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Brian Dozier

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Twins | Brian Dozier drives in two more

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 23:38:31 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs Saturday, July 16, against the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier's average has plummeted in the month of July, but he has at least one RBI in three straight games with a total of five RBIs during the span. He remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues despite his rather middling average, as he has plenty of pop as a middle infielder.

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Twins | Brian Dozier snaps slump

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:13:12 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier snapped an 0-for-13 slump at the plate with an RBI single Thursday, July 7. The Twins beat the Texas Rangers, 10-1.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier overcame a slow start to post some strong numbers in the May-June period. This slump was something every hitter goes through, and it is nowhere near the horrid slumps Giancarlo Stanton has experienced with the Miami Marlins this season. Continue to play Dozier in all formats.

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Twins | Brian Dozier extends hitting streak

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:19:44 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a run scored Friday, July 1, against the Texas Rangers to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games. However, his run of 11 games in a row with at least one extra-base hit came to a close.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier has been on fire lately and a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for the Twinkies. He has emerged as a must-start across all fantasy formats and DFS play.

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Twins | Brian Dozier extends hitting streak

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:18:08 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a double in the sixth inning Wednesday, June 29, against the Chicago White Sox. He has managed at least one extra-base hit in a franchise-record 10 straight games.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier is on quite the role, and has been a bright spot in an otherwise bleak season in Minneapolis. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats and DFS play while running hot.

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Twins | Brian Dozier provides the offense

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:41:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs Tuesday, June 28, against the Chicago White Sox in a 4-0 win. He has hit safely in 10 consecutive games, and he has four home runs over the past three games.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier is hitting .439 (18-for-41) with 10 runs scored, five homers and 11 RBIs during his impressive 10-game run. He is an obvious must-start in all seasonal fantasy leagues and DFS play while running hot.

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Twins | Brian Dozier embracing the cleanup spot

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:57:51 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to nine games against the New York Yankees on Sunday, June 26, going 2-for-4 with a two-run shot for his second homer in as many days. Dozier, who moved into the fourth spot of the order on the same day (June 17) he started the hitting streak, is batting .405 (15-for-37) with three home runs and seven RBI over that span.

Fantasy Tip: On a team note, Dozier's blast was the only one of Minnesota's six homers that wasn't of the solo variety. On an individual note, the 2015 All-Star is hitting .344 with five home runs and 15 RBI in June after batting .202 with five homers and 17 RBI combined over his first two months. Since Dozier is performing like a top-five fantasy second baseman this month, he needs to be in all lineups.

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Twins | Brian Dozier on eight-game hitting streak

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:02:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier provided his team's only offense on Saturday, June 25, lifting a fastball from New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda into the left-field stands for his ninth homer of the season - a solo shot.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier is 13-for-33 (.394) with three doubles, two triples and two home runs during his hitting streak, which has increased his average from .227 to .248, which would be a career-high mark for him. The 29-year-old is still well off the pace he set last year in homers (28), but owners will take this version of Dozier after he spent about half of April and May batting below the Mendoza line. He needs to be started in all leagues now until he cools off.

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Twins | Brian Dozier continues red-hot June

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:09:26 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier put together his third consecutive multi-hit effort against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, June 21, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Dozier is 7-for-13 with a home run, two triples, a steal and six runs scored over his last three games and is batting .342 in June.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier was awful in April and May, so most of his owners might still be a bit in shock that he's starting to resemble the player he was most of 2015, when he batted .236 with 28 homers and scored 101 runs. The Southern Mississippi product, who is 8-for-17 since moving into the cleanup spot four games ago, is going to need to keep this up if he hopes to reach those heights again this season, but at least he is worth starting in fantasy again.

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Twins | Brian Dozier picking up the pace in June

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:47:21 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier finished 2-for-4 with his first triple of the season and scored twice against the New York Yankees on Saturday, June 18.

Fantasy Tip: Perhaps there is some hope after all for Dozier, who is batting .313 this month after hitting .191 in April and .215 in May. Although he is not driven in a run since June 8, he could go on an RBI tear batting in front of on-base machines Eduardo Nunez and Joe Mauer. It's still too early to trust him in shallow leagues, but the fact he is starting to hit gives hope he can eventually live up to his early-round draft status. His power-speed combination can make him a fantasy difference-maker.

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Twins | Joe Mauer out vs. lefty

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:27:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees left-handed SP CC Sabathia Thursday, June 16. As a result, SS Eduardo Escobar draws into the lineup at shortstop and is hitting sixth. SS Eduardo Nunez moves to third base and 3B Trevor Plouffe is serving as the designated hitter. Also, 2B Brian Dozier is hitting third in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer is in the midst of a resurgent season thanks mainly to increased plate patience. He's squaring up more balls at the plate and has become an asset in most seasonal leagues with a .285/.386/.417 slash line and seven homers and 26 RBI. Escobar has lost considerable playing time to Nunez this year and has very little fantasy value remaining. Dozier has had a down year but is more of a contrarian play this evening in the three-hole in daily setups.

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