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Denard Span

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Giants | Denard Span has hip injury

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:01:02 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span (hip) has been scratched from the starting lineup against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 28, because of a bruised right hip. OF Gregor Blanco will bat leadoff and play center field in his place, with OF Jarrett Parker batting seventh and playing left field.

Fantasy Tip: Span is experiencing some residual soreness after crashing into the outfield wall earlier this week but the injury is considered minor. Blanco is 3-for-8 with a pair of doubles in his career versus Rockies SP Eddie Butler, so DFS players may want to consider taking a flier on him this afternoon. Parker is just 3-for-14 this season and is nothing more than a source of desperation cap relief.

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Giants | Two Giants struggle against James Shields

Thu, 19 May 2016 12:30:48 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is hitting .211 (4-for-19) against San Diego Padres SP James Shields. OF Denard Span is batting .147 (5-for-34) off shields in his career. The Giants face Shields and the Padres Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: You aren't sitting Posey in any format despite his poor numbers in 19 at-bats against Shields. However, you might want to think twice about paying up for him in DFS. Span is posting mediocre counting stats across the board despite a decent .279 batting average.

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Giants | Denard Span posts 4-for-4 showing

Sun, 15 May 2016 05:28:08 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span went 4-for-4 with two runs and a triple during the Giants' 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, May 14.

Fantasy Tip: Span is turning it around in the leadoff spot with a .427 on-base percentage through his past 21 games. However, it has only resulted in 10 runs and a stolen base, and Span has been caught stealing three times during the stretch. The lack of results despite living on base is a touch concerning, but there is likely positive regression ahead in the counting stats while he'll likely regress closer to the .358 OBP he posted over the past two seasons leading into 2016. View Span as a low-end starter in the majority of yearly leagues going forward.

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Giants | Denard Span not starting

Sun, 08 May 2016 12:21:04 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Eddie Butler Sunday, May 8. OF Gregor Blanco will start in center field, while OF Mac Williamson will start in left field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Williamson has recorded three hits and one RBI over the last three games but has not received a lot of playing time this season. Williamson may not be the best option for owners to consider.

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Giants | Denard Span feeling more comfortable

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:38:51 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span (hip) said he feels more confident in his health and less restricted every day following his offseason hip surgery. After beginning the season with a .226 batting average and a .310 on-base percentage through the first 17 games of the season, Span has improved through his past five games with .253 and .344 marks, respectively.

Fantasy Tip: Span was limited to just 61 games in 2015, but dating back to 2014 he has returned a respectable .297/.357/.414 slash line with 45 stolen bases, including his three in 2016. He can be a strong contributor in runs, stolen bases and batting average, and setting the table for a strong lineup also helps his upside. Span should be owned in all fantasy formats.

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Giants | Denard Span, Brandon Belt sitting

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:23:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span and 1B Brandon Belt are not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Adam Conley Sunday, April 24. C Buster Posey will start at first base, while C Trevor Brown will start at catcher and is batting sixth. OF Gregor Blanco will start in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Brown has posted solid numbers in his limited playing time and could be used in daily fantasy leagues. Blanco has gone 4-for-9 with three triples in the last seven days and could be a decent option in daily leagues.

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Giants | Brandon Crawford back in lineup

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:14:52 -0700

San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (hip) is back in the lineup Saturday, April 16, and will hit seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir. Giants OF Denard Span will return to his usual spot in center after a day of rest and bat leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford's hip issue is apparently a minor one, although the Giants sorely missed his Gold Glove defense in the opener on Friday when replacement Kelby Tomlinson was charged with two errors. Crawford is off to a slow start this season and should probably remain on benches in most leagues for the time being. It is worth noting Crawford was the only San Francisco regular not to get a hit when the Giants roughed up Kazmir last weekend.

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Giants | Denard Span, Brandon Crawford not playing

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:15:47 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span and SS Brandon Crawford (hip) are both out of the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Clayton Kershaw Friday, April 15. OF Angel Pagan moves up to the leadoff spot. OF Gregor Blanco draws the start in center field and is hitting ninth, while 2B Kelby Tomlinson is starting at shortstop and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford's injury isn't believed to be serious, and he might've been out tonight anyway while going against Kershaw. Put him back in your starting lineups when he returns. Blanco and Tomlinson should be avoided in daily games. Pagan is hitting .267 (16-for-60) with five doubles in his career against Kershaw and is a contrarian daily pick tonight.

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Giants | Denard Span back in lineup

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:11:52 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span (illness) returned to the lineup Thursday, April 7, in the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Span was off to a smoking .333-1-5 start before missing yesterday's game with the flu. The downside is it's against lefty Alex Wood. Span, a left-handed hitter, hit .239 against lefties and .311 against righties the last three years. Today might be a day to pass on him in DFS.

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Giants | Denard Span out with flu

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:18:57 -0700

Updating an earlier report, San Francisco Giants OF Denard Span (illness) is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 6, with the flu.

Fantasy Tip: Angel Pagan is leading off against Taylor Jungmann, but Pagan needs to stay healthy and show his younger form before he's a legit DFS option.

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