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Browns have cut WR Nate Burleson.

Between the excvessive injuries and the lackluster play when he eventually does make it onto the field, this is no surprise at all. Travis Benjamin beat him out for the No. 3 receiver job and it would appear that Marlon Moor with be the No. 4.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Austin Jackson went 2-for-5, connecting on his second home run of the season with two RBI and one run scored against the Twins on Saturday.

Jackson is now slashing .275/.315/.391 with two home runs, four RBI and nine runs scored through his first 69 at-bats. As long as he remain the leadoff hitter ahead of some solid power bats, Jackson will continue to be a solid contributor in the runs category, if nothing else, the rest of the way.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

James Paxton allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out seven batters over 4 2/3 innings against the Twins on Saturday.

Paxton has struggled in the early going as he is now sitting 0-2 with a 6.86 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through his first four starts. Until he shows signs of turning things around, Paxton should be skipped over in the upcoming weeks. He will look to turn things around when he takes on the Astros on Thursday. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Glen Perkins earned his fourth save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit while striking out one batter against the Mariners on Saturday.

Perkins is now 4-for-4 in save opportunities this season while sitting on a 1.29 ERA and 0.71 WHIP through his first eight appearances. Although the Twins may not give him a chance to be production on most days, he is still a must-start in all fantasy formats while holding down the closer role.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored against the Mariners on Saturday.

Nunez has been productive when given the chance in 2015, as he is now 6-for-10 with three extra-base hits and two RBI in four games. However, unless his playing time picks up, he is not worth adding in any fantasy format. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Brian Dozier wert 2-for-5 with a double, one RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base in Saturday's 8-5 win over the Mariners.

Dozier is off to a terrible start, as he is now slashing .215/.297/.338 with one home run and five RBI through 65 at-bats. After a breakout 20154 campaign Dozier is showing very little staying power in the early going as he continues to look like a bust through his first 17 games.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored against the Rangers on Saturday.

Pujols may be off to a slower start than most anticipated as he is slashing .185/.274/.354, but his power production is still there with three home runs and nine RBI through 65 at-bats. There is no doubt he will be able to pick up the pace in the batting average category, so fantasy owners should show patience in regards to their veteran first baseman.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Huston Street earned his seventh save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers on Saturday.

Street remains one of the top closers in the early going as he has yet to allow a run through his first seven appearances. Although he has been prone to injury over the course of his career, as long as he can remain in good health he is a top 10 closer in the very least the rest of the way. Analysis: Matthew Beck

C.J. Wilson allowed just one run on seven hits and three walks while striking out four batters through 5 2/3 innings against the Rangers on Saturday.

Despite setting for a no-decision, Wilson has been solid in the early going as he is sitting 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and a 18:9 K:BB rate through 26.0 innings. It is unlikely Wilson ever live up to his lofty contract, but as far as fantasy is concerned he is still a solid starter in most formats while he has his WHIP under control. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Giants on Friday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Colby Lewis allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four batters over five innings against the Angels on Saturday.

Despite sitting 1-2 on the season Lewis has done a respectable job for the Rangers as the owner of a 3.75 ERA and 1.25 WHIP through 24.0 innings (four starts). However, he has just a 15:6 K:BB rate and opponents are hitting .270 against him which indicates he is likely headed down the wrong path as the summer months approach. He will take the mound against the Athletics in his next start on Friday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

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