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Blue Jays | Russell Martin back in there

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:54:33 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin returned to the lineup Friday, July 1, hitting fifth, after two days off.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is having a down year, but he hit .262 with 15 RBI in June. He's a daily consideration in this lineup against Josh Tomlin.

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Blue Jays | Troy Tulowitzki, Russell Martin out

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:31:44 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 30. 2B Darwin Barney is starting at the 6 and is hitting eighth, while C Josh Thole starts again behind the plate and is batting ninth against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco.

Fantasy Tip: Normal off days for Tulo and Martin, so don't sound the alarm bells. Both Barney and Thole are less than ideal offensive producers and should be avoided in all fantasy formats, especially while rounding out the bottom of Toronto's lineup.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Russell Martin out

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:42:50 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. OF Junior Lake is starting in right field and is hitting seventh, while C Josh Thole is behind the plate and batting eighth against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like just a normal day off for both Saunders and Martin Wednesday. Lake has two hits in six at-bats with the Blue Jays, including a home run, but neither he nor Thole move the fantasy needle much at all. At best, they are desperation picks as deep sleepers in DFS today while at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin back in lineup Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:10:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is back in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Sunday, June 26. In addition, OF Junior Lake is batting eighth and playing right field, while INF Darwin Barney is batting ninth and playing shortstop. SS Troy Tulowitzki will bat sixth and serve as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is batting .264 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 53 at-bats this month and makes a viable catching option today. Barney has cooled off at the plate following a hot start and is hitting .250 through 60 at-bats in June. Lake has only had two at-bats since joining the Jays and should be strictly viewed as desperation salary cap relief.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin not in the lineup

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:48:32 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Miguel Gonzalez Saturday, June 25. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Thole has only one hit in his last 18 at-bats and is not a strong fantasy candidate in any league.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin drives in three runs

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:29:02 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, June 22.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is batting .280 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 50 at-bats during the month of June, following an atrocious start to the 2016 season. He should be viewed as a viable catching option in all fantasy formats.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis, Josh Thole starting

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:05:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis is in the starting lineup versus Baltimore Orioles SP Yovani Gallardo Saturday, June 18, batting eighth. In addition, C Josh Thole is starting behind the plate and batting ninth, with C Russell Martin receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Travis has been playing better recently following a slow start to the 2016 season. He is 8-for-20 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI over the past week and warrants consideration for daily fantasy lineups. Thole is batting just .105 through 57 at-bats and should be avoided in all formats.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin sitting vs. Phillies

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:54:36 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 13. C Josh Thole is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff Monday.

Fantasy Tip: After a slow start, Martin has 11 runs, five home runs, 13 RBI and a respectable .266/.359/.468 slash line. With his slump in the rear-view mirror, Martin is back to being a viable catching option in all leagues. Thole is 6-for-52 this season, and he shouldn't be considered for any fantasy formats Monday or going forward.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin goes deep

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:55:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and scored twice on Sunday, June 12, against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's .208 average and five home runs looks paltry at first glance, but owners need to consider he was batting .172 with no homers on May 24. Since then, he has been the top-10 fantasy catcher he was drafted to be, batting .294 with 13 RBI and 10 runs scored. Martin should be trusted once again and needs to be locked into lineups as Toronto begins a four-game, home-and-home set with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin, Devon Travis playing

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:25:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin and 2B Devon Travis are back in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Sunday, June 12. In addition, INF Darwin Barney will bat ninth and play third base, while 3B Josh Donaldson serves as the designated hitter. 1B Justin Smoak is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is batting .254 with four home runs and 10 RBI over the past four weeks after a horrendous start and has gotten his average for the season above the Mendoza line (.204). Travis is just 3-for-33 (.091) over the past two weeks and should be avoided in DFS for now. Barney is batting .320 this year over 42 games, including a .408 mark at Rogers Centre, and makes an excellent source of salary cap relief.

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