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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw having back checked out

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:33:19 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) is flying back to Los Angeles to have his back examined, but manager Dave Roberts did not rule out Kershaw making his scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw is the most dominating pitcher in the real and virtual game, and a strong case could be made that he's the most valuable asset in fantasy. Stay tuned for updates.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw has back issue

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:30:05 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) has received treatment for minor back pain, but manager Dave Roberts insisted that the issue did not affect Kershaw's latest performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, June 26. Kershaw allowed nine hits and four runs in six innings Sunday, and Roberts called Kershaw's lower back pain an "off-and-on issue." Roberts said Kershaw will "absolutely" make his next start against the Colorado Rockies at home Friday, July 1. Kershaw was on the field Monday, June 27, doing his usual day-after-start workout.

Fantasy Tip: It's mildly concerning for Kershaw owners, but the Dodgers don't sound very concerned, so you shouldn't, either. Be fully prepared to continue running Kershaw out there every fifth day as long as his back issue doesn't flare up again or worsen.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNLosAngeles.com - Doug Padilla

Dodgers | Off night for Clayton Kershaw

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:34:59 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings, striking out four and walking two, in a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it best when he told media after the game Kershaw wasn't perfect. This is just Kershaw's second loss of the year and no reason to panic. He remains one of the best starters in all of baseball.

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

Pirates | Gregory Polanco out for third straight game

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:14:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (leg) will miss his third straight game Sunday, June 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Sean Rodriguez will bat eighth in place of Polanco against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.

Fantasy Tip: Polanco should not be out much longer, so there is no need to sit him in any league except DFS formats. As for Rodriguez, you may want to keep him seated. He his hitless in nine at-bats against Kershaw.

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Pirates | John Jaso not starting Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:06:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso is not starting Sunday, June 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 3B David Freese will play first base and bat second against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso is out because of the lefty vs. lefty matchup. Freese is hitting .291-6-27 this year and has done well when starting, so give him a flyer in DFS leagues.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw picks up 11th win

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:56:17 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over seven innings in a win Monday, June 20, against the Washington Nationals to run his record to 11-1 while lowering his ERA to 1.57.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw has an insane 0.67 WHIP, and he has 10 consecutive quality starts while striking out seven or more batters in 11 of his past 12 outings. He remains a must-start DFS option regardless of price tag.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw wins eighth in a row

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:04:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw won his eighth straight decision Wednesday, June 15, opposite the Arizona Diamondbacks to move to 10-1 on the year. The left-hander worked 7 1/3 innings, yielding two runs on five hits, including a homer. He also struck out 11 and walked just one.

Fantasy Tip: The only surprise here is that Kershaw actually walked a batter, which means he now has 133 strikeouts this season compared to seven walks -- yes, seven. Basically, this was your typical Kershaw outing, as he continues to solidify himself as the most valuable starting pitcher in all of fantasy baseball. If you have him, just keep appreciating the fact you get to start him on your roster every five days.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw fans 13 in win

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:55:45 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw scattered five hits and two runs over eight innings of work against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, June 10. He struck out 13 and walked none in improving to 9-1 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: How many superlatives can you lob at Kershaw? His 13-strikeout performance marked the eighth time in his last 10 starts that he recorded double-digit strikeouts. Over that 10-game stretch he has 102 K's against four (yes, FOUR) walks. He's the best in baseball right now.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw excels at San Fran

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:46:07 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw owns a 1.23 ERA through 16 road starts against the San Francisco Giants. Kershaw is making a road start against the Giants Friday, June 10.

Fantasy Tip: With a 1.46 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 109 strikeouts over 92 2/3 innings this season, it looks like Kershaw is dominating just about everywhere this season. Continue to view Kershaw as the best pitcher in baseball and start him with confidence in all fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw cruises during eighth win

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 06:08:39 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw pitched six scoreless innings with just three hits and a walk allowed and four strikeouts during the Dodgers' 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves Saturday, June 5.

Fantasy Tip: Through his past seven outings, Kershaw has six wins with a 0.81 ERA and 69 strikeouts through 55 2/3 innings. He's also held opponents to a .146/.164/.195 slash line during the dominant run. Continue to start Kershaw with confidence in all fantasy formats.

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