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  • May 30, 2017 7:53 PM CDT

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated reliever Brian Wilson from the disabled list before the game Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Wayne Gallman Giants Jersey . The right-hander went on the DL with nerve irritation in his pitching elbow after appearing in two games, blowing a save and taking a loss. He threw two scoreless innings for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on a rehab assignment. Wilson, who saved 171 games for the Giants between 2006-12, was 2-1 with an 0.66 ERA for the Dodgers last season. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly also announced before the game that the team optioned left-hander Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque. Rodriguez (0-0, 3.18) appeared in eight games with the Dodgers. Wayne Gallman Womens Jersey . The Padres made the moves before Fridays game at Washington. They promoted infielder Jace Peterson from Double-A San Antonio and right-hander Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso. Wayne Gallman Jersey . Locke overcame a shaky start to pitch seven innings and Josh Harrison had three hits to extend his hot streak as the Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Wednesday night.Each week, Fantasy Editor Scott Cullen and NFL Editors Ben Fisher and Mike Hetherington discuss three hot fantasy football topics. If he remains healthy, will CJ Spiller return to RB1 status this year? Cullen: I think there was some market over-correction on Spiller this year, because he was so disappointing last season, scoring only two touchdowns after so much was promised in the preseason – remember, when he would "run until he throws up" – so I could very easily see Spiller being a viable RB1 by seasons end. The challenge is how many touches he will get and, on one hand, having a shaky quarterback likely makes the Bills lean towards running the ball more. On the other hand, Fred Jackson and even depth guys Anthony Dixon or Bryce Brown will compete for carries. Fisher: If running backs continue to get hurt at the rate they are this season, and Spiller isnt one of them, then sure, I can see him sneak into the Top 10. But theres too many better backs, and Spiller is still too inconsistent - especially with Fred Jackson stealing carries in Buffalo – to be considered a Top 10 lock. Hes now just barely on the brink of Top 10 with his kick return touchdown in Week 2. If you drafted Spiller it was likely as a low-end RB2; hell still pay you dividends, just not as much as you may be hoping for through two weeks. Hetherington: In order for the Buffalo Bills to be successful this year, they must run the ball. Spiller is the most explosive back on their roster and should take over the role of the feature back within a matter of weeks. Spiller and Fred Jackson each received 12 carries against the Dolphins but Spiller averaged 5.8 yards per carry to Jacksons 2.0. Going forward, the Bills will likely be a run-first team but if Manuel can continue to be proficient in the passing game, Spiller will benefit with less eight-man box looks. Hes already a solid RB2 in my mind and will likely be a RB1 within a matter of weeks as Jackson slips lower on the fantasy radar. The Bills simply have no choice but to get the ball into Spillers hands. Which QB, if any, will end Peyton Manning and Drew Brees mini-reign atop the QB rankings? Cullen: The way is Brees is going, there could be several (okay, as a Brees owner, Im venting). At this point, to me, the only viable candidates to move up into the Top 2 are the guys I had ranked three and four in the preseason – Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers. Both have the ability to throw for 5000 yards and 30 touchdowns, and that will get a quarterback into that discussion. If I was going to reach a little more, Id consider Atlantas Matt Ryan, who could put up big numbers if Julio Jones and Roddy White stay healthy. Fisher: Its obviously early, but through two weeks neither Manning nor Brees has looked as impressive as they did the past while. But even so, the two are QB1s who could find their pace from last year any week. There are a couple QBs who could give Manning and Brees a run for their money but none Im willing to anoint the new No. 1s. Manning and Brees may not lead their position in scoring to the same degree they have recently, but their consistency shhould see them to the top of the rankings by seasons end. Evan Engram Youth Jersey. . Hetherington: These two, not surprisingly, should remain in the top-five throughout the season. However, Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck both represent threats to take over the top spot. Rodgers, while keyed-in on Jordy Nelson, threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets in Week 2 and faces another favourable matchup against the Lions secondary this weekend. If Rodgers stays in the groove he found late in the second quarter against the Jets, he will have a very strong season. Luck struggled in Week 2, but has six touchdowns (including a rushing score) so far this season. Luck is an elite-QB1 this week facing the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Manning plays the dominant Seahawks defence in Seattle. Brees should stay at the top playing at home against the Vikings. Are there any “backup” running backs youre comfortable with in your starting lineups? Cullen: In situations where there is a clear No. 1 guy, Id consider Darren Sproles, Jeremy Hill and Ahmad Bradshaw on a pretty regular basis. Then time-share guys like Joique Bell (Reggie Bush), Chris Ivory (Chris Johnson), Justin Forsett (Bernard Pierce) and Shane Vereen (Stevan Ridley) would all be reasonable choices when it comes to Flex spots. There is such a lack of depth at the running back position that anyone who can contribute consistent numbers, even in a backup role, has to be considered fair game. Fisher: As much as half the leagues backup running backs are owned in fantasy leagues, but there are only a couple I would be comfortable starting weekly. Behind maybe the best fantasy back in the league, Darren Sproles is currently outscoring LeSean McCoy and sitting near the top of the rankings through two weeks of the season. There was some concern the small back would lose the opportunities that made him a strong play in New Orleans once getting traded to Philly, but he continues to prove hes too talented to keep on the bench. Sproles probably wont keep his RB1 status all year, but he should be a decent bet as an RB2 or at worst a flex play. Im also high on Ahmad Bradshaw. While he plays more than “starter” Trent Richardson overall, Richardson still has more carries. That will probably change at some point this year. Hetherington: Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Ivory are two backups who should be owned - and played - like starters. Bradshaw is coming off a monster performance against the Eagles, when he emerged with 70 rushing yards on 13 attempts, while starter Trent Richardson had 79 yards on 21 carries. Bradshaw also emerged as a pass-catching weapon with five receptions and two touchdowns. On the Colts, Bradshaw is the better fantasy own. Ivory continues to split snaps with Chris Johnson this season but has clearly been the better back. The Jets will likely reward Ivory with more carries going forward and being the goal-line back alone makes him a worthy RB2 or FLEX play. Danny Woodhead of the Chargers could also warrant a start in points per reception leagues. Fantasy Football Report powered by Coors Light Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '