Glen Perkins picked up his 32nd save of the season after throwing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Indians on Thursday.
In what has become a lost season for the Twins, Perkins has been a standout, having now converted 32 of his 36 save chances while sitting on a 2.48 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 54.1 innings. To add to his dominance, he owns a 64:9 K:BB rate while allowing just two home runs. He has now pitched two of the last three days, but has thrown just 29 pitches over through two innings so expect him to be available if a save situation was to arise on Friday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Perkins has blown just one save since the All-Star break and continues to be an elite closer. He has struck out more than a batter per inning and has a stellar ERA and WHIP. He'll continue to be a top option the rest of the way.ANALYST: David Kerr
Andre Ellington suffered a left foot injury in Week 12.
Surprise, suprise, Ellington got hurt again. The guy is made of glass and should not be started in any leagues. He should be rostered in most leagues, but he's so fragile it's basically impossible to count on him getting through an entire game without suffering some type of setback. Add that to the fact that Chris Johnson gets the majority of the carries and Ellington is even more difficult to trust. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Blake Griffin scored 26 points (9-of-16 FGA, 7-of-9 FTA), grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded eight assists on Sunday afternoon against the T-Wolves.
Blake Griffin finished a couple rebounds and assists shy of a triple-double on Sunday afternoon, as he scored 26 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded eight assists. He also was pretty efficient from the floor, making 9-of-16 shots, and from the free throw line, converting 7-of-9 attempts. At this point, he has established himself as a premier fantasy player, and a fringe elite star in terms of the NBA overall. Continue to expect big things out of him going forward due to his immense talent, versatile skillset, and elite point guard to get him the ball. Analysis: Dom Murtha