Fantasy Baseball 3 IN/OUT week 19











Because it’s never too early to start thinking about your next week’s matchup.




-   Week 19 –

Each week, the FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT will not include players that are locks for your starting rosters, just the ones that are considered “fringe” starters. The 3 IN/OUT are the ones that you may have on the bench or ones that you can find on the waiver wire. Either way, they are the players you should start and players you need to bench.

Here are 6 players that can help or hurt your team in week 19, along with a two-start pitcher and a list of all the others.

And as always, it’s followed by a great recipe. This time it’s Smoked Chicken, Georgia Style.


Lets get to it.



3 IN



Stephen Drew – SS, BOS
week 19 matchups: @ TOR, vs NYY

Drew has a 9-game hit streak going; all but 3 are of the multi-hit variety. Ride him while he is hot and has not competition for playing time.



Brett Lawrie – 2B/3B, TOR
week 19 matchups: vs OAK, vs BOS, @ TB

Brett Lawrie has a 10-game hitting streak which is a career high. He has gone 18-for-52 (.346) since the Jays moved him back to third and is another one to ride until he cools down.



Brandon Belt – 1B, SF
week 19 matchups: @ WAS, @ MIA

Brandon Belt continued his offensive surge yesterday against Brewers with a three-run home run off starter Donovan Hand, leading his team to a 4-1 win. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and three RBI. Belt is hitting .450 (9 for 20) with four walks, two homers and five RBI in his last six games played. He has a .266/.347/.453 with 12 homers and 44 RBI in 338 at-bats this season.







Dayan Viciedo – LF, CHW
week 19 matchups: vs DET, @ MIN

Dayan Viciedo, who returned from a thumb issue, went 0 for 3 in a 12-inning win over the Yankees Wednesday. Viciedo appeared as the designated hitter and was pinch-hit for by Adam Dunn, who singled off Mariano Rivera in the ninth to send the game into extra innings. How’s that for confidence? You should do the same as his manager. Bench him. He is batting .248 on the season for the White Sox and entered Wednesday’s game having gone just 1 for 12 (.083) in August.



Ryan Zimmerman – 3B, WAS
week 19 matchups: vs SF, @ ATL

Zimmerman has trust issues of his own, not just for his bat, but for his arm. The Nationals are considering switching him to first base because of all his throwing problems, and they also switched him to two-hole. The club tried to shake up the lineup by batting Zimmerman second and he went hitless in four at-bats. Zimmerman is hitting .272/.344/.431 in 371 at-bats.



Todd Frazier – 1B/3B/LF, CIN
week 19 matchups: @ CHC, @ MIL

Speaking of changing spots on the batting order, Todd Frazier hit second in the lineup for the first time in his career Wednesday, and he went 0-for-3 with a walk to extend his career-worst slump to 0-for-31. It’s the longest hitless slump for a player on the team since former teammate Drew Stubbs went 0-for-32 last year. He’ll break the record this weekend and will hurt your team just like he is hurting his real club.



Two-Start Pitcher of the Week


The FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT Two-start pitcher will not include top tier starters. Those pitchers will always be on your starting roster for the upcoming week. It’s those fringe starters, the ones you use to fill your last roster spot that we think will give you 2 quality starts in one week.


Here are the must start top options and their scheduled opponents in week 19:

  • Max Scherzer, 8/13 @ CWS Danks 8/18 vs KC Chen
  • Felix Hernandez, 8/13 @ TB Archer 8/18 @ TEX Darvish
  • Yu Darvish, 8/12 @ HOU Lyles 8/18 vs SEA Hernandez
  • CC Sabathia, 8/13 vs LAA Hanson 8/18 @ BOS Dempster
  • Chris Archer, 8/13 vs SEA Harang 8/18 vs TOR Happ
  • Gio Gonzalez, 8/13 vs SF Bumgarner 8/18 @ ATL Teheran
  • Julio Teheran, 8/12 vs PHI Hamels 8/18 vs WAS Gonzalez
  • Matt Harvey, 8/12 @ LAD Nolasco 8/18 @ SD Stults
  • Mat Latos, 8/12 @ CHC Wood 8/17 @ MIL Peralta
  • Bartolo Colon, 8/12 @ TOR Johnson 8/17 vs CLE Masterson




Homer Bailey
week 19 starts: 8/13 @ CHC (Samardzija) &  8/18 @ MIL (Estrada)

Bailey has a 3.73 ERA in 23 starts, not too hateful. He struggled in his last start against the A’s (but got the victory). He has been a better pitcher at home this year, so you should bench him right? Nope. Plug him in as your SP3 and ride the two-starts all they way to victory.


Other Two-Start Pitchers for week 19:

  • Hiroki Kuroda, 8/12 vs LAA Richards 8/17 @ BOS Wright
  • Travis Wood, 8/12 vs CIN Latos 8/18 vs STL Miller
  • Jarrod Parker, 8/13 vs HOU Cosart 8/18 vs CLE Salazar
  • Madison Bumgarner, 8/13 @ WAS Gonzalez 8/18 @ MIA Koehler
  • Shelby Miller, 8/13 vs PIT Morton 8/18 @ CHC Wood
  • Tommy Hanson, 8/13 @ NYY Sabathia 8/18 vs HOU Cosart
  • Ryan Dempster, 8/13 @ TOR Happ 8/18 vs NYY Sabathia
  • Cole Hamels, 8/12 @ ATL Teheran 8/18 vs LAD Nolasco
  • Marco Estrada, 8/13 @ TEX Ogando 8/18 vs CIN Bailey
  • Charlie Morton, 8/13 @ STL Miller 8/18 vs ARI Delgado
  • Randall Delgado, 8/12 vs BAL Norris 8/18 @ PIT Morton
  • Chad Bettis, 8/12 vs SD Volquez 8/18 @ BAL Norris
  • Ricky Nolasco, 8/12 vs NYM Harvey 8/18 @ PHI Hamels
  • Edinson Volquez, 8/12 @ COL Bettis 8/17 vs NYM Mejia
  • Eric Stults, 8/13 @ COL Chacin 8/18 vs NYM Harvey
  • Josh Johnson, 8/12 vs OAK Colon 8/17 @ TB Hellickson
  • J.A. Happ, 8/13 vs BOS Dempster 8/18 @ TB Archer
  • Hector Santiago, 8/12 vs DET Fister 8/17 @ MIN Deduno
  • John Danks, 8/13 vs DET Scherzer 8/18 @ MIN Gibson
  • Doug Fister, 8/12 @ CWS Santiago 8/17 vs KC Shields
  • Wade Davis, 8/12 vs MIA Koehler 8/17 @ DET Verlander
  • Bruce Chen, 8/13 vs MIA Fernandez 8/18 @ DET Scherzer
  • Samuel Deduno, 8/12 vs CLE Salazar 8/17 vs CWS Santiago
  • Kyle Gibson, 8/13 vs CLE McAllister 8/18 vs CWS Danks
  • Jordan Lyles, 8/12 vs TEX Darvish 8/17 @ LAA Richards
  • Jarred Cosart, 8/13 @ OAK Parker 8/18 @ LAA Hanson
  • Garrett Richards, 8/12 @ NYY Kuroda 8/17 vs HOU Lyles
  • Bud Norris, 8/12 @ ARI Delgado 8/18 vs COL Bettis
  • Tom Koehler, 8/12 @ KC Davis 8/18 vs SF Bumgarner




Smoked Chicken Georgia Style



1 whole chicken, about 3 pounds
4 tablespoons of Memphis Dust Rub, approx (see recipe)
about 4 ounces of hard wood



Preheat your smoker to 325°F. If you are using a grill, set it up for 2-Zone or Indirect cooking.
At 325°F, you can render more fat and crisp the skin a bit and avoid the possibility of the stall.

Split the chicken in half by cutting it with heavy shears.
Rinse it, and make sure to get all that brown liver like goop nestled along the spine.
Or just remove it. Pat the meat and the bottom of the sink dry with paper towels.
Lay the meat in the sink and dust both sides thoroughly with the spice mix.

Put the meat in the smoker or on the indirect side of the grill.
Add about 4 ounces of wood for smoking.
When it is gone, resist the urge to add more.
After you’ve tasted it you can decide if you want to use more wood next cook.
But it doesn’t take much. Chicken just drinks it up.

Cook for about 1.5 to 2 hours or until the temp in the thickest part of the meat without touching bone is 165°F.

You can crisp the skin a bit by exposing it to high heat. So if you are working on a grill, move it over high heat or put it under your kitchen broiler.


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