Found June 04, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
As a big Allen Craig fan, and someone who kept him in multiple leagues entering this year, I still have a lot of faith in the Cardinal’s regular first baseman to put up some power numbers over the remainder of the season. He has hit a lowly three home runs so far, but he has still been a tremendously productive hitter and has been nearly as effective as he was in his breakout 2012 campaign. He is still an RBI machine, thanks to having a plethora of quality hitters batting in front of him. This allows for some support to withstand the lackluster power numbers. He is still contributing despite the low home run totals, which allows us to keep running him out there every day without worry. We can wait until his power comes around and still find him to be valuable to your squad. It can also make now a good time to grab him from a league mate who is growing tired with his low home run output. Those who drafted him as a quality power source are likely to be upset at this point, but a hitt...
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