There is a strong likelihood the Chicago Cubs trade SP Jeff Samardzija before Opening Day, according to two sources.
Although the Cubs are listening to offers for their ace, the price would have to be right in order to move him before Opening Day. The club would have more leverage if they waited until the trade deadline in July, so that is more likely to happen than a trade before Opening Day. No matter where he pitches in 2014, Samardzija has the high-strikeout ability to make him an above average fantasy pitcher this season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Zach Miller caught two passes on seven targets for 10 yards and a TD on Thursday night vs Green Bay.
Miller got the start in place of the injured Martellus Bennett on Thursday night. In all, he finished with two catches and a touchdown on seven targets, looking mediocre, however doing his best with the hand he was dealt. Anyone who started him in daily leagues could have expected better, however it is a bit spoiled to come away with much more than a TD as a definite backup. Consider him a wise play on Thursday night, and a keen start going forward at least until Bennett comes back healthy. Analysis: Dom Murtha