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Ian Desmond

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Rangers | Ian Desmond, Jurickson Profar out

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:58:36 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond and 2B Jurickson Profar are not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Dan Straily Wednesday, June 22. OF Ryan Rua will start in center field and is batting sixth in the lineup. 1B Prince Fielder will serve as the designated hitter, while 1B Mitch Moreland will start at first base and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Rua is hitting .310 with four home runs and 10 RBI this month and is a sleeper starting candidate for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Moreland is hitting .316 with one home run and two RBI over the last seven days and should have value in some daily fantasy leagues.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond sitting vs. Reds

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:37:29 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 22. OF Ryan Rua is starting in center field and batting sixth against Cincinnati Reds SP Dan Straily Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond has been one of the better rebound stories in fantasy this season, as he's moving the needle across all five standard categories with 51 runs, 11 home runs, 46 RBI, 13 stolen bases and a .313/.365/.505 slash line. Rua is nothing more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, but he has produced when given an opportunity (.865 OPS through 153 plate appearances), so view him as a viable flier in daily contests when in the lineup.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond remains locked in

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:19:56 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond notched his 10th multi-hit game of the month Monday, June 20, going 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Remember when he was batting .109 after 12 games? Desmond is slashing .312/.362/.505 after tonight's performance, while his 11 homers and 13 stolen bases make him only one of three players in the majors with at least 10 home runs and 10 steals. If he is in the Rangers' lineup, he should be in yours as well.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond could face big payday

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:52:33 -0700

Texas Rangers SS-OF Ian Desmond had to settle for a one-year, $8 million deal last offseason. However, he is hitting .343 with a .951 OPS since starting out 4-for-39 this season, and he has graded out above-average as a defender. He is expected to be a much more attractive option in free agency in the upcoming offseason barring a complete disaster in the second half.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond has emerged as a fantastic fantasy option this season, providing plenty of pop, a strong average and versatility from an eligibility perspective, too.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond continues June surge

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:20:12 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 with his eighth home run of the season Tuesday, June 7, against the Houston Astros. He finished with one run scored and two RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond has been a pleasant surprise for the Rangers, as well as fantasy owners who were fortunate enough to scoop him up early on. The former Washington National is continuing his success into June, in which he's currently hitting 11-for-27 (.407) in six games with one home run and five RBI. He'll be consistently useful for fantasy rosters while he's hitting near the top of the order.

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Rangers | Four hits for Ian Desmond

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20:45:20 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in a 7-3 win over the Seattle Mariners Friday, June 3.

Fantasy Tip: After a horrible opening month, Desmond's bat has come to life. With shortstop eligibility and a prime spot in a strong lineup, he is a must-own option in all formats.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond finally cooled off

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:40:24 -0700

Texas Rangers SS Ian Desmond went hitless in four at-bats with a walk, RBI and two strikeouts Wednesday, June 1, against the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond's nine-game hitting streak is a thing of the past, but he is hitting .378 (17-for-45) over the past 10 games. He remains a must-start fantasy option across all formats and DFS until this type of game becomes more regular.

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Rangers | Ian Desmond stays hot

Tue, 31 May 2016 21:16:34 -0700

Texas Rangers SS Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs Tuesday, May 31, against the Cleveland Indians to push his hitting streak to nine games.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is hitting .415 (17-for-41) with six runs scored, a homer and seven RBIs during the impressive nine-game run. He has been hot for an extended period, re-emerging as a must-start across all fantasy formats and DFS play.

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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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