Dinelson Lamet went 2 IP, 0 ER, 4 Ks as he was activated from the IL, and left with forearm tightness as he heads back to the IL. Last time I wrote about him, I wrote, “Will make season debut today or tomorrow, which puts him on pace for Tommy John surgery on May 12th, give or take three days.” And that’s me predicting the woefully obvious! I might’ve overestimated how long he’d stay healthy. The Padres should trade their trainers back to the Mets. Lamet could already be six months into his Tommy John rehab. Now he’s on pace for throwing a game when, August 2022? Could’ve been April 2022 if they would’ve reacted promptly. There’s no excuse. Sorry, if they won’t be the grownups, I will! Send him for surgery and bring up MacKenzie Gore! No one wants Dr. James Andrews to purchase a hot tub that fits inside his other hot tub like he’s got the Inception of hot tubs designed by Xzibit, but Lamet’s surgery needs to happen! *Grey angrily takes a bite out of laptop, sparks fly* Let’s go! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

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Each week when I sit down to write this, the first thing I look at is who hit the IL and how long they’ll be out. I feel like my twins are running around the grocery store just knocking sh!t over and I’m constantly cleaning up. This week, I’ll be cleaning up the milk that Cody Bellinger spilled, the display of toilet paper that Mike Moustakas knocked over, and Christian Walker’s banana peel prank. On top of all that, we’ll be addressing Miguel Sano and his poor attitude (performance). Let’s get to the list and then we’ll dole out some spankins.

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What’s in a name? That which we call a closer by any other name would smell as sweet in any inning. We could be inching closer to all bullpens going completely by-committee. In the 473 games played so far – 60 different relievers have notched saves.

What other sport has a position for a player based solely on when they come into the game? There aren’t wide receivers who only play in the 2nd half. There aren’t goalies who only come onto the ice in the 3rd period. You play your best players when you need them most. 

I’m going to take a look at some of the low security/closer-by-committee teams and let you know who I think is the reliever I think could be in the closer conversation soon. 

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Welcome, and hopefully your season-long teams if you play, have survived the injury Armageddon. Thankfully in the DFS corner of the industry, we don’t concern ourselves too much on that. We have an interesting 6-game main slate ahead of us. There are no true aces on the mound tonight along with some suspect offenses. Let’s get into it.

 

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The Dodgers vs. Mariners series is a possible October matchup in April, or as I like to call it, “Who Will Mrs. Seager Love More? Kyle or Corey?” And it produced a fantastic start by Julio Urias (7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 11Ks, ERA at 2.81). You could even say eye-opening. Seriously, though, he looks great. Not him looking, necessarily. Seattle’s a pretty terrible offense right now. I saw Kyle Seager batting third, and I was like dubya tee eff on that my man, but then I looked at rest of the lineup, and there was no one else I would’ve put in that slot. They’re hitting two catchers in one lineup, like that’s a thing. Side note: That’s not a thing. Urias, though, I said this after his first start of the year, and I will say again after this awkward preamble, if I could go back to the preseason, I’d make him my sneaky NL Cy Young pick. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

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Ah, injuries!  If you have a single fantasy baseball team that hasn’t been hit hard by them already this year, consider yourself lucky. I’m not sure how I forget every off-season just how brutal it feels to finally have baseball up and rolling, only to see players inevitably drop like flies, destroying six months worth of planning, hoping, and dreaming of fantasy glory.  I’m not sure which is worse, when a key player that was firing on all cylinders suddenly and unexpectedly officially hits the IL (Lance Lynn, um, what?!) or having to navigate vague reports about top studs without knowing whether they’ll miss a game or two, or be down for a huge chunk of the season.  I’m getting absolutely crushed with injuries in a few leagues as I’m sure many of you are — and, as we deep leaguers know all too well, an injury that’s a big bummer in a standard league or an RCL-type format, can be an absolutely crippling tummy punch in NL or AL-only, or other ultra deep formats.  I already know I’m going to have to play this week seriously short-handed in a few leagues because the weekly waiver deadline has come and gone, and/or there is almost literally no one available in the free agent pool who’ll get more than a handful of bats over the course of the week.  I’m still going to fight for every counting stat I can, though, because these are the same leagues that often somehow manage to come down to a single steal or a couple RBI making a difference in the final standings come late September.  This week, we’ll stay true to the RITD spirit by focusing on players that were recently added to teams in some of my deepest leagues or made CBS’s “most added” list while still being only a few percent owned — guys who are off the radar to most of the fantasy baseball world, but might just be able to help fill out a banged-up deep league lineup.

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You know what’s fun? We’re already equal to a quarter of the way through the 2020 sprint season here in 2021. But you know what? We’re barely scratching the surface here in 2021. There’s month of games to go, and the good players haven’t gotten good yet. Hell, most of our first round picks are straight booty cheeks. It’s okay y’all! Brighter days are coming, it’s 4-20 and we’re smoking you out with all the bad vibes on this week’s show. So don’t fret, it ain’t June yet! We got time. So relax and tune into the latest episode of the Razzball podcast.

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First of all, a big thank you to Rudy for getting his Razzball Commenter Leagues robots crunching the numbers we all know and love.  We now have real, live standings here in week two!  It’s awesome to have a starting point for the Master Standings in the early going and it’s much easier for me.  No more copy/pasting league leaders from every league, thank goodness.  We also get to take the league competitive index into account, which is a Master Standings secret sauce that I love.  It’s what’s missing from most overall competition standings.  More info on LCI can be found at the bottom of the standings page.

It’s still  the silly season for our leagues at this point, where we can have huge swings in the standings based on 2-3 good days of stats.  So, fear not if you’re off to a slow start.  One visit to Coors and your team can turn on a dime.  Of course, it can also turn on a Lucas Gioltio Patriot’s Day start at Fenway, so, give and take.  Who’s the number one RCL team after the first two weeks of the season?  You’ll have to click below to see that.  Let’s take a look at the standings, the top teams in each stat category and some trades in the week that was, week two in the RCLs:

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Welcome back for another Tuesday baseball edition of FanDuel DFS here on Razzball. It’s going to be cold in Chicago, Kansas City, and Denver tonight. By mid-game in each of these spots, it’s going to feel almost freezing. That could dampen the expected runs in those games so keep an eye out for any changes. Let’s look at some of these east coast games where the weather is a bit warmer and plenty of runs should be scored. This is a Coors slate so keep that in mind. Lance McCullers has been scratched due to a non-COVID related illness and is being replaced by Luis Garcia. If the Astros are rolling out a full lineup, that could mean trouble for Gray, so check to see if Altuve, Alvarez, and Bregman are back in action. Good luck tonight. And away. We. Go!

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