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  • Chase McLaughlin CLE K
    Browns' Chase McLaughlin: Misses FGA in one-score loss
    44m ago

    McLaughlin was successful on one of two field-goal attempts and made his lone extra-point kick in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Ravens.

    McLaughlin failed to convert a 46-yard attempt on Cleveland's opening drive, his third missed kick over the last two games. When asked about the kicker by reporters this week, special teams coach Mike Priefer said he was confident in McLaughlin, whose previous misses were not a factor in games. That changed Sunday. McLaughlin's now under 80 percent on field goals -- 14 of 18 -- and more questions could arise. When the Browns' sputtering offense gets in range, it's vital they come away with points. The team is on a bye Week 13, which gives them plenty of time to evaluate McLaughlin and seek alternatives.

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  • JoJo Natson CLE WR
    Browns' JoJo Natson: Minor run on offense
    1h ago

    Natson did not generate any stats on two offensive snaps and returned one kickoff for 15 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Ravens.

    Natson was among the active wide receivers with Anthony Schwartz (concussion) inactive and Rashard Higgins inactive due to a coach's decision. He's settled into kick-return duties with Schwartz sidelined, and it's unclear if he takes up an active roster spot when the rookie becomes available. The Browns are off Week 13 and will resume play the following week against Baltimore.

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  • Harrison Bryant CLE TE
    Browns' Harrison Bryant: Finishes second in receiving yards
    1h ago

    Bryant caught three of three targets for 50 yards, including a team-high 41-yard catch, in Sunday's 16-10 loss to Baltimore.

    Bryant, who entered the contest with an average of 14.6 yards per game, finished second in yards among all receivers behind only Jarvis Landry (111 yards). It's not often that Bryant tops fellow tight ends Austin Hooper and David Njoku, but of the three, he's the only onen without a touchdown in 2021. Cleveland is off Week 13 and will resume their schedule the following week against the Ravens.

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  • Austin Hooper CLE TE
    Browns' Austin Hooper: Shut out in loss
    1h ago

    Hooper failed to catch any of three targets in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Ravens.

    Hooper, who led Cleveland's tight ends in snaps Sunday, was shut out for the second time this season. As has been well documented, the Browns utilize their tight ends as receivers, so any one of Hooper, David Njoku (five targets) or Harrison Bryant (three targets) could set themselves apart in terms of production. When it comes to playing time, however, Hooper consistently tops the position group in snaps, and he leads in overall targets/touches. The Browns are off Week 13 and will return to action the following week at home against Baltimore.

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  • Ja'Marcus Bradley CLE WR
    Browns' Ja'Marcus Bradley: Passes Higgins on depth chart
    1h ago

    Bradley caught two of two targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to Baltimore.

    Bradley was active for a second consecutive game and moved ahead of a healthy Rashard Higgins, who was made inactive for the game. With Anthony Schwartz (concussion) unavailable, Bradley served as the third wideout behind Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones. The Browns are off Week 13, which could be enough time for Schwartz to return. Cleveland next plays Baltimore in Week 14.

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  • Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE WR
    Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones: Returns to lineup
    1h ago

    Peoples-Jones caught two of five targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Ravens.

    Peoples-Jones returned to active duty after missing one week due to a groin injury, an on-going issue that's forced him to miss three of the last six games. He's the successor to Odell Beckham as the top deep threat, but the passing game is hindered by quarterback Baker Mayfield, who's dealing with multiple injuries and has completed 50.6 percent of his passes over the last three weeks. The Browns head into a bye Week 13, which could be an opportunity for Mayfield to get healthier and head coach Kevin Stefanski to fix the team's passing attack.

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  • Michael Lorenzen CIN RP
    Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Inks deal with Angels
    9h ago

    Lorenzen signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Angels on Sunday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Lorenzen pitched exclusively for the Reds across his first seven seasons in the majors, but he'll now join the Angels on a short-term deal. The 29-year-old converted all four of his save chances and posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 29 innings across 27 appearances in 2021. The right-hander will likely be in the mix for a high-leverage role with the Angels in 2022.

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  • Jon Gray COL SP
    Rangers' Jon Gray: Headed to Rangers
    10h ago

    Gray signed a four-year, $56 million contract with the Rangers on Sunday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Gray didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Rockies earlier in the offseason, so the Rangers won't be forced to give up a draft pick after signing the right-hander. The 30-year-old made 29 starts for Colorado during the 2021 campaign and logged a 4.59 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 149 innings. Gray will no longer have to pitch his home games in the altitude at Coors Field after spending his first seven major-league seasons in Colorado, and he'll have a prominent role in the Rangers' rotation in 2022.

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  • Kevin Gausman SF SP
    Blue Jays' Kevin Gausman: Signs with Blue Jays
    11h ago

    Gausman signed a five-year, $110 million contract with the Blue Jays on Sunday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    Gausman drew interest from several teams during free agency, but he'll land with the Blue Jays, who had expressed interest in the 30-year-old's services for several years. The right-hander made 33 starts for the Giants during the 2021 campaign and posted a career-best 2.81 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 192 innings.

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  • Sandy Alcantara MIA SP
    Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Agrees to extension
    11h ago

    Alcantara signed a five-year, $56 million contract extension with the Marlins on Sunday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.

    Alcantara has spent the past four seasons in Miami, and he'll remain under team control for what would be his first two years of free agency. The right-hander tossed a career-high 205.2 innings across 33 starts last year and posted a 3.19 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.

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  • Kyle Farmer CIN SS
    Reds' Kyle Farmer: Played through hernia
    13h ago

    Farmer played through a sports hernia injury over the second half of the season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reported in October. He eventually sat out the final games of the season and found out he will not need surgery this offseason.

    So far the Reds have not signed one of the many quality free agent shortstops out there, nor is it anticipated that they will do so. Farmer still has to beat out Jose Barrero for the job, if the Reds don't opt to put Barrero in center field first.

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  • Kole Calhoun ARI RF
    Rangers' Kole Calhoun: Lands deal with Rangers
    14h ago

    Calhoun signed a contract with the Rangers on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Calhoun's $9 million team option was declined by the Diamondbacks in early November after he slashed .235/.297/.373 with five homers, 17 runs and 17 RBI across 51 appearances last year. Although he dealt with hamstring issues in 2021, he'll likely be in the mix for a starting role in 2022.

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  • Isaiah Stewart DET C
    Pistons' Isaiah Stewart: Muted effort in loss
    3h ago

    Stewart ended with five points (2-7 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block over 27 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 loss to the Lakers.

    Stewart was barely noticeable during the loss, struggling to have any sort of tangible impact against the likes of Anthony Davis. It's been a rough season thus far for Stewart who came into the season with a decent amount of hype. He has certainly not lived up to expectations but is probably still a soft hold in 12-team leagues. Fantasy managers, although frustrated, should try and give him at least another game or two to see if he can play himself out of this funk.

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  • Cory Joseph DET SG
    Pistons' Cory Joseph: Plays relegated role Sunday
    3h ago

    Joseph chipped in two points (1-5 FG), two rebounds and three assists over 19 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 loss to the Lakers.

    Joseph shifted back to the bench in the loss, making way for the returning Killian Hayes. Even in starters minutes, Joseph was unable to sniff consistent 12-team value, meaning in this new role, he can be ignored in all moderately sized leagues.

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  • Josh Jackson DET SF
    Pistons' Josh Jackson: Playing time continues to dwindle
    3h ago

    Jackson contributed zero points (0-1 FG), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in seven minutes during Sunday's 110-106 loss to the Lakers.

    Jackson barely touched the court Sunday, continuing a trend that has him on the outside looking in when it comes to fantasy leagues. He has been able to put up sporadic 12-team value in the past but as of right now, he is obviously more of a passenger than a pilot.

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  • Killian Hayes DET PG
    Pistons' Killian Hayes: Hands out eight dimes in return
    3h ago

    Hayes closed with six points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and eight assists in 29 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 loss to the Lakers.

    Hayes did just enough in his return, continuing to flash his fantasy upside. The hope here is that firstly, he can stay healthy, and secondly, the coach will actually play him more than 25 minutes per night. The fact he logged 29 minutes right out of the gate could indicate he is about to step things up a bit. His offensive game is a work-in-progress, meaning only those in need of assists and steals should look his way right now.

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  • LeBron James LAL SF
    Lakers' LeBron James: Masterful in Sunday's victory
    3h ago

    James chipped in 33 points (12-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five rebounds, nine assists, one block and two steals across 37 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 victory over the Pistons.

    Despite once again coming into the game with a questionable tag, James took to the court and dominated. Injuries aside, it's been a solid season thus far for the ageless superstar. Time is beginning to catch up with James, however, and it is reasonably safe to assume he will miss at least a handful of games before the season is done.

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  • Carmelo Anthony LAL PF
    Lakers' Carmelo Anthony: Shot goes missing Sunday
    3h ago

    Anthony finished Sunday's 110-106 win over the Pistons with zero points (0-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Anthony dropped a dud Sunday, walking away with what can only be described as night to forget. After roaring out of the block to begin his Lakers career, it's been a slow and steady decline for the sharp-shooting veteran. His overall fantasy value is almost solely based on his ability to score the basketball. Obviously, on nights like this, the gaps in his game are plain for all to see.

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  • Ryan Getzlaf ANA C
    Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf: Delivers helper Sunday
    8h ago

    Getzlaf notched an assist, two shots on goal and three blocked shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Getzlaf led the Ducks in blocks, and he also set up defenseman Hampus Lindholm for the team's lone tally. The 36-year-old center had gone three games without a point as the Ducks have tallied only nine times in the last four games. He's up to one goal, 19 assists, 55 shots, 37 hits, 24 blocks and an even plus-minus rating through 22 contests overall. Getzlaf last posted a point-per-game pace in 2017-18 -- it's probably asking too much to expect that of him at this stage of his career.

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  • Hampus Lindholm ANA D
    Ducks' Hampus Lindholm: Deposits lone goal in loss
    8h ago

    Lindholm scored a goal on five shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Lindholm spoiled Jack Campbell's shutout bid at 7:26 of the third period, pinching in on offense to get the Ducks' lone tally. The goal snapped Lindholm's four-game point drought. The Swedish blueliner has two markers, six assists, 45 shots on net, 27 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 22 games this season. He was limited to six points in 18 contests last year due to injuries.

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  • Michael McCarron NSH RW
    Predators' Michael McCarron: Dropped to AHL
    8h ago

    McCarron was demoted to AHL Milwaukee on Sunday, according to CBS Sports.

    McCarron has been held without a point in 12 games with Nashville over the last two seasons. He'll likely continue to shuffle between the AHL and NHL levels.

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  • John Gibson ANA G
    Ducks' John Gibson: Can't stop surging Leafs
    8h ago

    Gibson gave up four goals on 30 shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs, who also scored an empty-netter.

    Gibson's losing skid reached four games. He performed well in the first period, but the Maple Leafs got to him twice each in the second and third stanzas. The 28-year-old is now 9-6-2 with a 2.61 GAA and a .917 save percentage through 17 starts this year. This isn't the first season where he's started hot only to tail off later, so fantasy managers will have to hope Gibson can work out of his recent skid. The Ducks have a back-to-back up next, visiting the Kings on Tuesday before hosting the Golden Knights on Wednesday -- Gibson and Anthony Stolarz will likely split those games.

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  • Aleksi Heponiemi FLA C
    Panthers' Aleksi Heponiemi: Back to minors
    8h ago

    Heponiemi was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Sunday, per CBS Sports.

    Heponiemi was promoted to be an insurance body during Florida's back-to-back games over the weekend. The 22-year-old has 11 points through 18 AHL appearances but hasn't seen any NHL action since last season.

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  • T.J. Brodie TOR D
    Maple Leafs' T.J. Brodie: Garners assist Sunday
    8h ago

    Brodie managed an assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.

    Brodie set up Auston Matthews for the opening tally at 7:48 of the second period. The 31-year-old Brodie collected two assists in four games during the Maple Leafs' now-completed road trip -- he was initially credited with two assists in a 6-2 win over the Kings, but one was taken away on a scoring change. The Ontario native has four helpers, 31 blocked shots, nine shots on net and a plus-5 rating in 23 contests despite regularly working in a top-four role.

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