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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.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:36:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While he's still months away from his return, this is still a positive development for the veteran right-hander, who should join the Dodgers at some point during the summer after recovering from last year's Tommy John surgery. McCarthy merits attention as he gets closer, given his fine track record in the big leagues.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:09:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Crawford's injury history is extensive, and he just returned from a stint on the DL this week. He's likely to platoon with Enrique Hernandez and maybe even Howie Kendrick, so Crawford should only be owned and used in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:45:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Carl Crawford back from the DL, Kendrick could see even less playing time now as he splits time between left field and second base. That'll obviously hurt his value in mixed leagues, but he still has usefulness across most counting categories when he's in the lineup for the Blue.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:39:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The aging Crawford returns from his latest DL stint, and he figures to have the strong end of a platoon in left field with Enrique Hernandez and possibly even Howie Kendrick at times. Crawford's injuries the last several seasons have facilitated a decline in his power and speed numbers. He's really only worth rostering these days in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:14:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ryu suffered a setback about a week ago after straining his groin, so this is positive news that he's able to move forward and start throwing again. If for some reason he's out there on any waiver wires, he's worth claiming right away for his potential, as he's put together a very nice major league track record since first joining the Dodgers in 2013.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:36:37 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson (rest) will not be in the starting lineup Monday, April 25, versus Miami Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen. OF Trayce Thompson is getting the start in center field and batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: It's just a regular day off for the third-year outfielder, who had registered at least one hit in six of his past seven ballgames. Thompson gets the nod in his place, and while he showed some notable potential last year as a rookie, he hasn't really done anything of note just yet in his sophomore campaign. Owners can find better low-price options for daily games tonight.
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