Jonathan Papelbon collected his 29th save after allowing one hit while striking out on batter in a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's win over the Mariners.
The Phillies closer has yet to give up an earned run in the month of August while owning a 6:2 K:BB rate over his last 5.0 innings. Having now converted 29 of his first 32 save opportunities this season, Papelbon makes for a solid fantasy option as long as he continues to limit both his walks (13 BB) and home runs (only 1 HR allowed) the rest of the way, even if he doesn't pitch as much as we would like to see. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Le'Veon Bell (knee) hasn't been cleared to start running yet.
After an injury plagued 2015 season, Bell is looking to get healthy and be ready for the regular season. He has not yet been cleared to start running but with the Super Bowl not being played yet, Bell has time to get back into shape. Expect him and the Steelers training staff to work hard on getting him ready for the regular season where he should be considered a top fantasy RB. Analysis: Dillon Conklin
Kings are strongly weighing the firing of coach George Karl.
It has been rumored for quite some time that it wouldn't be long before Karl was out as the coach in Sacramento. It seems like that time has come as Karl has lost support in the front office among other riffs with players on the team. There is no doubt Karl is a great coach but this fit with the Kings just wasn't a good one from the start. Analysis: Dillon Conklin