Cubs: Your guide to all things fantasy baseball for the 2021 season

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Chicago Cubs: This guy could be a sleeper in dynasty leagues

Zach Davies is also well known to baseball fans, but like Hendricks, isn’t a big strikeout guy and has had only one year where he’s won more than 11 games or pitched over 163 innings.

Alec Mills, he of no-hitter fame, is also a soft tosser who relies on weak contact when he’s on, and he’s never thrown more than he did in the abbreviated 2020 season. Your other options include guys who aren’t even locks to be in the rotation such as Shelby Miller, Trevor Williams or Adbert Alzolay. Alzolay, though, offers some serious hope and optimism from anyone in a dynasty league who can roster him as a minor leaguer, in hopes he can have a breakout season.

Also, if you’re looking for prospects in your dynasty league, Brailyn Marquez is someone to keep an eye on throughout the season. While his MLB debut was inauspicious this past fall, everyone agrees the guy has tons of talent and could be back toward the end of this season or next year. So if you’re a dynasty league type of league, this is a guy to keep in mind.

In the bullpen, you’ve got Craig Kimbrel as the ninth-inning guy for the time being. While that didn’t work out so hot for the Cubs or Kimbrel in 2020, it did provide a sleeper in Jeremy Jeffress that many fantasy owners took advantage of. This year, it’s possible Rowan Wick could get a chance at closing should Kimbrel falter, but the right-hander is dealing with an ongoing oblique issue that could prevent him from being available on Opening Day.