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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 | Chase Utley has three-hit night

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:41:03 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBIs Tuesday, July 19, against the Washington Nationals. He opened the game with a leadoff homer against SP Reynaldo Lopez.

Fantasy Tip: Utley has posted three games with three or more hits in three of his past seven starts, raising his average from .252 to .266 since July 3. He hasn't quite re-emerged as a must-start in mixed formats, but he is a must-have in NL-only fantasy leagues and a solid mid-tier option in DFS.

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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 | 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 | Trayce Thompson draws a start Sunday

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:23:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Trayce Thompson is back in the lineup for the first time in three games Sunday, July 10, against San Diego Padres SP Christian Friedrich. Thompson will bat sixth and start in center field, while OF Scott Van Slyke will bump 2B/OF Howie Kendrick from left field to second base and hit eighth. Kendrick will replace 2B Chase Utley, who will get the day off, atop the order.

Fantasy Tip: Thompson appears to be in a platoon with Andrew Toles at the moment as a result of his long slump and may struggle for playing time once Joc Pederson returns from injury. Van Slyke has 15 strikeouts and only one homer in 55 at-bats the season and hasn't exactly done much with the little playing time he has received. Kendrick is hitting .303 in July and .302 for the season against left-handers, making him the lone decent option from this group to use in fantasy today.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley, Yasmani Grandal out

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:06:24 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres left-handed SP Drew Pomeranz Thursday, July 7. 2B Howie Kendrick is starting at the keystone and hitting leadoff, while C A.J. Ellis is doing the catching and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Utley and Grandal get the day off in the tough lefty-lefty matchup. Kendrick contributes modestly across the board, but even in the leadoff spot he's a low-end daily commodity unlikely to fill out the stat sheet. Ellis is at the Mendoza Line (.200) with a homer and 11 RBI and can be avoided everywhere.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley collects six hits

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:59:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley went 6-for-7 with a pair of doubles and two RBI versus the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Entering play Wednesday, Utley had been batting .212 in 99 at-bats since June 1, but this could be a sign that he's starting to turn things around offensively. As a result of this performance, he raised his season average from .255 to .270.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley gets on track

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:42:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley finished 3-for-5 with a pair of run-scoring singles in a win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Utley, who was hitless in seven at-bats to begin July, needed a performance like this after batting .209 with a homer and six RBI during June. Despite this effort, it is hard to justify starting him in any league right now, outside of perhaps NL-only leagues.

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Dodgers | Two Dodgers sit out

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 15:35:43 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley and C Yasmani Grandal are out of the lineup Saturday, July 2, with 2B Howie Kendrick leading off and C A.J. Ellis hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Kendrick has underwhelmed this year, but he has upside in the leadoff spot against Chad Bettis. Ellis doesn't deserve DFS consideration.

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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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