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Marlins | Chris Johnson starting vs. lefty

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:08:36 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and batting seventh against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Thursday, June 23. 1B Justin Bour is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson spots a respectable .295 batting average (43-for-146) against lefties since the beginning of last season, and he is a potential low-priced flier for daily contests Thursday. In seasonal leagues, Johnson is a low-end option in cavernous mixed and NL-only setups, as he has settled into the smaller side of a platoon with Bour at first base. Bour is having a nice month of June with a .326/.404/.565 line and is a viable option in the majority of leagues.

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Marlins | Two Fish sit against lefty

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:26:36 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich and 1B Justin Bour are out of the lineup Monday, June 20, with Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Jorge De La Rosa on the mound. OF Ichiro Suzuki is leading off, and 1B Chris Johnson is hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki is hitting .425 this month, and he's a low-end option against De La Rosa. Johnson is hitting .245 overall, but he hits lefties better. He's a low-end consideration hitting behind Giancarlo Stanton.

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Marlins | Three MIA regulars sitting out Sunday

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:43:55 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour, C J.T. Realmuto and SS Adeiny Hechavarria are not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Anderson Sunday, June 19. INF Chris Johnson will play first base and bat sixth, C Jeff Mathis will start behind the plate and bat seventh and INF Miguel Rojas will play shortstop and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is batting .269 this month and is 3-for-10 over the past week but should only be viewed as a desperation source of cap relief in DFS. Mathis and Rojas have both struggled at the plate recently and are not worthy of lineup consideration in any fantasy format.

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Marlins | Miami sitting three players

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:57:13 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour, C J.T. Realmuto and 2B Derek Dietrich are not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres SP Drew Pomeranz Tuesday, June 14. 1B Chris Johnson will start at first base and is batting sixth. C Jeff Mathis will start at catcher and is batting seventh, while SS Miguel Rojas will start at second base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: All three players have received limited playing time this season, but Rojas has posted decent numbers this season. He should be considered a deep sleeper in daily fantasy leagues, but owners can avoid Johnson and Mathis since there will be better players available.

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Marlins | Miami resting two starters

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:25:48 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour and SS Adeiny Hechavarria are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray Sunday, June 12. 1B Chris Johnson will start at first base and is batting sixth in the lineup. SS Miguel Rojas will start at shortstop and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has four hits and two RBI in eight games this month and is hitting .236 this season. Owners likely will be able to find better options to use in their lineups. Rojas has been on a bit of a cold streak lately and has only four hits in his last 12 games. Rojas probably can be avoided in most leagues.

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Marlins | Three Miami regulars resting

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:36:14 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour, 2B Derek Dietrich and C J.T. Realmuto are all out of the starting lineup Friday, June 10. 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and hitting sixth, SS Miguel Rojas is at second and batting seventh and C Jeff Mathis is catching and hitting eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin.

Fantasy Tip: Bour and Dietrich are likely out against the lefty. Johnson carries the most daily value as a deep sleeper because of his success against lefties in the past, but his contact-oriented approach with limited power keeps his ceiling low. Rojas and Mathis are desperation DFS flyers if you're looking to save salary cap space at their respective positions.

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Marlins | Justin Bour out vs. lefty

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:08:59 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins left-handed SP Pat Dean Tuesday, June 7. 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson makes decent contact but has a limited power profile, and he's hitting .238/.299/.363 with two home runs and seven RBI this year. There's very limited fantasy appeal here in DFS games.

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Marlins | Justin Bour sitting vs. Pittsburgh

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:14:39 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 1. 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and batting sixth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Bour has only received 15 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers, and his platoon with Johnson limits the fantasy value of both. Bour has nice production in the counting stats with 16 runs, nine home runs and 26 RBI, but his .248 batting average and .319 on-base percentage underwhelm. View Johnson as a potential flier in daily contests Wednesday, as the veteran owns a career .308/.346/.430 slash line against southpaws.

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Marlins | Martin Prado not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 31 May 2016 12:38:13 -0700

Miami Marlins 3B Martin Prado is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 31, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 3B Chris Johnson is in for Prado, and he will hit seventh against Pirates SP Gerrit Cole.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Prado is getting a normal night off, so DFS players should avoid Prado accordingly. Johnson carries little fantasy value (7-for-31, .226 average at home) with a .217 batting average overall.

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Marlins | Two Marlins out against lefties

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:20:52 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour and OF Ichiro Suzuki are out of the lineup Thursday, May 26. SS Adeiny Hechavarria is leading off, and 1B Chris Johnson is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Hechavarria hasn't made much of an impact this season, and it might come as a surprise that he's hitting just .160 against lefties. He has upside at leadoff, but he's probably not a great choice against Drew Smyly. It's much of the same for Johnson, who isn't worth consideration in the barebones lineup today.

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