Originally posted on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 7/18/13
Typically taken in the middle rounds of most drafts heading into the season, Doug Fister appeared to be a steal after the first month. Going 4-0 with a 2.38 ERA in April, the Tigers righty was among the top of all American League starters and on his way to another solid year in Detroit. The story has been very different since then, as he has taken fantasy owners on a roller coaster ride of inconsistency.Fister does have nine quality starts over the last two and a half months, but has been uncharacteristically knocked around in his other five appearances. The results have been a 3-5 record and a lofty 4.65 ERA.With an ownership rate as high as 84% in Yahoo! Leagues, Fister really has a large number of owners scratching their heads over his last five starts leading into the break. He has been hammered for six earned runs three different times over that stretch. Even considering a solid performance against the Rangers last time out, the frustration is at a season long high for those who have stuck with him.The reason to go after Fister right now, aside from the fact that he is simply under performing, can be found in his post all-star break numbers with the Tigers. He has sported a combined 16-5 record with an outstanding 2.31 ERA in the second half over the last two seasons. Couple that with the following tentative schedule breakdown of his next seven starts, it is very easy to see why Fister should be high on your target list.July 21 at RoyalsJuly 26 vs PhilliesAug. 2 vs. White SoxAug. 7 at IndiansAug. 12 at White SoxAug. 17 vs RoyalsAug. 23 at Mets
PLAYERS: Doug Fister
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Pockets of empty seats for Rams-49ers on Thursday

Clippers hire Bruce Bowen as TV analyst

Kenta Maeda moving to bullpen for Dodgers

Bruce Arians has funny quote about trying to stop Cowboys

Bryce Harper could return for Nationals next week

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Raiders looking for 'family friendly' environment in Las Vegas

Former Nebraska QB sends perfect tweet about Eichorst firing

Joel Embiid reportedly not cleared for 5-on-5 drills

Report: Mets expect Terry Collins to retire after the season

Would Carmelo Anthony accept trade to Portland as backup option?

Wade Phillips: Aaron Donald was ‘rusty’ in debut

WNBA Finals preview: Minnesota Lynx look for revenge against the Los Angeles Sparks

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

Tigers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WNBA Finals preview: Minnesota Lynx look for revenge against the Los Angeles Sparks

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker