Nicky Lopez

FPPG: 5.7  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,000
FPPG: 5.7  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,000
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Nicky Lopez idle for Royals versus Yankees

Kansas City Royals infielder Nicky Lopez is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against right-hander Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees.

What It Means:

Maikel Garcia, who was called up from Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Thursday, will replace Lopez at shortstop and hit eighth.

Garcia has a $2,000 salary on Thursday and numberFire’s models project him for 6.0 FanDuel points. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Royals’ implied total (3.43) is third-lowest out of the 16 teams on Thursday's main slate.