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  • Thon Maker MIL PF
    Bucks' Thon Maker: Will remain starting center
    6h ago

    Coach Jason Kidd indicated Wednesday that Thon Maker will continue starting at center following the All Star break, Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Maker slid into the starting lineup at center after Jabari Parker went down for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The Milwaukee Bucks ' direction is somewhat uncertain going forward this season, as the Parker injury hinders their hopes to advance in the playoffs. While they are still likely to be competitive, they figure to favor the players they see as future contributors to the team. Thus, Maker should continue seeing a relatively healthy workload going forward. In his four starts before the break he averaged 7.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.3 triples across 17.3 minutes per game. Do not be surprised to see his minutes get even more of a boost going forward, so he could be a sneaky source for triples from the center position in deeper leagues.

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  • Dwyane Wade CHI SG
    Bulls' Dwyane Wade: Cleared to play Friday vs. Suns
    7h ago

    Dwyane Wade says his wrist "feels a lot better" and he's been cleared to play in Friday's game against the Suns, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Wade indicated that the wrist will still likely be taped up, so he may be dealing with some lingering soreness. That said, it's not expected to be issue moving forward and fantasy owners can expect him to put in a full workload during Friday's tilt with the Suns. With Wade expected to rejoin the starting lineup, Michael Carter-Williams is slated to head back to the bench after starting next to Jerian Grant in the backcourt, while guys like Paul Zipser and Doug McDermott could see a slight decrease in playing time as well.

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  • Rodney Hood UTA SG
    Jazz's Rodney Hood: Hopes to play Friday
    7h ago

    Rodney Hood (knee) is hopeful to play in Friday's matchup against the Bucks, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Hood missed the last seven games before the All Star break, and played in just three of the last 15 due to a bone contusion and LCL sprain in his right knee. Joe Ingles filled in for him at shooting guard, so he figures to see a reduced workload if Hood is able to return. It is unclear if the Utah Jazz will keep Hood on any type of minute restriction if he does indeed return Friday, but it would likely be short lived if that is the case. A final determination on his status is not likely to be announced until closer to game-time Friday.

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  • Marcus Thornton WAS SG
    Marcus Thornton: Waived by Nets
    7h ago

    Marcus Thornton will be waived by the Nets, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

    Thornton, along with Andrew Nicholson and a first-round pick were shipped to Brooklyn earlier Wednesday in exchange for Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough. However, the Nets are happy with where their shooting guard situation is at and will look elsewhere to fill the final spot on the roster. That sends Thornton back to the free agent pool, where he'll look to latch on with a contender or a provide a younger, more inexperienced roster with some veteran help from the eighth-year pro.

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  • Tyreke Evans NO PG
    Kings' Tyreke Evans: Will remain on minute restriction with Kings
    7h ago

    Tyreke Evans playing time will remain restricted at around 27 per game for the time being, Sean Cunningham of KXTV Sacramento reports.

    Evans indicated he is unsure if his minutes will remain restricted for the rest of the season. The newly acquired shooting guard won Rookie of the Year honors in 2009-10 with the Sacramento Kings , and is now back with the team in a muddled perimeter situation. He had knee surgery on his right knee last February, and did not make his season debut until this past December. While it is unclear how the Kings plan on handling their new rotation, it appears to be a safe bet that Evans will continue on a similar workload he was seeing in New Orleans. He will presumably either start at the two or three position or serve as the Kings' sixth man as he continues his road back to full health.

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  • Jarell Martin MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Jarell Martin: Sent to D-League
    7h ago

    Jarell Martin was assigned Wednesday to the D-League's Iowa Energy.

    Martin has yet to see the floor in February with the Memphis Grizzlies and has clearly fallen out of the team's regular rotation. A stint with the Energy should provide him some added developmental opportunities, but unless injuries occur higher up on the depth chart, Martin won't play in competitive games once recalled to the big club.

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  • Brayden Schenn PHI C
    Flyers' Brayden Schenn: Scores against Caps
    3h ago

    Brayden Schenn scored a second-period goal during Wednesday's loss to Washington.

    Outside of his minus-19 rating, Schenn is having another solid fantasy campaign. He's posted 19 goals, 39 points and 128 shots with 38 PIM and 156 hits, which makes him a solid cross-category contributor in the majority of seasonal settings. He's also now scored in three consecutive games, and there is no reason to expect him to suddenly stop tipping the scales across all categories.

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  • Brandon Manning PHI D
    Flyers' Brandon Manning: Chips in helper in lone goal
    3h ago

    Brandon Manning assisted on the Philadelphia Flyers ' lone goal during Wednesday's loss to Washington.

    The assist snapped a 34-game point drought, and Manning owned a minus-14 rating and registered just 37 shots and 36 blocked shots during the span. Considering the lack of production, he currently checks out as a fantasy afterthought in all settings.

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  • Michal Neuvirth PHI G
    Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Allows four tallies in loss to Caps
    3h ago

    Michal Neuvirth saved just 25 of 29 shots during Wednesday's loss to Washington.

    Facing Washington's juggernaut offense is never a friendly fantasy situation, and relying on Neuvirth was ill-advised Wednesday. He has grabbed a stranglehold of the Philly crease by allowing two goals or fewer in seven of his previous eight outings, but his .911 save percentage during the stretch speaks more to the Philadelphia Flyers limiting opponents than Neuvirth's play. Expect Steve Mason to receive another look sooner than later, and neither goalie should be considered a reliable fantasy option at this stage of the game.

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  • Braden Holtby WAS G
    Capitals' Braden Holtby: Turns in another tidy 33-save outing
    3h ago

    Braden Holtby saved 33 of 34 shots during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.

    There isn't much to say about Holtby at this point of the game. He's been an elite goalie for the past three seasons and is currently in the midst of the best campaign of the stretch. Wednesday's victory was his 30th win of the season, and he entered the contest with a rock-solid .926 save percentage and 2.01 GAA. Continue to view Holtby as a set-and forget goalie in seasonal leagues and a top-tier option that's usually worth spending up for in daily contests.

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  • Justin Williams WAS RW
    Capitals' Justin Williams: Posts first multi-point game in 10 outings
    3h ago

    Justin Williams collected two assists -- one on the power play -- during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.

    After a hot midseason stretch (15 goals and 24 points through 24 games), Williams entered Wednesday's tilt with three consecutive pointless outings and just four points through his past 10 contests. It's likely best to expect offensive peaks and valleys from the 35-year-old winger. Still, iin most seasonal settings, it's worth enduring the few dry spells considering the elite talent Williams shares the ice with. His high fantasy ceiling and modest price is also attractive in daily contests.

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  • Alex Ovechkin WAS LW
    Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Picks up two assists against Philly
    4h ago

    Alex Ovechkin registered two assists without a shot on net during Wednesday's win over the Flyers.

    It was just the second game all season that Ovechkin failed to register a shot on net, but fantasy owners will overlook the rarity and happily take the two helpers. The veteran sniper has chipped in more assists this season, and there's a solid chance he tops 30 for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign. Don't overthink it, though, his 27 goals still rank seventh in the league, and he's a heater away from being in the thick of the race.

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  • John Ryan Murphy MIN C
    Twins' John Ryan Murphy: Competing for backup catcher role
    4h ago

    John Ryan Murphy will compete with Chris Gimenez and Mitch Garver for the backup catcher job behind Jason Castro, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

    Murphy won the backup role last year in spring training but then went 3-for-40 at the plate and was quickly demoted to Triple-A Rochester. He didn't fare much better in the minors as he hit just three home runs with a .609 OPS. He'll get a fresh start this spring, but he's likely behind Gimenez with Garver being a long shot.

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  • Adalberto Mejia MIN RP
    Twins' Adalberto Mejia: Begins spring in fifth starter competition
    4h ago

    Adalberto Mejia will be in the competition for Minnesota's fifth starter role this spring, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

    Mejia will compete with Jose Berrios, Tyler Duffey, Trevor May, Justin Haley, Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch for the final spot in the rotation. Mejia is a long shot and will likely begin the season at Triple-A. Mejia improved significantly in his second season at Double-A Richmond last year with a 3.94 ERA and 58:16 K:BB in 65 innings. He then saw his strikeouts climb to 9.6 K/9 at Triple-A Sacramento, although he had a 4.20 ERA. He'll likely get a crack at the big league rotation at some point this summer if he begins the season at Triple-A.

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  • Ehire Adrianza MIN SS
    Twins' Ehire Adrianza: Competing for utility role
    4h ago

    Ehire Adrianza will compete with Eduardo Escobar and Danny Santana for a utility role this spring, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Adrianza's glove rates well by advanced metrics (career average UZR/150 of 19.8) and may be needed at times to replace potentially below-average gloves at third base and shortstop in Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco. As a result, Adrianza may have the lead over Danny Santana, who doesn't have a strong infield glove, for the final spot on the bench as spring training begins.

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  • Austin Gomber STL SP
    Cardinals' Austin Gomber: To see action in Grapefruit League opener
    5h ago

    Austin Gomber is slated to see action in Saturday's Grapefuit League opener against the Marlins, Glenn Sattell of MLB.com reports.

    The southpaw, who was the St. Louis Cardinals ' 2015 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, will get an early opportunity to start building on his impressive 2016 campaign in High-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield, as well as his solid Arizona Fall League stint. Gomber carries some intrigue this spring, considering the Cardinals' prospective starting rotation is exclusively composed of right-handers. The 23-year-old is slated to follow starter Luke Weaver and John Gant on Saturday and will likely work at least two frames.

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  • John Gant STL RP
    Cardinals' John Gant: To see action in Grapefruit League opener
    5h ago

    John Gant , acquired from the Braves on Dec. 1, will follow starter Luke Weaver in Saturday's Grapefuit League opener against the Marlins, Glenn Sattell of MLB.com reports.

    The 24-year-old right-hander has been solid in workouts so far, and brings impressive size (6-foot-5), a three-pitch arsenal, and unique delivery. Gant is likely to receive at least two frames to showcase his skills Saturday and will likely be followed by non-roster invitee Austin Gomber.

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  • Luke Weaver STL SP
    Cardinals' Luke Weaver: Named starter for Grapefruit League opener
    5h ago

    Luke Weaver has been named the starter for Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Marlins, Glenn Sattell of MLB.com reports.

    Weaver, competing for the fifth starter job, will thus get first crack at making an impression against live competition this spring. The 23-year-old righty, who went 1-4 with a 5.70 ERA over his first 36.1 major league innings in 2016, will likely work just two frames Saturday and will be followed by John Gant and non-roster invitee Austin Gomber.

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  • Jameis Winston TB QB
    Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Talks up DeSean Jackson as possible acquisition
    5h ago

    Jameis Winston recently provided a strong endorsement for a potential Bucs acquisition of free-agent receiver DeSean Jackson, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I've met him before, and we want DeSean. You better believe we want DeSean here," Winston said. "I think he would be a great asset to our team."

    Winston's comments came in response to a question stemming from ESPN.com's Josina Anderson's report that the Bucs could be a possible destination for Jackson in free agency. Winston set new personal bests across the board in his sophomore campaign, but did so while seeing his wide receiver corps considerably handicapped by injuries, especially in the second half of the season. With veteran No. 2 receiver Vincent Jackson one of the wideouts that was sidelined for an extended period for a second consecutive season, Winston seems buoyed by the prospect of what a healthy speed merchant like DeSean Jackson could bring to the offense opposite Mike Evans. The 30-year-old Jackson had 56 catches for 1,005 yards and four touchdowns with the Redskins in 2016, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark for the third time in four years and sporting the highest YPC (17.9) in the NFL for all receivers with a minimum of 30 receptions.

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  • Colts' Jack Mewhort: Knee injury was minor
    6h ago

    Mewhort's season-ending knee injury from 2016 was revealed to be a chondral defect, Kevin Bowen of the Indianapolis Colts ' official site reports.

    Mewhort finished the 2016 campaign on injured reserve due to a knee injury suffered in December. However, it wasn't clear which part of his knee had been damaged. Thankfully, a chondral defect is not considered an extremely serious knee injury compared to something like an ACL tear, which some initially speculated was Mewhort's issue. It still isn't clear when he'll be ready to return to action, but it doesn't appear as if rehabilitation will occupy his entire offseason.

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  • James Hanna DAL TE
    Cowboys' James Hanna: Uncertain timetable for recovery
    8h ago

    James Hanna 's (knee) timeline for a return is unclear, David Helman of the Dallas Cowboys ' official site reports.

    Hanna ended the 2016 season on injured reserve after requiring a second surgery in November to repair a knee injury he sustained last summer. He still has roughly two months until offseason workouts begin, but there is no indication he'll be ready to take the field by then. When healthy, Hanna could be in line to compete with Geoff Swaim (pectoral) for the No. 2 tight end role in 2017 with Gavin Escober set to hit free agency.

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  • Texans' Derek Newton: Progressing steadily in recovery
    9h ago

    Newton (knee) is making "steady progress" in his recovery, the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Newton has spent his offseason in rehab after tearing the patellar tendons in both of his knees last October. Considering his long road to recovery, any and all progress is significant. However, it still isn't certain if he'll be able to play at any point in 2017.

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  • Eddie Lacy GB RB
    Packers' Eddie Lacy: Running in pool
    10h ago

    Eddie Lacy (ankle) has progressed enough in his recovery to run in a pool, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

    Lacy's 2016 season was brought to a halt due to a left ankle injury, the extent if which was enough to contain him to five appearances, but the Green Bay Packers never revealed the nature of the ailment, other than to say he sustained more than a sprain that precipitated surgery. Head coach Mike McCarthy has already mentioned that Lacy's prospects for a return to Green Bay may be contingent upon his health, so a physical could be ordered up as his unrestricted free agency approaches. If retained by the only organization he's ever known, Lacy will team with converted wideout Ty Montgomery to form a potential thunder-and-lightning RB combination.

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  • Derek Carr OAK QB
    Raiders' Derek Carr: Growing healthier
    10h ago

    Derek Carr (fibula) is approaching 100 percent health, NFL.com reports. "[He's] Walking around already, stretching it out," his brother, David Carr, said on NFL Total Access on Tuesday. "He can't do a lot for the bone, but he's going to be back. He'll get a whole full offseason in, and that's going to be the best part."

    David was backing up the assessment of Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn, who learned from Derek himself that he's "almost 100 percent." Prior to breaking his right fibula in Week 16, the younger Carr had put everything together in his third season, leading the Raiders to a 12-3 record and falling 63 yards short of the first 4,000-yard campaign of his career. As intimated by his brother, Derek is expected to be good to go for the offseason program, which can kick off for the Raiders as early as April 17.

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