Fantasy Player Updates & News

Montee Ball to have emergency appendectomy on Monday.

This seems to happen a lot lately but generally it's nothing to worry about as players usually recover smoothly from appendectomies, but I would keep an eye on this situation as Ball is only going into his 2nd season in the NFL. You should now really keep your eyes on the Broncos' No. 2 running back battle between change-of-pace back Ronnie Hillman and power running C.J. Anderson.ANALYST: Drew Phelps

The Angels are expected to put Collin Cowgill on the 15-day Disabled List on Thursday with a sprained wrist.

Cowgill met with team doctors on Wednesday after reportedly not being able to swing a bat earlier this week. Multiple reports coming out of Los Angeles saying that he will be placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday. On the season, Cowgill has a less than impressive slash line of .180/.231/.295. Analysis: Drew Phelps

The Steelers do not expect to run the ball much with DeAngelo Williams while Le'Veon Bell serves his three game suspension.

The reports coming out of Pittsburgh are that newly acquired running back DeAngelo Williams will only handle the ball 10-12 times per game during Le'Veon Bell's three game suspension. You should also expect touches from both Dri Archer and even Josh Harris. Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball for nearly 5,000 yards in 2015 and we don't see offensive coordinator Todd Haley slowing down their air attack while Bell serves his suspension.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Angels send Marc Krauss to Triple-A. That move makes room for newly acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

The recently called up Marc Krauss did not get much time to improve his numbers at the Major League level, batting just .143 for the season. Nieuwenhuis will officially join the team on Thursday. He sports a career .230/.302/.374 batting line over his four seasons in the majors.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Tuffy Gosewisch is scheduled for an MRI and will see a doctor Thursday to determine the extent of the damage to his knee.

Gosewisch left Wednesday's game with the knee injury and the early speculation is that it's a sprain but with no structural damage. of course, that could just be wishful thinking on the team's part. They'll get the full details Thursday and we'll get to watch Jordan Pacheco behind the plate for the Diamondbacks. Analysis: Howard Bender

Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team views second-year player DaQuan Jones as a starter opposite Jurell Casey.

While Jones was inactive for most of the season last year, he obviously made a big impression in the one game he did actually play. He had six tackles and one sack and that was apparently all Whisenhunt needed to see to make his decision before this summer's training camp competition. The job is Jones' to lose. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Heywards home run tied the game at 3-3 off Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler which started the Cardinals walk off rally. The home run was Heywards fifth of the season to go with 25 runs, 14 RBI, five stolen bases and a .239 average. For Heyward owners hopefully the home run tonight off a tough reliever in Ziegler will be the spark he needs as he looks to work his way back to the top half of the Cardinals lineup. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Kolten Wong went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Cardinals 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Wong homered to lead off the bottom of the first inning for his only hit of the game on Wednesday but it brings his long ball total up to six on the season to go with 28 runs, 23 RBI, three stolen bases and a .316 batting average. Wong was a strong sleeper candidate coming into this season after he impressed in 2014 with 12 home runs and 20 stolen bases over 113 games. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Lance Lynn allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits while walking four and striking out five over six innings in the Cardinals 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Lynn was in line to take the loss before his offense got him off the hook with a walk off win in the ninth. Typically dominant at home Lynn was day-to-day heading into his start with back soreness which came about following his loss to the Royals. Overall on the season Lynn is 3-4 with a 3.41 ERA while striking out 67 over 60.2 innings. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Mark Trumbo went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in the Diamondbacks 4-3 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Trumbo hit his eighth home run of the season on Wednesday to go with 22 runs, 26 RBI and a .265 batting average. After a strong month of April which saw Trumbo hit .319 he has struggled in May hitting only .208. Known more for his light tower power than his batting average Trumbo should settle in somewhere in the .240 range at the average department while hitting somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-35 home runs when its all said in done this year. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brad Zielger blew his first save of the season on Wednesday as he allowed two earned runs on three hits while walking two in the Cardinals 4-3 walk off win over the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks have had their share of bullpen struggles this season when it comes to the ninth inning but Ziegler has been one of their more reliable bullpen hands this season and had converted his first two save chances with ease. Addison Reed who lost his job to Ziegler has pitched consecutive scoreless outings in a middle relief role so it will be interesting to see if any moves are made following Zieglers blown save. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Josh Collmenter allowed two earned runs on six hits while walking two and striking out three over five innings in the Diamondbacks 4-3 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.

It hasn't been a particularly great season for Collmenter but he was able to limit a tough Cardinals lineup to just two runs only to see the bullpen blow his chance at win No.4 in the ninth inning. Overall this year Collmenter is sporting a 5.05 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP to go with his 3-5 record. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jon Lester allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits while walking two and striking out 10 over seven innings in the Cubs 3-0 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Lester will get the tough luck loss in this one as he was outdueled by one of the games best pitchers but that is not to say his performance wasn't up to snuff as he sits a 4-3 with a 3.30 ERA while striking out 61 over 62.2 innings. After signing a big deal in the off-season Lester struggled in April, going 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA over four starts but as bad as April was May has been that much better with Lester going 4-1 with a 1.98 ERA while striking out 37 over 41 innings. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Danny Espinosa went 1-for-1 with a pinch hit solo home run in the top of the ninth inning during the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Espinosa was expected to play a utility role coming into the season but the injury to Anthony Rendon has afforded him the opportunity to see consistent playing time this season. The home run was his sixth of the season to go with a .256 batting average and a surprisingly good .357 OBP. Espinosa during his first two seasons as an everyday player was a useful fantasy asset as he hit 38 home runs and stole 37 bases between the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Unfortunately his lack of plate discipline caused him to lose his job but seeing that Rendon is not close to returning Espinosa could once again become fantasy relevant if he continues to get on base. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Drew Storen pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 16th save of the season as the Nationals beat the Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday.

Storen has been lights out as a closer, having allowed just two earned runs over 21.1 innings. The 16 saves places him atop the NL leaders while trailing the Twins Glen Perkins by two for the major league lead. Storen took over as closer last season for the struggling Rafael Soriano and has not looked back which is great news for those who invested in him on draft day. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

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