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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:52:49 -0800
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will likely face off against New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib in Week 14, and Gordon vows to make plays against the star cornerback. Gordon owns the highest yards per game average this year at 124.9. Talib hasn't allowed more than 121 yards all year to receivers he's covered. "I'm pretty sure he'll make some plays, but I'm definitely going to make more plays," said Gordon.
FANTASY TIP: Gordon's matchup is tough, but he's too much of a talent to consider benching him, especially with playoff matchups on the line. Gordon needs to be in all lineups.
Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot |
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:05:10 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) will undergo an MRI exam on his right hamstring Friday, Dec. 6, after being injured in the team's Week 14 game Thursday, Dec. 5. His injury doesn't look to be serious, and he is expecting to play in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills. He ran for a season-high 103 yards against the Houston Texans, his first 100-yard game since Week 3 of last year. Jones-Drew has 719 rushing yards this year, with 264 coming the last three weeks.
FANTASY TIP: Jones-Drew has plenty of time to heal up before the team's Week 15 game, so if the injury isn't serious as expected, he should be good to go for the Bills game. The Jags are hot, and MJD continues to have respectable showings. Continue starting him.
Source: ESPN.com - Michael DiRocco |
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:50:03 -0800
The Houston Astros agreed with free-agent SP Scott Feldman (Orioles) to a three-year, $30 million deal.
FANTASY TIP: Feldman is a decent AL-only pitcher and a fringe mixed-league starter. His run support will likely be non-existent, which means his win total should suffer. However, don't disregard the rest of his solid numbers. He could be a bit of a sleeper.
Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal |
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:45:19 -0800
The Chicago Cubs believe in SS Javier Baez as a shortstop, but they'll move him around in spring training. He could be the starting second baseman by the end of June.
FANTASY TIP: Baez has big power and will be drafted in a lot of leagues. If he earns regular playing time, he could be a great mid-season addition to your fantasy team.
Source: ESPNChicago.com - Bruce Levine |
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:40:17 -0800
The New York Mets agreed with free-agent OF Curtis Granderson (Yankees) on a four-year contract.
FANTASY TIP: Granderson's value takes a hit with the move to Citi Field. He still has big power - probably not 40 homers - but 20-25 homers is more realistic. He'll likely hit in the middle of the order, somewhere behind David Wright, which should boost his RBI potential. Granderson has hit just .143 in 21 at-bats in Citi Field with one homer. However, he has been a pretty solid player on the road in his career. Look for Granderson to be a great third outfielder in fantasy.
Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman |