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Darin Ruf

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Phillies | Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz resting

Sun, 08 May 2016 08:35:07 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard and C Carlos Ruiz are out of the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino Sunday, May 8. 1B Darin Ruf will bat cleanup and play first base, while C Cameron Rupp starts behind the plate and bats fifth. In addition, OF Tyler Goeddel will play left field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Rupp, Ruf and Goeddel should all be viewed as desperation sources of salary cap relief in daily fantasy games. Ruf has the most upside because of his career success versus lefties but he is hitting just .157 with three RBI in 57 at-bats this season.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard taking the night off

Fri, 06 May 2016 13:38:23 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins left-handed SP Wei-Yin Chen Friday, May 6. 1B Darin Ruf is at first base and is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Howard is hitting under .200 but does have seven home runs so far this year. In deep mixed formats he could be worth a look if you're in need of power. Ruf pummeled lefties last year to the tune of .371/.447/.660 with eight of his 12 home runs, and he makes for a nice sleeper selection in daily games.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard takes a seat

Thu, 05 May 2016 08:20:37 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Thursday, May 5, with 1B Darin Ruf hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf is hitting just .163, but he has a good matchup against Jaime Garcia. Ruf crushed lefties to a .295-14-34 line in 227 at-bats before this season. He's a low-end streamer today.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf not in lineup

Mon, 02 May 2016 15:08:19 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Darin Ruf (rest) is not in the lineup Monday, May 2. OF David Lough is in left field instead and batting seventh versus St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf had actually been getting more at-bats lately against right-handed pitching, but that won't be the case here. Lough draws the start, and although he'd be considered a dart throw by most in daily leagues, he is out to a fine start, having registered a .310/.364/.379 line through 10 games. His ceiling is limited, however.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting vs. Nationals

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:02:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and batting fourth against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to the beginning of last season, Ruf has a .369/.438/.650 slash line against left-handed pitchers. He is a viable flier in daily contests Wednesday, and his success against lefties is why he has earned a platoon at first base. Howard projects to continue to sit out against southpaws, which limits his overall upside.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf to play throughout weekend

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:13:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Darin Ruf is expected to play in all three games this weekend against Milwaukee Brewers' right-handed pitchers while OF Peter Bourjos tinkers with his swing.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf will face Zach Davies Friday night, then Chase Anderson and Wily Peralta to finish off the three-game series. Those three arms aren't exactly lighting the world on fire, so as long as Ruf starts in all three contests, he has some intriguing sleeper potential in daily formats.

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Phillies | Peter Bourjos sitting out

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:31:23 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Peter Bourjos is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 22. OF Darin Ruf is starting in left field and hitting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers SP Zach Davies, while OF David Lough shifts over to right field.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf has dealt with a nagging injury this year and only has 18 at-bats (two hits) this year. Davies isn't an overpowering pitcher, and Ruf could do damage, but he's a risky deep sleeper in daily formats tonight.

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Phillies | Three regulars out for Phillies

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:14:45 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard, C Cameron Rupp and OF Cedric Hunter are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Sunday, April 17. 1B Darin Ruf will start at first base and is batting fifth in the lineup. C Carlos Ruiz will start at catcher and is batting sixth, while OF Tyler Goeddel will start in left field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf, Ruiz and Goeddel are all hitting under .200 over the first few weeks of the season and are not strong candidates for fantasy owners.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard resting Sunday

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:07:49 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Sunday, April 17. 1B/OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base, batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Howard has four home runs and seven RBI through 36 at-bats but is hitting just .194 on the season. Ruf has done historically well versus lefties and is worth considering as a value play in daily fantasy leagues this afternoon.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf out of the lineup

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:48:45 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Darin Ruf (shoulder) was not in the lineup Tuesday, April 12, against the San Diego Padres after suffering a left shoulder injury diving for a ball in the game Monday, April 11.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Ruf in NL-only fantasy leagues and DFS play until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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