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The Chicago Bears announced today they re-signed DT Jay Ratliff to a two-year contract; Two-year, $4 million contract with $600K guaranteed.

Ratliff started four games for the Bears last season, and he'll be back with the Bears for the next two years. Jay is 32 years old and has a total of 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks over his last 11 games. Not much to see here.ANALYST: Ray Flowers

Update: Brandon League has been diagnosed with posterior shoulder inflammation.

League is expected out of several months with a shoulder injury. It's a tough blow to the Dodgers' bullpen who have already lost Kenley Jansen for the start of the season. The Dodgers will very likely go with a closer by committee until Jansen is back, so there is little fantasy value opened up with League out. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play Friday against the Jazz.

Arthur will miss his second straight game due to a calf injury, and does not have a firm timetable for return at the moment. Danilo Gallinari will be the main beneficiary of Arthur's absence and should be given a look in daily fantasy leagues. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Wilson Chandler (shoulder) will play Friday against the Jazz.

Chandler will be fine after suffering a minor shoulder injury and should not be limited in Friday's game. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Danilo Gallinari (triceps) will play Friday against the Jazz.

He'll be fine after suffering an injury in the latter part of Wednesday's game, and is worth a look in fantasy after scoring 40 points just two games ago. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Lorenzo Brown is in the Timberwolves starting lineup on Friday.

Brown will get the start with Kevin Martin injured, and is actually a solid under the radar play in daily leagues, as he has done well in increased playing time lately. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Pero Antic (ankle) is unlikely to play on Friday.

Antic is dealing with a stiff neck that will most likely keep him out of Friday's game, but he should be back in the lineup by early next week. Elton Brand will see an increase in playing time, though it may not be enough to thrust him into fantasy relevance. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jason Terry is in the Rockets starting lineup on Friday.

Due to Patrick Beverley's injury, Terry has been in the starting lineup for a couple games in a row now. He's seen a bump in playing time, but it hasn't done much for his fantasy value and he is not worth picking up in fantasy. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Klay Thompson (ankle) said his minutes are still being limited within 25-30 range.

Thompson still isn't fully back from his ankle injury, so it may be a couple more games before he is unrestricted in games. While full fledged playing time will help his fantasy value, his minute limitation shouldn't end up crushing him either. Analysis: Ben Diamond

A.J. Griffin (Tommy John) threw 50-plus pitches in bullpen session on Friday.

Griffin is making a smooth recovery from Tommy John surgery that he required early last season, and he is expected to be back by late-May to early-June. He should probably go undrafted in standard fantasy leagues, but is worth checking on upon return. In 2013, Griffin had a 3.83 ERA with 171 strikeouts in 200 innings. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jose Calderon will be in a boot for at least another 10 days. He still hopes to return this season but admits that it is unlikely.

Calderon has been out since February 25th with a knee injury, and although he is making progress with his recovery, there is very little chance he returns this season. With the Knicks far out of the playoff race and looking towards the future, Calderon will likely just take it slow and get ready for next season.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Update: Jeremy Lin (illness) will start Friday against the Raptors.

Lin should be good to go, and although he may see a slight decrease in minutes for the night, he is safe to start in fantasy.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Kevin Martin (hamstring) will not play Friday against the Rockets.

Martin will miss his third straight game with a hamstring, but hopefully he will be back in the lineup by mid to late next week. Lorenzo Brown will be be main beneficiary of Martin's absence. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Update: Richard Jefferson (back) will play Friday against the Spurs.

Jefferson was hoping to play, and then apperantly would not play, but it looks like he will actually end up playing on Friday. He may see a couple minutes less than usual wih back spasms, but he should command most of the playing time at small forward. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Friday against the Rockets.

Rubio has way too much trouble staying healthy in order for fantasy owners to rely upon him to lead their playoff rosters. Stick with LaVine for now if you are a Rubio owner and need a solid handcuff.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Andrew Nicholson is in the Magic starting lineup on Friday.

For what it's worth, Nicholson has managed double figures in scoring for the past two games in limited minutes. Give him a look now that he should be getting starters minutes as he might be able to manage an 18-20 point game.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

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