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Athletics | Three A's regulars sitting out

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:12:37 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia, SS Marcus Semien and 1B Billy Butler are not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22. 3B Ryon Healy is at the hot corner and is batting eighth, while SS Arismendy Alcantara is playing shortstop and hitting ninth. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in center field again and is hitting sixth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi.

Fantasy Tip: Healy has seen regular at-bats since his call-up and is hitting .250 with a homer and six RBI in 24 at-bats, but he's merely short-term depth in AL leagues and a low-end deep sleeper pick in DFS. Alcantara has a very limited offensive profile and has no upside hitting low in the order. Smolinski is probably the most attractive of the trio in daily lineups as a value pick after homering last night.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp, Yonder Alonso sitting

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:34:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp and 1B Yonder Alonso are not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays left-handed SP Matt Moore Thursday, July 21. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in center field and is batting eighth, while 3B Ryon Healy draws in at third base and is hitting ninth. 3B Danny Valencia moves across the diamond to first base and SS Marcus Semien is batting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: With a lefty on the bump, Crisp and Alonso are rested. Smolinski doesn't move the DFS needle much hitting that low in the order. He's a desperation stab. Healy has looked good so far but is untested and also has limited upside hitting ninth tonight. Both Valencia and Semien have good power and are nice value selections for daily gamers against the lefty.

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Athletics | Danny Valencia, Jed Lowrie sitting

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:03:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Danny Valencia and 2B Jed Lowrie are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. 3B Ryon Healy is at the hot corner and is hitting seventh, while 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at the keystone and batting ninth against Houston Astros SP Doug Fister. Also, SS Marcus Semien moves up to second in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Healy has shown well in his first 19 major league at-bats with six hits (one homer), six RBI and a .319 average. He's more of a deep sleeper pick for now in DFS and merely an AL-only option in seasonal leagues. Alcantara can run a little but but is extremely limited offensively and should be ignored in DFS. Semien gains daily value today hitting second and is a fine addition to any fantasy lineup with his 20 home runs and 48 RBI from the shortstop position.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick wins with Tuesday hit

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:35:33 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick had a game-winning hit that scored SS Marcus Semien with the game-winning run as Oakland beat the Houston Astros, 4-3, in 10 innings on Tuesday, July 19.

Fantasy Tip: Reddick is likely being showcased for a trade at the upcoming deadline, and what better way to earn teams' notice than to deliver a game-winning hit. Whichever team ends up with Reddick might end up using him more, so keep an eye on his landing spot.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien has hammered lefties

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:17:33 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien boasts a .671 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers over 81 plate appearances this season. His nine home runs against southpaws also leads all shortstops.

Fantasy Tip: Semien is having a sneaky fantasy season in the counting stats with 42 runs, 19 home runs, 47 RBI and five stolen bases, and his .242 batting average isn't a complete crippler. He's a viable starter in the majority of seasonal leagues, and he's an excellent option in daily contests when Oakland faces left-handed arms.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien dealing with shoulder injury

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:51:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien (shoulder) is dealing with a minor shoulder injury, but he hasn't missed a game yet this year and doesn't plan on it.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a .242 average, Semien has crushed 18 long balls and driven in 44 in 293 at-bats. He'll bring your fantasy team's average down, but you can't argue with his pop at a position that generally lacks it. As a result, he's valuable in all fantasy formats for the A's.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien does it again

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:49:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien cracked his 18th home of the season, a solo shot, in the game Tuesday, July 5, against the Minnesota Twins. He also posted his 11th double, raising his average to .245.

Fantasy Tip: Semien has surprised with 18 homers before the All-Star break. He is valuable in all fantasy formats, although his average has hurt those in rotisserie leagues.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien powers up again

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:53:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien had a two-run home run in four at-bats Friday, July 1, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was his 17th home run of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Semien has emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all rotisseries formats with his 17 homers and 43 RBIs, although he is lacking in the batting average department.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien hits 16th homer

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:22:41 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien hit his 16th home run of the season Thursday, June 30, in a 12-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Semien has had great luck at the plate even though his batting average has decreased by 13 points. Semien's slugging percentage has gone from .405 to .463, and that has helped his fantasy value rise in all formats.

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Athletics | Marcus Semien has big stat line

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:58:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a double, three-run home run and four RBIs Monday, June 27, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Semien is up to 15 homers with 39 RBIs, as his career season continues. While his .248 batting average makes him slightly less attractive in rotisserie formats, he is a must-start across the board due to his expected power outburst.

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