Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against the Astros on Wednesday.
Although Desmond is not hitting for average in 2014 (.238 BA), he has certainly been able to contribute in other areas, keeping him among the better options to own at the shortstop position. With 13 home runs and 44 RBI, Desmond remains a great source of power from a position that is typically not a place to get that type of production from, so as long as you can absorb his low batting average fantasy owners will be just fine. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
DeMarcus Ware will not play Week 12.
This is the third straight game Ware is going to miss due to a back injury. Even after missing the last two games, Ware stills leads the Broncos with 6 1/2 sacks. He's as demonstrative to quarterbacks as always, even at 33 years old. Analysis: James Grande
Kobe will play Saturday against Portland.
Bryant will play Saturday against Portland. Bryant ranks 122-of-122 in field-goal percentage. He's been simply terrible and has been the subject of many discussions if his career is finished. ESPN ranked Bryant 93rd before he season and it looks like that may be generous. Analysis: James Grande