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Nets get the victory in Jason Collins return.

The Nets manhandled the Lakers through the first two quarters as they closed out the half with a 63 to 47 lead. The Lakers outscored the Nets 55 to 45, but their attempt to come from behind fell a few points short as Brooklyn won on the road 108-102. Collins played 10 scoreless minutes and was mostly a non-factor other than taking some minutes away from Andray Blatche, which could be an issue for Blatche's fantasy value going forward. As for Collins fantasy value, he summed it up best when he said, "It felt good to go out there and foul people."ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Johnny Cueto says he feels good and will play catch on Wednesday.

The MRI on Cueto's elbow showed no structural damage, but the team announced he would miss a second start due to the issue. He will be limited to these catch sessions for the next several days and won't ramp things up unless they absolutely needed. COnsider him day-t0-day. Analysis: Howard Bender

Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Aaron Nola will be limited to around 170 innings this season.

In a rebuilding year, there's absolutely no reason to rush your prospects. Amaro already discussed the fact that he won;t fast-track Nola through the system, so dynasty/keeper league owners looking for him are just going to have to wait. Analysis: Howard Bender

Pablo Sandoval batted from the left side against Minnesota left-hander Glen Perkins and singled in Tuesday night's loss.

The Red Sox have been trying to get Sandoval to stop switch-hitting and he finally seemed to agree as he batted from the left side against a southpaw Monday as well. It looks like he will stick with it. He was batting .347 from the left side of the plate by the end of the weekend and just .096 from the right, so this looks like a necessary change. Analysis: Howard Bender

Avisail Garcia (knee) will likely miss the remainder of the team's series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Garcia was considered day-to-day with his knee issue before the series began and while the team was hoping he'd avoid the DL, he probably wasn't ready to get back into the lineup. He'll take some additional time off now. Analysis: Howard Bender

If Mets third baseman David Wright misses 60 games this season, the team would recoup 75 percent of his contract while he is unable to play.

This has nothign to do with fantasy baseball. This is purely a financial matter in a game with no salary cap, so there is no overall effect. It is a real bummer though that we're discussing it about Wright, a fantastic third baseman whose career seems to have come to an unfortunate close. Sure, he could battle back from this, but even then, what does he have left in the tank? Analysis: Howard Bender

LeBron James scored 23 points (10-20 FGA, 1-4 FTA) going 2-for-6 from three-point range with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals an one block in Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Hawks.

James has been unstoppable this postseason as he is now averaging 27.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.8 steals over his last 14 games. At this point it is hard to believe anyone will be able to come between him and his third NBA title so whether it is the Warriors or the Rockets both teams better be ready to step up their game to try and take down King James.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Paul Millsap scored 16 points (5-13 FGA, 6-8 FTA) with 10 rebounds and five assists against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Millsap finished the postseason averaging 15.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists but it was not enough to hold off the Hawks from being eliminated on Tuesday night. Now that the season is over for the Hawks the team will have to make a decision regarding their power forward's shoulder, which may be require surgery this offseason, but it should not effect his fantasy value come next fall.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Jesse Chavez allowed just one run (unearned) on five hits an two walks while striking out four batters over eight innings against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Chavez had himself his best showing since being moved back into the starting rotation but was unable to walk away with the win after his offense failed to give him any support. He is now sitting 1-5 with a 2.44 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and a 45:15 K:BB rate through 51 2/3 innings and remains a solid deep league play as long as he continues to limit both home runs and walks down the road. The A's hurler will look to stay on track when he takes on the Yankees on Sunday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Joakim Soria picked up a four-out save in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Athletics.

Soria continues to do a stellar job for the Tigers in the ninth inning as he has now converted 14 of his first 15 save chances while sitting on a 1.33 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and a 15:3 K:BB rate through 20 1/3 innings. Barring a severe meltdown in the near future, Soria is one of the safest closers to own the rest of the way.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

David Price tossed seven scoreless innings allowing five hits and one walk while striking out three batters against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Price improved to 4-1 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.17 WHIP an a 57:14 K:BB rate following Tuesday's great showing as he continues to be the workhorse for the Tigers starting rotation. Even if he was to falter in the upcoming months he has more than proved he is able to bounce back to remain a solid fantasy starter in all league formats. He will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Angels on Sunday. Analysis: Matthew Beck

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