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George Springer not in Saturday's lineup for Astros

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is absent from Saturday's lineup against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Springer started in center field and batted in the lead off spot Friday night, but will make way for Cameron Maybin on Saturday.

After going 0-for-4 Friday, our models project Springer for 1 home run, 5 RBI and a .290 average over 35 remaining plate appearances this season.

Cameron Maybin starting Saturday for Astros

Houston Astros center fielder Cameron Maybin will start and bat eighth Saturday versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Maybin was absent from Friday's lineup, but will replace George Springer in center field and bat eighth Saturday against the righty Bud Norris.

Our models project Maybin for 9.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,700 on the All Day slate.

Josh Reddick not in Astros' lineup Saturday

Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick is absent from Saturday's lineup against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Reddick started Friday's game and hit second, but will make way on Saturday for Derek Fisher, who will bat seventh.

After going 1-for-2 on Friday, our models project Reddick for 0 home runs, 2 RBI and a .300 average over 23 remaining plate appearances this season.

Derek Fisher starting in right field for Astros on Saturday

Houston Astros outfielder Derek Fisher is starting in right field and batting seventh versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Fisher was absent from Friday's lineup, but will replace Josh Reddick on Saturday against the righty Bud Norris.

Our models project Fisher for 8.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,300 on the All Day slate.

Tyler White starting at third base Saturday for Astros

Houston Astros infielder Tyler White will start at first base and bat sixth on Saturday versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

White was absent from Friday's lineup, but on Saturday will replace Yulieski Gurriel at first base, as Gurriel reclaims the designated hitter spot.

Our models project White for 10.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,500 on the All Day slate.

Yulieski Gurriel batting fifth as designated hitter for Astros on Saturday

Houston Astros designated hitter Yulieski Guriel will start and bat fifth Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Gurriel started at first base and batted sixth on Friday versus the Angels, but will move up a spot in the order and not have any fielding duties on Saturday.

Our models project Gurriel for 10.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,200 on the All Day slate.

Brian McCann absent from Astros' lineup on Saturday

Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

McCann started at catcher and batted seventh in Friday's game, but will make way for Evan Gattis on Saturday.

After going 0-for-3 Friday, our models project McCann for 1 home run, 3 RBI and a .250 average over 23 remaining plate appearances this season.

Knicks hope to trade Carmelo Anthony by Monday

The New York Knicks are hoping to trade Carmelo Anthony to either the Oklahoma City Thunder or Cleveland Cavaliers by Monday, per NBA.com's David Aldridge.

What It Means:

The Knicks have reportedly expressed interest in Tristan Thompson, though the Cvas are not interested in moving him. A deal with the Thunder is expected to include Enes Kanter and his large contract.

In 74 starts, Anthony managed averages of 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists across 34.3 minutes per game. However, his -0.7 nERD wasn't all that awe-inspiring as he ranked 163rd of 275 forwards in the 2016-17 season.

Evan Gattis starting at catcher for Astros on Saturday

Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis will start and bat fourth against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

What It Means:

Gattis hit eighth as the designated hitter on Friday, but will replace Brian McCann at catcher on Saturday versus the righty Bud Norris.

Our models project Gattis for 10.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,300 on the All Day slate.

Carlos Correa starting for Astros on Saturday

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will start and bat third Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Correa was absent from Friday's lineup, but on Saturday will replace Martin Gonzalez, who slides over to second base.

Our models project Correa for 11.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,200 on the All Day slate.

Jose Altuve absent from Astros' lineup Saturday

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not in Saturday's lineup against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Altuve started Friday's game and batted third, but will make way Saturday for Marwin Gonzalez, who slides over from shortstop.

After going 1-for-3 Friday night, our models project Altuve for 1 homer, 5 RBI and a .333 average over 37 remaining plate appearances this season.

Marwin Gonzalez starting at second base Saturday for Astros

Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez will start at second base and bat second versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Gonzalez started at shortstop and hit fourth in Fridays's game, but will slide over two second base in place of Jose Altuve Saturday versus the righty Bud Norris.

Our models project Gonzalez for 12.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,000 on the All Day slate.

Alex Bregman leading off for Astros on Saturday

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will start and bat first Saturday versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Bregman was fifth in the batting order Friday night, but will move up to first Saturday against the righty Bud Norris.

Our models project Bregman for 10.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,400 on the All Day slate.

Dolphins' Jay Ajayi (knee) is 'feeling good'

Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi said that he was "feeling good" during practice on Friday.

What It Means:

Ajayi missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but with his return on Friday, it looks like he will suit up Sunday. It remains to be seen whether his workload will be limited at all though.

numberFire's models project Ajayi for 20.4 carries, 83.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns on Sunday, making him our 8th-ranked fantasy running back for Week 3.

Orlando Arcia in the Brewers lineup for Saturday's home game

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia is in the starting lineup for Saturday's home game against the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

The Brewers are shuffling their lineup with Domingo Santana getting the day off. Arcia will start at shortstop while Eric Sogard moves to second base, Neil Walker to first, and Eric Thames to right field. Arcia is batting seventh against Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks.

numberFire's models have Arcia as a strong fantasy value today, projecting him for 8.5 fantasy points while priced at $2,100 on FanDuel.

Brewers' Domingo Santana out of the starting lineup against the Cubs

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's home game against the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

It's a routine day off for Santana, and Eric Thames will cover right field, Neil Walker will slide over to first base, Eric Sogard moves to second, and Orlando Arcia enters the lineup starting at shortstop.

Santana has a .371 wOBA through 144 games in 2017, and numberFire's models project him to bat .267 while adding 1 home run and 5 RBI through 35 plate appearances over the remainder of the season.

Martin Maldonado absent from Angels' lineup on Saturday

Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Maldonado started and hit ninth on Friday night, but will make way on Saturday for Juan Graterol.

After going 0-for-2 on Friday, our models project Maldonado for 1 homer, 3 RBI and a .217 average over 25 remaining plate appearances this season.

Juan Graterol starting Saturday for Angels

Los Angeles Angels catcher Juan Graterol will start and bat ninth versus the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Graterol was absent from Friday's game, but will replace Martin Maldonado on Saturday versus the righty Charlie Morton.

Our models project Graterol for just 5.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,000 on the All Day slate.

Jason Heyward absent from Cubs' lineup on Saturday

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward is not Saturday's lineup versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Heyward started and batted seventh in Friday's game, but will make way on Saturday for Ian Happ.

After going 1-for-4 on Friday, our models project Heyward for 0 homers, 2 RBI and a .250 average over 27 plate appearances the rest of the season.

Ian Happ starting in right field for Cubs on Saturday

Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ will start in right field and bat eighth on Saturday versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Happ was absent from Friday's lineup in favor of Jason Heyward, but will start and bat eighth Saturday against the lefty Brent Suter.

Our models project Haps for 9.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,000 on the All Day slate.

Ben Zobrist not in Cubs' lineup on Saturday

Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist is sitting out Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Zobrist started at second base and batted fourth in Friday's game against the Brewers, but will make way Saturday for Javier Baez, who is sliding over from shortstop.

After going 1-for-4 on Friday, our models project Zobrist for 1 home run, 3 RBI and a .250 average over 27 remaining plate appearances this season.

Addison Russell starting at shortstop for Cubs on Saturday

Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell will start at shortstop on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Russell was absent from Friday's game, but will start and bat fifth Saturday, as Javier Baez slides over to second base.

Our models project Russell for 8.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,800 on the All Day slate.

Kyle Schwarber not in Cubs' lineup on Saturday

Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Schwarber started in left field in Friday's game, but will be replaced Saturday by Jon Jay, who is sliding over from center field.

After going 0-for-2 on Friday, our models project Schwarber for 1 homer, 4 RBI and a .208 average over 27 remaining plate appearances this season.

Albert Almora Jr. starting Saturday for Cubs

Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. will start and bat fifth on Saturday versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Almora Jr. was absent from Friday's lineup, but will start in centerfield Saturday, as Jon Jay slides over to left field.

Our models project Almora Jr. for 9.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,400 on the All Day slate.

Alex Avila absent from Cubs' lineup on Saturday

Chicago Cubs catcher Alex Avila is not in the lineup on Saturday versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Avila started at catcher and batted fifth in Friday's game, but will make way on Saturday for Willson Contreras.

After going 0-for-2 Friday, our models project Avila for 1 homer, 2 RBI and a .211 average over 22 remaining plate appearances this season.

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