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Jarvis Landry CLE WR
Browns' Jarvis Landry: Labeled week-to-week3m ago
Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Landry (knee) is week-to-week due to an MCL sprain, Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reports.
Stefanski didn't officially rule Landry out for Week 3's matchup against the Bears, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, but it certainly sounds like the reliable wideout is trending toward missing some time. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network estimates that Landry could miss 2-to-3 weeks while returning to health, and according to Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram coach Stefanski has yet to determine whether a stint on IR will be necessary. It appears possible that Odell Beckham (knee) could make his season debut Week 3 if all goes well during practice, a development which would help bolster Cleveland's receiving corps in the event of Landry indeed misses time.
Odell Beckham CLE WR
Browns' Odell Beckham: Could be ready for Week 310m ago
Beckham (knee) could make his 2021 season debut versus the Bears in Week 3, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Beckham sat out Cleveland's first two contests of the 2021 season while continuing to work his way back from a torn left ACL, but as long as all goes well in practice leading up to next weekend's tilt against the Bears, it sounds like the veteran could be cleared for game-action. With Jarvis Landry (knee) considered week-to-week due to an MCL sprain, per Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN, the Browns have a particularly key need for help in the receiving corps. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that a decision on Beckham's status won't be influenced by the Landry situation, per Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, but it can't be denied that this would be a particularly helpful time for Cleveland's top wideout to return to action.
Josey Jewell DEN ILB
Broncos' Josey Jewell: Ruled out for season14m ago
Jewell has been diagnosed with a torn pectoral and won't return in 2021, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jewell underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed his season-ending diagnosis. The 2018 fourth-rounder totaled eight tackles (seven solo), one pass defense and one forced fumble across the first two weeks of the season, but Justin Strnad will likely take on a starting role with Jewell out for the season.
Jarvis Landry CLE WR
Browns' Jarvis Landry: Diagnosed with MCL sprain29m ago
Landry (knee) has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain after undergoing further medical evaluations Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Landry secured his sole target for nine yards before being forced out of Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans. The Browns haven't yet offered an official timetable for Landry's recovery, and MCL sprains can vary in severity, but it appears more likely than not that the standout wide receiver will need to miss some time. Given that a timetable for Odell Beckham (knee) to make his 2021 debut also remains unclear, it's possible that Baker Mayfield will need to rely on Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz and Rashard Higgins as his primary wide receivers during next weekend's matchup against the Bears.
Josey Jewell DEN ILB
Broncos' Josey Jewell: Undergoing MRI35m ago
Jewell will undergo an MRI to determine the specifics of the pectoral injury that he sustained Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jewell exited Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jaguars in the first half and was unable to return. While his injury is believed to be potentially significant, a better idea of his status should be revealed based on the results of his MRI. Justin Strnad and Jonas Griffith should see increased roles if Jewell misses additional time.
Deshaun Watson HOU QB
Texans' Deshaun Watson: Won't play in Week 345m ago
Coach David Culley indicated Monday that Watson will not be active for Thursday night's game against the Panthers, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
Based on the way the Texans have handled things over the first two weeks of the season, look for Watson to continue to be listed as DNP/Not Injury Related at practice before being ruled out on the team's final injury report heading into Thursday's contest. With Watson not in consideration for Week 3 activation, rookie Davis Mills would be in line to start at QB for Houston versus Carolina if Tyrod Taylor is unavailable due to the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday.
Tyler Zuber KC RP
Royals' Tyler Zuber: Inconsistent recently1m ago
Zuber has allowed three runs in his last 5.1 innings.
The right-hander has had some trouble with home runs this season, allowing six in 26.1 innings overall. Zuber's inconsistency with keeping the ball down has led to a 5.81 ERA at the major-league level, although he's been better with a 3.04 ERA in 26.2 innings with Triple-A Omaha. He'll likely remain in a low-leverage role over the final two weeks of the season.
Brad Boxberger MIL RP
Brewers' Brad Boxberger: Takes loss in woeful outing4m ago
Boxberger (5-4) took the loss in relief Sunday against the Cubs after allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. He didn't record a single out.
Boxberger couldn't retire a single batter Sunday and delivered one of his worst outings of the campaign, though it's worth noting he's now given up runs in three of his last six appearances. He owns a ballooned 17.36 ERA in just 4.2 innings through seven outings in September.
Eric Lauer MIL SP
Brewers' Eric Lauer: Strong outing in no-decision6m ago
Lauer didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Cubs after allowing one run on 5.1 innings, giving up one hit and three walks while fanning six.
Lauer has been pitching at a high level of late, allowing one or fewer runs in each of his previous four starts while also posting two quality starts in that stretch. He has gone 2-0 with a blistering 1.09 ERA in September and seems to be gearing up for a strong end of the regular season.
Peter Solomon HOU RP
Astros' Peter Solomon: Earns win in relief Sunday17m ago
Solomon (1-0) earned the win Sunday against Arizona after tossing four innings of one-run ball, allowing one hit and walking three while fanning three. He also tossed two wild pitches.
Solomon pitched at the highest level for the first time since July 1 and looked impressive, giving up just one run despite showing some command issues as his outing progressed. The sample size is really small since he's made just four big-league appearances this season, but Solomon owns a 1.29 ERA so far.
Chas McCormick HOU LF
Astros' Chas McCormick: Connects on 13th homer18m ago
McCormick went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday in the Astros' 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks.
Jose Siri and McCormick delivered back-to-back jacks in the eighth inning, with the latter's blast allowing Houston to reclaim the lead. McCormick finished the weekend with two starts in a row, but both he and Siri will see their playing time take a hit if Michael Brantley (knee) is able to make it back from the injured list later this week.
Tony Gonsolin LAD SP
Dodgers' Tony Gonsolin: Gives up three runs behind Kershaw23m ago
Gonsolin tossed 2.1 innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's 8-5 win over the Reds, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.
Gonsolin was denied a second start of the week after the Dodgers opted to use him Sunday behind Clayton Kershaw, who was on a limited pitch count in his second outing since returning from the 60-day injured list. While the setup still seemingly put Gonsolin in favorable position to potentially scoop up a win, Kershaw ended up being the pitcher of record after he departed with a 6-1 lead after five innings. Gonsolin should slot back into the Los Angeles rotation when a fifth starter is next needed Saturday in Arizona.
Ricky Rubio CLE PG
Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Expected to play key role23m ago
Rubio is in line for "a ton" of minutes as the Cavaliers' backup point guard this season, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Rubio landing in Cleveland via trade seemed like an odd fit, on paper, but the Cavs were in desperate need of a veteran, backup point guard, and Rubio's resume -- coupled with his expiring contract -- made him a strong fit. The 30-year-old said he's prepared to lend his experience to a young Cavs team hoping to push Darius Garland and Collin Sexton to the next level. Garland, in particular, figures to benefit from Rubio's tutelage. "It takes a lot of energy to have the year that [Garland] had last year," Rubio said. "He had great numbers, great year. But that can translate to a winning team. I'm going to have to challenge him in that area. I'm going to bring my experience the same way I did with Booker, the same way I did with Donovan Mitchell, the same way I did with the young stars that I had on my team." Fedor notes that a team source said Rubio will be in line for significant minutes as the Cavs' secondary ball-handler behind Garland and Sexton -- a role the veteran is eager to embrace. Coming off of an excellent showing in the Olympics, Rubio said he's feeling confident about his game. "I think I'm back on track," Rubio said. "And I feel like I'm in my prime with my career. I can bring a lot to the table. I feel the best I've ever felt." Injuries have been a theme throughout Rubio's career, but if he can stay healthy this season he should again be a valuable source of assists and steals for fantasy managers.
Bogdan Bogdanovic ATL SG
Hawks' Bogdan Bogdanovic: Fully healthy entering 2021-2237m ago
Bogdanovic recently told Chris Kirshner of The Athletic that he's fully healthy heading into the 2021-22 NBA season.
The versatile guard ended last season battling through a knee issue during the playoffs, and while he didn't miss any time, he was clearly limited during Round 2 against Philadelphia and in the Eastern Conference Finals against Milwaukee. Bogdanovic said he did not undergo offseason surgery, but he did receive a PRP shot in the knee. "I wanted to just make sure that I was 100 percent healthy at the beginning of this coming season," Bogdanovic said. "It's nothing serious where I had surgery or anything like that. I am good, and I am healthy now. That's already behind me and was a long time ago. I have no problems now." In his first season with the Hawks, Bogdanovic appeared in 44 games and turned in averages of 16.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.3 made threes per game. Over a 27-game stretch from March 30 through May 30, he put up 21.1 points, 4.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 4.4 threes per game, ranking as one of the league's most valuable fantasy guards during that run.
Dante Exum HOU PG
Rockets' Dante Exum: Returns to Rockets2d ago
Exum signed an undisclosed contract Saturday to return to Houston, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Exum was acquired from the Cavaliers in the three-team deal which sent James Harden to Brooklyn in January. He was battling a calf injury at the time and wound up missing the rest of the season, so he's yet to play a game for his new team.
Petr Cornelie DEN PF
Nuggets' Petr Cornelie: Signs two-way contract with Denver3d ago
The Nuggets signed Cornelie to a two-way contract Friday.
Denver drafted Cornelie 53rd overall in 2016 with the intentions of letting him develop overseas before entering the NBA. Last year, the 6-foot-11 forward played in France's top league and averaged 14.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and shot 44.2 percent from three.
Devontae Cacok LAL PF
Nets' Devontae Cacok: Signs with Brooklyn3d ago
The Nets signed Cacok on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Cacok will head to the Nets' training camp and compete for a two-way spot on the opening night roster. The 6-foot-7 forward appeared in 20 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 2.0 points and 1.6 rebounds across 4.9 minutes per game.
Frank Ntilikina DAL PG
Mavericks' Frank Ntilikina: Signs with Mavericks4d ago
Ntilikina has signed with the Mavericks, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Ntilikina was a free agent for about a month after the Knicks renounced his rights in early August. The former 2017 first-round selection struggled to find playing time last season while dealing with COVID-19 issues and various injuries. The guard appeared in just 33 games averaging 2.7 points with New York in 2020-21. Ntilikina will presumably be buried on the Mavericks' depth chart behind Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson and Trey Burke to begin the 2021-22 season.
Trevor Zegras ANA C
Ducks' Trevor Zegras: Deemed 'fine' after injury1m ago
Zegras was classified as 'fine' by the organization following his injury in Saturday's contest, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Zegras played in 24 games for the Ducks last year in which he recorded three goals on 53 shots, 10 assists and 12 PIM while averaging 15:24 of ice time. The 20-year-old center should be a regular in Anaheim's lineup this season and could push for the 40-point threshold.
Charlie Coyle BOS C
Bruins' Charlie Coyle: Won't be 100 percent in camp13m ago
Coyle (knee) is expected to still be dealing with his knee injury when training camp opens.
Despite the fact that the team announced Coyle will be limited for the start of training camp, there was no indication that his knee problem will prevent him from being ready for Opening Night against the Stars on Oct. 16. The 29-year-old Massachusetts native will slot into the second-line center role following the departure of David Krejci in the offseason, which could see him challenge for the 40-point threshold for the third time in his career.
Travis Zajac NYI C
Devils' Travis Zajac: Announces retirement2h ago
Zajac will retire as a New Jersey Devil after signing a one-day contract with the club Monday.
Zajac spent 15 years playing for the Devils before being traded to the Islanders at the deadline this past season. Selected by New Jersey with the 20th overall pick in the 2004 NHL Draft, the 36-year-old center racked up 203 goals and 349 assists in 1037 NHL games, plus another 30 points in 71 playoff contests.
Nolan Patrick LV C
Golden Knights' Nolan Patrick: Signs two-year extension13h ago
Patrick signed a two-year, $2.4 million contract extension with the Golden Knights on Sunday.
Patrick was dealt to Vegas in mid-July, and his extension will keep him with the club for at least two more years. The 23-year-old returned to the ice last year after he missed the 2019-20 campaign due to health issues, and he recorded four goals and nine points across 52 games with the Flyers.
Trevor Zegras ANA C
Ducks' Trevor Zegras: Exits Sunday's game16h ago
Zegras (leg) left Sunday's Rookie Tournament game against Colorado and is not expected to return, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Zegras took a slash to the back of the leg in Sunday's contest and immediately went back to the locker room. It's unclear how severe his injury is but it's possible that he was kept out of the game as a precaution. The 20-year-old forward scored three goals and 13 points in 24 games as a rookie last season.
Kailer Yamamoto EDM RW
Oilers' Kailer Yamamoto: Signs one-year deal with Oilers2d ago
Yamamoto signed a one-year, $1.175 million contract with the Oilers on Saturday.
Yamamoto broke out to the tune of 11 goals and 26 points through just 27 games in 2019-20, but the 5-foot-8 winger was unable to live up to his lofty expectations in 2020-21, totaling just eight goals and 21 points through 52 contests. The 2017 first-round pick will be looking to secure a major pay raise during the 2021-22 campaign.