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Michael Brantley

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Indians | Michael Brantley hitting well as DH

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:03:24 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley is batting .471 in four games as the designated hitter recently while resting a nagging shoulder injury. He has two doubles and a home run in four career at-bats against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka, who he faces Friday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) continues to hit over .300 on the season, although he lacks significant power potential. Yankee Stadium can be generous to lefty bats, though, and Brantley is an acceptable candidate for your daily lineups tonight.

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Indians | Dr. Smooth provides offense

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:05:41 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday, Aug. 18, against the Boston Red Sox to provide the only offense in a 9-1 loss.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has driven in at least one run in four straight games, and he has eight RBIs over the past seven games. He is a must-start in FantasyScore, especially since he has seven multi-hit games over the past 10 outings.

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Indians | Michael Brantley solid in return

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:55:24 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) returned to the lineup Monday, Aug. 17, against the Boston Red Sox. He finished 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has been hot lately posting two or more hits in seven of his past nine games. Dr. Smooth remains a must-have in FantasyScore at a mid-level price.

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Indians | Michael Brantley returns to the lineup

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:59:38 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) is batting third as the designated hitter against Boston Red Sox SP Matt Barnes Monday, Aug. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) carries slightly more risk than usual Monday. He is having another excellent season, but it is worth noting his lack of home runs, as he has just eight. Interestingly, though, Brantley leads the American League in doubles. It isn't out of the question that his shoulder injury has zapped a touch of his power. Still, dating back to the beginning of 2014, he has a .321 batting average over 1008 at-bats, which is impressive.

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Indians | Michael Brantley could return Monday

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:10:16 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) could be available to DH against the Boston Red Sox Monday, Aug. 17, according to manager Terry Francona.

Fantasy Tip: Before being sidelined with a minor shoulder issue, Brantley ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) had logged three hits in three of his last four games. Feel free to use him at FantasyScore as soon as he returns.

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Indians | Michael Brantley still out

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 09:56:46 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone Sunday, Aug. 16. SS Mike Aviles will start in left field and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is still out with his shoulder injury, so owners should monitor the situation. Aviles ($3,200. 6.4% of cap) has four hits in two RBI in his last three games but may not be the best option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Indians | Michael Brantley out Saturday

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:15:30 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) is out of the lineup Saturday, Aug. 15, with C Yan Gomes hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is the DH against Tyler Duffey. Gomes has a solid .282-2-10 line in August and is worth the low-end investment on FantasyScore.

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Indians | Michael Brantley likely out entire series

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:25:06 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley's (shoulder) MRI results were clean, but he received a cortisone shot and is potentially out for the entire series against the Minnesota Twins this weekend. SS Mike Aviles draws into the starting lineup and is batting ninth against Minnesota Twins SP Trevor May Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Don't count on Brantley ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) this weekend in seasonal leagues. Similarly, it would be ill-advised to expect much from Aviles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) at FantasyScore Friday. He is currently mired in a 2-for-35 funk with just one run and one RBI over his past 14 games.

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Indians | No Michael Brantley vs. Twins

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:26:59 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) did not travel with the team for the road game against the Minnesota Twins Friday, Aug. 14. He is dealing with left shoulder inflammation and will undergo an MRI exam and then fly to rejoin the team in Minnesota Friday night. Brantley is considered day-to-day with the injury.

Fantasy Tip: While it doesn't sound series, you'll want to be wary of Brantley ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) until he returns and proves his health. His power numbers have dropped considerably this season, too, as he has an American League-leading 35 doubles but just eight home runs. Perhaps, the shoulder has been bothering him for awhile. Continue to check back for updates.

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Indians | Michael Brantley out vs. lefty

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:00:07 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley is not in the lineup against New York Yankees left-handed SP CC Sabathia Wednesday, Aug. 12. SS Mike Aviles is starting in left field and hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Sabathia was decent in his last start, but he's been pretty bad for the majority of the rest of his starts in 2015. Aviles ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) doesn't really move the needle much on FantasyScore, especially hitting at the bottom of the order. Continue to consider him a deep sleeper in daily formats.

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