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Lucas Duda

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Mets | Lucas Duda to miss at least four weeks

Sun, 29 May 2016 07:01:55 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his lower back, according to general manager Sandy Alderson.

Fantasy Tip: Newly-acquired James Loney should see the bulk of the playing time at first base against right-handed pitching, with Wilmer Flores and Eric Campbell seeing most of the action versus lefties. All three of these players should be viewed as NL-only fantasy options, with Loney having the most value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Mets | Michael Conforto won't play first base

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:16:34 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto will not be used at first base while 1B Lucas Duda (back) remains sidelined, even though he has been spotted fielding grounders at the position recently, according to manager Terry Collins. "He is not a first baseman," Collins said. "We here are not here to take a kid who has never played first base at the major-league level - and in a situation where we're expected to win a lot - and put an inexperienced guy in a tough position."

Fantasy Tip: The 23-year-old Conforto is batting .270 with eight home runs and 24 RBI through 148 at-bats but is not considered a great defensive player. INF Eric Campbell has seen most of the action at first base in the last few days, although INF Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will probably see the bulk of the playing time there once he returns from the disabled list. Flores should be grabbed in NL-only fantasy leagues if he is still available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Mike Axisa

Mets | NYM looking for help at first base

Fri, 27 May 2016 17:03:29 -0700

With New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) sidelined indefinitely, general manager Sandy Alderson plans to explore external options at first base. INF Eric Campbell has started four consecutive games at the position and INF Wilmer Flores (hamstring) could also see time there once he is activated from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Campbell and Flores should be viewed as NL-only fantasy options at this point, with Flores having more upside because of his power potential and positional versatility. The Mets could consider trading for a player such as Atlanta Braves INF/OF Kelly Johnson, who spent time with the club last season, or pursuing San Diego Padres minor league 1B James Loney, who can opt out of his deal if a job is available at the MLB level.

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Mets | Lucas Duda out a while

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:49:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) will be out four to six weeks with a lower back stress fracture, according to manager Terry Collins. INF Ty Kelly will be part of a committee at first base with 3B Eric Campbell in the short term. SS Wilmer Flores (hamstring) is expected to start the majority of games there once he returns from the disabled list. OF Michael Conforto will also work out at first base in anticipation of playing some games there, according to Collins. 3B David Wright is not a consideration.

Fantasy Tip: Kelly was mashing at Class AAA Las Vegas (.391/.478/.548), but his stay is likely to be short. Don't overvalue him in NL-only leagues. Flores has some surprising pop for a middle infielder and could become even more attractive with first base eligibility as depth in cavernous mixed and NL-only affairs. Make sure to stash Duda everywhere because of his 30-homer potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Mets | Lucas Duda heading to DL

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:39:59 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 23. INF Ty Kelly was recalled from Class AAA Las Vegas in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Eric Campbell, Matt Reynolds and even Alejandro De Aza could fill in at first with Duda sidelined. De Aza might be the most fantasy relevant for his speed if he sees enough at-bats. Duda is a streaky hitter and hurts your team average, but his elite power makes him worth stashing in all leagues.

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Mets | Michael Conforto, Lucas Duda out of lineup

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:30:28 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto and 1B Lucas Duda (back) are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez Monday, May 23. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and batting second with OF Yoenis Cespedes shifting to left field. 3B Eric Campbell is starting at first base and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares is more known for his defense but could be a sleeper consideration hitting out of the two-hole in daily lineups. Campbell has only nine hits in 42 at-bats this year (.214) and should be avoided.

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Mets | Lucas Duda, Kevin Plawecki out Sunday

Sun, 22 May 2016 08:30:57 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) and C Kevin Plawecki are not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson Sunday, May 22. INF Eric Campbell will bat seventh and play first base for the second consecutive day, while C Rene Rivera will start behind the plate and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Both Campbell and Rivera are only worth using in daily fantasy games as desperation sources of salary cap relief this afternoon.

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Mets | Lucas Duda's back a concern

Sat, 21 May 2016 17:32:11 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) had an MRI on his back and will have additional tests, manager Terry Collins said Saturday, May 21. Collins also said that Duda could have a disk issue, and he will not play Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Duda's injury could linger for a while. Hang on to him for the time being, but be prepared for him to miss some time.

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Mets | David Wright, Kevin Plawecki back in lineup

Sat, 21 May 2016 10:09:48 -0700

New York Mets 3B David Wright and C Kevin Plawecki are back in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Zach Davies Saturday, May 21, batting second and eighth, respectively. In addition, INF Eric Campbell will bat seventh and play first base in place of 1B Lucas Duda, who is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Wright is likely to play in both afternoon games this weekend after being rested Friday, May 20. Duda has been plagued by back problems recently but it is uncertain if this is the reason he is not in Saturday's lineup. Plawecki and Campbell have combined to hit just .207 with one home run and eight RBI in 111 at-bats this year, so they should be avoided in daily fantasy contests.

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Mets | Lucas Duda rusty in return

Thu, 19 May 2016 19:51:21 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) returned from a two-game absence and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 9-1 loss to the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: If you can absorb the hit to your batting average, Duda's power can help you out, especially in NL-only leagues. In daily formats, he is only worth taking a chance on when he draws a friendly matchup against a righty.

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