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Rangers | Ian Desmond remains red-hot

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:57:54 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ian Desmond extended his hitting streak to nine games Monday, June 27, with a first-inning solo blast off New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova. Desmond added an RBI groundout in the third to lift his team-high RBI total to 51.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is batting .406 with four home runs, seven RBI and has scored eight times during his streak. He is slashing .321/.373/.532 after Monday's victory, which was delayed in the ninth inning for nearly as long (three hours, 35 minutes) as the game actually lasted (three hours, 43 minutes). As a top-five fantasy player regardless of position who is lighting it up in each of the five major offensive categories, he should be starting in every league.

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Rangers | Baker's dozen for Ian Desmond

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:54:43 -0700

Texas Rangers SS-OF Ian Desmond went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Saturday, June 25, against the Boston Red Sox. The home run was his 13th of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Desmond is hitting .322 with 13 homers and 49 RBIs, as he continues to roll up huge numbers. He is parlaying his one-year contract gamble into a possible big payday next offseason.

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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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