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Antoine Winfield Jr. TB SS
Buccaneers' Antoine Winfield: On track for return2h ago
Winfield (concussion) logged a full practice Wednesday.
Winfield was forced to miss the team's last two games while in concussion protocol. His full participation in practice indicates he's nearing a return, though it's unclear if he has already cleared the required medical checks. If Winfield is able to play in Week 7 against Chicago, he would provide a big boost to a Buccaneers' secondary that is riddled with injuries.
Cam Sims WAS WR
Football Team's Cam Sims: Did not practice Wednesday2h ago
Sims (hamstring) missed Washington's practice Wednesday.
Sims injured his hamstring in Washington's Week 4 win over the Falcons and he has yet to play since then. After logging another missed practice Wednesday, the wideout's chances to play Sunday against the Packers are dropping. Expect DeAndre Carter and possibly Dax Milne to see snaps Sunday if Sims can't suit up.
Lavonte David TB ILB
Buccaneers' Lavonte David: Remains sidelined2h ago
David (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
David sustained a low-ankle sprain in Week 5 and missed the team's Week 6 matchup Thursday against the Eagles. However, the extended rest wasn't enough for him to retake the field, and he appears to be in danger of missing his second consecutive game.
Dyami Brown WAS WR
Football Team's Dyami Brown: Limited participant in practice2h ago
Brown (knee) was limited in Washington's practice Wednesday.
Brown has been dealing with an aggravated knee injury since Week 5 when he was unable to suit up against the Saints. The receiver was limited and listed as questionable leading up to Week 6, but he managed to play against the Chiefs. Expect Brown to be able to play in Week 7 barring any setbacks.
Chester Rogers TEN WR
Titans' Chester Rogers: Misses practice Wednesday2h ago
Rogers (groin) was unable to practice Wednesday.
Rogers has been dealing with a groin injury since the week of practice leading up to Week 6. After missing practice, Wednesday, his chance to play Sunday against the Chiefs has dropped. The wide receiver has had an exceptional season thus far due to injuries to star wideouts A.J. Brown and Julio Jones. Expect Nick Westbrook-Ikhine to see an extended amount of snaps Sunday if Rogers is unable to play.
Blake Bell KC TE
Chiefs' Blake Bell: Overcomes back issue2h ago
Bell (back) returned to full practice Wednesday.
Bell missed the team's Week 6 matchup against Washington. However, he has seemingly recovered from the issue and should be in for a return in Week 7 against the Titans. Bell should continue to occupy the backup tight end role, and he's recorded four receptions for 33 yards through five games on the campaign.
Justin Turner LAD 3B
Dodgers' Justin Turner: Exits with hamstring issue37m ago
Turner was removed from Wednesday's Game 4 of the NLCS against Atlanta due to a left hamstring injury, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Turner suffered the injury during the bottom of the seventh inning when attempting to beat out a double play. The 36-year-old has struggled throughout the playoffs and went 1-for-3 with run before leaving Game 4. The Dodgers will need to make a decision whether to keep Turner on the NLCS roster or remove him, which would rule him out for the World Series should they advance.
Evan Marshall CHW RP
White Sox's Evan Marshall: Set for Tommy John surgery4h ago
Marshall (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery in November, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Marshall went down with the elbow issue in late June and was eventually diagnosed with a UCL injury, though he first attempted a rest and rehab program. The right-hander will miss the entirety of the 2022 season while recovering from the procedure.
Nick Castellanos CIN RF
Reds' Nick Castellanos: Expected to opt out5h ago
Castellanos is expected to decline his $16 million player option with the Reds for 2022 and become a free agent, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Picking up the option would also lock Castellanos with Cincinnati for 2023 at $16 million, and it's not much of a surprise he's set to test free agency after hitting .309/.362/.576 with 34 homers, 38 doubles, 100 RBI and 95 runs in 138 games during 2021. The Reds are apparently interested in bringing back the 29-year-old, but he should receive plenty of interest on the open market while coming off the most productive season of his career.
Dylan Lee ATL RP
Braves' Dylan Lee: Joins NLCS roster5h ago
Lee was added to Atlanta's NLCS roster Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 27-year-old wasn't included on the initial roster for the NLCS, but he'll join the bullpen mix with Huascar Ynoa (shoulder) going down with an injury. Lee made his big-league debut during the final weekend of the regular season, and he spent the rest of the year at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he posted a 1.54 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 54:6 K:BB across 46.2 innings.
Huascar Ynoa ATL SP
Braves' Huascar Ynoa: Removed from NCLS roster5h ago
Ynoa (shoulder) was removed from Atlanta's roster for the NLCS on Wednesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ynoa was scratched from starting Game 4 against the Dodgers on Wednesday due to shoulder inflammation, and Atlanta has now received approval to remove him from the NLCS roster He won't be eligible to pitch in the World Series if Atlanta advances. Dylan Lee was added to the roster in a corresponding move.
Jesse Chavez ATL RP
Braves' Jesse Chavez: Starting Game 46h ago
Chavez will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Huascar Ynoa was poised to start Wednesday's bullpen game for Atlanta, but he was a late scratch with shoulder inflammation. Chavez will instead open things up in Game 4, and he has yet to allow an earned run across 3.1 innings this postseason. The 38-year-old is unlikely to pitch much more than an inning before giving way to the likes of Drew Smyly or A.J. Minter, who are more likely to cover multiple frames.
Jaylen Brown BOS SG
Celtics' Jaylen Brown: Explodes for 467m ago
Brown boomed for 46 points (16-30 FG, 8-14 3Pt, 6-8 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block in 46 minutes Wednesday, but the Celtics' fell to the Knicks 138-134 in double overtime.
Brown and Jayson Tatum each fired 30 shots in the shootout, and it was Brown who easily led the way in production. He showed no lingering signs of a recently-concluded battle with COVID-19. The 24-year-old was firing on all cylinders and should be locked into all lineups.
Jerami Grant DET SF
Pistons' Jerami Grant: Solid showing in opener11m ago
Grant ended Wednesday's season-opening loss to the Bulls with 24 points (8-20 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
Grant was the lone bright spot in a very poor offensive performance by the Pistons. The 27-year-old averaged 22.3 points per game last season with the Pistons and it appears he will continue to keep up that production this year as the main offensive focus. When first-overall pick Cade Cunningham overcomes his injury and is able to make his debut in the next couple weeks, Grant could see a boost in efficiency with less defensive attention on him and a great playmaker to put him in more scoring opportunities.
Jayson Tatum BOS SF
Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Heaves 30 shots in loss16m ago
Tatum posted 20 points (7-30 FG, 2-15 3Pt, 4-5 3Pt) 11 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block during the Celtics' 138-134 double-overtime loss to the Knicks on Wednesday.
Tatum had multiple chances at a game-winning shot but ultimately the Celtics fell short. He especially struggled from beyond the arc. Tatum labored through 45 minutes, perhaps a factor in his poor efficiency, and will have until Friday against Toronto to recuperate.
Lonzo Ball CHI PG
Bulls' Lonzo Ball: Decent performance in season-opener21m ago
Ball scored 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt) to go along with six rebounds, four assists and one block across 33 minutes of Wednesday's season-opening win over the Pistons.
Ball shot somewhat efficiently but was less active than usual as a playmaker. After arriving in Chicago in the offseason, the 23-year-old could need some time to adjust to his new teammates playing styles and gain chemistry with them. Zach LaVine ended up handling the ball more on the offensive end, but we will have more of a glimpse into what Ball's role will be as the season gets into gear.
P.J. Washington CHA PF
Hornets' P.J. Washington: Clutch in win29m ago
Washington had five points (1-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a block Wednesday night across 19 minutes of action during the Hornets' 123-122 win over the Pacers.
Washington salvaged a forgettable night by knocking down two free throws to take the lead, then clamping Domantas Sabonis on Indiana's final possession to secure the victory. Unfortunately, this doesn't carry much fantasy merit. Washington will look to rebound in Friday's outing with the Wizards.
Josh Hart NO SG
Pelicans' Josh Hart: X-rays return negative31m ago
Hart had X-rays on his right knee come back negative Wednesday, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
Hart played only 10 minutes during Wednesday's season opener against the 76ers before exiting with the injury, and he had five points (2-2 FG, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist. The 26-year-old will be evaluated further Thursday, and for now should be considered questionable for Friday's matchup with the Bulls.
Nick Foligno BOS LW
Bruins' Nick Foligno: Suffers upper-body injury2h ago
Foligno (upper body) will not return to Wednesday's game versus the Flyers.
Foligno was injured late in the second period and didn't return during the third period before officially being ruled out. It's unclear how the 33-year-old was hurt, and an update on his status shouldn't be expected before Thursday. His status for Friday versus the Sabres is questionable at this time.
Chase Priskie FLA D
Panthers' Chase Priskie: Recalled Wednesday2h ago
Priskie was called up from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday, per the AHL transactions page.
Priskie will get another chance with the big club after Olli Juolevi (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. the 25-year-old Priskie has yet to make his NHL debut. He'll likely be competing with Kevin Connauton for the sixth defenseman role with the Panthers.
Mikko Koskinen EDM G
Oilers' Mikko Koskinen: Will start Thursday2h ago
Koskinen will protect the road goal in Thursday's game versus the Coyotes, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
With Mike Smith (leg) on injured reserve, Koskinen will temporarily take over as the Oilers' No. 1 goalie. The 33-year-old Finn made 20 saves on 21 shots to earn the win in relief of Smith on Tuesday. Koskinen will have a favorable matchup Thursday versus a Coyotes team lacking in scoring threats.
Casey Mittelstadt BUF C
Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt: Shifts to injured reserve3h ago
Mittelstadt (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Mittelstadt is about a week into his absence with an injury that head coach Don Granato said would cost the center at least two weeks. This is just a procedural move for the 22-year-old, who should see top-six minutes once he's healthy.
Olli Juolevi FLA D
Panthers' Olli Juolevi: Placed on IR3h ago
Juolevi was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Juolevi has yet to make his Panthers debut, so his undisclosed injury likely occurred during a practice session. The 23-year-old was traded to the Panthers from the Canucks prior to Opening Night. He'll be eligible to return next Wednesday versus the Bruins, but it's unclear if he'll be able to earn a spot in the lineup even once he's healthy.
Mattias Janmark LV C
Golden Knights' Mattias Janmark: Moves to non-roster list3h ago
Janmark (COVID-19 protocols) has been placed on the non-roster list, per CapFriendly.
The Golden Knights needed room to activate Nicolas Roy (undisclosed) and Brett Howden (undisclosed) from injured reserve. Janmark's non-roster status won't impact his timeline to return, as he'll still need two negative tests to clear the virus protocols.