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Mets | Two Mets idle Wednesday

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:04:03 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto and C Travis d'Arnaud are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 22. 3B Wilmer Flores moves up to hit fifth, OF Matthew Reynolds hits seventh and C Rene Rivera hits eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Flores hits lefties pretty well, and he faces lefty Danny Duffy today. He's worth the low-end consideration hitting fifth. Reynolds and Rivera aren't worth DFS consideration.

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Braves | Julio Teheran fires one-hitter

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:11:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran turned in the finest effort of his career against the New York Mets Sunday, June 19, yielding only a third-inning single to OF Michael Conforto and striking out seven over a 120-pitch outing for his third win of the season and third career shutout.

Fantasy Tip: Teheran has been one of the few bright spots for the Braves this season with a 2.66 ERA after 15 outings, allowing three runs or fewer in each of his last 12 starts. The 25-year-old should be one of the hotter names on the trade market this summer and is a good bet to get moved, so Atlanta may want to strike while the iron is hot and see what other teams will be willing to pay for him after this gem. Regardless of where he ends up, he should be a solid third starter at worst in fantasy.

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Mets | Neil Walker, Michael Conforto return

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:53:44 -0700

New York Mets 2B Neil Walker (back) and OF Michael Conforto (wrist) are both back in the lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio Thursday, June 16. Walker is batting fifth, and Conforto is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Return Walker to your starting lineups and continue to view him as a viable starter at the keystone in the majority of leagues. Conforto, on the other hand, is mired in lengthy slump with a .150/.212/.308 slash line since Sunday, May 1. He cannot be started with confidence until he turns it around at the dish.

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Mets | Michael Conforto sitting vs. Pittsburgh

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:39:24 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 15. OF Juan Lagares (teeth) is starting in center field and leading off against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto received a cortisone shot in his left wrist Monday, June 13, and he is suffering from strained cartilage in his wrist. He likely should be avoided in all fantasy formats until he returns and shows some life at the plate. He has a .150/.212/.308 slash line since the calendar flipped to May, after all. Lagares is a viable grab in deep mixed and NL-only leagues because of his fleeting uptick in value and playing time.

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Mets | Michael Conforto receives injection

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:40:38 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto (wrist) received a cortisone shot in his left wrist Monday, June 13, before he underwent an MRI exam. He was diagnosed with strained cartilage in his wrist, but he thinks he can return to the lineup within a few days without needing surgery. OF Juan Lagares (teeth) had a dental issue Tuesday, June 14, and is feeling "real sore," so OF Alejandro De Aza replaced Conforto. Conforto is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and is hitting .096 (5-for-52) since May 12. The Mets haven't seriously considered sending Conforto to the minors to work on his swing yet.

Fantasy Tip: Wrist and hand injuries for hitters can be debilitating and sap them of their power, so this injury is certainly something to watch closely, especially with the way Conforto has tailed off at the plate of late. When healthy, Conforto can be one of the more impactful young lefty sticks. For now, keep him benched until he returns and proves that his wrist isn't bothering him.

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Mets | Michael Conforto out Tuesday

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:53:38 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 14, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. OF Alejandro De Aza replaces Conforto and will lead off against Pirates SP Jameson Taillon.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto hasn't been hitting well, but the team says this is not a demotion and he is merely getting rest to let the wrist heal. De Aza, despite the leadoff spot, doesn't carry much fantasy value because his bat has been weak in the past seven days (.067 average). You may want to look elsewhere for production.

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Mets | Michael Conforto isn't being demoted

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:36:28 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto hasn't been considered for a demotion to the minors. The team is prepared to extend him plenty of leeway, but assistant general manager John Ricco said that doesn't last forever.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto is hitting .111 in June and has a .233-9-29 line on the season. He's one of a handful of struggling outfielders that you just have to ride it out with. Bench him if you can, and he makes a good buy-low option.

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Mets | Michael Conforto out of the lineup

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:32:42 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto (wrist) is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Zach Davies Sunday, June 12. OF Alejandro De Aza will start in left field and is batting seventh. Manager Terry Collins said Conforto should return to the lineup Tuesday, June 14.

Fantasy Tip: De Aza has only two hits in his last 15 at-bats and is batting .191 this season. Owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups and can avoid De Aza in most fantasy leagues.

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Mets | Michael Conforto, Neil Walker back in lineup

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:07:59 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto and 2B Neil Walker are back in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Wily Peralta Saturday, June 11. In addition, C Rene Rivera will start behind the plate and bat eighth, with C Kevin Plawecki receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto is 4-for-31 (.129) with 11 strikeouts at the plate this month and is just batting .158 in 114 at-bats since May 1, so he should be avoided this afternoon. Walker is also experiencing a cold streak of his own, with just four hits in 22 at-bats over the past week. Rivera should be viewed as nothing more than an inexpensive flier option in DFS contests.

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Mets | Michael Conforto sitting vs. Milwaukee

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:34:23 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 10. OF Alejandro De Aza is starting in left field and batting second against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto has struggled significantly since the calendar flipped to May with a .159/.224/.327 slash line and just 11 runs and 11 RBI. It isn't out of the question to move on from the youngster in shallow setups. De Aza is going to receive more playing time in the short term, but he doesn't warrant attention outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, as he's just 13-for-62 (.210 batting average) for the season.

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