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Phillies | Ryan Howard will serve as DH

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:51:37 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will serve as the designated hitter against Toronto Blue Jays SP Felix Doubront Tuesday, July 28, and is batting fifth in the lineup. OF Darin Ruf will start at first base and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is in the lineup even though he has struggled against left-handed pitchers with a .139 batting average. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid using Howard against this matchup. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is batting .308 in limited playing time this month and could be an option on FantasyScore if owners want to spend money at other positions.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard homers again

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:19:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in an 11-5 win over the Chicago Cubs Sunday, July 26, and he has two home runs and five RBI in his last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is up to 18 homers on the year, but with a .226 batting average, he is a high-risk, high-reward option at FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out against lefty

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:15:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Friday, July 24, against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester. 1B Darin Ruf is hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting .347-3-8 in 49 at-bats against lefties this season and is worth the low-end flyer on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard back in the lineup

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:19:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is starting at first base Tuesday, July 21, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been on a pretty good hot streak of late, tallying nine hits in his last eight games, including a six-game hitting streak. He has also homered twice in his last five games, so he could be worth starting today on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting vs. Giants

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:21:58 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Friday, July 10. OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base and hitting fifth, while OF Jeff Francoeur is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) and Francoeur ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) are both weak options against Country Strong in a pitching-friendly environment. Bumgarner has been solid at home this year (2.49 ERA, 1.06 WHIP in nine starts).

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out again

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:24:33 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup for the second straight game against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Clayton Kershaw Wednesday, July 8. OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base and hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has a slash line of .390/.435/.659 with three of his four home runs against lefties this year, but Kershaw isn't your normal southpaw. Ruf remains a weak FantasyScore play tonight.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:53:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 7, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1B Darin Ruf will start and hit fourth in the order against LHP Brett Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting .395 through 42 plate appearances against lefties this season. Ruf has considerable upside while offering cap relief on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out Saturday

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:21:34 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Saturday, July 4, against a left-hander. SS Andres Blanco is hitting second in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) .265-2-9 isn't in there for his offense, and he shouldn't be used on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting out

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:59:29 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Saturday, June 27. 3B Maikel Franco will start at first base and is batting third, while SS Andres Blanco will start at third base and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Franco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has recorded 13 hits and 11 RBI in his last seven games and should be a starting option on FantasyScore. Blanco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has six RBI in his last three games and is hitting .292 in limited playing time in June, but owners may be able to find better options.

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Phillies | Jeff Francoeur, Andres Blanco starting

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:47:13 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Jeff Francoeur and SS Andres Blanco are starting against New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia Tuesday, June 23. Francoeur is playing left field and hitting fifth, while Blanco is starting at third base and hitting seventh. 3B Maikel Franco moves over to first base, while 1B Ryan Howard serves as the designated hitter. OF Cody Asche will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Blanco ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) are desperation sleeper plays on FantasyScore. Francoeur is 4-for-20 (.200) in his career against Sabathia. Franco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap), who hit two home runs last night, continues to be an attractive daily commodity at his price, especially while facing a lefty that has struggled against righty sticks this year.

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