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Points Leagues (H2H) Waiver Wire Adds and Streamers - Week 26

Welcome back for another week of advice for points league waiver wire moves. This segment will include waiver wire adds, drops, and streaming pitchers for the upcoming week. This article will be geared specifically toward points leagues. Every points league is different, so keep that in mind. Walks and extra base hits are more valuable, whereas AVG and ERA are not important, so consider that as well.

Some players will be suggested as streamers (while they are hot), or as rest-of-season adds (ride them all year).

As always, feel free to follow and message me on Twitter @BlakeSullivanFF for any fantasy advice or for further reasoning with this segment. Without further ado, let's take a look at some players that you should either add or drop.

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Points League Players to Add 

Jorge Polanco (SS, MIN) - 10% owned

Jorge Polanco has been on fire lately. He's nine for his last 20 at-bats. He has two homers in that time as well. He's hitting .319 this month. Look for him to continue his hot streak this week. He has a .334 wOBA this year. He has some speed upside, but don't expect him to steal a bunch of bases this week. He's slashing .287/.342/.429.

Harrison Bader (OF, STL) - 24% owned

Harrison Bader is going to be key for the St. Louis Cardinals making a playoff run. If the Cardinals keep batting Bader at the bottom of the order it could hurt him some, but he has a good chance of stealing bases, and with the pitcher behind him he can be bunted into scoring position often. Bader has 15 stolen bases and 12 home runs. Bader has cooled off and is only hitting .218 this month, but he can turn it around easily enough.

Alex Gordon (OF, KC) - 24% owned

Alex Gordon has been playing everyday, but the Kansas City Royals gave him a day off last week, so he should be good to go all week. He has 11 home runs and 12 stolen bases this year. He hasn't done a whole lot due to the situation in Kansas City, but he has 53 runs and 49 RBI. Gordon is eight for his last 26 at-bats with four doubles. He has seven RBI in that time span, so look for him to keep that rolling this week.


Points League Pitchers to Stream

Adam Wainwright (SP, STL) - Friday 9/28/18 vs. CHC - 15% owned

The St. Louis Cardinals are going to look to starting pitcher Adam Wainwright in the last couple games of the season. Adam Wainwright hasn't been himself the last few years, but when the Cardinals need him the most he comes through in vintage form like he did last week. He'll be facing the Chicago Cubs this week who will want to end the Cardinals playoff hopes in an important series. He struck out nine batters while only allowing two hits over six innings. He has a 3.72 ERA this season. He has a career 3.34 ERA in September. His placement and movement was perfect last week. Look for him to pitch deep into this game with a lot of strikeouts.

Reynaldo Lopez (SP, CWS) - Wednesday 9/21/18 vs. CLE - 42% owned

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has gone seven innings deep in four of his last five starts. He has at least six strikeouts in each of those games, and one game he had 10. His matchup this week isn't ideal, but he has been doing well against good opponents. Lopez has a 4.05 ERA which isn't great, but lately he has been on fire. He has a 7.06 K/9 but in reality he does better than some pitchers because he goes deeper into games. Look for him to continue his streak of good pitching this week.

Derek Holland (SP, SF) - Monday 9/24/18 vs. SD - 38% owned

Derek Holland has been a very solid pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He gets the benefit of two starts this week which gives him a higher ceiling. He probably wont score many points in either of his contests, but he has a very safe floor. He has a 3.57 ERA this year. He has an impressive 9.07 K/9 this year as well. Look for him to put up a very helpful point total for your season finale.

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