A bone bruise on his right knee kept Thomas out of action Friday in Brooklyn and Saturday in Philadelphia, but the diminutive point guard will be back at his usual starting point guard spot Monday, meaning Marcus Smart will likely shift back to the bench. Thomas, the NBA's second-leading scorer, is averaging 29.2 points and 6.0 assists per game on the season. His numbers have been down a bit in March -- 26.4 points, 4.6 assists per game -- but he still remains of the most explosive scorers in the league on a night-to-night basis.
The 2015 Open Champion moved up 26 spots on the leaderboard Sunday due to his stellar round. His most impressive round was his 66 on Friday, however, persevering through the worst weather conditions of the week. After a missed cut at the Travelers Championship, the world's No. 67 golfer has now finished T14-T5 in his last two events. Johnson will not be in the field for the upcoming RBC Canadian Open, but he is qualified for next week's Bridgestone Invitational.
Garcia's triple bogey on the par-three seventh hole during his final round kept him from notching a top-25 finish. The 2016 Masters champion hit just 15-of-56 fairways in regulation throughout his week at Royal Birkdale, by far the least among those who also made the cut. Garcia's next start will likely come at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Borucki struck out one of the Yankees' top prospects, Jorge Mateo, on three pitches to begin the contest, and that proved to be a harbinger of what was to come. The young lefty, who posted a 3.58 ERA and 109:27 K:BB in 98 innings for High-A Dunedin prior to his promotion, has earned plaudits from scouts for his advanced changeup and ability to sequence three pitches effectively, but a checkered health history that includes Tommy John surgery in 2013 somewhat dings his long-term outlook.
Hellebuyck's new deal is a clear sign that the organization is still unsure if he can take the next step forward in his development. The netminder will likely be on a short leash this season as Winnipeg brought in Steve Mason to serve as the veteran backup. Heading into the 2017-18 campaign, Hellebuyck is the presumptive No. 1, but with a talented group of skaters around him, coach Paul Maurice likely won't hesitate to switch goalies in order to get the Jets into the playoffs.
Day made the cut on the number after a second-round 76 left him at five-over entering the weekend, but he bounced back nicely with a five-under 65 on Saturday. Day hit just 20-of-56 fairways in regulation throughout the tournament, ranking T136 among the field. He won't be in the field for this week's RBC Canadian Open, but will likely make his next start at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
His season debut at Coors Field probably didn't go the way he envisioned, but the lefty has made some adjustments since 2016. He boosted his average fastball velocity from 91.7 mph last year to 93.5 mph Saturday, using that heater on 26 of his 28 pitches. While his stay with Pittsburgh could be short-lived (as he was recalled primarily for depth in Colorado), he's reshaped his pitching outlook from an average-speed tosser to a fairly hard thrower. Brault compiled a 2.06 WHIP and 1.13 WHIP in 100.2 innings for Triple-A Indianapolis and could see more action with the Bucs in the coming months.
Playing time has been hard to come by for the veteran backstop as he works behind J.T. Realmuto -- Ellis has just two homers and five RBI over 87 plate appearances on the season. Even if he does find his way into more action, his .656 OPS means he'll carry very limited fantasy appeal.
Fleetwood entered the week as one of the favorites given his recent form and home-field advantage, but he barely made the cut as he entered the weekend at five-over-par. The Englishman's third-round 66 put him in position for a top-30 finish, but he still dropped a spot to No. 15 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He'll likely make his next start at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
He's batted leadoff and started in each of Pittsburgh's six games since returning from an 80-game suspension. Marte seemingly hasn't missed a beat, hitting .333 in 27 at-bats with three steals and six runs scored. Fellow outfielder Gregory Polanco (hamstring) hit the disabled list Saturday, meaning that Marte will likely see fewer off days for the next couple weeks. He's still looking for his first extra-base hit since coming back, but the speed he offers fantasy owners offsets the lack of power.
It's just his second homer of the year, but Difo has been locked in at the plate since the calendar flipped to July, slashing .405/.491/.500 in 14 games with a homer, two steals, six RBI and 12 runs. The 25-year-old should continue to see the majority of the starts at shortstop while Trea Turner (wrist) is sidelined, but Sunday's start in left field suggests manager Dusty Baker wants to keep Difo's hot bat in the lineup even when he's not manning short.
Fowler carded three 71s to go along with a third-round 67 during his week at Royal Birkdale, while hitting just 58 percent of his greens in regulation throughout the tournament. He's been surpassed by Brooks Koepka in the Official World Golf Ranking, with Fowler moving down a spot to No. 11. He won't be in the field for this week's RBC Canadian Open.
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