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Cubs | Jason Heyward dropped further in lineup

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:41:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is batting seventh, and C Miguel Montero is batting fifth against Chicago White Sox SP Anthony Ranaudo Wednesday, July 27. Cubs OF/C Willson Contreras is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward has been a total bust for the Cubs and sits with an underwhelming .228/.315/.315 slash line for the season. He's not a viable starter outside of deep mixed and NL-only settings. Montero is receiving more playing time of late and has a .346 on-base percentage since the All-Star break, but he's still nothing more than a low-end fantasy option in deep leagues. Contreras is worth owning universally.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:42:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 26, against the Chicago White Sox. C Miguel Montero will bat eighth against White Sox SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: The presence of a DH has thrown off the lineup a bit. Kris Bryant is the DH and Tommy LaStella is at third, for example. Montero is hitting .204-5-21 and doesn't carry much fantasy value in place of Contreras.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras, Javier Baez starting

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:15:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs C/OF Willson Contreras is starting in left field and batting fifth, and INF Javier Baez is starting at second base and batting ninth against Chicago White Sox SP Miguel Gonzalez Monday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: With an option to utilize a designated hitter Monday, Chicago can plug both youngsters into the lineup. Contreras is a capable starting catcher in all formats given his .277/.372/.482 slash line, and Baez is a rising fantasy talent. The fielding wizard has also held his own at the dish with 29 runs, nine home runs, 33 RBI, eight stolen bases and a .285/.327/.452 slash line over 254 plate appearances.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler sitting vs. Milwaukee

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:14:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 24. C/OF Willson Contreras is starting in left field and batting fifth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler returned from the disabled list with a bang Friday, July 22, and he projects to see the odd game off given the depth Chicago boasts. He's a must-own outfielder in all settings because of his five-category potential. Contreras also should be owned in all leagues given his eligibility at catcher and respectable .278/.376/.491 slash line through 125 plate appearances.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero out Saturday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:31:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is out of the lineup Saturday, July 23, with C Willson Contreras hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras has cooled a bit with a .262-2-6 line this month, but he's in a peak spot in the lineup to contribute against Zach Davies.

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Rangers | Sam Dyson easily converts 19th save

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:18:18 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson breezed through the heart of the Chicago Cubs' order on Sunday, July 17, striking out Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras in succession to pick up his 19th save in 21 chances.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to believe Shawn Tolleson kept the closer's job as long as he did; Dyson has been spectacular in the role since taken over in mid-May. The 28-year-old has held the opposition scoreless in 11 of his last 12 appearances, with his meltdown (four runs allowed in a third of an inning) against the New York Yankees on June 29 the lone exception. Short of Texas acquiring a player like Andrew Miller at the deadline, Dyson should be considered a top-10 fantasy closer the rest of the way.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Miguel Montero out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:40:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, July 17. SS Javier Baez will start at second base and is batting first. 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base, while C Willson Contreras will start at catcher. OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and is batting seventh. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur has at least one hit in each of his last three games and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Almora is hitting only .217 this month and probably can be avoided by most fantasy owners.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras in at cleanup

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:11:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras is playing left field and hitting cleanup Tuesday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: He has homered in two straight games and remains a high-end option against lefty Brandon Finnegan.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras homers again

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 18:31:02 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in a 10-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds Monday, July 4, and he has five homers in 17 games.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Contreras to hit some bumps in the road at some point, but he should be owned in all but the shallowest of leagues on potential alone.

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Cubs | Two Cubs sit Monday

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:12:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero are out of the lineup Monday, July 4, with 2B Javier Baez leading off and C Willson Contreras hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Both Baez and Contreras make great starts at their position against lefty Cody Reed.

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