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Mets | Lucas Duda out a while

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:49:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) will be out four to six weeks with a lower back stress fracture, according to manager Terry Collins. INF Ty Kelly will be part of a committee at first base with 3B Eric Campbell in the short term. SS Wilmer Flores (hamstring) is expected to start the majority of games there once he returns from the disabled list. OF Michael Conforto will also work out at first base in anticipation of playing some games there, according to Collins. 3B David Wright is not a consideration.

Fantasy Tip: Kelly was mashing at Class AAA Las Vegas (.391/.478/.548), but his stay is likely to be short. Don't overvalue him in NL-only leagues. Flores has some surprising pop for a middle infielder and could become even more attractive with first base eligibility as depth in cavernous mixed and NL-only affairs. Make sure to stash Duda everywhere because of his 30-homer potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Mets | Michael Conforto, Lucas Duda out of lineup

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:30:28 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto and 1B Lucas Duda (back) are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez Monday, May 23. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and batting second with OF Yoenis Cespedes shifting to left field. 3B Eric Campbell is starting at first base and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares is more known for his defense but could be a sleeper consideration hitting out of the two-hole in daily lineups. Campbell has only nine hits in 42 at-bats this year (.214) and should be avoided.

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Mets | Michael Conforto sitting vs. Nats

Wed, 18 May 2016 14:13:29 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 18. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and batting second against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a rough second month of the season for Conforto. He has a .137/.241/.216 slash line and just two home runs and three RBI. It isn't out of the question to suggest a sophomore slump could be catching up to him. Lagares posted a .273/.333/.438 line through 132 plate appearances against lefties last season and batting second makes him a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Wednesday.

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Mets | Michael Conforto, Lucas Duda both out

Thu, 12 May 2016 15:55:15 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto (rest) and 1B Lucas Duda (rest) are not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 12, versus Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw. 3B Eric Campbell gets the start at first base, batting eighth, while OF Juan Lagares is in center field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: This is just standard protocol for the Mets whenever they face a left-handed pitcher, as Conforto and Duda both struggle against southpaws. And whenever this is the case, let alone opposite the best pitcher in the game, owners can immediately look past it. Campbell is basically the definition of a dead bat, while Lagares typically has a low ceiling, being known more for his glove.

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Mets | Michael Conforto dropped vs. lefty

Tue, 10 May 2016 16:17:24 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is hitting sixth in the batting order against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Alex Wood Tuesday, May 10.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto usually sits against lefties after hitting only .214 (3-for-14) against them in 2015. Wood has been one of the weaker lefty starters in the majors this year, but Conforto should remain just a contrarian play for the bold in daily games this evening.

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Mets | Michael Conforto not playing Monday

Mon, 09 May 2016 15:58:32 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto (rest) is not in the starting batting order Monday, May 9. OF Juan Lagares gets the start instead opposite Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir. He's batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: This is just the standard for when the Mets tangle with a left-handed starter, as Conforto doesn't hit southpaws well. Lagares, however, is not an ideal plugin for daily leagues, considering he's really just an average hitter at best.

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Mets | Michael Conforto, Neil Walker sitting

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:45:52 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto and 2B Neil Walker are not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres left-handed SP Drew Pomeranz Friday, May 6. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and is hitting second, while SS Wilmer Flores is at the keystone and is batting seventh. OF Yoenis Cespedes shifts to left field.

Fantasy Tip: Flores is the more attractive daily gamble as a deep sleeper because of his power abilities, but neither he nor Lagares will be considered by many tonight against Pomeranz.

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Mets | Michael Conforto on doubles tear

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:25:57 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto hit a double in his sixth straight game Saturday, April 30, in a 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto also singled and hit a home run in the game. He is batting .365 from the third spot in the lineup, making him a great fantasy value in daily and regular leagues. He is a main reason why the Mets offense is sparking.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Ben Walker

Mets | Michael Conforto stays hot

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:28 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs Friday, April 29, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto is hitting .444 with six runs scored, a home run and seven RBIs during his current seven-game hitting streak. He has emerged as a must-start in all fantasy leagues and DFS play.

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Mets | Michael Conforto drives in two more

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:42:48 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs Wednesday, April 27, against the Cincinnati Reds to push his hitting streak to six games.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto is hitting .454 (10-for-22) with five RBIs during his hitting streak. He is a must-start fantasy option in most formats, and a solid DFS option while running hot.

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