Glen Perkins earned his 26th save of the season despite allowing one run on two hits in the ninth innings of the Twins' 2-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
The run allowed was just the second for Perkins this month, a span of 12 appearances (12 innings). Her continues to be one off the more underrated closers out there, likely because he pitches for the Twins, and has maintained a solid 2.78 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP> Word has it that a number of teams have inquired about the availability of Perkins in a deal, but it doesn't appear that Minnesota is considering any of the offers. Continue to roll with him as your closer 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