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Michael Saunders

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders leaves the yard

Sat, 21 May 2016 14:40:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Saturday, May 21 - his eighth - in a loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: It could be argued that Justin Smoak and Saunders, who is batting .315 with eight homers and 15 RBI, have been the most consistent hitters lately for a Toronto offense that is surprisingly struggling. (In fact, they are the only Blue Jay regulars batting above .250.) Saunders has homered in three of his last four outings and obviously is a good choice to ride in all formats, especially DFS, for the time being.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders leading off

Sat, 14 May 2016 15:25:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is leading off Saturday, May 14, with OF Kevin Pillar moved down to seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is hitting .455 the last week and has a .321-5-11 line on the season. If he's floating on waivers, he needs to be owned. He's a midrange start against Colby Lewis. Pillar has a .273-3-13 line, but he had much more luster atop the lineup. He's a low-end option in DFS.

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Blue Jays | Two Jays sitting Wednesday

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:58:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and 2B Ryan Goins are out of the lineup Wednesday, May 11. OF Ezequiel Carrera is hitting eighth, and 2B Darwin Barney hits seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Carrera is hitting .350 in 40 at-bats this season, and he's a basement flyer against Madison Bumgarner. It's a lefty-lefty matchup, but Carrera is 6-for-12 (.500) with a homer against lefties this year. Barney has opened eyes with a .357 average and is 5-for-17 (.294) lifetime against MadBum. He has his limits, though, and he has limited upside in DFS.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar back at leadoff

Mon, 09 May 2016 15:52:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar is hitting leadoff against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy Monday, May 9. OF Michael Saunders drops down to fifth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar offers a nice combination of speed and power, and hitting atop the powerful Toronto lineup maximizes his fantasy value in all formats. Facing the struggling Peavy is just another reason to buy him in daily formats tonight. Saunders is also an attractive option for DFS gamers despite the drop. He will have more RBI opportunities.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders resting vs. southpaw

Thu, 05 May 2016 13:01:18 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers left-handed SP Derek Holland Thursday, May 5. OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in left field and hitting ninth. Also, OF Kevin Pillar moves up to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Carrera is more of a defensive player and should be ignored in all fantasy formats. Pillar's value takes a significant jump moving up to the leadoff spot in a potent offense. Consider him a sleeper selection in DFS action this evening.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders solid in leadoff spot

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:48:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders worked in the leadoff spot Saturday, April 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He is hitting .333 in 10 games as a leadoff hitter. He replaced OF Michael Pillar, who has hit just .188 in 12 games at the top of the order, and .364 in 12 games since moving down.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders didn't fare well Saturday, but overall he has been productive at the top of Toronto's batting order. He is a sharp AL-only fantasy option and useful player in deeper mixed formats, too.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders homers twice

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:41:13 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs in a 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 29, and he is hitting .368 in nine games since being moved to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders continues to be given frequent off days after battling injuries in recent years, but as long as he is hitting atop Toronto's powerful lineup, he is solid option in daily formats when he does play.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders doubles, extends streak

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:43:10 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout Tuesday, April 26, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders has hit safely in seven straight games, going 12-for-30 (.400). He is a must-start fantasy option in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed play and a solid mid-tier option in DFS.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders continues to rake

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:13:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run Monday, April 25, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders has hit safely in six straight games, going 11-for-26 (.423) with a homer and three RBIs during the impressive. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats while running hot, and a solid mid-tier DFS play.

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Blue Jays | Nagging injuries for several Jays

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:48:21 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson (leg), SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) and OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) are all in the lineup despite minor nagging injuries Monday, April 25. Donaldson is resting a sore left leg as the designated hitter, and Saunders returns after a three-game absence with a sore hamstring. Donaldson is expected to play through his injury but might require more time as a DH.

Fantasy Tip: Donaldson is last year's AL MVP and should remain in starting lineups in all fantasy formats. Tulo is off to a troubling .179 (12-for-67) start with 20 strikeouts, and you may want to consider benching him in traditional setups until he shows signs of life. Avoid him for now in daily contests. Saunders remains an undervalued commodity in mixed leagues while hitting in such a potent lineup on a regular basis.

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