Addison Reed earned his 29th save of the season after he threw a perfect ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday.
Reed has had his fair share of issues in 2014, including with the long ball (10 HR allowed), but he has managed to hold onto the closing gig in the desert despite blowing five saves along the way. However, he has now converted nine consecutive save opportunities dating back to July 18, while continuing to support an above average strikeout rate (10.58 K/9). Even with a bloated earned-run average (3.79), Reed will continue to be a solid fantasy option down the stretch as long as he can keep his walks to a minimum (12 BB through 49.1 IP).ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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