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  • Ko Kieft TB TE
    Buccaneers' Ko Kieft: Impressive gain on first pro catch
    1h ago

    Kieft brought in his only target for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.

    The rookie tight end was impressive on his first pro reception, and he logged just nine snaps from scrimmage overall along with 17 on special teams. Kieft's catch aside, the sixth-round pick's primary role on offense will continue to be as a blocker unless injuries strike multiple players in front of him at tight end.

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  • Ryan Succop TB K
    Buccaneers' Ryan Succop: Notches seven points in loss
    1h ago

    Succop hit his only field-goal attempt from 45 yards and drilled all four PATs in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.

    Succop made good on all his chances to put points on the board, continuing the strong start to his season in the disappointing home loss. The veteran boasts a 90 percent success rate on field goals and remains perfect on his seven extra-point tries, and a Week 5 home matchup versus the Falcons could yield an abundance of scoring opportunities given Atlanta's defensive deficiencies.

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  • Cade Otton TB TE
    Buccaneers' Cade Otton: Season-high three catches Sunday
    1h ago

    Otton secured three of four targets for 29 yards in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.

    Otton set new career highs across the board after logging his first pro reception in Week 3. The rookie's snaps have encouragingly increased in each of his first three games, topping out at a robust 43 on Sunday night. Otton could continue to see his role expand in a Week 5 home matchup against the Falcons.

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  • Russell Gage TB WR
    Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Limited to two grabs in loss
    2h ago

    Gage brought in two of four targets for 24 yards during the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Saints on Sunday night.

    With Chris Godwin and Julio Jones available to start the game after overcoming their questionable designations, Gage saw exponentially less volume than in Week 4, despite the fact Jones was ultimately limited to just 18 snaps. Gage logged 41 in his own right, but he still generated his lowest reception and yardage totals since Week 1 against the Cowboys. With Jones' health once again in question due to his knee issues, Gage could be in line for a return to a larger role against his old Falcons teammates in a Week 5 home clash.

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  • Rachaad White TB RB
    Buccaneers' Rachaad White: Expanded role in loss
    2h ago

    White rushed three times for six yards and a touchdown, brought in all five targets for 50 yards, returned two kickoffs for 51 yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.

    The rookie logged a season-high 24 snaps (38 percent) from scrimmage and produced plenty with them, scoring his first NFL touchdown from one yard out late in the third quarter and also generating new career highs in receptions and receiving yards. Both Leonard Fournette and White were stymied on the ground, however, and the latter's expanded role in the air attack may have largely been the result of a game script that saw the Buccaneers trail throughout the game. White's fumble on the opening kickoff also set the Chiefs up in prime position for their first touchdown, but the fact the ASU product still saw all the action he did subsequent to that supports the notion both he and the coaching staff have moved past the flub.

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  • Tyler Bass BUF K
    Bills' Tyler Bass: Hits walk-off kick in Week 4 win
    3h ago

    Bass made all three of his field-goal tries -- including the game-winner as time expired -- in Sunday's win over the Ravens. He also made both extra-point tries.

    The capable Bass has only missed one kick all season, with a 7-for-8 performance on field goals while making all 13 of his extra-point tries. In fact, Bass is perfect on 64 extra-point tries over the last two seasons and hasn't missed one since Week 14 of 2020. Bass is currently tied for fifth in the league with 34 points, as he continues to be a reliable fantasy kicker.

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  • Wil Myers SD RF
    Padres' Wil Myers: Goes deep Monday
    3m ago

    Myers went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 7-4 win against San Francisco.

    Neither team was able to score until the Padres put up seven runs in the eighth inning. Myers' 423-foot shot to center field accounted for the final three runs of the offensive outburst. This was the veteran outfielder's first start since Sept. 28, as Jose Azocar and Jurickson Profar have been starting in the outfield alongside Juan Soto of late. Myers has been limited by injuries in 2022 and has only six homers and 39 RBI along with a .260/.313/.390 slash line over 278 plate appearances.

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  • Sean Hjelle SF RP
    Giants' Sean Hjelle: Fans eight in bulk-relief role
    9m ago

    Hjelle did not factor in the decision against San Diego on Monday, pitching five scoreless innings during which he allowed four hits and one walk while striking out eight batters.

    John Brebbia started for San Francisco but pitched only one inning. Hjelle ended up logging a starter's workload, throwing 76 pitches over five frames and holding the Padres without a run. It was the second time this season that the right-hander has tossed five innings in relief, and his eight strikeouts Monday were a season high. Hjelle has pitched well over his past three appearances, giving up just three earned runs across 13 innings, but a pair of blowups prior to that means he'll likely finish his rookie campaign with an unappealing 5.76 ERA and 1.64 WHIP.

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  • Josh Hader SD RP
    Padres' Josh Hader: Notches 36th save
    14m ago

    Hader registered a save against the Giants on Monday, striking out one batter over a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.

    The Padres entered the ninth inning up 7-0, so it looked like Hader would get the night off. However, Tim Hill was very wild and gave up four runs while retiring just one batter, creating a save situation for Hader. The veteran closer settled things down with a strikeout of Austin Slater before hitting Joey Bart with a pitch, and he finished off the save by inducing a flyout. Hader appeared to have lost his way throughout much of August, but since the final day of that month he's allowed just one earned run across 12 appearances while racking up seven saves in eight chances and posting a 14:2 K:BB.

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  • Joe Musgrove SD SP
    Padres' Joe Musgrove: Outstanding in postseason tuneup
    20m ago

    Musgrove pitched six scoreless innings against San Francisco on Monday, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. He did not factor in the decision.

    Musgrove got no offensive support while he was in the contest -- all seven of San Diego's runs came in the eighth inning, after the starter departed -- but he was nonetheless in fine form in his final start of the regular season. The right-hander finished the campaign with a flourish, giving up just one earned run while posting a 27:8 K:BB across 22 innings over his final four starts. Musgrove's second campaign in San Diego was even better than his first, as he compiled a career-best 2.93 ERA and 1.08 WHIP along with 10 wins and a 184:42 K:BB over 181 frames. He'll likely get Game 3 (if necessary) in the Padres' upcoming wild-card series.

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  • Sam Haggerty SEA RF
    Mariners' Sam Haggerty: Departs with groin injury
    28m ago

    Haggerty left Monday's game against Detroit with a groin injury and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.

    Haggerty singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and subsequently stole second base. However, he had to leave the field with a trainer after sliding hard into the bag. Manager Scott Servais later indicated that Haggerty injured his groin, and the concern is serious enough to warrant an MRI. Before departing, Haggerty went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, a run and the aforementioned stolen base.

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  • Akil Baddoo DET LF
    Tigers' Akil Baddoo: Swipes two bags in win
    35m ago

    Baddoo went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and two stolen bases in a 4-3 victory versus the Mariners on Monday.

    Baddoo served as an excellent table setter atop the lineup, reaching base three times. He led off the contest with a walk and subsequently stole second base before coming around to score on a Miguel Cabrera single. Baddoo is up to nine thefts on the campaign, which is half as many as he recorded as a rookie last season, though he's seen substantially less playing time in 2022.

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  • Zeke Nnaji DEN PF
    Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Impresses in exhibition opener
    1h ago

    Nnaji recorded 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and six rebounds over 17 minutes Monday in a preseason loss to Oklahoma City.

    Nnaji led Denver in scoring in the loss and tied for the team lead in rebounds. He appeared to be healthy after playing in only two of Denver's final 27 regular-season contests during the previous campaign due to knee issues. Nnaji showed some promise when on the court during his sophomore season, and he could carve out decent minutes as a reserve if he plays well early on.

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  • Jamal Murray DEN PG
    Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Scores 10 points in return
    2h ago

    Murray posted 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), two rebounds and two assists over 15 minutes in Monday's preseason defeat to the Thunder.

    It was a triumphant return to the court for Murray, who missed all of last season while recovering from a torn ACL. The point guard didn't show much rust on his shot, making two of his three tries from deep. It's fair to expect Murray to need some time to be fully ramped up after the extended absence, but he enjoyed his best season in 2020-21 and could be a steal as a mid-round pick in fantasy drafts.

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  • Nikola Jokic DEN C
    Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Quiet in preseason opener
    2h ago

    Jokic tallied two points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 15 minutes in a preseason loss to Oklahoma City on Monday.

    Jokic wasn't very active as a scorer in the contest, but he doesn't have anything to prove after bringing home the NBA MVP award each of the past two seasons. The big man did record five boards and three assists in just 15 minutes, and there's little doubt that he'll once again be one of fantasy's most productive all-around players once the regular season kicks off.

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  • Josh Giddey OKC PG
    Thunder's Josh Giddey: Just misses preseason triple-double
    2h ago

    Giddey registered 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt), 12 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one block over 25 minutes in an exhibition 112-101 win against the Nuggets on Monday.

    Giddey was outstanding in Denver's preseason opener, finishing third on the team with 14 points and leading all players with 12 boards and nine dimes. The performance was a reminder of the all-around skill set Giddey desplayed as a rookie last season, when he tallied four triple-doubles and averaged 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists across 54 contests. Giddey's scoring and shooting may be a question mark, but his ability to put up numbers across the board make him a popular selection in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts this season.

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  • Tre Mann OKC PG
    Thunder's Tre Mann: Leading scorer in preseason opener
    2h ago

    Mann put up 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one steal and one block over 23 minutes in Monday's 112-101 exhibition victory versus Denver.

    Mann led all scorers in the contest with 17 points and knocked down half of his six three-point tries. It was a promising start to the exhibition slate after the point guard shot just 39.3 percent from the field in his rookie campaign. Mann will be battling for backup minutes behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (knee) this season, but with the latter's status for the beginning of the campaign in question, there could be an opportunity for Mann to make an early impression.

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  • Paolo Banchero ORL PF
    Magic's Paolo Banchero: Struggles from field in Magic debut
    2h ago

    Banchero finished with eight points (2-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block over 24 minutes in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies in his NBA preseason debut.

    Banchero started and ranked second on the team with 24 minutes in the exhibition opener, but he had a hard time getting his shot to fall. The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft looked much better in a pair of contests in the Las Vegas Summer League, so there's little point in reading too much into Monday's subpar showing. He'll likely go through some rookie growing pains, but Banchero figures to see ample opportunity this season and is an interesting target in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.

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  • Brett Pesce CAR D
    Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Suffers lower-body injury
    5h ago

    Pesce (lower body) will not return to Monday's preseason tilt against Columbus.

    Pesce registered a plus-1 rating in 12:04 of ice time before exiting Monday's game. The injury isn't believed to be serious but another update should be available this week. The 27-year-old figures to hold a top-four role with the Hurricanes again this season.

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  • Tyler Benson EDM LW
    Oilers' Tyler Benson: Exits with injury
    5h ago

    Benson (lower body) will not return to Monday's preseason game against Vancouver, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.

    Benson skated for just 3:57 before exiting Monday's contest. The 24-year-old winger scored two points in 29 games with the Oilers last season. More information on his status should be available in the coming days.

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  • Collin Delia VAN G
    Canucks' Collin Delia: Starting Monday
    7h ago

    Delia will draw the start for Monday's preseason game in Edmonton, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.

    Delia signed a one-year deal with Vancouver this offseason to be Thatcher Demko's primary backup. The 28-year-old posted a 3.85 GAA and an .899 save percentage in nine games with Chicago last season.

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  • Oskar Sundqvist DET C
    Red Wings' Oskar Sundqvist: Might not miss too much time
    8h ago

    Sundqvist (undisclosed) remains day-to-day, but the Red Wings expect him to be ready for the onset of the regular season, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    While Sundqvist is missing valuable time in training camp, he shouldn't have trouble ultimately reprising his role in the bottom six for a Wings team that will rely on him for his penalty-killing talents.

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  • William Carrier LV LW
    Golden Knights' William Carrier: No timetable for return
    9h ago

    Carrier (abdomen) could rejoin the team later this week but there's currently "no firm timeline" for his return, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

    With just over a week until Opening Night, Carrier's status remains unclear. The 27-year-old winger tallied nine goals and 20 points through 63 games last season. Paul Cotter has ben skating in his spot during practice.

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  • Ben McCartney ARI LW
    Coyotes' Ben McCartney: Suffers lower-body injury
    9h ago

    McCartney (lower body) is considered day-to-day, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    McCartney appeared in his first two NHL games last season but spent most of the year with AHL Tucson. Assuming he's healthy, the 21-year-old forward will likely begin the year at the AHL level.

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