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Game 2 of Rockies-Giants doubleheader on Monday expected to start at 9 PM ET

Game 2 of the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants' doubleheader on Monday is expected to start at 9 PM ET.

What It Means:

The game was initially scheduled to start at 8:40 PM, but bad weather in the area has delayed first pitch by 20 minutes.

Nightcap of Giants-Rockies doubleheader delayed due to weather Monday

Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies is being delayed due to weather.

What It Means:

The game was scheduled to start of 8:40 PM ET but will be delayed on Monday. No new start time was announced.

Gerorge Springer back in the Astros' lineup Monday

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is back in the lineup Monday night.

What It Means:

Springer got a rest on Sunday but returns to the leadoff spot in the series opener with the Los Angeles Angels Monday. Jake Marisnick heads to the bench.

Our models project Springer for 14.6 FanDuel points on Monday.

Michael Brantley heads to the Astros' bench Monday night

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is not in the lineup Monday night.

What It Means:

Brantley heads to the bench, for a day off, with Tony Kemp starting in left field.

Brantley is batting .324 with 12 homers and 49 RBI this season.

Raimel Tapia starting for Colorado in Game 2 Monday night

Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia is in the lineup for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Tapia replaces Ian Desmond in the outfield for the nightcap.

Tapia is projected for 12.1 FanDuel points on Monday night.

Ryan McMahon not in the Rockies' lineup Monday night

Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon is not in the lineup for Game 2 Monday night.

What It Means:

McMahon takes a seat on the bench with Garrett Hampson starting at second base in Monday's nightcap.

McMahon collected 21.7 FanDuel in Game 1 Monday afternoon.

Garrett Hampson starting at second for the Rockies in Game 2 Monday

Colorado Rockies second baseman Garrett Hampson is in the lineup for Game 2 on Monday.

What It Means:

Hampson replaces Ryan McMahon in the lineup for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader with the San Francisco Giants.

Our models project Hampson for 8.7 FanDuel points on Monday night

Austin Slater is batting second for the Giants' Monday night

San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater is batting second in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Slater replaces Alex Dickerson in the outfield for the nightcap against the Colorado Rockies.

Slater is projected for 14.2 FanDuel points on Monday night.

Giants' Stephen Vogt in at catcher for Game 2 Monday night

San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt is in the lineup for Game 2 on Monday night.

What It Means:

Vogt replaces Buster Posey behind the plate for the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader with the Colorado Rockies.

Our models project Vogt for 12.4 FanDuel points on Monday night.

Donovan Solano is in the Giants' lineup for Game 2

San Francisco Giants infielder Donovan Solano is in the lineup for Game 2 on Monday.

What It Means:

Solano will be at second base in place of Joe Panik on the nightcap on Monday.

Our models project Solano for 9.2 FanDuel points Monday night.

Buster Posey is not in the Giants' Monday night lineup

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is not in the lineup on Monday night.

What It Means:

Posey heads to the bench after catching Game 1 of the Giants' doubleheader. Stephen Vogt will be behind the plate in the nightcap.

Posey went 2-for-5 with a homer, 2 RBI, and 34.6 FanDuel points in Game 1.

Joe Panik heads to the Giants' bench for Game 2 Monday

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik is not in the lineup Monday night.

What It Means:

Panik heads to the bench with Donovan Solano taking over at second in the nightcap against the Colorado Rockies.

Panik collected 19.2 FanDuel points in Game 1 on Monday.

Giants' Alex Dickerson not starting in Game 2 Monday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson is not in the lineup for Game 2 on Monday night.

What It Means:

Dickerson heads to the bench with Austin Slater taking over in the outfield for the nightcap.

Dickerson racked up 31.1 FanDuel points in Game 1 on Monday.

Chris Taylor (fractured arm) placed on 10-day IL by Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor (fractured arm) has been placed on the 10-day IL.

What It Means:

Taylor has been diagnosed with a fractured forearm and will miss at least six weeks. Matt Beaty was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Taylor is batting .261 with 8 homers and 41 RBI over 298 plate appearances this season.

Dustin Garneau heading to the Angels' bench on Monday

Los Angeles Angels catcher Dustin Garneau is not starting in Monday's matchup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Garneau will rest tonight with Kevan Smith starting behind the plate against Houston.

In 43 at-bats this season, Garneau is hitting .256 with four RBI.

Kevan Smith catching for the Angels on Monday

Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith is batting seventh in Monday's lineup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Smith will start behind the plate tonight against the Astros with Dustin Garneau receiving a breather.

Our models project Smith for 7.1 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,200.

Angels' Michael Hermosillo starting in center field on Monday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Micheal Hermosillo is batting ninth in Monday's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Hermosillo will be in tonight's lineup against the Astros with Mike Trout sitting out with a calf injury.

Our models project Hermosillo for 6.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,700.

Mike Trout (calf) out of the Angels' Monday lineup

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (calf) is not starting in Monday's matchup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Trout will receive the night off after suffering a calf injury recently. Expect an update on his condition after an MRI.

In 311 at-bats this season, Trout is hitting .305 with 30 home runs and 75 RBI.

Broncos' Phillip Lindsay (wrist) says he's 100 percent

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (wrist) said he will be "100 percent" for the start of training camp on Thursday.

What It Means:

Lindsay underwent surgery on his wrist this offseason but is declaring himself ready to go. The Broncos are still expected to take it easy with the second-year back this preseason, opening the door for more touches for Royce Freeman.

Our models project Lindsay for 240.6 total touches, 1,281.1 yards, and 8.0 touchdowns in 2019.

Source: Mike Klis

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott reportedly planning camp holdout

Profootballtalk.com reports that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has "privately said that he will hold out of training camp unless he gets a new contract."

What It Means:

Elliott has two years remaining on his rookie deal but just like Melvin Gordon, he believes he needs a pay raise. With the workload the Cowboys put on Zeke, it makes sense the running back wants to re-work his deal. With training camp starting next week, we will see if the validity of the rumors are true, very soon

Our models project Elliott as the number-two back in fantasy for 2019 with 2,067.2 total yards and 14.7 touchdowns.

Angels' Matt Thaiss receives Monday off

Los Angeles Angels infielder Matt Thaiss is not starting in Monday's lineup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Thaiss will sit against Houston tonight with David Fletcher shifting to third base and Andrelton Simmons staring at shortstop.

In 17 at-bats this season, Thaiss is hitting .176 with one home run and four RBI.

Andrelton Simmons batting second for the Angels on Monday

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is starting in Monday's lineup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Simmons will start at shortstop today with David Fletcher moving to third base and Matt Thaiss heading to the bench.

Our models project Simmons for 10.0 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,100.

Mets put Zack Wheeler (shoulder) on the IL

The New York Mets placed pitcher Zack Wheeler (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 12.

What It Means:

Wheeler was experiencing right shoulder fatigue as he prepared for his next start. He is expected to miss just one turn in the rotation as the Mets call it a precautionary move. Steven Matz will start in his place on Tuesday.

Wheeler owns a 4.69 ERA and 1.28 WHIP while striking out 130 in 119 innings pitched this season.

Cheslor Cuthbert is in the Royals' lineup on Monday

Kansas City Royals infielder Cheslor Cuthbert is in the lineup, batting sixth on Monday.

What It Means:

Cuthbert gets the nod at first base with Lucas Duda headed to the bench against the Chicago White Sox.

Our models project Cuthbert for 10.6 FanDuel points on Monday.

Willson Contreras (foot) remains out of the Cubs' lineup Monday

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (foot) is out of the lineup again on Monday.

What It Means:

Contreras is dealing with soreness in his foot and will miss his second consecutive game on Monday. He is considered day-to-day. Victor Caratini will start again in his place.

Contreras is batting .286 with 19 homers and 55 RBI in 306 plate appearances this season.

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