Sandro ruled out of Spurs tour

first_img A statement on the club’s official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com, read: “Vlad Chiriches and Sandro have been withdrawn from the travelling party for the pre-season tour of the United States and Canada. “Romania defender Vlad has been complaining of stiffness in his lower back and is continuing to be assessed to determine the extent of the problem, while Sandro is recovering from a virus and has been kept behind on medical advice to avoid the risk of spreading the infection.” Last weekend, it was revealed striker Emmanuel Adebayor needed a short stay in hospital after suffering from malaria. Tottenham are also set to face Celtic in Helsinki before a final warm-up match against Schalke at White Hart Lane ahead of the new Barclays Premier League season opener at West Ham on August 16. Press Association Brazilian midfielder Sandro has been withdrawn from Tottenham’s squad for the pre-season tour of the United States and Canada because of a virus, the Barclays Premier League club confirmed. center_img Spurs have headed across the Atlantic for matches against Major League Soccer sides the Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC, where they should face former striker Jermain Defoe, and the Chicago Fire as new manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to assess the squad ahead of his first season at White Hart Lane. However, Sandro – who has been linked with a move away to Italian side Napoli and Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg – did not travel, while defender Vlad Chiriches will also remain in London for treatment on a back problem. last_img read more

Week 11 Fantasy RB Rankings: David Johnson continues falling, Derrius Guice returns

first_imgLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 11 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 11 Fantasy RB RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. ATL2Josh Jacobs, OAK vs. CIN3Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ DET4Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. DEN5Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. KC (in Mexico)6Le’Veon Bell, NYJ @ WAS7Nick Chubb, CLE vs. PIT8James Conner, PIT @ CLE9Damien Williams, KC vs. LAC (in Mexico)10Marlon Mack, IND vs. JAX11Devin Singletary, BUF @ MIA12Leonard Fournette, JAX @ IND13Todd Gurley, LAR vs. CHI14Alvin Kamara, NO @ TB15David Montgomery, CHI @ LAR16Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. KC (in Mexico)17Mark Ingram, BAL vs. HOU18Joe Mixon, CIN @ OAK19Brian Hill, ATL @ CAR20Carlos Hyde, HOU @ BAL21Ronald Jones, TB vs. NO22Tevin Coleman, SF vs. ARZ23James White, NE @ PHI24Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ MIN25Kalen Ballage, MIA vs. BUF26Kenyan Drake, ARZ @ SF27Miles Sanders, PHI vs. NE28Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. PIT29Sony Michel, NE @ PHI30Raheem Mostert, SF vs. ARZ31Frank Gore, BUF @ MIA32Derrius Guice, WAS vs. NYJ33Royce Freeman, DEN @ MIN34Duke Johnson Jr., HOU @ BAL35Adrian Peterson, WAS vs. NYJ36David Johnson, ARZ @ SF37Ty Johnson, DET vs. DAL38Peyton Barber, TB vs. NO39Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ CLE40Nyheim Hines, IND vs. JAX41Latavius Murray, NO @ TB42J.D. McKissic, DET vs. DAL43Tony Pollard, DAL @ DET44Tarik Cohen, CHI @ LAR45Jay Ajayi, PHI vs. NE46Gus Edwards, BAL vs. HOU47Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. DEN48Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs. NO49Darrel Williams, KC vs. LAC (in Mexico)50Jordan Wilkins, IND vs. JAX51Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. CHI52Rex Burkhead, NE @ PHI53Giovani Bernard, CIN @ OAK WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFantasy owners are also understandably worried about Alvin Kamara (@ TB) after his no-show in Week 10. A matchup against Tampa doesn’t figure to help his cause, but at least he looked healthy last week. He remains a high-end RB2 in our rankings, but obviously more touches will be needed.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIt’s not all bad news for RBs. The Chargers (vs. Chiefs in Mexico) and Bills (@ Dolphins) committees have favorable matchups, giving us at least three viable starters. Derrius Guice (vs. Jets) is expected to return from a knee injury that’s kept him out almost all season, though a tough matchup and the presence of Adrian Peterson dims our excitement there. WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPKareem Hunt (vs. Steelers) looked good with 11 touches in his season debut, often playing alongside Nick Chubb. If the Browns can keep finding creative ways to get Hunt the ball, he’ll be a FLEX most weeks. Brian Hill (@ Panthers) is also in a good spot even if Freeman does play, as he should see half the RB touches in a highly favorable matchup. (Update: Freeman is not expected to play.)MORE WEEK 11 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderLast week felt like a down one for RBs, and the outlook for this one is the same. It might be one of those weeks where going with a “high-floor” option is your best bet. There will be some big runs and cheap touchdowns, so swinging for the fences is never a bad strategy either, but clearly big days will be tough to come by. Reminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis!MORE WEEK 11:Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOS The byes hit our Week 11 fantasy RB rankings hard, taking Saquon Barkley, Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, Chris Carson, and Derrick Henry from fantasy owners. That’s four RB1s and a solid RB2. James Conner and Devonta Freeman (and likely a few others) figure to be “questionable”, at best, and several committee backs face tough matchups. All of this is making viable starters tough to find, as injury replacements only go so far. The good news? Kalen Ballage is available on most waiver wires, so…OK, that’s not really good news. Ballage did have 20 carries last week and has a favorable matchup (vs. Bills) in Week 11, so he actually is worth playing, but the definition of two-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust likely isn’t going to make or break your week. That type of impact — at least the “break” part — will come from guys like David Johnson (@ 49ers), Jordan Howard (vs. Patriots), Sony Michel (@ Eagles), and Philip Lindsay (@ Vikings). Those committee backs (yes, David Johnson is a committee back) have tough matchups and might be extra touchdown dependent. Lindsay has a little more upside because of his receiving ability, which would also be true of Johnson if he looked healthy…at all.last_img read more