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Victor Cruz (concussions) will have to go through protocol before getting cleared for practice.

The Giants may just roll up their tents and pack it in with Cruz right now as their season is all but over. There is no need to risk further injury to their all-star wide receiver and they would be better off highlighting some of the lesser used guys to see who could step up once Hakeem Nicks leaves during the offseason. Cruz' year was hindered by the ineffectiveness of Eli Manning this year. Perhaps the two should spend the offseason together to help fix what went wrong this year. With a "normal" Eli, Cruz is an unstoppable force at the wide receiver position and should be treated as such next year.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Kenley Jansen recorded his 12th save of the season against Arizona on Tuesday allowing one run and two baserunners while striking out two.

Paul Goldschmidt squared Jansen up and drove in a run with a double, so Jansen is apparently human. Janes had allowed just one run in his 15 2/3 innings prior to Tuesday’s save. Analysis: Brett Talley

Nick Ahmed went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Ahmed now has six home runs and could reach double digits in both home runs and steals. He’ll hurt your batting average, but any middle infielder helping out in the counting categories is worth consideration in deep leagues. Analysis: Brett Talley

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, double and four RBI against Arizona on Tuesday.

Grandal is on pace to flirt with 20 home runs, and he’s not a killer in the ratio categories. That’s particularly true in OBP leagues as Grandal is walking at a 15.6 percent clip. His run and RBI totals are a bit low since he hits toward the bottom of the order, but he’s still a top 10 catcher in standard leagues and borderline top five in OBP leagues. Analysis: Brett Talley

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with a home run, double, and two RBI against Arizona on Tuesday.

Kendrick had a monster night in a situation where it might not have been expected. Being on the road in Arizona was helpful, but he was facing Rubby de la Rosa who has been excellent against right-handed hitters this year. But Kendrick has not had trouble with same-handed pitching this season. Analysis: Brett Talley

Rubby de la Rosa allowed two runs and six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Rubby really struggles with left-handed hitters, and the Dodgers have some left-handed hitters that can do some damage. But other than a second inning home run by Yasmani Grandal, de la Rosa managed a tough matchup fairly well. His xFIP is 3.27 on the year, so he certainly has the skills to have some good starts. But unless he can consistently manage lefties better, he’ll have his blowups. He’ll go again Sunday at home against the Rockies. Analysis: Brett Talley

Carlos Frias allowed three runs and seven hits with three walks and one strikeout in five innings against Arizona on Tuesday.

Frias’ xFIP of 4.12 indicates he’s close to average, but that’s just in terms of run prevention. From a fantasy perspective, he’s nowhere close to average with a 13.1 percent strikeout rate. He can be avoided for the most part, but he’s worth a look in deep leagues when he starts again Monday against the Phillies. Analysis: Brett Talley

Lance Lynn allowed one run and six hits with one walk and six strikeouts in six innings against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Lynn had a bit of trouble with his control in his first start back from the DL with four walks, but he was better in his second start back on Tuesday with just one walk to go along with another six strikeouts. With a well above average strikeout rate for the year and a 3.44 xFIP, Lynn is a solid option from here on out. He’ll go again Sunday against the Padres. Analysis: Brett Talley

Randal Grichuk went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and double against the White Sox on Tuesday.

There’s no doubting that Grichuk’s power is legit. His ISO is no .291, and it’s not propped up at all by an unsustainably high HR/FB rate. He strikes out too much and doesn’t walk much, so he’ll really hurt your ratios when his .368 BABIP normalizes, but you can live with that for the power. Analysis: Brett Talley

David Robertson recorded his 16th save of the season against St. Louis on Tuesday allowing two hits and striking out one.

Robertson has 45 strikeouts and seven walks in 32 2/3 innings. That’s obviously an elite ratio, but Robertson has just 16 saves because of the terrible team he plays on. But with strikeout and ratio help that he gives fantasy owners, he’s still a borderline top 10 closer even without a high save total. Analysis: Brett Talley

Chris Sale allowed one run and six hits with one walk and 12 strikeouts in eight innings against St. Louis on Tuesday.

That’s nine out of Sale’s last ten starts where he has double-digit strikeouts and eight in a row. His strikeout rate is a crazy 34.6 percent. Combined with a walk rate of just 5.4 percent, he’s arguably the best starting pitcher in the game right now. He’ll go again Monday at home against Baltimore. Analysis: Brett Talley

Tyler Flowers went 2-for-5 with a game-winning solo home run in the 11th inning against St. Louis on Tuesday.

The only people who own Flowers are deep league players desperate for a little power. With a .153 ISO, Flowers is giving those owners just a little bit of power. Outside of that situation, he has no fantasy value. Analysis: Brett Talley

Dallas Keuchel threw eight scoreless innings against the Royals on Tuesday allowing seven hits and no walks with seven strikeouts.

Keuchel is insane. Before this start his ERA was 2.17, now it’s 2.03. His groundball rate was 64.5 percent and he upped that a few ticks to 64.8 percent. With an above average strikeout rate, Keuchel has added to his game the one area where he could really stand to make improvement. There are no holes in his game. He’ll go again Monday in Cleveland. Analysis: Brett Talley

Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run against Kansas City on Tuesday.

Gattis will hurt you in the ratio categories, but he is on pace for 25 home runs and 90 RBI. With power so scarce, you can live with the hit to your ratios with Gattis. Analysis: Brett Talley

The Suns, Mavericks, Pacers, Grizzlies and Clippers have shown interest in Brandan Wright.

Wright is limited offensively, but he is athletic and is dangerous rolling to the rim on a pick-and-roll. He started seven games for the Suns last season, averaging 7.90 ppg and 4.9 rpg. Analysis: Steve Pimental

George Springer went 1-for-3 with a home run, two runs, two RBI and a walk against Kansas City on Tuesday.

Springer has 13 home runs and steals each and his walk rate is in double digits. The concern with Springer was always strikeouts, but his K% this year is under 30 percent. With that kind of strikeout rate, he can at least be average in batting average, so he’s a multi-cat contributor with no terrible category. Analysis: Brett Talley

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