Anthony DeSclafani had no trouble making the jump from Double-A as he gave up just two runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings during his MLB debut Wednesday against the Dodgers.
DeSclafani impressed in his first big league start on Wednesday night, leading the Marlins to a lopsided win over the Dodgers. He is now 1-0 with a 3.00 ER and 1.33 WHIP through six innings pitched which is deserving for an extended stay as long as the Marlins don't elect to send him back to Double-A. For now, he is slated to take the hill against the Phillies on Tuesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Dexter McCluster (knee) will do some running in practice this week.
When he sustained the injury he was considered week-to-week and has already missed one game. It doesn't sound promising that he will be ready in time for the showdown with the Jaguars in Week 13 either. In his place expect David Cobb to continue to be the backup/spell for Antonio Andrews in the crowded and mostly unproductive Tennessee backfield. Analysis: Matt Selz
Ty Montgomery (ankle) did not practice on Monday.
Montgomery has been out since Week 6 with the ankle injury and according to Head Coach Mike McCarthy he hasn't made any progress. Only once since leaving the game early on October 18th has the wideout practiced in full and that doesn't appear close to happening again. Until he is able to go a couple of practices in a row, Green Bay will keep rolling with the lineup they have. Analysis: Matt Selz
Coach Chuck Pagano says RB Frank Gore is beat up after Sunday's game.
It's not uncommon to hear this about Gore given his running style of trying to look for contact. He has been dealing with nagging muscle injuries for a few weeks now and because of that he has been splitting carries pretty evenly with Ahmad Bradshaw over that time. Until he is deemed fully healthy, he makes for a risky play in fantasy formats especially with playoffs on the line. Analysis: Matt Selz
Browns Johnny Manziel will be active for Monday Night football.
There has been a lot of talk about Johnny Manziel this week after the revelations about the video and his lying about it came to light following the teams bye week. Josh McCown is the starter and Manziel should be relegated to clipboard for at least this week but probably longer so his fantasy value this year is very limited at this point. Analysis: Matt Selz