Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 25th save with a scoreless ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He gave up two hits and struck out one.
Papelbon shook off a couple of rough appearances late last week and has now gone three straight appearances with out allowing a run, earning two saves and picking up a strikeout per inning with no walks. it's goign to be a tough week for his owners as the trade deadline nears andn his name being a hot topic of discussion. However, the Phillies may have a tough time dealing him as they need someone willing to pick up a major portion of his remaining salary as well as have a need for some ninth inning help. Both the Togers and Angels fit the bill but took care of their problems in a more cost-efficient way. Though it seems unlikely, he really could just stay ion Philly the rest of the way.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tom Brady completed 23-of-42 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots 30-24 OT loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
Brady turned in one of his better games of the season and Sunday and while he's certainly had better numbers in previous games it is hard to ignore the lack of weapons on the offensive side of the ball that he had at his disposal with injuries to Dion Lewis, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola over the last three weeks. Brady tossed three more touchdown passes on Sunday night, connecting with Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler and Brandon Bolden for the scores. Late in the fourth quarter the Patriots passing attack suffered another tremendous blow as Rob Gronkowski was carted off with a knee injury which at the time appeared to be severe and yet Brady still managed to drive the Patriots down the field for a game tying field goal try to send the contest into OT. If Gronk is forced to miss any extended amount of time the fantasy impact for Brady will take another big blow as the available offensive weapons will be reduced to the very bottom of the depth chart. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba