Jeff Samardzija remained winless this season after he allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts over just five innings against the Brewers on Friday.
Samardzija had thrown 15 consecutive scoreless innings over his first two starts in May, but the Brewers jumped all over him from the onset in this one as they plated two runs in the first and another two in the second. Shark settled down and held the Brewers scoreless over the next three frames, but by the end of the fifth, he had already thrown 99 pitches (61 strikes). The Brewers did a good job of laying off some close pitches and Samardzija just couldn't seem to get ahead of any of the hitters. His pitching line wasn't terrible for fantasy owners, but we'll all have to wait until next week against the Yankees to see if he can get his first win of the 2014 season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings on Saturday.
Arrieta had average numbers prior to Saturday's spring training start, but his start against the Rockies showed that he is ready to go. On paper, he isn't the Cubs' ace this season, but he certainly emerged as one of the better starters in the National League. Take Arrieta as a solid number two starter in your fantasy drafts over the next week. Analysis: David Kerr
C.J. Anderson will be the Broncos starting running back entering offseason workouts.
The Broncos have three legitimate starting running backs in Anderson, Montee Ball, and Ronnie Hillman. Given Anderson's success in the latter part of the 2014 season though, it is no surprise that Denver views him as their lead back. He should fit in well to Gary Kubiak's offensive scheme and will vault up fantasy draft boards this summer. Anderson picked up a lot of slack last year while Peyton Manning dealt with a shoulder injury and should be a strong RB1 option this year. Analysis: David Kerr