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The Chicago White Sox signed Kendall Graveman to a three-year contract worth up to $24 million, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Graveman had a strong 2021 season, owning a 1.77 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 61:20 K: BB over 56 innings, including a 1.64 ERA over 11 frames in the postseason. The 30-year-old will serve as one of the top setup men behind Craig Kimbrel and Liam Hendriks. Graveman’s fantasy value takes a hit in traditional rotisserie leagues but has fantasy appeal in formats that reward solds (saves and holds) in 2022.

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The Chicago White Sox will be exercising their $16 million dollar club option on reliever Craig Kimbrel.

Fantasy Impact: Kimbrel was a big disappoint for the White Sox after he was acquired from the Cubs, pitching to the tune of a 5.09 ERA over 24 appearances so it's not quite certain what his role will be in the 2022 season.

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Game 4 of the ALDS between the White Sox and Astros has been postponed due to rain. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The game will now be played on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 2:07 p.m. EST. It will be interesting to see if this changes either team's pitching approach. Carlos Rodon and Jose Urquidy were scheduled to pitch for the White Sox and Astros, respectively, but the extra day of rest could open the door for Lance Lynn and Lance McCullers to take the mound.

White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease will start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cease had a breakout 2021 regular season for the White Sox. He went 13-7 with a 3.91 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 226/68 K/BB ratio in 165.2 innings pitched. The White Sox hope Cease is ready for the challenge in his first career postseason start and the implications couldn’t be bigger with the White Sox on the brink of elimination.

Liam Hendriks came into a non-save opportunity on Friday, striking out the side and securing the 8-1 victory for Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: Hendriks now has an ERA of 2.57 on the year and remains one of the top relief options in fantasy, although it's unlikely the White Sox push him too much with their playoff spot already locked up.

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Tim Anderson went 4-for-4 on Friday, hitting a double and three singles while also drawing a walk. He'd score two runs and drive in another in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson is now hitting .306 on the year with 29 doubles and 60 RBIs. He remains a fantasy stud heading into these final two games against Detroit this weekend.

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Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 on Friday, hitting his 30th double and 30th home run while also drawing a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Abreu is now hitting .263 on the year with a whopping 117 RBIs on the season. He remains a key fantasy asset heading into the final games of the season.

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Lance Lynn pitched five strong innings on Friday, allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out four batters.

Fantasy Impact: Lynn hasn't been getting his full innings of work since the White Sox locked up a playoff spot so the five innings doesn't come as a surprise. Still, it's a bit disappointing for fantasy managers in championships this week. The start concludes a great season for Lynn, finishing with a 2.69 ERA and 176 strikeouts over 157 innings pitched.

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Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 on the day, hitting a solo homer in the second inning to make it 2-0 White Sox. He'd also draw a walk and score a second run later in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Moncada's batting average now rests at .264 on the year, which is accompanied by 58 RBIs and the aforementioned 13 home runs. He's been very hot and cold this season, but fantasy managers that believe in one last hot stretch could get him at a discount in DFS.

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Luis Robert went 2-for-4 on Tuesday, homering twice and totalling three total RBIs on the day. He also drew a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Robert is now hitting .349 on the year with home run and RBI totals of 12 and 41 respectively. He and his red hot bat should remain consistent fantasy producers down the final stretch of the season.

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Eloy Jimenez went 3-for-4 in Monday's win, highlighted by a two-run homer in the seventh inning. He'd also drew a walk and scored earlier in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Jimenez's homer seemed to had capped off a blowout victory for the White Sox, but after letting up five runs in the eighth his homer actually provided the deciding runs in the game. He's now hitting .255 on the year with 10 homers and 37 RBIs.

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Yasmani Grandal was 2-for-4 on Monday, hitting a solo shot in the fourth inning, part of a six run outburst from the White Sox. Grandal would also draw a walk, strikeout once, and score a second run in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal filled up the stat sheet in this one and has shown no signs of slowing down. Keep him locked into fantasy lineups as they open a series against Cincinnati on Tuesday.

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Lucas Giolito went six innings on Sunday, allowing no earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Giolito now has an ERA of 3.58 on the year as he continues to have a tale of two halves in the second half of the season. Any fantasy managers that were patient enough and held onto him and simply reaping the benefits at this point in the season.

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White Sox 1B/OF Andrew Vaughn was placed on the 10-day IL due to lower back inflammation. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vaughn went on a torrid run in the middle of the summer, but he has since gone cold. The rookie can be dropped in redraft leagues if he was still rostered anywhere.

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Leury Garcia went just 1-for-4 on the day, but his lone hit was a huge one that clinched the victory for the White Sox in the ninth.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia is now hitting .258 on the year, and while he's been hot as of late, it's hard to really trust him in your playoff matchups unless you're in dire need of a bat.

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Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a double on Thursday, and scored thanks to a single from teammate Jose Abreu.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez was hitting lead off in this one, as the White Sox continue to tinker with the lineup until star shortstop Tim Anderson returns from the IL. In terms of Hernandez though, he is now hitting .228 on the year with 18 doubles and 76 runs scored.

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Gavin Sheets went 2-for-3 in his return to the big leagues, hitting a three-run blast in the fourth inning and topping his night off with a solo shot in the ninth.

Fantasy Impact: Sheets has shown time and time again just how much raw power he has, but inconsistencies in making contact prevent him from having a consistent role with the club. He'll look to work on that with one month remaining in the regular season.

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Reynaldo López will start in place of Lance Lynn on Saturday against the Royals. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: López pitched well in August even though the innings were limited. Through seven appearances in August, López has a 1.57 ERA and 0.74 WHIP. In leagues without quality starts, López is someone to stream against the Royals.

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Brian Goodwin went 1-for-3 on Sunday, hitting a two-run homer as his lone hit. He also drew a walk and scored in the fifth, then drove in his third RBI in the eighth.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice all-around day for Goodwin, who is now hitting .230 on the year with eight home runs and 25 RBIs. He and the Sox have a day off on Monday before opening a two-game set against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

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Dallas Keuchel pitched to one batter in the second inning, but failed to record an out. In turn, he exited the outing pitching just one inning, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and one walk. He also struck out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Keuchel simply did not have his best stuff on Friday and it resulted in a quick hook from White Sox manager Tony La Russa. Keuchel can't be started anywhere in fantasy, even as a desperate option.

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