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Brian Dozier

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Twins | Brian Dozier receives a breather

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:36:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 23. SS Eduardo Nunez is starting at second base and is hitting leadoff against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier (.199-4-14) could certainly use a break to clear his head. He's hitting .211 with nine strikeouts this month and hasn't homered since May 4. If you have better options at second base, you should consider benching him in mixed leagues until he shows life. Nunez continues to hit and is now batting .320 with eight stolen bases in 34 games. He'll lose some playing time with Eduardo Escobar back from the DL, but Nunez remains attractive in deep mixed and AL-only leagues for his high average and speed.

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Twins | Brian Dozier leading off vs. Blue Jays

Thu, 19 May 2016 13:54:25 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier is leading off against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier has only hit first once through his past 25 starts. He has posted decent numbers (15 runs, three home runs and 13 RBI) during the span, though. Last year, Dozier hit 22 bombs with a .246/.313/.499 slash line through 457 plate appearances in the leadoff spot. View it as a positive if he sticks atop the lineup going forward.

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Twins | Trevor Plouffe, Brian Dozier not 100%

Sun, 15 May 2016 16:23:13 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe and 2B Brian Dozier were out of the lineup Sunday, May 15, because both have been playing at less than 100%, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe and Dozier have started slow this season, but both are worth owning in most mixed leagues. You may want to avoid both them in daily formats until they are healthy and hitting.

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Twins | Several MIN regulars resting Sunday

Sun, 15 May 2016 08:18:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier, 3B Trevor Plouffe and C Kurt Suzuki are not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer Sunday, May 15. 3B/OF Miguel Sano will play the hot corner and bat third, INF Jorge Polanco will bat sixth and play second base and C Juan Centeno will start behind the plate and bat eighth. In addition, OF Oswaldo Arcia will bat fifth and play right field.

Fantasy Tip: Sano is making his fifth start at third base this season but he has struggled over the last two weeks, batting just .179 with two home runs and four RBI in 39 at-bats. Centeno is making his second consecutive start and is worth considering as a value play in DFS after going 5-for-11 with a home run through his first four games this season. Polanco should be viewed exclusively as a source of desperation cap relief in daily fantasy games.

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Twins | Brian Dozier dropped in lineup

Fri, 13 May 2016 12:07:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Brian Dozier is hitting sixth in the batting order against Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin Friday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier has been a disappointment to his fantasy owners while sporting a .222/.305/.376 slash line with four home runs and 14 RBI. However, he's come alive this month and is batting .348 with a long ball. The drop in the lineup hurts his daily value a bit, and he'll be more of a contrarian play there. Keep trotting him out in traditional leagues with him picking up the pace in May.

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Twins | Brian Dozier in the lineup vs. Orioles

Mon, 09 May 2016 13:43:21 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (hamstring) is starting at second base and batting third against Baltimore Orioles SP Tyler Wilson Monday, May 9.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier hasn't started since Wednesday, May 4, but after pinch hitting Sunday, you can safely return him to your seasonal lineups. In daily contests, view Dozier as a risky option, though. He hasn't started the season strong and owns an underwhleming .220/.309/.385 slash line.

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Twins | Brian Dozier able to pinch hit

Sun, 08 May 2016 17:10:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (hamstring) walked after pinch hitting in the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, May 8.

Fantasy Tip: While he wasn't able to start, the fact that he was able to pinch hit bodes well for his chances of returning to the lineup in the next game or two. Despite a bad batting average, his plus power for a second baseman makes him worth owning in mixed leagues.

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Twins | Brian Dozier remains sidelined

Sun, 08 May 2016 10:20:13 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Sunday, May 8. 2B Jorge Polanco will start at second base and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco has gone 2-for-10 with two RBI in his limited playing time this season but probably is not the best player for owners to use in their lineups.

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Twins | Brian Dozier confident for Saturday

Fri, 06 May 2016 22:21:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (hamstring) missed the game Friday, May 6, against the Chicago White Sox, but he is confident he'll be ready to return Saturday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in daily leagues and DFS players should give Dozier a game to prove his health without any setbacks before trusting him again. He is back just in time, too, as Eduardo Escobar is likely to hit the DL, meaning Eduardo Nunez is needed at shortstop.

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Twins | Brian Dozier nursing a hamstring injury

Fri, 06 May 2016 14:26:21 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Friday, May 6, because he tweaked his right hamstring leaving the batter's box during his first at-bat against the Houston Astros Wednesday, May 4. He hopes to play against Chicago Saturday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier finished the three-game series against Houston with three runs, four RBI and a 1.492 OPS. Hopefully the hamstring doesn't interrupt the momentum he had going because Dozier had a disappointing .184/.273/.327 slash line through his previous 24 games. Stay tuned for updates.

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