00 PM 
Description: The Blackhawks have signed Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to matching eight-year, $84 million extensions. Insight: Toews is one of the top two-way players in the NHL. He had 68 points (28 goals) in 76 regular season games and 17 points (nine goals) in 19 postseason games this past season.

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