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Angels send Shohei Ohtani for MRI after Sunday's start

Los Angeles Angels utility-man Shohei Ohtani "expressed some discomfort in his pitching arm" after Sunday's start against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Ohtani's command this season has been completely off, recording eight walks in two total starts. The two-way star has really struggled on the mound, allowing seven runs in just 1.2 total innings.

Expect Michael Hermosillo to see more at-bats if Ohtani were to miss any time in the Angels' lineup.

Jets release offensive guard Brian Winters on Sunday

The New York Jets have released right guard Brian Winters on Sunday.

What It Means:

Winters will be become a free agent after the Jets released the 29-year old guard on Sunday. By letting Winters' contract go, the Jets will reportedly save around $7.2 million of cap space.

Expect Greg Van Roten to start at right guard this upcoming season. In 704 offensive snaps in 2019, Van Roten allowed one sack and recorded a 65.6 Pro Football Focus rating.

Magic's Jonathan Isaac (knee) exits Sunday's game in fourth quarter

Orlando Magic power forward Jonathan Isaac (knee) was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings in the fourth quarter.

What It Means:

Isaac needed assistance to leave the court on Sunday after suffering a non-contact injury while driving to the basket.

Expect Terrence Ross to see more minutes if Isaac were to miss time.

Milwaukee's Marvin Williams (groin) available for Sunday's game against Rockets

Milwaukee Bucks forward Marvin Williams (groin) is available to play in Sunday's matchup against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Williams will be available after missing one game with a left groin strain. Expect the veteran to see limited minutes against the Rockets.

Willams' FanDuel price on Sunday is $3,500. The Bucks' forward is averaging 14.2 FanDuel points per game this season.

Dodgers' Mookie Betts (finger) exits Sunday's game in seventh inning

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts was forced to leave Sunday's game after suffering soreness in his middle left finger.

What It Means:

Betts appeared to be dealing with discomfort while taking swings during Sunday's matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Expect Chris Taylor to see more at-bats if Betts were to miss time.

Miami's Jimmy Butler available for Monday's matchup against Raptors

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler will be available for Monday's game against the Toronto Raptors.

What It Means:

Butler was excused from Sunday's practice for undisclosed reasons but will be available on Monday. In his usual role with Miami's starting unit, our models project Butler to score 42.7 FanDuel points.

Butler's projection against Toronto includes 21.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 6.0 assists.

Sixers' Mike Scott (knee) ruled out for Monday's matchup against Spurs

Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott (knee) will not play in Monday's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

What It Means:

Scott will miss his second straight game with right knee soreness. Matisse Thybulle should see more minutes off Philadelphia's bench on Monday.

Thybulle's current projection includes 3.9 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.0 assist.

Pacers' Victor Oladipo (knee) doubtful for Monday's matchup against Wizards

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (knee) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Washington Wizards.

What It Means:

According to head coach Nate McMillan, Oladipo will not play in back-to-backs while he recovers from his right knee injury. Expect Justin Holiday to start again on Monday if Oladipo is ruled out.

Holiday's current projection against the Wizards includes 8.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.

Lions' Geronimo Allison opts out of 2020 season

Detroit Lions wide receiver Geronimo Allison has reportedly opted out of the 2020 season.

What It Means:

Allison will not play this season despite signing a one-year deal in free agency with the Lions. Expect Danny Amendola to play snaps in 11 personnel formations.

Amendola's season-long projection includes 41.2 receptions for 447.1 yards and 1.8 touchdowns on 58.4 targets.

Indiana's Malcolm Brogdon (cervical strain) questionable for Monday's matchup against Washington

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (cervical strain) is questionable to play in Monday's game against the Washington Wizards.

What It Means:

Brogdon participated in Sunday's walkthrough but remains questionable with a cervical strain. Aaron Holiday and Justin Holiday should see a boost in minutes at the guard positions if Brogdon is ruled out again.

Brogdon's current projection against Washington includes 15.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 6.2 assists.

Source: J. Michael

Indiana's Victor Oladipo (rest) will sit Monday or Tuesday

According to head coach Nate McMillan, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo will not play in both games of a back-to-back.

What It Means:

McMillan would not reveal which upcoming game Oladipo would sit. Expect T.J. Warren to lead Indiana's offense when Oladipo is rested.

In 557 minutes with Domantas Sabonis and Oladipo off the court this season, Warren is averaging 1.0 FanDuel point per minute and a usage rate of 25.4%.

Source: Tony East

Orlando's Jonathan Isaac remains on minutes restriction on Sunday

According to head coach Steve Clifford, Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac " should be able to play around the same number of minutes as he played Friday."

What It Means:

Isaac will remain on a playing time restriction after logging 16 minutes in Friday's game. In a role with Orlando's second unit, our models project Isaac to score 26.4 FanDuel points.

Isaac's projection against the Kings includes 10.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.0 assist.

Heyman: Mets' Yoenis Cespedes reportedly opts out of 2020 season

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has reportedly opted out of the 2020 season.

What It Means:

Cespedes reportedly has decided to opt out after not reporting to the team on Sunday. J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith should see a bump in at-bats for the remainder of this season.

Smith's yearly projection includes a .239 average with 4 home runs and 10 RBI in 99 total plate appearances.

Source: Jon Heyman

Browns' Jarvis Landry (hip) lands on active/PUP list

The Cleveland Browns have place wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip) on the active/PUP list.

What It Means:

Landry had surgery on his hip earlier this offseason, but has reportedly suffered no setbacks. The receiver said his aim is to be ready for Week 1. If he does miss any time, it will be his first missed game since entering the NFL in 2014.

While the rest of the Browns struggled last year, Landry himself posted up 1,174 receiving yards on a solid 8.5 yards per target while playing opposite of a hobbled Odell Beckham Jr. If Landry does miss time to start the season, Kareem Hunt or Austin Hoopers could see a bump in their projections as players that operate near the line of scrimmage. Landry is currently numberFire's WR29 and is projected to score 126.23 fantasy points in 2020.

Boston's Alex Verdugo sitting on Sunday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo is out of Sunday's lineup against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Verdugo will head to Boston's bench against Yankees' lefty James Paxton. Expect Verdugo to see most of his at-bats against right-handers.

In 26 at-bats this season, Verdugo is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .286.

Kevin Plawecki catching for Red Sox on Sunday night

Boston Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki is batting seventh in Sunday's matchup against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Plawecki will start behind the plate on Sunday night with Christian Vazquez handling designated hitting duties, Kevin Pillar shifting to left field, and Andrew Benintendi sitting out.

Our models project Plawecki to score 7.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,100.

Jose Peraza returns to Boston's lineup on Sunday

Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Peraza is batting ninth in Sunday's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Peraza will start at second base with Tzu-Wei Lin heading to Boston's bench on Sunday.

Our models project Peraza to score 8.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,400.

Dodgers' Will Smith sitting out Sunday

Will Smith is not starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Smith and teammate Austin Barnes have flip-flopped starts so far this season, and today it's Smith's turn to get some rest.

Smith is projected to make 135 more plate appearances this season with 8 home runs, 19 runs, 21 RBI and a 0.246 batting average.

Red Sox starting Michael Chavis at first base on Sunday

Boston Red Sox infielder Michael Chavis is batting sixth in Sunday's game against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Chavis will get the start on Sunday against left-hander James Paxton.

Our models project Chavis to score 9.4 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,400.

Austin Barnes catching for Dodgers Sunday

Austin Barnes will start at catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks..

What It Means:

Barnes and teammate Will Smith have alternated catching duties for most of the season. This Sunday, Barnes will bat ninth for the Dodgers.

Barnes hasn't had much success yet this season for fantasy and is averaging 3.1 fantasy point per game. However, he's projected for 8 points in today's game and is just $2,000 on FanDuel.

Matt Beaty back to bench for Dodgers Sunday

The Los Angeles Dodgers did not list Matt Beaty as a starter for Sunday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Beaty filled in for a game at first base, but will return to the bench today.

Our models project Beaty to make 71 more plate appearances this season, with 2 home runs, 9 runs, 9 RBI, and a 0.277 batting average.

J.D. Martinez hitting third for Red Sox on Sunday

Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez is starting in Sunday's matchup against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Martinez will start in right field with Kevin Pillar shifting to left and Andrew Benintedi sitting out.

Our models project the Boston slugger to score 12.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,800.

Dodgers list Enrique Hernandez as their starter at second base for Sunday

The Los Angeles Dodgers listed Enrique Hernandez as their starting second baseman for Sunday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Hernandez was cruising out of the gates, but cooled off over the Dodgers' past few games. This will be his first start in three games. He's batting eighth in today's rotation.

numberFire projects Hernandez to score 10.1 fantasy points Sunday. He is currently listed at $2,800 on FanDuel.

Boston's Andrew Benintendi receives Sunday off

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is out of Sunday's lineup against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Benintendi will head to Boston's bench against Yankees' left-hander James Paxton.

In 24 at-bats this season, Benintendi is hitting .083 with one RBI and an on-base percentage of .333

Mitch Moreland out of Boston's Sunday lineup

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland is not starting in Sunday's matchup against the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Moreland will sit against the Yankees after Michael Chavis was announced as Boston's starting first baseman.

In 18 at-bats this season, Moreland is hitting .278 with two home runs and five RBI.

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