The Thunder haven't provided an official timetable for Payne's return after he was diagnosed with a fractured foot earlier in the week, but whether or not the point guard ultimately requires surgery, it seems unlikely he'll be back to full health before the season begins in roughly a month. With that in mind, Price, who entered camp No. 3 on the depth chart at point guard behind Russell Westbrook and Payne, will likely jump to the second spot, barring a late surge from rookie Semaj Christon, who is attending camp on a partially guaranteed deal. Price averaged 19.5 minutes per game across 62 appearances last season for the injury-riddled Suns, but he's unlikely to come close to approaching that sort of playing time allotment behind Westbrook, who figures to challenge for the lead league in minutes. With that in mind, don't expect Payne to gain much relevance in the fantasy realm while Payne is sidelined.
Holland netted two goals in a 8-1 victory over Buffalo in preseason Friday.
Holland was all over the ice in his second game back from a concussion, recording team highs in SOG (7) and hits (3) as well as being perfect in face off opportunities. The 25-year-old center has improved every season since making his NHL debut with the Leafs and if Friday's performance says anything, he could be in line to take another step forward during the 2016-17 campaign.
Jones went 1-for-5 with a solo homer and walk in Friday's 8-1 victory over the Yankees.
The veteran outfielder launched the first of two fifth-inning round-trippers off Michael Pineda, his 29th blast of the season. Jones has now hit 29 homers for the second time in the last three seasons and one final bomb over the last two games of the campaign will give the third 30-homer season of his career.
Polanco, who will start in center field and bat cleanup Saturday, has stolen a base in four of his last five starts.
With 22 homers and 17 steals, Polanco appears to be making a desperate attempt to reach the 20-20 mark. The outfielder has seven hits, including two doubles and a triple, in 19 at-bats against Saturday starter Michael Wacha.
McCutchen is not in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.
McCutchen has cooled off a bit over the last week after putting together a strong start to September, and he has just two hits in his last 16 at-bats. After a 1-for-4 effort Friday, McCutchen will get the day off Saturday, as the Pirates go with Gregory Polanco in center.
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