CC Sabathia allowed six runs on seven hits, including one home run, walked five, and struck out five but still got the win as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 9-6 Sunday night as New York took two out of three at Fenway Park this weekend.
Sure, he got the win, but that doesn't make this an encouraging outing. Sabathia has fallen on difficult times and seems to be struggling to deal with declining velocity/quality of pitches. He has more name value than actual statistical value for the remainder of this season, and while he throws a lot of innings and will battle, I'm not taking the plunge any more this fantasy baseball season.ANALYST:
These types of wins will be harder to come by than in years past, as the Yankees lineup is still just a shell of what it was even two years ago. Owners in shallow leagues with start limits should probably consider dropping Sabathia, though his start Friday at Tampa Bay isn't a terrible matchup.ANALYST:
Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said this week that he intends to get Pierre Garçon’s numbers “back up” in 2015.
The Redskins are a mess, so this is clearly lip service. Garçon is a fine wide receiver, but to think that his numbers will rise with questions surrounding Washington's quarterback situation are a bit far fetched. The veteran wideout saw 45 less receptions and 594 fewer yards last year than he did in 2013, so to think that his numbers will increase next year is a bit preposterous. View him as a WR3 for now, but Garçon has the ability to be much more if the Redskins can develop some chemistry on offense. Analysis: David Kerr
Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings on Saturday.
Arrieta had average numbers prior to Saturday's spring training start, but his start against the Rockies showed that he is ready to go. On paper, he isn't the Cubs' ace this season, but he certainly emerged as one of the better starters in the National League. Take Arrieta as a solid number two starter in your fantasy drafts over the next week. Analysis: David Kerr
C.J. Anderson will be the Broncos starting running back entering offseason workouts.
The Broncos have three legitimate starting running backs in Anderson, Montee Ball, and Ronnie Hillman. Given Anderson's success in the latter part of the 2014 season though, it is no surprise that Denver views him as their lead back. He should fit in well to Gary Kubiak's offensive scheme and will vault up fantasy draft boards this summer. Anderson picked up a lot of slack last year while Peyton Manning dealt with a shoulder injury and should be a strong RB1 option this year. Analysis: David Kerr