Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 18th save after throwing a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Tuesday. He allowed one hit.
It was another strong outing for Papelbon who has now allowed just one run in his last 12 appearances and has dropped his overall ERA to 1.48 with a 25:9 K:BB over 30.1 innings. Continue to ride him this season, but be conscious of the fact that he is likely to be the first guy traded when the Phillies open up their fire sale near the trade deadline.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Marqise Lee is not practicing Thursday.
Lee missed practice Wednesday and now Thursday with the same ol' hamstring problem he's been dealing with for some time. He can be an incredible talent but he just can't stay healthy. With Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson available, the Jags can afford to wait on him, but fantasy owners should probably move on from him. Analysis: Howard Bender
Sean Lee (concussion) is at practice Thursday.
While Lee was on the field and stretching with his teammates, he still has not been given the green light by the league's concussion protocol. He will be limited to individual work on the sidelines if he doesn't receive clearance and his status for Week 5 remains in question. Analysis: Howard Bender
Joseph Randle will remain the starter, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
There is a lot of focus on Randle's inefficiency in the second half this season as he's carried the ball just 23 times for 43 yards in the second half this season with just eight touches for a loss of four yards in the last two games. Despite that, Garrett still believes that Randle can remain the starter. However, that may be coming more from a lack of options than it does a belief in Randle's ability. With Lance Dunbar out for the season, look for Darren McFadden to see an increase in touches as well as a possible Christine Michael sighting here and there. Should Randle remain inefficient, he could get bumped for McFadden, at least until Run DMC gets hurt. Analysis: Howard Bender