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Athletics | Billy Burns, Sam Fuld both playing

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:53:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics OFs Billy Burns and Sam Fuld are both in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Colome Thursday, May 21. Burns is starting in center field and hitting leadoff, while Fuld is in left and hitting eighth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) and Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should both see more playing time with Coco Crisp (neck) out indefinitely. Burns is the much better option at FantasyScore, especially since he's likely to hit leadoff more often than not. The same thinking goes for their values tonight against Colome.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp out Wednesday

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:14:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 20, after being injured Tuesday, May 19. OF Billy Burns is starting in center field and hitting leadoff against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has played well in his limited time with the A's this year, hitting .339 (20-for-59) with four stolen bases. He doesn't have much pop, but he's useful for his stolen base abilities at FantasyScore, especially when hitting at the top of the lineup. Against Keuchel today, though, Burns is merely a sleeper pick.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp out of game

Tue, 19 May 2015 18:35:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) left the game Tuesday, May 19, against the Houston Astros, due to neck soreness. OF Billy Burns took over in center field with OF Sam Fuld moving to right field.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) will need to be monitored. While it's only considered soreness, it's in a troublesome area and will need to fully heal before Crisp can return to the lineup. Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) will be a worthy FantasyScore option if he sees an increase in playing time.

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Athletics | Sam Fuld in CF again Tuesday

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:17:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order for the second straight day Tuesday, May 19. He'll be facing Houston Astros SP Roberto Hernandez. OF Billy Burns remains on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) and Burns ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) appear to be in some sort of platoon in center field for the time being, limiting their values to deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Both outfielders are speedsters, but Burns has more upside at FantasyScore. Even against Hernandez, who has been decent lately, Fuld is nothing more than a deep sleeper in daily lineups.

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Athletics | Sam Fuld in CF Monday

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:19:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Monday, May 18. OF Billy Burns will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting only .200 (20-for-100) with no home runs and five RBI this season. He's a very weak FantasyScore play tonight, even while going up against a pitcher making his major league debut.

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Athletics | Billy Burns swaps spots with Coco Crisp

Sat, 16 May 2015 15:16:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OFs Billy Burns and Coco Crisp will swap spots in the batting order Saturday, May 16, against the Chicago White Sox. Burns will hit leadoff while Crisp will bat seventh. Crisp is expected to move back to the leadoff spot as soon as he starts performing better.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has a batting average of .292 and on-base percentage of .346 in the major leagues this season. Burns is 4-for-his-last-14 and has a lot of upside while leading off for the Athletics.

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Athletics | Sam Fuld draws start in CF

Tue, 12 May 2015 15:05:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson Tuesday, May 12. OF Billy Burns is starting on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Fuld ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has little offensive upside for the A's, and he's really only worth consideration as a cheap sleeper pick at FantasyScore when he's at the top of the lineup. Ignore him Tuesday night.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp plays LF

Sun, 10 May 2015 00:08:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp moved from center field to left Saturday, May 9, to accommodate OF Billy Burns, who had just been promoted.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has seen most of his action in center field, but don't be surprised if he earns an occasional start in left. He's worth watching at a lower price, as he is just back from a delayed start to the season due to injury.

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Athletics | Billy Burns could be odd-man out

Tue, 05 May 2015 19:12:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns was leading off and playing center field for a fourth straight game Tuesday, May 5. Despite the fact he entered the day hitting .357 (5-for-14) with some strong defense, he is the likely man to lose a roster spot when OF Coco Crisp (elbow) returns from the 15-day disabled list, perhaps as soon as Wednesday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) has hit the ball well, but it's a numbers game. Veteran Sam Fuld has just one hit over his past 29 at-bats in nine games, but he is likely to retain his spot. Take a wait-and-see approach with Burns going forward, as he could very well be optioned out this week.

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Athletics | Billy Burns leading off again

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:57:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is starting in center field and hitting leadoff against Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes Monday, May 4. OF Sam Fuld is on the bench to start.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is getting some playing time at the leadoff spot at the expense of Sam Fuld right now. Burns is a speedster that is particularly attractive setting the table for the scrappy A's, and he's a solid choice for FantasyScore players tonight. However, his fantasy value may be short-lived once Coco Crisp returns soon.

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