To find hitting power in baseball — which can prove scarce throughout the marathon MLB campaign — we often stomach specialists such as Chris Carter in order to acquire homers. In hoops, we similarly need to pursue players who might only provide positive contributions in a few or even a single statistical category.

Elite Youth Patrick Marleau Jersey The Lakers’ Nick Young, for instance, is enjoying a breakout season beyond the arc. Currently fourth in 3-pointers made per game and with the requisite shooting freedom in an up-tempo offensive scheme, Young is 10th in the NBA in added value in 3-point production on the Player Rater. Despite providing scant value in rebounds or defensive metrics, we can acquire points and a high volume of 3-point production. Young is available in well over half of ESPN leagues as of Friday afternoon. While versatility is increasingly valuable in fantasy basketball, we also need specialists to fuel specific stats.

When Brogdon started seeing increased minutes as the team’s third guard on a thin backcourt rotation, his value in DFS play was easy to identify. The combination of deflated pricing and inflated minutes is a key recipe for attention in daily competition. The seasonal market naturally demands stronger and more enduring production given the finite nature of roster space, so interest in Brogdon has proven more modest. That said, the rising rookie is among the most-added assets of the past week — albeit he’s still available in more than 65 percent of ESPN leagues.

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This week’s edition of the Insider cheat sheet looks at Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rise as the East’s top player, Kyle Korver’s move to Cleveland and whether you should trade Joel Embiid in fantasy.

Will Joel Embiid keep putting up monster stats?

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Of seven previous cases, there are three players more productive than El Gallo. One of the first things of note is that these players did not sign for many extra free agent years. Carlos Carrasco, Johnny Cueto, and Ervin Santana gave their team two additional years of control. Wade Miley, Paul Maholm, and Scott Kazmir signed on for just one extra year. Kazmir is the only pitcher featured here that was younger than Carlos, so I¡¯d like to see the Cardinals break ground here with the longest extension for a pitcher in his service time category.
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The Blues have fifty years of outstanding coaches and tremendous players who have managed to win multiple Stanley Cups… elsewhere, of course. But the players on this team are loved for more than wins. Do we laugh about how guys tend to get a championship after they leave the city? Yep. Do we love the guys who play here for their scrappiness and whatever ¡°blue collar work ethic¡± is? Absolutely.

The Blues are the yang to the Cardinals¡¯ yin. The Cardinals are celebrated for their success, their style, and their history. The Blues are beloved for the cast of characters who have skated through here over the past fifty seasons. Over 40,000 people came to the Alumni Game yesterday to watch a group of guys, many of whom won Cups elsewhere, celebrate the history of a franchise that has always seemed to be a day late and a dollar short.

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The Carolina Panthers stayed undefeated and officially clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs by dominating the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. All of the San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs on top of that. Previously, the Cleveland Browns were the only team eliminated going into Week 14.

In addition to the Panthers, the Arizona Cardinals were the only other team to go into Sunday with a guaranteed spot in the postseason.

Game Youth Torry Holt Jersey The quarterback showed some of the relentlessness Jackson had been looking for in initially signing Griffin, but the coach indicated there’s still progress to be made in his postgame press conference:

“[Griffin] made some plays. He made some plays with his legs, made some plays with his arm. He has to continue to grow that way. In the second half, we got slowed down a little bit, and I think he can still do some things better, but he did show me some things today. He has to keep working. We all have to keep working.”

With a hectic Browns quarterback carousel — in addition to the two QBs mentioned, the team has started Josh McCown and seen guys like Charlie Whitehurst and Kevin Hogan attempt at least 20 passes in relief — it will be good for Jackson to see some more of Griffin this week before the team heads into the offseason with a decision to make about the future of the position.

Griffin already has the support of one teammate. Longtime Browns left tackle Joe Thomas said Griffin has “shown enough” in his four games so far this year to be the starter again next year.
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The Browns travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday for their final game of the season. The Steelers, who have already clinched the AFC North, are expected to rest several starters, including Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and Le’Veon Bell.

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