The Rush: Serena Fever takes over U.S. Open as Williams gets set for second round match

Serena Williams looks to extend her professional tennis career against No. 2 Anett Kontaveit in their second round match at the U.S. Open, Dak Prescott is the only quarterback currently on the Dallas Cowboys roster and Yahoo Fantasy analyst Matt Harmon lets us in on a secret… a sleeper at wide receiver for your fantasy football draft!

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JARED QUAY: Cowboy fans are going to see a lot of Dak Prescott this season because he's the only quarterback on the Cowboys roster right now.

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JARED QUAY: Dallas released backup quarterbacks Cooper Rush and Will Grier on Tuesday according to Todd Archer of ESPN. But don't worry, there's still plenty of time for Dallas to pick up another quarterback before the season starts. If not, Ezekiel Elliott might have to be lining up in the Wildcat up there.

For fantasy junkies like me, the NFL preseason is the perfect place to pin down potential sleepers for my draft board. And we here at "The Rush" have drafted Yahoo Sports fantasy expert Matt Harmon to find us a fantasy boss presented by Saints Row. The time has come for you to be your own boss with Saints Row, available in stores for Xbox and PlayStation.

MATT HARMON: My fantasy boss this week is Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman. I think that Bateman is the most obvious breakout candidate in fantasy this year after the Ravens traded their number one wide receiver from last year Marquise Brown to the Arizona Cardinals during this year's NFL draft. Brown takes a ton of vacated volume with him to Arizona.

And Bateman, like, I know he didn't produce big, statistical numbers as a rookie. But when you watch him play, this is a receiver of the Ravens have certainly not had in the Lamar Jackson era. And I'd argue they haven't had a player like this in the last 10 years. I mean, he's a true prototypical X receiver that can get off press coverage at the line of scrimmage, can win contested catches down the field, can separate on inside and outside breaking routes. I mean, this guy looks like a bona fide number one receiver that can do it all.

And I know there are volume concerns for some fantasy managers in the Ravens passing attack. I mean, we know they're not going to play at the pace or throw as much as they did last year. They're going to kind of get back to running the ball a little bit. But nevertheless, like, when you look at this Ravens passing attack, it's Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman, and that's it. These guys can split over 50% of Lamar Jackson's targets this year.

And we know Jackson coming into this year. He's carrying a lot of swagger, right? Because he's trying to get that new contract. He's trying to prove himself out there. His number one receiver Rashod Bateman, you can get this guy after the top 20 receivers are drafted in fantasy this year. And I think he is going to break out and give you potentially wide receiver two numbers. But at the very worst, high end wide receiver three numbers. The Ravens are looking good and building their team. And so can you with Saints Row. Play today.

JARED QUAY: There's a lot happening in the sports world right now, but nothing's bigger than the close of Serena Williams tennis career. The GOAT plays a US Open second round match tonight against world number 2 Anett Kontaveit. With Venus getting booted in the first round yesterday, Serena is the only Williams sister left. And that's going to be a hot ticket.

Her first round match-up drew the biggest crowd ever for a night session at the open. Between Serena's match and two WNBA games on TV, it's about to be ladies night here on "The Rush." I love it. (SINGING) Oh, yes, it's ladies night.

Wait a minute, does that mean I got paid full price?