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Cubs | Ben Zobrist homers to extend streak

Sun, 29 May 2016 16:38:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run to extend his hitting streak to 15 games in a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist has emerged as a must-start option in season-long leagues, and during his current hot streak, he is a great DFS option, as well.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler survives scare

Sun, 29 May 2016 16:36:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler stayed in the game after an awkward slide into home plate against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, May 29, finishing 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler has been a run-scoring machine atop the Cubs' powerful lineup, and he should have a permanent spot in fantasy lineups.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 29 May 2016 07:34:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 29. OF Matt Szczur will bat seventh and play left field.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur is batting .375 (15-for-40) with three home runs and 12 RBI this season and is hitting .429 versus righties. He should be viewed as a productive source of salary cap relief in daily fantasy games.

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Cubs | Kyle Hendricks goes the distance

Sat, 28 May 2016 15:30:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks easily handled the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, May 28, logging the second complete game of his career after allowing one run on five hits while striking out seven during a 105-pitch outing.

Fantasy Tip: The Dartmouth product hadn't won since tossing six scoreless innings against the Washington Nationals on May 5, but luck hasn't been on his side either; he entered today's start ranked second-to-last in the National League in run support. Hendricks is worth using in most leagues for his next scheduled start at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

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Cubs | Jon Lester earns fifth win Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:15:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester (5-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 27, with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Lester rebounded from his worst start of the season by earning his ninth quality start in 10 outings this year. He will look to extend his winning streak versus the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 1, and should be viewed as a solid pitching option in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | David Ross reaches milestone Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:09:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs C David Ross went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 27. It was the 100th home run of his MLB career.

Fantasy Tip: Ross is regarded as a defensive-first catcher but he hasn't embarrassed himself at the plate this year, batting .254 with four home runs and 17 RBI through 71 at-bats. He's worth considering as an inexpensive backstop option in DFS if he has a favorable matchup.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero out vs. lefty

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:33:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies left-handed SP Adam Morgan Friday, May 27. C David Ross is doing the catching and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Ross isn't normally known as an offensive player, but he's held his own in limited starts this year with a .250 average and three home runs and 14 RBI in 67 at-bats. He's hit well against lefties, too, with a .389/.520/.611 slash line. He's certainly worth considering as a low-end flyer at catcher if you're looking to save salary cap space.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward both out

Fri, 27 May 2016 08:21:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (rest) and OF Jason Heyward (rest) are both not in the starting lineup Friday, May 27. 3B Kris Bryant is filling in at first base, allowing 2B Javier Baez to enter the lineup at third base and bat seventh opposite Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan. OF Jorge Soler will shift over to right field, while OF Matt Szczur gets a rare start in left field and is hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is always one of the better value plays for daily formats whenever he cracks the batting order, so owners might want to consider his services this afternoon. Meanwhile, Szczur could be an interesting plugin play option, as he's produced an impressive .389/.450/.639 line thus far, albeit in 36 at-bats.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta remains undefeated

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:24:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (9-0) allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, May 25, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Arrieta failed to record a quality start for just the second time in 10 outings this season but he should continue to be started with confidence in all fantasy formats. His next start will come against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, May 31.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant drives in three runs Wednesday

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:17:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B/OF Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs, a walk and two runs scored against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant has 10 home runs and 35 RBI through 44 games this season and should continue to be viewed as one of the top third basemen in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler sitting out

Wed, 25 May 2016 07:51:52 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 25, with 3B Tommy La Stella hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella has a .308-2-7 line on the season and is a low-end consideration against Carlos Martinez.

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Cubs | Jason Hammel pitches well Tuesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:20:07 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel allowed one run on four hits in 7 1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 24, to pick up his sixth win of the season. He struck out four batters and walked three during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Hammel has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his nine starts this season and currently has a 2.17 ERA. He is scheduled to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in his next start and should be a starting option in all leagues.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler drives in three

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:14:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with one home run and three RBI against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Soler has been producing the plate over the last week with seven hits, two home runs and four RBI over the last seven games. Soler probably is not a great option in most leagues but should be a starting candidate in some daily fantasy leagues.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo posting mixed numbers

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:16:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is 2-for-27 on the team's road trip following a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, May 23. Against left-handed pitchers this season, Rizzo is batting .156 with a .296 on-base percentage. Rizzo's batting average on balls in play is .218, but for the season he is hitting .239 with 11 home runs and 35 runs batted in.

Fantasy Tip: These numbers are all over the place, and they demonstrate how maddening Rizzo can be when it comes to hot and cold streaks. However, Rizzo still merits play in DFS, weekly and annual leagues because of his sheer power. Rizzo has 11 home runs, and you can't ignore those numbers. He is on pace for more than 100 walks and less than 100 strikeouts, which no Cub has done since 1984 (Gary Matthews). Rizzo puts the ball in play, and his bat can be potent.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero with day off

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:16:01 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. C David Ross is behind the plate and is hitting eighth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha.

Fantasy Tip: The 39-year-old veteran is actually having a decent season at the plate, hitting .250 with three home runs and 12 RBI. However, he has little offensive upside hitting at the bottom of the order and remains a low-end daily backstop.

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Acevedo Andury P
Alcantara Arismendy 2B
Almora Albert OF
Anderson Dennis C
Angulo Fabian P
Arrieta Jake SP
Ashwood Zachary P
Avery Matt P
Bachman Corey P
Baez Javier 2B
Barnes Scott RP
Batista Frank P
Bautista Luis C
Beeler Dallas SP
Bernard Oscar C
Black Corey RP
Blackburn Paul P
Blackford Todd P
Boegarts Jair 1B
Borques Smaily OF
Brannon Clint P
Brazis Matt P
Bristow Justin P
Brooks Aaron SP
Bryant Kris 3B
Buchanan Jake SP
Bueno Francisley RP
Bunton Michael P
Burke Kyler P
Cabeza Yaniel C
Cabrera Alberto P
Cahill Trevor SP
Calvert Kurt OF
Camp Matt INF
Campusano Edward P
Caratini Victor C
Cardenas Adrian 3B
Cardona Javier C
Caridad Esmailin P
Caro Roberto OF
Carreno Marcelo SP
Carrillo Marco P
Carter Brian P
Cash David P
Castillo Jesus RP
Cates Zach P
Cavazos Andy RP
Cease Dylan P
Chambers Adron OF
Coleman Joseph P
Coles Corey OF
Concepcion Gerardo P
Contreras Willson C
Cooper Blake RP
Craig Matt 3B
Crawford Evan M. OF
Crow Aaron RP
Dent Ryan SS
Diaz Dayan P
Doullard Jon C
Dubois Jason OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Echevarria Angel OF
Edwards C.J. SP
Espino Paolo P
Esposito Brian C
Estevez Ricardo P
Federowicz Tim C
Feliciano Pedro RP
Fife Stephen SP
Fitzgerald Ryan OF
Florentino Arturo P
Flores Luis C
Flowers Clarence OF
Fowler Dexter OF
Frazier Jeff 1B
Frese Nate INF
Galvez Carlos P
Garcia Geivy RP
Gibbs Micah C
Golden Reggie OF
Gomes Brandon RP
Gonzalez Edgar INF
Green Craig P
Green Matt OF
Gregg Davy OF
Gresky David OF
Grimm Justin P
Gutierrez Carlos SP
Ha Jae-Hoon OF
Halter Shane SS
Hamilton Jon OF
Hammel Jason SP
Hanneman Jacob OF
Happ Ian OF
Harben Adam P
Hardman Clark OF
Harris Tyrelle P
Hempy Arik P
Henderson James P
Hendricks Kyle SP
Hernandez Diory INF
Hernandez Robert P
Heyward Jason OF
Hickman Charles SS
Higgins Yuri P
Hoorelbeke Sean 1B
Howard Ben SP
Huijer Lars P
Ibarra Walter SS
Jackson Jon P
Jackson Nic OF
Jackson Randy P
Jan Carlos P
Jimenez Eloy OF
Johnson Grant P
Johnson Jonathan J. 3B
Johnson Leon OF
Johnson Pierce P
Jokisch Eric SP
Jones Geoff P
Jones Jericho OF
Jones Nick 2B
Joseph Alfred OF
Kalish Ryan OF
Kawasaki Munenori SS
Keedy Ryan 1B
Kennard Jeffrey P
Koerber Scott RP
Kosow Jason P
La Stella Tommy 2B
Lackey John SP
Lambert Casey P
Larsen Andrew SS
Layden Timothy P
Leal Erick P
Leathersich Jack RP
Lebron Jesse P
Lester Jon SP
Lewis Jensen RP
Lockhart Daniel SS
Lopaze Danny 1B
Lopez Andrew OF
Lorick Jeffrey P
Loux Barret P
Machi Jean RP
Macias David OF
Made Jose INF
Maestri Alessandro P
Malave Mark C
Marcano Ricardo 3B
Marsello Jake P
Martinez Eddy Julio OF
Martinez Ericdervid P
Martinez Jonathan P
Matchulat Toby P
Mathes J.R. P
Maysonet Edwin SS
McClain Scott 3B
McCormack Zack P
McDaniel Dan P
McKinney Billy OF
McQuade Tony OF
Meyer Scott P
Meyers Ryan P
Miller Gerald OF
Mitchell Tarlandas P
Montero Miguel C
Morgan Ryan INF
Moss Bill INF
Mota Arismendy P
Mota Jonathan INF
Mottran Billy 3B
Murray Heath RP
Murton Matt OF
Muschko Craig P
Nagel Jonathan P
Nathan Joe RP
Negrin Yoanner RP
Negron Kris OF
Norwood Ryan INF
Opitz Jake 2B
Oropesa Eddie RP
Ortiz Joseph RP
Ovando Ariel OF
Overholt Sean P
Paniagua Juan Carlos P
Papelbon Jeremy SP
Parra Manny RP
Patton Spencer P
Pawelek Mark P
Peralta Starling P
Perez Juan OF
Perkins Vince P
Petrick Billy RP
Pettibone Jonathan SP
Pignatiello Carmen P
Pineda Francoris P
Ramirez Horacio P
Ramirez Manny OF
Ramirez Neil RP
Rea Jeffrey INF
Reyes Rene OF
Rhee Dae-Eun P
Rhoderick Kevin P
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Riefenhauser C.J. RP
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Rondon Manuel P
Roquet Rocky P
Ross David C
Rosscup Zach P
Rowen Ben RP
Rucinski Drew SP
Russell Addison SS
Sabates Roberto C
Sanchez Daniel SS
Santiago Andres P
Santo Joel P
Sasser Dustin P
Sawyer Marc INF
Schwarber Kyle C
Serrano Juan Yasser P
Shafer Aaron P
Shipman Andrew P
Shoulders Rock 1B
Siegfried Christopher P
Silva Rubi OF
Silverio Pedro P
Simokaitis Joe SS
Smith Carlton RP
Soler Jorge OF
Sontag Ryan OF
Soto Giovanni P
Spencer Matt OF
Stanford Jason RP
Strop Pedro RP
Svetlic Mike INF
Szczur Matt OF
Szuminski Jason P
Taylor Scott P
Thomas Anthony INF
Tidball Adam C
Tineo Jose P
Trinidad Polin P
Tseng Jen-Ho P
Underwood Chad P
Underwood Duane P
Valaika Chris SS
Valdez Jeudy INF
Vento Stephen P
Villanueva Christian 3B
Vogelbach Dan 1B
Wallach Brett SP
Wang Yao-Lin P
Warren Adam SP
Watkins Logan 2B
Wick Olin C
Williams Ryan P
Willis TeWayne OF
Wood Travis SP
Wright Ty OF
Wyatt Jonathan OF
Zobrist Ben 2B

Baker John TO
Bell David TO
Blanco Henry TO
Borzello Mike TO
Bosio Chris PC
Brumley Mike TO
Bush Randy TO
Castro Jose TO
Dascenzo Doug TO
Deer Rob TO
Dempster Ryan TO
Dorey Matt TO
Epstein Theo TO
Font Franklin TO
Hinske Eric TO
Hoyer Jed GM
Hyde Brandon TO
Jones Gary TO
Lilly Ted TO
Maddon Joe MAN
Madison Jaron TO
Mallee John TO
Martinez Dave TO
McLeod Jason TO
Quirk Jamie TO
Riggans Mark PC
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