This article is part of our The Z Files series.
Primarily for DFS purposes, I keep my rest-of-season projections updated through the last week of the season. Normally, I store the spreadsheets in a folder named "ROSPROJ". Come September, I move them to a folder called, "YeahRight."
Obviously, it's a crapshoot predicting playing time, or even who will play down the stretch. For DFS, overall playing time isn't a concern, only if they're in the lineup that night. That said, seasonal fantasy players are still grinding for points, so here's a list of 20 players in line to contribute down the stretch. The list is alphabetical, not in order of potential performance.
Greg Allen, OF, Cleveland Indians: Strictly an AL-only play, Allen will compete with Abraham Almonte and Tyler Naquin for playing time. All three can play center field, so it comes down to Terry Francona's whim. Jay Bruce continues to miss time with a sore neck while it doesn't look good for Michael Brantley returning until late this season, if at all. Allen's appeal is for speed as he swiped 21 bags in 23 tries for Double-A Akron in 71 games.
Brian Anderson, 3B, Miami Marlins: Like with Brantley, the clock is ticking for Martin Prado to return to the diamond this season. The difference is the Tribe would like Brantley for the playoffs while the Fish are looking to 2018. Anderson crushed it at Triple-A New Orleans, slashing .339/.416/.602 in 33 games, after a more tempered .251/.341/.450 line earlier for Double-A Jacksonville. The 24-year