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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders starting vs. Seattle

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:02:20 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is batting fifth as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders recently left the club to attend to a personal manner, but with him back in the lineup, you can start him confidently in all fantasy formats Friday. For the season, Saunders owns a .286/.365/.528 slash line with 50 runs, 16 home runs and 43 RBI. He's a solid starter in all seasonal settings.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders away from team

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:42:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders has returned home for personal reasons, but manager John Gibbons thinks Saunders will be back for the game Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: The Blue Jays are off on Thursday, so hopefully Saunders won't miss another game. The lefty-swinging Canadian is having a breakout year with a .286/.365/.528 slash line, 16 home runs and 43 RBI in 318 at-bats and should be started with confidence in all formats when he's playing.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak out

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:32:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and 1B Justin Smoak are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Patrick Corbin Wednesday, July 20. 2B Darwin Barney is starting in left field and is hitting leadoff, which moves 2B Devon Travis down to eighth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is resting versus a lefty, and Smoak is out for the second straight day with no DH in an NL park. Barney might be an intriguing low-priced flier in DFS as a sleeper, but his offensive profile is limited, and his style of play doesn't work well for daily owners. Travis loses a lot of luster in the daily arena and should be avoided.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion, Russell Martin out

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:09:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez Sunday, July 10. 3B Josh Donaldson is batting second and serving as the designated hitter, while 1B Justin Smoak is playing first base and batting seventh. In addition, OF Michael Saunders will play left field and bat third, while C Josh Thole starts behind the plate and hits ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is batting .423 over the past seven days with four doubles, a home run and five RBI, making him a must-start option in all fantasy formats. On the other hand, Smoak and Thole haven't fared so well at the plate recently. Smoak is 4-for-24 (.167) during the month of July and is hitless in 12 lifetime at-bats versus Sanchez, while Thole is batting just .120 through 75 at-bats this season. They should be avoided everywhere.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders not starting

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:52:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd Saturday, July 9. OF Ezequiel Carrera will start in left field, while OF Junior Lake will start in right field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Lake has gone 4-for-17 since being recalled from the minor leagues but has not receive regular playing time. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Russell Martin out

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:42:50 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. OF Junior Lake is starting in right field and is hitting seventh, while C Josh Thole is behind the plate and batting eighth against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like just a normal day off for both Saunders and Martin Wednesday. Lake has two hits in six at-bats with the Blue Jays, including a home run, but neither he nor Thole move the fantasy needle much at all. At best, they are desperation picks as deep sleepers in DFS today while at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders likes playing BAL

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:05:07 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders has gone 18-for-33 with five home runs and 12 RBI against the Baltimore Orioles this season.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders has been terrific this month with a .392 batting average, six home runs and 14 RBI. He will continue to see regular playing time and should be a fine starting option in all leagues while he is on a hot streak.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders belts three homers

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:38:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders set career highs with three home runs and eight RBI in a 13-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles Friday, June 17.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders' big season continued, and with the Toronto's offense firing on all cylinders, he should be starting in all formats.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders returns against Phils

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:52:18 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting cleanup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Thursday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders left as a precaution in the last game, so he appears to be fine. Return him to starting lineups everywhere, as he's had a fine season as a lineup regular with a .310/.388/.563 slash line and 11 home runs and 23 RBI. Hitting in the middle of a potent lineup like Toronto's gives Saunders plenty of fantasy appeal.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders sitting vs. Phillies

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:46:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 15. OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in left field and leading off against Philadelphia Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders made a precautionary exit Tuesday, June 14, because of hamstring tightness, so stay tuned for updates. Carrera continues to hit when given an opportunity, and he is a low-end starter in cavernous mixed and AL-only setups given his .333/.398/.452 slash lin through 94 plate appearances. He's a viable flier in daily contests Wednesday, too.

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