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Cubs | Jorge Soler not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 29 May 2016 07:34:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 29. OF Matt Szczur will bat seventh and play left field.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur is batting .375 (15-for-40) with three home runs and 12 RBI this season and is hitting .429 versus righties. He should be viewed as a productive source of salary cap relief in daily fantasy games.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward both out

Fri, 27 May 2016 08:21:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (rest) and OF Jason Heyward (rest) are both not in the starting lineup Friday, May 27. 3B Kris Bryant is filling in at first base, allowing 2B Javier Baez to enter the lineup at third base and bat seventh opposite Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan. OF Jorge Soler will shift over to right field, while OF Matt Szczur gets a rare start in left field and is hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is always one of the better value plays for daily formats whenever he cracks the batting order, so owners might want to consider his services this afternoon. Meanwhile, Szczur could be an interesting plugin play option, as he's produced an impressive .389/.450/.639 line thus far, albeit in 36 at-bats.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward out Sunday

Sun, 22 May 2016 14:11:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (ribs) is out of the starting lineup Sunday, May 22, against the San Francisco Giants. OF Matt Szczur will bat seventh and play right field against Giants SP Madison Bumgarner.

Fantasy Tip: As mentioned in previous tips, Heyward could be out anywhere from three to five days following his rib injury on Saturday. Szczur, himself just back from the DL due to hamstring issues, has six hits in his last 15 at-bats and makes a decent pickup in daily contests.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward avoids DL

Sat, 21 May 2016 15:37:36 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (ribs) will miss three to five days with a contusion near his ribs. He'll avoid the disabled list. OF Matt Szczur (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: If you own Heyward and have weekly lineups, it's probably best to bench him next week to be on the safe side. He has come around a bit with the bat, but the team can afford to play it safe with arguably the best defensive right fielder in baseball. Szczur could see a couple starts in his place, and he had a .367-2-10 line in 30 at-bats. He'll be a low-end consideration in daily pools. Jorge Soler has a promising week as he hits the St. Louis Cardinals extremely well. He's worth the speculative start.

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Cubs | Matt Szczur to DL

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:17:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain Tuesday, May 3. OF Ryan Kalish was recalled from Class AAA Iowa in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur had been productive in a bench role (.367, two home runs), but he wasn't playing enough to warrant any kind of fantasy consideration outside of daily leagues. Kalish will fall into a similar role.

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Cubs | Matt Szczur scheduled for MRI

Mon, 02 May 2016 21:45:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur (hamstring) is scheduled for an MRI Tuesday, May 3, to check the severity of his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain exactly how much time he will miss until he undergoes the testing, but if you're in a seasonal fantasy league, or you play DFS, avoid Szczur for the time being until his situation becomes clearer.

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Cubs | Matt Szczur leaves game

Mon, 02 May 2016 19:09:47 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur (hamstring) left the game Monday, May 2, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to tightness in his right hamstring.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur is considered day to day. When healthy he is only worth using in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues and as a salary saver in DFS leagues when he starts.

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Cubs | No Jason Heyward, Jorge Soler vs. Pirates

Mon, 02 May 2016 12:18:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs OFs Jason Heyward and Jorge Soler are not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. OF Matt Szczur is starting in right field and batting seventh against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward and Soler have underwhelming .211/.317/.256 and .190/.290/.310 slash lines to start the season, respectively. Both of their fantasy stocks are trending in the wrong direction, too. Szczur is a potential low-priced flier for daily contests Monday because of his 10-for-28 start to the season, but Cole is an intimidating opposing hurler, so keep your expectations in check.

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Cubs | Matt Szczur hits grand slam Friday

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:58:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur hit a grand slam against Atlanta Braves RP Chris Withrow Friday, April 29. It was the first slam of his career.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur is batting .296 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 27 at-bats this season and is worth considering as a value play in daily fantasy games on days when he is in the starting lineup.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler, Ben Zobrist resting

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:22:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler and 2B Ben Zobrist will not be in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Alfredo Simon Sunday, April 24. INF Tommy La Stella will lead off and play second base, OF Jason Heyward will play center field and bat second, OF Jorge Soler will bat fifth and play right field and OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler is off to an excellent start at the plate this year, batting .385 with three homers and 13 RBI through his first 65 at-bats, but fantasy owners will have to do without the contributions of him and Zobrist Sunday afternoon. La Stella and Szczur are a combined 11-for-35 (.314) at the dish this season with a home run and eight RBI and should be viewed as inexpensive fliers for daily contests.

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