Monday Fantasy Pickup: Chris Young, OF, Red Sox

A hot player in a hot lineup is a good combination for fantasy owners. Enter Chris Young. Expected to serve primarily as a platoon player to be used against left-handed pitching, Young now finds himself in an expanded role due to injuries to Brock Holt and Blake Swihart. And the 32-year-old is thriving, hitting .290/.365/.570 this season. He’s been especially good lately, with five home runs in just 28 at-bats this month.

As long as Holt and Swihart are out, Young should continue to get regular playing time in left field. With Boston leading MLB in team batting average, on-base percentage and runs scored, a regular lineup spot means plenty of opportunities for counting stats. Young might still endure some struggles against righties (he hit just .182 against them last year), but pretty much any Boston offensive regular is worth a look these days.

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