2017 NFL DFS Playbook: Week 3 Cover Image
2017 NFL DFS Playbook: Week 3
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Week 3 Q and A Saturday  Cover Image
Carlos Rodon (L) Headshot

Rodon and the White Sox are still trying to determine whether he will have surgery on his left (throwing) shoulder, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

The southpaw was shut down for the season earlier in September and has not thrown since. Rodon's offseason recovery will determine how aggressively fantasy players should pursue him in 2018 drafts, though we're seemingly a long way from finding out the specifics about his timetable.
9:10 pm (EST)
Carlos Santana (B) Headshot

Santana is getting an X-ray on his shoulder and likely won't play on Sunday, though manager Terry Francona doesn't appear concerned, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

This appears to be precautionary, but it's good to keep an eye out for the results and Santana's status before setting weekly lineups Monday -- if fantasy owners' leagues allow it.
8:56 pm (EST)
Jay Bruce (L) Headshot

Bruce (heel) is hoping he can serve as designated hitter Sunday after being removed from Saturday's game, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

The outfielder was reportedly removed for precautionary reasons, and the fact Bruce already is setting up to play a day later is encouraging. His owners should check his lineup status Sunday.
8:53 pm (EST)
Alex Wilson (R) Headshot

Wilson was forced from Saturday's game after suffering a non-displaced fibular fracture on his right lower leg.

The lefty was struck by a batted ball, and the broken leg will end his season. Wilson will wind up with a 4.50 ERA and 17 holds in 60 innings. He'll look to heal in time for spring training heading into his second year of arbitration and, if tendered a contract, should hold down a role in the middle or late innings with the Tigers' bullpen in his age-31 season.
8:46 pm (EST)
Alex Nedeljkovic Headshot

Nedeljkovic was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday.

Nedeljkovic had a strong preseason for the Canes, appearing in two games and allowing just one goal on 29 combined shots. However, it wasn't enough to keep him from getting the axe, as the Canes have all but committed to a tandem of Scott Darling and Cam Ward between the pipes this season. Nedelkovic will surely receive a callup should one of those two falter, or get injured.
8:29 pm (EST)
Jean Segura (R) Headshot

Segura is day-to-day after spraining the tip of his right middle finger Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

His fantasy owners will have to check his daily lineup status, though it looks like he'll return before the end of the regular season. Segura will likely be replaced by Taylor Motter at shortstop -- as the case was Saturday -- for as long as he must rest.
8:09 pm (EST)
Jean-Francois Berube Headshot

Berube will start between the pipes in Saturday's preseason game against the Blue Jackets, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Anton Forsberg is locked in as Corey Crawford's backup, so Berube will likely be assigned to AHL Rockford before the regular season gets underway. The 26-year-old netminder struggled in limited action last season, posting a 3-2-2 record while registering an ugly 3.42 GAA and .903 save percentage over 14 appearances with the Islanders.
8:06 pm (EST)
Nelson Cruz (R) Headshot

Cruz went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs Saturday against the Indians.

Cruz blasted his 37th homer of the campaign in the eighth-inning of the game that was long out of hand. He's homered in four straight contests, and the slugger has been a fantasy force this season, as evidenced by his .289/.377/.550 slash line.
7:56 pm (EST)
José Ramírez (B) Headshot

Ramirez went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI Saturday against the Mariners.

Ramirez led the Tribe on an 11-run rampage which led to an easy road victory. He's clobbered eight homers this month, as he's been absolutely on fire at the dish, and he's certainly helping fantasy owners at the most important time of the season.
7:53 pm (EST)
Yan Gomes (R) Headshot

Gomes went 3-for-5 with two homers and four RBI Saturday against the Mariners.

Gomes connected on his 12th and 13th bombs of the season in the latter innings when the game was already out of hand. Despite his outstanding game, his .230/.305/.391 slash line has been disappointing for fantasy managers.
7:51 pm (EST)
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