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Matt Duffy went 2-for-3 Sunday versus St Louis. He would drive in two runs, including the game-winner.

Fantasy Impact: Duffy recorded a hit in his last 10 games and 13 of the last 14. He is not a major fantasy force outside of deeper leagues where his batting average advantage can have a bigger impact.

Category: Game Recaps


Frank Schwindel went 2-for-3 versus the Cardinals Sunday. He would score twice, including the game-winning run. Schwindel would also drive in the tying run.

Fantasy Impact: There is reason to doubt Schwindel but his swing looks good so there is a chance it continues next season. He was one of the better fantasy options in the league over the last two months.

Category: Game Recaps


Rafael Ortega went 1-for-4 versus St Louis Sunday. He would score the game-tying run.

Fantasy Impact: Ortega has been hitting right-handers hard this season. However, he has been subpar against lefties which he needs to fix if he wants to be an everyday player for a winning team.

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Alec Mills went four innings versus St Louis Sunday. He would allow two runs and earn a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Mills may become an asset in the future. Right now, he isn't putting up the numbers needed in most leagues.

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Ian Happ went 1-for-3 with two walks versus the Cardinals Saturday. He would hit a two-run homer, his 25th of the season, in the ninth inning to take the lead in a 6-5 victory. He would score a run earlier in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Happ has increased his power significantly in the second half, especially since August 13th. During that stretch of time, he has been hitting the ball in the air significantly. more often.

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Trayce Thompson went 3-for-4 versus the Cardinals Saturday. He would hit a grand slam, his fourth homer of the season. He has two homers and seven RBI in the last two games.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson is 30 years old with 200 career games before this season. He has power as nearly half of his career hits have gone for extra bases but he carries a low average.

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Rowan Wicks pitched a scoreless inning Saturday versus St Louis. He would earn his fifth save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wick will finish the season second on the Cubs in saves. He is a serviceable closer if he finds himself in that role in 2022.

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Adrian Sampson went four innings versus the Cardinals Saturday. He would allow one run and earn a no-decision as the lead changed hands a few times after he left.

Fantasy Impact: Adrian Sampson looked solid in his last five starts. Time will tell what his future role will be.

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Cory Abbott went five innings versus the Cardinals Friday. He would allow two runs and earn the no-decision in his first career start.

Fantasy Impact: Abbott is young and just made his first start. It was a solid start and it remains to be seen what his role will be in 2022.

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David Bote went 1-for-3 versus the Pirates Thursday. He would score a run and drive in one.

Fantasy Impact: Bote's future role is up in the air after this season. In the meantime, his fantasy value derives mostly from if your league allows him second-base eligibility.

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Nick Martini went 1-for-4 with a walk versus Pittsburgh Thursday. He would score a run in the 9-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Martini is unlikely to help except in the deepest of leagues. He is still getting a look at the end of this lost season.

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Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 versus the Pirates Thursday. He would score twice and drive in a run.

Fantasy Impact: Contreras was the last proven star left on the offense after the trade deadline and yet the offense improved its numbers since. He is likely to be one of the best fantasy catchers next season.

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Sergio Alcantara went 3-for-4 versus Pittsburgh Thursday. He would hit his fifth homer of the season and drive in three runs.

Fantasy Impact: Alcantara would help his case for the future if he would raise his .209 batting average. He is getting his chance to showcase what he can do in this lost season for the Cubs.

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Justin Steele went seven innings versus the Pirates Thursday. He would allow no runs, strike out seven and earn the win to likely end the season at 4-4.

Fantasy Impact: Steele has been getting a chance as a starter late this season. He had solid outings in four of his last six, with this one being the best.

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Codi Heuer pitched a scoreless ninth inning versus Pittsburgh Wednesday. He would earn the save.

Fantasy Impact: Heuer joined the Cubs in the Kimbrel trade and has improved his ERA with the Cubs. He is likely part of the plans for next season but unknown what role he will have.

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Kyle Hendricks went five innings versus the Pirates Wednesday. He would allow two runs and took the no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Hendricks has been a strong fantasy option the last few seasons. He had a great stretch during the season but did not earn a win after August 17th and his ERA dropped from 3.71 to start August to 4.81 after this game.

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Austin Romine went 2-for-4 Tuesday versus Pittsburgh. He would score a run during the 8-6 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Romine is a backup to a catcher who tends to play amongst the highest percentage of games when he is healthy. It would be hard to trust that over the last few games of the regular season that he will get enough plate appearances.

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Cubs OF Jason Heyward (concussion) has been shut down for the remainder of the season. (Source: Gordon Wittenmyer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heyward suffered a concussion earlier in September and the symptoms have lingered. The 32-year-old struggled this season and won't be on the fantasy radar entering 2022.

Category: Injury Updates


Adbert Alzolay went 3 2/3 innings versus St Louis Sunday in relief. He would allow no runs and was in line for the win until the Cardinals came back to win.

Fantasy Impact: Alzolay is quite talented and young. His outlook for the last few weeks of this season is not good for fantasy though, as he will likely serve as a long reliever.

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Keegan Thompson went three innings versus the Cardinals Sunday. He would allow one run and take the no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson may have the potential for the future. Right now, he is not much of an option.

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