The Titans have brought back a key member of their offensive line for another year.
According to a tweet from his agents, Titans left guard Quinton Spain has signed his one-year deal with the team.
Eduardo Rodriguez rejoined the Boston Red Sox’s rotation on Sunday (the final day of ESPN’s Week 1), lining him up for a Friday start during Week 2. Drew Pomeranz (DL, forearm), too, is on the mend and could be a candidate to assume the team’s Saturday opening. Rodriguez will grant fantasy managers an opportunity to scout him before the week begins, strengthening his status as a strong Week 2 play. Pre-Sunday, I’d say start Rodriguez regardless, and so long as Pomeranz gets the official OK to take that Saturday start, I’d chance using him too (though at a lesser degree than I would Rodriguez).
Among some of the lefty/righty matchups advantages to glean: The San Francisco Giants’ Austin Jackson (available in more than 99 percent of ESPN leagues) typically leads off against lefties, and the Giants are scheduled to face four left-handed starters; the Cincinnati Reds’ Jesse Winker (available in nearly 95 percent of ESPN leagues) has been leading off against right-handers, and the Reds are scheduled to face seven righty starters; the Tampa Bay Rays’ Brad Miller (available in more than 95 percent of ESPN leagues) has frequently been slotted at cleanup against righty starters, and the Rays are scheduled to face six right-handed starters.
Last year Worrilow often struggled for the Lions, but his skills as a run defender and special teams player give him a good chance at earning a roster spot in Philadelphia.
Speaking of matchups-oriented teams, the Dodgers also fit the description, having rolled out seven lineups in as many games to begin the season and given all 12 of their active hitters at least two starts apiece. If the Dodgers face four right-handed starters, as projected, Matt Kemp, Logan Forsythe and Enrique Hernandez would be sits in all formats (perhaps Kemp and Forsythe would still be worthwhile in deep NL-only leagues), while Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager would become the only Dodgers with even middle-of-the-road Week 2 matchups.
The Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays play the week’s only other interleague series, taking place Friday-Sunday at Tampa’s Tropicana Field. The Phillies will pick up the DH as a result, which is more beneficial to them than almost any other National League team, due to their glut of second basemen and outfielders. OK, who am I kidding? This is all about Scott Kingery, who made the team, has made starts at third base (two), shortstop (one) and right field (one) and continues to have to fight for at-bats all over the diamond.