1 Chicago Cubs player you should avoid in Fantasy Baseball, and 2 that could help

Discover the top Chicago Cubs players to target in your fantasy baseball league. Find out who's overrated, underrated, and potential league-winning sleepers.

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Baseball has a season that includes almost ten times as many games as football, and that can turn a lot of fans off. The same is true in the fantasy sports community since keeping up with a fantasy baseball league can be more time-consuming and tiresome than doing so for a fantasy football league.

That being said, if you’re a member of a fantasy baseball league and you’re looking for a player who can help propel your team to eternal glory, there are a couple of Chicago Cubs that should be on your list as value plays due to their low ranking in most formats.

According to MLB.com’s Top 300 Fantasy Rankings, there are eight Cubs on the list. Some of these guys are a little overrated, some are underrated and there are some guys not in the top 300 that could be league-winning, sleeper-type players to keep an eye on. 

Overrated

Nico Hoerner (2B/SS)

Hoerner is ranked as the 64th-best player available. He offers some positional flexibility being the 6th best second baseman on the list and the 12th best shortstop, but unless you’re in a league that values stolen bases very highly I wouldn’t recommend him in the top 70. 

If Hoerner is available in around the 10th round of your league and you already have power at other positions and one or two stud pitchers then you can be forgiven for taking Hoerner, but if you draft him in the 7th (where he’s ranked) you may be sorry.