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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s bold comments of being the best corner in the NFL received a mountain of attention last week.
Sherman, who led the league in interceptions during the regular season, began his collegiate career playing wide receiver at Stanford.
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who played alongside Sherman at Stanford, noted on Monday that there was a reason for Sherman’s position change.
“He was awful,” Baldwin said with a smile on FOX Super Bowl Daily. “He would tell you otherwise, obviously, that he was the best wide receiver Stanford has ever seen. While he was there, my sophomore year, he had four touchdowns of which were from blown coverages. But he would tell you that he would cause the coverages to be blown.
"He was awful at receiver.”
These comments should help make a little light of Sherman's post-game comments after the Seahawks defeated the Niners to advance to the Super Bowl. It will be interesting to see if the ever confident Richard Sherman responds to his teammates jabs as Baldwin had caught only four touchdowns in his first three seasons combined (31 games) at Standford before reeling in nine in 13 games of his senior season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Francisco Cervelli was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI on Sunday.
Finding a second catcher in deep leagues or league only formats who do not hurt your teams batting average is rare but after 33 games, Francisco Cervelli is hitting .304 for the season. While his 11 runs and 10 RBI temper his overall value, his average does not hurt it so if you are looking for batting average that scores some runs as a second catcher, Cervelli is your guy. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Josh Harrison was 1-for-4 with an RBI on Sunday.
After a tough stretch in which Josh Harrison saw his batting average drop to .173, he has raised his average to .261 after the game on Sunday thanks to his eleven game hitting streak. Harrison’s BABIP is thirty points below his career average so more correction could be coming as well. One concern though is that Josh Harrison has been caught stealing three times against two stolen bases on the year. With 21 runs scored, four home runs, fourteen RBI and two steals his stat line is solid but raising his average and being more efficient on the bases will raise his fantasy value going forward. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Starling Marte was 1-for-5 with a three run home run on Sunday against the Mets.
Starling Marte continues to hit for power in the early season hitting his ninth home run on Sunday versus the Mets. His home run drove in three and he is hitting .278 on the season. His home run pushes him within four of his career high and it is May 24th. While he may not keep up his present home run pace, his nine home runs along with seven stolen bases is why fantasy owners moved up to get him in drafts this preseason. Marte has added 22 runs and 30 RBI for good measure. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Andrew McCutchen was 2-for-3 with two runs, a home run, two RBI and two walks on Sunday.
In case you have missed it, Andrew McCutchen is 23 for his last 60 at bats with five home runs over that time. On Sunday, McCutchen homered for his second game in a row and is now slashing .261/.359/.464 for the season and could be primed for a hot streak. With a BABIP of only .268 in 2015 versus his career number of .332 and the fact that McCutchen has slugged over five hundred percent the three years prior, McCutchen is due for correction. And the time may be upon us which is good news for his fantasy owners. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Wilmer Flores was 2-for-4 with an RBI on Sunday.
While his glove leaves much to be desired, Wilmer Flores continues to produce with the bat. His two hits and RBI drove in the Mets only run against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates. Flores raised his average to .252 on the season and in 40 games he has 18 runs, six home runs and 16 RBI making him a productive middle infielder for fantasy purposes. Analysis: Greg Jewett