Ian Desmond went yard for 4th time this season on his only hit in four at-bats of Monday's loss to the Angels.
Desmond has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games but it has not been enough to raise his average too much as he is still hitting under .240 on the season and while he was one of just four infielders to hit at-least 18 home runs and steal at-least 14 bases last season he has yet to swipe a single bag in 20 games in part because he has had only one opportunity to do so, which makes this 28-year old back-to-back Sliver Slugger award winner an appealing buy low candidate. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tom Brady completed 23-of-42 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots 30-24 OT loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
Brady turned in one of his better games of the season and Sunday and while he's certainly had better numbers in previous games it is hard to ignore the lack of weapons on the offensive side of the ball that he had at his disposal with injuries to Dion Lewis, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola over the last three weeks. Brady tossed three more touchdown passes on Sunday night, connecting with Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler and Brandon Bolden for the scores. Late in the fourth quarter the Patriots passing attack suffered another tremendous blow as Rob Gronkowski was carted off with a knee injury which at the time appeared to be severe and yet Brady still managed to drive the Patriots down the field for a game tying field goal try to send the contest into OT. If Gronk is forced to miss any extended amount of time the fantasy impact for Brady will take another big blow as the available offensive weapons will be reduced to the very bottom of the depth chart. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba