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Cole Hamels allowed just one run on four hits and no walks while striking out nine batters over seven innings in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Braves. 

Hamels tossed a gem on Saturday, as he improved to 4-5 with a 2.83 ERA and 1.17 WHIP through his first 17 starts. Despite a poor record, Hamels has pitched excellent in 2014, having allowed three runs or less in all but three trips to the mound while owning an impressive 115:38 K:BB rate over 114.1 innings. He will look to get back to .500 when he takes on Tim Hudson and the Giants on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck

Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) participated in practice Monday.

Sanders had an incredible year last season, catching nine touchdown passes and tallying seven games with 100 or more receiving yards. He is expected to be fully healthy for the team's regular season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. Analysis: Colby Conway

Manager Buck Showalter said that Manny Machado would return to third base on Tuesday and Paul Janish will play shortstop.

Machado's one start at short isn't enough to give him eligibility there in most leagues. However, Machado continues to produce and he is just four stolen bases away from a 20/20 campaign. He is the No. 2 third baseman in fantasy baseball this year. Analysis: Colby Conway

Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) participated in practice on Monday.

The quarterback-turned-receiver was able to practice after dealing with a hamstring issue of late. He should make the team, but it's not really known what he can do as a receiver. He is a high-risk pick to say the least. Analysis: Colby Conway

Devin Hester (toe) did not practice on Monday.

The kick return extraordinaire was unable to practice on Monday due to a toe injury. He will likely be an afterthought in the team's offensive game plan, but he will continue to be a dynamic playmaker in the return game. Analysis: Colby Conway

Jermaine Gresham has been dealing with a hamstring injury.

Gresham missed some practice last week with a back injury, but a hamstring injury has slowed him down of late. He will likely compete for a role as the team's tight end, but at least in the early beginning of the season, his fantasy value seems marginal at best. Analysis: Colby Conway

Redskins waived/injured WR Tony Jones on Monday.

The injured Jones was waived/injured on Monday, ending his 2015 stint with the Redskins. He was unable to make it through the initial cuts, but his sole focus now will be getting healthy. Analysis: Colby Conway

Josh Fields, Joe Thatcher and Jonathan Villar will join the Astros on Tuesday.

Fields, Thatcher and Villar will all be called up since the rosters are expanding, but none are expected to play in a regular role for the team. These three players aren't going to help your fantasy team moving forward, so they shouldn't be rostered. Analysis: Colby Conway

49ers released wide receivers Mario Hull and Nigel King and kicker Corey Acosta on Monday.

The 49ers continue to trim down the roster, and Hull, King and Acosta were just the latest few. Perhaps they latch on with another organization, but it doesn't seem likely at this juncture. Analysis: Colby Conway

Brandon LaFell (foot) did not practice on Monday.

LaFell had some big games last season for his owners, most notably in weeks four, eight and 13. He could be a solid option again this year, as long as this foot problem doesn't trickle into the regular season. LaFell caught seven touchdown passes in 2014. Analysis: Colby Conway

RHPs Noe Ramirez and Ryan Cook and C Sandy Leon will be called up on Tuesday.

With the rosters expanding, many teams are calling up at least a few players. Ramirez and Cook will pitch out of the bullpen while Leon could see some time here and there behind the plate. Analysis: Colby Conway

Leodis McKelvin is still wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle.

There is a chance he could start the season on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list if he doesn't show any improvement sometime in the near future. He is an important part to the team's secondary, and his absence for an extended time would be a tough blow. Analysis: Colby Conway

Falcons WR Marquez Clark, RB Michael Ford and WR John Harris were released.

The Falcons are working on trimming down their roster to the mandated amount. These players will be hoping to latch on with other team's who have more of a need at their respective position. Analysis: Colby Conway

Colts WR Ryan Lankford, WR Ezell Ruffin, TE Justin Sinz and RB Abou Toure were waived Monday.

These players were never a real threat of making the roster, so this shouldn't come as a major surprise. Lankford's and Ruffin's chances were extremely slim, seeing as the Colts currently have a plethora of receiving talent. Analysis: Colby Conway

Mike Bolsinger will likely be recalled when rosters expand Tuesday.

Bolsinger might see a spot start here and there, but without an injury, it doesn't seem likely that he enters the rotation at any point the rest of the way. Bolsinger is 5-3 with a 2.83 ERA on the season, but he didn't fare too well in his last outing, which came on July 29. Analysis: Colby Conway

Duke Johnson (concussion) did not participate in practice on Monday.

There is no current timetable for Johnson's return, but they did mention that his long-term status doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. The Cleveland running back situation is cloudy to say the least, so this injury could affect his chances in the early going. Analysis: Colby Conway

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