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Mets | Jon Niese dazzles Marlins

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:41:13 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese allowed a single earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out six hitters during the Mets' 5-1 victory over the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 4. It was Niese's sixth win of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($6,700, 13.4% of cap) has been overshadowed by the younger starters in the New York rotation, but he has quietly posted a respectable 3.51 ERA for the season with 86 strikeouts. He is a low-end fantasy option in the majority of fantasy leagues, but with the Mets trending up, Niese is worth considering for streaming in seasonal leagues and spot starting at FantasyScore in favorable matchups.

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Mets | Jon Niese activated

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:42:10 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese was activated from the paternity leave list Tuesday, July 28. The team also optioned P Logan Verrett to Class AAA Las Vegas.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) likely will return to the starting rotation in the near future. He struggled in his last start but held opponents to three runs or less in the previous eight starts. Niese could be a solid option against certain matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo

Mets | Jon Niese placed on paternity leave

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:54:05 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese was placed on the paternity leave list Saturday, July 25. The team also called P Logan Verrett from Class AAA Las Vegas.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) started Friday, July 24, so he may be able to rejoin the team before his next scheduled start. He allowed six runs in his last start but held opponents to two or fewer runs in four of the previous five starts. Niese could be an option on FantasyScore against certain opponents.

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Mets | Jon Niese will start vs. Dodgers

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:33:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Jon Niese will start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) still isn't a great FantasyScore option going against the Dodgers. View him as a high-risk, high-reward option in all fantasy formats Friday. In the majority of leagues, he is nothing more than a streaming option, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Mets | Jon Niese could be scratched

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:42:36 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese (personal) could be a late scratch from his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, July 24, because of the impending birth of his child.

Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for updates, but at this point, Niese ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) should be avoided in all fantasy formats. It is expected the Mets will start a reliever and make it a bullpen game, if needed. Stay tuned for updates.

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Mets | Jon Niese to pitch Sunday

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:45:53 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese will pitch on extra rest against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field Sunday, July 12, in place of SP Steven Matz (lat).

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been pretty solid in his last six starts since June 5, allowing 11 earned runs with 30 strikeouts and an opponent's average of .228 in 41 innings. However, the Diamondbacks sport a .740 OPS against southpaws this year (ranked fourth in the league). Niese is an affordable pitcher on FantasyScore this Sunday, but he comes with plenty of risk.

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Mets | Jon Niese ends winless drought

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:34:56 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese worked eight scoreless innings Monday, July 6, against the San Francisco Giants to pick up his first victory in nearly two months.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($4,200; or 8.4% of cap) had been a train wreck until this gem, so very few FantasyScore players likely benefited from this outing. If he cobbles together another quality start next time out it will be safe to trust him again.

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Dodgers | LA discussing Jon Niese

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:22:34 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese is a pitcher that the Los Angeles Dodgers are considering, but the Mets and Dodgers have yet to have active discussions, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) surely would gain some fantasy value heading to the National League West with a better offensive team backing him in another pitcher-friendly park. However, he'd probably still be nothing more than a matchup play in shallow mixed leagues. If Niese leaves the Mets, they'll likely go back to a normal five-man rotation, too, which would increase the fantasy values of the current rotation members.

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Mets | Steven Matz to start Sunday

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:37:52 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz will start against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, June 28, according to a source. He is slotting into the rotation spot of SP Jon Niese, but the Mets are returning to a six-man rotation for now.

Fantasy Tip: A return to the six-man rotation for the Mets will slightly devalue those in the rotation like Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard. It's designed to give their youngsters extra rest and also take some of the heavy lifting off of veteran Bartolo Colon. Matz will be facing the Cincinnati Reds Sunday and makes for a risk/reward play on FantasyScore. Add Matz if he's available in traditional leagues, as he can be an immediate boost to your fantasy pitching staff.

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Mets | Skipper backs Jon Niese

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:33:39 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese allowed three runs, seven hits and four walks over seven innings in a loss against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, June 17. He is 0-5 over his past seven starts, but manager Terry Collins said Niese is making strides.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($4,500; or 9.0% of cap) has been horrible, and FantasyScore players should avoid him at all costs. The fans are clamoring for Steven Matz to come up and take his rotation spot, but Niese appears to be hanging onto his job for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin