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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak not in the lineup

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:28:54 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley Sunday, July 24. 1B Edwin Encarnacion will start at first base, while 3B Josh Donaldson will serve as the designated hitter. 2B Darwin Barney will start at third base and is batting first.

Fantasy Tip: Barney is hitting .302 with five RBI this month and has a .282 average with one home run and four RBI against left-handed pitchers. Owners in daily fantasy leagues can considered Barney as a sleeper option for their lineup. Encarnacion and Donaldson should be started in all leagues.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson drives in three runs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:41:48 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Donaldson is batting .390 with five home runs and 17 RBI through 59 at-bats and continues to be a must-start option at the hot corner in all fantasy formats.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson ends first half on fire

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:35:32 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson finished 2-for-4 with a three-run blast off Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez to lift the Blue Jays to their eighth win in nine games on Sunday, July 10.

Fantasy Tip: Donaldson, who heads into the Midsummer Classic batting .304 with 23 home runs, 63 RBI and a major-league best 80 runs scored, has looked every bit like the reigning AL MVP since June 8, hitting .408 with 10 homers, 33 RBI and 37 runs scored over that 32-game stretch. The three time All-Star also became only the sixth player in AL history to amass 20 home runs and 80 runs before the break, joining Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Reggie Jackson, Frank Thomas and Alex Rodriguez.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion, Russell Martin out

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:09:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez Sunday, July 10. 3B Josh Donaldson is batting second and serving as the designated hitter, while 1B Justin Smoak is playing first base and batting seventh. In addition, OF Michael Saunders will play left field and bat third, while C Josh Thole starts behind the plate and hits ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is batting .423 over the past seven days with four doubles, a home run and five RBI, making him a must-start option in all fantasy formats. On the other hand, Smoak and Thole haven't fared so well at the plate recently. Smoak is 4-for-24 (.167) during the month of July and is hitless in 12 lifetime at-bats versus Sanchez, while Thole is batting just .120 through 75 at-bats this season. They should be avoided everywhere.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out of the lineup

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:33:32 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd Saturday, July 9. 1B Edwin Encarnacion will start at first base, while 3B Josh Donaldson will serve as the designated hitter. 2B Darwin Barney will start at third base and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Barney is hitting .385 with two RBI in six games this month and is receiving more playing time. He should be a decent starting candidate in daily fantasy leagues.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson belts pair of homers

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 20:18:30 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs and four runs scored Tuesday, July 5, against the Kansas City Royals. He also has 77 runs scored before the All-Star break which sets a new franchise record.

Fantasy Tip: Donaldson is streaking, hitting .304 with 22 homers and 60 RBI and it isn't even the All-Star break yet. He has managed at least one RBI in eight of his past nine games, totaling 13 during the span. Needless to say he is an obvious must-start in all seasonal fantasy formats, and a great DFS play regardless of price tag while running hot.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson drives in a pair

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 20:03:40 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson delivered a two-run single on Monday, July 4, against the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: A 1-for-3 day at the plate isn't particularly notable for a stud like Donaldson, but today's hit gave him 12 RBI over his last 10 games and at least one hit in 12 of his last 13 contests. The reigning AL MVP is 22-for-52 with 12 RBI and has scored 13 times over that same 13-game stretch, so his early-season struggles appear to be a thing of the past. He needs to be started in all leagues.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson bangs four hits

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 14:58:22 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson had four hits and scored four times in a 17-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Donaldson has 11 runs and 12 hits in the past seven games, which basically makes him a must-play in all formats.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson does it all Saturday

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 13:49:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson finished 2-for-4, including the game-tying solo homer in the seventh inning and go-ahead RBI single in the eighth, and stole a base to go along with three runs scored on Saturday, July 02, to help snap the Cleveland Indians' franchise-record 14-game winning streak.

Fantasy Tip: With the exception of Friday's 19-inning marathon in which he went 0-for-6, Donaldson has been locked in at the plate for almost a month, batting .391 with six doubles, four triples, seven homers, 25 RBI, three steals and 26 runs scored since June 8. His RBI total (55) is a bit off last year's career-high pace (123), but otherwise, the two-time All-Star is well on track to meet or exceed the numbers he posted during last year's AL MVP campaign.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out of the lineup

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 08:19:38 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Zach McAllister Saturday, July 2. 1B Edwin Encarnacion will start at first base, while 3B Josh Donaldson will serve as the designated hitter. 2B Darwin Barney will start at third base and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Barney is hitting .267 with one RBI over the last seven games. He has only two RBI over the last 25 games, so owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups. Encarnacion and Donaldson should be starters in all leagues.

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