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Yasiel Puig clubbed straight away two-run home run for his only hit in six at-bats in Friday's 9-0 route over the Rockies.

Puig finally hit his 12th home run of the season. He had been stuck on 11 since May 28th.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

The Mariners will recall right-hander Mayckol Guaipe from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.

Guaipe is a bullpen add who had seen time earlier this year, albeit just three games. He doesn't get a ton of strikeouts so his value is limited. For his call-up, Jose Ramirez was sent down. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Sammy Watkins (hip) had his reps increased at practice Monday.

Watkins was a dynamic playmaker last year in the Bills' offense, but couldn't stay healthy enough towards the end of the year to make an impact for fantasy owners in the playoffs. He will get his time this year and probably improve with the addition of LeSean McCoy to the team with E.J. Manuel and Matt Cassel vying for the starting job. Analysis: Rob Trayah

According to the Falcons' website, Leonard Hankerson has been the best wide receiver at Flowery Branch so far.

Hankerson has outshined Julio Jones and Roddy White to the point that his name continues to be brought up. Over his four-year career, Hankerson has 81 catches for 1,081 yards and six scores making him a sleeper No. 3 wideout in fantasy world. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Arian Foster was given the day off Monday to rest.

Foster has been an outstanding fantasy back... when he is on the field. A rash of injuries have kept him from sustaining dominance in fantasy leagues, but it doesn't mean he hasn't been healthy enough to make an impact. He has had troubles with his hamstring and other various ailments, but look at Monday as just a routine, maintenance off-day for the veteran running back. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Scott Tolleson notched save No. 19 with a scoreless ninth inning on Monday against the Astros.

Two straight scoreless and unshaky outings for Tolleson have him to a 3.04 ERA with 19 saves in 20 chances. With Texas getting hot again, Tolleson could be in line for a lot more opportunities with the Rangers being the position of winning. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Roughned Odor went 2-for-5 with a triple, two runs and two RBI in the Rangers' win on Monday.

Odor continues to be one of the hottest hitters in baseball with anothe rmulti-hit night, extending his hitting streak to four games. After being sent down to the minors with an average well below .200, Odor now has made his way back to .264 on the season with a .786 OPS in 69 games played. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Astros will option Lance McCullers to the minors Tuesday.

McCullers will head to the minors after his one-out disaster of a showing in Texas. He had a good start to his career with a 3.17 ERA in 14 starts, but now will get some time in the minors to clear his head after getting lambasted around Globe Life Park on Monday Analysis: Rob Trayah

Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle on Monday, going 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in the Rangers' 12-9 win over the Astros.

It took Beltre five innings to earn the cycle and he did it in fashion with a monster solo home run, leading to his big night. It hasn't been a great year per Beltre's expectations, but nights like Monday certainly help. After his mini hot streak, Beltre has hits in four straight games, with two doubles, two home runs, and a triple to go with five RBI and five runs scored as he raises his average to .270 on the season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Philadelphia Eagles have interest in tying starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the franchise beyond the upcoming season, and have begun discussing a contract extension, according to sources.

Bradford has yet to see a snap in Philly and the Eagles already want him to be the quarterback of the future. By getting rid of Nick Foles, Bradford has the ability and will have the snaps to get the contract he deserves in his walk year this year. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, and two RBI on Monday.

Choo now has a hit in six straight games, with two homers and two doubles in that stretch. He has continued to get walks as well and now has an OBP of .324 even though his average has dipped to .239 on the season. A respectable OPS of .749 makes Choo a good play in any league, including daily ones with how how the Rangers' offense is getting. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Colby Lewis went six innings, but gave up seven runs on ten hits and struck out three in the Rangers' win on Monday.

Lewis was the benefactor of the Rangers going off on Lance McCullers and was able to survive through six innings, even though he gave up seven runs. The big mistake was a grand slam to Jason Castro, but by then the game had virtually gotten out of hand. Lewis improves to 12-4 on the season, albeit with a 1.21 WHIP and 4.68 ERA in 22 starts. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Astros' loss to the Rangers.

Castro hit a grand slam that brought the Rangers back into the game, but it wasn't enough. The catcher is not having a great year, but is showing signs of power again with three homers in his last four games, and ten RBI over that stretch. If he can get hot and stay that way, the Astors will pick up a valuable bat behind the dish. Analysis: Rob Trayah

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