Kris Medlen confirmed that he has spent the past couple days preparing himself to undergo a second Tommy John surgery.
Not many arms come back from a second Tommy John surgery, so this is a crushing blow for Medlen and the Braves. The club went out and brought in Ervin Santana to cover themselves in the rotation, a smooth move given the alternatives.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team is giving Marcus Mariota more chances to run the football.
One of the bigger surprises this fantasy season has been the lack of running by Mariota, considering he came from a read option offense in Oregon. However, the rookie quarterback has still been a solid fantasy option despite the lack of running, so this will give a slight boost to his value if he is able to churn out a few yards on the ground. It’s always a tough situation when quarterbacks run more as they open themselves up for injury, but the Titans must feel confident that Mariota will know how to protect himself when he decides to take off and run. Analysis: Phil Backert