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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out, Jimmy Paredes in

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:50:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. OF Jimmy Paredes is serving as the designated hitter and is batting sixth against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi. 1B Edwin Encarnacion is starting at first base and hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: Paredes has made a strong impression in his early days with the club and is hitting .400 (4-for-10) with a home run and two RBI. If he keeps it up, he could continue taking at-bats from Smoak. Paredes doesn't have much pop, though, and is mainly a depth piece in AL-only leagues.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion loves Target Field

Fri, 20 May 2016 04:44:53 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion has seven homers and 18 RBIs with a .329 batting average in 20 career games at Target Field. He was 3-for-5 with two RBIs Thursday, May 19, in a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: This is a classic example of decent matchups. Every time you see Encarnacion playing in a game at the Minnesota Twins, Encarnacion should be active on a fntasy team you have. In general, the Blue Jays slugger should have a spot in your fantasy lineup, be it daily or annual formats.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion drives in six Thursday

Thu, 05 May 2016 18:02:53 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, six RBI and two runs scored in a victory over the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion has two home runs and eight RBI over his last two contests and now leads the Jays with 24 RBI through 30 games. He is a must-start in daily fantasy contests while he's on fire offensively.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion snaps RBI drought

Wed, 04 May 2016 19:46:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs Wednesday, May 4, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion entered the game with just one RBI over his past six outings, and it was just his second multi-RBI performance in the past 13 games. Despite the slight hiccup and his paltry .245 batting average, he remains a must-start fantasy option across all formats for his power potential. The production could come in bunches very shortly.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out of lineup Sunday

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:36:59 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is out of the lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi Sunday, May 1. DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion will play first base and bat fifth, with OF Jose Bautista batting third and serving as the designated hitter. OF Ezequiel Carrera will start in right field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Smoak is just 3-for-19 at the plate since assuming Toronto's starting job at first base on a full-time basis and should continue to be viewed as a low-end option at the position in all fantasy formats going forward. Carrera is hitting .344 with three extra-base hits through his first 32 at-bats and is worthy of consideration as a value play in daily games this afternoon.

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Blue Jays | TOR wants to keep Edwin Encarnacion

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:30 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to restart contract extension talks with 1B Edwin Encarnacion around the All-Star break. However, it appears likely that he will test free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Toronto had previously offered Encarnacion a guaranteed two-year contract with vesting options but he is hoping to land a four- or five-year deal as a free agent. Entering play Wednesday, Encarnacion was batting .282 with three home runs and 15 RBI through his first 85 at-bats this season. He should be viewed as a viable option in all fantasy formats, although his bat has cooled off somewhat in the past week.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:39:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 26, against the Chicago White Sox. 1B Edwin Encarnacion is batting fourth against White Sox SP Chris Sale.

Fantasy Tip: Although Smoak is batting .313 in the last week, he has a .143 average against Sale and the same average in games played at Rogers Centre. Smoak is doing fairly well as of late and deserves fantasy consideration. Encarnacion should be handled with kid gloves for the moment (.226 average, five RBIs in the last week).

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion adds to RBI total

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:15:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs Monday, April 25, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion has driven in 14 games so far in the month of April. He had just 10 RBIs in April 2015, and he ended up driving in 111 runs, so he is ahead of last season's career-high pace.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out of the lineup

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:13:04 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Miguel Gonzalez Monday, April 25. 2B Darwin Barney will start at third base and is batting eighth in the lineup. 1B Edwin Encarnacion will be the first baseman, while 3B Josh Donaldson will serve as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Barney has gone 4-for-7 with one home run and three RBI over the last two games and could be used in some daily fantasy leagues because of his recently play.

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Blue Jays | Jose Bautista in at DH

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:53:28 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista is hitting third as the designated hitter Monday, April 18. The move shifts 1B Edwin Encarnacion from DH to first base, and 1B Chris Colabello is on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Joey Bats and Encarnacion are daily DFS considerations against Clay Buchholz.

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