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Matt Wieters on Nationals' bench against Cardinals

Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters is out of Wednesday's lineup versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Wieters will be replaced at catcher by Spencer Kieboom.

Wieters is averaging 6.6 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .230 with 1 homers and 7 RBI over the rest of the year.

Matt Adams sitting for Washington on Wednesday

Washington Nationals first baseman Matt Adams is out of Wednesday's lineup versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Adams went 0-for-4 and struck out twice during Tuesday's start. Ryan Zimmerman will replace him at first base on Wednesday.

Adams is averaging 8.3 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .267 with 5 homers and 15 RBI over the rest of the year.

Albert Pujols back in action for Cardinals on Wednesday

Los Angeles Angels first baseman/designated hitter Albert Pujols is starting on Wednesday versus the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Pujols will replace Kaleb Cowart at first base and handle cleanup duties versus Padres left-hander Robbie Erlin following a one-game breather.

numberFire's models project Pujols to score 8.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,800 on Wednesday.

Nationals' Spencer Kieboom starting on Wednesday

Washington Nationals catcher Spencer Kieboom is starting on Wednesday versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Kieboom will catch right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and bat eighth versus Cardinals lefty Austin Gomber. Matt Wieters will be available off the bench.

numberFire's models project Kieboom to score 6.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,300 on Wednesday.

Austin Hedges batting fifth for Padres on Wednesday

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges is starting on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Hedges is starting at catcher and batting fifth against Angels righty Felix Pena. A.J. Ellis is out of the lineup.

numberFire projects Hedges for 8.4 FanDuel points.

Franmil Reyes starting for Padres on Wednesday

San Diego Padres outfielder Franmil Reyes is in the lineup on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Reyes is starting in right field and batting seventh against Angels right-hander Felix Pena. Travis Jankowski will draw the start in center field, so Manuel Margot is taking a seat.

numberFire projects Reyes for 10.2 FanDuel points.

Manuel Margot out of the Padres' lineup on Wednesday

San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot is not starting on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Franmil Reyes is in right field tonight, so Travis Jankowski is sliding over to center field. Margot will take a seat after starting the past two games.

Margot is slashing .247/.297/.376 with 41 runs, 5 home runs, 39 RBIs and 10 stolen bases this year.

Devon Travis out for Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Devon Travis is out of the lineup against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

What It Means:

It's a routine day off for Travis, and Richard Urena will replace him at second base tonight.

Travis has averaged 7.9 FanDuel points per game on the season. He is slashing .246/.295/.400 with a .301 wOBA, adding 9 home runs, 30 runs scored and 36 RBI over 278 plate appearances.

Toronto's Kendrys Morales out against the Royals

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales is out of the lineup against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

What It Means:

It's a routine day off for Morales, and Curtis Granderson will move to the designated hitter spot while Randal Grichuk returns to the lineup in right field.

Morales has averaged 7.9 FanDuel points per game in 2018. He is slashing .239/.323/.408 with a .311 wOBA, adding 13 home runs, 33 runs scored and 38 RBI over 359 plate appearances.

Richard Urena starting for Toronto on Wednesday

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Richard Urena is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's road game against the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Devon Travis is getting a routine day off, and Urena will replace him at second base while batting ninth against Royals righty Jorge Lopez.

numberFire's models project Urena to score 8.9 fantasy points while he's priced at $2,100 on FanDuel on Wednesday.

Michael Taylor enters Washington's lineup on Wednesday

Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor is starting on Wednesday versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Taylor will play center field and bat seventh versus Cardinals southpaw Austin Gomber. Bryce Harper will shift to right field while Adam Eaton goes to the bench.

numberFire's models project Taylor to score 8.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,200 on Wednesday.

Ryan Zimmerman returns to Nationals' lineup on Wednesday

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Zimmerman will replace Matt Adams at first base and bat fifth versus Cardinals left-hander Austin Gomber on Wednesday.

numberFire's models project Zimmerman to score 11.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,600 on Wednesday.

Rockies' Ian Desmond batting seventh on Wednesday

Colorado Rockies infielder/outfielder Ian Desmond is in the lineup on Wednesday against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Desmond is starting at first base and batting seventh against Houston right-hander Gerrit Cole. Ryan McMahon will move over to third base, so Pat Valaika heads to the bench.

numberFire projects Desmond for 11.5 FanDuel points.

Blue Jays' Danny Jansen returns to the bench

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen is out of the lineup against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

What It Means:

It's a routine day off for Jansen, and he will be replaced behind the dish by Luke Maile tonight.

Jansen has made 7 plate appearances in 2018, notching 3 hits, including a solo home run.

Jays' Luke Maile catching against KC

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's road game against the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Danny Jansen is getting the day off, and Maile will take over catching duties and bat eighth against Royals righty Jorge Lopez tonight.

numberFire's models project Maile to score 9.1 fantasy points while he's priced at $2,500 on FanDuel on Wednesday.

Adam Eaton out of Nationals' lineup on Wednesday

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton is out of Wednesday's lineup versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Bryce Harper is in right field and Michael Taylor is in center, so Eaton will snag a spot on the bench. He went 1-for-4 and scored a run in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Eaton is averaging 8.9 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .271 with 1 homer, 9 RBI, 2 steals, and 14 runs scored over the rest of the year.

David Dahl starting for Rockies on Wednesday

Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl is in Wednesday's lineup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Dahl is starting in left field and batting sixth against Astros righty Gerrit Cole. Gerardo Parra is out of the lineup tonight.

numberFire projects Dahl for 8.4 FanDuel points this evening.

Gerardo Parra out of the Rockies' lineup on Wednesday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra is not starting on Wednesday against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

David Dahl is drawing the start in left field, so Parra will head to the bench for tonight's contest.

Parra is batting .287/.339/.382 with 42 runs, 5 home runs, 46 RBIs, and 7 stolen bases.

Bryce Harper batting cleanup for Nationals on Wednesday

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is batting cleanup versus left-hander Austin Gomber and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Harper has hit a home run in each of the past two games while batting third, the same spot he hit in the two contests before that. Anthony Rendon will swap with Harper, going from fourth to third in the Nationals' order. Trea Turner will lead off and Juan Soto will bat second.

numberFire's models project Harper to score 15.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $4,300 on Wednesday.

Tyler White in Astros' lineup versus Rockies

Houston Astros first baseman Tyler White is starting on Wednesday versus the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

White will play first base and bat fifth versus Rockies southpaw Tyler Anderson. Yulieski Gurriel will move to second base and Kyle Tucker will move to the bench.

numberFire's models project White to score 10.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,300 on Wednesday.

Kyle Tucker on Astros' bench versus Colorado

Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker is out of Wednesday's lineup versus the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Tyler White will start at first base while Yulieski Gurriel plays second and Tucker goes to the bench.

Tucker is averaging 5.4 FanDuel points in 18 games for the Astros this season.

Martin Maldonado sitting for Houston on Wednesday

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado is out of Wednesday's starting lineup versus the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Maldonado will be replaced behind the dish by Max Stassi on Wednesday.

Maldonado is averaging 6.5 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .233 with 3 homers and 11 RBI over the rest of the year.

Max Stassi moves into Astros' lineup on Wednesday

Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi is starting on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Martin Maldonado is sitting, so Stassi will catch right-hander Gerrit Cole and bat eighth versus Rockies southpaw Tyler Anderson.

numberFire's models project Stassi to score 9.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,000 on Wednesday.

Randal Grichuk starting for the Blue Jays on Wednesday

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's road game against the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Grichuk got a routine day off on Tuesday, but he's back in right field while batting second against Royals righty Jorge Lopez tonight. Curtis Granderson will slide to the designated hitting spot, while Kendrys Morales heads to the bench.

numberFire's models project Grichuk to score 13.0 fantasy points while he's priced at $3,100 on FanDuel on Wednesday.

Alex Bregman moves into Astros' leadoff spot versus Rockies

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is leading off against left-hander Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Bregman has hit second each of the past four games and he's only led off five other times this season. Marwin Gonzalez will also move from second base to left field and up a couple spots from cleanup to the two-hole. Yuli Gurriel will shift from second base to first and go from fifth to third in the order. Carlos Correa will clean up and Tony Kemp will fall from the top to the bottom.

numberFire's models project Bregman to score 12.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $4,000 on Wednesday. Gonzalez ($3,100) is pegged for 11.4, Gurriel ($2,300) is tabbed for 10.4, Correa ($3,500) is expected to turn in 12.6, and Kemp ($3,000) is forecasted for 9.0.

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