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Yasiel Puig

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig returns after a day off

Sun, 01 May 2016 12:24:19 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is in the lineup Sunday, May 01, against San Diego Padres SP Drew Pomeranz and will bat leadoff. The Dodgers will get a host of other regulars a day off, however, as 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal, OF Carl Crawford and OF Joc Pederson are not starting. In their place, OF Enrique Hernandez will occupy left field and bat second, 2B/3B Howie Kendrick will play second base and hit fifth, OF Trayce Thompson will spell Pederson in center and bat sixth, and C A.J. Ellis will catch and hit eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Puig is mired in a 7-for-51 slump since the middle of April following a hot start and is probably needs to be benched in most leagues for now, although manager Dave Roberts is obviously showing a lot of faith in his struggling slugger by batting him leadoff today. Utley is getting a rest day and has cooled slightly after batting over .300 for most of April, but he should be inserted back in lineups Tuesday when the Dodgers hit the road to face the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig out Saturday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:51:00 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is out of the lineup Saturday, April 30, with OF Enrique Hernandez hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez is hitless in 11 at-bats this week but has some thump. He's a risky low-end flyer with a decent matchup against Colin Rea.

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Dodgers | Two Dodgers sitting out

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:07:55 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner and C Yasmani Grandal are out of the lineup Saturday, April 23, with OF Yasiel Puig hitting third and C A.J. Ellis hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Puig is still hitting .310 despite a 3-for-17 (.176) the last seven days. He's a high-end outfield option against Tyler Chatwood. Ellis is hitting just .154 and isn't worth the low-end flyer.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig takes a seat

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:25:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is out of the lineup Thursday, April 21, with OF Joc Pederson hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: It's a big boost in the lineup for Pederson, who has hit near the bottom all season. He has a .262-2-8 line on the season but has fanned 17 times in 42 at-bats. He's a solid midrange option against Matt Wisler.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig enjoys rare day off

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:55:49 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto on Saturday, April 16. OF Trayce Thompson will occupy his spot in right field and bat eighth. 2B Chase Utley and SS Corey Seager are both back in the lineup after a day off and hitting first and second, respectively. C Yasmani Grandal will make his third appearance of the season behind the plate and bat fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Puig was due a rest after playing in each of the Dodgers' first 11 games, while Utley returns to the lineup against a right-hander after the Dodgers faced southpaws the last two days. Seager should be plugged right back into all lineups, while Grandal should probably be left on benches for now after coming off the disabled list earlier this week. On a side note, DFS players will be happy to know the red-hot Enrique Hernandez, who homered twice off Madison Bumgarner on Friday, will remain in the lineup.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig continues hot hitting

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:07:15 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI Thursday, April 14, opposite the Arizona Diamondbacks. He's now hitting .405 this season.

Fantasy Tip: Puig has seemingly been a man on a mission trying to put his forgettable 2015 campaign behind him. He's already produced five multi-hit efforts, and has churned out at least one hit in all but one of his 10 games played. With more maturity and a renewed sense of focus, Puig could be poised for a solid rebound year. He's out to a nice start in trying to do just that.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig shows off the wheels

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:33:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig had a pair of hits, including a triple, in the regular season opener against the San Diego Padres Monday, April 4. He finished with three runs scored and a walk while driving in one run.

Fantasy Tip: Puig entered as a career .248 hitter with seven doubles, six homers and 18 homers in 149 at-bats against the Padres. While his average has fallen in each of his seasons in the majors, he remains a solid fantasy starter when healthy.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig should play Monday

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:51:58 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is expected to play in a spring training game Monday, March 28.

Fantasy Tip: Puig has been sidelined for a few days because of a hamstring injury but appears to be on track for the start of the season. Puig should be an early- to middle-round pick in most mixed leagues.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig battling minor hammy injury

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:32:08 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, March 26, due to tightness in his hamstring.

Fantasy Tip: Puig's injury is considered minor and he is in no danger of being unavailable for opening day. He should be available in the early middle rounds in drafts for mixed fantasy leagues and makes an attractive option because of his combination of power and speed, although he has also battled injuries and inconsistency throughout his brief career.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig avoids suspension

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:17:03 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for an alleged domestic violence incident.

Fantasy Tip: Puig struggled in 2015, and he has battled injuries and inconsistency throughout his early career. However, he has also flashed elite upside and warrants attention in the early middle rounds of drafts leading into 2016. A five-category return with over 25 home runs is very much in reach, and this could be the latest Puig is available in drafts for the next five years.

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