Fantasy Baseball 2016: Weekend Sleepers 5/20
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 20, 2016
Friday marks the start of the big weekend series around the MLB, and smart fantasy baseball owners are scouring the waiver wire in search of some smart plays for the upcoming games. Let’s check out a few notable trending players out there and see if we can find a few sleepers for your lineup.
Rajai Davis, OF, Cleveland Indians: Davis always seems to show up as a sleeper a handful of times each year, and here we are again. After a bad slump last week, Davis fired off seven hits with nine runs, two homers, seven RBI and a stolen base in just three games. He had two more hits, two RBI, a run and a steal yesterday.
Davis is getting up there in years, but still has enough speed to warrant consideration for the finesse categories as a low-end add. He’ll be in Boston starting today.
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Devon Travis, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays: Travis has moved on to the next stage of his minor-league rehab assignment, and will likely join up with the Blue Jays this weekend if everything goes well.
We haven’t seen Travis since last July, as he’s coming off major shoulder surgery. Everything seems to be back to normal now, though, which makes him an intriguing sleeper pickup with loads of potential moving forward.
Chris Herrmann, C, Arizona Diamondbacks: Herrmann is still available in over 85 percent of the fantasy leagues out there, but that could change if he keeps hitting like this. He’s got a four-game hit streak going, with four runs, two RBI and a steal in that span.
Herrmann is hitting .277 with four homers, 16 RBI and a pair of stolen bases this year. That’s not too shabby for a low-end backstop. He’ll be in St. Louis this weekend.
Matt Wisler, SP, Atlanta Braves: Now let’s move on over to the hill and check out Wisler. He’s coming off 7.1 innings with seven strikeouts and three runs against the Royals.
That gives Wisler a 3.14 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over 48.2 innings of work so far. He will routinely pitch deep into games, but given the Braves’ tepid offense don’t expect too many Ws. Still, a matchup play against the Phillies looms today.
Colby Lewis, SP, Texas Rangers: Still available in over 75 percent of the leagues out there, Lewis is a nice sneak play right now. He’s gone at least six innings in every one of his starts this year, compiling a 3.12 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 52 innings.
Lewis will be starting tonight against the Astros as those two teams kick off their weekend series.
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