|Offense||23rd||108.2 (16th)||203.2 (23rd)|
|Defense||12th||96.0 (6th)||232.3 (21st)|
As expected, Stanton approved the move to New York and the deal was made official Monday morning. The 2017 NL MVP, who hit .281/.376/.631 with 59 homers and 132 RBI in 159 games last season, will join an already potent lineup that led the majors in homers and was second in runs scored and RBI last year.
Kearse was talking up backup Bryce Petty during a Monday conference call, saying that the backup QB brings a high energy level and has the ability to extend plays. McCown was diagnosed with a broken left hand after exiting Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Broncos, buts Jets head coach Todd Bowles left the door open for the 38-year-old quarterback to play through the injury in the closing weeks of the season. It already seemed like an unlikely proposition, and Kearse's comments provide another hint that McCown will be ruled out for the rest of the season. If so, he gave the Jets far more than anyone could've expected, keeping the team on the fringe of the wild-card race for much of the season while providing a level of competence that made it possible to evaluate the talent on the roster. Heading into Week 1 there was talk of a winless season and a historically bad offense -- circumstances that would've made it awfully difficult to fairly evaluate players such as Kearse, Robby Anderson, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Elijah McGuire.
Roberts caught three passes on as many targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 26-15 loss to the Chiefs.
Roberts led the Raiders' receiving corps in offensive snaps played (55 of 61), but was held to just three targets despite Amari Cooper missing a majority of the contest after re-injuring his left ankle in the first half. Roberts could be in line for additional looks from quarterback Derek Carr in Week 15 against the Cowboys if Cooper remains sidelined, but Roberts would still be a somewhat risky fantasy option as the slot receiver has yet to surpass 50 yards receiving in a single game this season.
Baertschi (jaw) will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken jaw, Dan Murhpy of Sportsnet reports.
Baertschi was hit in the face with a puck in Saturday's matchup with Calgary and will be out for a significant chunk of time. Prior to getting hurt, the winger was bogged down in a nine-game goal drought in which he has garnered a mere two helpers. Markus Granlund figures to get a look at a top-six role in Baertschi's absence. It's only a matter of time before the Switzerland native is placed on injured reserve given the length of his recovery timeline.
Spooner (lower body) skated in Monday's practice and is considered day-to-day, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Spooner has been plagued by injuries this season, playing only 10 of the team's 27 games as a result. His most recent injury came to light Dec. 6, so it's an encouraging sign to see him back at practice shortly after. Boston's next game is Wednesday in Detroit, which also happens to be the first day that Spooner will be eligible to be activated from injured reserve, meaning that he has a chance to play depending on how he progresses.