Shin-Soo Choo (back spasms) says he feels good, could return to play Saturday. He expects to be ready for Opening Day.
Choo is capable of hitting near .300 with 20-25 homers a year. If he is ready to go, then he should be in the lineup. The possibility he could play Saturday increases his chances of being ready opening day.ANALYST:
Choo will be a very high end option in the OF position this season. There is more of a drop off than people realize on draft day, especially in 5 OF leagues and 12+ teams. Shin-Soo Choo should be targeted in the top 6-7 rounds on draft day in all Mixed League formats and the top 3-4 rounds in NL Only leagues. If he can stay healthy, expect a career year out of the Reds leadoff hitter.ANALYST:
Jonathan Gray is expected to start for the Rockies Tuesday.
Gray was the third overall pick in 2013, but his minor league numbers have not exactly lived up to his lofty draft status. In 21 games at Triple-A this season, Gray has a 4.33 ERA, 3.89 FIP and 2.68 K/BB rate. While he probably needs to be owned in deeper leagues and keeper leagues, it is going to be awfully hard to feel confident starting him in Coors until he has some big league success. He could be a sneaky tournament play for DFS Tuesday against the strikeout-prone Mariners, but Gray could easily give up five home runs as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Nationals on Sunday.
Duda is absolutely on fire and is a must-start until he shows signs of slowing down. He became the first Mets player in franchise history to hit nine home runs in an eight-game span after his 21st bomb of the season tonight. Duda was middling around this summer until coming on strong this past week. In his last eight games he has nine homers, 11 hits and a ridiculous 1.393 slugging percentage. This is obviously something Duda won’t be able to keep up, but until he drops off keep him in your lineup. Analysis: Zack Carpenter