Quiet Cubs
Only Mother Nature could put a stop to Chicago Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Wada threw five scoreless... Full Story | Player Stats: HendricksWada
Lefty lashers
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The decline of Josh Hamilton
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The Louie approach
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# NameAVG
1Astros Jose Altuve.339
2Mariners Robinson Cano.328
3Tigers Victor Martinez.322
4Rangers Adrian Beltre.322
5Indians Michael Brantley.319

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# NameRBI
1Red Sox David Ortiz92
2White Sox Jose Abreu90
3Marlins Giancarlo Stanton89
4Angels Mike Trout88
5Tigers Miguel Cabrera87

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# NameERA
1Dodgers Clayton Kershaw1.86
2Mariners Felix Hernandez1.99
3Reds Johnny Cueto2.06
4White Sox Chris Sale2.12
5Cardinals Adam Wainwright2.40

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 Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL8/20/2014 4:01:00 PM 
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday\'s game with a sore left hip, but he\'s in the lineup Wednesday. Insight: He was out of the lineup for nine games with an ankle injury earlier this month. The defensive ace has batted .252 with very little power and speed.
 Charlie Morton, SP, PITCold8/20/2014 3:47:00 PM 
Description: Pittsburgh placed starter Charlie Morton was initially diagnosed with hip inflammation, but he actually has a sports hernia, according to Tom Singer of mlb.com.  Insight: Morton is hoping to return in September, but a sports hernia is more serious than hip inflammation. He can be dropped in most leagues.

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Brown is the new black
Fantasy owners seeking to find the best wide receiver this year have been flocking to Detroit's standout Calvin Johnson with good reason - he's a... Full Story | Player Stats: Antonio Brown
Why not a punter?
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Rethinking Martin's value
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Mr. Consistency
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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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Reference Charts
Team-By-Team Injuries
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 Brian Hoyer, QB, PIT8/20/2014 1:00:00 PM 
Description: The Browns have named Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback for Week 1, according to clevelandbrowns.com. "He was the clear leader from the beginning," coach Mike Pettine said. "We\'ve maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room."  Insight: Hoyer started three games last season but tore his ACL early in the third one. In the two games in which Hoyer played heavily, tight end Jordan Cameron had 16 catches for 157 yards and four touchdowns on 23 targets. If Hoyer doesn\'t get off to a good start in the Browns\' first three games (at Pittsburgh, vs. New Orleans, vs. Baltimore), we could see the team make the switch to Johnny Manziel during the Week 4 bye.
 Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN8/19/2014 9:56:00 PM 
Description: Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday. Insight: He left Saturday\'s preseason game with a shoulder injury. Hill is expected to fill the BenJarvus Green-Ellis role this season, but Giovani Bernard is going to see a bump in touches and could also get goal-line carries so Hill\'s value will be limited to the flex spot.

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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
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Stock exchange
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Pitching Melo
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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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 Rajon Rondo, G, BOS8/18/2014 2:04:00 PM 
Description: The latest rumor, courtesy of talk show host Tyler Spence, is for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is a trade with Sacramento. Insight: If true, this would be horrible news for Darren Collison\'s fantasy owners because as it stands he\'s set to be the Kings starting point guard. Of course, after a year of rumors concerning Rondo, we will believe it when someone actually pulls the trigger on the trade.
 Brook Lopez, C, BRK8/18/2014 1:58:00 PM 
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez has been cleared for all basketball activities and is expected to be ready for training camp, according to a SiriusXM NBA Radio report. Insight: Lopez only played 17 games last season before injuries struck, but he was playing at a high level. He averaged 20.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.8 bpg before leg injuries ended his season. He\'s only played 96 of 246 regular season games over the past three seasons making him a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option.

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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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 Eric Staal, C, CAR7/30/2014 5:39:00 PM 
Description: Carolina center Eric Staal suffered a core muscle injury while training and needed to undergo surgery, according to hurricanes.nhl.com. Insight: GM Ron Francis said Staal should be ready for training camp. The 29-year-old had just 21 goals, 40 assists and 230 SOG over 79 games in 2013-14 after generating 18 goals, 35 assists and 152 SOG in 48 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.
 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.

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