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Daily Dr Roto: Fantasy Baseball Week 2 Observations & DFS Picks

Dr. Roto reviews the latest Fantasy Baseball happenings and looks ahead to this Monday MLB DFS slate.

Daily Dr. Roto — April 17, 2017

The Night that Was

— Yankees 1B Greg Bird finally hit his first HR of the season. I am not sure he will hit 30, but I think 20-25 is still a safe bet.

— Rangers RP Sam Dyson will be removed from the closer’s spot any second now (told you so, Shawn Childs!) I expect Matt Bush to get the job and hold it until the Rangers make a move around the All-Star Break.

— Orioles RP Zach Britton goes on the 10-day DL with a forearm strain. The team is saying it’s a two-week injury, but I think it could be closer to two months. Brad Brach should step up in Britton’s absence.

— Who is Trey Mancini? He is a 1B/OF for the Orioles who needs more at-bats. Watch him closely as I think he will get OF eligibility soon. He’s a solid hitter who could be a legitimate 20-80 bat if they can fit him into their lineup.

— Brewers 1B Eric Thames might be the talk of the first two weeks of the season. He was going in the 11-12th rounds of drafts and has put up great numbers thus far. Even if he slows down, it looks like he will have been worth his selection.

— Braves SP Bartolo Colon just figures out a way to stay in (and win) games. I don’t trust him enough to roster him, but I would certainly start him in DFS.

— Rockies RP Greg Holland has seven saves on the season and seems to have cemented the job with Adam Ottavino becoming the Rockies late inning closer.

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The Night that Will Be (Monday DFS)

Pitchers I Like
  • Jamie Garcia
  • Robbie Ray
  • Brandon McCarthy
  • Charlie Morton
Stacks I Like
  • Yankees (vs. Holland)
  • Braves (vs. Weaver)
  • A’s (vs. Griffin)
Sneaky Stacks
  • Twins (good BVP vs. Salazar)
  • Mariners (hate Koehler)
Dongers Club
  • Max Kepler
  • Khris Davis
  • Freddie Freeman

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