Ian Desmond went 5-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Rockies on Monday.
Desmond had himself a monster game on Monday night, and is now riding an eight-game hit streak that was started back on July 9. He is now slashing .253/.302/.445 with 17 home runs, 62 RBI and 10 stolen bases through 371 at-bats, but 114 strikeouts have him sitting on a 30.7 strikeout rate. Even with a lot of swing and misses, Desmond remains one of the top options at the shortstop as long as his power stroke holds up the rest of the way. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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