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Cubs | Jon Lester recovers after slow start

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:11:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed three earned runs, seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in a win Saturday, June 18, against the Pittsburgh Pirates to pick up his ninth victory of the season. He allowed a leadoff homer in the first inning, a run in the third and a run in the fourth before settling down.

Fantasy Tip: Lester still turned in a quality start, and he has won five straight outings. He remains a must-start fantasy option across all seasonal formats and a tremendous play in DFS regardless of price tag.

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Cubs | Jon Lester wins fourth straight

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 16:11:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester won his fourth straight start Sunday, June 12, allowing no earned runs in a 13-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. He has allowed only one earned run with no walks in three wins this month, lowering his ERA to 1.89. Lester gave up five hits to the Braves, his high mark of the month, with seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Lester has been a great pitcher this season with an 8-3 record, credited in part by that solid Cubs lineup. As long as they keep hitting Lester should do fine. He's been unstoppable on the mound and merits starting in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Charles Odum

Cubs | Jon Lester shuts down Philly

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:48:06 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed four hits with no walks over eight scoreless innings in a win Monday, June 6, against the Philadelphia Phillies as he improved to 7-3 while lowering his ERA to 2.06. He also struck out nine batters in the 95-pitch quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Lester has won three straight starts, and he is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA in two starts in the month of June. Even with a substantial price tag, Lester is a must-start option in all DFS play.

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Cubs | Jon Lester undefeated against Philadelphia

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:57:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester is 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA through seven career starts against the Philadelphia Phillies. Lester is starting against Philadelphia Monday, June 6.

Fantasy Tip: Lester is having a solid season with six wins, a 2.29 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 69 strikeouts through 70 2/3 innings. View the veteran lefty as a fringe fantasy ace going forward and start him confidently in all fantasy formats. Expect an excellent showing Monday, too.

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Cubs | Jon Lester goes the distance

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:56:47 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed just one earned run, four hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts in a 113-pitch complete game victory Wednesday, June 1, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Tip: Remember at the beginning of the season there were concerns about a chip in Lester's elbow potentially giving him problems? He is 6-3 with a 2.29 ERA, and there appears to be very little to worry about these days for fantasy owners.

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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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers