Contreras went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Monday's win over San Diego. After driving in three runs in Sunday's win, Contreras was back at it again Monday. He's posting solid fantasy numbers for a backstop with a .254/.319/.423 slash line, six homers, 32 RBI and 22 runs, and it also appears he's settling in after a slow start. Contreras owned a disappointing .630 OPS through the first 30 games of the campaign, after all.
Contreras went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI during Sunday's win over Pittsburgh. The backstop slotted into the three-hole Sunday and made the most of the opportunity. He's up to a .254/.320/.411 slash line with 31 RBI for the campaign, which is solid production from the catcher position. Contreras has been trending in the right direction over the past month, posting an .811 OPS, 12 RBI and eight runs through his last 24 games.
Contreras is batting third in the lineup during Sunday's game against the Pirates. Kris Bryant has been occupying the third spot in the order with Anthony Rizzo leading off over the previous four games. With Bryant getting the day off Sunday, Contreras will move up to fill the void in the heart of the order. Though this shift is only temporary, Contreras is positioned to potentially provide solid DFS value against Jameson Taillon and the Pirates on Sunday.
Contreras is not in the lineup Saturday against the Pirates. Although he doubled twice in Friday's contest, Contreras has just four hits over the past week. He'll cede Saturday's start to Miguel Montero.
Contreras went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI and a run during Friday's win over Pittsburgh. Games like Friday's have been few and far between for Contreras this season, and the backstop sports a disappointing .246/.315/.397 slash line. Additionally, his five homers, 28 RBI and 21 runs are probably falling short of the expectations the 25-year-old backstop carried entering the season. However, those are still serviceable fantasy numbers from the catcher position in the majority of settings.
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