Mike Trout went 2-for-6 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored during the Angels' 7-4 loss to the Royals.
Well, well, well...look who getting back into the swing of things, literally. Trout homered for the second-straight game and has now hit safely in each of his last five games, batting .400 (8-for-20) with the two long balls, five RBI and four runs scored over that span. Even better is that he's also only struck out twice over his last four games. There are those who have been just dying to trash Trout and the slump he's now breaking out of was the perfect opportunity to run him down. Too bad it's over though. Was he struggling? Yes. Was he putting himself on-pace for far too many strikeouts? Yes. But he's back in his groove and it looks like he is through the woods with the first real slump of his career. Move ahead with Trout with confidence.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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