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Darwin Thompson reportedly has passed Carlos Hyde on Chiefs' depth chart

The Athletic's Nate Taylor reports Kansas City Chiefs sixth-round running back Darwin Thompson "appears to have leaped" Carlos Hyde on the depth chart.

What It Means:

Thompson has been working ahead of Hyde in camp this week and has even split first-team reps with Damien Williams. Head coach Andy Reid has praised the rookie's all-around abilities and a strong showing in the preseason has helped Thompson's stock too.

numberFire's models currently project Thompson for 278.2 total yards and 1.7 touchdowns. Expect those numbers to rise if he is indeed the RB2 in KC.

Source: Nate Taylor

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Yankees' Brett Gardner (toe) sitting out again on Wednesday

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner (toe) is out of the lineup again on Wednesday but is expected to start on Thursday.

What It Means:

Gardner had an ingrown toenail removed on Sunday and is getting a few days to rest. Mike Tauchman is starting center again on Wednesday.

Gardner is batting .254 with 17 homers and 67 runs scored over 418 plate appearances this season.

Source: Lindsey Adler

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Darren Waller again shining at Raiders training camp

On this week's episode of HBO's Hard Knocks, Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller received countless praise from coaches and teammates as he continued continues to impress at training camp.

What It Means:

In the episode, teammates and other members of the Raiders' organization were asked about who has been the most impressive player in camp, and Waller's name came up the most. The tight end played in only four games in 2018 after sitting out all of 2017 due to suspension. Despite admittedly still learning to play the tight end position, Waller is expected to play a significant role in the Raiders' offense this season.

numberFire's models project Waller as the TE25 in fantasy this season with 28.0 catches, 330.6 yards, and 3.7 touchdowns.

Source: HBO's Hard Knocks

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Mike Ford starting at DH for the Yankees Wednesday

New York Yankees first baseman Mike Ford is batting ninth on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Ford will also be at DH with Gary Sanchez shifting to catcher and Austin Romine headed to the bench.

numberFire's models project Ford for 6.7 FanDuel points Wednesday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Austin Romine heads to the bench Wednesday for New York

New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine is not in the lineup on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Romine heads to the bench with Gary Sanchez shifting from DH to catcher Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics.

Romine has batted .266 with 6 homers and 28 RBI over 181 plate appearances this season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Cavan Biggio is in the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio is in the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Biggio got the day off on Tuesday but is back at second base with Brandon Drury shifting over to third to give Vladamir Guerreo Jr. a breather. Biggio is batting second on Wednesday.

numberFire' models project Biggio for 9.5 FanDuel points while costing $2,900 on Wednesday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Danny Jansen riding pine Wednesday for Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is not starting on Wednesday night versus right-hander Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Reese McGuire is starting behind the bag for Toronto on Wednesday. Jansen is available off the bench.

numberFire's models expect Jansen to record 3 homers, 10 RBI, and 10 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Brandon Drury dropped to fifth in the Jays' Wednesday lineup

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Brandon Drury is batting fifth on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Drury was in the two-spot Tuesday but gets bumped down with Cavan Biggio back in the lineup on Wednesday.

numberFire's models project Drury for 8.7 FanDuel points on Wednesday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Reese McGuire will start at catcher Wednesday for Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire is in the lineup on Wednesday.

What It Means:

McGuire takes over for Danny Jansen behind the plate and will bat eighth on Wednesday.

numberFire's models project McGuire for 8.4 FanDuel points Wednesday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Derek Fisher out of Toronto's lineup versus Dodgers

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Derek Fisher is not starting on Wednesday night versus right-hander Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Fisher is taking a seat after hitting a solo home run on Tuesday. It was his fourth round-tripper in 16 games for the Blue Jays. Billy McKinney is replacing Fisher in left field on Wednesday.

Fisher is hitting just .175/.267/.475 overall for Toronto this season.

Source: Baseball Press

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