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Working the Wire: Gates Returns
Working the Wire: Gates Returns

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for Week 5's best pickups, and at the top of the list is Antonio Gates, who returns from suspension this week for Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

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Donnell hauled in five passes off of seven targets for 38 yards in Sunday's win over Buffalo.
Riddick caught five passes off five targets for 31 yards and added five rushing yards on a single carry in Monday's loss to Seattle.
Mallett (chest) participated fully in Tuesday's practice, according to the Texans' official site reports.
Butler (hamstring) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Patriots, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Polk did not participate in Tuesday's practice because of a knee injury, the Texans' official site reports.
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Fantasy Baseball News
Gee elected free agency on Tuesday, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.
Martinez is in fact not signing with the Giants and is still a free agent, ESPN's Keith Law reports.
Drew (concussion) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game.
Stroman will start Game 2 of the ALDS, the 24-year-old pitcher reported on his official Twitter page.
Gomez (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's Wildcard matchup against the Yankees, Bryan Hoch of reports.
Fantasy Basketball News
Russell left Tuesday's preseason game with a bruised glute, Time Warner's Mike Trudell reports.
Hill rolled his ankle Tuesday but said he's fine going forward, the Indianapolis Star's Nate Taylor reports.
Stokes is dealing with an illness and was not available for Tuesday's preseason game, Peter Fleischer of FOX 13 Memphis reports.
Kidd-Gilchrist underwent successful surgery Tuesday on the torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Johnson (concussion) has been cleared to play in Tuesday's exhibition against the Lakers, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.
Fantasy Hockey News
Rantanen officially made the Avs' Opening Night roster, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Elias (knee) will start the season on the non-roster injured list, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Muzzin is ready for the Kings' Wednesday night season opener against the Sharks, Lisa Dillman of LA Kings Insider reports.
King (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Dupuis will be out for at least one month with a lower-body injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Fantasy Golf News
Scott returns to traditional-length putter at Presidents Cup Andy Zunz of reports.
Fantasy College Football News
Coach Phil Montgomery announced Tuesday that Lucas (knee) is out for the season, Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World reports.
Fantasy College Basketball News
Hawkins to miss four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand.
Fantasy NASCAR News
Logano struggled with the handling of his No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion on Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, coming home with a 10th-place finish in the AAA 400 and safely transferring into the second round of the Chase of the Sprint Cup, reports.
Fantasy Soccer News
Amalfitano has left West Ham by mutual consent, the club announced Tuesday.

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