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Update: Jadeveon Clowney was held out of practice Thursday. He had a helmet-to-helmet collision during Wednesday's practice.

The Texans were having him checked out for a potential head injury and he will likely have to pass the NFL concussion protocol before heading back out onto the practice field. Obviously there is concern and the team would hate to lose him at this point in the preseason, but they also have to think long-term and would hate for this to suddenly be a busted No. 1 pick.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Nick Hundley went 3-for-5 with one RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base in the Rockies 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Hundley finds himself on pace for a career year as he is hitting .301 with 39 runs, eight home runs, 37 RBI and five stolen bases. Hundley has really benefited from playing at Coors field as he is hitting .349 with a .936 OPS At home this season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Ben Paulsen went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and one run scored in the Rockies 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Paulsen has been the primary benefactor from Justin Morneau’s unfortunate concussion issues as he has stepped into the primary first base role. On the year Paulsen is hitting .291 with 26 runs, eight home runs and 33 RBI. Paulsen, like all Rockies hitters, excels at home as he hits .314 with a .962 OPS while at Coors and that coupled when facing a righty really makes him a solid fantasy option in both standard and daily league formats. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Charlie Blackmon went 4-for-6 with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored in the Rockies 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Blackmon collected four hits on Monday which raised his average to .298 on the season to go with 64 runs, 12 home runs, 45 RBI and 29 stolen bases. 2014 was a breakout season for Blackmon and those who trusted that his season was not a fluke has been rewarded in what will likely end up being an even better year when 2015 is all said and done. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Eddie Butler allowed seven earned runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out two over four innings in the Rockies 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Butler continues to struggle this season as the loss drops him to 3-8 on the year to go with a 5.45 ERA and 1.79 WHIP. Like most Rockies pitchers Butler has really struggled at home this season, going 1-4 with a 7.28 ERA while going 2-4 with a 4.08 ERA so if you as a fantasy owner find yourself needing to start Butler I would avoid using him in Coors. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brad Miller went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored in the Mariners 8-7 win over the Rockies on Monday.

Miller hit his ninth home run of the season on Monday to go with 29 runs, nine home runs, 35 RBI, 10 stolen bases and a .243 batting average. Given how shallow the shortstop position is this season Miller’s ability to offer up double-digit home run and stolen base totals should have him rank near the top 10 at the position this season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Mariners 8-7 win over the Rockies on Monday.

Cruz is heating up once again as he has now homered in four straight games and is coming off an impressive month of July where he hit .336 with 16 runs, eight home runs and 17 RBI. Many figured Cruz would take an offensive hit moving to Seattle but that couldn’t be further from the truth as he looks to see some AL MVP votes when the season comes to an end. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, one RBI, three runs scored and one stolen base in the Mariners 8-7 win over the Rockies on Monday.

Seager hit his 16th home run of the season on Monday to go with 54 runs, 44 RBI and a .270 batting average which has him ranked among the top 10 fantasy third basemen this season. Seager has been incredible consistent since becoming a full time starter in 2012 and at a relatively shallow position his consistency has made him a very valuable fantasy player. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Carson Smith allowed one earned run on three hits in the ninth but still picked up his 10th save of the season in the Mariners 8-7 win over the Rockies on Monday.

Smith picked up his 10th save of the season on Monday but it was far from a clean inning as he allowed one run and gave up three hits. Smith is really struggling of late which include three losses in his last five appearances out of the bullpen and has many questioning as to whether or not he will be removed from the closer's role if he does not quickly improve. Fantasy owners may want to keep their ear to the ground as a change in Seattle could be near. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Felix Hernandez allowed four earned runs on 11 hits while walking one and striking out nine over 6.2 innings in the Mariners 8-7 win over the Rockies on Monday.

Felix struggled again on Monday and has now allowed 11 earned runs on 23 hits over his last 13.2 innings. He still managed to pick up his 13th win of the season to go with a 3.13 ERA and 1.15 WHIP but fantasy owners have come to expect much better numbers than Hernandez in years past so they are likely disappointed in his somewhat inconsistent ways this year. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Scooter Gennett went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Brewers 13-5 loss to the Padres on Monday.

Gennett hit his fifth home run of the season on Monday to go with 20 runs, 19 RBI and a .249 batting average. Gennett has slumped this season after a solid 2014 which saw him hit .289 with 55 runs, nine home runs, 54 RBI and six stolen bases over 137 games. Gennett’s .289 OBP has been a big contributor to his inconsistent efforts this year but he is coming off a strong July where he hit .310 with 11 runs, nine RBI and a .356 OBP so maybe things are starting to change for Gennett in the second half. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Wily Peralta allowed six earned runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out two over 3.1 innings in the Brewers 13-5 loss to the Padres on Monday.

Peralta pitched well in his return start last week against the Giants but was roughed up on Monday by the Padres as he allowed six runs over 3.1 innings. The loss drops his record to 2-6 on the year to go with a 4.55 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Peralta has fantasy value in NL-Only formats due to the lack of pitching depth but is really too inconsistent to trust on an every start basis in mixed leagues. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the Padres 13-5 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Gyorko has played much better since being recalled as he hit .274 with three runs, three home runs and 10 RBI in the month of July and has continued on the pace as we enter August. Gyorko has the potential to be a cheap source of power in the second half and if his July production was an indication of things to come he is worth a look. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored in the Padres 13-5 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Solarte hit home runs number six and seven on Monday to go with 34 runs, 40 RBI and a .266 batting average. Solarte is coming off a solid July where he hit .282 with 13 runs, three home runs, seven RBI and a .824 OPS and now has a nine game hitting streak which includes four straight multi-hit efforts that dates back to July 25th.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Alexi Amarista went 2-for-5 with a triple, double, three RBI and one run scored in the Padres 13-5 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Amarista has struggled for most of the season but has turned in two straight solid performances where he has combined to go 4-for-9 with one home run, two triples, one double, two runs and five RBI. While his recent stretch has been great it is unlikely he continues this level of production which really gives him zero fantasy appeal. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Tyson Ross allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits while walking two and striking out five over six innings in the Padres 13-5 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Ross picked up his eighth win of the season on Monday as he held the Brewers to two runs over six innings. The win lowered his season ERA to 3.37 to go with a 1.39 WHIP and 142 strikeouts over 133.2 innings. Ross was bothered by a thigh injury in recent days but he showed no ill effects against the Brewers and should be fine for his next starts. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

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