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The Week That Was: Fantasy Baseball Week 3 Recap
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Ryan Cordell Headshot

Cordell went 4-for-4 with a home run and a double in a game with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday.

Cordell is seeing Triple-A action this year for the first time in his career, but he is hardly showing any growing pains, posting a .305/.364/.627 slash line through 15 games. Despite his lack of experience at the highest minor-league level, he has a shot to make his big league debut at some point this year.
11:03 am (EST)
Paul Goldschmidt Headshot

Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer -- his third of the season -- in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt delivered a pair of RBI in all three games of the series, allowing him to double his existing output in that category for the season. The first baseman has underwhelmed with a .257 batting average thus far, but thanks to a 19.3 percent walk rate, he's been able to reach base in more than 40 percent of his plate appearances. So long as he continues to rack up the walks -- and avoid the injury bug -- Goldschmidt should be in store for a third consecutive 100-run campaign.
11:00 am (EST)
Chris Paul Headshot

Paul registered 27 points (10-21 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 12 assists, nine rebounds and one steal across 38 minutes in Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Jazz in Game 4 of the series.

Paul has compiled double-doubles in all four games of the series, and though he may have been his best all-around numbers Sunday, the Clippers could need even more production out of him now that Blake Griffin (toe) has been ruled out for the rest of the postseason. With that in mind, the 31-year-old should be an elite option in DFS contests until the Clippers are eliminated from the playoffs.
10:46 am (EST)
Jamal Crawford Headshot

Crawford tallied 25 points (9-13 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one rebound and one steal across 31 minutes in Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Jazz in Game 4 of the series.

With Blake Griffin (toe) having been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason, the Clippers were in need of one of their secondary offensive options to step up in Game 4, and Crawford ended up being the main beneficiary of the extra shots that were available. He finished second on the team in scoring behind Chris Paul, with the 25 points marking Crawford's most since March 25, which also came in a game against the Jazz. Crawford's efficiency likely won't be nearly this strong over the remainder of the series, but he should at least continue to see ample volume on the offensive end now that Griffin is out.
10:40 am (EST)
Rudy Gobert Headshot

Gobert (knee) started at center and amassed 15 points (6-6 FG, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 24 minutes in Sunday's 105-98 win over the Clippers in Game 4 of the series.

After Gobert suffered a hyperextended left knee and bone contusion in the first minute of Game 1, the Jazz weren't certain if he'd be able to return at any point during the series, but the star big man made a surprisingly swift recovery and shined immediately in his return to action. Though the Jazz restricted Gobert's minutes, his presence in the frontcourt helped give the team a needed lift with All-Star Gordon Hayward exiting early with an illness. Gobert was resting down the stretch Sunday as the Jazz look to avoid overworking him, but he could be ready to take back a 30-plus-minute role in Tuesday's Game 5.
10:29 am (EST)
Kevon Looney Headshot

Looney (hip) is listed as out for Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers.

The second-year forward isn't a regular rotation option for the Warriors, so his absence shouldn't hurt the team much, even if fellow forwards Kevin Durant (calf) and Matt Barnes (ankle, foot) remain sidelined.
10:19 am (EST)
Nick Tepesch Headshot

Tepesch will join the Twins in Arlington ahead of Monday's game against the Rangers and will be formally added to the team's 40-man roster, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins have an opening in their rotation after demoting Adalberto Mejia to Triple-A Rochester, but despite having 40 career MLB starts on his ledger, Tepesch may not be the team's top choice to fill the vacancy when Minnesota next requires a fifth starter May 6. While Tepesch performed well in his three starts for Rochester, turning in a 2.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts over 18 innings, the organization may be inclined to give a younger, higher-upside option like Jose Berrios or Tyler Duffey a look in the rotation. If that's the case, Tepesch figures to see most of his duty in long relief while he remains with the big club.
10:17 am (EST)
Manny Machado Headshot

Machado went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Slowly but surely, Machado is warming up after a miserable 7-for-44 (.159) start. The third baseman has put together a modest, yet encouraging, five-game hitting streak to bump his average above the Mendoza Line. Considering the All-Star is typically quick out of the gate, Machado's slow start to the 2017 campaign is a bit disconcerting for his overall projections. He's got a few advantageous matchups on tap for this week against the Rays and Yankees, so the opportunity exists to kick his season into high gear.
10:03 am (EST)
Mookie Betts Headshot

Betts went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and three RBI during Sunday's win over Baltimore.

Betts has caught fire over his past 10 games with seven runs, two homers, 11 RBI, three stolen bases and a .390/.444/.634 slash line. His ability to move the needle across all fantasy categories makes him an elite asset and high-end target in daily contests when Boston draws a favorable matchup.
9:49 am (EST)
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