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Cubs | Kris Bryant hits first post-break HR

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:03:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, July 27. It was Bryant's 26th home run this season but first since July 5.

Fantasy Tip: It's not as if you were going to bench the MVP candidate, but it's still nice to see some pop from Bryant after 10 of his 12 hits since the All-Star break were singles heading into play on Wednesday.

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Rangers | Sam Dyson easily converts 19th save

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:18:18 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson breezed through the heart of the Chicago Cubs' order on Sunday, July 17, striking out Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras in succession to pick up his 19th save in 21 chances.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to believe Shawn Tolleson kept the closer's job as long as he did; Dyson has been spectacular in the role since taken over in mid-May. The 28-year-old has held the opposition scoreless in 11 of his last 12 appearances, with his meltdown (four runs allowed in a third of an inning) against the New York Yankees on June 29 the lone exception. Short of Texas acquiring a player like Andrew Miller at the deadline, Dyson should be considered a top-10 fantasy closer the rest of the way.

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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 | Kris Bryant has improved vs. southpaws

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:28:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B/OF Kris Bryant has a .298/.398/.654 slash line with 10 home runs and 21 RBI through 123 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers this season. Last year, Bryant posted a .246/.345/.452 line with just six home runs and 25 RBI over 145 plate appearances against southpaws.

Fantasy Tip: There are all kinds of positives accompanying Bryant's progression this season, but his improvement against lefties likely carries as much weight as anything, especially since it aligns with the typical handedness advantage for right-handed hitters. Bryant is a high-end option in all fantasy setups and you should continue to start him confidently.

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Cubs | Good day for Kris Bryant

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:54:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant had three hits and reached base four times, including an RBI single in the eighth inning Sunday, July 10, in a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant's bat and speed haven't been affected by getting hit in the leg twice earlier this week. Needless to say, Bryant is one of those must-plays in any format. His bat is warm and his speed is decent, and that makes Bryant one of the best of the young Cubs.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant back in lineup

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:14:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is in the lineup Friday, July 8, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bryant will bat second against Pirates SP Francisco Liriano. Bryant took two pitches off his left leg Thursday, July 7, and he left the game.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant should be immediately inserted into DFS lineups and activated in other formats.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant leaves Thursday game

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:51:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (leg) exited his team's game Thursday, July 7, against the Atlanta Braves with left leg stiffness after being hit by two pitches.

Fantasy Tip: The odds are this is nothing serious, but it still bears watching. If Bryant's leg continues to bother him, the team could limit his playing time in the final games prior to the All-Star break. The reality is Bryant should be back in Friday's lineup.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant enjoys facing Reds

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:08:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant has hit nine home runs against the Cincinnati Reds this year. Only four players have had 10 home runs against one team before the All-Star break, and all four are in the Hall of Fame.

Fantasy Tip: Everyone should know by now that Bryant is a beast with a league-leading 25 home runs and 64 RBI on the season to go with a .278/.370/.578 slash line. He's a must-start in all formats.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant adds to HR total

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:33:22 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant went 1-for-5 with one home run and one RBI against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, July 5. Bryant has 25 home runs this season, which leads the major leagues.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant has at least one hit in eight of the last nine games with seven home runs during that span. He has become a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant in the lineup

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:11:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (leg) is in the lineup Tuesday, July 5, after he left the previous game with a bruised leg. Bryant is hitting second and playing third base.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant homered yesterday and is among the league leaders in the category. He's a daily consideration in DFS against lefty Brandon Finnegan.

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