2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 4 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 4
Howard Bender
Jacob Turner Headshot

Turner will start Monday against the Rockies in Colorado, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Manager Dusty Baker confirmed that Turner will start Monday, and he was quite frank when discussing the reasoning behind the decision, saying the club didn't want any of its prospects debuting at Coors Field. Turner, the ninth overall pick back in 2009, has posted a 5.09 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 210:123 K:BB in 79 career appearances at the major-league level (323.1 innings). The Nats will need to add him to the active roster ahead of Monday's game.
11:25 pm (EST)
Jimmy Butler Headshot

Butler scored 33 points (7-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 19-23 FT) while adding nine assists, five rebounds and a steal in 46 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 loss to the Celtics.

It was an absolutely heroic effort by Butler, but he got almost no help from his teammates as no other Bull scored more than 13 on the night. He's now averaging 24.8 points, 7.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 three-pointers through the first four games of the series.
11:20 pm (EST)
Gerald Green Headshot

Green scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt) while adding seven rebounds in 23 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

Making his second straight start, Green supplied the Celtics with some key outside shooting as they took both games in Chicago to even the series at 2-2. The 31-year-old is quickly becoming one of the surprising stories of the postseason, and with Boston's rotations clicking at the moment expect Green to remain in the starting five for Game 5 on Wednesday.
11:16 pm (EST)
Mallex Smith Headshot

Smith (hamstring) did not begin his rehab stint with High-A Charlotte on Sunday as planned due to the game being rained out, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The speedy outfielder's recovery from his hamstring injury had gone off without a hitch thus far, but Mother Nature had her say Sunday. Smith has been running since last Tuesday and began taking batting practice the next day, so a few days of game action represent the final piece of the puzzle before a return to the Rays. Smith had made a notable impact with his speed during the eight games he appeared in before his injury, so his presence will provide Tampa with a disruptive element that no other player currently on the roster can match.
11:16 pm (EST)
Al Horford Headshot

Horford scored 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

It's his 25th career postseason double-double but first in a Celtics uniform, as Horford continues to provide a young lineup with a steadying influence. The 30-year-old is now averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 three-pointers through four games in the series.
11:13 pm (EST)
Yoenis Céspedes Headshot

Cespedes (hamstring) told manager Terry Collins that he will be ready to play Tuesday, Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record reports.

Of course, the training staff could overrule Cespedes, but the 31-year-old seems confident he will get the green light to play in Tuesday's series opener against Atlanta. Cespedes sat out Sunday for a third consecutive game, but he was reportedly OK to pinch hit. The Mets were swept in the weekend series against the Nats, scoring a total of seven runs in three games without Cespedes in the lineup.
11:10 pm (EST)
Isaiah Thomas Headshot

Thomas scored 33 points (10-21 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 12-13 FT) while adding seven assists, four rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 win over the Bulls.

After dropping the first two games of the series at home, Thomas and the Celtics have roared back to tie it at 2-2 by beating the Bulls twice in Chicago. The 28-year-old guard was dialed in all game, scoring 16 points in the first half and 17 in the second, including 10 points as part of a 12-0 Celtics run in the third quarter that helped seal the victory. Expect another big performance from Thomas on Wednesday back in Boston for Game 5.
11:10 pm (EST)
Colby Rasmus Headshot

Rasmus was 0-for-4 in Double-A Montgomery's win over Mississippi on Sunday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The veteran outfielder is 1-for-7 in his first two games since resuming his rehab on Saturday. He's slated for multiple games in the coming week before rejoining the Rays next weekend in Toronto, assuming no setbacks.
11:05 pm (EST)
Gordon Hayward Headshot

Hayward has succumbed to the food poisoning that he had been battling all day and will not return to Sunday's Game 4 against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Hayward attempted to play during Sunday's game, but simply didn't have any more energy after contributing three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and two rebounds across nine minutes. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 until further notice.
10:38 pm (EST)
Kyle Gibson Headshot

Gibson gave up seven runs (six earned) on a home run and eight hits over 2.2 innings in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He fell to 0-3 this season with a 9.00 ERA.

Gibson has been terrible in four starts with five home runs allowed and just a 12:7 K:BB ratio in 17 innings. Gibson will likely remain in the rotation for awhile longer even if he struggles, but his spot in the rotation my not be as secure as in prior years with a new front office regime.
10:18 pm (EST)
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