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Dustin Ackley

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira sitting again

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:47:33 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is out of the lineup for the second straight day Friday, May 20. 2B Dustin Ackley is starting at first base again and is batting seventh against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray.

Fantasy Tip: There haven't been any indications that Teixeira is hurt, but his putrid .203/.307/.301 line has earned him a spot on the bench for the time being. Despite his 31 home runs last year, Tex looks extremely overmatched this year and isn't worth keeping around in shallow leagues. You should've already been benching him for better options in other deeper leagues. Ackley is hitting .152 (7-for-46) with no home runs and is a desperation flier in daily leagues tonight.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira out of lineup

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:59:18 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 19. 2B Dustin Ackley is starting at first base and is hitting seventh against Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman.

Fantasy Tip: Tex is in a miserable rut and has a slash line of .203/.307/.301 on the year with three home runs and 11 RBI. He has just four extra-base hits this month. If this continues, we could see him benched more often, especially once Alex Rodriguez returns from the DL shortly. Teixeira should be left to the waiver wire in shallow leagues, and he's not a viable starting option right now even in deeper leagues. There's promise, though, as the veteran managed 31 home runs in 2015.

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Yankees | Dustin Ackley will start at 1B

Wed, 11 May 2016 13:56:20 -0700

New York Yankees 2B Dustin Ackley will start at first base against Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura Wednesday, May 11, and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Ackley has gone 2-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI over the last two games. He could be a sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira out of Tuesday lineup

Tue, 10 May 2016 13:09:51 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is not starting Tuesday, May 10, against the Kansas City Royals. 2B Dustin Ackley will bat fifth and play at first base against Royals SP Kris Medlen.

Fantasy Tip: According to the New York Post, Teixeira is in a 4-for-37 slide over his past 11 games, with one RBI and no extra-base hits. He isn't the only Yankee to slump badly early in the season, but it sounds like Teixeira is getting a night off just to rest. Needless to say, he shouldn't be in your fantasy lineup while this slump is going on. Ackley is 3-for-16 (.188) in the last week and carries no fantasy value for daily lineups.

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Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury out of the lineup

Sat, 07 May 2016 08:02:14 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) is not in the starting lineup against Boston Red Sox SP David Price Saturday, May 7. OF Aaron Hicks will start in center field, while 2B Dustin Ackley will start in right field and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Ellsbury will need to be placed on the disabled list. Ackley is hitting only .125 in limited playing time this season and probably can be avoided in most leagues.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez leaves game

Tue, 03 May 2016 18:57:46 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) was replaced by 2B Dustin Ackley in the team's game Tuesday, May 3. He appeared to tweak his hamstring running to first base in the fifth inning.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of the injury is unknown but the Yankees would be in real trouble if A-Rod has to miss any time. More information should be available after the game but in the meantime, Ackley will benefit the most for as long as Rodriguez is out. He's not worth picking up in most leagues, however, considering he's just 1-for-16 on the year thus far.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez will not play

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:59:28 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (oblique) is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cesar Ramos Monday, April 25. OF Carlos Beltran will serve as the designated hitter, while 2B Dustin Ackley will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see how long Rodriguez will be out of the lineup. Ackley has gone 1-for-9 in his limited playing time this season, so owners should be able to find better options in their lineups.

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Yankees | No Alex Rodriguez vs. Seattle

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:44:33 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 15. OF Dustin Ackley is batting sixth as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has just three hits in his first 22 at-bats (.136), and he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday, April 13. The veteran is going to receive the odd breather this season, and he should kick his early-season slump sooner than later. Ackley is nothing more than a low-end own in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. In daily contests, he is a potential low-priced flier Friday, though.

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Yankees | A-Rod, Beltran out Friday

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:47:44 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez and OF Carlos Beltran are out of the lineup Friday, April 8. 2B Starlin Castro is hitting third, and OF Dustin Ackley is hitting fifth and playing first base with 1B Mark Teixeira in at DH.

Fantasy Tip: Castro is an attractive DFS option, but Ackley isn't one to trust against Jordan Zimmermann.

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Yankees | Dustin Ackley to see time at 1B?

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:12:11 -0800

New York Yankees 2B Dustin Ackley is seen as a safety net at first base, and he's played the position extensively in the past.

Fantasy Tip: Ackley is pegged as a super utility player for the Yanks in 2016, but with injury and age concerns on this roster, he could see notable playing time eventually. He's a late-round flier in AL-only leagues.

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