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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez struggled for the first time in his big league career in Game 1 of Friday's double header. He lasted just four innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two. For the first time since being called up, Sixto looked human. There's no cause for concern here though, as it's a safe bet he'll be back to his ace-like ways his next time out. With the rough outing, he drops to 3-2 and his ERA gets bumped up to 2.75.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in a win over the Blue Jays Friday. Quinn has one skill that is useful to fantasy owners and he has flashed it this season. The speedy centerfielder has 10 steals in 34 games this season without being caught. He won't contribute much with his bat as he's hitting just .223 on the season with a strikeout rate north of 30 percent. That being said, when he does get on base he tends to run making him an intriguing add for fantasy managers chasing steals in the last week of the season.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin threw a seven-inning complete game shutout vs the Blue Jays in the first game of Friday's doubleheader. Eflin allowed four hits and two walks while striking out nine in his best start of the season. Despite the dominant effort, fantasy managers shouldn't rush out to add the right-hander. Eflin allowed 11 runs in his previous three starts totalling just 15 innings. He's prone to the occasional good outing, but his fantasy appeal is reserved for deeper leagues when he has a good matchup. His last start of the season is scheduled for Friday vs a good Rays lineup.
Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Houston Astros. It has been a dismal 2020 campaign for Escobar, as he has slashed .194/.263/.320 across 175 at-bats. In his absence, Josh VanMeter will start at third base and bat second at Zack Greinke. VanMeter and his .111 average can stay far away from any fantasy lineups on Friday.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows (oblique) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday afternoon. The 25-year-old left the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with oblique soreness. Meadows is likely done for the remainder of the regular season, but he should be available for the start of the playoffs. He is safe to drop in any redraft formats after slashing .205/.296/.371 across 132 at-bats in 2020.
Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jose Iglesias is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. It is just a regular day off for the 30-year-old. In his absence, Andrew Velasquez will start at shortstop and bat ninth against Tyler Glasnow. It is tough to trust any Orioles' batter on Friday against Glasnow, who tossed seven innings of two-run ball in his last appearance against them.
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Turner recently returned from the injured list, so the team does not want to overwork him before the postseason begins. In his absence, A.J. Pollock is serving as the designated hitter and batting sixth, while Edwin Rios is starting at third base and batting seventh. All Dodgers' batters are viable DFS plays tonight at Coors Field.
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. It is just a regular day of rest for the 27-year-old, as the White Sox clinched a playoff spot with their win on Thursday night. In his absence, Nick Madrigal moves up to the leadoff spot in the order while Yolmer Sanchez will start at shortstop and bat ninth. Madrigal, in particular, has sneaky upside in DFS formats on Friday.
Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the New York Yankees. The 25-year-old was batting 2-for-15 over his past four games with 10 strikeouts. In his absence, Michael Chavis will start at first base and bat eighth against Jordan Montgomery. Chavis is nothing more than a deep budget option in DFS formats for Friday's slate.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Dominic Smith is starting at first base and batting fifth against Max Fried. Alonso is 1-for-15 in his career against Fried, so the 25-year-old is a healthy scratch for the contest. He is slashing just .215/.314/.441 with 12 homers, 27 RBI, and 52 strikeouts through 177 at-bats in 2020.