Heyward missed four starts with a sore right wrist, although he replaced Dexter Fowler during Thursday's game after Fowler was ejected. The 26-year-old is hitting just .207/.311/.250 so far this season. The Cubs also have Javier Baez at shortstop and Tommy La Stella at third base Friday, with Addison Russell and Jorge Soler on the bench and Kris Bryant in left field. Heyward simply isn't a recommended option to go with in DFS leagues right now.
Multiple other outlets have confirmed this report. The Angels cited fatigue and dehydration when they scratched Richards from Friday's scheduled start versus the Rays, but Passan says they found the UCL tear while examining the righty on Thursday. It's absolutely brutal news for the club, as Richards is far and away their best starter. Assuming he goes under the knife, he would be sidelined until around midseason next year. Passan says that Andrew Heaney has UCL damage, too, but will try to rehab the injury for now. The Angels should have an update on their pitchers later Friday.
Slauson has recently visited the Chargers, so this is his next suggested move. He was drafted by coach Rex Ryan with the Jets in 2009. Buffalo reportedly envisions Slauson as a right tackle. Slauson was Pro Football Focus' No. 18 guard last season, excelling in pass protection. He has position versatility, being able to play either guard spot or center.
Waynes may have to really step it up in order to get a more suitable role for him in the near future, but truthfully, if the Vikings don't have Waynes -- the No. 11 overall pick in 2015 -- playing a bigger role in his second season, they could have a problem on their hands.
"I definitely want to play with these guys and for this coach. No question in my mind that I'm interested in coming back," Lin said. He holds a player option for a shade over $2 million for next year, but it's clear that the opt-out is preferred in in order for him to search for a larger average annual salary and multi-year security.