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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber out of Sunday lineup

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:56:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 30, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Matt Szczur is hitting sixth against Cubs SP Alex Wood.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is mainly out due to the left vs. left matchup, but a .160 batting average in the past week is another solid reason to sit Schwarber. Szczur is hitting .226 in the past week and really has little fantasy value.

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Cubs | No Kyle Schwarber vs. Dodgers

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:35:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. OF Matt Szczur is starting in left field and batting sixth, and C Miguel Montero is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Friday.

Fantasy Tip: As expected, Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has slowed down and owns a .149/.255/.426 slash line over his past 13 games. Still, he has four home runs during the stretch with 11 runs and 10 RBI. So there is a little inconsistency in his fantasy stock currently. With Kershaw ($9,900, 19.8% of cap) taking the hill, FantasyScore players should avoid Montero ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) and Szczur ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) Friday.

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Cubs | Chris Denorfia leading off vs. Giants

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:15:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Denorfia is playing left field and leading off, and OF Matt Szczur is starting in center field and batting seventh against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Dexter Fowler (shin, hand) is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) made a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday, Aug. 26, but with a difficult hurler on the mound, it is an opportune chance to allow him an extra day to rest his nagging injuries. Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) and Szczur are nothing more than low-end fliers in daily contests facing Bumgarner Thursday.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero activated from DL

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:57:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (thumb) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 7, and OF Matt Szczur was optioned to Class AAA Iowa in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Montero ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) was hitting only .230 (50-for-217) but had 10 home runs and 32 RBI before his injury. With Kyle Schwarber not going anywhere, it remains to be seen how much Montero will play, but Schwarber can also be moved to left field. Chris Coghlan and Chris Denorfia could lose out the most.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler activated from DL

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:34:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, July 5. The team also optioned OF Matt Szczur to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) should return to his starting job in right field after being activated from the 15-day disabled list. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he plays in a game or two before considering him a starting option.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:13:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, June 30, against the New York Mets. OF Matt Szczur is batting in Coghlan's place.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) looks to be getting a night off following several games in a row in the outfield. Coghlan's usual platoon partner, Chris Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap), is in right on Tuesday and is worth the pickup with a .340 road average and a .353 mark against lefties. Szczur ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't hitting well but he has a 1-for-3 mark against Mets SP Jon Niese, so he might be a wild card here.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler remains out

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:04:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 24. OF Chris Denorfia is playing right field and batting first, and OF Matt Szczur is playing center field and batting seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is missing his second consecutive game, but he did appear as a pinch hitting Tuesday, June 23, so it is safe to say he should return soon. In the meantime, Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) clocks in as a viable low-priced flier, and Szczur as a desperation source of cap relief for FantasyScore contests Wednesday.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan riding pine Monday

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:04:32 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Clayton Kershaw Monday, June 22. OF Matt Szczur is starting in left field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Szczur everywhere in daily games while facing Kershaw.

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Cubs | Chris Denorfia activated

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 10:12:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Denorfia (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 7. The Cubs also optioned OF Matt Szczur to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Denorfia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) probably will be a regular starting option for the Cubs but should see some playing time. Owners on FantasyScore probably should avoid Denorfia until he plays in a few games.

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Cubs | Matt Szczur making first start

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:53:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur is making his season debut in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Matzek Friday, April 10. Szczur is starting in left field and batting sixth in place of OF Chris Coghlan.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a reach for a FantasyScore roster spot in his first start of the 2015 season against a left-handed pitcher. It's best to look elsewhere.

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