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James Starks (knee) likely won't be ready for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Vikings.

The Colts traded a late-round pick in 2016 to the Raiders for LB Sio Moore.

Moore is recovering from a serious hip injury and subsequent surgery, making this trade a but of a risk for the Colts, but Moore also is an explosive athlete with plenty of upside, making the gamble worth a 6th round pick in 2016. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Chargers released WR Austin Pettis.

Pettis had 12 receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown last season for the Rams. The 27-year old may end up on the Chargers' practice squad. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jose Fernandez (right biceps strain) will throw a simulate game in the next couple of days. If all goes accordingly and he stays on track, Fernandez should return by mid-September.

The Marlins don't have any incentive to rush their ace, but it is probably best for Fernandez to get at least one start in before the end of the year-mainly to put Fernandez at ease mentally. He was great earlier this season, and should be a top-tier starting pitcher when he returns, though he may be on a pitch count. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Marcus Stroman is expected to make his final rehab start Monday.

Stroman was dominant in his last rehab start at High-A Lansing, and will get one more start before returning to the major league rotation. He could be a game changer down the stretch for the Blue Jays, making them into a favorite for the World Series. This is an absolutely incredible recovery for Stroman, who suffered a torn ACL in Spring Training. Stroman could be a SP2 next season if his knee is fully recovered.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Billy Hamilton will begin his rehab assignment Saturday.

Hamilton is recovering from a shoulder injury, and will embark on a rehab assignment soon. The minor league season is over in just a few days, so Hamilton will presumably be activated by mid-next week. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday's game with an upset stomach.

Ellsbury should be good to go for tomorrow's game, but if not, Chris Young-who replaced him in Friday's game-is likely to start in his place. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Bears have informed veteran LB Mason Foster his contract will be terminated.

The 26-year old spent his first four years with the Bucs, last season appearing in 10 games, all starts, with 62 tackles. Analysis: Ben Diamond

The Buccaneers waived Patrick Murray.

The former Bucs kicker has been beat out in camp by Kyle Brindza, mainly due to a knee injury that Murray had suffered. He was waived-injury on Friday. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Fred Jackson agrees to a one-year deal with the Seahawks.

With the talented backup Robert Turbin currently injured, the Seahawks will get some insurance with veteran receiving back Fred Jackson. The signing shouldn't make much of an impact on Marshawn Lynch's value or workload. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Addison Russell went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI, three runs scored and a walk during Friday’s 14-5 beat-down of the Diamondbacks.

Ask Diamondbacks hurler Zack Godley who his least favorite player to face is and Russell’s name will certainly garner some thought. He had been struggling near the end of August and then suffered a hamstring injury that left him day-to-day for a bit, but perhaps a game like this will spark a little more out of the young shortstop who now has three extra-base hits and six RBI over his last four games.  Analysis: Howard Bender

Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, a run scored and a walk during Friday’s win over the Diamondbacks.

After going 0-for-4 in his season debut and then coming up short in his pinch-hitting appearance Wednesday, Baez opened up a can of whup-ass on the Diamondbacks hurlers and produced a solid multi-hit effort with a nice contribution to the 14-run assault the Cubs laid on Arizona on Friday. It is not clear as to how much consistent playing time he is going to get, but should Baez continue to hit for the power we know is there lurking, he could push his way into the lineup a little more often. Analysis: Howard Bender

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and a walk during the Cub’s 14-5 shellacking of the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Just another day at the office for one of the league’s top first basemen. Rizzo has now homered in back-to-back games and is 4-for-7 with another five RBI and three runs scored in those two games. On the year, he’s batting .285 with 28 home runs and 83 RBI which gives him a new career high in RBI and is just four home runs short of last season’s mark of 32. He is a must-start in season-long leagues and always makes for a sexy play in daily games with a favorable match-up. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jon Lester grabbed his ninth win of the season after he allowed just two runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts over five innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

There was nothing dynamic about Lester’s performance and he allowed a pair of runs through the first five frames, but once the Cubs put an eight-spot up on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning and took a 12-run lead, there was no reason for Lester to continue. Traditionally, the Diamondbacks hit lefties well, so taking out Lester and sparing his arm of any extra work in a game well in-hand was an easy decision to make. Especially after he had thrown 91 pitches (59 strikes). He’ll look to have a lengthier outing next week when he faces the Cardinals who have struggled against southpaws this season. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jake Lamb went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored during Friday’s 14-5 loss to the Cubs.

Lamb was getting the day off Friday, but when the Cubs opened up a 12-run lead, manager Chip Hale pulled his unproductive starters and threw in the fresh meat. Lamb took Hunter deep for his sixth home run of the season and he is now batting .278 with 32 RBI and 31 runs scored as the Diamondbacks regular third baseman. Analysis: Howard Bender

Phil Gosselin went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI, a run scored and a walk against the Cubs on Friday.

Since being acquired from the Braves, Gosselin has made some regular appearances in the Diamondbacks lineup as he shifts from the infield to the outfield and back again. He’s 5-for-17 (.294) with two doubles, a home run and five RBI since his arrival, but those are not numbers that he is normally going to put up. If he can continue to see the playing time, then he could be a potential plug-and-play,. But it seems doubtful given the Diamondbacks usual lineup. Analysis: Howard Bender


DFS CFB Playbook: September 5th |
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Mock Draft Army: Another Fantasy Alarm Podcast Invasion |
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By popular demand, Fantasy Alarm Podcast Hosts Howard Bender and Michael A. Stein hosted another Mock Draft Army 12-team PPR mock on-air with full pick analysis.

IDP Report: Sleeper Linebackers to consider |
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DFS MLB Pitching Coach - September 4, 2015 |
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DFS MLB Hitting Coach - September 4th, 2015 |
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Fantasy Football Injury Report - September 4, 2015 |
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DFS MLB Playbook: September 4th  |
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DFS MLB Strategy: Constructing Your Cash Game Lineup |
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Daily Trends: September 3, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

Daily Trends: September 3, 2015

The Dodgers will call up Seager while the Twins will not call up their top prospect, Berrios.