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Mike Fiers

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Astros | Mike Fiers flat again

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:31:33 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers saw his three-game winning streak end as he dropped to 6-4 overall on Monday, July 18. Fiers gave up six runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Fiers struck out five, walked two and threw two wild pitches.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to tell what's wrong with Fiers, except that he appears to have hit a snag after a decent first half. Keep Fiers sidelined until he figures out what exactly is wrong. It could be just a small slump.

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Astros | Mike Fiers struggles with M's

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:09:36 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed four runs on five hits, including three home runs, in 3 1/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, July 6.

Fantasy Tip: Houston jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but Fiers fell apart in the fourth, allowing three home runs within the first four batters of the inning. He left shortly thereafter, making this his shorting outing of the year -- and he's averaging less than six innings per start on the season. Fiers has been inconsistent in 2016, and a marked dip in strikeouts has taken a bite out of his value. AL-only owners can keep plugging him into their lineups, but everyone else should steer clear for now.

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Astros | Mike Fiers sharp against ChiSox

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:57:17 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed four hits and two walks over six scoreless innings in a win Friday, July 1, against the Chicago White Sox. He also struck out four batters in the 94-pitch quality start, improving to 6-3 while lowering his ERA to 4.12.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers has won three straight starts, and he hasn't lost in six starts dating back to May 27 while lowering his ERA from 5.20 to 4.12. He has re-emerged as a solid AL-only fantasy option and DFS play thanks to this hot streak.

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Astros | Mike Fiers doesn't last long

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:28:23 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers was staked to an early and sizeable lead Saturday, June 25, against the Kansas City Royals. However, he allowed three runs - two earned - and nine hits with three walks over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision, as he didn't last long enough to qualify for the victory.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers entered the game 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA over his first four starts in June, but he had a rough one in this one. He can only be trusted in AL-only fantasy formats due to his 4.41 ERA and mediocre 1.35 WHIP, both of which are higher than his career averages.

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Astros | Mike Fiers injured, leaves game

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:52:36 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers (thigh) allowed four hits and struck out five in 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 6-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, June 19. Fiers left the game when a line drive hit him in the thigh for a single with two outs in the sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers did get the victory, but stay tuned to see if this injury will be a loss for the Astros. It may just be a bruise, but results are still pending.

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Astros | Mike Fiers solid in road victory

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19:48:09 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed two earned runs, five hits and a walk with three strikeouts over seven innings in a quality start and win Saturday, June 11, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He was efficient, throwing 57 of his 85 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: After a rocky start to the season Fiers has put up respectable numbers in the month of June. He is 1-0 with a 3.44 ERA in three outings in the month while striking out 12 batters over 18 1/3 innings. Fiers is still only worth using in deeper AL-only fantay leagues, especially since he isn't a big strikeout producer, but if he continues to keep the ball in the park and allow fewer runs he might re-emerge as a mixed option before too long.

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Astros | Mike Fiers has rough outing

Sat, 28 May 2016 05:17:43 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed seven runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, May 27, to suffer his third loss of the season. He struck out one batter and walked two during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers had allowed only five runs in his previous three games but ran into trouble against the Angels. He is scheduled to face the Arizona Diamondbacks in his next start and may be a risky option for some owners.

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Astros | Mike Fiers a tough-luck loser

Sun, 22 May 2016 04:22:07 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed two runs on six hits without issuing a walk and striking out six batters over seven innings during the Astros' 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Friers likely deserved a better fate after limiting the strong offensive attack of the Rangers. He is a fringe own in the majority of seasonal leagues, and you'll likely want to be a little selective about who you start Friers against. For the year, he has a 3-2 record, a 4.35 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 37 punchouts through 51 2/3 innings.

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Astros | Mike Fiers pushed back

Mon, 16 May 2016 06:21:56 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers was pushed back from his start Thursday, May 19, to Saturday, May 21. Fiers pitched four innings in relief Sunday, May 15. SP Collin McHugh will start Thursday against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers' stuff has declined, at least to open the season, as his opponents' batting average is .289 with a 6.25 K/9. He'll start at home against the Texas Rangers now, but he's a middling option in DFS. McHugh has struggled even more with a 5.58 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He's not a good selection in DFS right now.

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Astros | Mike Fiers has solid outing

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:12:00 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings against the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 29. He struck out five batters during the game and did not walk any batters.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers had his longest outing of the season Friday but has allowed seven home runs in his five starts this season. He is scheduled to face the Minnesota Twins in his next start but may not be the best pitcher for owners to use in their lineups.

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