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The swelling in Andrew Bynum's knees has "greatly reduced," according to Bynum's agent David Lee.

Paul George will attend USA Basketball's mandatory minicamp next week, but will not play.

George missed nearly all of last season after suffering a gruesome injury in a scrimmage while preparing for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. By attending the minicamp, George will be eligible for the 2016 Olympic Team. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Dan Straily will start Tuesday against the Rangers.

Mike Fiers was scheduled to start Tuesday, but he threw five innings in relief Monday after starter Lance McCullers failed to get out of the first inning. Straily has a 3.65 ERA and 3.71 FIP in 98 2/3 innings at Triple-A this season, but considering his struggles at the big league level, the Rangers are an intriguing stack for DFS Tuesday. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Lonnie Chisenhall left Monday's game with a neck strain/whiplash after diving for a ball in right field.

Chisenhall had started four consecutive games in right field, but that streak is most likely at an end. Tyler Hold will likely go back to starting in right field against righties, though Ryan Raburn and Mike Aviles could get the occasional start there as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Logan Morrison (thumb) took batting practice prior to Monday's game.

While Morrison continues to work his way back from this thumb ailment, he may be find himself on the bench upon his return. Jesus Montero has played well in his absence, and the team could elect to continue to run Montero out there while he is swinging the hot bat. Analysis: Colby Conway

Marques Colston, who is on the Physically Unable to Perform list, participated in some 7-on-7 drills at practice Monday.

Colston has been the top wide receiver in New Orleans for quite a few years now. With Jimmy Graham gone, he should see an increase in targets, but Brandin Cooks might be the better fantasy play over the course of the season. It's tough to say at this point, seeing as Colston is only participating in 7-on-7 drills at this moment. Analysis: Colby Conway

Ed Williams signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers on Monday.

With the Packers receiving core pretty well maintained, Williams seems to just be depth at this point. He should have no substantial fantasy impact during the 2015 season, so he shouldn't even enter your draft prep. Analysis: Colby Conway

Stephen Strasburg (oblique) gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings in his rehab start Monday night for Triple-A Syracuse. He had 11 strikeouts in the game.

Strasburg looks poised to return to the Washington lineup, especially after tonight's dominance. Of his 17 outs, 11 were recorded via the strikeout. He could return to the Washington rotation as early as Saturday. Analysis: Colby Conway

Manager Chip Hale says team has not decided yet whether Chase Anderson's (triceps) next start will be in the big leagues or another rehab one.

If Anderson doesn’t return to the Arizona rotation, expect Zack Godley to stick in the rotation moving forward. Anderson hasn’t pitched since July 18, when he allowed seven earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings against the Giants. Analysis: Colby Conway

Update: David Johnson is day-to-day with a hamstring injury.

Andre Ellington struggles to stay healthy, opening the door for Johnson to make a splash in many fantasy formats this season. Johnson could vulture a few touchdowns this season, especially down at the goal line. However, he is more of a pass catcher, but can still do some damage. Analysis: Colby Conway

Joique Bell (ankle, Achilles) did some running on the side at Monday's practice.

Bell is working his way back from an ankle and Achilles injury, but he finally seems to be progressing back to full health. Ameer Abdullah will likely operate in a Reggie Bush-esque role, but Bell should be still see his normal touches. Analysis: Colby Conway

Chargers signed DE Luther Robinson.

The big defensive tackle played in a few games for the Packers in 2014, but had a very minimal impact. He fills an open spot for the team and has the chance to stick as a backup defensive lineman. Analysis: Colby Conway

Free-agent WR L'Damian Washington signed with the Chiefs Monday.

Washington is a speedster who played his college football at Missouri. He is a longshot to make the roster, but it's nice that the team is giving him a chance. Analysis: Colby Conway

Kyle Williams (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve.

An Achilles injury will place him on the injured reserve, ending whatever fantasy value he had for the 2015 season. Stick to the higher profile wide receivers in Denver this season as they transition to a Gary Kubiak offensive approach. Analysis: Colby Conway

Breshad Perriman (knee) missed a fourth straight practice Monday.

The speedy Perriman could be a big time fantasy asset this season. He should easily exceed his ADP and finish higher than quite a few receivers who will be drafted before him. He tends to drop a few passes, but hopefully that will improve during camp. The knee isn't expected to be a glaring issue, so he should be back on the field sometime soon. Analysis: Colby Conway


2015 Fantasy Football Training Camp Report: August 3rd |
Jeff Mans

2015 Fantasy Football Training Camp Report: August 3rd

Jeff Mans recaps all of the news, injuries, depth chart changes, roster moves and more of all 32 NFL teams training camps

Ray’s Ramblings: Hitters The Last Two Weeks |
Ray Flowers

Ray’s Ramblings: Hitters The Last Two Weeks

Ray Flowers talks about hitters the past two weeks. Which under the radar names are surging toward fantasy significance over the final two months of the season?

Daily Trends: August 3, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

Daily Trends: August 3, 2015

Jon Gray is called up. Is he the next star on the bump? Moore is demoted. Burnett/Panik hurt. Athletics add Valencia.

DFS MLB Hitting Coach – August 3, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

DFS MLB Hitting Coach – August 3, 2015

The trade deadline is over. Time to get back to it. Ray Flowers takes a look at the Monday matchups and lists some of the better hitting matchups of the day.

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - August 3, 2015 |
Howard Bender

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - August 3, 2015

Howard Bender takes an in-depth look at the numbers and the match-ups to help you decide whether the time is right to invest heavily or if bargain-hunting is the way

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report - August 3, 2015 |
Michael A. Stein

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report - August 3, 2015

Michael A. Stein reviews fantasy baseball injuries.

MLB Umpire Report: August 4 |
Austin Taggart

MLB Umpire Report: August 4

A daily ranking of the MLB home plate umpires from most pitching friendly to least pitching friendly to help build your daily fantasy baseball lineups.

DFS MLB Playbook: August 3rd  |
Ted Schuster

DFS MLB Playbook: August 3rd

Ted Schuster pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB players for today's contests

Streaming Pitching Options for Week 18 |
Ivar G. Anderson

Streaming Pitching Options for Week 18

Streaming Pitching Options for Week 18: Chris Bassitt, Matt Garza, Joe Ross, Robbie Ray, Jesse Chavez, Colby Lewis & More

DFS MLB Hitting Coach - August 2nd 2015 |
Mark Kaplan

DFS MLB Hitting Coach - August 2nd 2015

Mark Kaplan previews the matchups for Sunday with a plethora of batters that are on fire right now.