Christian Walker

FPPG: 7.8  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,400
FPPG: 7.8  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,400
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Christian Walker hitting cleanup Friday for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker is back in the starting lineup for Friday afternoon's series opener against right-hander Zach Davies and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Walker is back on first base and cleanup duties after two full days of rest. Pavin Smith is shifting to center field while Daulton Varsho moves behind the plate in place of Bryan Holaday.

numberFire’s models project Walker for 8.7 FanDuel points and he has a $6,500 salary on Friday's one-game afternoon slate. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Diamondbacks have an implied total of 4.7 runs. Davies' strikeout rate this season (14.5 percent) ranks in the bottom three percent of the majors, among qualified pitchers, and his xwOBA (.369) is in the bottom sixth percentile.