Rene Rivera OUT

FPPG: 6.3  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,200
FPPG: 6.3  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,200
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Rene Rivera on Nationals' bench Monday

Washington Nationals catcher Rene Rivera is not in the starting lineup for Monday's series opener against left-hander Ranger Suarez and the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Tres Barrera is catching for Josiah Gray and hitting eighth on Monday. Rivera should be available off the bench after starting last game.

numberFire’s models project Barrera for 8.2 FanDuel points and he has a $2,400 salary on Monday. Suarez is registering a 26.6 strikeout percentage with an 8.9 walk percentage this season, and he ranks in at least the top seventh percentile of the league in xERA (2.67), xwOBA (.253), and xSLG (.282).