The showers came a little late, but the rain that soaked Wrigley Field and washed out Game 4 of the NL Division Series followed Tuesday’s forecast pretty closely.
Instead, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker delivered the biggest surprise of the day.
Baker announced after the rainout that he will stay with Tanner Roark for Wednesday’s must-win game against the Chicago Cubs instead of giving the ball to ace Stephen Strasburg on regular rest. Jake Arrieta pitches for the Cubs in his return from a right hamstring injury.
From the latest on A.J. Green, Chris Hogan and more, Mike Clay has the information you need to make the right fantasy football decisions this week.
The Cardinals have had major troubles running the football since the David Johnson wrist injury in Week 1, and that’s partly because the replacements weren’t, well, David Johnson, but also the offensive line isn’t performing well. Chris Johnson, who had some bountiful moments in his fine career and played competently as recently as 2015, which is also the last time Peterson did, was cut Tuesday to make room. Chris Johnson was averaging 2.5 yards per carry this season. Will Peterson really be much of an upgrade?
Well, as one might expect, it’s tough to be optimistic about this trade altering the fantasy landscape. Peterson is healthy and remains in fine shape, but the Cardinals are last in the NFL in rushing yards for a reason, and it probably wasn’t solely about personnel. In theory, Peterson will see considerably more volume than he got with the Saints, so the trade should elevate expectations to a degree. Peterson Cheap NFL Jerseys China was never a great fit with New Orleans, not when Mark Ingram is still competent and rookie Alvin Kamara is teasing star potential. Peterson turned his 29 touches into 85 yards. If the Cheap Barcelona Jerseys Cardinals simply let him run, then there is surely flex potential here.