Padres hire top talent evaluator A.J. Preller as their new general manager.
A.J. Preller comes from the Texas Rangers where he served as the assistant general manager. The name that had been thrown around was Yankees executive Billy Eppler but they went in another direction. Preller has been in Texas for 10 seasons and has overseen both the player development and scouting departments.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team is giving Marcus Mariota more chances to run the football.
One of the bigger surprises this fantasy season has been the lack of running by Mariota, considering he came from a read option offense in Oregon. However, the rookie quarterback has still been a solid fantasy option despite the lack of running, so this will give a slight boost to his value if he is able to churn out a few yards on the ground. It’s always a tough situation when quarterbacks run more as they open themselves up for injury, but the Titans must feel confident that Mariota will know how to protect himself when he decides to take off and run. Analysis: Phil Backert