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Dodgers | Andre Ethier sitting Saturday

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:45:17 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier is not in the lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Ethier ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) will take a seat against the lefty, Lester ($8,700, 17.4% of cap), and he shouldn't be in your plans at FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | Scott Van Slyke batting fifth

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:41:43 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke will bat fifth against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Van Slyke ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has just three hits in his last nine games, and he shouldn't be in your plans at FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | Enrique Hernandez batting second

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:37:26 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Enrique Hernandez is batting second against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is hitting .309 on the year and is riding a modest five-game hitting streak. Moving up in the order will boost his value, but he isnít overly appealing at FantasyScore while facing an ace like Lester ($8,700, 17.4% of cap).

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal out Saturday

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:32:51 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been sitting against lefties lately, so it is no surprise he isn't facing Lester ($8,700, 17.4% of cap). Look elsewhere for a catcher at FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | A.J. Ellis behind the plate

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:27:38 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis will bat seventh against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting just .224 on the year, and he doesn't offer much upside at FantasyScore against Lester ($8,700, 17.4% of cap).

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Dodgers | Chase Utley not in lineup

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:16:34 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley is not in the lineup Saturday, Aug. 29, and 2B Jose Peraza will start and bat eighth against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester.

Fantasy Tip: Peraza has just one hit in six at-bats this year and isn't a viable fantasy option.

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Cubs | Jon Lester shines against Cleveland

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:26:02 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed one run on six hits and a walk while striking out six batters over 8 2/3 innings during Chicago's 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians Monday, Aug. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) coughed up a game-tying run in the ninth inning to curb his shot at the win, but he was dominant on the hill for the Cubs Monday. Lester has held opponents to two runs or fewer in eight of his last 10 starts with 73 strikeouts over 67 2/3 innings. Continue to view Lester as a fringe No. 1 starter for your virtual rotation, and target him at FantasyScore in favorable matchups.

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Cubs | Players running wild on Jon Lester

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:47:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester has allowed a league-high 35 stolen bases this year. No other left-handed pitcher has allowed more than 19 steals.

Fantasy Tip: We learned early this year that Lester ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) had trouble throwing to the bases on pickoffs, and opponents have definitely used that to their advantage this year. Starting opposing players that have speed against Lester is a good strategy in daily games.

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Cubs | Jon Lester wins fourth straight

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:47:49 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester won his fourth straight decision while striking out 10 hitters against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Aug. 13. He allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings of work, but it was the first time he didn't go seven innings for the first time since June 25. Lester continues to struggle holding runners, though, as he gave up five stolen bases, including four in one inning.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) was due for a nice stretch, and he's currently enjoying one. Chicago's defense and hot bats haven't hurt. He continues to be a strong pitching option in all formats. However, due to his problems holding on runners, selecting speedsters against him on FantasyScore is never a bad idea.

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Cubs | Jon Lester has new pitch

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 14:28:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester has developed a frontdoor, two-seam pitch that he did not have with the Boston Red Sox, according to C David Ross.

Fantasy Tip: It hasn't shown up in the win column for Lester ($8,500, 17.0% of cap), who has a 7-8 record, but Lester hasn't been an out-and-out disaster. He should be a part of your FantasyScore lineup down the stretch as the Cubs find their way in the National League wild card race.

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