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  • Ray-Ray McCloud SF WR
    49ers' Ray-Ray McCloud: Catches one pass in win
    2h ago

    McCloud caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 24-9 win over the Rams.

    McCloud now has just one catch in each of the 49ers' first four games. Operating as San Francisco's No. 4 receiver, McCloud is not seeing enough opportunities on offense to be considered a viable fantasy starter. The 25-year-old wideout played on just nine of the team's offensive snaps, the least of any 49ers wideout in the contest. McCloud should remain off the fantasy radar when the 49ers visit the Panthers in Week 5.

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  • Tevin Coleman SF RB
    Tevin Coleman: Plays one offensive snap
    2h ago

    Coleman failed to record a single rushing attempt in Monday's 24-9 win over the Rams.

    Coleman was a complete non-factor Monday, seeing the field for just one offensive snap. The veteran running back was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Monday's night game, but it was starter Jeff Wilson who saw the vast majority of the work out of the backfield. With his lack of involvement in his first game back, Coleman is difficult to trust for fantasy at this point. The 49ers visit the Panthers in Week 5.

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  • Jordan Mason SF RB
    49ers' Jordan Mason: Not part of offense in win
    2h ago

    Mason failed to record a single rushing attempt in Monday's 24-9 win over the Rams.

    Mason did not play any offensive snaps Monday. Instead, the rookie running back saw the field for 17 snaps on special teams. Meanwhile, starter Jeff Wilson handled almost all of the team's work out of the backfield with 33 offensive snaps, ceding one carry to fellow veteran Tevin Coleman. It appeared Mason would have the opportunity to see increased involvement in the running game after injuries to both Elijah Mitchell (knee) and Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle), but that just hasn't come to fruition. The 23-year-old will look to make the most of any opportunities he may earn when the 49ers visit the Panthers in Week 5.

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  • Justin Watson KC WR
    Chiefs' Justin Watson: Targeted once in win
    2h ago

    Watson failed to secure his lone target in Sunday's 41-31 win over the Buccaneers.

    Watson was held without a catch on one target for the second straight week, playing just 14 of the Chiefs' 80 offensive snaps Sunday. With so many mouths to feed in Kansas City, the veteran wideout find himself as an afterthought in the offense behind fellow receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Juju Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman and Skyy Moore. Watson should remain out of fantasy lineups when the Chiefs host the Raiders in Week 5.

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  • Skyy Moore KC WR
    Chiefs' Skyy Moore: Catches two passes in win
    3h ago

    Moore caught two of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 41-31 win over the Buccaneers.

    Moore played 22 offensive snaps in Week 4, marking his highest total of the season so far. It's possible the Kansas City coaching staff is making an effort to get the rookie more involved as the season goes on, as his playmaking ability would be a great weapon for the Chiefs' high-flying offense. With that said, Moore operated as the team's No. 4 wideout behind Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Juju Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is spreading the ball around to his pass catchers thus far, so Moore's piece of the offensive pie could continue to be limited barring injuries to his fellow receivers. The 22-year-old's increased usage is a promising sign, but he'll likely be difficult to trust for fantasy in a Week 5 matchup with the Raiders.

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  • Mecole Hardman KC WR
    Chiefs' Mecole Hardman: Catches one pass in win
    3h ago

    Hardman caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 41-31 win over the Buccaneers.

    On a day when the Chiefs offense was clicking, Hardman was not a major part of the game plan and saw just one target in the passing game. The veteran wideout operated as the Chiefs' No. 3 receiver, playing behind Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Juju Smith-Schuster while playing 46 percent of the team's offensive snaps. Though the wideout has the ability to make big plays, Hardman's limited opportunities make him hard to trust in a Week 5 matchup with the Raiders.

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  • Dinelson Lamet COL RP
    Rockies' Dinelson Lamet: Effective across two innings
    6h ago

    Lamet allowed one hit across two scoreless innings with four strikeouts to earn a hold Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Lamet was claimed off waivers Aug. 5 and has stuck in the majors since, appearing in 19 games for the Rockies. He's pitched primarily in low-leverage situations, though he has racked up three holds and also worked multiple innings four times. All told, Lamet maintained a 4.05 ERA with a 29:10 K:BB across 20 innings during his time with Colorado.

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  • Spencer Torkelson DET 1B
    Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Ends hitless stretch
    6h ago

    Torkelson went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run during a 9-6 loss in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    Torkelson delivered his sixth three-hit game of the season with singles in the third and fifth innings and a solo home run in the sixth. The trio of hits snapped a 23 at-bat hitless stretch over the 23-year-old's previous seven contests as the top prospect has endured a rough ending to what has been a disappointing rookie season. Torkelson is slashing .204/.285/.607 with eight home runs, 37 runs and 28 RBI in 109 games.

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  • Abraham Toro-Hernandez SEA 2B
    Mariners' Abraham Toro: Homers, drives in four
    6h ago

    Toro went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two additional RBI during a 9-6 victory in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    Toro took Detroit pitcher Elvin Rodriguez deep in the fourth before adding a two-run single the next inning to give Seattle the lead for good. The long ball is the 25-year-old's first since Aug. 31 as he'd batted just 6-for-44 with two doubles and two walks during the 18-game drought.

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  • Cal Raleigh SEA C
    Mariners' Cal Raleigh: Collects three hits, homer
    6h ago

    Raleigh went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in a 9-6 win in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    Raleigh started at DH in the nightcap and delivered his second three-hit game of the season, singling in the third and sixth and cracking a solo shot in the fifth. The long ball is the backstop's 27th of the campaign as four of his last eight hits have left the yard. Raleigh's .278 isolated power would rank fourth in MLB if he had enough at-bats to qualify.

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  • Randal Grichuk COL RF
    Rockies' Randal Grichuk: Power picking up
    6h ago

    Grichuk went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Grichuk broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with his 19th homer of the season. It was his fourth long ball across his last eight games, which has helped him close an otherwise disappointing campaign in positive fashion. Across 534 plate appearances this season, Grichuk is hitting only .259/.300/.426.

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  • Sean Bouchard COL LF
    Rockies' Sean Bouchard: Tallies third homer
    6h ago

    Bouchard went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Bouchard took Julio Urias yard in the third inning to tally the third home run of his career. The performance continued his impressive close to the season, as he now has seven extra-base hits across his last six starts. Bouchard has maintained a .306/.452/.514 line across his first 93 plate appearances in the majors, and he's taken advantage of his opportunity to make a case for a roster spot with the big-league club in 2023.

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  • Damian Lillard POR PG
    Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Continues strong preseason play
    4h ago

    Lillard produced 21 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 24 minutes in Tuesday's 118-101 loss to the Jazz.

    Lillard looks like his usual self with no signs of the injury that sidelined him for two-thirds of last season. The Trail Blazers need a solid second scoring option to emerge for the team, and once the team smooths out the kinks, Anfernee Simons and Lillard should both excel in the backcourt.

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  • Collin Sexton UTA SG
    Jazz's Collin Sexton: Supplies 13 points from bench
    4h ago

    Sexton produced 13 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and an assist across 17 minutes in Tuesday's 118-101 win over the Trail Blazers.

    Sexton has only been with the team a little over a month, and after missing most of last season with a torn meniscus, seeing Sexton on the bench isn't a huge surprise. Before too long, Sexton should find his way into the starting lineup, as Utah didn't sign him to a $72 million contract to come off the pine.

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  • Kelly Olynyk UTA PF
    Jazz's Kelly Olynyk: Scores 12 points in start
    5h ago

    Olynyk posted 12 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, six assists and two steals across 24 minutes in Tuesday's 118-101 win over the Trail Blazers.

    Olynyk bounced back after going scoreless in the first preseason game. The veteran has huge shoes to fill, and life without Rudy Gobert will be an uphill battle for the Jazz. Olynyk won't be alone in trying to fill that hole, as Lauri Markkanen and Jarred Vanderbilt are quality frontcourt additions to help the cause.

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  • Mike Conley UTA PG
    Jazz's Mike Conley: Returns as Utah's floor general
    5h ago

    Conley supplied 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, a rebound and a steal across 22 minutes in Tuesday's 118-101 win over the Trail Blazers.

    The departures of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert represent massive losses for the Jazz, but Conley and Jordan Clarkson are back as remnants of the old guard in Salt Lake City. There's plenty of production to absorb without Mitchell, and Conley's a sharpshooter who can get hot beyond the arc while directing the offense.

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  • Jordan Clarkson UTA PG
    Jazz's Jordan Clarkson: Leads all Jazz scorers in win
    5h ago

    Clarkson posted 19 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), two rebounds, an assist and a steal across 23 minutes in Tuesday's 118-101 win over the Trail Blazers.

    There's no doubt that Clarkson will play an essential role as the Jazz try to move on without Donovan Mitchell. Although he drew the start Tuesday, it's more likely that Collin Sexton will begin the season as the team's starting shooting guard. Clarkson is most at home as an offensive spark off the bench, and conventional wisdom suggests that his role will remain the same.

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  • Julius Randle NY PF
    Knicks' Julius Randle: Drops 15 in preseason win
    9h ago

    Randle scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding six rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes during Tuesday's preseason win over the Pistons.

    Coming off a disappointing and turbulent season that still saw him average nearly 20 points and 10 rebounds a game, Randle is looking to re-establish himself as a reliable part of the Knicks' lineup this year. The 27-year-old still has three years plus a player option left on his current contract, and while a bounce-back campaign could make it easier for the front office to trade him, showing strong chemistry with RJ Barrett and new addition Jalen Brunson could also get him back in the organization's good graces.

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  • Gage Quinney LV LW
    Golden Knights' Gage Quinney: Injured on high hit
    8h ago

    Quinney suffered an upper-body injury and won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

    Quinney got hit by Michael Carcone early in the second period. The 27-year-old Quinney is on an AHL contract this year, so he was unlikely to make the NHL roster barring the Golden Knights having a desperate need for forward depth. It's unclear what kind of timeline he's facing for a return.

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  • John Tavares TOR C
    Maple Leafs' John Tavares: Back on ice
    9h ago

    Tavares (oblique) has resumed skating, reports Sportsnet.ca.

    This is great news, but the timetable for his return hasn't changed. Tavares will likely miss at least the first six games of the regular season.

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  • Nicholas Robertson TOR LW
    Maple Leafs' Nick Robertson: Among preseason scoring leaders
    10h ago

    Robertson has seven preseason points, tied with Matt Duchene and Timo Meier for the NHL preseason lead.

    Robertson has thrived because of his incredible shot. Rocket Richard winning teammate, Auston Matthews says "... he probably shoots it harder than anybody on the team." Heady praise. Coach Sheldon Keefe has also been impressed, saying these preseason games "are the best I've seen Nick look in a Leafs jersey." Robertson has not secured an NHL role this season and may still end up in the AHL. But his game is improving and that's what the team and dynasty managers want to see.

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  • Ivan Barbashev STL LW
    Blues' Ivan Barbashev: Expected to be fine
    10h ago

    Barbashev is dealing with a lower-body injury, but head coach Craig Berube expects him to be fine, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

    Barbashev sustained the minor injury prior to Tuesday's preseason game versus the Wild. Given Berube's small amount of concern, Barbashev shouldn't be at risk of losing time to begin the season.

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  • Nick Paul TB LW
    Lightning's Nick Paul: Coming off best season of career
    10h ago

    Paul is centering the Lightning's third line in training camp.

    The team experimented early with Paul in a top-six role, but moved him between Russ Colton and Cole Koepke, and the trio are poised to be the Bolts' shutdown trio. Paul is coming off the best season of his NHL career (16 goals, 32 points in 81 games with the Sens and Bolts). And he was especially impressive in Tampa with 14 points in 21 games. Paul won't see power play time but could be a decent even-strength performer for managers in deep formats.

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  • Kevin Mandolese OTT G
    Senators' Kevin Mandolese: Drops back to AHL
    10h ago

    Mandolese was reassigned to AHL Belleville following Tuesday's game versus the Canadiens

    Mandolese may continue to bounce between levels, but it's expected he starts the year in the AHL. Anton Forsberg and Magnus Hellberg are expected to be the Senators' goaltending tandem to start the season.

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