Fantasy Player Updates & News

The Miami Dolphins received some good news when starting running back Lamar Miller returned to practice on Tuesday. Miller received a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Miller’s status for this week against the New England Patriots remains up in the air. However, Miller was at least limited in the portion of Tuesday’s practice open to the media. Miller must pass all the concussion tests this week in order to return to the field Sunday against New England.

Good news for Miller but until the coaching staff tones down their absolute love for Daniel Thomas neither will have much Fantasy value. Check back next season when this is resolved.ANALYST: Jeff Mans

Denard Span went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 2-1 win over the Cubs on Monday.

Span was just 3-for-26 (.115) this season against left handed pitching so his leadoff home run against Tsuyoshi Wada was likely a surprise to many and probably disappoint to those fantasy owners who saw the matchup and opted to leave Span on their bench. His struggles against southpaws aside Span is enjoying another solid season at the top of the Nationals lineup, hitting .316 with 21 runs, four home runs, 14 RBI and three stolen bases. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Tanner Roark picked up his first win of the season on Monday, allowing one earned run on three hits while walking one and striking out three over 5.0 innings in the Nationals 2-1 win over the Cubs.

Roark got his first start of the season on Monday and held the Cubs to just one run on three hits. After an impressive 2014 which saw him go 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA over 198.2 innings many had expected Roark to be a contributing member to the Nationals rotation in 2015 but that was quickly undone once Max Scherzer was signed. The current injury to Doug Fister has opened the door for Roark to make a few starts but he is expected to return to the bullpen following Fister’s activation. Those in need of pitching help should look to add Roark but know that he will be a temporary fix baring an injury or setback to another Nationals starter. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Joe Kelly got rocked on Monday, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits while walking one and failing to record a strikeout over 1.2 innings in the Red Sox 7-2 loss to the Twins.

Kelly had begun to show signs of life over his previous two starts which saw him allowing just three earned runs over 13.1 innings but all that was undone in a massive way on Monday as he turned in his worst performance of his career. The Red Sox have a plethora of young arms in their minor league system which many around Boston are itching to see but it may be rookie Matt Barnes, who tossed three scoreless innings in relief of Kelly, that could get the first shot at the rotation should the Red Sox decide to make a move. Kelly is slated to start this upcoming Saturday in Texas but seeing that the Rangers bats are heating up there is little reason to start Kelly against them. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and one run scored in the Twins 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday.

Plouffe connected on his team leading seventh home run of the season on Monday to go with a .270 average, 20 runs and 25 RBI. Health has been a concern during his time with the Twins which has not allowed him to appear in more than 136 games in any one season over the past three years but his power is real and with good health in 2015 he could has a shot at reaching his career high total of 24 home runs which was set back in 2012. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Ricky Nolasco allowed two earned runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out five over 7.2 innings in the Twins 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday.

Nolasco picked up his fifth win of the season on Monday against a struggling Red Sox offense that had looked to be turning the corner after a successful series against the Angels but they could only manage two runs despite registering seven hits. The solid outing lowered Nolasco’s ERA to 5.12 on the season as the Twins offense continues to give him an incredible amount of run support. While Nolasco has allowed just five earned runs over his last three starts there is little reason for fantasy owners to be trusting him just yet for their roster. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Ryan Braun went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, one run scored and one stolen base in the Brewers 8-4 loss to the Giants on Monday.

Braun certainly is playing like the injury issues which plagued last season are no longer a concern as he looks like the Braun of old which should put opposing pitchers on notice. Over his last 10 games Braun has risen his average from .252 to .272 while hitting four home runs and driving in 15 RBI. Overall this season Braun is hitting the aforementioned .272 with 27 runs, 12 home runs, 36 RBI and five stolen bases which rank him among the top positional players in fantasy. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Khris Davis went 3-for-3 with two home runs, two RBI and three runs scored in the Brewers 8-4 loss to the Giants on Monday.

Davis showed his power on Monday as he launched two home runs to bring his season total to five. Davis hit a career best 22 home runs during his first full big league season in 2014 but will struggle to maintain a decent average which limits his overall fantasy value outside of his power. He should once again approach the 20-home run plateau assuming he doesn't fall into a stricter platoon with Gerardo Parra. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Kyle Lohse took the loss on Monday, allowing five earned runs on six hits while walking three and striking out seven over 5.1 innings in the Brewers 8-4 loss to the Giants.

After throwing back-to-back quality starts Lohse was once again knocked around to see his record fall to 3-5 with a 5.80 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. At this point there is little reason to own Lohse until he can prove capable of putting together a consistent stretch of strong outings which he had a chance to do on Monday before regressing. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, one run scored and one stolen base in the Giants 8-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

The long delay to Pence’s season has not hindered his production as he’s hitting .342 with nine runs, one home run, nine RBI and one stolen base over his first 10 games. The Giants offense had been struggling prior to Pence’s return but they have since gone 8-2 while averaging 6.4 runs per contest. Barring any injury setbacks Pence should be among the some of the top run producers given his spot in the lineup. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Nori Aoki went 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base in the Giants 8-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Aoki is on pace for another solid season as he’s hitting, .312 with 20 runs, two home runs, 15 RBI and 11 stolen bases on the season. The 11 stolen bases put Aoki on pace to surpass his career high of 30 set during his rookie season back in 2012 and as long as he is hitting a top the Giants lineup he should score plenty of runs now that Hunter Pence has returned. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Tim Lincecum struggled but still managed to pick up his fifth win of the season on Monday after he allowed four earned runs on five hits while walking three and striking out four over 5.0 innings in the Giants 8-4 win over the Brewers.

Lincecum was hurt by the long ball in this one has he gave up three home runs after allowing just one home run over his previous eight starts. The four earned runs bumped his season ERA to a still impressive 2.56 and while it seems the days of Lincecum and his impressive strikeout totals have gone by the wayside his overall production should have his owners happy to this point in the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

The Angels have optioned C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron was batting just .204 in limited work this season, so the 25-year-old will get a chance to work out his issues at the plate in the minors. He should be back up at some point this season, but he is irrelevant for fantasy until then. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Rays manager Kevin Cash was hopeful outfielder Steven Souza would be able to return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

Souza sprained his wrist on Sunday, but he seems to be much better following an absence on Monday. The pain and swelling rapidly decreased and if he doesn't return Tuesday, he should be available shortly thereafter. Despite his absurd strikeout rate, he has been a nice source of power and steals on the season. Analysis: Colby Conway

Chris Johnson went 0 for 1 during a rehab assignment Monday.

The original return date for Johnson was Thursday, but team personnel believes that he could return before then. His 0-for-1 wasn't an ideal performance, but the team is more concerned that he shows no ill effects from this hand injury. He was hitting .279 before going on the DL. Analysis: Colby Conway

Stephen Curry has returned for the Warriors.

Curry passed all league mandated tests and he will look to help the Warriors come back in this one. Curry and the Warriors lead the series 3-0 and are looking for the sweep tonight in Houston. Analysis: Colby Conway

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