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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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Cubs | Jason Heyward not in lineup Saturday

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:34:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup versus Colorado Rockies SP Christian Bergman Saturday, April 16. OF Matt Szczur will play right field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward is batting just .200 with seven RBI through his first 40 at-bats of the season and should be removed from all lineups. Szczur is 4-for-10 with a home run and five RBI and should be viewed as a value play in daily fantasy contests.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber, Miguel Montero sitting

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:37:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs Cs Kyle Schwarber and Miguel Montero are both out of the lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim left-handed SP Andrew Heaney Tuesday, April 5. OF Matt Szczur is starting in left field and hitting eighth, while C David Ross is catching and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Expect this to happen often against lefties this year, which will limit Schwarber's upside as a top-tier fantasy catcher. Szczur drove in three last night with a late-inning double, but both he and Ross aren't very attractive in any fantasy formats.

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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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