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Cubs | Jon Lester walks five

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:16:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed four runs on four hits while walking five and striking out seven over four innings in a no-decision against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, July 24, and he has 11 walks in his last three starts.

Fantasy Tip: Lester has now struggled in three of his last four starts. Stick with him in season-long formats, but he is too risky to use in daily games right now.

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Cubs | Jon Lester secures 10th victory

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:35:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed one earned run, four hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings Monday, July 18, against the New York Mets to pick up his 10th victory of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Lester righted the ship after limping into the break with two awful outings July 3-9, allowing 13 runs and 13 hits with four walks in just 4 1/3 innings. He remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues, as the break looks like it did him some good.

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Cubs | Jon Lester stuck in tailspin

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 20:53:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed five earned runs, four hits and three walks with three strikeouts over three innings in a no-decision Saturday, July 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has allowed 13 runs in just 4 1/3 innings in the month of July.

Fantasy Tip: Lester was the National League pitcher of the month in June, but like the rest of the Cubs he is struggling hard in July. The All-Star break cannot get here soon enough for Lester and his teammates.

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Pirates | Jung Ho Kang starting Saturday

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:58:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is in back in the lineup batting cleanup Saturday, July 9, against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester and will play third base. 1B/3B David Freese will replace 1B John Jaso at first and hit second, while C Eric Fryer will bat eighth and fill in for C Erik Kratz.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Lester is coming off a horrible outing, it is hard to recommend any of these Pirates in DFS or most normal-sized leagues, although it is worth noting Kang is 3-for-9 and Freese is 5-for-13 against the southpaw. Fryer is worth adding in two-catcher leagues and may end up becoming the regular catcher in Pittsburgh before long.

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Cubs | Disastrous outing for Jon Lester

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 16:09:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester had the shortest outing of his career, allowing eight runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out two over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the New York Mets Sunday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Chalk it up to a bad day. Lester has been strong all season and should continue to be a solid No. 2 fantasy starter on any staff.

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Cubs | Jon Lester masterful in no-decision

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:12:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester yielded an eighth-inning solo homer to Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton among the three hits he allowed over 7 2/3 innings, but he did not factor into the decision on Tuesday, June 28, as RP Hector Rondon suffered his third blown save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Naturally, the Cubs' bullpen after Rondon combined to give up three hits over six scoreless frames before Chicago erupted for five runs in the 15th inning to continue their recent domination of this series. Lester still hasn't taken a loss since May 21 and will have two shots to earn his 10th win before the All-Star break, with the first opportunity coming Sunday against the New York Mets.

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Cubs | Jon Lester recovers after slow start

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:11:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed three earned runs, seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in a win Saturday, June 18, against the Pittsburgh Pirates to pick up his ninth victory of the season. He allowed a leadoff homer in the first inning, a run in the third and a run in the fourth before settling down.

Fantasy Tip: Lester still turned in a quality start, and he has won five straight outings. He remains a must-start fantasy option across all seasonal formats and a tremendous play in DFS regardless of price tag.

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Cubs | Jon Lester wins fourth straight

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 16:11:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester won his fourth straight start Sunday, June 12, allowing no earned runs in a 13-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. He has allowed only one earned run with no walks in three wins this month, lowering his ERA to 1.89. Lester gave up five hits to the Braves, his high mark of the month, with seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Lester has been a great pitcher this season with an 8-3 record, credited in part by that solid Cubs lineup. As long as they keep hitting Lester should do fine. He's been unstoppable on the mound and merits starting in all formats.

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Cubs | Jon Lester shuts down Philly

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:48:06 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed four hits with no walks over eight scoreless innings in a win Monday, June 6, against the Philadelphia Phillies as he improved to 7-3 while lowering his ERA to 2.06. He also struck out nine batters in the 95-pitch quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Lester has won three straight starts, and he is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA in two starts in the month of June. Even with a substantial price tag, Lester is a must-start option in all DFS play.

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Cubs | Jon Lester undefeated against Philadelphia

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:57:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester is 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA through seven career starts against the Philadelphia Phillies. Lester is starting against Philadelphia Monday, June 6.

Fantasy Tip: Lester is having a solid season with six wins, a 2.29 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 69 strikeouts through 70 2/3 innings. View the veteran lefty as a fringe fantasy ace going forward and start him confidently in all fantasy formats. Expect an excellent showing Monday, too.

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