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Ian Desmond

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Rangers | Ian Desmond on a hot streak

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:49:50 -0700

Texas Rangers SS Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI Friday, April 29, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is hitting .394 over the past 10 games after hitting .091 over his first 12 outings.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is red hot and a must-start in all fantasy formats, and he is a good DFS value since his salary was held down due to his earlier poor start.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond improving at plate

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:34:08 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond had two hits and scored three runs, twice on wild pitches, during a 10-1 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday, April 26. He is hitting .448 with three home runs in his last eight games after hitting .091 with no homers in his first 12.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond was bound to come around following a very slow start to the season, and now that he has found his streak at the plate it's safer to put him on your fantasy roster.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields out of the lineup

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:11:20 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Mat Latos Sunday, April 24. SS Ian Desmond will start in center field, while OF Ryan Rua will start in left field and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Rua has seven hits in his last six games played but has only one RBI on the season. Rua could be a cheap sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues but does not have a lot of fantasy value.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond breaks out in loss

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:21:05 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond reached base four times and scored three times on Saturday, April 23, swatting a solo homer to go along with three walks and two steals against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond has been borderline awful for most of his first month in Texas, so this effort was a much-needed one for the owners that have stuck with him to this point. The ex-Washington National has picked it up lately, homering twice over the last three contests while also lifting his batting average 55 points to .166 over the last eight days. Desmond may belong on the bench Sunday, however, as the surprising Mat Latos takes the mound for Chicago.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond hits first homer

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:48:40 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a double, his first home run of the year, three RBI and two runs scored in a 7-4 win over the Houston Astros Thursday, April 21.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is still hitting just .158, but all three of his extra-base hits have come in his last three games, so his bat could be waking up. His shortstop eligibility and home games in a hitter-friendly park make it easier to justify having a long leash with Desmond despite his slow start.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond takes a seat

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:39:41 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond is out of the lineup Saturday, April 16, with OF Ryan Rua hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Rua isn't the sexiest of low-end flyers, but he is 6-for-16 (.375) to begin the season. He could be worth a look against Yovani Gallardo.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond ends drought

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:17:48 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond snapped an 0-for-16 skid with a single in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 14. He finished 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is hitting just .116 with one RBI this year, but despite the awful start, he is worth sticking with in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats because of his power potential and shortstop eligibility.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields takes a seat

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:28:21 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 11. SS Ian Desmond moves to center field and OF Ryan Rua is starting in left field and is hitting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma.

Fantasy Tip: Rua hit just .193 with four home runs and seven RBI in 28 games for the Rangers last year and isn't worth considering in daily formats Monday night.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond in center

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 08:34:32 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond is hitting second and playing center field Wednesday, April 6, in place of OF Delino DeShields Jr.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond takes on lefty Wade Miley today, and he hit 16 points higher against lefties over the last three years. Desmond is a midrange shortstop option and is also more valuable now that he'll gain outfield eligibility.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond handling outfield duties

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:38:42 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond made a nice basket catch in deep center field and doubled up a runner at first base in Cactus League play Wednesday, March 23. Desmond now has three outfield assists this spring.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Desmond will handle himself just fine as Texas' starting left fielder to open the season. Contact woes have hurt Desmond's fantasy value in the past, but his power should play very nicely in Texas. Because he also qualifies at shortstop, dual eligibility in 2016 will make him attractive in the early middle rounds.

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