Fantasy Baseball Mailbag, Week 21 Cover Image
Fantasy Baseball Mailbag, Week 21
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Jon Niese Headshot

Jon Niese likely needs surgery on his knee, per manager Terry Collins.

Reports claim that Niese has been dealing with a knee issue for at least a month, and once he walked the first batter in the first inning of Tuesday's game, Mets manager Terry Collins knew something was wrong. Ultimately he was listed on the DL following Tuesday's game and now it is being reported that he needs surgery. That pretty much spells the end of the season for Niese now.
6 minutes ago
Jordan Jenkins Headshot

Jordan Jenkins (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

He is dealing with what is being reported as a "non-serious" calf injury, so while he may be held out of this week's game, don't be alarmed. Expect Jenkins full-go for Week 1.
7 minutes ago
Derek Carrier Headshot

Derek Carrier (knee) is making progress in his recovery from torn ligaments in his knee but may start the season on the PUP list.

This makes sense for Carrier, as he is only a half a year removed from surgery. With the tight end position being a strength for the Redskins, Paulsen shouldn't return to practice until he is 100-percent. Coming back at anything less might have him on the chopping block.
15 minutes ago
Damion Square Headshot

Damion Square has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

The rules in the NFL are if you miss a drug test, that is just as bad as testing positive for one, so because of Square's negligence he will serve a four game suspension. His absence will be felt regardless of his actual talent because the Chargers can ill afford any more defensive line losses with the holdout of rookie DE Joey Bosa.
31 minutes ago
Matt Forte Headshot

Matt Forte (hamstring) hopefully will be able to play in the preseason game against the New York Giants Saturday, as long as he does not suffer any setbacks, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Hamstring injuries are never something to mess around with, but if the Jets and Forte are 110-percent sure he is good to go then so be it. It's probably for the best that they limit his action however, as hamstrings are easy to reaggravate and this upcoming game is meaningless.
33 minutes ago
Joe Mauer Headshot

Joe Mauer is out of the Twins lineup Wednesday.

In Mauer's place will be Trevor Plouffe, who will cleanup and play first base. Consider this a regular rest day for the oft-injured veteran, as the Twins take on lefthander Matt Boyd of the Tigers.
55 minutes ago
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