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Cubs | Addison Russell, Miguel Montero out

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:22:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell and C Miguel Montero are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28. 2B/OF Javier Baez is starting at the 6 and is hitting sixth, while C David Ross is behind the plate and batting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: It's a normal day off for Russell, while Montero sits against the lefty pitcher. Baez has a nice power-speed combination and is hitting .278 with four home runs and 15 RBI this month. He's a fine player to add to all fantasy lineups tonight. Ross is a light-hitting catcher that makes for a low-end DFS pick.

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Cubs | Three Cubs shuffle bottom of order

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:43:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras, SS Addison Russell and OF Albert Almora are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 22, with C Miguel Montero, SS Javier Baez and OF Matt Szczur hitting sixth through eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Montero is hitting just .162 this month in what has been a down year for him offensively. However, Baez and Szczur have had success in June. The latter two are low-end options against Michael Wacha.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer cruises past Chicago

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:59:43 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed one earned run, two hits and no walks with 11 strikeouts over seven innings in a win Monday, June 13, against the Chicago Cubs. He carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before allowing a solo home run to SS Addison Russell. He is the 26th pitcher in major league history with at least 40 games with 10 or more strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer has won three straight starts, allowing a total of three runs over the past 22 innings. After a slow start to the season Scherzer is making up for lost time, and he has quickly re-emerged as a bona fide No. 1 fantasy option across all formats and DFS play.

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Cubs | Javier Baez starting at shortstop

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:25:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs INF Javier Baez is starting at shortstop and batting seventh against Atlanta Braves SP John Gant Sunday, June 12. SS Addison Russell is not in the starting lineup Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is receiving more playing time of late and is rolling along an active 12-for-35 stretch at the plate with two home runs, nine RBI and a .933 OPS. In leagues where you only need five games at a position to earn eligibility, he's just three more appearances from being an option across the infield, which is pretty valuable. He should be owned in the majority of seasonal leagues. Russell is mired in an 8-for-47 funk at the dish and is likely best benched or replaced outside of deep mixed and NL-only formats.

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Cubs | Addison Russell sitting

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:36:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 8, with SS Javier Baez hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Baez has a couple homers over the last week, and he's a boom-or-bust option against Vince Velasquez.

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Cubs | Addison Russell, Jorge Soler out

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:16:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell and OF Jorge Soler are not in the starting lineup Friday, June 3. 2B Javier Baez is starting at the 6 and is hitting eighth, while 3B Tommy La Stella is at third base and is batting sixth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley. 3B Kris Bryant shifts to left field.

Fantasy Tip: Baez's power-speed combination is intriguing in most fantasy formats, but his playing time has been an issue. His daily upside is limited, though, while hitting low in the order. La Stella has done nothing but produce when he's played this year, hitting for a .286/.383/.500 slash line with two home runs and seven RBI. He's a fine value selection in DFS today.

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Cubs | Addison Russell resting

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:08:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 2B/OF Javier Baez will receive the start at shortstop and is hitting eighth against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy.

Fantasy Tip: The Cubs continue to find Baez ways to mix into the lineup at various positions. His .254/.293/.394 line doesn't look all that great, but the young slugger has an impressive power/speed combination that plays in most seasonal leagues. His daily upside is limited tonight hitting low in the order, but he could still return decent value against Peavy.

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Cubs | Addison Russell drives in three runs

Fri, 13 May 2016 19:17:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: Over the last 10 days, Russell has raised his batting average from .210 to .264, making him worthy of strong consideration for daily fantasy lineups. His 25 RBI rank him second among all MLB shortstops in that category.

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Cubs | Addison Russell out for Game 2

Wed, 11 May 2016 15:16:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is not in the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 11. SS Javier Baez will start at shortstop, while 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base. OF Jorge Soler will start in left field and is batting fifth against Padres SP Drew Pomeranz.

Fantasy Tip: Soler has only two hits in his 15 at-bats this season, so owners should be able to find a better player for their lineups. Baez is hitting .333 with one home run and four RBI this month and should be a decent option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Bryant is a must-start option in all leagues.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler, Addison Russell back in lineup

Sat, 07 May 2016 10:46:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler and SS Addison Russell are back in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Saturday, May 7. In addition, C Tim Federowicz will start behind the plate and bat eighth in place of C David Ross.

Fantasy Tip: Soler (3-for-19) and Federowicz (2-for-12) have been ice-cold at the plate over the past two weeks and should be avoided in daily fantasy formats. Russell is not a recommended option this afternoon because he is hitless in 14 at-bats versus left-handed pitching this year.

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