Jonathon Niese gave up five runs (three earned) on nine hits with no walks and five strikeouts over eight innings against the Giants on Friday.
It wasn't a terrible outing for the Mets' pitcher. In fact, it indicative of the season he is having: not bad but not spectacular. For the year, Niese has a 3.24 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 122.1 innings pitched. Tonight, he had a 3.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He's a decent streaming option, who is most likely not going to dominate anybody.ANALYST:
Michael Floyd (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Floyd missed Week 11 due to a hamstring injury. He was a limited participant in practice all week, and is questionable for Week 12. Head Coach Bruce Arians is optimistic about his status, but Floyd may just be a decoy come Sunday if he's still limited by his hamstring. There are better plays for Week 12, unless Floyd is declared a full go. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Nik Stauskas (knee) said he is available for Friday's game.
Stauskas was supposed to miss the 76ers next three games after suffering a left knee contusion on Monday, and hoped to return at some point next week. Unexpectedly, Stauskas will be available on Friday to play. This doesn't mean he will play, but is significantly improves the chance that he is able to play on Sunday. Analysis: Ben Diamond
DeMarcus Cousins was upgraded to questionable Friday.
DeMarcus Cousins sat out the Kings game in Milwaukee on Wednesday but has been upgraded to questionable for Friday night. There is no guarantee he will play so monitor reports right up until game time in regards to Cousins. He has averaged 27.9 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 10 games for the Kings this year. Analysis: Greg Jewett