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Padres | Wil Myers sitting out

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:51:07 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers (wrist, forearm) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. He clutched his left wrist/forearm in the game Monday, May 23. 1B Brett Wallace is starting at first base and hitting sixth against San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija. 3B Yangervis Solarte is at third base and is batting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Myers owners need to play close attention to this, as wrist issues ended his season prematurely in 2015. He's only hit .218 with two home runs and seven RBI in May, too, so perhaps there's more to his struggles. Wallace and Solarte are rather weak four and five hitters but could have an opportunity to drive in runs. At best, though, they're midrange daily picks against Samardzija in a pitcher-friendly park.

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Padres | Melvin Upton, Wil Myers trade places

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:09:47 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is hitting in the two-hole against San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija Thursday, May 19, with 1B Wil Myers moving down to the fifth spot.

Fantasy Tip: The move gives the Padres a little more speed at the top of the order. Upton is being much more patient this year and could be a candidate to reach 20 home runs and 30 steals. That's useful in all fantasy leagues. Myers is off to a fine start with seven home runs and 17 RBI, but just two of his long balls have come this month, and he's batting .203 in May. Hopefully for his owners the change will get him going.

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Padres | Wil Myers back, Jon Jay out

Tue, 17 May 2016 17:09:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers (forearm) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting leadoff against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, May 17, with OF Jon Jay (shoulder) out again. Manager Andy Green is hopeful Jay will avoid a stint on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: While hitting leadoff might hurt Myers' value in daily games without the opportunities to drive in as many runs, he should immediately be returned to lineups in seasonal leagues. If Jay lands on the DL, Travis Jankowski would likely start most of the games in center, but he's only a candidate for addition in cavernous mixed and NL leagues for his speed.

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Padres | Jon Jay, Brett Wallace sitting

Tue, 17 May 2016 16:09:21 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Jon Jay and 1B Brett Wallace are not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, May 17. OF Travis Jankowski is starting in center field and hitting ninth, while 3B Adam Rosales is at the hot corner and is batting sixth. Also, 1B Wil Myers moves to the leadoff spot and OF Melvin Upton Jr. is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: We can't recommend Jankowski or Rosales as deep sleeper picks in daily formats while facing the MadBum. Myers loses a little daily value, as well, hitting leadoff without the opportunity to drive in as many runs. Upton is a more of a sleeper option if you're feeling lucky in a tough matchup.

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Padres | Wil Myers scratched

Sun, 15 May 2016 13:01:02 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers (forearm) was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, May 15, because of forearm tightness.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Myers will be sidelined for a multiple games or if he will return soon. Adam Rosales would see more playing time if Myers is sidelined but is not a great option.

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Padres | Wil Myers injures leg

Sat, 14 May 2016 21:12:48 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers (leg) exited against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, May 14, with a leg injury.

Fantasy Tip: If he is forced to miss time, Derek Norris could slide to first with Christian Bethancourt handling a bulk of the catching duties. Brett Wallace could also see time at first, but he is hitting .180 this year and doesn’t need to be on the fantasy radar.

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Padres | Wil Myers out of lineup

Fri, 13 May 2016 14:56:46 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 13. 1B Brett Wallace is playing first base and is hitting cleanup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra. Also, SS Alexei Ramirez moves up into the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace's production has improved lately while playing every day (two home runs, five RBI this month), but he's still only hitting .226 this month. The matchup tonight isn't overwhelming, so Wallace has a decent shot to return value in daily formats again. Ramirez gains minimal value in daily games, too, but he has almost no power to speak of.

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Padres | Wil Myers delivering on potential

Thu, 05 May 2016 11:13:05 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers is healthy and has made key adjustments at the plate this year. He's improved his ability to go up the middle and the other way, with the percentage of his batted balls up the middle nearly 14% higher than his career norm. Myers' contact rate has improved, and he's made a seamless transition from the outfield to first base.

Fantasy Tip: A wrist injury led to his disappointing .253/.336/.427 line in 2015. But Myers was a rebound candidate in fantasy drafts this spring, and he's delivering on his low draft price so far as a lineup linchpin in San Diego next to Matt Kemp.

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Padres | Wil Myers extends hitting streak

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:17:43 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers extended his hitting streak to 12 games by homering against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, April 27. He went 1-for-4 with three RBI and scored two runs.

Fantasy Tip: Myers is batting .303 with five home runs and 10 RBI through his first 89 at-bats this season. He is hitting .373 over the course of the streak and makes a decent value option at first base for daily fantasy games.

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Padres | Wil Myers nears career mark

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:38:27 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers posted a single in the fourth inning of the game Tuesday, April 26, against the San Francisco Giants to push his hitting streak to 11 games. His career high streak is 12 games.

Fantasy Tip: Myers is off to a nice start this season for fantasy owners, and he is a valuable contributor in all formats and DFS play.

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