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Indians | Rajai Davis leading off vs. Phillies

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:59:13 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is starting in center field and batting first against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Friday, April 29. OF Tyler Naquin is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Davis has a career .294/.348/.444 slash line against southpaws and is off to a strong start this season with a .286/.333/.482 line. He is a strong option in all fantasy formats Friday. However, his year-long value is decreasing with Michael Brantley back in the fold. Davis will likely see the smaller side of a timeshare with Naquin. Naquin has been strong to start the season, too, as he has gone 13-for-39 with seven runs and a .350 on-base percentage.

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Indians | Three Tribe regulars sitting out

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:42:12 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Juan Uribe and OFs Lonnie Chisenhall and Rajai Davis are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. 3B Jose Ramirez is at the hot corner and is batting seventh, OF Marlon Byrd is starting in right field and is hitting eighth, while OF Tyler Naquin sees the start in center field and is batting ninth against Minnesota Twins SP Jose Berrios.

Fantasy Tip: The Tribe is facing a top pitching prospect making his major league debut in Berrios, so their is plenty of risk and reward for all three players in daily formats. However, with all three near the bottom of the lineup, they're more of desperation deep sleeper picks.

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Indians | Carlos Santana back in leadoff spot

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:01:07 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is hitting leadoff again against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco Tuesday, April 26. OF Rajai Davis is not playing, while OF Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Santana's leadoff positioning is likely the result of Davis being out of the lineup tonight. Regardless, it's notable, especially in daily contests. Santana homered in his first at-bat out of the leadoff spot Friday and had four hits in 14 at-bats at leadoff over the weekend. Santana is a nice option for all formats tonight. Naquin has played little this year and is a low-end outfield option.

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Indians | Rajai Davis back in leadoff spot

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:20:55 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is starting in center field and batting leadoff Monday, April 25, against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone.

Fantasy Tip: Carlos Santana hit leadoff in each of the past three games, so this is noteworthy that Davis is back atop the batting order. His value can be dependent on where he bats in the lineup, as the more starts he draws in the leadoff slot, the more potential he has to contribute. He's already got five stolen bases on the season and is a decent asset right now for deep leagues.

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Indians | Juan Uribe returns to lineup Sunday

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:48:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Juan Uribe is back in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Shane Greene Sunday, April 24, batting seventh. 3B/OF Jose Ramirez, who played the hot corner Saturday, April 23, will move back to left field and bat fifth, while OF Rajai Davis receives the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Although Uribe is batting just .189 through 37 at-bats this year, he is batting .250 (5-for-20) versus righties and .333 (5-for-15) against right-handed starters, so he should be viewed as an inexpensive flier option in daily contests.

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Indians | Rajai Davis sitting out vs. Tigers

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:46:23 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is not in the starting lineup against the Detroit Tigers Friday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Davis is off to a great start, but with the emergence of Tyler Naquin, the return of Lonnie Chisenhall, and the pending return of Michael Brantley, Davis' playing time could begin to fade. Davis has also proven to be a part-time player, and at 35, no one should expect that to change. He is still a viable option in deep mixed and AL-only leagues because of his speed, but he'll have a tough time being a reliable option in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Indians | Carlos Santana won't lead off again

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:37:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is only leading off because OF Rajai Davis and INF/OF Jose Ramirez are not in the lineup Friday, April 22, and "it made sense", manager Terry Francona said Friday. Francona noted it was a "one-game decision."

Fantasy Tip: Santana's bat is more beneficial in the heart of the order, but there is some appeal to having a hitter with a strong on-base percentage setting the table for the lineup in the first inning. Reiterating a previous tip, batting first could be a value boost for Santana in daily contests Friday because he might receive an extra at-bat.

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Indians | Rajai Davis goes deep Thursday

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:57:57 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis went 2-for-5 with one home run and three RBI against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, April 21.

Fantasy Tip: Davis has played well in the first few weeks of the season but likely will see a drop in playing time once Michael Brantley returns. Davis probably will still receive some starts during the season and should be owned in all AL-only leagues and some deep mixed leagues because of his speed.

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Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall hitting seventh

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:32:55 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall is hitting seventh Wednesday, April 20, fresh off the disabled list. OF Jose Ramirez is leading off, and OF Marlon Byrd and OF Rajai Davis are sitting out.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez is hitting .300 and could be worth a low-end flyer against Taijuan Walker. Give Chisenhall a game or two to get his feet wet before considering him in DFS.

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Indians | Rajai Davis with big game

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:55:18 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with a home run, run scored, RBI and two stolen bases in a 6-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, April 14. He upped his average to .231, and the home run was his first of the season.

Fantasy Tip: The 35-year-old Davis is useful for his speed in deep mixed and AL-only leagues mainly in the short term until Michael Brantley (shoulder) makes his season debut. Brantley could return as soon as next week, too, so take advantage of Davis while you can.

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