Nicky Lopez

FPPG: 8.5  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,900
FPPG: 8.5  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,900
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Nicky Lopez (leg) back in Royals' lineup versus White Sox

Kansas City Royals infielder Nicky Lopez (leg) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Lopez was held out of the previous two lineups with a minor leg issue. He is replacing Hanser Alberto at shortstop on Tuesday and hitting ninth.

numberFire’s models project Lopez for 8.5 FanDuel points and he has a $2,500 salary on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Royals have an implied total of 4.6 runs. Among Tuesday's listed starters, Cease is registering the second-best strikeout rate this season (29.5 percent).