And now it’s Saturday! …which is very close to football Sunday. Let’s go game-by-game and break this down.
TBR @ BAL
Jake Odorizzi: Not going here.
Jeremy Hellickson: Or here.
TBR: Kevin Kiermaier (Elite), Lucas Duda (Elite. Remember when he was over 4K on FD?), Steven Souza Jr. (Elite), Logan Morrison (Elite), Evan Longoria, Corey Dickerson
BAL: Tim Beckham (Elite), Manny Machado (Elite), Jonathan Schoop (Elite), Trey Mancini (Elite), Chris Davis (Elite), Adam Jones, Welington Castillo
STL @ PIT
Lance Lynn: Not enough upside here.
Gerrit Cole: Or here. Surely we will find pitching soon.
STL: Dexter Fowler (Elite), Matt Carpenter (Elite), Kolten Wong, Tommy Pham, Yadier Molina
PIT: Adam Frazier, Josh Bell
WAS @ NYM
Stephen Strasburg: Here’s the cash lock. Viable and elite in all formats.
Noah Syndergaard: He’s pitching for one inning.
WAS: (Rubs hands together.) Trea Turner (Elite), Daniel Murphy (Elite), Ryan Zimmerman (Elite), Anthony Rendon (Elite), Howie Kendrick, Michael Taylor, Matt Wieters
NYM: Not going here.
KCR @ CHW
Danny Duffy: It’s tempting, but he’s going to be on a pitch count. Can’t do it.
Dylan Covey: No thank you.
KCR: Whit Merrifield (Elite), Lorenzo Cain (Elite), Salvador Perez (Elite), Mike Moustakas (Elite), Eric Hosmer (Elite), Brandon Moss
CHW: Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Avisail Garcia
PHI @ ATL
Henderson Alvarez: Who? No reason to go here.
Julio Teheran: You could look at Teheran in deep-field GPPs.
PHI: Rhys Hoskins (Elite), Nick Williams (Elite), Aaron Altherr (Elite), Cesar Hernandez, Freddy Galvis, Odubel Herrera, Jorge Alfaro
ATL: Freddie Freeman (Elite), Ender Inciarte (Elite), Ozzie Albies (Elite), Tyler Flowers (Elite), Nick Markakis, Johan Camargo, Lane Adams
MIA @ ARI
Dillon Peters: Pass.
Taijuan Walker: You could take a shot on Walker in GPPs, but I don’t think I will.
MIA: Giancarlo Stanton (Elite), Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna, Justin Bour, Christian Yelich, Derek Dietrich
ARI: Here we go again. Chris Iannetta (Elite), Paul Goldschmidt (Elite), J.D. Martinez (Elite), A.J. Pollock (Elite), Ketel Marte, Brandon Drury
COL @ SDP
Chad Bettis: You could use him on 2 SP sites.
Jhoulys Chacin: You can go there in GPPs.
COL: Charlie Blackmon (Elite), Nolan Arenado, Gerardo Parra, Carlos Gonzalez, Mark Reynolds
SDP: Wil Myers, Cory Spangenberg
TEX @ OAK
Miguel Gonzalez: Absolutely not.
Sean Manaea: Not going here.
TEX: Adrian Beltre (Elite), Robinson Chirinos (Elite), Will Middlebrooks (Elite), Elvis Andrus (Elite)
OAK: Matt Olson (Elite), Jed Lowrie (Elite), Matt Joyce (Elite), Khris Davis (Elite), Ryon Healy, Marcus Semien, Chad Pinder, Matt Chapman, Bruce Maxwell (Yeah, that’s the whole lineup.)
SFG @ LAD
Madison Bumgarner: Tough matchup. Use him in GPPs if you want. Kind of dependent on Dodgers lineup.
Hyun-Jin Ryu: I like Ryu in all formats tonight.
SFG: Buster Posey, Nick Hundley
LAD: Kike Hernandez, Corey Seager, Austin Barnes
STUD OF THE NIGHT
I’m just leaving this here.