Update: Josh Hamilton is expected to be out 6-8 weeks with a complete tear of ulnar collateral ligament
While Hamilton will have surgery on his thumb you may find his fantasy owners in your leagues soon to be in a walking boot after kicking themselves so hard in their own rear end for falling for him this year. Even when Hamilton returns it is likely he will see a fall off in production, especially in terms of power, until he gets full strength back in the thumb which could take much longer than 8 weeks.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
This is a huge blow for both the Angels and Hamilton's fantasy owners. You obviously know the risk that comes with him and should have priced that into his value on draft day, but it doesn't make it suck any less. While they say it's a six-to-eight week recovery time, it could extend even further depending on how Hamilton feels after swinging a bat and making contact against live pitching. I'm no doctor, I don't play one on T.V. and I did not spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express, but I can say that I would put it at closer to 10 weeks given the nature and severity of the injury. Not to mention that even when he returns, he is likely to have power issues. The Angels will bring up J.B. Schuck who will likely see the lion's share of work in right field now. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said this week that he intends to get Pierre Garçon’s numbers “back up” in 2015.
The Redskins are a mess, so this is clearly lip service. Garçon is a fine wide receiver, but to think that his numbers will rise with questions surrounding Washington's quarterback situation are a bit far fetched. The veteran wideout saw 45 less receptions and 594 fewer yards last year than he did in 2013, so to think that his numbers will increase next year is a bit preposterous. View him as a WR3 for now, but Garçon has the ability to be much more if the Redskins can develop some chemistry on offense. Analysis: David Kerr
Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings on Saturday.
Arrieta had average numbers prior to Saturday's spring training start, but his start against the Rockies showed that he is ready to go. On paper, he isn't the Cubs' ace this season, but he certainly emerged as one of the better starters in the National League. Take Arrieta as a solid number two starter in your fantasy drafts over the next week. Analysis: David Kerr
C.J. Anderson will be the Broncos starting running back entering offseason workouts.
The Broncos have three legitimate starting running backs in Anderson, Montee Ball, and Ronnie Hillman. Given Anderson's success in the latter part of the 2014 season though, it is no surprise that Denver views him as their lead back. He should fit in well to Gary Kubiak's offensive scheme and will vault up fantasy draft boards this summer. Anderson picked up a lot of slack last year while Peyton Manning dealt with a shoulder injury and should be a strong RB1 option this year. Analysis: David Kerr