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Cubs | DFS owners hail Matt Szczur

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:36:42 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles Monday, July 18, against the New York Mets to raise his average to .294.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur, pronounced like Caesar, has hits in four of the past five games and he has emerged as a decent fantasy option in deeper NL-only leagues and as a DFS salary saver.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward out

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:27:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and OF Jason Heyward are not in the starting lineup against New York Mets left-handed SP Steven Matz Monday, July 18. 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and hitting leadoff again, while OF Matt Szczur is starting in right field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist is out for the second straight day against a lefty, but Joe Maddon wants to give him extra rest following the All-Star break. Baez is a nice power-speed guy that has added value in daily formats today against the lefty. He's batting .353 with four of his nine homers off southpaws. Szczur has potential, too, but is more of a sleeper candidate in DFS.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Miguel Montero out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:40:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, July 17. SS Javier Baez will start at second base and is batting first. 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base, while C Willson Contreras will start at catcher. OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and is batting seventh. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur has at least one hit in each of his last three games and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Almora is hitting only .217 this month and probably can be avoided by most fantasy owners.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward out Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:19:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 29, with C Willson Contreras moving up to hit cleanup. OF Matt Szczur is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras has mashed since his callup and forced the team to keep putting him out there. He has a .355-3-9 line in 31 at-bats, and he's a solid option against lefty Cody Reed. Szczur is a low-end consideration as well.

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Cubs | Matt Szczur starting in center field

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:28:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Matt Szczur is starting in center field and is hitting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur has hit well in his limited opportunities this year for the Cubs, slashing .290/.329/.464 in 69 at-bats, and he has three home runs and 15 RBI. However, he's more of a long shot in daily setups this evening against the Reds and Lamb. Consider him a deep sleeper.

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Cubs | Three Cubs shuffle bottom of order

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:43:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras, SS Addison Russell and OF Albert Almora are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 22, with C Miguel Montero, SS Javier Baez and OF Matt Szczur hitting sixth through eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Montero is hitting just .162 this month in what has been a down year for him offensively. However, Baez and Szczur have had success in June. The latter two are low-end options against Michael Wacha.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward out Friday

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:08:22 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant and OF Jason Heyward are out of the lineup Friday, June 17, with OF Matt Szczur hitting second and OF Albert Almora hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Almora is hitting .353 in his first 17 at-bats of his career. Szczur is hitting .327 in 55 at-bats this year and has upside hitting ahead of Ben Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo. They're both low-end options against Francisco Liriano.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward, Anthony Rizzo out

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:40:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward and 1B Anthony Rizzo are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Sunday, June 5. INF/OF Kris Bryant will start at first base and bat third, while INF/OF Javier Baez bats fifth and plays third base. In addition, OF Matt Szczur will play right field and bat seventh, while C Miguel Montero bats eighth and starts behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant is making the fourth appearance of his MLB career at first base and is seeing his third game there this season. Baez and Szczur should be viewed as potential value plays in daily fantasy leagues, while Montero is not a recommended option in any format this afternoon.

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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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