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Portland will start Meyers Leonard, Enes Kanter to come off the bench on Saturday

Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard will start in Saturday's playoff matchup against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Leonard will start tonight at center with Enes Kanter playing with the second unit.

In four games this season against the Warriors, Leonard is averaging 4.75 points and 5.0 rebounds.

Arizona's Zack Greinke (abdomen) will start on Tuesday

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke (abdomen) will start in Tuesday's matchup against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

According to Arizona manager Torey Lovullo, Greinke is healthy after his MRI on his abdomen came back clean. In 64.2 innings pitched this season, the Diamondbacks' ace has performed well with a 2.78 ERA and 62 strikeouts.

Our models project Greinke for 34.2 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Golden State's Andrew Bogut will come off the bench on Saturday

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will not start in Saturday's playoff matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers.

What It Means:

Bogut will reportedly play with the second unit in Game 3 after the new lineup change. In a role off the bench, our models project the veteran to score 3.9 points in 12.7 minutes.

numberFire's models project Bogut to produce 13.7 FanDuel points on Saturday.

Warriors reportedly starting Damian Jones in Saturday's Game 3 against Portland

Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones will reportedly start against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday.

What It Means:

According to Murdock, Jones will start at center against Portland. Andrew Bogut will reportedly come off the bench in Game 3.

In 24 games this season, Jones is averaging 13.9 FanDuel points.

Arizona's David Peralta scratched, Blake Swihart to start on Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta will not start in Saturday's lineup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Peralta will not be in the lineup tonight after re-aggravating his right trapezius injury on Friday. Blake Swihart will start in left field and bat seventh against the Giants.

Swihart's FanDuel price on Saturday is $2,300. He is averaging 5.6 FanDuel points this season.

Raptors considering several lineup changes for Sunday's Game 3

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse told the media on Saturday, "more than one" change could be made to Game 3's starting lineup against the Milwaukee Bucks.

What It Means:

Nurse hinted to the media several changes could be made to Sunday's Game 3 lineup against the Bucks. Look for Marc Gasol and Danny Green to potentially come off the bench if any changes are made to the first unit. If so, expect Norman Powell, Fred VanVleet, or Serge Ibaka to possibly start in Game 3.

Our models currently project Gasol and Green to produce 39.8 and 25.2 FanDuel points respectively on Sunday.

Jason Castro starting behind the plate for Twins on Saturday

Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro will start and bat eighth in Saturday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Castro will catch tonight against Seattle with Willians Astudillo resting.

Our models project Castro for 6.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,200.

Minnesota's Eddie Rosario in the cleanup spot on Saturday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario will start in Saturday's matchup against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Rosario will be in left field tonight with Marwin Gonzalez moving to first base, Miguel Sano at third, and Ehire Adrianza sitting out.

Our models project Rosario for 10.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $4,000.

San Francisco's Evan Longoria in the fifth spot on Saturday

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria will start in Saturday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Longoria will start tonight at third base with Pablo Sandoval sitting out.

Our models project Longoria for 9.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,700.

Pittsburgh's Jake Elmore sitting on Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates utility-man Jake Elmore is not starting in Saturday's matchup against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Elmore will sit tonight with Colin Moran starting at third base.

In 11 at-bats this season, Elmore is hitting .091.

Pirates' Colin Moran starting at third base on Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran will start and bat seventh in Saturday's matchup against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Moran will return to the lineup tonight with Jake Elmore receiving a breather.

Our models project Moran for 8.0 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,200.

Pittsburgh's Melky Cabrera receives Saturday off

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Melky Cabrera is out of Saturday's starting lineup against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Cabrera will head to the bench tonight with Gregory Polanco starting in right field.

In 125 at-bats this season, Cabrera is hitting .344 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI.

Pirates' Gregory Polanco batting third on Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will start in Saturday's lineup against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Polanco will be right field tonight with Melky Cabrera sitting out.

Our models project Polanco for 11.0 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,900.

Cole Tucker out of Pittsburgh's Saturday lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker will not start against the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

What It Means:

Tucker will head to the bench tonight with Adam Frazier starting at second base and Kevin Newman moving to shortstop.

In 73 at-bats this season, Tucker is hitting .178 with two home runs and five RBI.

Pittsburgh's Adam Frazier leading off on Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier will start in Saturday's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Frazier will return to the lineup tonight with Kevin Newman shifting to shortstop and Cole Tucker sitting out.

Our models project Frazier for 10.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,900.

Padres' Hunter Renfroe in the fifth spot on Saturday

San Diego Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe will start in Saturday's lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Renfroe will be in left field tonight with Wil Myers moving to center and Manuel Margot heading to the bench.

Our models project Renfroe for 10.3 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,100.

San Diego's Manuel Margot receives Saturday off

San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot will not start in Saturday's matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Margot will sit tonight with Hunter Renfroe starting in left field and Wil Myers moving to center.

In 111 at-bats this season, Margot is hitting .252 with two home runs and ten RBI.

Jay Bruce starting in left field for the Mariners on Saturday

Seattle Mariners outfielder Jay Bruce will start and bat seventh in Saturday's matchup against the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Bruce will return to the lineup tonight with Domingo Santana resting.

Our models project Bruce for 9.8 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,700.

Omar Narvaez starting behind the plate for the Mariners on Saturday

Seattle Mariners catcher Omar Narvaez will start and bat fifth in Saturday's lineup against the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Narvaez will catch tonight with Tom Murphy receiving a breather.

Our models project Narvaez for 8.1 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,000.

Seattle's Domingo Santana not starting on Saturday

Seattle Mariners outfielder Domingo Santana is out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Santana will sit tonight with Jay Bruce starting in left field against the Twins.

In 182 at-bats this season, Santana is hitting .269 with 8 home runs and 37 RBI.

Tom Murphy out of Seattle's Saturday lineup

Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy will not start in Saturday's matchup against the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Murphy will head to the bench tonight with Omar Narvaez catching against the Twins.

In 46 at-bats this season, Murphy is hitting .283 with two home runs and four RBI.

Seattle's Dan Vogelbach batting third on Saturday

Seattle Mariners first baseman Dan Vogelbach will start in Saturday's lineup against the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Vogelbach will handle designated hitting duties tonight with Edwin Encarnacion starting at first base, Ryon Healy moving to third base, and Tim Beckham sitting out.

Our models project Vogelbach for 10.4 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,600.

Mariners' Tim Beckham sitting on Saturday

Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham is out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Beckham will receive a breather with Ryon Healy at third base, Edwin Encarnacion at first, and Dan Vogelbach handling designated hitting duties.

In 150 at-bats this season, Beckham is hitting .253 with 8 home runs and 21 RBI.

Nationals will start Erick Fedde on Tuesday

Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde will start in Tuesday's game against the New York Mets.

What It Means:

Fedde will be Washington's starting pitcher on Tuesday with Anibal Sanchez injured. Expect Fedde to be somewhat limited since he has been working out of the bullpen.

In 10.2 innings pitched this season, Fedde has produced a 3.38 ERA and 7 strikeouts.

Chris Owings out of Kansas City's Saturday lineup

Kansas City Royals utility-man Chris Owings will not start against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

What It Means:

Owings will head to the bench tonight with Billy Hamilton in center field, Whit Merrifeld handling designated hitting duties, and Adalberto Mondesi at shortstop.

In 123 at-bats this season, Owings is hitting .138 with two home runs and eight RBI.

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