2017 Fantasy Football Waiver Report: September 19 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Football Waiver Report: September 19
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Mikie Mahtook (R) Headshot

Mahtook went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

Mahtook continues to produce for the Tigers, and he has hits in four straight games since returning from a groin injury. The 27-year-old outfielder is doing his best to lock up an everyday role with the team in 2018 as he's now slashing .279/.332/.463 this season.
1:09 pm (EST)
Jay Bouwmeester Headshot

Bouwmeester is dealing with an ankle fracture and will be reevaluated in three weeks.

The injury puts Bouwmeester on track to miss at least the first three games of the season and it very well could be more if the fracture has not healed enough prior to the mid-October evaluation. With Bouwmeester sidelined, Joel Edmundson could see time on the first defensive pairing next to Alex Pietrangelo, while young players like Vince Dunn or Jake Walman now have a greater opportunity to make the Opening Night roster.
1:07 pm (EST)
Nick Castellanos (R) Headshot

Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a double in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

Castellanos now has hits in 15 straight games, and he's gone 25-for-58 (.431) during the stretch. The shift to right field earlier this month hasn't seemed to impact him at the plate, and he's poised to enter 2018 as a player on the upswing of his career at just 25 years old.
1:04 pm (EST)
Ezekiel Ansah Headshot

Ansah recorded six tackles and three sacks in Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

There's no way to say it other than that Ansah simply had his way with Giants LT Ereck Flowers on Monday. Even though this marks just his first multi-sack performance since 2015, Ansah convincingly reminded IDP owners of his upside in any given week.
1:03 pm (EST)
Noah Juulsen Headshot

Juulsen is considered day-to-day after picking up a foot injury, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Juulsen -- who was praised by coach Claude Julien on Tuesday -- seemed to be trending toward a spot on the 23-man roster, prior to getting hurt, based on his preseason performances. How this injury impacts his chances will likely be determined by the length of time the blueliner is sidelined.
1:03 pm (EST)
Miles Killebrew Headshot

Killebrew recorded four tackles and a pass deflection in Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

Killebrew was penciled in as the No. 3 safety entering the season, but it seems the Lions are tasking him with even more responsibility now after his coming-out party in the season opener in which Killebrew recorded his first career pick-six. In fact, Killebrew's 42 defensive snaps Monday was significantly greater than that of starter Tavon Wilson, who garnered 23. If he can maintain his productive ways as the season unfolds, it wouldn't be a surprise if Killebrew outright displaces Wilson as the first-string strong safety.
12:58 pm (EST)
Jim Dray Headshot

Dray was released Tuesday by the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals signed Dray last week in order to add depth to an injured tight end unit. Now, with his release, it would appear that starter Jermaine Gresham (ribs) is likely to return for Week 3 after being inactive for Sunday's win over the Colts.
12:57 pm (EST)
Justin Wilson (L) Headshot

Wilson is aiming to pitch better and prove himself capable of a high-leverage role as the postseason approaches, Steve Greenberg of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Wilson has mainly struggled with the Cubs since coming over before the July 31 trade deadline, as he's posted a 6.23 ERA and 2.15 WHIP in 13 innings with his new team. But manager Joe Maddon noted that Wilson could still play a key role for the team late in games. "Man, he could be the linchpin of a lot of this stuff right here," Maddon said. "If we get this guy right, that could make a big difference down the stretch run and hopefully into the playoffs."
12:56 pm (EST)
Andrew Shaw Headshot

Shaw sat out Tuesday's practice due to a neck injury.

Per Sportsnet's Eric Engels, Shaw's injury is of a day-to-day nature and is only characterized by soreness, so the general feeling is that this is not a severe injury. That said, it remains to be seen if the veteran agitator will be able to go for Wednesday's preseason contest against the Capitals, but considering the mostly meaningless nature of the game, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit.
12:54 pm (EST)
Zach Sanford Headshot

Sanford will miss 5-to-6 months with a dislocated shoulder.

The original prognosis for Sanford wasn't so gloomy, as it was believed he'd only be out "a couple weeks," but he wouldn't have been a lock to break camp even in a healthy state, and the Blues have plenty of depth up front to ride out his injury.
12:54 pm (EST)
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