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Dodgers | Howie Kendrick draws a start in LF

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:08:16 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Howie Kendrick is starting in left field and is hitting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Dan Straily. OF Carl Crawford remains on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: It's becoming apparent that the aging Crawford is more of a bench option for outfield depth. He hasn't started a game since May 19 and is hitting just .200 without a home run on the season. Crawford has zero steals, too. At this point, he's only a bench option in NL leagues. Kendrick hit his first home run of the year last Sunday and doesn't have a ton of upside these days as a utility player, either. Consider the 32-year-old a sleeper pick against a weak starter tonight.

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Dodgers | Four Dodgers regulars sitting

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:04:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford, 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal and OF Joc Pederson are all out of the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds left-handed SP Brandon Finnegan Monday, May 23. OF Enrique Hernandez is playing left field and leading off, 2B Howie Kendrick is at second base and is batting cleanup, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and hitting fifth, while C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Against Finnegan, Hernandez, Kendrick and Thompson all make for solid value picks in DFS tonight. Kendrick hit his first home run of the year Sunday and is in a prime spot to take advantage for his owners. Ellis remains a low-end catching option, especially while batting low in the lineup.

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Dodgers | Enrique Hernandez atop the lineup

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:58:55 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Enrique Hernandez is hitting leadoff and playing left field against San Diego Padres SP Christian Friedrich Friday, May 20. OF Carl Crawford takes a seat against the left-hander.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford is likely to be on the bench most days when the Blue faces a left-handed pitcher. Hernandez had a nice stretch in April but has since cooled off in May and is down to a .197/.282/.316 line. Both of his home runs have come against lefties, though, and he'll make for a deep sleeper in daily formats against a hittable pitcher Friday night.

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Dodgers | Carl Crawford the DH Wednesday

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:47:42 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is serving as the designated hitter and is batting ninth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano in an American League park Wednesday, May 18. OF Trayce Thompson is starting in left field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford has declined quickly, and he's right at the Mendoza Line with no home runs and five RBI in 18 games for the Blue. Hitting ninth gives him very limited daily upside. He's a low-end selection tonight. Thompson, on the other hand, has hits in three straight games and five home runs on the month. He's stealing more and more starts away from Crawford in left field and is worth adding in deep mixed and NL-only leagues if he's on the waiver wire.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal, Carl Crawford resting

Tue, 17 May 2016 15:24:24 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal and OF Carl Crawford are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 17. C A.J. Ellis is doing the catching and hitting eighth, while OF Trayce Thompson is starting in left field and batting sixth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Jered Weaver.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal and Crawford are both struggling at the plate and could be spelled more often by Dave Roberts. Ellis has a nice matchup but remains a low-end daily catcher with limited offensive upside. Thompson, on the other hand, homered twice last night and has five homers this month. He's likely to continue stealing playing time from Crawford, making him one to add for his power in mixed leagues if you need the help.

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Dodgers | Carl Crawford, Trayce Thompson both in

Mon, 16 May 2016 15:23:29 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OFs Carl Crawford and Trayce Thompson are both in the starting lineup Monday, May 16, versus Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker.

Fantasy Tip: Yasiel Puig and Enrique Hernandez are on the bench, so Crawford and Thompson each garner a start. Thompson is the more intriguing option, as he's been enjoying a nice month and should continue to earn more at-bats while Puig is mired in his extended slump. Crawford, meanwhile, has been having a dreadful season thus far and can be left on most waiver wires.

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Dodgers | Carl Crawford out of Sunday lineup

Sun, 15 May 2016 15:06:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 15, against the St. Louis Cardinals. OF Howie Kendrick will bat sixth and play in left against Cardinals SP Mike Leake.

Fantasy Tip: It appears to be a normal night off for Crawford, so bench him accordingly. Kendrick has a .400 average against St. Louis, but it's too small a sample size (2-for-5) to take seriously. With a .200 average and only four runs batted in, Kendrick in reality has little fantasy value and should be avoided.

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Dodgers | Trayce Thompson sits out

Sat, 14 May 2016 16:16:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Trayce Thompson is out of the lineup Saturday, May 14, with OF Carl Crawford hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford hasn't done much this month at 4-for-20 (.200), and he has a tough matchup against Carlos Martinez. He's not a solid option in DFS, but he could have traditional-league value if he gets it going on the bases.

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Dodgers | Three Dodgers regulars sitting

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:51:44 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, OF Carl Crawford and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup Friday, May 13. 2B Howie Kendrick is starting at second base and hitting leadoff, OF Trayce Thompson is starting in left field and batting seventh, and C A.J. Ellis is starting at catcher and is hitting eighth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha.

Fantasy Tip: The leadoff spot could make Kendrick an excellent contrarian value play in daily formats, but his poor .188/.225/.200 slash line with no homers and three RBI will likely scare most away. Thompson has produced in a limited role this year but has been better against lefties. He's a low-end outfield option. Ellis remains unattractive with a limited offensive profile.

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Dodgers | Carl Crawford gets night off

Thu, 12 May 2016 16:05:30 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (rest) is not in the lineup for Thursday, May 12. OF Enrique Hernandez is starting in left field and batting eighth against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez was out to a nice start in April, but has been trapped in a major slump over the past few weeks, having just one hit in his last 30 at-bats. Thus, he shouldn't be considered for any formats this evening.

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