2017 Outlook: Bradley's cumulative numbers might look great -- he finished 91st overall on the Player Rater, and scored the 80th most standard-league points, in 2016 -- but since he took over as a Red Sox regular in August 2015, he has been wildly streaky and frustrating to own in head-to-head leagues. In those eight months, he has enjoyed a wOBA of .480 or better in two, and a wOBA beneath .325 in three, including each of August and September/October last season. Inconsistent contact had a lot to do with it, as he improved his seasonal rate to 22.5 percent, but that swelled to 28 percent from Aug. 1 forward, and he regressed significantly against lefties over the full year. Bradley's glove is valuable enough to the Red Sox that he should continue to play regularly, even during his slumps, and he has enough pop and guile on the base paths to be a 25/15 candidate. Understand, however, that it might be a bumpy ride getting there.
2017 Outlook: A top contender for Rookie of the Year honors -- yes, he's still eligible! -- Benintendi showed us just enough in his brief big-league time last season to suggest he's ready to make an immediate fantasy impact. His history of high contact rates provides stability in terms of batting average, and he enjoyed .181 isolated power and a greater fly-ball than ground-ball rate that hints at good pop. Benintendi should capture an everyday role for the Red Sox, whose deep lineup should maximize his counting-numbers potential, and he might be quick enough to adjust that he'll make an immediate, four-category impact (perhaps with a handful of steals). He has work to do against left-handed pitching and he might be more extra-base than home-run oriented, making him perhaps a better upside play in points than Rotisserie leagues, but Benintendi is a player who shouldn't linger too deep into the middle rounds in either format.
2017 Outlook: Davis' memorable World Series Game 7 home run was the capper on an unexpectedly big year for him; his 12 home runs were easily a new career high and he paced all American League players with 43 stolen bases. Though the power was seemingly fluky - it regressed significantly during the second half - he's as good a stolen-base source as he ever was, even in a conservative base stealing environment like Oakland - remember that Davis stole 91 bases combined there from 2009-10. He'll serve as the Athletics' probable leadoff man and everyday center fielder despite a skill set that looks more suited to being a platoon man, pinch-runner, defensive replacement and/or lower-in-the-order hitter, but such a role could provide enough of a counting-numbers boost to make Davis a compelling third or fourth Rotisserie league outfielder. He's a player somewhat overrated in points-based scoring, however.