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Cubs | Miguel Montero out Saturday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:31:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is out of the lineup Saturday, July 23, with C Willson Contreras hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras has cooled a bit with a .262-2-6 line this month, but he's in a peak spot in the lineup to contribute against Zach Davies.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Miguel Montero out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:40:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, July 17. SS Javier Baez will start at second base and is batting first. 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base, while C Willson Contreras will start at catcher. OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and is batting seventh. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur has at least one hit in each of his last three games and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Almora is hitting only .217 this month and probably can be avoided by most fantasy owners.

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Cubs | Two Cubs sit Monday

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:12:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero are out of the lineup Monday, July 4, with 2B Javier Baez leading off and C Willson Contreras hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Both Baez and Contreras make great starts at their position against lefty Cody Reed.

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Cubs | Jeimer Candelario starting at hot corner

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:56:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Jeimer Candelario will bat sixth in his MLB debut against New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard Sunday, July 3. In addition, INF Javier Baez will bat seventh and play shortstop, while C David Ross starts behind the plate and bats eighth. SS Addison Russell and C Miguel Montero have the day off.

Fantasy Tip: The 22-year-old Candelario hit .333 in 25 games for Class AAA Iowa with 12 extra-base hits and is worth monitoring in keeper and dynasty formats, as well as deep seasonal leagues. Baez is 8-for-25 with two home runs and seven RBI over the past week and is an excellent option for daily fantasy games. Ross is receiving the start because SP Jon Lester is on the mound for Chicago but he is just 5-for-30 since June 1, and is not a recommended fantasy option.

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Cubs | Addison Russell, Miguel Montero out

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:22:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell and C Miguel Montero are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28. 2B/OF Javier Baez is starting at the 6 and is hitting sixth, while C David Ross is behind the plate and batting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: It's a normal day off for Russell, while Montero sits against the lefty pitcher. Baez has a nice power-speed combination and is hitting .278 with four home runs and 15 RBI this month. He's a fine player to add to all fantasy lineups tonight. Ross is a light-hitting catcher that makes for a low-end DFS pick.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras hitting fifth

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:07:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras is starting in left field and batting fifth against Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez Sunday, June 26. C Miguel Montero is starting behind the plate and batting sixth Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: The training wheels are off, as Contreras has started six of the past seven games, including two starts in left field and one at first base. He's posted a .400/.500/.900 slash line through 24 plate appearances after returning a .350/.439/.591 line with Class AAA Iowa. At this point, he should be owned in all seasonal leagues. Montero's fantasy value is dwindling quickly with the arrival of Contreras, and while Montero should still receive modest playing time, his results aren't enough to overcome the lack of opportunities.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo, Miguel Montero back in lineup

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:07:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) and C Miguel Montero (knee) are back in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Paul Clemens Saturday, June 25. In addition, C/OF Willson Contreras will bat cleanup and play left field, while INF Javier Baez plays second base and bats sixth. OF Chris Coghlan and 2B Ben Zobrist (foot) are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras is 7-for-17 (.412) through the first seven games of his MLB career, with three home runs and eight RBI, and will be making his first appearance in the outfield since being called up. He is a must-start option in DFS this afternoon. Baez is batting .284 with four homers and 14 RBI this month and could see regular time at the keystone position over the next few days if Zobrist is forced to miss multiple games due to a right foot injury.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero, Anthony Rizzo updates

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:44:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo's (back) has loosened up considerably, and he could be available to come off the bench Friday, June 24, according to manager Joe Maddon. Maddon noted, C Miguel Montero (knee) is available Friday, if needed.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Rizzo will be available to pinch hit Friday, if needed. Expect him back in the lineup Saturday, June 25, barring a setback. Montero is quickly becoming a fantasy afterthought with the emergence of Willson Contreras, and it would be wise to replace Montero in all setups.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero passes tests without concern

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:43:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (knee) passed all the tests on his right knee Wednesday, June 22, and is fine, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Reiterating a previous tip, Montero's fantasy value is dwindling with the emergence of Willson Contreras. It's advised to look for alternatives to Montero in the majority of seasonal leagues. He owns a .197/.312/.316 slash line for the season, after all.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero leaves with knee injury

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:07:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (knee) left the game Wednesday, June 22, and had his right knee examined. C Willson Contreras replaced Montero.

Fantasy Tip: Montero's fantasy value is dwindling with Contreras proving he is ready for a big role going forward. It isn't out of the question to act quickly and look for an upgrade on Montero, as he could be down to a start or two a week when healthy before you know it.

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