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Cubs sign Emilio Bonifacio to minor league deal, per source. 

Bonifacio should provide the Cubs with decent infield depth. With Darwin Barney at second and a competition between Donnie Murphy and Luis Valbuena at third, it seems like an opportune situation for Bonifacio to potentially make an impact. His career slash line of .262/.322/.340 isn't all that impressive, but his performance last season as a second-half pick-up by the Royals in which he slashed .285/.352/.348 with 16 stolen bases and an 88.9-percent success rate stands out strongly. Should he maintain that form, the Cubs just might have to find him a home on the 25-man roster.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Victor Oladipo will come off the bench Friday.

After struggling over a number of games, Oladipo was moved to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. He responded with 24 points and four rebounds over 26 minutes, so coach Scott Skiles is going to use him in the same fashion to see if it works for him again. Should he continue to perform as well, he should see closer to his usual 30 minutes that he was playing earlier in the year. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jeron Johnson (illness) has returned to practice Friday.

Johnson was just dealing with a bit of the flu and there is nothing with which to be concerned. He will be on the field Sunday when the Redskins face the Giants in a game that could have serious playoff ramifications. Analysis: Howard Bender

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on says Tony Romo (left clavicle) will miss the remainder of the season with a hairline fracture.

The x-rays taken on Romo's shoulder Sunday were deemed inconclusive so he was sent for a CT scan Friday morning which revealed the hairline fracture. It's been a season of massive disappointment for the Cowboys to this point so this just punctuates the disastrous year. With Matt Cassel now under center, you'll have to discount the value of Dez Bryant and the rest of the receivers. Darren McFadden could start getting extra carries and targets while Jason Witten might also see a bump as Cassel's accuracy has a very limited range. Analysis: Howard Bender

Matthew Stafford is 73-for-111 (65-percent) for 861 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception over the last three weeks under new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

Those games were against Green Bay, Oakland and Philadelphia, and poor defense probably has far more to do with those performances than anything Jim Bob Cooter has done. That being said, Detroit's only tough remaining matchup is at St. Louis Week 14, so Stafford and the rest of the Lions have a decent chance of performing well the rest of the season. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Head coach Rex Ryan would like to see Sammy Watkins much more involved.

Watkins has complained multiple times this season about wanting the ball more, but he has topped four receptions just twice this season. He has the upside to be a nice GPP play for DFS just in case the Bills actually get him more involved in Week 12, but we will have to see it a couple of weeks in a row before we can believe it. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Brett Lawrie is "likely to be traded" by the A's according to reports.

Oakland's trade for Jed Lowrie means the A's don't have room for both Lawrie and Danny Valencia, and Lawrie stands a better chance of getting traded. Lawrie finally stayed healthy last season, batting .260/.299/.407 in 149 games. Moving to a different ballpark and a better lineup should help Lawrie's fantasy production, but at this point he is nothing more than a solid middle infielder. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Ravens have released Daniel Brown from the practice squad and signed OL Marcel Jones to replace his spot.

It is a pretty bad sign when you can't catch on at receiver for the Ravens, as they are pretty desperate for guys who can make plays. Brown could wind up on another practice squad, and he will almost certainly get a shot with somebody in the offseason, possibly even the Ravens. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Joel De La Cruz has signed a minor league contract with the Braves.

The Braves are completely rebuilding, so taking a chance on De La Cruz makes a ton of sense. The 26-year-old still hasn't reached the big leagues, but he did have a 3.25 ERA in 61 innings with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate last season. De La Cruz could provide bullpen depth for the Braves next season. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Baltimore has promoted DE Brent Urban to the 53-man roster Friday.

The Ravens had an open roster spot after Justin Forsett was placed on IR. The 3-7 Ravens are playing for next year, and the next six weeks will essentially be Urban's audition for next season. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Justin Forsett (arm) has officially been placed on season-ending IR.

With Forsett done for the season, Buck Allen has an opportunity to play his way into a starting role for 2016. Terrance West has a chance to play his way into the backup role, but Allen will likely be the clear starter the rest of the way. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Austin Daye has signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italy till the end of the season.

Daye failed to catch on with an NBA team this season after playing with the Spurs and Hawks last season. he has proven he isn't really an NBA rotation player, but he could have a long career in Europe. Analysis: Steve Pimental


Fantasy Football Injury Report – November 27, 2015 |
Michael A. Stein

NFL: Fantasy Football Injury Report – November 27, 2015

Michael A. Stein reviews fantasy football injuries heading into Week 12.

DFS NBA Playbook: November 27th  |
Mark Kaplan

NBA: DFS NBA Playbook: November 27th

Mark Kaplan drops some knowledge about the best plays in daily fantasy hoops for Friday night.

How to Stop Tommy John Surgery? |
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Whatever we are doing with pitchers isn’t working. They are all hurt, all the time. What can we do to improve the health of pitchers? Bill James presents a radical idea on how to fix the epidemic of pitching injury.

DFS NHL Playbook: November 27th  |
Brett Talley

NHL: DFS NHL Playbook: November 27th

Brett Talley pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS NHL players for today's contests

2015 Running Back Workload: Week 11 Review |
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NFL: 2015 Running Back Workload: Week 11 Review

Dom Murtha takes a detailed look at several NFL running back situations around the league as we head into Week 12.

2015 Fantasy Football Tough Decisions: Week 12 |
Colby Conway

NFL: 2015 Fantasy Football Tough Decisions: Week 12

Colby Conway helps you with all of those tough fantasy football lineup decisions in Week 12

In The Trenches: Numbers to Know, Week 12 - 2015 |
Ray Flowers

NFL: In The Trenches: Numbers to Know, Week 12 - 2015

As you sit down to enjoy your Turkey, be it at the Thanksgiving table or from your fridge where all the leftover goodness was stored, here’s something you can read as your prepare yourself for Week 12.

IDP Report Week 12: Rising, Falling And Injured Defensive Players |
Ivar G. Anderson

NFL: IDP Report Week 12: Rising, Falling And Injured Defensive Players

IDP Report: Rising, falling and injured defensive players – Brian Orakpo, Ben Heeney, Charles Johnson, Curtis Lofton and more.

2015 DFS NFL Optimal Lineups: Thanksgiving Day |
Jeff Mans

NFL: 2015 DFS NFL Optimal Lineups: Thanksgiving Day

Jeff Mans gives out his optimal daily fantasy football lineups for the special DFS contests on FanDuel, Draftkings & Fantasy Feud on Thanksgiving Day

DFS NFL TE Coach - Week 12, 2015 |
Steve Pimental

NFL: DFS NFL TE Coach - Week 12, 2015

Steve Pimental takes an in-depth look into the statistics, matchups and pricing to offer up the best tight end plays for Week 12 of the 2015 NFL season.