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Dodgers | Chase Utley sitting vs. Tampa

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:08:39 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 27. SS Chris Taylor is starting at second base and batting sixth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Utley rarely plays against left-handed pitchers, which slightly curbs his upside. Leading off has helped him pound the runs column, and he currently sits with an impressive 50. He's worth starting in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Taylor is receiving limited playing time and is nothing more than a flier in daily contests Wednesday.

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Dodgers | Corey Seager out third straight day

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:55:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Corey Seager (illness) is out of the lineup Thursday, July 21, for the third straight day due to a stomach virus. SS Chris Taylor is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor is hitting .286, but he faces a tough matchup against Stephen Strasburg. He doesn't have enough upside to warrant a start in the bad matchup.

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Dodgers | No Chase Utley vs. Nationals

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:18:30 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. INF Chris Taylor draws into the lineup at second base and is batting second against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Utley remains a low-end starter in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, and with 46 runs, 30 RBI and a .266/.347/.389 slash line, he could do in a pinch in deep mixed formats. However, the best years are clearly behind the 37-year-old veteran. Taylor is 10-for-31 with a .613 slugging percentage this season, and he could be worth a look as a low-priced flier in daily contests Wednesday.

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Dodgers | Corey Seager on the bench

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:37:09 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Corey Seager is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Reynaldo Lopez Tuesday, July 19. SS Chris Taylor will start at shortstop and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor has recorded five hits and six RBI over the last two games and can be considered as a deep sleeper in daily fantasy leagues but does lose some value since he is hitting at the bottom of the lineup.

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Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez gets a day off

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:05:51 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez is not in the lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray on Sunday, July 17. 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke will replace him in the field and bat cleanup. 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal and OF Andrew Toles are also not starting, and will be replaced by INF Chris Taylor (hitting sixth), C A.J. Ellis (seventh) and newly promoted rookie SS/OF Zach Walters (eighth), respectively.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez remains a very good hitter (.287), but he has only homered twice and driven in 17 runs since the end of May, so he can be benched in most fantasy leagues. The same can be said for Utley, while Grandal emerged as a back-end starting catcher option with a strong first-half finish. None of the today's four replacements need to be considered outside of deep mixed or NL-only formats.

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Dodgers | Chris Taylor has huge game

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 00:31:25 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers IF Chris Taylor went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and a grand slam against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, July 15. He scored three runs and drove in six.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor, who started for Chase Utley, entered play 4-for-19 with 0 RBI on the season and came up a single short of the cycle. Despite the big night, don't expect this to be the start of significant playing time for Taylor.

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Dodgers | Two Dodgers sitting out

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:20:53 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley and OF Trayce Thompson are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Friday, July 15. OF Scott Van Slyke will start in center field and is batting sixth. SS Chris Taylor will start at second base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Van Slyke is hitting .278 with one home run and four RBI against left-handed pitchers in 18 at-bats this season but is not the best option for owners. Taylor is hitting only .211 this season and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Dodgers | Justin Turner takes a seat

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:37:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 5. SS Chris Taylor is at the hot corner and is hitting eighth against Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman. Also, OF Trayce Thompson moves up to hit third in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Taylor doesn't have many offensive skills and is hitting just .200 (2-for-10). He's never hit a home run in 92 career major league games. Avoid him in all formats. Thompson hasn't hit for average (.237) but has valuable pop (13 home runs, 32 RBI) and is a great value play in DFS this evening in the middle of the order.

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Dodgers | Justin Turner out Tuesday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:42:44 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner (hamstring) is not starting Tuesday, June 28, against the Milwaukee Brewers. SS Chris Taylor will play third base and bat eighth against Brewers SP Chase Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: Turner suffered a hamstring cramp on Monday and the team said he was day-to-day, so this is likely precautionary. Taylor just got called up from Class AAA Oklahoma City, so give him some at-bats before assessing his value. Barring injury, he projects as a pure backup infielder.

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Dodgers | Monday Dodgers lineup light

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:04:01 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Corey Seager, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, 2B Chase Utley, OF Joc Pederson and C Yasmani Grandal are out of the lineup Monday, June 27. OF Enrique Hernandez is leading off, OF Trayce Thompson is hitting third, 1B Scott Van Slyke is hitting sixth, C A.J. Ellis hit seventh and SS Chris Taylor hits eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Thompson has struggled this month, but he has upside in the three-hole against Francisco Liriano. Hernandez and Van Slyke are worth low-end consideration against the lefty. Ellis and Taylor don't move the needle much.

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