Two months after suffering a torn ligament in his neck, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has not been fully cleared by the team's medical staff.
Lee, who has been rehabbing and working out at Valley Ranch since the season ended, said the neck has improved and he is feeling healthy. The Cowboys open their official offseason program on April 21.
Lee is vital to the Cowboys' defense. The club is weak on that side of the football, and if Lee is in anyway compromised, the unit could fall to absolutely pathetic levels. Expectations at this point suggest that Lee has a good chance to be just fine.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Chris Sale will start Monday at home against the Indians.
Sale has averaged 112 pitches per game over his last six starts and it looks like the White Sox are going to give him an extra day to rest. It's a bummer for fantasy owners who were looking for the two-start week for him, but the team feels like he'll be better off. No word on how they're going to reset the rest of the rotation or who would fill in for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender
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