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Diamondbacks | Two D-Backs sitting out

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:42:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo and SS Nick Ahmed are out of the lineup Thursday, May 26, with OF Michael Bourn hitting second and C Chris Herrmann hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann is hitting .390 with three homers and 13 RBI this month. He's a great low-end option against Gerrit Cole. Bourn is 6-for-17 (.353) with one steal with the D-Backs, but he's more of a traditional leaguer than a DFS option because his value comes in steals.

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Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed leading off vs. Pirates

Wed, 25 May 2016 13:59:25 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed (head) is leading off against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Wednesday, May 25. Ahmed left the game early Tuesday, May 24, after he was hit in the face by a pitch.

Fantasy Tip: Ahmed sees a fleeting value boost hitting atop the lineup, and he has a respectable .277/.335/.439 slash line against southpaws dating back to the beginning of last season. While his seasonal value is limited to cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, Ahmed could be a decent flier in daily contests Wednesday.

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Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed out of the game

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:12:17 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed (head) left the game early Tuesday, May 24, after he was hit in the face by a pitch. OF Chris Owings moved to shortstop, while C Chris Herrmann entered the game to play center field.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Ahmed will miss any time. Ahmed and Phil Gosselin are options to start at shortstop and would be sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas resting Saturday

Sat, 21 May 2016 10:25:40 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas is out of the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Mike Leake Saturday, May 21. 2B/OF Rickie Weeks will start in left field and bat fifth. In addition, C Welington Castillo is starting behind the plate and batting sixth, INF/OF Chris Owings will bat seventh and play left field and INF Nick Ahmed will bat eighth and play shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: Weeks, Castillo and Owings are productive sources of cap relief for daily fantasy contests but Ahmed should be avoided due to his .188 average in 138 at-bats this year, including a .176 mark versus right-handed pitching.

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Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn starting Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:37:18 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Michael Bourn is starting in center field and is hitting second against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez Friday, May 20. SS/OF Chris Owings moves to shortstop and is batting eighth with SS Nick Ahmed taking the night off.

Fantasy Tip: Bourn has always been known as a speedster, and he had 61 steals all the way back in 2011. But as he ages, he's struggled to reach base frequently and had only 17 stolen bases in 141 games with multiple teams last year. The lineup spot is nice tonight, but Bourn remains strictly a low-end outfield option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues just for his wheels. He won't play every day, either.

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Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed not in the lineup

Sun, 15 May 2016 12:51:46 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain Sunday, May 15. OF Chris Owings will start at shortstop, while C Chris Herrmann will start in center field and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann is hitting .333 with two home runs and seven RBI over the last seven days and could be a decent starting option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed's job safe

Thu, 12 May 2016 23:35:03 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed is hitting just .176 and is in a 6-for-33 (.182) slump, but manager Chip Hale said Ahmed is the team's shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: Ahmed popped three homers in the first nine games of the season, but he has a .213 career average. That doesn't give a lot of confidence in a big reformation. He's a depth NL-only option.

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Diamondbacks | Two D-Backs resting Wednesday

Wed, 11 May 2016 09:39:29 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo and SS Nick Ahmed are out of the lineup Wednesday, May 11. 2B Phil Gosselin is hitting sixth, and C Chris Herrmann is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Gosselin doesn't have anything that jumps off the page numbers-wise, but the game is in Coors Field. If you're scratching your head for someone to stream at a basement price, maybe he's your answer against Chad Bettis. Speaking of scratching, Herrmann has been clawing at playing time lately and has taken advantage. He's hitting .357 with a couple homers the last week. Add him to the sneaky flyer bin today.

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Diamondbacks | Nick Ahmed takes a seat

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:46:52 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. SS Jean Segura moves to shortstop and 3B Brandon Drury is starting at second base and is hitting seventh against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood.

Fantasy Tip: Ahmed is a defensive-first shortstop who's hitting just .190 (15-for-79), and he could see more bench time if Drury continues to swing a hot bat. Ahmed is an NL-only depth piece. Drury is hitting a cool .414 (12-for-29) with two homers and four RBI in his last seven games. He's a waiver wire target in deep mixed leagues for depth. Keep rolling with him as a low-priced sleeper in daily formats while he's hot.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo sitting

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:59:56 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is out of the lineup Saturday, April 23, and C Chris Herrmann is hitting eighth. SS Nick Ahmed has also been bumped up to sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann is just 1-for-20 (.050) on the season and isn't worth the start. Ahmed has cooled off and is 3-for-26 (.115) the last seven days. He could still be worth a low-end flyer against Juan Nicasio.

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