It’s the last week of Period 3 with three more Golden Tickets in the balance. Here’s who the Touts are counting on to get them into the Championship Tournament.
Gene McCaffrey (The Athletic, @WiseGuyGene)
Pitcher: Brandon Woodruff – I have him as the best pitcher tonight regardless of price, against the compulsively whiffing Padres.
Hitter: Robinson Cano – Healthy and hitting, a super-bargain at $3100.
Anthony Aniano (Rotoballer, @AAnianoFantasy)
Pitcher: Brandon Woodruff – He’s striking out 29% of the batters he’s facing and goes against a Padres team that is 21st in runs per game and 27th in strikeouts per game with 9.77.
Hitter: Ramon Laureano – Laureano leads an Oakland stack against Ynoa and his 5.02 ERA and less than 7 Ks/9. Laureano has 8 HRs vs RHP this season and 4 HRs 4SBs in his last 15 games.
Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)
Pitcher: Brett Anderson – Fading Woodruff and need some additional differentiation
Hitter: Michael Conforto – Seems to work for Phil
Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis)
Pitcher: Julio Teheran – Has an ERA under 2.00 in 8 consecutive games. He is one of the hottest starting pitchers on one of the hottest teams right now with the Atlanta Braves owning the NL East.
Hitter: Ian Desmond – In the past 2 weeks, Ian Desmond has been on a tear, batting .386 with 3 home runs and 15 RBI.
Charlie Wiegert (CDM Sports, @GFFantasySports)
Pitcher: Jack Flaherty – Due to rebound at home vs light hitting Marlins, and hopefully tack up 7 + k’s
Hitter: Matt Carpenter – Another homer, who I hope homers again tonight. I expect the Cardinal hitters to have a better approach tonight than they did against Yamamoto last week.
Jeff Erickson (Rotowire, @Jeff_Erickson)
Pitcher: Mitch Keller – Last round of this scoring period, need to take some chances. Keller at least gets strikeouts and is facing the Tigers.
Hitter: Dan Vogelbach – Matchup against Homer Bailey? Yes please.
Howard Bender (Fantasy Alarm, @RotobuzzGuy)
Pitcher: Jack Flaherty – Come on. It’s Miami! The Fish stink. K-rate should be solid with minimal damage via hits/walks on DK
Hitter: Jorge Bonifacio – How about this tasty dart? Kikuchi pitches to a ton of contact and Bonifacio is hot out of the gate following his call-up. He’s got four hits, including two doubles and 3 RBI in his last two games.