Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:35:02 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have activated INF/OF Nick Franklin (concussion) from the seven-day disabled list.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:19:20 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B/OF Nick Franklin (concussion) has started a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 06:05:15 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Nick Franklin (concussion) was placed on the seven-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 19.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:32:07 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Nick Franklin was recalled from Class AAA Durham Friday, July 29.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 01:03:19 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Nick Franklin was sent to Class AAA Durham on Monday, July 19, to make room for 1B Steve Pearce on the active roster.
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a roster crunch more than anything else. It's also a surprise, because Franklin had a robust .313 batting average and .458 slugging percentage. Don't be surprised if Franklin is called back up sooner rather than later, but in the meantime he plays every day in the minors. Stash Franklin away in your leagues.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:53:22 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia is not starting Friday, July 8, against the Boston Red Sox. 2B Nick Franklin is playing in left field and batting eighth against Red Sox SP Sean O'Sullivan.
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a normal night off for Arcia, who is hitless in his last five games played. Franklin is hitting .297-1-11 in 15 contests, and that could be enough to merit a low-cost flyer in daily formats. Franklin does not play enough to merit inclusion in regular leagues.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 06:30:12 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B Logan Morrison and OF Corey Dickerson are out of the lineup Thursday, July 7, against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago. OF Steven Souza is hitting cleanup, and 2B Nick Franklin is hitting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Souza has a .263-10-27 line and has upside at the cleanup spot. Franklin has a .303-1-11 line, and he's a low-end option against Santiago in DFS.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:08:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 5. OF Nick Franklin is starting in left field and batting seventh against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tim Lincecum Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Guyer has provided a modest fantasy return when healthy this season with a .257/.349/.455 slash line, 24 runs, seven home runs and 17 RBI through 46 games. He's a viable starter in deep mixed leagues. Franklin should be viewed as a desperation flier in daily contests Tuesday, and he's nothing more than a depth piece in cavernous mixed and AL-only seasonal setups.
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:34:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays INF/OF Nick Franklin is starting in left field and batting eighth against Detroit Tigers SP Mike Pelfrey Sunday, July 3. OF Oswaldo Arcia is receiving the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Over the past week, Franklin is 5-for-19 with two doubles, a home run and nine RBI. He should be viewed as a productive source of cap relief in DFS.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:29:19 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (hamstring) left the game against the Detroit Tigers in the bottom of the third inning Thursday, June 30, due to tightness in his left hamstring. OF Brandon Guyer moved over from right field to replace him in center field, with INF/OF Nick Franklin entering the game to play right field.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings doubled in his only at-bat before leaving and is considered day-to-day. The 29-year-old is batting just .202 with seven home runs and 19 RBI through 63 games this season.