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Reds | Zack Cozart sitting vs. Arizona

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:30:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 24. 2B Jose Peraza is starting at shortstop and batting second against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Godley Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart is having a sneaky fantasy season with 53 runs, 15 home runs, 41 RBI and a .265/.317/.471 slash line. He's a viable starter in most fantasy leagues, but you'll want to sub him out where you can Sunday. Peraza is a highly regarded youngster, but he isn't receiving the playing time to carry value as anything more than a depth option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. View Peraza as a potential flier in daily contests Sunday, though.

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Reds | Zack Cozart matches career best

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:17:23 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart launched his 15th home run of the season Monday, July 18, against the Atlanta Braves to tie a career high. Twelve of his 15 homers have been of the solo variety.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart has emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all NL-only formats, deeper mixed leagues and DFS play for power from the middle infielder position.

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Reds | Zack Cozart keeps up hot hitting

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:46:53 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart went 2-for-5 with his 14th home run of the season Wednesday, July 6, versus the Chicago Cubs. It was a solo homer to lead off the game and produced his only run scored and RBI in the contest. He also registered his second stolen base of the year.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart has been one of the most underrated shortstops in all of baseball in 2016, now owning a .271/.322/.495 slash line to go with his 14 long balls and 38 RBI. He's been out to such a strong start that he's already one homer off his career high of 15, set back in 2012. The 30-year-old has been a great story after suffering a season-ending injury early on a year ago.

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Reds | Zack Cozart, Jay Bruce go deep

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:43:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart and OF Jay Bruce each recorded one home run and two RBI against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart and Bruce have both posted terrific numbers so far this season and should be starters in all mixed leagues at this point.

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Reds | Zack Cozart sitting out

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:24:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 29, with OF Billy Hamilton hitting leadoff. SS Jose Peraza is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is hitting .281 with a couple of homers this month after a massively slow start. He has 19 steals as well, but that doesn't factor into DFS as much. He's a lower-middle option against Kyle Hendricks. Peraza is hitting .255 with seven steals in 47 at-bats. He has swiped a bag in three straight games. He's a better traditional league guy than a DFS option.

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Reds | Zack Cozart stuffs the box score

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:13:07 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart finished 2-for-4 with a two-run triple, a solo homer and scored three times against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, June 21.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart is doing yeoman's work out of the leadoff spot in Cincy, hitting .284 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI. He is started to turn around a rough start to June by putting together a modest five-game hitting streak and has homered twice in the last three games. Although he is just outside the top 10 shortstops, it is unlikely he's the weak link in any fantasy lineup and makes for a great option in the middle infielder slot.

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Reds | Zack Cozart, Eugenio Suarez resting

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:21:58 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart and 3B Eugenio Suarez are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 15. 2B Jose Peraza is starting at shortstop and is hitting leadoff, while 2B Ivan De Jesus is at the keystone and is batting sixth against Atlanta Braves SP Bud Norris.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart and Suarez have both cooled off at the plate lately, so they're due for a breather. Act accordingly and bench them everywhere. Peraza is a notable prospect for Cincy with an intriguing power-speed combination, and he could fly under the radar as a notable sleeper in DFS. Depending on how much playing time he receives, he's worth a look in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. De Jesus isn't worth your time in daily setups.

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Reds | Zack Cozart has cooled off

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:02:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart hit .310 in his first 46 games of the season, but he's hitting .133 (4-for-30) in his last eight games. Cozart is batting .323 (31-for-96) in 27 career games against the Atlanta Braves. Cozart and the Reds play the Braves starting Monday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Cozart's recent cold streak, he remains one of the more valuable fantasy shortstop because of his overall numbers. He's batting .284 with nine home runs and 25 RBI and is proving that his power improvement in 2015 before his season-ending surgery was real. Stick with him in all formats.

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Reds | Zack Cozart continues to struggle

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:57:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart is in a 1-for-18 slump at the plate, including an 0-for-15 mark he snapped Sunday, June 12, with a single.

Fantasy Tip: Whatever fantasy value Cozart had in previous years was squandered this season. He has struggled mightily at the plate, but Cincinnati has also endured bad years from other people and injuries such as Devin Mesoraco. Cozart should be left off your roster until he cleans up at the plate.

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Reds | Zack Cozart homers again

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:47:41 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart went 2-for-5 with a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, June 8. It was his third long ball this month.

Fantasy Tip: That gives Cozart four jacks in his last nine games, going 13-for-36 (.361) with nine RBI and eight runs scored during that stretch. He's hitting well above his career mark this season so this probably won't last, but he'd at least be an interesting short-term solution in larger mixed leagues.

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