The Miami Dolphins received some good news when starting running back Lamar Miller returned to practice on Tuesday.
Miller received a concussion in the third quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Miller’s status for this week against the New England Patriots remains up in the air. However, Miller was at least limited in the portion of Tuesday’s practice open to the media. Miller must pass all the concussion tests this week in order to return to the field Sunday against New England.
Good news for Miller but until the coaching staff tones down their absolute love for Daniel Thomas neither will have much Fantasy value. Check back next season when this is resolved.ANALYST: Jeff Mans
Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored during Monday’s loss to the Angels.
Brantley has now hit safely in each of his last eight games, though this run has only produced one home run and two RBI. As expected, Brantley hasn’t been able to live up to his numbers from last season. Sure, he’s shown better plate discipline and the 11.2-percent walk rate is nice to see, but the power numbers and the speed are going to come up short. He remains a decent support outfielder, but he is not a team’s No. 1 which is, unfortunately, where you probably drafted him to be. Analysis: Howard Bender
Stephen Vogt went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI during Monday’s 9-2 loss to the Orioles.
The two hits broke an 0-for-24 run that was brutalizing his fantasy owners, but the drop-off here in the second half -- .140 with just three RBI over 50 at-bats – should have been seen coming. He’s a 30-year old catcher who has never caught a full season in the majors, and with the way the A’s were working him, you had to figure he’d tire and his numbers would regress. We’re not saying to give up on him, but you also shouldn’t expect more than just a barely-average second half either. Analysis: Howard Bender