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Cubs | Dexter Fowler, Ben Zobrist resting

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:22:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler and 2B Ben Zobrist will not be in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Alfredo Simon Sunday, April 24. INF Tommy La Stella will lead off and play second base, OF Jason Heyward will play center field and bat second, OF Jorge Soler will bat fifth and play right field and OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler is off to an excellent start at the plate this year, batting .385 with three homers and 13 RBI through his first 65 at-bats, but fantasy owners will have to do without the contributions of him and Zobrist Sunday afternoon. La Stella and Szczur are a combined 11-for-35 (.314) at the dish this season with a home run and eight RBI and should be viewed as inexpensive fliers for daily contests.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist hitting sixth Tuesday

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:58:32 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist was dropped from third to sixth in the lineup Tuesday, April 19, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist had been in an 0-for-24 slump before breaking out with a hit on Monday, but manager Joe Maddon apparently felt a shakeup was in order. He has a .045 average in the past week and a .217 mark for the season. Wait until he shows signs of snapping out before activating him again.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward return

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:27:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and OF Jason Heyward are back in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood Sunday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Both players received the day off Saturday, April 16, after getting off to slow starts to begin the season. Zobrist is hitting .237 with four RBI through 10 games, while Heyward is batting just .200 with seven RBI through 11 contests.

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Cubs | Javier Baez starting at second base

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:33:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs INF Javier Baez is batting fifth and starting at second base against Colorado Rockies SP Christian Bergman Saturday, April 16. 2B/OF Ben Zobrist is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is receiving his first start since being activated from the disabled list and should be strongly considered for daily fantasy lineups this afternoon due to his power-speed combination and favorable lineup slot.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler gets a day off Sunday

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:25:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is not in the lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller on Sunday, April 10. 2B Ben Zobrist will move into the leadoff spot usually occupied by Fowler, OF Jason Heyward will move from right to center and hit second and 3B Kris Bryant will shift to right and bat third. 3B Tommy La Stella will man third base and hit sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler is reportedly dealing with a sore hip as a result of the collision that led to teammate Kyle Schwarber's torn ACL on Thursday, although manager Joe Maddon stated he wanted to give his red-hot leadoff hitter the day off anyway. Fowler, Heyward, Bryant and Zobrist should be fixtures in most fantasy lineups any time they are playing while La Stella can be left on waivers.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist stuffs the stat sheet

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 05:50:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a walk during the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, April 9.

Fantasy Tip: It's early and his supporting cast helps, but Zobrist is accomplishing exactly what has been asked in the three-hole with a .500 on-base percentage and five runs. 15 home runs could be asking a lot, and the speed is a thing of the past, but Zobrist could flirt with his run, RBI and batting average numbers from his prime years this season, especially if he remains batting third.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist batting third

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:32:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist is batting third against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards Monday, April 4.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist projects to bounce around the lineup a bit, but as long as he remains in the heart or above, there is a lot to like about his fantasy upside in a high-powered offense. Over the past three seasons, Zobrist has returned a .274/.356/.413 slash line, and it is the high on-base percentage that'll keep him in a favorable lineup spot. He is a strong option in daily contests Monday.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist could hit third

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:09:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Ben Zobrist could hit third on opening day against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, April 3, and often throughout the season, even if it means that 1B Anthony Rizzo and 3B Kris Bryant see less at-bats during the year.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist isn't a sexy fantasy baseball player, but he makes a lot of contact, he won't hurt you in average and is a plus in leagues that count on-base percentage. Perhaps his most appealing attribute is his multi-positional flexibility. In this Cubs lineup, he'll score a lot of runs, too. Zobrist is undervalued in the middle rounds for depth across the board.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist scratched

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:36:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Ben Zobrist (toe) was scratched with an ingrown toenail Thursday, March 17.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist's fantasy value has dwindled considerably over the past few seasons. He hasn't touched 15 home runs or stolen bases in any of the past three seasons, after all. Still, his multi eligibility helps, and he still chips in enough across all five categories to be a solid middle-round selection and a low-end starter at second base or in the outfield in standard leagues.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward to play CF

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:14:07 -0800

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward will play center field next year unless the Cubs move OF Jorge Soler in a trade. Heyward is slated to bat near the top of the lineup with 2B Ben Zobrist.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward is a real complete player in real life and for his fantasy owners, and joining the Cubbies should make him even more appealing in fantasy drafts. Heyward's contact, on-base and speed skills will play well in the Chicago lineup and will also enhance the value of those hitting around him -- like Kris Bryant, Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo.

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