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Rangers | Nomar Mazara out vs. lefty

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:18:25 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Nomar Mazara is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Rich Hill Wednesday, May 18. OF Drew Stubbs is starting in right field and is hitting eighth. OF Ian Desmond is hitting in the two-hole again.

Fantasy Tip: Stubbs has three hits in just eight at-bats with the Rangers, including a home run, but he remains a low-end daily candidate. Speed is his best asset, and it'll be tougher to utilize it hitting so low in the order. Desmond has come on strong lately and is hitting .318 with three home runs and 15 RBI in May. He's also hitting .350 with three of his six long balls against lefties. Desmond makes a fine addition to any daily lineups today.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond in two-hole

Wed, 11 May 2016 09:14:54 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond is hitting second against Chicago White Sox SP Mat Latos Wednesday, May 11.

Fantasy Tip: After a slow start, Desmond has rebounded nicely, and he homered, tripled and drove in three last night. He's hitting .300 (12-for-40) with a homer and seven RBI this month. He's a great pick in daily formats today against Latos, and Desmond should be in all starting lineups in traditional formats.

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Rangers | Prince Fielder dropped one spot

Tue, 10 May 2016 13:42:14 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder is being dropped from cleanup to fifth in the lineup against Chicago White Sox left-handed SP Carlos Rodon Tuesday, May 10. OF Ian Desmond moves up to the cleanup spot.

Fantasy Tip: It might be because the Rangers are facing a lefty, but the move is also indicative of how Fielder is playing (.192/.241/.280 with two home runs in 125 at-bats). Fielder isn't getting enough lift on the ball these days, and he's no lock to reach the 20-homer mark again. If you're buying low, just know what you're getting. Desmond is headed in the opposite direction and is a fine player to build around in daily contests against the lefty in the cleanup spot.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond on a hot streak

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:49:50 -0700

Texas Rangers SS Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI Friday, April 29, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is hitting .394 over the past 10 games after hitting .091 over his first 12 outings.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is red hot and a must-start in all fantasy formats, and he is a good DFS value since his salary was held down due to his earlier poor start.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond improving at plate

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:34:08 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond had two hits and scored three runs, twice on wild pitches, during a 10-1 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday, April 26. He is hitting .448 with three home runs in his last eight games after hitting .091 with no homers in his first 12.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond was bound to come around following a very slow start to the season, and now that he has found his streak at the plate it's safer to put him on your fantasy roster.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields out of the lineup

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:11:20 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Mat Latos Sunday, April 24. SS Ian Desmond will start in center field, while OF Ryan Rua will start in left field and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Rua has seven hits in his last six games played but has only one RBI on the season. Rua could be a cheap sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues but does not have a lot of fantasy value.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond breaks out in loss

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:21:05 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond reached base four times and scored three times on Saturday, April 23, swatting a solo homer to go along with three walks and two steals against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond has been borderline awful for most of his first month in Texas, so this effort was a much-needed one for the owners that have stuck with him to this point. The ex-Washington National has picked it up lately, homering twice over the last three contests while also lifting his batting average 55 points to .166 over the last eight days. Desmond may belong on the bench Sunday, however, as the surprising Mat Latos takes the mound for Chicago.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond hits first homer

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:48:40 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with a double, his first home run of the year, three RBI and two runs scored in a 7-4 win over the Houston Astros Thursday, April 21.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is still hitting just .158, but all three of his extra-base hits have come in his last three games, so his bat could be waking up. His shortstop eligibility and home games in a hitter-friendly park make it easier to justify having a long leash with Desmond despite his slow start.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond takes a seat

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:39:41 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond is out of the lineup Saturday, April 16, with OF Ryan Rua hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Rua isn't the sexiest of low-end flyers, but he is 6-for-16 (.375) to begin the season. He could be worth a look against Yovani Gallardo.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond ends drought

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:17:48 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond snapped an 0-for-16 skid with a single in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 14. He finished 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is hitting just .116 with one RBI this year, but despite the awful start, he is worth sticking with in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats because of his power potential and shortstop eligibility.

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