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Tigers | Justin Verlander brilliant vs. Phillies

Tue, 24 May 2016 21:14:57 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander evened up his record to 4-4 on the year after beating the Philadelphia Phillies in his start Tuesday, May 24. He tossed eight shutout innings, scattering only three hits and two walks while tying a season high with 10 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: This was pretty much vintage Verlander on display, as the former MVP and Cy Young winner contributed his best outing of the campaign. It was also the second straight start that Verlander struck out 10, and he's now gone seven innings or more in four consecutive outings, yielding just four combined runs over that span. As a result, the right-hander is a must-start pitcher right now.

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Tigers | Jordan Zimmermann to throw Friday

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:07:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann (groin) plans to try some long toss Friday, May 27, and he could throw off a mound Sunday, May 29. After that, the Tigers will decide to either put him on the disabled list or start him against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmermann has been one of the better free-agent pitching acquisitions from last offseason. He's 7-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in nine starts. A lack of strikeouts (5.9 K/9) has been the knock on him, though, and regression could be in store as the summer months approach. However, if he avoids the DL and starts against the Angels, he'd be a fine play everywhere.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler scratched

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:19:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler (flu) has been scratched from the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24, due to flu-like symptoms. SS Mike Aviles, who was supposed to play in left field, has been moved to second base and will bat eighth. OF Cameron Maybin will now bat leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler's absence shifted the lineup around for the evening, most notably with Maybin going to leadoff. He has been the Tigers' hottest hitter in the last week, and Maybin definitely carries increased fantasy value with that hot bat. Aviles' value is still nonexistent.

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Tigers | James McCann not starting Tuesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:52:13 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann will not start Tuesday, May 24, against the Philadelphia Phillies. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting and batting seventh against Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson.

Fantasy Tip: McCann's numbers have been less than perfect at the plate (.194 at home, .149 during May), and he carries little fantasy value even as a starting catcher. Saltalamacchia has become part of a platoon, but he too has slumped horribly. Right now, the Tigers catching situation is terrible and its fantasy value is negligible.

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Tigers | Justin Upton not starting Tuesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:43:43 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton (quadriceps) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24, against the Philadelphia Phillies. OF Steven Moya is playing left field and will hit sixth against Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson. Upton may also miss Wednesday, May 25, as well, but that is not confirmed yet.

Fantasy Tip: Upton may be back in the lineup later this week, but even so his numbers have been less than stellar this season. He has only 37 hits in 43 games and a .223 batting average, but 66 strikeouts in 166 at-bats have made Upton a bad fantasy risk at the plate. Moya has little fantasy value at this point.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez picks up save

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:40:28 -0700

Detroit Tigers RB Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 23, to pick up his 13th save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has recorded a save in each of his last six appearances and has not allowed a run during that span. He should continue to receive plenty of save opportunities, which makes him a solid starter in most leagues.

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Tigers | Miguel Cabrera homers twice

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:21:34 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-3 with two home runs and two RBI against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera has recorded at least one hit in eight of his last nine games and has six multi-hit game during that span. Cabrera is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

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Tigers | Jordan Zimmermann has mild strain

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:45:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann (groin) was diagnosed with a Grade 1 groin strain, which is the mildest possible strain. He could avoid the disabled list but has been ruled out for his next start scheduled for Friday, May 27. Manager Brad Ausmus has been optimistic about Zimmermann's prognosis.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmermann has been a great free-agent acquisition for the Tigers with a 7-2 record and 2.52 ERA in nine starts. However, Zimmermann could be in line for some regression and is striking out only 5.9 hitters per nine innings, limiting his fantasy upside. Be careful running him out for his next start after he's skipped this Friday.

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Tigers | Justin Upton scratched Monday

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:15:30 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton (quadriceps) was scratched from the starting lineup with right quadriceps tightness Monday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has picked it up a bit to get his average over .200, but he's been a massive disappointment for fantasy owners so far with just two home runs and 10 RBI while striking out 66 times in 178 plate appearances. He should be able to bounce back eventually, so he's a prime buy-low candidate. Steven Moya is replacing Upton against Phillies starter Vince Velazquez. Moya doesn't have a homer yet but hasn't been overmatched at the plate. Consider him a sleeper pick in daily setups.

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Tigers | Jordan Zimmermann likely out next turn

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:30:39 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann (groin) is not expected to make his next start against the Oakland Athletics, according to manager Brad Ausmus. After that Zimmermann will be listed as day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Zimmermann can avoid a trip to the DL, but you'll need to plan for a short absence, and he might be a risky play when he makes his next turn in the rotation. Aside from allowing seven earned runs on May 16, he has allowed three earned runs or less in his other eight starts. He's a must-start option in all leagues when healthy, but his 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings leaves a lot to be desired moving forward.

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Tigers | Cameron Maybin drives in three

Sun, 22 May 2016 13:49:16 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Cameron Maybin continued to punish American League pitching in his first week back from a 37-game absence due to wrist injury, going 1-for-3 with three RBI in a win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin has brought a serious spark to the Tigers' lineup following his 37-game absence despite hitting seventh and is batting .600 after six games. The three-RBI effort was his first of the season and made up for the fact that Sunday was the first time the 29-year-old didn't steal a base or homer since his return. Maybin is simply too hot to keep out of any fantasy lineup right now.

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Tigers | Miguel Cabrera day-to-day

Sun, 22 May 2016 12:58:28 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (knee) suffered a left knee contusion Sunday, May 22, and is considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Cabrera will be able to return to the lineup in the next game or two. Cabrera is a must-start option when he is healthy. Victor Martinez, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Andrew Romine are options to start at first base and could be options in daily fantasy leagues.

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Tigers | Jordan Zimmermann leaves with injury

Sun, 22 May 2016 12:24:15 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann (groin) departed in the sixth inning Sunday, May 22, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Zimmermann, who allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings, was diagnosed with a strained right groin.

Fantasy Tip: There is no way of telling at the moment whether or not Zimmermann will require a stint on the disabled list or not. The 29-year-old has predictably been unable to sustain his otherworldly opening month (5-0, 0.55 in April), although a 4.88 ERA in four May starts probably isn't exactly what owners were expecting either. Stay tuned for updates, although a date against the Oakland Athletics looks appealing next weekend if he can make the start.

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Tigers | Justin Upton out of lineup Sunday

Sun, 22 May 2016 09:38:15 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton, C James McCann and Jose Iglesias are not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer Sunday, May 22. OF Steven Moya will play left field and bat sixth, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start behind the plate and bat eighth and INF Andrew Romine will play shortstop and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia is batting just .163 over the last four weeks and Romine is just 1-for-16 at the plate this year, so both players should be avoided in all fantasy formats. Moya is 7-for-19 (.368) with three extra-base hits and is worth considering as a productive means of salary cap relief in DFS.

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Tigers | Cameron Maybin on a tear

Sat, 21 May 2016 22:44:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Cameron Maybin is 11-for-17 since coming off the disabled list on Monday, May 16. He had three hits in a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin has been a big boost to the lineup, having come in and hit the ground running since his activation. Maybin will eventually cool off, and to what level he does will determine how much fantasy consideration he gets. For now Maybin should get plenty of consideration given his hot batting average.

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