DFS NBA Optimal Lineups: May 1
Ben Scherr

Rich Hill logged six innings in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Astros, giving up two runs on two hits and five walks while striking out four.

Hill has been one of the pleasant surprises of the season so far, and despite struggling a bit with command Sunday afternoon, he still managed another solid outing. Through six starts in 2016, the 36-year-old southpaw has posted a stellar 2.53 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 11.5 K/9 across 32 innings. Hill should be owned in pretty much all leagues standard fantasy leagues right now, but there is some merit to the theory that he could be a “sell-high” property. He will climb back atop the mound Saturday in Baltimore.
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Luke Gregerson picked up a save in Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Athletics, striking out one while retiring the side in order during the bottom of the ninth.

Gregerson had given up two runs on three hits and a walk over his last four innings prior to this outing, but he breezed through three batters to pick up his fifth save of the season Sunday afternoon. The 31-year-old closer has converted all five of his save chances so far this season while pitching to a 1.80 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 7-to-3 K/BB ratio across 10 innings.
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Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Athletics.

After going 0-for-7 over the first two games of this series in Oakland, which amounts to an epic slump given the way he has been hitting this season, Altuve gave the Astros an early lead by hammering the third pitch of the contest over the left-center field wall. The three-time All-Star put up nothing less than MVP-like production during the first month of the season and has now gotten of to a strong start in May. Altuve and the Astros will square off with highly-touted prospect Jose Berrios on Monday night, as the right-hander makes his MLB debut for the Twins.
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Doug Fister worked 6.2 innings in Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Athletics, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk while striking out five.

Fister gave the Astros’ recently slumping offense exactly what they needed Sunday afternoon. The towering righty came in off of back-to-back quality starts and delivered his best performance of the season to date. After allowing nine earned runs over his first 10.2 innings of 2016, Fister has worked to a solid 2.89 ERA across his last 18.2. He will look to keep it going Friday night against the Mariners.
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Chris Carter was 3-for-5 with two runs, two home runs and three RBI in the Brewers 14 - 5 win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Just another multiple home run game for a player with a career batting average of .219 on Sunday. Chris Carter has shown the ability to hit home runs in spurts and may be in the midst of another hot streak. He hit two more on Sunday to raise his season total to seven with the Brewers and now has 18 RBI. Carter entered action on a three game hitless streak but blasted three with the two homers. He is hitting .278/.355/.671 on the season. Ride the hot streak while it lasts but remember Carter will regress towards the .219 average at some point.
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Ryan Braun was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI during Milwaukee’s 14 - 5 win over Miami on Sunday.

Ryan Braun has been a part of rumors recently regarding a potential trade. Braun has done nothing to assuage teams looking to pursue him as he is now hitting .349/.419/.578 after getting three more hits on Sunday. He has scored 14 runs with five home runs and 20 RBI to go with two stolen bases. Braun is on pace for 34 homers and 14 steals for Milwaukee.
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