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Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault at a hotel in Miami, Florida. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports.

Well this just has bad news written all over it. We'll soon be inundated with the he said/she said arguments and the 49ers will undoubtedly have a media circus at OTAs next month. If he's found guilty or the victim settles for a pay-out, Kaepernick still runs the risk of being suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Wilson Ramos went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Marlins on Friday

Ramos’ season has been just about what people expected. He’s got a .239 average, 12 home runs, and 54 RBI. The power numbers are not terrible, but his average and OBP have been a point of disappointment for fantasy owners. You could certainly do worse at catcher, but he is also by no means an elite fantasy option.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored Friday against the Marlins

This was Desmond’s first home run since mid-August, finally quenching the thirst of fantasy owners who own him solely for that purpose. He features a poor average and OBP, so any time that he goes deep, it’s like answering a rain dance. Going forward, predicting his next homer is tough, but his plus power is always something to monitor.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Nationals on Friday

Ozuna has struggled to replicate his breakout 2014 that saw him club 23 home runs and drive in 85 runs. His two weeks of play in August have seen him post numbers that add up to his season totals, as his .255 average is nearly identical to his 2015 total average. His seven long balls and 30 RBI are a point of disappointment for fantasy owners, but by now most have dropped him anyway. Don’t expect much from him going forward.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against the Nationals on Friday

Prado missed a solid chunk of the season, but still put together a pretty respectable 2015 campaign by his standards. He’s got a .274 average, a .320 OBP, seven homers, and 42 RBI in 401 at-bats. His positional flexibility helps his relevancy in fantasy, making him a must own in any daily formats.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

A.J. Ramos picked up his 23rd save of the year in a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Friday

Ramos picked up his 23rd save of the season on Friday night, allowing only one baserunner in the ninth inning, while striking out one other batter. He’s got a 2.75 ERA on the season, and considering his 72 strikeouts in only 55 2/3 innings, he should continue to be a top notch closer.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Max Scherzer allowed four runs on six hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings against the Marlins on Friday night.

Scherzer wasn’t his sharpest on Friday night, however he did manage to strikeout eight batters, giving fantasy owners what they paid for. He seems to be burning out down the stretch, after carrying the burden of the staff for so long this season. If you believe in the Nationals going forward, then you believe that Scherzer will step up and continue to carry the staff like he did for most of the summer, but if you are more pessimistic, then you might want to stay away from him, as he likely wont rise to the occasion in meaningless games.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Adam Conley allowed three runs on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts over five innings against the Nationals on Friday night.

Conley was pretty good by his standards on Friday night, by going five innings, allowing three runs, and striking out six batters against the Nationals. The win was only his second of the season, and considering his nearly 5.00 ERA on the season; don’t expect him to shine in his next outing.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

James Develin left Friday nights game with a leg injury.

While the Patriots have yet to release anything specific regarding the extent of the injury, the general consensus among the New England beat writers is that this is extremely serious and there's a chance that the fullback could be lost for the season. If that is the case, then expect the Patriots to bring in someone else from the outside.  Analysis: Howard Bender

Khiry Robinson has been out all week with a shoulder injury.

The Saints are planning on moving forward with Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller as their two primary guys, but Robinson was supposed to take on a larger role this season as well. The shoulder injury, if it lingers, will likely derail those plans, so don't expect a whole lot of touches for him unless there's an injury. Analysis: Howard Bender

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored against the Rays on Friday.

Morales has been one of the AL’s elite designated hitters this year, proving so with a .287/.355/.464 line and 15 bombs. He has been a doubles machine with 35 and has shown no signs of slowing down. Morales is a must-start at DH, and in DFS leagues he is an amazing option day in and day out. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Greg Holland notched his 29th save of the season against the Rays on Friday.

Holland is one of the best closers in the game, pitching for the best bullpen in baseball. Throwing for the AL’s dominant club in Kansas City, Holland is a clear-cut elite ninth inning option. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Erasmos Ramirez allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks over 4 1/3 innings against the Royals on Friday.

Ramirez has a 10-5 record with a 3.68 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. He has a solid .229 BAA, but he doesn’t go deep into games with just 78 pitches a game. He also doesn’t rack up a ton of strikeouts (95), so he doesn’t have immense value. He still has a decent ERA so he can still be valuable with a favorable matchup, but he’s not consistent. His next start comes Wednesday at Baltimore. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Edinson Volquez allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings against the Rays on Friday.

Volquez has been even better than what the Royals were expecting, pitching to an 11-7 record with a 3.27 ERA and .241 BAA. He has tossed 124 strikeouts, so he has great value in that aspect, and pitching for the Royals he is going to continue to get plenty of win opportunities. He goes up against the Tigers on Thursday in his next outing. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

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