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NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 3/4)
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CC Sabathia (L) Headshot

Sabathia (13-5) picked up the win after allowing three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings Monday against the Royals. He struck out four batters.

Sabathia cruised through the first six innings in just 72 pitches before running into trouble in the seventh frame. He allowed a leadoff single before back-to-back homers by Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas forced him out of the game. The southpaw still managed to notch a quality start, his second straight and fifth in his last seven outings. He'll carry a 3.84 ERA into his final start of the regular season, which is scheduled for Saturday against the Blue Jays.
10:04 pm (EST)
Dustin Hopkins Headshot

Hopkins was 2-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 3-for-3 on extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Hopkins converted from 23 and 28 yards but pulled a 52 yard attempt wide left in the third quarter. It's the 26-year-old's second miss from 50-plus this season, but he has been a perfect 5-for-5 from shorter distances.
10:02 pm (EST)
Matt Hazel Headshot

The Colts waived Hazel on Monday for the second time this month.

Hazel was claimed by the Redskins earlier in the month and has since been let go, re-signed, and let go again. He has recorded one reception for one yard in two games with the club. He will presumably clear waives and look for his next opportunity.
10:00 pm (EST)
Jake Junis (R) Headshot

Junis (8-3) took the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits and a walk in 5.2 innings Monday against the Yankees. He struck out four batters.

Junis was hit hard in this one, as five of the seven hits he conceded went for extra-bases, including a pair of homers by Aaron Judge and Greg Bird. It was a rare blowup for Junis, as Monday marked the first time since June 29 that the 25-year-old allowed more than three runs in a start; he owned a 2.42 ERA and 38:5 K:BB across eight starts (48.1 innings) over that stretch. Junis will look to get back on track and finish his rookie season on a high note, with his final start lined up for Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Seeing as Arizona has already clinched home-field advantage in the NL wild-card game, they may end up resting some regular starters.
10:00 pm (EST)
José Bautista (R) Headshot

Bautista was ejected from Monday's game in Boston after arguing a called third strike during the eighth inning.

Bautista finished the night 1-for-4 with two punch outs, dropping his average to .204. Ezequiel Carrera took over in right field following the ejection.
9:58 pm (EST)
Bradley Roby Headshot

Roby (foot) was wearing a boot on his left foot Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

Roby started off last week in a boot as a precautionary measure, as well, so at this point we'll assume it's more of the same. The 25-year-old played 30 of 65 defensive snaps against the Bills on Sunday and did not appear to suffer a setback.
9:54 pm (EST)
Brett Goode Headshot

Goode (hamsting) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Goode, the Packers' long snapper, suffered the injury early in Sunday's victory over the Bengals. The team learned Monday that he would need to be sidelined for several weeks, which led to his placement on the IR, as team's typically just use one roster spot for long snappers. Goode and the team will need to reach an injury settlement if he hopes to find a new opportunity this season.
9:49 pm (EST)
Vontae Davis Headshot

Davis (groin) is scheduled to practice and play this week, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Davis was a limited participant in practice last week and was listed as doubtful before sitting out his third consecutive game. The return of their top cornerback could provide a big boost as the Colts are set to take on the Seahawks in Week 4.
9:41 pm (EST)
Aarón Sánchez (R) Headshot

Sanchez is looking ahead to 2018 with confidence and excitement, Rob Longley of The Toronto Sun reports. "It's unfortunate I didn't get to pitch," Sanchez said. "I had an unbelievable year last year and there was a lot for me to build off of. I have to wait for a year, it's unfortunate, but life goes on. I'll be ready to go. I train to be ready to go. I look forward to it."

Sanchez went 15-2 with an AL-best 3.00 ERA over 192 innings in 2016, but made just eight starts (36 innings) this year due to a constant finger injury. The right-hander admitted 2017's campaign was rough, but said he wasn't going to let the disappointment linger. Staying positing through such a disastrous season is a testament to 24-year-old's drive, and there's plenty of reasons to believe Sanchez will make a strong comeback in 2018.
9:37 pm (EST)
Rees Odhiambo Headshot

Odhiambo had his ankles looked at during Monday's walk-through, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Odhiambo presumably suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Titans. The severity of the issue is unknown at this time, but Matt Tobin figures to be in line to fill in at left tackle should the second year lineman be forced to miss any time.
9:35 pm (EST)
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