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Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he's been fully cleared to participate in training camp.

Hoyer being cleared is step one in the learning process for Johnny Manziel as the Browns would prefer the veteran presence under center to start the season. Is it possible that Hoyer holds the job all year? Probably not. As I stated in the 2014 Fantasy Alarm Football Draft Guide, "this offense is going to have some serious struggles this year and the Browns dont want to put Manziel through the nightmarish beginning of the year to open his career. If he takes over the team at 0-6, then hes a hero who will do what he can given the circumstances and everything just gets chalked up to experience. But if hes the one starting the season at 0-6, then too much focus and too much undeserved blame is going to fall on him and it will impact his career negatively." ANALYST: Howard Bender

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

Brandon Moss went 3-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Moss has three homers in his last four games, scoring four times and driving in five runs in the same span. He will drain your batting average, but he can leave the yard at any point. For the 2015 season he now has 19 home runs and 58 RBI.  Analysis: Colby Conway

Tyler Lyons allowed three earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Lyons was impressive in a spot start, filling in for Michael Wacha on Wednesday evening. It’s tough to determine how long he will remain in the team’s rotation, but if he continues to pitch like this, he could be a serviceable option for owners down the stretch. He could make for a valuable play in DFS, especially since he should come with a relatively low price tag. If he does make another start for the Cardinals, it would come on Tuesday against the Cubs. Analysis: Colby Conway

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