George Springer went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk during the Astros' 8-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Springer may be a strikeout machine in his first season with the Astros (39.4 percent K Rate), but his power stroke has certainly far exceeded expectations. He is now sitting with 18 home runs and 48 RBI through 277 at-bats, which puts him on pace to clear 30 home runs at his current 15.4 AB/HR rate, so fantasy owners will have to be patient with his plate discipline (.235 BA) in order to reap the rewards of his unbelievable power upside while he adjusts to big league pitching. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice on Thursday.
Shaun Draughn will likely get his third straight start in the place of Carlos Hyde this week who didn't practice Thursday. Hyde has not done much at practice since he broke his foot and I'm not sure we will see much of him going forward. No need to risk anything with the 49ers not making any sort of playoff noise. Analysis: James Grande
Eric Weddle (groin) is not practicing on Thursday.
The Chargers have been disappointing this season but Eric Weddle continues to play great for the Chargers defense. Unfortunately, Weddle missed Thursday's practice due to a groin injury. Weddle is the Chargers leading tackler and the secondary would miss him dearly if he can't play in Week 12. Analysis: James Grande