Anibal Sanchez gave up two runs on five hits and no walks while fanning five over seven innings in Friday's defeat of the Rangers.
Although Sanchez has not been as dominant in the strikeout department as in season's past (8.23 K/9), he has pitched very well this season now sitting 2-2 with a 2.83 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through seven starts. The biggest reason for his success has been the fact he has yet to allow a home run to his opposition, which is a trend he started last season when he gave up just nine long balls. All signs point to continued success as long as he can keep his walks down (14 BB in 35.0 IP). He will be on the hunt for win No. 3 when he takes on the Athletics on Wednesday.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