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
The Raiders could be interested in free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie drafted Cobb in his final year as the Packers' Director of Player Personnel. McKenzie apparently wants to reunite Cobb with his former mentor James Jones, who signed with the Raiders last offseason and was the team's most consistent receiver throughout the 2014 season. The question is, would the Raiders be able to convince Cobb to sign with them? They'll likely need to comfortably outbid the next highest bidder to earn rights to his services. If this scenario were to actually come to fruition, Derek Carr would get a nice boost in fantasy value. Analysis: Spencer Silva