Fantasy baseball Weekly Planner: Digging through trash
The following advice might fall on deaf ears, because self-respecting humans don't like picking through another person's trash. But remember: you play fantasy, which means you're not necessarily a self-respecting human at all times. You will stoop to any (legal) level to win, and SI.com's Weekly Planner will point you in the right direction.
So, if there is someone in your league blaming their fantasy troubles on these early May buy-low candidates, go take their troubles off their hands:
Player of the week
Player of the weak
Tout Wars moves
I'm going all in on Dee Gordon, because my team has extra middle infielders, but I am short on steals. Gordon has a bad glove, but there is a lot to love about his offensive game. He was hell on wheels in his debut Saturday and can earn a full-time job -- perhaps at second base -- in this two-to-three week fill-in period for Hanley Ramirez (hamstring). With Brett Anderson (ankle) and Chris Young (quad) going on the DL, I won't have to release a player.
My daily lineup
If you play in those daily fantasy leagues, here are the players by position that yours truly will be going with for Monday's games. If you want to challenge me, hit me up on Twitter @EricMackFantasy:
SP -- Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox SP -- Trevor Cahill, Arizona Diamondbacks C -- Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins 1B -- David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox 2B -- Jedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres 3B -- Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds SS -- Dee Gordon, Los Angeles Dodgers OF -- Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers OF -- Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox OF -- Kyle Blanks, San Diego Padres DH -- Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds