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Padres | Matt Kemp back in the lineup

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:25:20 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp (shoulder) will start in right field against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Saturday, Aug. 29, and is batting third in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) is back after missing a few games because a shoulder injury. He is hitting .315 with four home runs and 22 RBI in August and could be a solid starting option in FantasyScore.

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Padres | No Matt Kemp against Phillies

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:17:42 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. OF Travis Jankowski is playing right field and batting ninth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has been on a tear since the All-Star break, and don't forget he finished 2014 strong, too. Make sure to avoid him in all fantasy formats Friday, though, as he is dealing with a sore shoulder. Expect him back sooner than later. FantasyScore players have no reason to target Jankowski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap), either.

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Padres | Matt Kemp sitting vs. Nats

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:48:12 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Travis Jankowski is playing right field and batting first against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Kemp ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Thursday. The veteran has turned it on with seven home runs, 31 RBI and a .306/.366/.522 slash line over 36 games since the All-Star break. Jankowski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is 5-for-13 to start his career, and hitting first in the lineup makes him a potential low-priced flier for FantasyScore players Thursday.

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Padres | Matt Kemp hits for the cycle

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 06:09:52 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with two runs and four RBI while hitting for the cycle during San Diego's 9-5 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) entered the contest with a .306/.373/.523 slash line over his past 30 games, so the veteran is clearly hitting his stride. Remember, he finished 2014 strong, too, so it isn't out of the question to expect big things from the outfielder down the stretch.

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Padres | Good and bad for Matt Kemp

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:06:38 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp cracked a three-run home run Wednesday, Aug. 12, against the Cincinnati Reds, but he also struck out twice.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) has hit safely in six in a row, and 10 of his 12 games in the month of August. Unfortunately, he also has at least one strikeout in each of his past six games, totaling nine whiffs during the span. He is a decent mid-level play in FantasyScore for his power potential.

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Padres | Another long fly for Matt Kemp

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:12:44 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run during the Padres' 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins Friday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: The extra-base hits upped Kemp's ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) year-long totals to 22 doubles and 11 home runs with a .256/.302/.415 slash line. Of late, the 30-year-old outfielder has a .313/.383/.663 line with 10 runs, seven home runs and 17 RBI over his past 22 games. Kemp also heated up to finish the 2014 campaign, so another strong finish isn't out of the question.

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Padres | Matt Kemp stays hot

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:39:54 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a double, and a solo home run during the Padres' 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 17.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has now launched three long flies during his current six-game hitting streak to go along with four runs, three doubles, six RBI and a stolen base. Kemp is a polarizing fantasy player at this point, and where some may see a bounce back second half, others view an over-hyped player on the downswing of his career. Just remember, Kemp finished strong in 2014, and he has tremendous upside. FantasyScore players don't have to pay through the roof to grab a piece of his hot streak, either.

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Padres | Matt Kemp with good matchup

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:50:49 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is 18-for-44 (.409) with three home runs and 16 RBI against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa starts against the Padres Friday, July 17.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) had a 7-for-17 (.412) finish to the first half. He's a midrange outfielder to target on FantasyScore Friday.

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Padres | Matt Kemp keeps hitting

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:56:13 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a walk in a 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday, July 12, giving him three straight multi-hit games and four in his last five.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has five RBI, three runs scored and a steal during the five-game stretch, and if he can keep the momentum going after the All-Star break, it could be time to start considering the underachiever at FantasyScore.

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Padres | Matt Kemp dropped to three-hole

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:16:16 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is batting third against St. Louis Cardinals SP Tim Cooney Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: 24-year-old Cooney is making his major league debut, so boosting up Kemp's ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) value Thursday isn't out of the question. Still, Kemp has an underwhelming .645 OPS which is low relative to his cap hit. He had been batting leadoff the past seven games, and the move to the three-hole should be viewed as a positive for his fantasy value.

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