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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig still benched

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:59:29 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. OF Trayce Thompson is starting in right field and is batting fifth against Cincinnati Reds SP Dan Straily.

Fantasy Tip: Puig was benched last night for not hustling out a hit that should've been a double. Skipper Dave Roberts is probably sending a message to the talented Puig, but the Cuban is hitting only .247 with five home runs and 19 RBI on the season. Puig is a midrange outfielder with a power-speed combination, but his ceiling isn't high as was previously thought. Thompson has excelled with the Dodgers this year and continues to start on a nightly basis. He should be owned in the majority of mixed leagues at this point and is a fine daily selection tonight.

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Dodgers | Four Dodgers regulars sitting

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:04:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford, 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal and OF Joc Pederson are all out of the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds left-handed SP Brandon Finnegan Monday, May 23. OF Enrique Hernandez is playing left field and leading off, 2B Howie Kendrick is at second base and is batting cleanup, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and hitting fifth, while C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Against Finnegan, Hernandez, Kendrick and Thompson all make for solid value picks in DFS tonight. Kendrick hit his first home run of the year Sunday and is in a prime spot to take advantage for his owners. Ellis remains a low-end catching option, especially while batting low in the lineup.

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Dodgers | Trayce Thompson hits seventh home run

Sun, 22 May 2016 03:08:32 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Trayce Thompson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: The sample size (229 career plate appearances) is big enough to acknowledge what Thompson brings to the table. He has 32 runs, 11 home runs and 33 RBI with a .290/.358/.541 slash line dating back to the beginning of last season and is beginning to see more playing time. He is likely going to suffer through some ups and downs, but he is proving to be a viable fantasy option in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley, Joc Pederson out

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:53:56 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley and OF Joc Pederson are not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres left-handed SP Christian Friedrich Friday, May 20. 2B Howie Kendrick is playing second and hitting cleanup, while OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Kendrick has hit cleanup now for the last handful of games but hasn't capitalized and remains a low-end second base option in all fantasy formats. Thompson, on the other hand, has succeeded against lefties (.286, three home runs) and continues to see regular playing time in the outfield. He's an excellent DFS value pick tonight and should start seeing love for outfield depth in deep mixed and NL-only leagues if he hasn't already.

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Dodgers | Carl Crawford the DH Wednesday

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:42 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is serving as the designated hitter and is batting ninth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano in an American League park Wednesday, May 18. OF Trayce Thompson is starting in left field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford has declined quickly, and he's right at the Mendoza Line with no home runs and five RBI in 18 games for the Blue. Hitting ninth gives him very limited daily upside. He's a low-end selection tonight. Thompson, on the other hand, has hits in three straight games and five home runs on the month. He's stealing more and more starts away from Crawford in left field and is worth adding in deep mixed and NL-only leagues if he's on the waiver wire.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal, Carl Crawford resting

Tue, 17 May 2016 15:24:24 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal and OF Carl Crawford are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 17. C A.J. Ellis is doing the catching and hitting eighth, while OF Trayce Thompson is starting in left field and batting sixth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Jered Weaver.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal and Crawford are both struggling at the plate and could be spelled more often by Dave Roberts. Ellis has a nice matchup but remains a low-end daily catcher with limited offensive upside. Thompson, on the other hand, homered twice last night and has five homers this month. He's likely to continue stealing playing time from Crawford, making him one to add for his power in mixed leagues if you need the help.

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Dodgers | Trayce Thompson hits two out

Mon, 16 May 2016 23:34:14 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Trayce Thompson hit two homers Monday, May 16.

Fantasy Tip: Thompson has turned out to be a steal in NL-only leagues with a .292-6-17 line in 72 at-bats. He's pushing for more playing time, and Carl Crawford's time with the club could be ticking.

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Dodgers | Carl Crawford, Trayce Thompson both in

Mon, 16 May 2016 15:23:29 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OFs Carl Crawford and Trayce Thompson are both in the starting lineup Monday, May 16, versus Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker.

Fantasy Tip: Yasiel Puig and Enrique Hernandez are on the bench, so Crawford and Thompson each garner a start. Thompson is the more intriguing option, as he's been enjoying a nice month and should continue to earn more at-bats while Puig is mired in his extended slump. Crawford, meanwhile, has been having a dreadful season thus far and can be left on most waiver wires.

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Dodgers | Trayce Thompson sits out

Sat, 14 May 2016 16:16:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Trayce Thompson is out of the lineup Saturday, May 14, with OF Carl Crawford hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford hasn't done much this month at 4-for-20 (.200), and he has a tough matchup against Carlos Martinez. He's not a solid option in DFS, but he could have traditional-league value if he gets it going on the bases.

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Dodgers | Three Dodgers regulars sitting

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:51:44 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, OF Carl Crawford and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup Friday, May 13. 2B Howie Kendrick is starting at second base and hitting leadoff, OF Trayce Thompson is starting in left field and batting seventh, and C A.J. Ellis is starting at catcher and is hitting eighth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha.

Fantasy Tip: The leadoff spot could make Kendrick an excellent contrarian value play in daily formats, but his poor .188/.225/.200 slash line with no homers and three RBI will likely scare most away. Thompson has produced in a limited role this year but has been better against lefties. He's a low-end outfield option. Ellis remains unattractive with a limited offensive profile.

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