A.J. Burnett allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks with 10 strikeouts over six innings against the Marlins on Tuesday.
After a mediocre start to the season, Burnett has really started to turn things around over his last five starts, allowing three runs or less while pitching through the sixth inning or later in each contest. Now sitting on a 5-7 record with a 3.92 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through 18 starts, Burnett now warrants consideration in all but the shallowest of leagues while trending in the right direction. He will look to get win No. 6 when he takes on the Pirates on Sunday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team is giving Marcus Mariota more chances to run the football.
One of the bigger surprises this fantasy season has been the lack of running by Mariota, considering he came from a read option offense in Oregon. However, the rookie quarterback has still been a solid fantasy option despite the lack of running, so this will give a slight boost to his value if he is able to churn out a few yards on the ground. It’s always a tough situation when quarterbacks run more as they open themselves up for injury, but the Titans must feel confident that Mariota will know how to protect himself when he decides to take off and run. Analysis: Phil Backert