The Red Sox are close to trading starting pitcher Jake Peavy to an unknown National League team.
While a move back to the national League would theoretically help Peavy's value, keep in mind that we are dealing with a player whose peripherals are all declining and has experienced a loss of velocity. Even the prospect of facing a pitcher as opposed to a DH is negated by how poorly he has pitched this year. And then, of course, there's the injury history. Peavy may have a one or two start resurgence with a move to the NL and a favorable change of scenery, but nothing that would be sustainable. He is still a player in decline and a serious risk to your fantasy ratios.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Julio Jones did not practice Monday.
Jones is still dealing with a lingering hamstring injury and while he was able to play Sunday, there is concern this week with the short turnaround for the Thursday game. Consider him day-to-day and stay on top of all the latest news before making your final lineup decision. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cecil Shorts thinks he'll play against Jacksonville.
Shorts missed Thursday's game with a shoulder injury but both he and the team believe that he will be able to play this week. With DeAndre Hopkins being the clear-cut No. 1 and with the emergence of Jalen Strong and Keith Mumphrey, it's difficult to see Shorts getting enough work to be a productive fantasy play. He'll still see a few targets if he's on the field, but he'll be hit-or-miss. Analysis: Howard Bender