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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:30:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grandal is now hitting .309 with seven home runs and 10 RBI this month; for comparison, no other major-league backstop has more than four jacks in July. After two brutal months, Grandal's overall line isn't great, but he could be picked up if your own catcher is struggling or you're in need of a little extra pop.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:25:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kendrick has been a beast this month (.363-3-10 in 80 ABs) and should keep being utilized until it's clear his bat has truly cooled down.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:16:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After taking the loss in an impromptu relief appearance on July 22, Norris bounced back with his best outing since joining the Dodgers. The bullpen made it interesting, but they held on for a 3-2 win. Norris is worth owning in NL-only setups and has spot start potential in deeper mixed leagues as well.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:01:48 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer Tuesday, July 26. OF Andrew Toles will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Toles is hitting .333 since being recalled from the minor leagues but still has not recorded any RBI. He should be a starting option in NL-only leagues but can be avoided in mixed leagues.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:14:03 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir improved to 9-3 overall with a 9-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, July 24. Kazmir allowed three earned runs and struck out three in five innings of work.
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir is one of the last healthy starters left in the Dodger rotation, which has lost Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw to injuries in recent weeks. Kazmir belongs in regular fantasy rotations and also should be played in DFS.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:22:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez is hitting .284-9-51, including six hits in his last four games. It looks like any signs of a slow start might be fading, and Gonzalez will need to have a solid second half to help the Dodgers do well. Keep him activated.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:03:05 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 24, against the St. Louis Cardinals. OF Andrew Toles is in the lineup and will hit seventh against Cardinals SP Mike Mayers.
Fantasy Tip: Depending on if the Dodgers are successful in trading Puig, you could be looking at Toles as a starting right fielder in Los Angeles before too long. Toles hit .391 in his first 10 games with the parent club, so watch and see what happens.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:52:35 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andrew Toles went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, July 23, and he is hitting .391 in 10 games since being called up.
Fantasy Tip: At the very least, Toles is worth a look as a sleeper in daily games. His average will certainly dip going forward, but he could also be worth a speculative grab in NL-only leagues.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:48:26 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a steal in a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, July 23, and he is hitting .378 with 14 RBI in eight games since the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Turner's bat just won't cool off. Needless to say, you should be riding his hot streak in daily games.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:51:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Toles is hitting .316, but he's facing a red-hot Mike Leake tonight. He's a low-end option devoid of upside tonight.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:44:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Los Angeles needed a fresh arm after running through nine pitchers - including starters Brandon McCarthy and Bud Norris - in Friday's 16-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Stripling doesn't carry much fantasy value at the moment, but he could stick around for a while as the Dodgers' rotation has been ravaged by injuries.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:19:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Puig has been better since returning from the DL (.294-2-12 in 85 ABs) and boasts the kind of talent that makes it hard to cut bait despite modest production.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:13:08 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Bud Norris is still expected to make his next scheduled start on Tuesday, July 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays despite being used in relief on Friday, July 22, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: Norris took the L, his second second in three days, and hasn't pitched particularly well since his shutdown debut with the club on July 1. The Rays could be a good match-up, though, so he has some appeal in deeper leagues this Tuesday.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:07:58 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (calf) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on one hit in 6 1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals before departing with cramping in his right calf. He walked three and struck out four.
Fantasy Tip: With better run support, McCarthy could be 4-0. As it stands, he's 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP. The injury, such as it was, doesn't appear serious, and McCarthy is pitching his way onto rosters in standard fantasy leagues. If you're thin on starters, he's worth adding now.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:04:00 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen allowed a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, July 22. It was his fifth blow save of the season and second in four appearances since the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Jansen has only been scored on in five games this year. Four of those resulted in blown saves. While that number isn't ideal, Jansen has 28 saves and rates as one of the game's best closers.
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