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Marlins | Justin Bour, Derek Dietrich out vs. lefty

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:26:27 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour and 2B Derek Dietrich are not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays left-handed SP Matt Moore Monday, May 23. 1B Chris Johnson is at first base and is hitting sixth, while SS Miguel Rojas starts at the keystone and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is batting .382 (21-for-55) and has been successful against lefties, but he's also not much of a threat to leave the yard. Regardless, he could be considered a deep sleeper tonight. Rojas is a light-hitting middle infielder that makes for a desperation play.

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Marlins | Two Marlins out Wednesday

Wed, 18 May 2016 07:41:31 -0700

Miami Marlins 3B Martin Prado and SS Adeiny Hechavarria are out of the lineup Wednesday, May 18. C J.T. Realmuto is hitting second, 3B Chris Johnson is hitting seventh and SS Miguel Rojas hits eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Realmuto is hitting .358 this month, and he's a daily upper-middle option against Jeremy Hellickson. Johnson and Rojas lack the DFS punch for usage today.

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Marlins | Justin Bour sitting vs. Nationals

Fri, 13 May 2016 14:14:56 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 13. 3B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and batting sixth against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to sub Bour out of your season lineups where possible. He is riding a solid 10-game stretch with six runs, four home runs and 10 RBI. Bour has upside in deep mixed formats. Johnson fared well against southpaws last season with a .326 batting average, which makes him a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Friday. He is nothing more than a depth option in cavernous mixed and NL-only seasonal formats.

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Marlins | Martin Prado has a seat

Sat, 07 May 2016 13:27:24 -0700

Miami Marlins 3B Martin Prado is out of the lineup Saturday, May 7, with 3B Chris Johnson hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is hitting just .219 with one RBI and isn't an option against Jeremy Hellickson.

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Marlins | Justin Bour still sidelined

Fri, 06 May 2016 11:31:54 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour (finger) remains out of the starting lineup Friday, May 6. 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base again and is hitting seventh against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez.

Fantasy Tip: Bour has a dislocated pinkie finger but could return to the lineup soon. The problem is he could be in line for more of a platoon role with Johnson when he returns. Save him for cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. Johnson makes a lot of contact but has little power and isn't a great DFS play against the emerging Velasquez.

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Marlins | Justin Bour still out

Thu, 05 May 2016 12:34:18 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour (finger) remains out of the starting lineup Thursday, May 5. 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and is hitting sixth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray.

Fantasy Tip: Bour is dealing with a dislocated pinkie finger. While he may avoid the DL, he could miss at least a few more games. Johnson does hit lefty pitcher much better in his career, but he lacks notable power and therefor has a limited fantasy ceiling in all formats.

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Marlins | Derek Dietrich, Justin Bour sitting

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:42:12 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich and 1B Justin Bour are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Patrick Corbin Tuesday, May 3. SS Miguel Rojas is at the keystone and is batting eighth, while 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Rojas is more of a desperation daily selection. Johnson doesn't move the needle much, either, but he does own a .312 career average against southpaws. Johnson doesn't hit for much power but makes steady contact and could return decent value if you're looking for a deep daily sleeper.

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Marlins | Justin Bour out again

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:18:47 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Scott Kazmir Wednesday, April 27. 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is likely to continue platooning with Bour at first base, which will limit Bour's fantasy upside in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Johnson has hit over .300 in his career against lefties, but his power isn't as prominent against southpaws. Regardless, he's worth a look against Kazmir tonight as a low-priced first base option in DFS action.

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Marlins | Justin Bour out, Chris Johnson in

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:38:29 -0700

Miami Marlins 3B Chris Johnson is in the starting lineup at first base and batting seventh Tuesday, April 26, versus Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw. 1B Justin Bour is getting the night off.

Fantasy Tip: Notably, it's just his second start of the season. Johnson can be useful at times based on the matchup when he's aligned opposite a left-handed pitcher, but tonight would not be a good situation to try him out, having to square off with the greatest the game has to offer. Bour, meanwhile, has underachieved so far after a very encouraging showing in 2015.

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Marlins | Multi-hit games for several Fish

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:03:00 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B/3B Chris Johnson, 3B Martin Prado and OF Christian Yelich each had two-hit games Monday, April 11, against the New York Mets. Gordon had an RBI and a stolen base, while Yelich drove in a pair. Johnson picked up his first double of the season and he had two runs scored.

Fantasy Tip: It was a hit parade for the Marlins, who finished with 15 hits. Prado and Yelich are solid options in NL-only play and some mixed format. Johnson is more of an option in deeper NL-only leagues.

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