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Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 28 points to go with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and a block as the Knicks lost their fifth straight game.

Anthony made 10 of 23 shots, including tying his season of high of six triples on eight attempts. Anthony also matched his season best with seven assists.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Russell Martin went 3-for-4 connecting on his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Martin is having himself a solid season wit h the Blue Jays as he is now slashing .263/.388/.575 with six home runs and 17 RBI through his first 80 at-bats. Barring a serious injury down the road Martin remains a must-start player behind the dish in all league formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Marco Estrada was roughed up for five runs (four earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out three batters over 4 2/3 innings against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Estrada started for the first time this season and was roughed up by the Yankees, as he failed to make it through five innings in Tuesday's loss. Although he has now allowed just two home runs this season, if he remains a starter there is a good chance he reverts back to his old ways as he struggles against the long ball on most occasions which will always limit his fantasy upside. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Orioles on Monday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Andrew Miller earned his 11th save of the season after recording just one out in the ninth inning against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

The Yankees were not planning on using Miller on Tuesday, but after David Carpenter allowed three runs in the final frame Joe Girardi was forced to call upon his closer to finish the game. He has now tossed 13 2/3 scoreless innings to start the season an with the inconsistencies of Dellin Betances expect to see Miller hold onto the ninth inning role for the foreseeable future.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Michael Pineda improved to 4-0 after tossing eight scoreless innings allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out six batters against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Pineda is off to a great start as he is now sitting 4-0 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and a 38:3 K:BB rate through his first six starts (39.1 IP). Health has always been the one thing that held Pineda back from being a solid fantasy asset, but as long as he stays on the straight and narrow he is one of the better pitchers to own in the early going. He will look to keep the ball rolling when he takes on the Orioles on Sunday. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4, connecting on his 10th home run of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Despite the fact Teixeira is only hitting .205 on the season he has now recorded 15 extra-base hits on the season following Tuesday's home run. As the season progresses his batting average should improve, but even if it doesn't his power production makes him worth a start in all league formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jays

Rodriguez is now slashing .227/.340/.489 with six home runs an 16 RBI through his first 88 games as he continues to produce enough to stay fantasy relevant. Considering he has yet to reach 500 at-bats since 2010 there is a chance he may not be able to sustain his current production, but until he proves otherwise he is someone worth starting in deep league formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Jeff Locke allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five batters over seven innings against the Reds on Tuesday.

Locke has now surrendered at least four runs in each of his last three starts as he continues to have himself a disappointing season while sitting on a 4.85 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through five starts. Unless you are in a desperate situation, he should only be used in NL-only league formats until he turns things around. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Cardinals on Sunday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Starling Marte went 1-for-2 connecting on his seventh home run of the season in Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the Reds.

Marte continues to have himself a solid season as he is now slashing .264/.320/.527 with seven home runs, 18 RBI and four steals through his first 91 at-bats. Although he is still striking out at a high rate (30 K), Marte remains one of the better outfielders to own as he displays both power and speed on a weekly basis. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Michael Lorenzen earned his first win of the season after allowing just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four batters over six innings against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Lorenzen made just his second start of his career on Tuesday but managed to get in the win column after lasting six innings against the Pirates. However, he has now allowed four home runs through his first 11 innings which is a bit concerning, so until he fixes that issue he should only he added in desperate situations.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Todd Frazier smacked his ninth home run of the season in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Pirates.

Frazier may only be hitting .224 on the season, but he now leads the National League with nine home runs through his first 25 games. As long as he continues to hit for power on a regular basis, Frazier remains one of the better players to own at the hot corner this season.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and one run scored against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Byrd has been on a tear of late as he has now logged four multi-hit games and four home runs over his last 10 contests. He is now slashing .193/.226/.364 with four home runs an 13 RBI but that is bound to improve if his current pace becomes more of the norm. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Stephen Strasburg fell to 2-3 after allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two batters before leaving the game after three innings due to a shoulder injury against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Strasburg's rocky start to the season continued on Tuesday but now has a shoulder injury to deal with as he managed to pitch just three innings before an early exit on Tuesday. The extent of the injury is unknown at this time, but a trip to the 15-day DL is likely so fantasy owners should start planning accordingly. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Steve Cishek earned his third save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit while striking out two batters against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Cishek may not be having the best of starts, but he has now made three straight scoreless appearances as he tries to right the ship. As long as the momentum stays in his favor Cishek is a solid closer to own in all league formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Matt Latos allowed just one run on two hits and five walks while striking out six batters over 6 1/3 innings against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Latos managed to earn his first win of the season on Tuesday as he now sits 1-3 with a 5.60 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and a 23:14 K:BB rate through 27.1 innings. Although it was nice to see him get the win, he still wasn't on top of his game as he allowed five walks, but at least it is a start for the struggling righty. He will look to keep the ball rolling when he takes on the Giants on Sunday. Analysis: Matthew Beck

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