Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and a walk against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
The step forward that Stanton has taken this year has been absolutely outstanding for his fantasy owners and is much more representative of our expectations over the last few seasons. It's difficult to imagine him remaining a .295 hitter, but with the maintenance of his 14-plus-percent walk rate and a steady three-year decline in strikeouts, perhaps the notion is too far-fetched. The bottom line though is that the power is there and now suddenly there's some plate discipline too. While it was nice of him to say that he would like to stay in Miami, the only way that's going to happen is if he leaves money on the table. A contract like he will command will have to come from somewhere else, and when it does, we're hoping it's in a home with a much more hitter-friendly ballpark.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tevin Coleman (ribs) will play Week 5 against Washington.
Coleman seems to have moved past his rib injury, but while he is expected to play Sunday, he will obviously play a limited role behind Devonta Freeman. The Falcons offense is firing on all cylinders right now and they don't need/want to upset the balance of things while they are on this run. Expect Coleman to work as a part-time change-of-pace back this week. Analysis: Howard Bender
Jadeveon Clowney has a walking boot on his right foot.
Clowney limped off the field late in the game while the Colts were driving down for their final touchdown of the night. He remained on the sidelines with what the Texans are saying is an ankle issue. The oft-injured Clowney will stay in the boot as a precaution and he will be re-evaluated after a couple of days. Analysis: Howard Bender