What can fantasy players take away from performances in the postseason and, particularly, the World Series? Despite the obvious small sample, the answer is not “nothing.”
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gains a tactical advantage for Game 7 by having Clayton Kershaw available in relief.
Chase Utley helped the Dodgers get it done in Game 6. That it wasn’t pretty doesn’t matter in the World Series.
Grandal has been a top 10 fantasy catcher, but the emergence of Austin Barnes in the playoffs clouds Grandal’s future with the Dodgers.
Like your parents asking about the best friend in high school with whom you haven’t had contact in years, some fans see only the Kershaw that they remember.
Beyond just the known variables of the office dynamic, managers have to grapple with the specter of the known unknowns.
The Astros beat the Dodgers 13-12 in Game 5 of an upside-down World Series. Houston needs one more victory for its first championship.
Pederson’s huge 2017 postseason nothwithstanding, he still has issues to address that will impact his longterm fantasy value.
It’s reasonable to expect Wood to pitch longer than Morton, all things being equal. That, however, is tempered by the exigencies of the Dodgers’ position in the Series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will want to avoid trailing 3-1, so Wood will likely be on a short leash.
Sometimes, it’s easier to have your starter get lit up for eight runs in three innings so that you know you’re out and there’s no sense in trying and you can just let the best members of your bullpen rest for tomorrow.
Since 2015, Ethier has only played in 38 games, getting just 64 plate appearances because of various injuries.
Astros were on the ropes in the last round of the fight, but they fought back. Now they’re heading home with the Series tied instead of being down 0-2.
So buckle up. We have a Series, everyone
His diminished velocity from a couple seasons ago has basically been fully restored, and Verlander is putting up ridiculous numbers in his new digs. He will call Minute Maid Park home until at least 2020 so, for the next two seasons, Verlander should should remain in the upper echelon of fantasy starters
I discovered that I had a much better year as a prognosticator than I imagined. There were some misses, but this is always going to happen no matter how accurate your picks are. Overall, I managed to steer our subscribers to more hits than misses, especially on the hitting side.