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Cubs | Jason Heyward nursing wrist injury

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:28:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (wrist) is dealing with a sore right wrist.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a disastrous start for Heyward, as he has yet to hit a home run and sits with a .211/.317/.256 slash line. His 13 runs, 13 RBI and four stolen bases help, but Heyward is currently far from being the five-category contributor fantasy owners were anticipating. Stay tuned for updates on his wrist injury.

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Cubs | No Jason Heyward, Jorge Soler vs. Pirates

Mon, 02 May 2016 12:18:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs OFs Jason Heyward and Jorge Soler are not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. OF Matt Szczur is starting in right field and batting seventh against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward and Soler have underwhelming .211/.317/.256 and .190/.290/.310 slash lines to start the season, respectively. Both of their fantasy stocks are trending in the wrong direction, too. Szczur is a potential low-priced flier for daily contests Monday because of his 10-for-28 start to the season, but Cole is an intimidating opposing hurler, so keep your expectations in check.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward has banner day versus Reds

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:33:49 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward went 4-for-5 with three RBI and a steal on Sunday, April 24, as part of a 9-0 rout of the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward went 9-for-17 with five runs scored, five RBI and three steals during the four-game series, lifting his average 81 points to .260 in the process. The Cubs' huge free-agent acquisition this offseason has yet to homer but is otherwise giving his owners strong three-category production. After completing its seven-game road trip Sunday, Chicago takes its red-hot offense back home Tuesday to face the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves over the next six contests.

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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 | Jason Heyward slumping at the plate

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:26:24 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is hitting .170 in 53 at-bats this season.

Fantasy Tip: He had similar issues last April before he turned it on a bit in May. He's not a must-start in any league, so if you sit him out keep an eye on his box scores. He can flip the switch any time.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward adds toe tap

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:14:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward, whose hitting stances have changed considerably in his early career, added a timing mechanism of a toe tap to his swing this year. It's designed to create rhythm and to get him started earlier, because Heyward often was beat by plus fastballs. Heyward is hitting only .188/.292/.229 in his first 13 games.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward is off to a slow start with his new club, but you should practice patience. He'll get on base plenty and score plenty of runs in this potent lineup, and he could have more of a power stroke in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field when the weather warms up.

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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 | Jason Heyward not in lineup Saturday

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:34:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup versus Colorado Rockies SP Christian Bergman Saturday, April 16. OF Matt Szczur will play right field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward is batting just .200 with seven RBI through his first 40 at-bats of the season and should be removed from all lineups. Szczur is 4-for-10 with a home run and five RBI and should be viewed as a value play in daily fantasy contests.

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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 | Dexter Fowler to start in center

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:24:19 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler will start in center field, which shifts OF Jason Heyward to right field and OF Jorge Soler into a platoon role. Heyward will play some center field as well.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler had a solid .250-17-46 season with 20 steals last year in the leadoff spot. This news will hurt Soler's value, and he'll need an injury or a trade to be anything more than a midrange OF4 right now. Fowler is a high-end OF4 with his mix of HR/SB.

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