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Athletics | Billy Burns not starting Sunday

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:56:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is out of the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Vidal Nuno. OF Craig Gentry will bat eighth and play center field.

Fantasy Tip: Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has always been known primarily as a defensive-minded outfielder, so FantasyScore owners should avoid using him this afternoon.

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Athletics | Billy Burns sitting vs. Angels

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:36:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 30. OF Sam Fuld is starting in center field and batting first against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. He continues to hit for a solid average (.286 in September), but the hamstring injury appears to have zapped his speed -- just one stolen base this month. If speed is a priority in your seasonal league, Burns likely isn't your guy any longer. Fuld ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) owns a .515 OPS since the All-Star break and is nothing more than a desperation flier at FantsayScore Wednesday.

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Athletics | Billy Burns solid in return

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 21:03:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with a double in a 10-6 loss to the Houston Astros Saturday, Sept. 19, in his first start since Sept. 9.

Fantasy Tip: The speedy Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has now hit safely in six straight games, recording five multi-hit games during the stretch. He offers decent value for the price at FantasyScore, but make sure his hamstring checks out following his return.

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Athletics | Josh Reddick sits against LHP

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13:40:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 19, with OF Billy Burns (hamstring) returning to hit leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is hitting .322 against lefties and isn't a bad FantasyScore play against Scott Kazmir.

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Athletics | Billy Burns out against Astros

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:37:10 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 18. OF Sam Fuld is starting in center field and leading off against Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has been dealing with the injury for a week now, and he could miss the entire series against the Astros. Continue to check back for updates Burns' return timeline. Fuld ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) owns a .589 OPS for the season, and there is no reason to target him at FantasyScore Friday.

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Athletics | Billy Burns not experiencing pain

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:07:14 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (hamstring) is no longer experiencing discomfort in his right hamstring, according to manager Bob Melvin. He was able to participate in pregame workouts for the fourth consecutive day Thursday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Although this appears to be good news on the surface for Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap), he is not guaranteed to return to action during the team's upcoming series against the Houston Astros. FantasyScore owners should avoid using him until he has played at least one full game without suffering any setbacks, especially since speed is such a vital part of Burns' game.

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Athletics | Billy Burns out for remainder of series

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:55:13 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (hamstring) will not play during the series against the Chicago White Sox, and there is only a chance he will play during the next series against the Houston Astros, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should plan to be without Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) until early next week. His absence is lingering longer than originally expected, and given the importance of speed to his game, it isn't a positive moving forward, either. Continue to check back for updates.

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Athletics | Billy Burns goes through full workload

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:05:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (hamstring) will go through full baseball activities Monday, Sept. 14. The earliest he will return to the lineup is expected to be against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, Sept. 16, though.

Fantasy Tip: For seasonal owners after help in the run, batting average and stolen base departments, Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is a valuable asset down the stretch. However, the nature of his current injury could have an impact on his aggressiveness on the base paths, so his on-base work is something to monitor. Continue to check back for updates.

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Athletics | Billy Burns remains out vs. Chicago

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:11:16 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 14. OF Craig Gentry is starting in center field and batting ninth against Chicago White Sox SP John Danks Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is likely to return sooner than later, but for now you'll want to keep him stashed on your benches. Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has shown he is a capable hitter in the past, but this season has been a mess for the veteran. He owns a .077/.159/.077 slash line over 44 plate appearances this year, and he is nothing more than a desperation flier at FantasyScore Monday.

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Athletics | Billy Burns not expected in series finale

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:24:05 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Texas Rangers Sunday, Sept. 13, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats Sunday, as even if he does suit up, he might not be 100%. He has had a nice rookie season, but it is worth noting his numbers are on the decline post-June. View him as nothing more than a low-end outfielder in mixed leagues going forward, and it is unlikely he has a major impact on the bases down the stretch given the nature of his injury.

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