Charlie Blackmon, OF, COL
Blackmon went 4-5 with 3 runs scored and an RBI against the Diamondbacks on Monday, extending his hitting streak to 14 games, while raising his BA to a league-leading .484 for the season. During the current streak, Blackmon is hitting .554 (31-56) with 8 XBH's, 19 RBI, and 11 multi-hit games. He would have to be considered the frontrunner to hit .400 for the season, especially since he plays half his games at Coors Field where he is a career .351 hitter, although so far this season, Blackmon's been just as incredible on the road (.438 BA, 1.156 OPS). Even if he doesn't finish the season with a 4 in front of his average, he should be a huge contributor for fantasy owners.
Asdrubal Cabrera, IF, WAS
Cabrera had a monstrous day at the plate on Monday, going 4-4 with 2 HR's, 2 doubles, and 5 RBI in a blowout win over the Mets. The big day bumped Cabrera's slash line up to .357/.413/.738 for the season as he further cements himself into the heart of the Nationals lineup. His peripherals aren't that different from previous seasons except that his K% has dropped to 8.7% after sitting around 20% the past two seasons. Cabrera will not likely keep up his current pace, but he has hit at least 14 HR's and scored 65+ runs in each of the past 9 seasons and doesn't appear to be slowing down at age-34. He won't be spectacular, but he can still be a useful fantasy player.
Aaron Nola, SP, PHI
Nola was dominant against the Braves on Thursday allowing 1 ER on 2 hits in 8 IP, striking out 10 and walking one. He has had a tremendous start to the 2020 campaign producing a 2.79 ERA and 29:2 K:BB across 19.1 IP, good enough for a 1.60 xFIP. His SwStr% entering Monday's contest was an incredible 17.3%, well above his previous career best of 12.4%. Last year was considered a down year for Nola, mostly because of a jump to his walk rate, but that hasn't been an issue for him so far this season, as he seems to be rounding back into ace form.
Austin Riley, 3B, OF, ATL
Riley went 2-4 with a 2-run HR against the Phillies on Monday, his 3rd HR of the season. The 3 HR's in 13 games this season is a solid number, but Riley is also hitting just .167 with a 36.2% K% for the year. After bursting onto the season with 16 HR's and 41 RBI in 49 first half games last season, Riley fell as quickly as he rose, hitting just .161 with 2 HR's in 31 games in the 2nd half. His high K% makes him prone to deep slumps, and his current 21.7% Hard Hit% is also conducive to power droughts. This doesn't mean that Riley's power is not real; his max exit velocity is actually quite good. But it does make it difficult to rely on Riley for consistent production. It should also be noted that Riley is not exactly a full-time player at the moment, having started 13 out of 18 games for the Braves.
Eduardo Escobar, 3B, ARI
Escobar has had a cold start to the season which has left him with a very reasonable price tag in daily leagues. On Tuesday, he will face off against LHP Kyle Freeland and the Rockies at the hitter-friendly Coors Field. Escobar hit .298 with an .882 OPS against southpaws last season, while Freeland allowed a .939 OPS against RH-hitters and had a 9.25 ERA at home. DraftKings Value Play Salary $3,900.
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