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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:22:21 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig's (hamstring) injury will keep him out "more than 10 days," according to manager Don Mattingly. Mattingly is hopeful the hamstring is not as badly injured as it was earlier in the season.
Fantasy Tip: Puig ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) missed five weeks earlier in the season with an injury to the same hamstring, so the injury clearly is a significant concern and could potentially end his season. At this point, there is no indication that will be the case, though. Continue to check back for updates on Puig, and to reiterate past tips, Carl Crawford ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is the playing-time beneficiary of Puig's injury.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:08:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This isn't surprising news. Puig ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is worth stashing in all formats, especially since we don't know his return timeline yet. Carl Crawford ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) grabs extra value while Puig's out, and Crawford isn't a bad add in deep mixed leagues. Continue to check back for more details on Puig's injury.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:52:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Puig ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) pulled up abruptly after running out an infield single Thursday, Aug. 27, and it is believed he aggravated his right hamstring injury. Check back for updates, and while it isn't time to make hasty roster decisions, looking for potential replacements isn't a bad idea. Crawford ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) stands as a viable value play at FantasyScore Friday, and he projects to see an uptick in playing time for the duration of Puig's absence.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:47:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) fouled a ball off his knee Thursday, Aug. 27, and was deemed day-to-day. It isn't surprising to see him in the lineup Friday, but he might not be 100%. He is a risky option at FantasyScore given his high price. It is a good sign for Gonzalez's seasonal owners, though.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:50:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: CL Kenley Jansen had pitched in each of the team's previous three games, so it appears he was just getting the day off. This was Johnson's first save with the Dodgers, after he notched nine with Atlanta earlier this season.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:24:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With the win, Greinke ($9,800, 19.6% of cap) lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.61 and showed why he is a must-start in FantasyScore every time he takes the mound. He will make his next start against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:33:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Puig ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) may have aggravated his right hamstring injury. You'll want to check back for updates before making any hasty roster decisions, as it might have just been a precautionary exit. Adrian Gonzalez ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) is already dealing with a knee injury and is day-to-day, so there could be a new-look lineup for the Dodgers over the next few days. Carl Crawford ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) and Andre Ethier ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) are likely to see more playing time, if Puig's injury is serious.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:44:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Be ready to be without Gonzalez ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) for a game or two, and make sure to check back for updates. He is having another reliable season with 24 home runs, 74 RBI with a .288/.361/.511 slash line. The Dodgers have a few options to fill in at first base, but Scott Van Slyke ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) projects to fill in while Gonzalez is out.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:36:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There is potential Callaspo will catch on with another team, but there is no reason to wait and see outside of NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. Even there, you likely should aim higher.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:20:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) faces Anthony DeSclafani and is a midrange option on FantasyScore.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:56:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The monumental slump that Pederson ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has endured since the All-Star break has been supremely disappointing to his owners, and it's landed him a bench spot behind Enrique Hernandez in center field. Pederson is hitting .163 (15-for-92) with three home runs, seven RBI and 35 strikeouts since July 17. It'll be hard to trust him tomorrow in daily games, even against a hittable pitcher in Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:54:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has been bothered by a nagging shoulder ailment of late, and his results at the plate have suffered as a result. Sitting him out tomorrow in a day game is probably the smart thing to do on FantasyScore, even though he has a nice matchup against Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:06:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Facing a hittable lefty like Holmberg may be one of the few times you consider using Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) as a sleeper catcher pick on FantasyScore. Ellis can also save you significant cap space for the rest of your lineup.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:02:07 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier is not in the lineup for the second straight day against a left-handed pitcher Wednesday, Aug. 26. OF Scott Van Slyke is starting in left field and hitting fifth against Cincinnati Reds SP David Holmberg.
Fantasy Tip: Holmberg presents FantasyScore users with a nice chance to stack Dodgers hitters tonight. However, Van Slyke ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) hasn't really taken advantage of his opportunities at facing southpaws this year, hitting only .230 (14-for-61) with two of his four home runs against them. He'll remain a rather mediocre daily selection.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:38:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Urias is a player worth watching, as he has been a high strikeouts pitcher in the minor leagues. FantasyScore players could find themselves a nice bargain later in September if he gets the nod and makes a start or two at some point.
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