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Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy did not practice Sunday due to a bruised shoulder.

The fact it is just a bone bruise means the injury is not serious. Hardy should be ready to go for week one of the NFL season.ANALYST: Mark Kaplan

Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 connecting on his seventh home run of the season against the Mariners on Thursday.

Semien is now slashing .259/.309/.402 with seven home runs, 19 RBI , 35 runs scored and seven steals through his first 301 at-bats. Despite his issues in the field, the Athletics continue to give Semien everyday at-bats so until that changes he is someone worth owning in deep league formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Josh Phegley went 1-for-4 with a two-run double against the Mariners on Thursday.

Phegley continues to swing a hot bat when in the starting lineup as he is now slashing .280/.333/.523 with five home runs, 17 RBI and 10 runs scored through 107 at-bats. Although he will need to receive regular playing time before showing his true value, Phegley makes for a solid DFS play when behind the dish. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Scott Kazmir tossed eight shutout innings allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out seven batters against the Mariners on Thursday.

Kazmir continues to have himself a great season with the Athletics as he is now sitting 5-5 with a 2.56 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and a 92:33 K:BB rate through his first 16 starts. Although his record may not show it, he has just about duplicated his 2014 career-best season so fantasy owners should continue starting him with ease as the All-Star break approaches. He will look to end the first half on a high note when he takes on the Yankees on Wednesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Roenis Elias allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out seven batters over six innings against the Athletics on Thursday.

After surrendering seven runs in two of his previous three starts Elias was able to get back on track Thursday although it was in a losing effort. With Hisashi Iwakuma rejoining the starting rotation this weekend, there is a chance Elias loses his spot in the rotation, so outside of AL-only leagues his value will only go down from here. For now, he will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Tigers on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

David Peralta went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI against the Rockies on Thursday.

Peralta is now slashing .270/.342/.464 with seven home runs, 35 RBI and 30 runs scored through 211 at-bats as he continues to thrive while seeing regular at-bats. If nothing else he is a solid deep league play, but in all likelihood his production is enough for standard leagues having logged four multi-hit games over his last 10 contests.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Yasmany Tomas went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored against the Rockies on Thursday.

Tomas continues to have himself a solid rookie season as he is now slashing .318/.359/.441 with four home runs and 31 RBI through 220 at-bats. Although the home run stroke has yet to maturate, he remains a must-start in all but the shallowest of league formats while sporting a high batting average and on-base percentage.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and a pair of runs scored against the Rockies on Thursday.

Pollock remains one of the better outfielders to own this season as he is now slashing .301/.347/.464 with 10 home runs, 36 RBI, 52 runs scored and 16 steals through 302 at-bats. Barring a serious setback down the stretch, Pollock will continue to be a five-tool player that will only get better as he enters the prime of his career.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Jeremy Hellickson allowed just one run on three hits and no walks while striking out six batters over seven innings against the Rockies on Thursday.

After surrendering seven runs in his previous outing Hellickson got himself back on track Thursday as he managed to allowed just one run while lasting seven strong innings. He is now sitting 6-5 with a 5.06 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and a 76:25 K:BB rate through 16 starts but will need to show more consistency before gaining back the trust of prospective fantasy owners. The Diamondbacks' hurler will look for win No. 7 when he takes on the Rangers on Wednesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Chris Rusin allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out six batters over six innings against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Rusin is now 3-3 with a 4.27 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and a 32:14 K:BB rate through his first seven starts, with Thursday's performance being one of his better outings of the season. However, he is still far from being a fantasy asset outside of NL-only leagues but if he finds a way to lower his walk rate he could end up being someone to consider in deep league formats. He will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Angels on Wednesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Chris Young allowed just one run on six hits and one walk while striking out two batters over 5 1/3 innings against the Twins on Thursday.

Young continues to pitch well for the Royals as he is now sitting 7-4 with a 2.64 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and a 47:21 K:BB rate through 75 innings (11 starts), despite a tough luck loss on Thursday night. Considering he doesn't strike too many batter out, Young remains strictly an inning eater for both the Royals and fantasy owners, so as long as he keeps his walk rate down he can still hold value in all league formats. He will look to stay on track when he takes on the Rays on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

After Clippers meeting, DeAndre Jordan remains "truly 50-50" and "torn" on choice between Mavericks and Clippers.

There was a reported rift between Chris Paul and Jordan last season, but it remains to be seen whether the two parties can work things out. With the Western Conference being so elite, Jordan will likely have an equal shot at championship glory on either team. With that said, this may come down to whether Jordan can coexist with Chris Paul. We should know his decision in the coming days or weeks. Analysis: David Kerr

Will Venable went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, two-run home run against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Venable came on in the 11th inning and belted the go-ahead run off Cardinals reliever Carlos Villaneuva. Venable’s numbers are not good enough to consider him of any fantasy value. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-3 with a home run, one run scored and one RBI before getting ejected against the Padres on Thursday.

Solarte’s numbers have not been good this year, other than 17 doubles and a 16:27 K/BB rate. With just three homers and a .361 slugging percentage, Solarte doesn’t have enough power to warrant any fantasy consideration. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

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