The NFL is a copycat league in more ways than one.
With the Falcons drawing rave reviews for the decision to remove the thumbs for the scales when it comes to pricing in-stadium food options, the Lions are now considering the same approach.
With Corey Knebel suffering a hamstring injury, the Brewers’ deep bullpen will be put to the test. Leagues with daily moves have already snagged Matt Albers, Jacob Barnes, Jeremy Jeffress and Josh Hader. Milwaukee’s broadcast team indicated that Albers could be first in line. We could know more by the end of the weekend, but I’m going after Jacob Barnes in my leagues. In scenarios that could be long-term, I’d rather invest in the most highly skilled option, figuring the lesser-skilled manager’s favorite is likely to struggle. Hader could be the best of the lot, but he’s most likely going to remain in the multi-inning role.
GS is the projected game score for the pitcher. The “*” symbol means the pitcher lacks requisite career major league data to produce an accurate rating; these are the author’s ratings.
So Gurley can say whatever he wants, as can any player with the Rams or any other team. And the things being said by players throughout the league will surely continue, until the Giants sign Beckham to a long-term deal.
The Raptors and Celtics are locked into the top two spots.
Toronto can still get home-court advantage versus every team but Houston by getting ahead of Golden State in the standings; the two teams are tied, and the Warriors hold the tiebreaker.
With Kyrie Irving lost for the season and Marcus Smart not expected to play in the first round, Boston is currently one of the weaker teams in our RPM power ratings, making a first-round upset a stronger possibility than usual for a No. 2 seed.
The Sixers gained the edge in the red-hot race for No. 3 with their nail-biting 132-130 win over Cleveland on Friday, but their position is not safe.