Zach Randolph's contract talks with the Grizzlies hit a major snag and he is now leaning toward free agency.
Randolph averaged 17.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over 34 minutes per game and was a major part of the Grizzlies success. Though they didn't make the playoffs, they were right in there until the very end. Randolph wants to be paid and should be paid, so if he has to play some hard ball here with the Grizzlies, thee he should. No need foe lowball offers.ANALYST: 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
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
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