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Pro Football Talk is reporting New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall (shoulder) underwent x-rays on his shoulder Monday night. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning over-threw Marshall on a deep pass down the sideline in which the veteran wideout laid out to catch the ball. However, with Jabrill Peppers closing in to blow up the play, Marshall appeared to have made a "business decision" and pulled up at the last minute, ultimately dropping the pass. Still taking a shot from Peppers, Marshall suffered an apparent shoulder injury as a result. He would leave the game to undergo x-rays in the locker room, ending his night. Since the results have not yet been announced, Marshall's injury situation is worth monitoring. If Marshall misses time, Sterling Shepard's fantasy value will skyrocket.


New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) left Monday night's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns with a sprained ankle. (Source: Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beckham was at the receiving end of a severe hit to the lower body while jumping up to catch a pass Monday night against the Browns. Although the hit appeared flagrant, Briean Boddy-Calhoun was not penalized. After laying on the ground in obvious pain, Beckham jogged off into the locker room, at which time he collapsed to his knees in severe pain while in the tunnel. The good news is that the initial x-rays returned negative, but did, however, reveal that he suffered a sprained ankle. Its severity is not yet known. I'd expect Beckham to remain sidelined for the remainder of the preseason as a result of tonight's scare.


104.3 the Fan Denver's Brandon Stokley is reporting the Broncos will name Trevor Siemian their starting quarterback for the 2017 season. (Source: 104.3 the Fan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Siemian will be the Broncos' QB1 entering the 2017 season. Beating out Paxton Lynch in training camp and for the first two preseason games to win the job, Siemian should immediately be slated in the mid-to-back end QB2 tier for fantasy football purposes. However, unless you play in league's in which you can start two QBs, Siemian should remain undrafted in upcoming fantasy drafts.


Anquan Boldin to retire

Sun, Aug 20th 8:17pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

BUF

ESPN's Jim Trotter is reporting Buffalo Bills wide receiver Anquan Boldin has informed the team he is retiring. (Source: Jim Trotter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Boldin, who signed with the Bills earlier in the month, told the team he is retiring. From a fantasy perspective, Zay Jones and Jordan Matthews' fantasy stock will rise. They are in line to open the year as the team's WR1 and WR2 respectively. However, the biggest beneficiary could be Charles Clay, who is expected to emerge as one the Bills' top red zone threats in Boldin's absence.


Mike Gillislee (hamstring) will not play in New England's second preseason game on Saturday night in Houston. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This comes as no surprise as the free agent addition hasn't practiced at all over the past two weeks. Gillislee was considered a sexy, high upside fantasy pick over the off-season, but his continued absence is cause for concern. Rex Burkhead has been playing the "early down" role in his place.


Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone told the media the team's starting quarterback job is "up for grabs." (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Following Jacksonville's 12-8 loss to the Buccaneers Thursday night, Marrone announced that there is a competition between Blake Bortles and Chad Henne for the team's starting quarterback job. This wasn't always the case, however. Although Bortles was likely viewed the clear-cut option to be under center in Week 1, he struggled mightily Thursday night as well as in training camp thus far -- he overthrew wide open receivers a number of times -- which likely caused this competition to brew. A top 10 fantasy signal caller in each of the past two seasons, Bortles is an atrocious QB in "real football" and may be out of a job sooner rather than later.