2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 4 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 4
Howard Bender
Alex Bregman Headshot

Bregman went 1-for-4 with a walk in Sunday's 6-4 extra-inning win over the Rays.

Bregman's fourth-inning single extended his hitting streak to a modest five games. Since being dropped from the two-hole to sixth in the order, Bregman has hit .310 (9-for-29) with three doubles, three RBI and five walks over the last nine games.
9:17 pm (EST)
Marreese Speights Headshot

Speights will draw the start at power forward for Sunday's Game 4 against the Jazz/

As expected, with Blake Griffin (toe) out for the remainder of the postseason, coach Doc Rivers will opt to insert Speights into the starting five in Griffin's stead. In two previous starts this season, the big man averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 21.5 minutes, making him a solid low-cost DFS option for Sunday's contest.
9:12 pm (EST)
Shelby Miller Headshot

Miller (forearm) will undergo an MRI on Monday, the Arizona Republic reports.

A bout of forearm tightness forced Miller off the hill Sunday after 79 pitches, but both Miller and manager Torey Lovullo say they are optimistic. Miller admitted that he has never experienced forearm tightness like this before but also said, "Physically I don't think there's any damage done at all."
9:12 pm (EST)
Derrick Favors Headshot

Favors will come off the bench for Sunday's Game 4 matchup against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

With Rudy Gobert (knee) back in the starting five, Favors will come off the bench. It's possible he sees less than the 34.3 minutes per game he's been averaging throughout the series, though Gobert may not play a full workload, which may allow Favors to still cross the 30-minute threshold.
9:09 pm (EST)
Gordon Hayward Headshot

Hayward is dealing with food poisoning but will play during Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers after taking an IV most of the day, radio voice of the Jazz David Locke reports.

Hayward will attempt to play despite coming down with food poisoning. That being said, it's possible he becomes too ill to play his usual workload during the contest, making him a risky play in DFS.
9:03 pm (EST)
Luke Gregerson Headshot

Gregerson (1-1) allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn his first win of the season in Sunday's 6-4 extra-inning win over the Rays.

Gregerson is still working to shave his ERA back to respectability following a six-run implosion two weeks ago. Since then, he's allowed two hits and a walk while striking out five over six scoreless innings.
9:02 pm (EST)
Bobby Ryan Headshot

Ryan capped off the first round with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime victory during Game 6 against the Bruins on Sunday. The Senators won the series 4-2.

The 30-year-old posted, by far, the worst numbers of his career during the regular season, but he's turned it on at the right time. In six games versus the Bruins, Ryan scored four goals and seven points. His seven points this spring already ties a postseason career-high, which Ryan tallied in 13 contests with Anaheim back in 2009. Next up is the New York Rangers, who the 30-year-old didn't register a point against in two games this season. However, the regular season meant very little in this round.
8:34 pm (EST)
Brad Marchand Headshot

Marchand recorded two assists, two shots and a plus-1 rating in 23:15 of ice time during a 3-2 loss to the Senators in Game 6 of the first round Sunday. Ottawa won the series 4-2.

The 28-year-old scored the game-winner in Game 1 of the series, but he was relatively quiet until Sunday, scoring a lone assist in Game 5. Despite a lack of scoring though, Marchand was still heavily involved with 13 shots in the final three games. Marchand has continued to get better with age and tallied a career-best 39 goals and 85 points in 80 games this season. The 28-year-old has never averaged more than a point per game previously, so it will be interesting to see if he can repeat that feat in 2017-18.
8:25 pm (EST)
Derick Brassard Headshot

Brassard tallied a pair of assists on the power play in a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 6 of the first round against the Bruins on Sunday. The Senators won the series 4-2.

The 29-year-old has points in his last five playoff games, and this was his third multi-point game of the 2017 postseason. Brassard has always been pretty clutch in the playoffs, as in 65 postseason contests, he has 20 goals and 52 points in 65 contests. Next up in the second round, Brassard will face his former team - the New York Rangers. He played three and a half seasons and posted 44 postseason points with the Rangers.
8:17 pm (EST)
Erik Karlsson Headshot

Karlsson played the first-round series against Boston despite two hairline fractures in his left heel, Joe McDonald of ESPN.com reports.

Just a hockey player being a hockey player. The injury reportedly occurred when Karlsson blocked a shot during a March 28 game against Philadelphia and it caused him to miss three of the last five regular season games. While this sort of injury could've kept the star defenseman out during the regular season, it's the playoffs and he has already shown he can compete at a high level despite the ailment, so it's unlikely that he'll miss ice time because of it.
8:16 pm (EST)
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