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Finding the best fantasy options on the surprisingly good A's

The surprisingly good Oakland Athletics offer plenty of fantasy potential for 2018 and beyond. AP

Those millions of people who read my colleague Tristan H. Cockcroft's weekly Fantasy Forecaster know full well that the Oakland Athletics boast a sweet road schedule this week at Baltimore -- rain permitting -- and Tampa Bay. The Athletics lead baseball in road OPS and home runs, but it is hardly just outfielder Khris Davis and his 41 home runs doing the damage. Outfielder Stephen Piscotty and third baseman Matt Chapman are each among the 30 most valuable options on the 30-day Player Rater, while middle infielders Marcus Semien and Jed Lowrie and surprise rookie outfielder Ramon Laureano are not far behind.