Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 with one RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in the Reds 7-3 victory on Saturday.
It was a nice day of setting the table for Hamilton who has now hit safely in five of his last six games and is batting .273 on the year. The .301 OBP, of course, leaves little to be desired. Hamilton's 43 stolen bases this season have been great for fantasy owners, but let's face it, he's nowhere near the pace for the 75 stolen bases most of those who drafted him were expecting. If you were able to draft him late, then you got a nice value, but if you reached for him like many did , say in the fifth, then you're just not getting what you should be. Especially when you could have had Dee Gordon a dozen rounds later. 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