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
The Raiders could be interested in free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie drafted Cobb in his final year as the Packers' Director of Player Personnel. McKenzie apparently wants to reunite Cobb with his former mentor James Jones, who signed with the Raiders last offseason and was the team's most consistent receiver throughout the 2014 season. The question is, would the Raiders be able to convince Cobb to sign with them? They'll likely need to comfortably outbid the next highest bidder to earn rights to his services. If this scenario were to actually come to fruition, Derek Carr would get a nice boost in fantasy value. Analysis: Spencer Silva