The playoffs are upon us for head-to-head fantasy baseball gamers, and that sure amplifies the pressure to get your lineup right this week.
A typical head-to-head format awards the top-six teams a playoff nod, with the two premier squads receiving a bye week to pay attention to their family and friends. That doesn't mean this week means nothing to rotisserie managers, though—since the season ends in three weeks, every day from here on out constitutes crunch time.
Last week's article featured Oakland's Sonny Gray, who racked up the strikeouts against the swing-happy Houston Astros, but Chicago's Travis Wood could not capitalize on a promising matchup against the Miami Marlins.
This time around, an old friend of the column returns just in time to save the day, some unheralded starters make their case to help your championship pursuit, and one usually sturdy veteran is on thin ice.
Time is of the essence, so let's get down to the nitty-gritty.
Note: All statistics, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of FanGraphs.com.