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Richie Incognito LV OG
Raiders' Richie Incognito: Will be released7h ago
The Raiders will release Incognito (Achilles/foot) before the new league year begins March 17, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Incognito is back to 100 percent, but the Raiders simply can't afford the second season of his two-year, $12.7 million contract. Rapoport hinted that Incognito could return to the Raiders under cheaper teams in 2021. Nevertheless, he's expected to be playing in the NFL next year.
Andre Smith BUF LB
Bills' Andre Smith: Staying in Buffalo7h ago
Smith signed a two-year contract worth up to $3 million Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith was set to be a restricted free agent, but the two sides have agreed to a deal. The 23-year-old linebacker played just 47 defensive snaps over 12 games in 2020, so most of his value comes on special teams. The Bills may have to let Matt Milano go, and Smith could contribute more defensively if that's the case, at least in the short term.
Odell Beckham CLE WR
Browns' Odell Beckham: Doing well with recovery11h ago
Beckham is "right on track" in his recovery from October knee surgery, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The Browns haven't provided any sort of timetable when it comes to Beckham's status other than to say he's operating ahead of schedule. Perhaps more importantly, head coach Kevin Stefanski seemed to buck the notion the team could consider trading the star receiver suggesting the Browns are "in a good spot" to keep Beckham for the 2021 season. This follows numerous reports throughout the past few months detailing various ways in which the team could get out of five-year contract Beckham signed back in 2018 with the Giants. The 28-year-old's guaranteed $12.79 million salary for next season all but assures the only recourse the Browns may have, should they even want to shed the salary, would be to trade Beckham, but an equal form of compensation might be a tough ask given his injury history over the past four years.
Cameron Jordan NO DE
Saints' Cameron Jordan: Agrees to restructured contract15h ago
Jordan agreed to restructure his contract Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jordan was originally slated to account for $18.9 million against the cap in 2021, a figure so looming in the Saints' quest to maneuver under the salary cap that some reports suggested the star pass rusher may just be a cap causality, but the worst-case scenario never came to fruition. The 31-year-old took a dramatic fall from the double-digit sack pace he'd put together over the past three seasons, tallying just 7.5 sacks despite playing all 16 games. The veteran defensive end has never missed a game in his 10-year career and is just 5.5 sacks away from recording 100 sacks in his NFL career.
Demario Davis NO OLB
Saints' Demario Davis: Contract restructured15h ago
The Saints restructured Davis' contract Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Considering the Saints still need to free up close to $50 million in cap space just to get under the salary cap ahead of the new NFL year, more of these moves will be on the horizon. Entering the second year of a three-year contract signed in September, the veteran linebacker will continue to be a critical part of a defense that solidified itself among the league's best during the 2020 season.
Ty Montgomery NO RB
Saints' Ty Montgomery: Re-signs on one-year deal15h ago
Montgomery re-signed with the Saints on a one-year deal Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
It sounds as if the contract is more incentive-laden than anything else, but it does come with a $137,500 bonus. The veteran running back played in six games last season, compiling the fewest carries (19) and rushing yards (101) since his rookie year, but almost all that production came in a meaningless Week 17 contest against the Panthers where Montgomery averaged 5.8 yards per carry.
Max Stassi LAA C
Angels' Max Stassi: Slated to catch next week3m ago
Stassi (hip) is expected to see his first spring action behind the plate early next week, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
While Stassi has yet to play the field this spring, he has logged two at-bats as DH, striking out each time. The 29-year-old underwent hip surgery last October and was not guaranteed to be ready for the start of the 2021 campaign, but it now appears that he has a good chance of being behind the plate for the Angels on Opening Day.
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Rays' Chris Archer: Looks sharp in sim game17m ago
Archer impressed with his performance in a simulated game Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "(Pitching coach Kyle Snyder) is really excited about the shape to the slider," manager Kevin Cash said. "It's as good as we've seen it, and we've seen it really good in the past. So that's encouraging."
Archer has been ramping up well thus far after missing all of last season with the Pirates due to surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. Once thought to have the talent of a legitimate staff ace, Archer has never quite been able to live up to that expectation over a full season; however, he's only being counted on as a No. 4 starter as he begins his second tour of duty in Tampa Bay, and early returns are positive. Topkin notes Archer's next step is likely his Grapefruit League debut, potentially Friday against the Red Sox.
Hudson Potts BOS SS
Red Sox's Hudson Potts: Managing oblique strain31m ago
Potts has yet to play in a spring training game due to an oblique strain, Chris Hatfield of SoxProspects.com reports.
The 22-year-old has been held out for the first week of spring games due to the injury in his first camp with the Red Sox. Potts was acquired from the Padres at last year's trade deadline in the Mitch Moreland trade. He figures to open 2021 at Double-A or Triple-A once healthy.
Tony Kemp OAK 2B
Athletics' Tony Kemp: Wielding hot bat early31m ago
Kemp, who went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in a Cactus League tie with the Mariners on Saturday, is now hitting .429 (3-for-7) over his first four spring games.
Kemp has a nice three-game hitting streak going that also includes a double, three walks and a stolen base in addition to Saturday's solo shot. The 29-year-old never left the yard in 114 plate appearances last season, but he'd slugged a combined 14 homers over the previous two seasons while logging part-time duty with the Cubs and Astros. Kemp is likely to operate in a platoon with Chad Pinder and/or Jed Lowrie (knee) at second base during the 2021 season, but Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports the veteran is also candidate to see some time in the outfield against right-handed pitchers.
A.J. Puk OAK RP
Athletics' A.J. Puk: Strong throwing session Friday40m ago
Puk threw an inning to hitters Friday, his first time doing so this spring, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports. "He was free and easy and throwing the ball good," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said.
The left-hander is being treated with plenty of caution after shoulder surgery, but he's now proceeded from bullpen sessions to facing live hitters without a hitch. Puk could throw another live batting practice or two before eventually transitioning to Cactus League game appearances.
Elvis Andrus OAK SS
Athletics' Elvis Andrus: Breaks ice with two-bagger1h ago
Andrus went 1-for-3 with a double in a Cactus League loss to the Angels on Friday, his first hit in three spring games.
The veteran infielder also stranded five men overall, but he at least got on the board with his first official hit in an Athletics uniform. Andrus does have an extensive big-league track record as a solid offensive contributor, but he has some questions to answer at the plate after generating a career-worst .194 average and .252 on-base percentage across 111 plate appearances with the Rangers in an injury-marred 2020. Oakland is counting on Andrus to enjoy a resurgent season with the bat while serving as the departed Marcus Semien's replacement at shortstop.
Anthony Lamb NBADRAFT SF
Anthony Lamb: Posts double-double in wn3h ago
Lamb generated 24 points (10-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block over 34 minutes in Friday's 110-94 win over Santa Cruz.
Lamb had a strong finish to the regular season for the Vipers, as he shot 66.7 percent from the field while leading the team in scoring, rebounds and steals during the win. Over the six games since he joined Rio Grande Valley, Lamb has averaged 18.2 points and 8.8 rebounds over 33.8 minutes per contest.
Josh Gray LSU C
Josh Gray: Sits out Friday3h ago
Gray didn't appear in Friday's 111-107 win over the Swarm for rest purposes.
Gray missed Friday's season finale after appearing in each of the first 14 games of the G League campaign. The 27-year-old averaged 13.0 points, 5.9 assists and 4.0 rebounds over 28.9 minutes per game this year.
Brian Bowen IND SG
Pacers' Brian Bowen: Scores 18 against Swarm3h ago
Bowen posted 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt), six rebounds, four assists and one block over 37 minutes in Friday's 111-107 win over the Swarm.
Bowen was limited to just 11 points across the past two matchups, but he was a key contributor in Friday's season finale against Greensboro. During his second season with the Mad Ants, Bowen averaged 11.9 points and 7.5 rebounds over 34.2 minutes per game.
Kenyon Martin Jr. HOU SF
Rockets' Kenyon Martin: Recalled from G League6h ago
Martin was recalled from the G League on Saturday, Adam Wexler of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Martin's G League season is over, and he'll re-join the Rockets. In 10 G League appearances with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, he averaged 17.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 assists in 31.5 minutes. He's unlikely to have a fantasy-relevant role with Houston the rest of the way.
Tyrell Terry DAL PG
Mavericks' Tyrell Terry: Recalled from G League7h ago
Terry has been recalled from the G League and will play for the Mavericks following the All-Star break, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Terry took advantage of his time in the G League, averaging 14.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 13 games with the Memphis Hustle. The former second-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft will finally get the chance to compete at the NBA level, and he should add depth to the Mavericks' backcourt following the All-Star break.
Nick Richards CHA C
Hornets' Nick Richards: Leading scorer off bench9h ago
Richards generated 21 points (8-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds and one assist over 23 minutes in Friday's 111-107 loss to the Mad Ants.
Richards shot 66.7 percent from the floor against the Mad Ants during the penultimate game of the G League regular season, and he led the Swarm in scoring while nearly posting a double-double off the bench. The 23-year-old is now averaging 17.0 points and 10.1 rebounds over 26.0 minutes per game this season.
Dillon Dube CGY C
Flames' Dillon Dube: Stays in groove3m ago
Dube notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers.
Dube had the secondary helper on Noah Hanifin's goal, but it was a key pass to keep the play alive. The 22-year-old Dube is up to 11 points in 22 contests this season. That would be a 40-point pace in a full campaign -- the Canadian winger could be attracting some attention in deeper fantasy formats.
Tyler Pitlick ARI RW
Coyotes' Tyler Pitlick: First multi-goal game since 20173m ago
Pitlick scored two goals in Saturday's 5-2 win over Minnesota.
Pitlick's two-goal game was his first since New Year's Eve in 2017 when he played for the Dallas Stars (against the San Jose Sharks). His first came on a pretty tip in the high slot that fooled Cam Talbot. Pitlick snapped a four-game drought and has just three goals in his last 14 games (four points). Beauty game, but that doesn't make him roster worthy.
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Golden Knights' Alex Pietrangelo: Possibly injured on blocked shot5m ago
Pietrangelo (undisclosed) will be evaluated after blocking a shot in the third period of Saturday's 4-0 win over the Sharks, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Pietrangelo posted an assist, two blocked shots, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's game. Head coach Pete DeBoer seemed concerned about Pietrangelo's status going forward, per Schoen's report from the postgame interview. For now, Pietrangelo can be considered day-to-day ahead of Monday's contest in Minnesota.
Mark Stone LV RW
Golden Knights' Mark Stone: Held out for precautionary reasons8m ago
Stone (undisclosed) was held out of the third period of Saturday's 4-0 win as a precaution, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Stone was injured in the second period, but Granger reports that head coach Pete DeBoer didn't want the star winger to push it. DeBoer added the "level of concern is small right now" in regards to Stone's status. Fantasy managers will want to check in ahead of Monday's game in Minnesota, but it seems like any absence for Stone will be a short one at the most. The 28-year-old has six goals and 27 points in 21 outings as part the leading scorer in Vegas' dynamic offense.
Sean Monahan CGY C
Flames' Sean Monahan: Collects power-play assist11m ago
Monahan posted a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers.
Monahan had the secondary helper on Johnny Gaudreau's first-period tally. The 26-year-old Monahan has three goals and three assists in seven outing since he returned from a lower-body injury. The center is up to 18 points, 50 shots on goal and a minus-2 rating through 23 games, and seven of his points have come with the man advantage.
Elias Lindholm CGY C
Flames' Elias Lindholm: Assists on both goals in loss13m ago
Lindholm recorded a pair of assists in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers.
Lindholm set up tallies by Johnny Gaudreau (on the power play) and Noah Hanifin in the contest. The 26-year-old Lindholm has been a steady producer in the top six with six goals, 16 assists, 56 shots on goal and 30 hits in 25 outings.