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Cubs | Jason Heyward makes early return

Thu, 05 May 2016 20:53:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (wrist) entered against the Washington Nationals in place of OF Dexter Fowler Thursday, May 5, after Fowler was ejected. Heyward was originally planning to return to the lineup Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Check on his status prior to Friday's game just to be sure, but it looks like Heyward should be safe to reinsert into starting lineups.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist continues RBI binge

Thu, 05 May 2016 20:41:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and a run scored in a 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 5, and he has 10 RBI in his last four games.

Fantasy Tip: With a prime spot in a powerful Chicago lineup, Zobrist should produce useful offensive numbers all year.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero could return soon

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:31:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, there is a possibility that Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (back) may not require a rehab assignment before being activated from the disabled list. He had an impressive showing during batting practice Thursday, May 5, launching several home runs, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Based on the positive reports surrounding his progress, it wouldn't be surprising to see Montero return to action after spending the minimum 15 days on the disabled list. He got off to a slow start at the plate this year and isn't worth stashing outside of NL-only, two-catcher and deep mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Still no timetable for Miguel Montero

Thu, 05 May 2016 14:40:40 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (back) still does not have a return timeline, but he did hit well during drills Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Montero has had a slow start with just seven runs, a home run, six RBI and a .208/.316/.333 slash line. He shouldn't be stashed outside of cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues. David Ross and Tim Federowicz will continue to split starts behind the plate until Montero returns.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant owns righties at Wrigley

Thu, 05 May 2016 14:33:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant has a career .326/.426/.648 slash line against right-handed pitchers at Wrigley Field. He faces Washington Nationals right-handed SP Joe Ross Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: You're not taking Bryant out of your lineup in seasonal leagues, but daily players will want to consider spending up for the budding superstar at home when the Cubs face a right-handed hurler. Bryant is also currently riding a 10-game hitting streak with 11 runs, two bombs, 10 RBI and a 1.187 OPS. He is a ripe daily option Thursday.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward hopes to play Friday

Thu, 05 May 2016 14:00:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (wrist) said he hopes to return to the starting lineup against the Washington Nationals Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward's fantasy value has been buoyed by his 13 runs, 13 RBI and four stolen bases because his .211 average and zero in the home run column have been incredibly disappointing to start the season. Don't forget, though, Heyward had just nine runs, two home runs, four RBI, a stolen base and a .217/.261/.349 slash line after the first month of the season last year, too. Be patient because better numbers are ahead. Stay tuned for updates.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler not playing

Thu, 05 May 2016 12:49:49 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 5. OF Ryan Kalish is starting in left field and is batting sixth against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross.

Fantasy Tip: Soler hasn't made the most of his opportunity in left field, hitting only .185 (12-for-65) with two home runs and six RBI. As a result, he's lost playing time and is a candidate to drop in shallow mixed leagues. Kalish has battled his way back to the bigs and hasn't played since 2014 with the Cubs. He's a low-end option in daily games but could see more run if he plays well, at the expense of Soler.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward remains out

Thu, 05 May 2016 12:47:11 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (wrist) remains out of the starting lineup Thursday, May 5. 3B Kris Bryant moves to right field, while 3B Tommy La Stella is at the hot corner and is batting second against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward's struggles and wrist injury are perplexing to his fantasy owners, and don't rule out the Cubs placing him on the DL to rest. Any more time that Heyward misses is beneficial to La Stella and Javier Baez, with Baez having the more fantasy upside because of his intriguing power-speed combination. La Stella has been productive, too (.297/.381/.514) and is a midrange DFS play against Ross.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward could return Thursday

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:41:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (wrist) could return to the lineup Thursday, May 5, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward has missed the last few games with a wrist injury that has bothered him since a few weeks into the season. Perhaps that's why he's hitting only .211 with no home runs after the first month. If healthy, Heyward should turn things around in the middle of one of the majors' most dangerous lineups. You may want to take a wait-and-see approach with him when he returns, though.

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Cubs | Jon Lester grabs third win

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:37:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings with eight hits and two walks allowed while striking out five batters during the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Lester is off to a great start and returning ace value for fantasy clubs. Through six starts, the veteran has a 1.58 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and 38 strikeouts through 40 innings. Continue to start him confidently going forward.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist leaves the yard

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:34:10 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run during the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: It was just Zobrist's second long fly of the season, and his .375 slugging percentage is extremely underwhelming. However, Zobrist was brought aboard because of his on-base skills, and he is currently reaching base at a .373 clip. Zobrist is a viable option at the keystone in the majority of seasonal leagues and already has 16 runs and 16 RBI for the campaign.

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Cubs | Javier Baez drives in a pair of runs

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:26:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with two RBI during the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Since returning from injury Saturday, April 16, Baez has seven runs, a home run, four RBI and two stolen bases with a .341/.372/.488 slash line. He has also already appeared at each of the four infield positions, and should soon be an incredibly valuable fantasy piece to add flexibility to your roster. There is upside for more than semi-regular at-bats if Baez continues to hit and flash his plus-glove. He should be owned in all but the shallowest of fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo scores three times

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:22:16 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with three runs and a home run during the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: The RBI leader (27) now has 22 runs for the season, and the home run was his ninth of the campaign. Rizzo appears locked in for another monster fantasy season, and it is worth noting, he has improved his batting average from .163 to .260 through his past 12 games. During the 12-game stretch, Rizzo has 14 runs, six home runs and 16 RBI. He's red hot.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward remains out

Wed, 04 May 2016 06:57:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (wrist) is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4, with 2B Tommy La Stella hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella is a low-end option to consider against Juan Nicasio. He just doesn't provide a lot of punch in DFS.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant has three-hit game

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:23:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI Tuesday, May 3, against the Pittsburgh Pirates to push his average to .305.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant has hit safely in nine straight games, going 15-for-35 (.429) with 10 runs scored, two homers and 10 RBIs.

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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
Greenwood Nick RP
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
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
Victorino Shane OF
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

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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
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Mallee John TO
Martinez Dave TO
McLeod Jason TO
Quirk Jamie TO
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