Rafael Ortega OUT

FPPG: 6.9  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,200
FPPG: 6.9  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,200
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Rafael Ortega leading off for Cubs on Opening Day

Chicago Cubs outfielder Rafael Ortega is at designated hitter and batting leadoff on Thursday versus right-hander Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

The Cubs are starting Ian Happ, Jason Heyward, and Seiya Suzuki across the outfield, but they found a spot for Ortega at DH. The full Opening Day lineup for the Cubbies: Ortega DH, Nick Madrigal 2B, Willson Contreras C, Happ LF, Frank Schwindel 1B, Suzuki RF, Heyward CF, Patrick Wisdom 3B, Nico Hoerner SS. Kyle Hendricks is the Cubs' starting pitcher.

Ortega has a $2,400 salary on Thursday and numberFire's models project him for 10.5 FanDuel points. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Cubs have the fifth-lowest implied total out of the 14 active teams on Thursday.