Suns G Eric Bledsoe is out indefinitely after team determined that he needs right knee surgery.
Bledsoe was having a career year in his first opportunity to start full-time with a team, but unfortunately Fantasy owners will now have to turn towards the wavier wire to replace the 24-year old shooting guard. One option could be his teammate Gerald Green who moved into the starting lineup when Bledsoe originally went down with his knee injury. In 16 games as a starter this season Gerald Green is averaging 15.7 pts, 2.9 3pts made, 2.8 rebs, 1.6 ast, and one-plus steals. If Green is unavailable we have some other possible replacements in this week's Waiver Wire article under the NBA Articles tab on our homepage.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Kelvin Benjamin (hamstrings) says he's 100 percent healthy.
Benjamin is primed for a huge fantasy season and should be on every fantasy owners radar on draft day. Benjamin was reportedly overweight during the Organized Team Activities, but the second-year Panthers wide receiver proclaims he is ready to rock. After finishing his rookie campaign with 73 catches, 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns, it is very reasonable to expect all of those numbers to increase as Benjamin became a favorite of Cam Newton throughout the 2014 season. Benjamin should enter the season as a top-20 fantasy wide receiver. Analysis: Phil Backert
Dennis Pitta (hip) and S Terrence Brooks (knee) remain on the PUP list.
This is not shocking as both Pitta and Brooks have a good chance to start the season on the PUP list as well. The Ravens are going to be extra careful with Pitta as he tries to return from his second hip surgery. Pitta can safely be avoided as a tight end target in fantasy drafts. Crockett Gillmore and rookie Maxx Williams will battle throughout training camp to become the starting tight end for the Ravens. Analysis: Phil Backert
Cardinals have traded LHP prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Cleveland Indians for IB/OF Brandon Moss.
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday re-injured his right quad on July 29 and is expected to be placed on the disabled list which leaves a glaring hole in the lineup. The trade of Moss should provide a lift for St. Louis as the left-handed hitting outfielder has 15 homeruns on the season. Moss has a batting average of .217 and an on base percentage of .288, but could see an uptick in both moving to a better lineup. As for Kaminsky, the 20-year-old lefty is currently in Single-A with an ERA of 2.09, a WHIP of 1.16 and a 79:28 K:BB ratio. Analysis: Phil Backert