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Cubs | Ben Zobrist continues to hit

Mon, 30 May 2016 23:58:07 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Ben Zobrist went 1-for-3 with a run scored and walk Monday, May 30, against the Los Angeles Dodgers to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, tying a career best. He has reached base in his past 35 starts, the longest streak by a Cub since 2B Starlin Castro in 2011.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist is hitting .426 (26-for-61) with 12 runs scored and seven RBIs during the impressive run, and overall he is hitting .351. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats and a tremendous option in DFS at a mid-tier price.

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Cubs | Jason Hammel had a hamstring cramp

Mon, 30 May 2016 15:30:19 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel (hamstring) is being evaluated after leaving his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 30, because of cramping in his right hamstring. He is currently being evaluated.

Fantasy Tip: Hammel has been exceptional this season with six wins, a 2.17 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and 47 punchouts through 54 innings over his nine starts. Expect him to be ready for his next start, and continue to view him as an excellent mid-rotation hurler for your virtual club.

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Cubs | Jason Hammel leaves after two innings

Mon, 30 May 2016 15:04:46 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel (leg) sustained a leg injury and exited before the third inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Check back for updates, but it looked like Hammel was just suffering from a cramp. It doesn't appear to be a serious injury at this point.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler starting against the Dodgers

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:41:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is starting in left field and batting fifth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Alex Wood Monday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Soler has been showing signs of heating up at the dish with an active 9-for-28 run, including eight runs, three home runs, six RBI and a .714 slugging percentage. The playing time is a little too inconsistent currently to make Soler an option in all fantasy leagues, but if he keeps hitting, he'll garner more playing time and more value.

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Cubs | David Ross starting vs. Dodgers

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:36:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs C David Ross is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Alex Wood Monday, May 30. C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Ross is having his best season in years, as the veteran backstop has modestly tipped the fantasy scales with 14 runs, four home runs, 17 RBI and a .254/.349/.479 slash line through just 88 plate appearances. He is still nothing more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only formats, though. And in daily contests, he should be seen as a low-priced gamble. Montero hit his first home run since opening day Sunday, May 29, and has slightly more fantasy value than Ross, but they're splitting time pretty evenly, which limits their upside.

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Cubs | Javier Baez draws in against Dodgers

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:32:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and batting seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Alex Wood Monday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Baez has huge upside and exceptional power for a middle infielder, but his lack of playing time limits his fantasy value. At this stage, he should be left to deep mixed and NL-only leagues. He is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Monday, though, as Baez has a respectable .250/.323/.429 slash line against southpaws for his career.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist jumps to leadoff spot

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:29:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist is playing right field and leading off against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Alex Wood Monday, May 30, with OF Dexter Fowler (foot) out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist has been everything Chicago and fantasy owners could have hoped for thus far, as he boasts 36 runs, seven home run, 35 RBI and a .351/.451/.542 slash line. Continue to start him with confidence in all fantasy formats, and he makes for a solid option in daily contests Monday.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler out with sore heel

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:11:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (foot) is not in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 30, because of a sore right heel, according to manager Joe Maddon. Maddon noted Fowler's injury is not considered serious.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler has been a fantasy star this year with exceptional five-category coverage. He has 34 runs, six home runs, 24 RBI, six stolen bases and a .316/.433/.537 slash line. Check back for updates, but don't anticipate the outfielder missing much time.

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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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