Phillip Gaines has a new home. The cornerback is joining the Bills, the team announced Thursday.
Gaines, 27, joins projected starters Vontae Davis and Tre’Davious White, solidifying the Bills at the position.
Gibson is right there too, registering a .927 even-strength save percentage this season in 60 starts. In 22 career playoff starts, he has an .842 high-danger save percentage, the best over the past four postseasons. Then there’s Quick. He is notably one of the best active playoff goalies in the NHL (perhaps the best), and to top it all off, he has produced his best statistical season in more than half a decade. Give me one of them and I would feel pretty damn good.
Chris Peters, NHL prospects writer: I’m still a big believer in Rinne as well. He wasn’t amazing in last year’s Stanley Cup Final and he has carried a heavy workload over the past two seasons, but he’s on top of his game right now. Combine that with the way Nashville defends and the layers teams will have to have to cut through to try to score against the Preds and you and you can see why this team keeps opposing coaches up at night. As long as Rinne is healthy, I would definitely want him on my side heading into this postseason.
Butler made only 15 catches in 2017 and has 73 in his five-year career for 1,177 yards and eight touchdowns. He played 261 offensive snaps last season in Dallas.
Shohei Ohtani has captured most of the Los Angeles Angels’ headlines thus far, but it’s the team’s other hitters who stand out in Week 2 — particularly the right-handers. The Angels are slated to face three left-handed starters, plus another four right-handers who possess league-average-at-best strikeout rates, and they’ll play three of their seven games at Texas’ hitting-friendly Globe Life Park. Beyond the obvious trio of Angels hitting options (Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons), Albert Pujols (available in roughly 60 percent of ESPN leagues) stands out as a particularly advantageous fantasy option.
As the team’s cleanup hitter with the squad facing a strong week of hitting matchups, Pujols’ runs/RBIs (not to mention plate appearances, since the lineup should turn over more often) should benefit. In addition, keep tabs on Ian Kinsler’s (DL, groin) status heading into Monday’s weekly lineup deadline because if he needs only the minimum, 10-day stay on the disabled list, as expected, he’d be eligible to return Tuesday, would presumably be slotted directly back into the leadoff spot and therefore would warrant instant activation in all leagues.