Billy Hamilton hit his eighth home run of the season Monday night as he finished the loss to the Brewers going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
No one was expecting Hamilton to hit more than 2-3 home runs this season, but now it wouldn't be surprising to see him soar into double-digits -- today was actually his sixth homer. After getting off to an incredibly slow start, Hamilton has quickly become one of the games most valuable fantasy commodities. His season line sits .281/.314/.424 with six home runs and 38 stolen bases. If he vastly improved his plate discipline, he'd easily be a first-rounder.ANALYST:
Angels RHP Garrett Richards (knee) threw five innings in a minor league game Saturday.
Richards is very close to returning to action from a severe knee injury that he suffered at the end of 2014. He threw 69 pitches of one hit, one walk, zero run ball on Saturday and is progressing well. Due to the way that the Angels schedule is set up, they won't need a fifth starter for several weeks, giving Richards a chance to jump right into the rotation without kicking any other starters out. Richards' monster 2014 breakout campaign was legit, so as long as owners drafting him are comfortable with his health and knee, he could be a nice discount on draft day. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Jonathan Stewart will ideally be limited to 15 carries a game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Stewart had a solid season last year, averaging 4.6 YPC, though he scored just three touchdowns in thirteen games. The 28-year old just 9 games over the past three seasons, and will not be able to handle the load of a workhorse back. The Panthers will likely find a running back in the draft that is capable of handling the other 8-10 carries that the Panthers expect. Considering that Stewart averaged just 13.5 carries per game in 2014, this won't destroy his already limited fantasy value. Analysis: Ben Diamond