Brian Anderson (3B-MIA) - Leading the way in the Marlins' 6-0 win over the Cubs Sunday, Anderson went 1 for 3, driving in three runs. Over the first three games of 2018, the 24-year-old is slashing .333/.429/.389 and figures to have the starting third base gig locked down. After posting a 29.5% K% in his 2017 debut, Anderson is striking out at just an 11.8% K% so far for the young season. Known first for his defense, there is a bit of pop potential here, however, don't forget he will be playing his home games in the cavernous Marlins Park. With minimal investment, he could be a sneaky addition if he can show a bit of pop and continue to get on base at a high clip.
Marcell Ozuna (OF-STL) - The Cards big offensive acquisition drove in two as they downed the Mets 5-1 Sunday. Ozuna needed the big game, as he had been striking out at a 46% clip to begin the year. His K% figures to normalize to his usual career mark of 22.1%, so his OBP should remain solid as the season progresses. Hitting in the middle of a lineup that has a chance to be potent will allow for him to be another useful piece in your fantasy lineup. However, the park change will not figure to make much difference at home as Busch Stadium ranked near the bottom of the league in park factor in 2017. However, three of the four away parks he will play division away games in (Wrigley Field, Miller Park, and Great American Ballpark) all ranked in the top 13 last season in park factor.
Josh Harrison (3B-PIT) - Hitting in the leadoff spot Sunday, Harrison went 3 for 5, with his first homer of the season, while scoring twice and driving in two runs as the Tigers fell to the Pirates 8-6. The victory also finished off a three game sweep of Detroit. Harrison is locked in at the plate thus far in 2018, slashing .357/.438/.643 with a .364 BABIP. With his multi-positional eligibility combined with 15/15 potential, Harrison will be a nice late round value, especially if he can provide his usual batting average in the .280 range.
Bryce Harper (OF-WAS) - Harper blasted his first two homers of 2018 in the Nationals 6-5 victory over the Reds. The win concluded a three game sweep of the Reds, and Harper's day gave him a .400 average on the young season. As a perennial first round fantasy pick, owners do not doubt Harper's ability, but his health is always a concern, as evidenced by his 111 games played in 2017. His aggressive approach will always be a concern healthwise, it will lock him in for being a 35 homer, .300 average, .375 OBP threat. At age 25, he will be a fantasy asset for years to come.
Taijuan Walker (SP-ARZ) - Despite having a talented batting order, the Dodgers are hitting just .131 on the young season, and will head to Arizona to face Taijuan Walker Monday. Despite having a career ERA of 4.79, he is averaging a strikeout per inning against the Dodgers. While the slump will not continue, it's worth throwing Walker in DFS, especially on a night where there are zero studs on the hill. His $7900 price tag allows you to save even more money and load up on bats.
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