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Rounding Third: Week 7 Primer

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Five Games, Eight Games

We have three more infernal two-game series this week, which means we also have three teams with just five games - the, Orioles, Phillies and Blue Jays. In the NFBC, I'm contemplating benching Melky Cabrera the first half of the week to try to avoid those two-game weeks. But I also have both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, who I can't imagine benching.

On the flip side, thanks to their doubleheader with the Indians on Monday, the Yankees actually have eight games this week. They're using Vidal Nuno to start the nightcap, but he'll get just one start this week. David Phelps and CC Sabathia, on the other hand, get two starts apiece. Finally, Mariano Rivera has pitched the last two days and four of the last five - it wouldn't be a shock if David Robertson got a save chance in one of the games should one arise.

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