The schedule is key for Fantasy baseball. Knowing when your players might only be playing five games in a given week, knowing when you've got a glut of tough matchups to worry about, and when you're about to spend four days in Coors ... these can all help you squeak out a win in your Fantasy game.
Which is why you'll definitely want to check out SportsLine's weekly hitting matchup analyzer. We've taken data scientist John Bollman's pitching power rankings, and applied them to every team's upcoming schedule, to identify the best and worst matchups for the upcoming week. The statistician formerly worked in the analytics department of a Major League Baseball front office, and now Bollman is turning his attention to the 2019 Fantasy baseball season to help you navigate the best and worst matchups your hitters will face.
In Week 9, the Yankees have the best matchups on the schedule, thanks to seven games against below-average pitching staffs in Baltimore and Kansas City. That's great news for the likes of Luke Voit, Clint Frazier, and Aaron Hicks, who you might not have locked into your lineup each week. They should be this week.
On the other end, the Dodgers might be in for a tough time, with just five games on the schedule, two against the Rays and three against the Pirates. With all five on the road against pretty tough competition, you're still starting Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner, but you might want to find other options for Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, or Max Muncy.
So, who else should you start? And which matchups should you avoid? ... Join SportsLine right now to get access to the tools and date that can help you make the right decision!