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Fantasy Q&A: Best moves down the stretch

Fantasy Q&A: Best moves down the stretch fantasy expert Fred Zinkie (@fantasy411) fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat on Monday. Read through the best of the Q&A below. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

@richmiller_iii: Which two players should I continue to stash out of James Paxton, Willson Contreras and Andrew Miller.

Fred Zinkie: Stash Paxton and Contreras. I don't see Miller making a major impact for you.

@dave08g: In a keeper league, should I drop Miguel Cabrera for Josh Bell?

Zinkie: Yes, you want to use Bell for the rest of the season, and you may also want to use him next year.

@JB_SteelCity: Should I use Kelvin Herrera or Dellin Betances for saves?

Zinkie: Use Betances. Herrera should be benched in all leagues until he's healthy.

@TerminiMike: Which four pitchers would you rather have out of Luis Severino, Dallas Keuchel, Masahiro Tanaka, Brad Peacock, Rick Porcello and Zack Godley?

Zinkie: Severino, Keuchel, Tanaka, Godley.

Godley's impressive outing

@azito23: Should I drop Juan Minaya for Brandon Maurer?

Zinkie: Yes, Maurer could get a handful of saves in the coming days.

@tahamufti1: Should I drop Jeurys Familia for Hector Neris?

Zinkie: Yes, Familia is not yet being used in the ninth inning.

@ZackLeblanc3: Is Lucas Giolito the real deal?

Zinkie: I'm not ready to call him the real deal. But I would use him in many leagues for a home start against the Giants this week.

@NJSTATEOFMIND46: Is Rhys Hoskins safe to use for the rest of the season?

Zinkie: For sure. His skills are outstanding.

@unicron500: Is Max Scherzer starting this week or should I bench him for my playoffs?

Zinkie: Scherzer is expected to start. He should be active in all leagues.

Scherzer K's Phillips

@nick_sak: Should I use Matt Carpenter or Amed Rosario this week?

Zinkie: Use Carpenter. Rosario is dealing with an injury and should be benched in mixed leagues.

@WDAndrew: Is Bartolo Colon worth streaming as a two-start pitcher this week?

Zinkie: He's not my favorite streaming option, but you can use him. I would rather use Rafael Montero.

@MarkAPier: Which catcher should I add out of Alex Avila, Mike Zunino and Robinson Chirinos?

Zinkie: Go with Zunino, who should provide some power for you.

@DN1CE23: Should I drop Rafael Devers for Jorge Polanco or Howie Kendrick?

Zinkie: No, I couldn't walk away from Devers. He could heat up soon.

@jscoops24: Should I drop Travis Shaw, Alex Bregman or Starling Marte for Joey Gallo?

Zinkie: Drop Shaw for Gallo. Shaw has tailed off in the second half.

@al9x1: Should I pick up Aaron Altherr or Kendrys Morales?

Zinkie: Pick up Altherr.

@carreraccs: Should I add one of Garrett Richards, Lance McCullers Jr. or Giolito and drop one of Aaron Nola, Carlos Rodon or Blake Parker?

Zinkie: Drop Rodon for McCullers.

@DylanTross24: Should I drop Ian Kinsler for Ozzie Albies? Or do you see Kinsler breaking out of this slump?

Zinkie: I don't see a breakout. But I would still keep him over Albies.

Albies' RBI single

@joebecerra9: Please order Brandon CrawfordIan Happ and Zack Cozart.

Zinkie: Cozart, Happ, Crawford.

@alfredo_gc: Please rank Kinsler, Jonathan Villar, Evan Longoria, Albies and Whit Merrifield.

Zinkie: Merrifield, Longoria, Kinsler, Villar, Albies.

@soxoct27: Do you trust AJ Ramos?

Zinkie: I trust him for this week. You should continue to use him.

@Strimble694: Should I use Betances or Corey Knebel?

Zinkie: Knebel. Hard to go away from him right now.

@D_aaronmiller: Should I drop Jason Vargas or Jake Odorizzi for Collin McHugh?

Zinkie: You can drop Vargas for him.

@fazioma: Which middle infielder should I grab out of Kolten Wong, Scooter Gennett, Albies and Cozart?

Zinkie: Go with Cozart.

Fred Zinkie is the lead fantasy baseball writer for Follow him on Twitter at @FredZinkieMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.