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Cubs | Willson Contreras hitting fifth

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:07:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras is starting in left field and batting fifth against Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez Sunday, June 26. C Miguel Montero is starting behind the plate and batting sixth Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: The training wheels are off, as Contreras has started six of the past seven games, including two starts in left field and one at first base. He's posted a .400/.500/.900 slash line through 24 plate appearances after returning a .350/.439/.591 line with Class AAA Iowa. At this point, he should be owned in all seasonal leagues. Montero's fantasy value is dwindling quickly with the arrival of Contreras, and while Montero should still receive modest playing time, his results aren't enough to overcome the lack of opportunities.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo, Miguel Montero back in lineup

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:07:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) and C Miguel Montero (knee) are back in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Paul Clemens Saturday, June 25. In addition, C/OF Willson Contreras will bat cleanup and play left field, while INF Javier Baez plays second base and bats sixth. OF Chris Coghlan and 2B Ben Zobrist (foot) are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras is 7-for-17 (.412) through the first seven games of his MLB career, with three home runs and eight RBI, and will be making his first appearance in the outfield since being called up. He is a must-start option in DFS this afternoon. Baez is batting .284 with four homers and 14 RBI this month and could see regular time at the keystone position over the next few days if Zobrist is forced to miss multiple games due to a right foot injury.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero, Anthony Rizzo updates

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:44:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo's (back) has loosened up considerably, and he could be available to come off the bench Friday, June 24, according to manager Joe Maddon. Maddon noted, C Miguel Montero (knee) is available Friday, if needed.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Rizzo will be available to pinch hit Friday, if needed. Expect him back in the lineup Saturday, June 25, barring a setback. Montero is quickly becoming a fantasy afterthought with the emergence of Willson Contreras, and it would be wise to replace Montero in all setups.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero passes tests without concern

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:43:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (knee) passed all the tests on his right knee Wednesday, June 22, and is fine, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Reiterating a previous tip, Montero's fantasy value is dwindling with the emergence of Willson Contreras. It's advised to look for alternatives to Montero in the majority of seasonal leagues. He owns a .197/.312/.316 slash line for the season, after all.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero leaves with knee injury

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:07:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (knee) left the game Wednesday, June 22, and had his right knee examined. C Willson Contreras replaced Montero.

Fantasy Tip: Montero's fantasy value is dwindling with Contreras proving he is ready for a big role going forward. It isn't out of the question to act quickly and look for an upgrade on Montero, as he could be down to a start or two a week when healthy before you know it.

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Cubs | Three Cubs shuffle bottom of order

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:43:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras, SS Addison Russell and OF Albert Almora are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 22, with C Miguel Montero, SS Javier Baez and OF Matt Szczur hitting sixth through eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Montero is hitting just .162 this month in what has been a down year for him offensively. However, Baez and Szczur have had success in June. The latter two are low-end options against Michael Wacha.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras set for more starts

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:21:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras will catch two or three games during each rotation turn, manager Joe Maddon said Monday, June 20. Maddon noted Cs David Ross and Miguel Montero are locked in with SPs Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta, respectively.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras is the best hitter of the three, and unless he flames out in the majors, he'll be receiving all three of those starts sooner than later. Contreras has major upside, and with semi-regular starts, he should be owned in all but the shallowest seasonal leagues.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras starting vs. Cards

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:48:46 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras is batting fifth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia Monday, June 20. Cs Miguel Montero and David Ross are not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Contrares projects to make the catching situation in Chicago pretty murky until he fully leapfrogs Montero. Ross projects to still see consistent playing time as the personal catcher of Jon Lester, but Montero could be the odd-man out. Contrares is an intriguing fantasy option after posting a .350/.439/.591 slash line over 239 plate appearances with Class AAA Iowa, but his unclear playing time limits his appeal to deep mixed leagues for now.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant back in the lineup

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:39:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (illness) returned to the lineup Saturday, June 18. C Miguel Montero is out with C David Ross hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant is a daily consideration despite him sitting out yesterday with the stomach flu. Ross' bat isn't potent enough to use against Jonathon Niese.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras to be third catcher

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:57:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras is being called up to gain experience and adjust to the MLB environment. He will serve as the third catcher for now and learn from Cs Miguel Montero and David Ross.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound like Contreras will receive enough playing time to be worthy of a roster spot unless you're in a deep NL-only or two-catcher league. Contreras is a top catching prospect for a reason, though, as he hit .350 with nine home runs and 43 RBI at Class AAA Iowa. If he impresses with the lumber in limited chances, he may force Joe Maddon's hand.

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