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Tue, 03 May 2016 14:21:25 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford will not start in any of the games against the Tampa Bay Rays this week, according to manager Dave Roberts. The Dodgers are taking a cautious approach with five games on turf this week.
Fantasy Tip: The aging and injury-prone Crawford just recently came off a DL stint for a back issue, so this makes complete sense. It's unfortunate he won't get to face his old team, but it is what it is. That'll likely mean more starts for Enrique Hernandez, moving his short-term value up a tick. While he's struggling lately at the plate, he could make for a sleeper value pick in daily games tonight hitting leadoff.
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:12:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Seager gets the night off because of the lefty matchup on the mound. Culberson has five hits in his last 21 at-bats and his fantasy value is minimal, so look elsewhere for Seager's replacement.
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:09:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be nothing but a normal night off for Grandal, so put him on your bench in daily leagues. Ellis is a .237-1-8 hitter in the past 30 days so his fantasy value is minimal.
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:05:11 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3, against the Tampa Bay Rays. 2B Howie Kendrick is batting fifth against Rays SP Matt Moore, and DH Enrique Hernandez has the leadoff spot where Utley usually bats.
Fantasy Tip: Utley, a lefty, is out likely due to the lefty matchup with Moore. Kendrick carries little fantasy value (.063 in 17 at-bats in the past week), and Hernandez (.067) is similarly struggling. Leave those hitters out of your lineups.
Sun, 01 May 2016 18:20:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: He bounced back from a rare rough outing, and Kershaw has now struck out at least 10 in three straight and owns a 1.96 ERA for the year. He is on his way to another dominant campaign.
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:24:19 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is in the lineup Sunday, May 01, against San Diego Padres SP Drew Pomeranz and will bat leadoff. The Dodgers will get a host of other regulars a day off, however, as 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal, OF Carl Crawford and OF Joc Pederson are not starting. In their place, OF Enrique Hernandez will occupy left field and bat second, 2B/3B Howie Kendrick will play second base and hit fifth, OF Trayce Thompson will spell Pederson in center and bat sixth, and C A.J. Ellis will catch and hit eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Puig is mired in a 7-for-51 slump since the middle of April following a hot start and is probably needs to be benched in most leagues for now, although manager Dave Roberts is obviously showing a lot of faith in his struggling slugger by batting him leadoff today. Utley is getting a rest day and has cooled slightly after batting over .300 for most of April, but he should be inserted back in lineups Tuesday when the Dodgers hit the road to face the Tampa Bay Rays.
Sun, 01 May 2016 05:26:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Stripling is likely best left to cavernous mixed and NL-only formats, especially after failing to take advantage of the light-hitting Padres. His 7.3 K/9 offers some upside, but he also sits with an underwhelming 4.33 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:51:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez is hitless in 11 at-bats this week but has some thump. He's a risky low-end flyer with a decent matchup against Colin Rea.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:59:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Utley is off to a fine start, hitting .307 with five RBI in 75 at-bats. As long as he stays hot, Kendrick will likely lose playing time against right-handed pitchers, especially since he's only hitting .135/.151/.135. It's becoming harder to justify holding Kendrick in mixed affairs. Utley is a fine selection for daily rosters tonight against Vargas, who is making just his second major league start and first on the road.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:52:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After allowing just one run through his first four starts, Maeda had a rough seventh inning against the Marlins. He still owns excellent numbers overall and should be starting in all formats whenever he takes the mound.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:59:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kendrick is a daily pick tonight that you'll want to avoid. He's facing one of the more electric arms in the big leagues, and Kendrick comes into the game with a meager slash line of .143/.160/.143 with no homers or RBI in 49 at-bats.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:46:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's a lefty on the mound, so Utley gets the night off. Howie Kendrick is holding down the fort at second tonight, but with a .156/.174/.156 line through his first 45 at-bats, it's hard to trust him right now in any matchup.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:19:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pretty interesting adjustment from manager Dave Roberts, as he has Yasiel Puig hitting in Seager's usual No. 2 hole. The 22-year-old sensation has put together an underwhelming .247/.303/.407 line thus far, so the intent of this move could be to take some pressure off Seager. This could also benefit his owners, as he should ideally see more runners on base in his at-bats. Puig owners get a boost, too, if he continues hitting second.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:18:09 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson (rest) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27, against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino. OF Trayce Thompson is in his place in center field and batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: For the second time in three days, Pederson finds himself on the bench, which isn't all that surprising with a left-hander on the mound. Thompson fared well in his last start on Monday, when he collected two hits, including a homer, so he might have some potential here for daily fantasy owners seeking a fine low-price bat from tonight's full slate.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:09:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lee didn't even throw a single pitch in the big leagues when he was up and in the bullpen for the Dodgers. He's one of the Dodgers' top pitching prospects, though, so keep an eye on him in NL-only and dynasty formats. In three starts for Class AAA Oklahoma City this year, he is 3-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 14 K's in 17 1/3 innings.
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