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Cubs | Addison Russell returns to the lineup

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:03:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell (personal) is batting ninth against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Russell ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) missed the past two games due to the birth of his first child. Since he was handed the everyday shortstop gig, Russell has gone 17-for-51 with 10 runs, five doubles, two home runs, five RBI and a .952 OPS. His FantasyScore salary reflects his recent hot stretch, though. You'll want to target him in favorable matchups only.

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Cubs | Addison Russell away from team

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:11:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell (personal) is away from the team after his girlfriend went into labor Monday, Aug. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Russell could miss several games this week, so be prepared to avoid him on FantasyScore. Starlin Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is starting at shortstop today, with Tommy La Stella at the keystone. La Stella won't be available on FantasyScore, while Castro hasn't hit all year and is a low-end shortstop option, especially against Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber.

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Cubs | Addison Russell resting Monday

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:40:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 24. SS Starlin Castro is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh and 2B Tommy La Stella is at second base and is hitting sixth against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is the more acceptable sleeper pick on FantasyScore today, but we wouldn't recommend either for this afternoon's contest against last year's American League Cy Young winner.

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Cubs | Addison Russell injures groin

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:19:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell (groin) was removed against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Aug. 23, and is listed as day to day with a groin injury.

Fantasy Tip: Russell ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) was heating up prior to the injury, but it sounds like he will miss at least a game or two. Check back on his status before using him at FantasyScore going forward.

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Cubs | Addison Russell heating up

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 17:57:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in a 9-7 win over the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Aug. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Russell ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has hit safely in six of his last seven games, and he has four multi-hit efforts and seven runs scored during the stretch. Consider jumping on the rookie's mini hot streak at FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Addison Russell to be at SS Saturday

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:46:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell will start at shortstop again Saturday, Aug. 8, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Starlin Castro ($3,300, 6.6% of cap), who is hitting .236 (97-for-411) and is an inferior defender to Russell, will likely start losing considerable playing time as the Cubbies look for ways to keep rookie Kyle Schwarber's bat in the lineup. Castro is a candidate to be dropped now in shallow leagues if you still owned him.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro benched

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:27:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro was benched by manager Joe Maddon Friday, Aug. 7, and there is no assurance that Castro will be back in the lineup Saturday, Aug. 8. OF Chris Coghlan shifted over to second base, 2B Addison Russell moved to shortstop and C Kyle Schwarber was in left field Friday. Maddon said this is something that will be considered daily. Castro is hitting only .238 with a .274 on-base percentage after going 0-for-3 and stranding six runners in scoring position Thursday, Aug. 6. President Theo Epstein also spoke to Maddon and agreed with the move.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) owners should have seen this coming the way he had been swinging the bat last year. The Cubs also considered trading him at the deadline in order to move Russell over to his primary position at shortstop. Castro should at least find his way into the lineup against lefties, but his value takes an even bigger hit since the Cubs want to keep Schwarber's bat in the lineup as much as they can.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro not playing

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:12:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 7. 2B Addison Russell moves to shortstop and OF Chris Coghlan is starting at second base and hitting third against San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong.

Fantasy Tip: Castro has struggled for most of the season, and Joe Maddon suggested that Castro could lose more playing time now that Miguel Montero is back and Kyle Schwarber's bat will continue to be in the lineup. If you haven't already done so, make sure to have plans to replace Castro if he loses more playing time. Coghlan ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) will likely be overlooked on FantasyScore, but he's batting .260 and has all 11 of his homers against right-handed pitchers this year. He's a sleeper pick that could reward handsomely today.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro with day off

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:42:52 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 29, with SS Addison Russell moving up to sixth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Russell ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is still trying to figure it out offensively and isn't a good start on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Addison Russell moved up order

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:29:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell is batting sixth in Game 2 of the doubleheader against Cincinnati Reds SP Tony Cingrani Wednesday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Russell ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) went 1-for-3 in Game 1 with a run and a double, and he entered the contest with a .280 batting average and .419 on-base percentage over his past nine outings. The lineup boost could land Russell in a few more RBI opportunities, and he stands as an upside source of cap relief for FantasyScore players Wednesday.

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