Bulls officials are headed to Los Angeles to meet Pau Gasol.
Fantasy owners should not be encouraging this signing as it would all but stymie the chance of Taj Gibson beginning the year as a starter, as the team has said he would. Gasol would be a big upgrade from Carlos Boozer and his negative 4.51 real plus-minus rating last year (81st worst out of 88 power forwards). Boozer currently has one more year left on his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent and would likely get moved in a sign-and-trade or released under the amnesty clause should Gasol decide to sign with Chicago.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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