LaMarcus Aldridge doubled up with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the Game 3 OT loss to the Rockets Friday.
Coming back down to Earth a bit in this one, Aldridge still played a fierce game and added three assists and three blocks to his already strong stat line.The Rockets changed up their starting five with the hopes to contain Aldridge and while they did hold him to just 36-percent shooting in this game, they still had their difficulties with him. Look for a similar game plan from the Rockets in Game 4.ANALYST: Howard Bender
49ers placed RB Carlos Hyde on active/NFI list.
No news yet on what the reasoning actually is, but he's not expected to miss a ton of time. Hyde needs the reps in order to establish himself as the lead guy so this is concerning from a fantasy perspective. The Niners backfield should be an intriguing news story throughout the preseason. Analysis: Brian Rothstein
Saints release DT Brodrick Bunkley.
A failed physical did Bunkley in on this one as he apparently has not fully healed from a torn quad he sustained in November. Once healthy he could be a useful run stopper in the middle of the line for a team but at 31-years old he's almost assuredly on the back end of his career at this point. Analysis: Matt Selz
Ryan Zimmerman has returned to the Nationals lineup on Tuesday.
The former third baseman has missed a month and a half with plantar fasciitis after struggling for the first part of the season. Zimmerman has struggled offensively all season batting .209 in 56 games and then followed that up with a 1-15 performance during his rehab assignment. If you have Ryan Zimmerman on your roster, until he starts performing he should likely remain on your bench. Analysis: Matt Selz
Jayson Werth has returned to the Nationals lineup on Tuesday.
Werth has been out for two months with a couple of broken bones in his wrist. Overall this season has been a struggle for the All-Star caliber Left Fielder only having managed to play 27 games for the Nationals. His activation means that he should be ready to go on fantasy rosters as well, but wrist injuries can have a side effect of sapping power. Analysis: Matt Selz
Joe Blanton has been designated for assignment.
With the addition of Johnny Cueto to the Royals rotation a spot on the 40-man roster is needed and therefore Blanton is out. He has shown some solid value during his four starts and 11 relief appearances for division leading KC posting a 3.89 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and an impressive 40/7 K:BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings. It will be surprising if he winds up being sent to Triple-A as opposed to being claimed off waivers. Analysis: Matt Selz