Clay Buchholz threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout and struck out 12 to beat the Astros 11-0 on Sunday.
Just a spectacular outing for Buchholz. Absolutely spectacular. But let's pump the brakes for a moment here and not get carried away into thinking he's someone he's not. Does he have talent? Yes, of course he does. But let's not forget everything else he's done this season. The outing brought this ERA down to a 5.42 which, if you play fantasy, you know that's not good. His strikeout rate is still middle-of-the-road, he still gives up too many home runs, his command can be very spotty, and when he loses it against a team, which happens regularly, he blows up pretty badly. It was a great outing here, but if you expect to see that from him on even a remotely consistent basis, you're fooling yourself and destined to see your ratios blown to bits.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Le'Veon Bell (knee) hasn't been cleared to start running yet.
After an injury plagued 2015 season, Bell is looking to get healthy and be ready for the regular season. He has not yet been cleared to start running but with the Super Bowl not being played yet, Bell has time to get back into shape. Expect him and the Steelers training staff to work hard on getting him ready for the regular season where he should be considered a top fantasy RB. Analysis: Dillon Conklin
Kings are strongly weighing the firing of coach George Karl.
It has been rumored for quite some time that it wouldn't be long before Karl was out as the coach in Sacramento. It seems like that time has come as Karl has lost support in the front office among other riffs with players on the team. There is no doubt Karl is a great coach but this fit with the Kings just wasn't a good one from the start. Analysis: Dillon Conklin