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Carlos Hyde impresses in Browns' second preseason game

Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde rushed 9 times for 64 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game versus the Buffalo Bills.

What It Means:

Hyde ripped off a pair of long runs including a 26-yard dash in the first quarter. He also capped off the first drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. Hyde looked strong after playing just 3 snaps in the preseason opener last week, further solidifying his position as starting back for at least Week 1.

Our models project Hyde for 762.4 rushing yards, 191.8 receiving yards, and 5.4 total touchdowns on 212.3 total touches in 2018.

nfl 16 hours and 51 minutes

Kenley Jansen (heart) feels "great", hoping to return next week

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen feels "great." He's hoping to return early next week, far ahead of initial expectations.

What It Means:

Jansen was placed on the 10-day disabled list with an irregular heartbeat and given a four-to-six week timeline to return. It looks like he could be back well in advance of that, which would be a welcome relief for a Dodgers' team that is cycling through pitchers in an effort to replace the All-Star.

In 2018, Jansen has a 2.15 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 28.4% K%, and 32 saves.

Source: Andy McCullough

mlb 16 hours and 53 minutes

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes completes 8-of-12 passes, tosses 69-yard touchdown on Friday

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 8-of-12 passes for 138 yards, an interception, and a 69-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday.

What It Means:

Of course it was to Hill. That combination is going to cause havoc for defensive coordinators all season. Mahomes is known for his arm, and boy did he prove it; he released the touchdown pass from his own 25, and Hill caught it at the Atlanta 6 before waltzing into the end zone.

Mahomes is currently numberFire's 23rd ranked quarterback for the 2018 season. We project him for 3,314.4 passing yards, 23.0 passing touchdowns, 13.6 interceptions, and 234.2 rushing yards.

Source: NFL

nfl 17 hours and 16 minutes

Cubs-Pirates expected to start at 8:50 PM ET on Friday

Friday's game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates is expected to start at 8:50 pm ET.

What It Means:

Rain is clearing out after a nearly 2-hour delay. Skies in Pittsburgh are expected to be clear the rest of the night, leaving a solid chance the teams get the game in on Friday.

Our models give the Cubs a 51.5% chance of winning Friday's game.

Source: Pittsburgh Pirates

mlb 17 hours and 36 minutes

Marlins' Jose Urena to appeal his six-game suspension

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena plans to appeal the six-game suspension he received for hitting Ronald Acuna with a pitch on Wednesday.

What It Means:

It seems unlikely that he will win his appeal. Acuna, who had hit a home run in seven of eight games at the time of the incident, was hit with the first pitch of the game. Urena still insists that it was unintentional.

We project Urena to have a 4.54 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, with 32 K, 15 BB, and 6 home runs allowed in his remaining starts this season.

Source: Miami Marlins

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Martin Maldonado starting for Astros on Friday night

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado is in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

What It Means:

Max Stassi was behind the plate for Houston's last game, going 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored. Maldonado will take his place behind the plate tonight.

We project Maldonado to score 6.6 FanDuel points in tonight's contest.

Source: Baseball Press

mlb 18 hours and 29 minutes

Astros' Tony Kemp not starting on Friday night

Houston Astros infielder/outfielder Tony Kemp is not in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

What It Means:

George Springer was activated from the disabled list earlier today. He'll take his regular spot in the lineup, which leaves no room for Kemp tonight.

We project Kemp to hit .266 with 1 home run, 10 runs, and 7 RBI in his remaining plate appearances this season.

Source: Baseball Press

mlb 18 hours and 30 minutes

Max Stassi heading back to Astros' bench on Friday

Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi is not in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

What It Means:

Stassi, who is hitting just .191 since June 1, will be replaced by Martin Maldonado tonight.

We project Stassi to hit .232 with 3 home runs, 9 runs, and 10 RBI in his remaining plate appearances this season.

Source: Baseball Press

mlb 18 hours and 38 minutes

Cubs-Pirates to start in a rain delay on Friday

Friday's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs will start in a rain delay.

What It Means:

The game was scheduled to start at 7:05 pm ET, but will be pushed back with rain currently in the Chicago area. No word on the expected start time at the moment.

Our models give the Cubs a 51.5% chance of pulling out the win on Friday.

Source: Pittsburgh Pirates

mlb 18 hours and 44 minutes

Astros activate George Springer from 10-day disabled list

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Friday night's game against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Springer will slot right back into his lead-off role tonight in what is now a pivotal series.

We project Springer to hit .277 with 8 home runs, 25 runs, and 21 RBI in his remaining plate appearances this season.

Source: Houston Astros

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