Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Rizzo continued his coming out party on Friday, blasting two more home runs bringing his total up to 22 long balls on the season. He is now one home run away from tying last season's mark of 23 home runs and remains on pace to reach the 30 homer mark for the first time in his young career. Not only has his home run production been stellar, but he currently holds a .278 average which is a far cry from the .233 mark he posted a season ago. At 24 years of age, there is still more room for growth, so hang on and enjoy the show. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Andre Ellington suffered a left foot injury in Week 12.
Surprise, suprise, Ellington got hurt again. The guy is made of glass and should not be started in any leagues. He should be rostered in most leagues, but he's so fragile it's basically impossible to count on him getting through an entire game without suffering some type of setback. Add that to the fact that Chris Johnson gets the majority of the carries and Ellington is even more difficult to trust. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Blake Griffin scored 26 points (9-of-16 FGA, 7-of-9 FTA), grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded eight assists on Sunday afternoon against the T-Wolves.
Blake Griffin finished a couple rebounds and assists shy of a triple-double on Sunday afternoon, as he scored 26 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded eight assists. He also was pretty efficient from the floor, making 9-of-16 shots, and from the free throw line, converting 7-of-9 attempts. At this point, he has established himself as a premier fantasy player, and a fringe elite star in terms of the NBA overall. Continue to expect big things out of him going forward due to his immense talent, versatile skillset, and elite point guard to get him the ball. Analysis: Dom Murtha