Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI, three runs scored and a walk against the White Sox on Friday.
It hasn't been the best of starts for Santana (.167 BA), but he has managed to be productive in the power categories (4 HR w/ 11 RBI) while he struggles out the gates. He has now gone 6-for-15 (.400 BA) over his last four games, a streak which features three multi-hit games, so it appears he is finally starting to heat up as the weather becomes increasingly warmer. Considering the lack of production at the catcher position outside of the top tier options, there is no reason to think Santana can't finish near the top of the power categories once he starts to show some consistency. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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