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Percy Harvin considers himself as healthy as he's been since his high school days.

With the departure of Golden Tate and the retirement of Sidney Rice the Seahawks will need a healthy Percy Harvin to carry their passing attack. Harvin missed all but one game during the regular season for the Seahawks last year but returned a kick for a touchdown in the Super Bowl victory over the Broncos. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba

Adeiny Hechavarria exited Wednesday's game versus the Braves with a left hamstring injury.

It looked like Hechavarria tweaked his hamstring while trying to beat out a bunt single. We won't know more until after the game and we hear from the Marlins' manager Dan Jennings. Check back for more details.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been sitting out the last two weeks with a hamstring injury, but the team has indicated that it’s confident McCoy will be good to go when the regular season starts.

You just have to hope and pray that all this is not smoke and mirrors coming out of Buffalo. All the reports are saying that the Bills are just being extra cautious with their star tailback and he'll be fine come Week 1. You should closely monitor the situation as we draw closer. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Stephen Strasburg will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

We saw Strasburg play catch on Tuesday with no reports on any pain. That's a step in the right direction and now we have to wait and see how he reacts to a bullpen session on Wednesday before he is cleared to make his next scheduled start. The Nationals took precautions with Tanner Roark to make sure he only threw two innings for Double-A Harrisburg on Monday in case he was needed to start. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Akeem Davis (hamstring) is not expected to play Thursday.

The Redskins are expected to keep five safeties as a part of their 53-man roster. Davis looks to be that fifth safety right now because of his excellent special teams play. The Skins would like to see him play but the hamstring injury will keep him out. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Nick Markakis is not in the Braves starting lineup Wednesday.

Markakis is getting the day off and the Braves have decided to put Adonis Garcia in right field this afternoon. Garcia will bat fifth in the lineup against the Marlins' Adam Conley. His price tag of only $2300 on Fanduel is enticing given the fact that he's 1/2 against Conley with a home run. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Colts DL Arthur Jones needs ankle surgery to repair torn ligaments, sources said. He’s a candidate for IR/designated to return, at best.

This would be a big blow to the Colts defense. He is a key to their success on the defensive front. Jones suffered the injury on Saturday night in the Colts third preseason game against the Rams. The team and Jones have been back and forth about what kind of timeline he would have for returning to the field. If Jones is placed on the IR/Designated to return list then he will be forced to miss half the regular season. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Texans trade TE Khari Lee to the Bears for a 6th-round pick in 2017.

This comes on the heels of the Texans trading a seventh-round pick in 2016 to the Broncos for Chris Clark an offensive lineman. The most impactful thing that Lee has done in his career thus far is do a spot on impression of his former Head Coach Bill O’Brien on the show Hard Knocks. He'll provide tight end depth on the Bears behind Martellus Bennett.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

The Texans released Jeff Tarpinian.

This former Iowa Hawkeye linebacker was a long shot to make the Texans roster and now will have to search for new employment.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Victor Cruz is considered very doubtful for Week 1.

While recovering form his horrific knee injury suffered last season, Cruz went down with a mild calf strain in the middle of August and has continued to linger. Cruz was an iffy fantasy target this year already due to the knee injury and with the latest setback, fantasy owners can safely avoid the Giants receiver as there will be better options to target in the later rounds of drafts.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Head coach John Fox has no idea if Alshon Jeffrey will play Week 1.

This has been one of the most bizarre storylines this preseason as Jeffery was labeled “day-to-day” when he first injured his calf in the middle of August and on September 2 there is still no timetable for his return. The Bears weren’t concerned about rookie wide receiver Kevin White until it was announced he could miss the entire season with a stress fracture in his shin. Fantasy owners are hopeful this isn’t the same situation and the Bears are just being overly cautious with their star receiver and he will be ready to suit up when the regular season begins.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Andrelton Simmons has returned to the Braves lineup Wednesday.

Simmons has been out the last two games for the Braves with inflammation in his right ankle. Simmons may be a wizard with the glove at shortstop, but he provides no fantasy value as his offense continues to be a struggle. The 25-year-old has a slash line of .265/.331/.342 with only three stolen bases this season.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Giancarlo Stanton will test his hand Wednesday. I fall goes well, he will play in a rehab game tonight.

Stanton didn’t feel 100 percent during his first rehab game on September 1 and his target date of Friday appears very unlikely at this point. The recovery from the broken hamate bone has been very slow, but hopefully his wrist responds well to swinging the bat today. It’s hard to give a fantasy outlook on Stanton until it is known when he will return to the Marlins lineup, but the games continue to dwindle and there are no signs of when Stanton will return.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Keenan Lewis had hip surgery Tuesday, sources say. He’s out 4-6 weeks.

The Saints secondary has had a few injuries that have tested their depth during the preseason and now they receive terrible news involving their number one cornerback. The Saints were hopeful to improve on their defense that finished 28th in points allowed, but will now have to replace a player in Lewis who ended last year with 41 tackles and two interceptions. The Saints defense appears to be a team that fantasy owners will want to exploit once again throughout the season.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Randall Cobb does not plan on missing a game. "I'm doing everything in my power to get back, but we still don't know the severity of the shoulder injury. It's definitely is a lot better then what we all thought it was in the beginning. Cobb said.

The optimism by Cobb is very encouraging, but not knowing the severity of the injury at this point is a little alarming. Cobb could still play in Week One even if he doesn’t practice all week leading up to the Packers first game. There is no reason to doubt this injury isn’t minor and fantasy owners should have confidence starting Cobb and drafting the pass catcher as their number one receiver.  Analysis: Phil Backert

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