2017 Fantasy Football: The Week That Was Week 3 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Football: The Week That Was Week 3
Glenn Colton
Travis Wood (L) Headshot

Wood (4-7) took the loss Monday against the Dodgers, allowing six runs on five hits and four walks while striking out two in 4.2 innings.

The southpaw had the tall task of taking on You Darvish and a 99-win team, but he did little to limit the damage. Wood allowed runs in all but one inning he pitched and only threw 62 of his 107 offerings for strikes. He may not make another start this season, leaving his final ERA and K:BB at rough 6.80 and 65:45 marks, respectively.
8:35 am (EST)
Yu Darvish (R) Headshot

Darvish (10-12) allowed just one run on two hits while striking out nine across seven innings in a dominant victory over the Padres on Monday.

The right-hander asserted his dominance against one of the league's worst offenses, tossing over 70 percent of his pitches for strikes and letting just three Padres traverse the base paths. Darvish now has a 3.44 ERA and four victories since joining the Dodgers. He lines up to make one more start during the regular season on the road against the Rockies.
8:29 am (EST)
Andrew Albers (L) Headshot

Albers was credited with the save Monday against the Athletics after allowing just two hits and a walk across three innings of work.

The southpaw piggybacked with Felix Hernandez after the latter reached his pitch count, and he was rewarded with his first career save. Albers now has a career-best 3.19 ERA and will look to improve that further as he works in long relief over the final week of the season.
8:18 am (EST)
Mitch Haniger (R) Headshot

Haniger went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs in the Mariners' victory over the Athletics on Monday.

Haniger is finishing the season on a high note, as he now owns a modest four-game hit streak and boasts a .354/.380/.635 slash line during the month of September. His second season in the big leagues has proven to be quite the breakout, as he has an .840 OPS and 16 home runs in 91 games this year.
8:14 am (EST)
Daniel Gossett (R) Headshot

Gossett (4-10) lasted just 4.1 innings Monday against the Mariners, allowing seven runs on six hits and two walks en route to the loss. He struck out four.

Every run the right-hander gave up came via the home run ball, as he served up four home runs in his brief outing. He did fill up the zone fairly well, tossing 52 of his 83 offerings for strikes, but his inability to keep the ball in the park ultimately spelled his doom in this one. This is the second consecutive start in which Gossett allowed at least six runs and failed to escape the fifth inning, raising his ERA to a rough 5.82 mark. The 24-year-old will look to end the season on a high note when he takes the hill against the Rangers over the weekend.
8:07 am (EST)
Félix Hernández (R) Headshot

Hernandez (6-5) held the Athletics at bay to pick up the win Monday night, allowing one run on two hits and two walks across six innings of work. He struck out two.

There was nothing flashy about King Felix's outing, but it's hard to argue with the results. He threw 46 of his 70 pitches for strikes and was only touched up for a solo home run in his final inning. Hernandez is on track to make one more start this season, but with the Mariners already eliminated from the postseason chase, the team could opt to let him head into the offseason on a high note and focus on getting healthy for 2018. If he does make one final start, he would likely take his 4.36 ERA into Sunday's matchup with the Angels.
7:58 am (EST)
Ben Zobrist (B) Headshot

Zobrist went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

That's two straight two-hit games for Zobrist, who has his season batting average up to .238. While that would be the veteran's worst mark since 2010, manager Joe Maddon still isn't afraid to use Zobrist in key spots, as evidenced by him batting fifth on Monday.
7:44 am (EST)
Addison Russell (R) Headshot

Russell went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

Russell only had one hit, but it was a big one, as he started the scoring with a bases-clearing double in the top of the first inning. In nine games since returning from a six-week DL stint due to a foot injury, Russell is slashing .261/.370/.435 with a home run, a double, four RBI and five runs scored.
7:38 am (EST)
Kris Bryant (R) Headshot

Bryant went 3-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

After going 7-for-14 in a four-game series against Milwaukee, Bryant continued his torrid pace on Monday. His counting stats are a bit down from his 2016 MVP numbers, but Bryant's current .954 OPS would actually be the best of his three-year career. The 25-year-old is simply one of the elite offensive players in baseball, and fantasy owners are reaping the rewards to finish out the year.
7:37 am (EST)
Andrew Cashner (R) Headshot

Cashner (10-11) was roughed up for eight runs (but just one earned) on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts over 3.2 innings and took the loss Monday to the Astros.

Cashner wasn't helped by his defense, but he pitched poorly despite the two errors. He managed just nine first pitch strikes to 22 hitters and mustered just five swinging strikes in 82 pitches. Cashner has failed to finish the fifth inning in two of his past three starts after throwing at least six innings for four straight outings.
3:24 am (EST)
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