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Mets | No Michael Conforto vs. lefty

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:53:27 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Julio Urias Friday, May 27. OF Juan Lagares draws into center field and is batting sixth. OF Yoenis Cespedes shifts over to left field and is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares isn't terrible with the lumber, but he's much better with the glove. He's hitting .273 but has very little power upside. That makes him not all that attractive as a low-priced flyer in daily games, especially facing a young pitching phenom in his major league debut. Cespedes should be started with confidence everywhere.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes, Neil Walker homer

Mon, 23 May 2016 21:59:49 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes and 2B Neil Walker each went 2-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the Washington Nationals Monday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes and Walker rank one and two in home runs among the team so far this season and should continue to be in the middle of the lineup. Both players should be starting option in all leagues at this point.

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Mets | Michael Conforto, Lucas Duda out of lineup

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:30:28 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto and 1B Lucas Duda (back) are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez Monday, May 23. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and batting second with OF Yoenis Cespedes shifting to left field. 3B Eric Campbell is starting at first base and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares is more known for his defense but could be a sleeper consideration hitting out of the two-hole in daily lineups. Campbell has only nine hits in 42 at-bats this year (.214) and should be avoided.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes talks new plate appoach

Mon, 16 May 2016 15:07:46 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes has walked in 10.2% of his plate appearances this season, which is above the league average (8.5%) and significantly above his career rate (6.1%). "It's allowed me to hit more home runs," Cespedes said of his new approach at the plate, and his current home run rate of clearing the fence once every 11.4 plate appearances is a career best.

Fantasy Tip: His new approach at the dish appears to be helping his effectiveness and results, as Cespedes sits with 22 runs, 12 home runs, 32 RBI and a .287/.365/.648 slash line through 33 games this season. He is solidifying himself as a top-end outfielder.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes continues power surge

Sun, 08 May 2016 19:40:18 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 8, and he has six home runs and 16 RBI in his last 11 games.

Fantasy Tip: He has been a monster since being acquired by the Mets last year, and he establishing himself as an elite fantasy outfielder.

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Mets | Michael Conforto, Neil Walker sitting

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:45:52 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto and 2B Neil Walker are not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres left-handed SP Drew Pomeranz Friday, May 6. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and is hitting second, while SS Wilmer Flores is at the keystone and is batting seventh. OF Yoenis Cespedes shifts to left field.

Fantasy Tip: Flores is the more attractive daily gamble as a deep sleeper because of his power abilities, but neither he nor Lagares will be considered by many tonight against Pomeranz.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes homers again

Mon, 02 May 2016 22:35:34 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Monday, May 2, against the Atlanta Braves. He has 25 homers in 77 games since joining the Mets last summer. He is the quickest in franchise history to reach the mark, as former 1B Carlos Delgado held the old record with 25 homers in his first 88 games with the team.

Fantasy Tip: Something about playing at Citi Field and with the Mets agrees with Cespedes, and it appears after three previous stops that he has found a long-term home.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes drives in six runs

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:56 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes extended his hitting streak to nine games in a big way, going 2-for-4 with a grand slam and six RBIs Friday, April 29, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes is 13-for-34 (.382) with nine runs scored, six homers and 20 RBIs during his impressive nine-game hitting streak. He is on fire right now, and is a DFS must-have regardless of the price tag.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes still not 100%

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:38:32 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is still not 100% and the bruise on his right leg still exists. "I don't know how we're going to monitor it, because when the game goes on, you've got to just react," manager Terry Collins said Friday, April 29. "I just told him ... take it easy. Because I don't need him back in that training room."

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes isn't likely to be hindered at the plate, which is most important to his fantasy stock. However, he could see more routine days off in the near future, and if he aggravates the injury, he could miss additional time. For now, though, return the slugger to your lineups with confidence. He has 12 runs, six home runs and 17 RBI with a .300/.373/.683 slash line to start the season, after all.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes starting vs. Giants

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:28:08 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (knee) is starting in center field and batting fourth against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes missed five games with the injury, but he also blasted a pinch-hit home run during the absence, so you shouldn't fret any lingering issues with the injury. Cespedes has 12 runs, six home runs and 17 RBI with a .300/.373/.683 slash line to start the season and checks out as a solid option in all formats.

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