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Cubs | Jon Lester earns fifth win Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:15:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester (5-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 27, with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Lester rebounded from his worst start of the season by earning his ninth quality start in 10 outings this year. He will look to extend his winning streak versus the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 1, and should be viewed as a solid pitching option in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Jon Lester exits early vs. Giants

Sun, 22 May 2016 02:32:01 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out just one batter over 2 2/3 innings during the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: It was a rare rough outing for Lester. He entered the game with a 3.04 ERA through his 40 starts with the Cubs and exited with a 2.60 mark for the 2016 season. Continue to start Lester confidently, as he has allowed one run or fewer in six of his nine outings this season and has struck out 52 batters through 55 1/3 innings.

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Cubs | Jon Lester to work Tuesday

Mon, 09 May 2016 21:14:39 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester will make his next scheduled start Tuesday, May 10, against the San Diego Padres after his start Monday, May 9, was postponed due to inclement weather.

Fantasy Tip: Lester has an ultra-favorable matchup for his fantasy owners and DFS players, as the Padres lead the National League in strikeouts. Look for another quality start and overall strong stat line for Lester.

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MLB | Cubs-Padres postponed

Mon, 09 May 2016 17:13:11 -0700

The game between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres scheduled for Monday, May 9, was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader Wednesday, May 11. Padres SP Cesar Vargas was scheduled to face Cubs SP Jon Lester.

Fantasy Tip: If you hadn't already done so, quickly run and remove any players from this game from your starting lineups. Vargas and Lester should be bumped to tomorrow, so act accordingly. Vargas is one to avoid against the hot Cubbies, while Lester is a no-brainer start.

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MLB | Cubs-Padres game in jeopardy

Mon, 09 May 2016 09:17:11 -0700

The game between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres scheduled for Monday, May 9, is expected to have a lengthy delay or postponement due to rain that will be entering the Chicago area by late afternoon. The best-case scenario is that the game starts on time and rain throughout the middle to late innings is light enough to play through. Cubs SP Jon Lester is set to face off against Padres SP Cesar Vargas.

Fantasy Tip: While you probably don't want to bench any Cubs for this game in traditional formats, tread carefully in this one and be prepared to make lineup adjustments if necessary. Avoiding this game entirely in daily setups would be wise.

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Cubs | Jon Lester grabs third win

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:37:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings with eight hits and two walks allowed while striking out five batters during the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Lester is off to a great start and returning ace value for fantasy clubs. Through six starts, the veteran has a 1.58 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and 38 strikeouts through 40 innings. Continue to start him confidently going forward.

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Cubs | Jon Lester looks to pass the Bucs

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:22:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester will face the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 4. He is 2-2 with a 1.86 ERA in four career starts against the Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Lester is a tremendous fantasy option in seasonal leagues and a must-start DFS play regardless of salary based upon his low ERA against the Bucs.

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Cubs | Jon Lester fans 10 Friday

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:52:42 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves Friday, April 29, with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Lester has posted a 1.83 ERA through his first five starts this year and has fanned 33 batters over 34 1/3 innings. He will make his next scheduled start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 4, and should be viewed as an elite starting pitching option in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Jon Lester fans 10, gets stuck with loss

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:48:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester notched his first double-digit strikeout performance since last August, but he took the loss anyway despite giving up only one run on four hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: The damage came courtesy of Nolan Arenado, who went deep twice off Chicago pitching. Lester has only one win to show for his efforts through three starts despite logging at least six innings and not allowing more than three runs in any of those outings. His next shot for another victory is scheduled to come Friday at the Cincinnati Reds. Keep him active.

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Rockies | Nolan Arenado has second two-homer game

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:00:46 -0700

Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado enjoyed his second multi-home run effort of the week on Sunday, April 17, connecting on a solo shot off Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester in the fourth inning before doing it again off RP Justin Grimm in the ninth.

Fantasy Tip: The homers proved to be the only runs scored by either club as Tyler Chatwood outdueled Lester in a pitchers' duel at Wrigley Field. Arenado's other power display came against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on Wednesday, when he finished with four hits and seven RBI. The 2015 All-Star leads the majors with 16 RBI and has easily lived up to his first-round fantasy draft status thus far.

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