UPDATES & NEWS
Rob Gronkowski is doing some light team work with the quarterbacks and skill players in the skeleton drills.
So at least he's out there doing something, right? We're probably at the point where no one cares what Gronkowski is doing at practice anymore as the only question on everyone's mind is, "when will he play in a game?" No one wants to hear that he's doing a light workout. No one wants to hear he's practicing drills with quarterbacks. Is he going to play or not and the unfortunate answer to that question is...maybe? Probably not? We hope? The fact that it's now been leaked that he's 50/50 for Week 1 probably takes him out of the equation for that week.How many more weeks he misses is still a guess. The only thing we can say for sure is that if you haven't drafted your fantasy team yet, using a third round pick on Gronk is likely to be a mistake.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tyson Gillies has agreed to a minor league deal with the the Padres.
Tyson Gillies was a center piece in the Phillies/Mariners Cliff Lee trade, but Gillies has done just about nothing for the Phillies, and was finally released by the frustrated Phillies team after being a massive disappointment. He still had a lot of natural ability, and if the Padres can harness that he can eventually be a fourth outfielder type for the team. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) will not play Friday.
Bogdanovic has missed the last two games and has failed to practice in between either. He can be considered day-to-day, but according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, he is likely to miss Saturday's game in Dallas as well. His minutes will simply be redistributed to the rest of the bench. Analysis: Howard Bender
Browns have agreed to terms with Josh McCown on a three-year deal.
While few fantasy owners even like McCown, they can't argue with the fact that he is a definite upgrade to both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. The Browns would love for Manziel to take a step forward and claim the starting job for himself, but they will go with McCown if they have to. Without Josh Gordon or any other legitimate receiving threat, however, McCown has very little value heading into the 2015 season. Analysis: Howard Bender
James Harden (ankle) will play on Friday.
Harden was originally listed as questionable but it looks like he's going to be able to power through. He was banged-up Wednesday and while his scoring was down, he did post 10 assists on the night. He remains a must-start in all season-long formats. He might not offer as much bang for the buck in DFS play though. Analysis: Howard Bender