Cardinals OF Dexter Fowler
1.286 OPS the last 2 weeks of play. Fowler is a streaky hitter that has flourished since moving into the 2 hole in the lineup. This week’s matchups are on the road vs. the Phillies and home vs. the Pirates. Fowler’s career numbers against these clubs validates being in lineups. Career .877 OPS vs. the Phillies and .804 against the Pirates. I’m planning to ride the hot streak in a weekly league where I’ve had injuries to my Outfield. Available in close to 40% of fantasy baseball leagues.
Braves 1B/OF Matt Adams
.992 OPS in the last month of play. Adams has flourished with everyday playing time in Atlanta. Home vs. the Giants and Brewers this week. Brewers have a 3.65 ERA vs. Left-Handed hitters this season while the Giants pitchers have a 4.72 ERA. Feel free to deploy Adams this week. Available in nearly 60% of fantasy baseball leagues. I picked him up in a daily categories league.
Rays SP Jacob Faria
I picked him up in a keeper league last week and in one of my daily leagues. The Milltown Motorboaters in another one of my leagues were ahead of the curve and made the claim. Faria was dealing at Triple A in 58 2/3 innings with a 3.07 ERA, 1.125 WHIP 84/22 K/BB. The success has translated to the Show with 3 wins in 3 starts so far. Faria has also struck out 5 or more in each start. Just one start this week against the Orioles on Friday. Available in nearly 30% of fantasy baseball leagues.