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Isaiah Thomas is still in the locker room being tended to by team medical staff (illness). He vomited at halftime, and was unable to finish the game.

Thomas looks to be one of a few NBA players that have caught the stomach virus going around, which cost him his consecutive 3-point streak. Thomas had made at least one 3-pointer in 37 straight games, which was the second longest streak in franchise history.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

X-rays taken late Wednesday on Justin Turner's left pinkie showed up negative. Turner was hit by a Mike Leake pitch in the sixth inning.

Turner appears to have dodged a bullet and may only miss a couple of days. Turner has provided nice fantasy value this season with a slash line of .292/.360/.508 with 15 homeruns and 52 RBIs.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Greg Hardy will discuss with the NFLPA whether to appeal his 4-game suspension now that Tom Brady's was overturned.

Hardy will currently miss the first four games of the season due to his role in a 2014 domestic violence incident. The defensive end had his 10-game suspension reduced to the four and may now attempt to get the entire suspension voided. As we have seen with the Tom Brady case, if Hardy does elect to fight his four-game suspension, it could take weeks before anything is resolved and by then, the suspension may already have ended. Hardy should provide IDP owners with production when he returns, but it’s difficult to take a chance on him at this point in drafts.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Corey Seager was called up by the Dodgers on Thursday.

The fantasy baseball world has been waiting for the Dodgers to call up their top prospect and it has finally happened. However, it doesn’t appear the team will use Seager on an everyday basis and Jimmy Rollins is still very much in their plans as the starting shortstop. This could change over the next couple weeks, but the Dodgers are still trying to win a division title and position themselves for a deep October run. At this point, Seager is more of a daily play then a guy fantasy owners need to pickup off the waiver wire for the last month of the season. The 21-year-old and a consensus top-10 prospect in all of baseball had a slash line of .292/.343/.486 with 18 homeruns and 74 RBIs between Double-A and Triple-A this season.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Tom Brady has defeated the NFL and has had his four-game suspension nullified.

The number one storyline since January in the NFL appears to have finally come to a close and it’s a huge decision. Brady being available for the start of the regular season sends ripple effects through the league and in fantasy football. Brady rises up all the quarterback rankings and fantasy owners can feel comfortable drafting him where they seem fit. Rob Gronkowski was clearly the number one tight end even if Brady missed the first four games, but fantasy owners can now relax knowing he will have one of the top quarterbacks throwing him the football at the start of the season. Brady’s suspension being lifted also makes Julian Edelman a prime target in PPR leagues as well. To those who have already drafted and took a chance on Brady, this is a great day for you! The NFL once again comes out looking bad and this is another black eye under the Roger Goodell administration.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Jamison Crowder won't face league discipline for June domestic violence accusation on social media.

It’s been a wild week for the Redskins organization, but they receive good news involving their rookie wide receiver. Crowder was drafted in the fourth-round of the 2015 NFL Draft and will have a chance to make an impact on special teams this season. After missing the first two preseason games due to a hamstring injury, Crowder caught four passes and a touchdown in the third preseason game. Crowder will try and push Andre Roberts for the slot receiver position, but at this point, he doesn’t bring much fantasy value.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Tim Lincecum has sought another opinion on his hip to determine if he needs surgery or not.

The two-time Cy Young award winner has been on the disabled list since late July due to a degenerative condition in his hip. Lincecum is clearly trying to avoid hip surgery, but that may be the only route to get the right-hander back on the mound and effective for the Giants next season. In 15 starts this season, Lincecum has posted a 4.13 ERA with a WHIP of 1.48 to go along with a 60:38 K:BB ratio.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Shaun Marcum has been activated from the disabled list.

Marcum struggled this year for the Indians before being sent to the minor leagues. Prior to his recent elbow troubles, the 33-year-old posted a .324 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and 64:21 K:BB ratio in 14 starts for the Indians Triple-A affiliate.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Update: The Steelers are not interested in signing former Cleveland Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor because he has a bad knee.

The Steelers believe Taylor will need another surgery to his knee that kept him out for most of last season and once again during the off-season. Taylor was cut earlier in the week by the Browns and the former 2011 first-round draft pick was hoping to catch on with the Steelers. It will be curious to see if another team takes a chance on the defensive tackle knowing the knee will more than likely need another operation.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Matt Cain will throw a Triple-A rehab game on Friday

It has been another injury plagued year for Cain, but the right-hander is hoping to return to the Giants rotation once again after being placed on the disabled list with nerve irritation in his right elbow. The timetable is still unknown for when Cain will return, but the hope is before the season is over. Cain has been a disaster in his 10 starts, posting an ERA of 6.15 with a WHIP of 1.58 and a 38:17 K:BB ratio.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Domonic Brown was sent back to Philadelphia and he will see a doctor on Thursday.

Brown crashed and flipped into the stands on September 2 going after a fly ball against the Mets and had to leave the game two innings later because of concerns about a concussion. For Brown to go back to Philadelphia to see a specialist suggests that the team is very concerned this is serious. On the season, Brown has a slash line of .228/.284/.349.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Charcandrick West is still in concussion protocol.

A missed opportunity for the second-year running back as he would have received a lot of playing time for the Chiefs in their last preseason game as Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis are expected to both sit out. West is leading the Chiefs with 89 rushing yards on 19 carries through the first three preseason games. West will only become fantasy relevant if an injury occurs to Charles or Davis, but he has shown through the preseason that he could make an impact if called upon.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Tom Savage will start Thursday night's preseason finale against the Cowboys.

Like most teams, the Texans will rest their starters in the last preseason game. The team will also sit backup quarterback Ryan Mallett as well to prevent any risk of injury. Savage will get all the snaps he can handle as this may be the last time he sees the field. The second-year quarterback has shown growth through the preseason, but unless Brian Hoyer and Mallett go down, Savage will be on the sidelines this regular season holding a clipboard.  Analysis: Phil Backert

A day after the Browns cut him, defensive end Phillip Taylor visited the Steelers.

The former first-round pick in 2011 has been battling knee issues since last season which played a part in why he was released from the Browns. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the defensive tackle won’t sign with the Steelers as they fear he will need another surgery to the knee. Some team will be willing to take a chance with the defensive tackle even if he has to go under the knife again.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Clint Barmes went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Barmes has been used mostly off the bench for the Padres with Wednesday's start being just his fourth start in his last 10 games. Although his production was solid, it is hard to imagine he will earn enough playing time to warrant fantasy consideration in the final month of the season.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Ian Kennedy allowed just two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 12 batters over seven innings against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Despite logging eight or more strikeouts for the third time in his last four starts, Kennedy was unable to get back in the win column after his bullpen was unable to hold a lead. He is now sitting 8-12 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and a 142:45 K:BB rate through 25 starts (141 2/3 IP), which is a major improvement after a poor first half, so fantasy owners should continue to ride him while he is displaying his best stuff of the year. Kennedy will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Rockies on Monday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck


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