Hey, you’re not Smokey. What gives? Smokey has passed on. From our fantasy collective that is. I’m Roto-Wan. You may remember me from such Razzball posts as Draft: DFS Tuesdays. I’m filling the bear-shaped hole left in your fantasy hearts the rest of the way. Strap in save-chasers. The end of 2018 could get bumpy.

  • I’m kicking things off in bold fashion and adding Jose Leclerc to the top tier. He has as many earned runs as walks since July 1. Two of each, lowering his ratios to a 1.93 ERA and a .90 WHIP, with a 14.3 K/9. Dude is bad.
  • It’s been a weird stretch for the Dodgers. Jansen was diagnosed with a heart issue and DL’d. No one excelled in his absence. Then he returned and blew some saves in ugly fashion. I have to drop them some.
  • Terry Francona has made it clear both Allen and Hand will get save opportunities.
  • Would you look at that? Sergio Romo has become useful in 2018. Nothing spectacular, but fairly dependable in the one number we care about.
  • As gross as the name is, Wily Peralta seems to be the preferred option for the Royals. In a bold-bullpen-calls article prior to the season, he was the boldest one I made. It says something about the nature of saves that the name I thought was the most ridiculous I included is getting regular ninth inning work.
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It’s a good night on Draft.com. Outside of a Coors game, there’s not that much chalk, especially with starting pitching. It’s a perfect night to dust off guys like Scooter Gennett, who don’t get much respect. A touch of contrarian play could go a long way here.

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There was a great conversation taking place on Twitter recently regarding how a pitcher has certain pitches working, or not working, from start to start. The incredible amount of feel it takes to make a baseball dance the way so many pitchers do today is something that sharpens, or dulls, at different phases of a season. German (pronounced Hair-mahn) Marquez has pitched like his hair is on fire the last few turns. When a guy strikes out 8+ a few starts in a row, it’s a good sign his feel is peaking. Get German and these other dialed-in players into your DFS contests on Draft.com for today.

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Has there been a bigger surprise this season than the 26 bombs Eugenio Suarez has dropped? Guy has gone from fringe infielder to power corner while holding down one of the game’s nice young prospects. Adapting your preexisting evaluation of players is one of the harder things to do in the course of a season. Suarez is a top play now, especially against lefties. Let’s see who else you need to consider on Draft.com today.

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It’s a solid slate on Draft.com tonight. There are plenty of mediocre lefties to pick on, as well as a variety of starting pitching options. The most intriguing of those is Kolby Allard, making his big league start. His debut could hardly come in a better spot than facing the Marlins at home. Let’s jump in and see what we can build around him.

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Many were high on Aaron Nola coming into this season. Even out of those backers, few could have expected this kind of ceiling performance. The control has always been there; the bankable consistency is a new feature. If you’re going early at starting pitcher on Draft, you want that trust factor. Nola’s showing it. Who else can you put your trust in? It’s like Charlie Daniels said, you have to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.

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Now that America has celebrated its birthday, the temps will only get hotter. Along with the weather, we’re going to start to see the usual second-half hot streaks emerge. The poster boy for that the last few seasons has been Brian Dozier. Take advantage on Draft.com of those poor season-long numbers to pluck some mid-year turnaround values.

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This may be my only chance to lead with a Bieber pun, so I’m shooting my shot. Here’s hoping it’s Neil Diamond level, not Smash Mouth cover bad. If you’re going to fade the top pitchers on Draft.com tonight, the Biebs is a great gamble. To quote The Jewish Elvis, “Then I saw this Ace, now I’m a Bieleber.”

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We’ve reached the part of the baseball season where you must open your mind to improving performances. Not every bad start continues into a bad season. These guys are professionals. They make adjustments. Players like Zack Godley start to remind us why we liked them in March. Make adjustments yourself and get a leg up on Draft.com.

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Much like both of his nickname-sakes, Juan Soto has quickly become the talk of the town. The Childish Bambino is aptly named for his youth and baseball slugging potential. If you can nab him on Draft.com tonight, it should make your lineup. Let’s dive in and figure out who else to use to to fill out that lineup.

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