The Broncos needed a running back in the 2009 draft and used a first-round pick to get one, Knowshon Moreno, with the 12th overall pick. He did not, however, develop into the franchise back they were hoping for.
Which is more the norm than the exception.
The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers play a makeup game of their April 4 postponement on Friday, giving them a doubleheader on that day, and both of them a seven-game week. Thanks in part to the extra game, the Tigers and their pair of series against below-average pitching staffs, and the Royals with a week-opening trip to hitting-friendly Rogers Centre, both teams could provide handy plug-ins for your Week 3 lineups.
Tigers leadoff man Leonys Martin (available in more than 95 percent of ESPN leagues) is worth your while in a week where the Tigers face five right-handed starters, while Royals four/five hitter Lucas Duda (available in roughly 85 percent) could benefit from the stronger home-run environments on the team’s schedule.
The Broncos have until May 3 to exercise the option, which guarantees him $9.2 million for injury only and can be otherwise rescinded.
Lowry gives DeRozan a hard time after 37-point gameKyle Lowry jokingly says DeMar DeRozan is a great basketball player but a terrible friend.
Lowry punctuated DeRozan’s statement with a sarcastic clap. DeRozan was neither amused nor offended. He was as steady as his procession of long-distance hoops, nifty step-throughs, leaners and floaters in traffic. When Washington nibbled the lead down to five with less than eight minutes remaining in the game, it was DeRozan who scored six of the next nine Raptors points to extend the lead back to 12.
As a team, the Raptors are leaving no money on the table. They’ve logged an otherworldly 91.7 percent effective field goal percentage on their uncontested shots in the two games, and they are 68.8 percent on their catch-and-shoot opportunities.