Just before their home opener in the Bronx on Tuesday, the Yankees acquired outfielder Trayce Thompson off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. His addition comes at a time when New York has lost several outfielders at the start of the season due to injury.
Thompson is the brother of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. Their father is former NBA star Mychal Thompson and their oldest brother, Mychel, also played in the NBA.
The commitment to Case Keenum is really only one year, and with 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch looking like a shaky bet, the Broncos could be in the quarterback market at No. 5 overall. But if there’s someone they really like at the top of the draft, don’t count the Broncos out of the running for that No. 2 overall pick the Giants own. With the Jets sitting at No. 3 and obviously eyeing quarterbacks, it’s entirely possible some team will get scared that the Jets will take the same guy that team likes, and overpay the Giants for the pick right in front of the Jets. Moving up from No. 6 to No. 3 cost the Jets three second-rounders. Moving up from No. 5 to No. 2 likely would cost the Broncos at least that, especially if they’re not the only team in the market.
Watson will be back in 2018. So will defensive end J.J. Watt, who could help form one of the NFL’s most formidable defenses alongside Jadeveon Clowney and newly acquired safety Tyrann Mathieu. Watson has a superstar wide receiver in DeAndre Hopkins and a talented young deep threat in Will Fuller.
Houston still has question marks, however. The Texans touted a middle-of-the-pack ground game in 2017. The offensive line was among the league’s worst, allowing an eye-popping 54 sacks.
The Texans can’t do much about either, as they traded each of their first two draft picks in 2018 to Cleveland.
Just because Watson is capable of scrambling around and hitting big plays doesn’t mean the team should rely on him doing it, particularly after an ACL tear. Putting too much on his plate is a recipe for a second straight season of disappointment.