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DFS MLB Rankings: August 31
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Stephen Strasburg Headshot

Stephen Strasburg should be good to go when he's eligible to come off the disabled list.

The right-hander has been on the disabled list since August 22, but it’s very encouraging that Strasburg should only miss the allotted time. The Nationals and Strasburg downplayed the injury and they seem to be correct. Strasburg has a 3.59 ERA to go with a WHIP of 1.11 and a 179:44 K:BB ratio this season and should be a huge lift for fantasy owners down the stretch.
19 minutes ago
Marquez North Headshot

Marquez North (undisclosed) was placed on the Rams' injured reserve list Tuesday.

North battled injuries throughout camp and was unable to show his skills as a result. Fantasy owners can continue to avoid this situation as North tries to get completely healthy at some point this season.
45 minutes ago
Shaun Hill Headshot

Shaun Hill is not expected to play in the Vikings' preseason finale Thursday.

The Vikings won’t play many of their starters in the fourth preseason game and due to Teddy Bridgewater’s injury; Hill is now the starting quarterback. Hill didn’t play much in the third preseason game so the Vikings are trusting the veteran knows how to get ready for the season without getting a true game to prepare for Week 1.
1 hour ago
Jamaal Charles Headshot

Jamaal Charles is behind schedule in his return from ACL surgery and hasn't regained his role as the No. 1 back in Kansas City yet.

There has been pessimism surrounding Charles for awhile which is why his current ADP is so low for such a talented player. This doesn’t quiet the negativity for Charles as it appears the Chiefs will implement a true running back by committee early in the season. Their end game is having Charles completely healthy by the end of the season which doesn’t help fantasy owners. It is imperative that if fantasy owners draft Charles hoping he can help them as the season progresses that they also draft Spencer Ware to cover themselves early in the season.
1 hour ago
Tamba Hali Headshot

Tamba Hali (knee) has recently returned to practice but is still dealing with swelling and pain in his knee.

This is not good news as all signs pointed to the linebacker being ready for the start of the regular season when he had his knee scoped in the off-season. There should be legit concern that the veteran won’t be ready for Week 1 which hurts his fantasy value as Hali still needs to get into playing shape.
1 hour ago
Tom Savage Headshot

Tom Savage will be the starting quarterback Thursday night.

The Texans will rest many of their starts as many teams will do in the fourth preseason game and that includes quarterback Brock Osweiler. Savage won the backup quarterback job for the Texans and will now get a chance to hone his skills in the final game before finding his place on the bench when the regular season starts.
1 hour ago
Jimmy Graham Headshot

Jimmy Graham continues to see his workload increase.

Graham is coming off a brutal season that saw his production drop and a serious injury cut his year short, but the veteran tight end continues to progress and his hoping to bounce back in a big way. The 29-year-old is being drafted on the back end of TE 1 which may be too high for a player that is coming off an injury. The upside is tremendous, but the risks may be too much as there are safer options for fantasy owners to target.
1 hour ago
Ameer Abdullah Headshot

Lions coach Jim Caldwell has always favored the running-back-by-committee approach, and he said Tuesday that won't change this fall.

The hope was Abdullah would separate himself and prove to be a three down back, but that has not happened. The second-year running back will be used in the early downs with Theo Riddick remaining as the pass catcher. Both running backs have value, but since they both will split playing time, it hurts each other’s overall value. Riddick’s value is solely tied to PPR leagues as he should once again be near the top in catches for running backs.
1 hour ago
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