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Fantasy Baseball: Week 16 Start 'Em or Sit 'Em Breakdown
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Jeff Samardzija can use a few days off after two rough starts before the break.

The MLB All-Star Game gives fantasy baseball managers a few days to relax, but the hiatus won't wipe out the entire week.

For four days, fantasy gamers will have no lineups to set and no scores to monitor. This brief void may feel like an eternity to some devoted owners, and it doesn't help that many teams are taking their sweet time announcing their post-break probable pitchers.

Real baseball resumes on Friday, so the clock is not ticking as sharply as other weeks to cement a lineup. That doesn't mean, however, that we can't proceed with business as usual. 

It's not possible in some circumstances to assemble a complete lineup for the weekend slate of games following the All-Star festivities, but many owners are creatures of habit. The week doesn't truly start before locking in a lineup.

Can certain pitchers who entered the break on fire keep the momentum going? Will slumping hurlers return from the break stronger than before? Let's take a look at some interesting pitchers scheduled to take the mound this weekend.

Note: All Statistics, unless otherwise noted, are courtesy of FanGraphs.com

 

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