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Athletics | Oakland resting four starters

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:00:52 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns, C Stephen Vogt, 2B Jed Lowrie and 3B Max Muncy are not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Sunday, June 26. OF Coco Crisp will start in center field, while OF Khris Davis will start in left field. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting fifth. OF Jake Smolinski will start in right field and is batting sixth. C Josh Phegley will start at catcher and is batting eighth, while SS Arismendy Alcantara will start at second base and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler, Smolinski and Phegley has posted decent numbers in their limited playing time this season but are not strong options in most leagues. Alcantara has gone 1-for-4 since being recalled and should be avoided in all leagues at this point.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp leading off

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:53:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is in the lineup Saturday, June 25, hitting leadoff. DH Billy Butler is out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Crisp is hitting just .183 this month, but he has upside in the leadoff spot against Jhoulys Chacin.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp on the bench

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:31:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver Friday, June 24. OF Khris Davis will start in left field, while 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler has eight hits and two RBI over his last seven games and is hitting .333 this month. Butler could be a decent starting candidate in some daily fantasy leagues.

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Athletics | Arismendy Alcantara draws in vs. Angels

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:20:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at second base and batting ninth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, June 23. DH Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup with 2B Jed Lowrie serving as the designated hitter Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara's fantasy value is tied to his potential on the base paths, and if he can carve out a semi-regular role, he'll be a viable option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Despite a .333/.375/.528 slash line in June, Butler remains a part-time player, so his value is tied to similar deep setups.

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Athletics | Arismendy Alcantara draws in vs. Angels

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:20:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at second base and batting ninth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, June 23. DH Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup with 2B Jed Lowrie serving as the designated hitter Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara's fantasy value is tied to his potential on the base paths, and if he can carve out a semi-regular role, he'll be a viable option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Despite a .333/.375/.528 slash line in June, Butler remains a part-time player, so his value is tied to similar deep setups.

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Athletics | Billy Burns not in the lineup

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:01:57 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns in not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson Tuesday, June 21. OF Coco Crisp will start in center field, while OF Khris Davis will start in left field. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler is hitting .387 with one home run and seven RBI this month and has eight hits in his last five games. He should be a decent starting option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Athletics | Coco Crisp, Khris Davis out Sunday

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:25:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp and OF Khris Davis are not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver Sunday, June 19. 1B Billy Butler will serve as the designated hitter and is hitting fifth, while OF Jake Smolinski will start in left field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler has been playing better over the last few weeks with a .357 batting average with one home run and seven RBI in June. He could be a decent option for some owners in daily fantasy leagues. Smolinski is hitting .438 with two home runs and six RBI over the last seven days and should have value in daily leagues.

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Athletics | Three A's regulars out

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:54:17 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie, OF Billy Burns and C Stephen Vogt are not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers left-handed SP Cesar Ramos Monday, June 13. SS Tyler Ladendorf is starting at second base and is hitting ninth, 1B Billy Butler is serving as the designated hitter and batting fifth and C Josh Phegley is catching and hitting sixth. Also, SS Marcus Semien is hitting in the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Ladendorf is the least attractive DFS play tonight. Avoid him. The others have sleeper potential while facing a starter without much major league experience at all. Semien's daily value increases the most with the move up the order, and he slugged his 12th homer of the year yesterday.

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Athletics | Billy Butler has three hits

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:46:01 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler had three hits Sunday, June 12, in a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. His three hits were one short of the previous total in eight June games.

Fantasy Tip: Butler has been a huge disappointment as part of his contract with the Athletics, so don't let this big game fool you. Butler's fantasy value remains weak, especially in light of his weak bat.

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Athletics | Several OAK regulars sitting out Sunday

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:22:12 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Stephen Vogt, 1B Yonder Alonso and OFs Max Muncy and Billy Burns are not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb Sunday, June 12. 1B Billy Butler will bat fifth and play first base, while C Josh Phegley will bat seventh and start behind the plate. In addition, OF Khris Davis (hand) will bat cleanup and play left field, while OF Jake Smolinski starts in right field and bats eighth.

Fantasy Tip: The A's are facing a left-handed pitcher this afternoon, which explains why their lineup is stocked with right-handed batters and switch hitters. Phegley and Smolinski should be viewed as productive sources of salary cap relief in daily fantasy games.

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