Willson Contreras

FPPG: 9.5  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,900
FPPG: 9.5  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,900
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Willson Contreras behind Cubs' plate Friday

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is in the starting lineup for Friday afternoon's series opener against right-hander Johan Oviedo and the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Contreras will catch Kohl Stewart and hit fifth while replacing P.J. Higgins behind the plate. The Cubs placed Higgins on the injured list with a strained right forearm and purchased the contract of Jose Lobaton in a corresponding roster move.

numberFire’s models project Contreras for 12.1 FanDuel points and he has a $2,700 salary on Friday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cubs have an implied total of 4.8 runs on Friday. Oviedo has the fifth-lowest strikeout percentage (18.2) and worst walk percentage (15.5) among Friday's listed starters.