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Mets | Steven Matz extends winning streak

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:37:20 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (7-1) allowed four hits over eight scoreless innings in a victory over the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 25, with one walk and seven strikeouts. It was the longest outing of his MLB career.

Fantasy Tip: Matz has won seven consecutive decisions and has posted a 1.13 ERA over this stretch. He should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy formats as long as he keeps pitching this well.

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Mets | Steven Matz impressive versus Milwaukee

Fri, 20 May 2016 18:43:33 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (6-1) allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings in a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, May 20, with no walks and eight strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: After struggling during the first inning, Matz finished on a strong note, retiring 18 of the final 19 batters he faced. His next scheduled start will come against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 25, and he should be viewed as a viable starting option in all fantasy formats.

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Mets | New York will be cautious with Steven Matz

Thu, 19 May 2016 14:50:59 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz's (elbow) workload will be approached with caution during his start against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, May 20, according to manager Terry Collins.

"We'll be a little conservative, not a heck of a lot, because it hasn't been that long," Collins said. "It was very similar to what Noah (Syndergaard) had when he went to see the doctor, and he came back and was lights out. So I think Steven will be OK."

Fantasy Tip: It's likely best to take a wait-and-see approach with Matz, or at least view him with more risk for his start Friday. Since debuting last season, only injuries have slowed Matz down, and he has a 2.56 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 8.8 K/9 through his 12 career starts.

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Mets | Steven Matz set to face Brewers Friday

Wed, 18 May 2016 14:20:32 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (elbow) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, May 18, and said he should be ready to start against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Matz is a solid fantasy hurler with an impressive 2.56 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.8 K/9 through his 12 career starts. However, it isn't out of the question to approach him more cautiously Friday, especially in daily contests.

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Mets | Steven Matz set for Friday start

Tue, 17 May 2016 16:38:29 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (forearm) is set to start against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, May 20. He skipped his last start after experiencing left forearm soreness and received a cortisone injection during an exam with team doctors Monday, May 16. General manager Sandy Alderson said Matz has no ligament or structural damage. He'll throw a bullpen session Wednesday, May 18, and there remains a chance he'll be pushed back a day to Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Matz already has plenty of injury scares in his young career, so it might be in your best interests to hold off in returning him to your starting lineups right away against the Brewers this weekend. Aside from the injury scare, though, Matz has rebounded nicely after a poor season debut, and he's allowed two earned runs or less in his five starts since. He's a solid No. 3 fantasy starter moving forward unless another injury crops up.

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Mets | Steven Matz won't be skipped

Tue, 17 May 2016 12:42:19 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (elbow) will not have any more of his starts skipped, according to general manager Sandy Alderson.

Fantasy Tip: The team considers this matter closed, and so should you. Matz has discomfort in his elbow but nothing major, so the team will go back to using him on a regular basis. You should add Matz back to your lineup as soon as possible, as that 5-1 record and 2.86 ERA are solid fantasy numbers.

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Mets | Steve Matz unlikely to face Nationals

Mon, 16 May 2016 13:45:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Steven Matz (elbow) is unlikely to pitch against the Washington Nationals this week, but there is also no expectation Matz will require a stint on the disabled list after doctors determined there is no apparent ligament damage in Matz' left elbow Monday, May 16.

Fantasy Tip: Matz's next start is in limbo, so stay tuned for updates. And while fantasy owners have to be pleased with the health of his elbow, Matz missed multiple starts last season because of injury, too. When healthy, he is an excellent rotation piece for your fantasy club, but the ongoing health concerns limit his upside. Continue to stash the promising young southpaw in all formats.

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Mets | No ligament damage for Steven Matz

Mon, 16 May 2016 13:12:12 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (elbow) received positive news at his medical evaluation Monday, May 16, and there is no ligament damage in his left elbow. The organization will reveal more details Tuesday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Matz has been great through his 12 career starts (2.56 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.8 K/9), but he has struggled to stay healthy. As it stands, Matz is a risky start in weekly leagues, but he's also a must-stash arm. Stay tuned for updates.

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Mets | Steven Matz idle

Sat, 14 May 2016 16:42:09 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (forearm) didn't throw off a mound Saturday, May 14, and may not do so Sunday, May 15. He'll be examined Monday, May 16.

Fantasy Tip: We'll know more Monday, but this sounds like a DL stint could be possible - especially since the team plans to limit his innings. He's 5-1 with a 2.86 ERA, and he should be held onto universally. Logan Verrett is making his start Saturday, and he had two impressive starts earlier this season. He's worth the add in NL-only leagues.

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Mets | Steven Matz could return sooner

Fri, 13 May 2016 15:24:07 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (elbow) may be brought back before his next turn in the rotation if he's physically ready, according to manager Terry Collins. Matz could face the Washington Nationals his next time out.

Fantasy Tip: Matz's elbow issues appear to be a minimal concern for the Mets, and that's great news for his fantasy owners. After a rough season debut, Matz bounced back nicely and hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in his last five starts. He's a solid midrange fantasy starter, but you may want to tread carefully in his first start back if it comes against the Nats.

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