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A vote for Vogt
Most teams can't even come up with one fantasy-relevant catcher. The Oakland Athletics have three. Two of them occupy positions other than catcher... Full Story | Player Stats: Stephen Vogt
 
Dear Clayton
Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
 
DeGrom, other SPs to add
Thomas J. Harrigan | Archive
 
Lester finally elite
Thomas J. Harrigan | Archive
BATTING AVERAGE
# NameAVG
1Astros Jose Altuve.343
2Rockies Troy Tulowitzki.340
3Mariners Robinson Cano.327
4Tigers Victor Martinez.325
5Rangers Adrian Beltre.321

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RUNS BATTED IN
# NameRBI
1White Sox Jose Abreu83
2Tigers Miguel Cabrera81
3Red Sox David Ortiz77
4Angels Mike Trout76
5Orioles Nelson Cruz75

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EARNED RUN AVERAGE
# NameERA
1Dodgers Clayton Kershaw1.76
2White Sox Chris Sale1.88
3Cardinals Adam Wainwright1.92
4Mariners Felix Hernandez1.99
5Reds Johnny Cueto2.08

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 AL TEAMS:
 NL TEAMS:
 Jason Vargas, SP, KAN7/29/2014 11:09:00 PM 
Description: Royals starter Jason Vargas (emergency appendectomy) could start Saturday against Oakland, according to mlb.com. Insight: He threw a four-inning simulated game on Tuesday. Vargas has gone 8-4 with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 125 innings this season, but he hasn\'t started since July 8.
 Jon Lester, SP, BOSHot7/29/2014 11:06:00 PM 
Description: Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester has officially been scratched from Wednesday\'s start due to ongoing trade discussions, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com. Brandon Workman will start in his place.  Insight: Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that Lester could be traded as soon as Tuesday night. Lester (10-7, 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 149 Ks) has picked a great time to have his best season, as the 30-year-old will be a free agent at season\'s end. Even if he\'s traded before the deadline he\'s made it known he\'s willing to rejoin the Red Sox.


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Top-25 fantasy wide receiver ranking
The Sports Network's 2014 NFL Fantasy Player Rankings by Position have been released and in Part 3 of the series we continue with the... Full Story | Player Stats: JohnsonFitzgeraldThomas
Savings galore
By Thomas J. Harrigan | Archive
 
Johnson reports; his value?
By Thomas J. Harrigan | Archive
 
Top-25 fantasy RB ranking
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:
 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE7/29/2014 6:38:00 PM 
Description: According to ProFootballTalk.com\'s Mike Florio, Browns receiver Josh Gordon has passed at least 70 drug tests and one test, the one that has him facing a one-year suspension, barely generated a positive. The one test would have been a negative if his urine samples were organized differently.  Insight: Urine samples are radomly split into two bottles, an "A" and a "B." If the "A" bottle is positive, the "B" is tested. The substance abuse policy states that the "\'B\' bottle Test need only show that the substance, revealed in the \'A\' bottle Test, is evident to the \'limits of detection\' to confirm the results of the \'A\' bottle Test." Gordon\'s "A" bottle showed a concentration just one nanogram per milliliter above the limit while the "B" bottle was below the threshold. If the "B" was tested first, the "A" wouldn\'t have ever been tested because the "B" bottle would have counted as negative. Gordon may have a shot to get his one-year suspension reduced, especially because the NFL is taking heat for giving Ray Rice just two games for domestic violence, but he likely will get a minimum of eight games because he\'s failed to stay out of trouble in the past few months. His appeal will be heard on Aug. 1.
 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL7/29/2014 6:22:00 PM 
Description: Atlanta running back Steven Jackson suffered a left hamstring injury Monday, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Insight: It isn\'t the same hamstring that Jackson strained last season. Falcons coach Mike Smith said he\'s fully confident Jackson will be ready for Week 1, but the injury is a reminder that Jackson isn\'t getting any younger. The 31-year-old missed four games last year and rushed for just 3.5 ypc. Rookie Devonta Freeman has a good chance to start at some point this season.


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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
By Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
 
Pitching Melo
By Jesse Pantuosco | Archive
 
Merry Draftmas
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:
 Derrick Rose, G, CHI7/29/2014 9:35:00 PM 
Description: Syracuse coach and Team USA assistant coach Jim Boeheim said Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been "the most impressive guy" at Team USA\'s training camp, according to ESPNChicago.com. Insight: Rose missed most of last season with a torn meniscus after sitting out all of the previous season while recovering from a torn ACL. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, another Team USA assistant, also praised Rose. "The same (speed and explosiveness). The strength in his leg is great. His explosion is back. That\'s all there," Thibodeau said.
 Manu Ginobili, SG, SAN7/29/2014 12:06:00 PM 
Description: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (stress fracture in his right leg) has apparently not been granted permission by the Spurs to play in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Insight: Ginobili wanted to play for his country in the World Cup, but only if healthy. After a long and successful playoff run, it\'s not surprising that the team wanted the 37-year-old to rest as much as possible in the offseason.


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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:
 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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