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Knowshon Moreno is not participating in Broncos practice this morning.

Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and a run scored in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Marlins.

Cuddyer has now hit safely in 9-of-11 games so far on the young season, as the 36-year-old veteran appears to be settling in nicely with the Mets. Cuddyer has been especially locked in over the last five contests, going 8-for-17 with four RBI and four runs scored. He is a solid outfield option in all standard mixed leagues. Analysis: Nate Miller

Jeurys Familia gave up a hit while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning en route to his fifth save of the season in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Marlins.

Well, Familia is certainly taking advantage of his opportunity in the closer role. The hard-throwing righty has saved recorded five saves during the Mets current six-game winning streak, allowing just one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out six over 4 2/3 innings. Familia should remain a steady source of saves for fantasy owners and should be owned in all leagues. Analysis: Nate Miller

Bartolo Colon turned in seven strong innings in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Marlins, surrendering just one earned run on six hits with five strikeouts.

At nearly 42 years of age, Colon continues to defy the physical norm and flat deal on the mound for the Mets. The big righty has picked up a victory in all three of his starts so far this season while pitching to a stellar 2.25 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 18-to-1 K/BB ratio across 20 innings. Colon should be owned as a back-end starter in pretty much all fantasy leagues, at least for now. He is next scheduled to take the mound Thursday afternoon against the Braves. Analysis: Nate Miller

Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Mets.

After a miserable start saw him pick up just three hits and eight strikeouts over the Marlins first seven games, Stanton has definitely found a rhythm at the plate during the last few days. The two-time All-Star has six hits in his last 14 at-bats with a pair of homers and two doubles. Analysis: Nate Miller

David Phelps worked 4 2/3 solid innings in Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Mets, allowing one run on just one hit and three walks while striking out two.

After beginning the season in the bullpen, Phelps is now slotted into the Marlins rotation in place of Henderson Alvarez (shoulder), at least in the short term. Alvarez has already began throwing just a week after being placed on the DL, so it seems as if he might be able to possibly return before the end of April. In the mean time, Phelps will likely receive another start or two, giving him some value in N.L. only formats. Analysis: Nate Miller

Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.

Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Brett Gardner said that his bruised right wrist is improving. He's hopeful he can play on Saturday.

Gardner is day-to-day with a right wrist contusion, but the injury has no significant damage and once the pain is just about gone, Gardner should be able to return to the lineup. He may not be ready to go this weekend, but should be back by early next week. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Evan Scribner's role out of the A's bullpen continues to evolve, as the right-hander, no longer limited to long-relief duties, has pitched his way to a potential setup opportunity.

While Sean Doolittle is out, the setup role for the seventh or eighth inning is relatively open, and Scribner, who has allowed just two runs over 7.2 innings in relief this season, could see some opportunities in the later innings.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

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