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Ko Kieft TB TE
Buccaneers' Ko Kieft: Impressive gain on first pro catch4h ago
Kieft brought in his only target for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.
The rookie tight end was impressive on his first pro reception, and he logged just nine snaps from scrimmage overall along with 17 on special teams. Kieft's catch aside, the sixth-round pick's primary role on offense will continue to be as a blocker unless injuries strike multiple players in front of him at tight end.
Ryan Succop TB K
Buccaneers' Ryan Succop: Notches seven points in loss4h ago
Succop hit his only field-goal attempt from 45 yards and drilled all four PATs in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.
Succop made good on all his chances to put points on the board, continuing the strong start to his season in the disappointing home loss. The veteran boasts a 90 percent success rate on field goals and remains perfect on his seven extra-point tries, and a Week 5 home matchup versus the Falcons could yield an abundance of scoring opportunities given Atlanta's defensive deficiencies.
Cade Otton TB TE
Buccaneers' Cade Otton: Season-high three catches Sunday4h ago
Otton secured three of four targets for 29 yards in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.
Otton set new career highs across the board after logging his first pro reception in Week 3. The rookie's snaps have encouragingly increased in each of his first three games, topping out at a robust 43 on Sunday night. Otton could continue to see his role expand in a Week 5 home matchup against the Falcons.
Russell Gage TB WR
Buccaneers' Russell Gage: Limited to two grabs in loss4h ago
Gage brought in two of four targets for 24 yards during the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Saints on Sunday night.
With Chris Godwin and Julio Jones available to start the game after overcoming their questionable designations, Gage saw exponentially less volume than in Week 4, despite the fact Jones was ultimately limited to just 18 snaps. Gage logged 41 in his own right, but he still generated his lowest reception and yardage totals since Week 1 against the Cowboys. With Jones' health once again in question due to his knee issues, Gage could be in line for a return to a larger role against his old Falcons teammates in a Week 5 home clash.
Rachaad White TB RB
Buccaneers' Rachaad White: Expanded role in loss4h ago
White rushed three times for six yards and a touchdown, brought in all five targets for 50 yards, returned two kickoffs for 51 yards and lost a fumble in the Buccaneers' 41-31 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night.
The rookie logged a season-high 24 snaps (38 percent) from scrimmage and produced plenty with them, scoring his first NFL touchdown from one yard out late in the third quarter and also generating new career highs in receptions and receiving yards. Both Leonard Fournette and White were stymied on the ground, however, and the latter's expanded role in the air attack may have largely been the result of a game script that saw the Buccaneers trail throughout the game. White's fumble on the opening kickoff also set the Chiefs up in prime position for their first touchdown, but the fact the ASU product still saw all the action he did subsequent to that supports the notion both he and the coaching staff have moved past the flub.
Tyler Bass BUF K
Bills' Tyler Bass: Hits walk-off kick in Week 4 win6h ago
Bass made all three of his field-goal tries -- including the game-winner as time expired -- in Sunday's win over the Ravens. He also made both extra-point tries.
The capable Bass has only missed one kick all season, with a 7-for-8 performance on field goals while making all 13 of his extra-point tries. In fact, Bass is perfect on 64 extra-point tries over the last two seasons and hasn't missed one since Week 14 of 2020. Bass is currently tied for fifth in the league with 34 points, as he continues to be a reliable fantasy kicker.
Taylor Ward LAA RF
Angels' Taylor Ward: Keeps mashing Monday5m ago
Ward went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Monday's extra-inning loss versus the Athletics.
Ward continued his torrid stretch with two more hits Monday, both doubles. Over his last 18 games, he is batting .426 (29-for-68) with seven doubles, five home runs and 26 combined runs and RBI. Ward has had a streaky season, but he is finishing on an upswing, which is validated by his near-elite Statcast metrics. He should be a great option for fantasy managers in 2023.
Seth Brown OAK 1B
Athletics' Seth Brown: Drives in three runs7m ago
Brown went 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in Monday's 5-4 extra-inning win against the Angels.
Brown led the offense in Oakland's comeback victory over the Angels on Monday. He collected two hits for the second game in a row, including his third triple of the season and a big two-run single to tie the game at 4-4 in the ninth inning and send the game to extras. Hover his last 10 games, Brown is batting .286 (10-for-35) with two homers, two steals, six runs scored and 10 RBI.
Livan Soto LAA SS
Angels' Livan Soto: Productive from leadoff spot8m ago
Soto went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Monday's extra-inning loss to the Athletics.
The 22-year-old has exploded onto the season for the Angels over the last few weeks, and he kept it going with a strong game batting out of the leadoff spot Monday. Soto's multi-hit effort was his eighth over his last 10 games, during which he is 18-for-36. Soto will likely come back to earth next season, as he sports an unsustainable BABIP north of .500, but he will be worth keeping an eye on to see if he earns regular playing time next season.
Adrian Martinez OAK SP
Athletics' Adrian Martinez: Rough end to season11m ago
Martinez allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over 4.1 innings against the Angels Tuesday. He fanned five and did not factor into the decision.
Marinez's season came to a close with a rocky start Monday, as he surrendered four runs for the fourth time in his final five starts. A silver lining is that none of the runs Monday came via the home run after he allowed seven over his previous four starts. The rookie finishes the season 4-6 with a 6.24 ERA over 57.2 innings.
Patrick Sandoval LAA SP
Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Ends season on high note13m ago
Sandoval allowed five hits and one walk with six strikeouts over six scoreless innings in Monday's extra-inning loss versus the Athletics. He did not factor into the decision.
After failing to record a quality start in each of his previous four starts entering Monday, Sandoval turned one of the better starts of the season. He allowed one or fewer walks for just the seventh time and picked up his 11th quality start despite starting 27 times in 2022. He finishes with a 2.91 ERA in 148.2 innings.
Tony Gonsolin LAD SP
Dodgers' Tony Gonsolin: Pitches two innings in return2h ago
Gonsolin (forearm) tossed two innings against Colorado on Monday, allowing one run on three hits and no walks while striking out three batters in a no-decision.
Gonsolin missed over a month while dealing with a right forearm strain, so his start Monday was intentionally brief. The right-hander threw 40 pitches (24 for strikes) and did well by striking out three batters, though a trio of Rockies hits in the second inning resulted in a run against him. Gonsolin finished the regular season with a standout 2.14 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over 130.1 innings, but the time missed due to injury means he won't qualify to be among the league leaders in those categories. Gonsolin will next throw a simulated game Sunday, and if that goes well, he's expected to be placed on the NLDS roster as a potential starter in Game 3 or 4, per Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA.
John Wall LAC PG
Clippers' John Wall: Plays 14 minutes7m ago
Wall recorded five points (1-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists and a rebound across 14 minutes in Monday's 102-97 exhibition win over the Trail Blazers.
Imagining a pre-injury Wall alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George is a tantalizing proposal for the Clippers, but Wall will have to prove himself. Reggie Jackson is as solid as they come at the point, and neither player has much experience playing off the ball at shooting guard. It's unlikely that either player will adjust to a different role, so it appears that the two will share the point guard duties, with Jackson having the edge to start in the short term.
Paul George LAC SF
Clippers' Paul George: Looks good in exhibition20m ago
George posted 12 points (4-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal across 16 minutes in Monday's 102-97 win over the Trail Blazers.
Seeing George and Kawhi Leonard together on the floor is surely a source of delight for Clippers fans. The duo last played together in the 2020-21 playoffs, and injuries have plagued both players since then. George only mustered 31 games last season, so the pressing question facing the Clippers is the overall health of their two marquee players. The preseason opener was definitely an encouraging sign.
Amir Coffey LAC SG
Clippers' Amir Coffey: Leads bench with 15 points28m ago
Coffey recorded 15 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), two assists, two rebounds and a steal across 24 minutes in Monday's 102-97 exhibition win over the Trail Blazers.
One shouldn't read too much into Coffey's preseason outing, as the team elected to ride a hot hand. The team is loaded with guard talent, and despite a promising 2021-22 campaign with the team, his role will likely diminish, especially John Wall can play at a high level after an extended absence from the game.
Kawhi Leonard LAC SF
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard: Sharp in return to action36m ago
Leonard tallied 11 points (3-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals across 18 minutes in Monday's 102-97 win over the Trail Blazers.
After missing all of 2021-22 with a torn ACL, Leonard enters his 11th NBA season with some questions around his ability to stay healthy. He's only played 109 games over three seasons with the Clippers, so the promise of his tandem with Paul George has yet to reach its full potential. His preseason debut showed flashes of his former self, as he was very active defensively and didn't seem afraid to test his knee. If he and George can avoid injury, the team should be a force to be reckoned with in the West.
Kendrick Nunn LAL SG
Lakers' Kendrick Nunn: Supplies nine points in start1h ago
Nunn turned in nine points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), two rebounds and an assist across 20 minutes in Monday's 105-75 exhibition loss to the Kings.
Nunn will be an interesting wrinkle in the Lakers' bid ti return to the playoffs. After two productive seasons with the Heat, Nunn suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss all of last season. The Lakers are in desperate need of shooting support, so if Nunn can shake off the rust and play like he did in Miami, he could provide a much-needed shot in the arm for the offense. It's too soon to tell, but there's a good chance he will be in the starting lineup alongside Russell Westbrook when the season begins.
Cole Swider LAL PF
Lakers' Cole Swider: Scores 10 points from bench1h ago
Swider posted 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) across 19 minutes in Monday's 105-75 loss to the Kings.
Although good Summer League campaigns aren't necessarily indicators of future success, the undrafted rookie out of Syracuse did enough to warrant a higher spot on the depth chart. The Lakers definitely need upgrades in their second and third unit, and Swider is a good source of perimeter shooting to supplement their arsenal.
Brett Pesce CAR D
Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Suffers lower-body injury7h ago
Pesce (lower body) will not return to Monday's preseason tilt against Columbus.
Pesce registered a plus-1 rating in 12:04 of ice time before exiting Monday's game. The injury isn't believed to be serious but another update should be available this week. The 27-year-old figures to hold a top-four role with the Hurricanes again this season.
Tyler Benson EDM LW
Oilers' Tyler Benson: Exits with injury7h ago
Benson (lower body) will not return to Monday's preseason game against Vancouver, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Benson skated for just 3:57 before exiting Monday's contest. The 24-year-old winger scored two points in 29 games with the Oilers last season. More information on his status should be available in the coming days.
Collin Delia VAN G
Canucks' Collin Delia: Starting Monday10h ago
Delia will draw the start for Monday's preseason game in Edmonton, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Delia signed a one-year deal with Vancouver this offseason to be Thatcher Demko's primary backup. The 28-year-old posted a 3.85 GAA and an .899 save percentage in nine games with Chicago last season.
Oskar Sundqvist DET C
Red Wings' Oskar Sundqvist: Might not miss too much time10h ago
Sundqvist (undisclosed) remains day-to-day, but the Red Wings expect him to be ready for the onset of the regular season, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
While Sundqvist is missing valuable time in training camp, he shouldn't have trouble ultimately reprising his role in the bottom six for a Wings team that will rely on him for his penalty-killing talents.
William Carrier LV LW
Golden Knights' William Carrier: No timetable for return11h ago
Carrier (abdomen) could rejoin the team later this week but there's currently "no firm timeline" for his return, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
With just over a week until Opening Night, Carrier's status remains unclear. The 27-year-old winger tallied nine goals and 20 points through 63 games last season. Paul Cotter has ben skating in his spot during practice.
Ben McCartney ARI LW
Coyotes' Ben McCartney: Suffers lower-body injury12h ago
McCartney (lower body) is considered day-to-day, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
McCartney appeared in his first two NHL games last season but spent most of the year with AHL Tucson. Assuming he's healthy, the 21-year-old forward will likely begin the year at the AHL level.