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Giants | Matt Duffy headed to DL

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:04:54 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy (Achilles') will be placed on the disabled list shortly and is expected to miss at least the next two weeks, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Tough break for Duffy, who was thought to be available for duty off the bench tonight. He has mostly underwhelmed in 70 games this season, batting .253 with four homers and 21 RBI - all of which are significantly off the .295 average, 12 home runs and 77 RBI marks he posted in 149 contests last season. Duffy can be dropped in shallow leagues if placing him on the DL isn't an option. Conor Gillaspie and Kelby Tomlinson should be the favorites for playing time in his absence, but both can be ignored outside of NL-only leagues.

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Giants | Matt Duffy will have MRI exam

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:16:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy (Achilles') is sore and will have an MRI on his Achilles', but he is expected to be available off the bench for the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, June 20.

Fantasy Tip: Sub out Duffy where you can in seasonal leagues, but it doesn't sound like the injury is too serious. Reiterating a previous tip, Duffy has been underwhelming this year and isn't a must-own player in shallower formats. Stay tuned for updates.

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Giants | Matt Duffy sitting with an injury

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:31:53 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy (Achilles') is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 20, after injuring his Achilles' Sunday, June 19. INF Ramiro Pena is starting at third base and batting sixth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Duffy is having an extremely mediocre season, and his .253/.313/.358 slash line hurts the appeal of his counting stats (32 runs, four home runs, 21 RBI and eight stolen bases). You can hold onto him in deep mixed leagues, but he isn't worth keeping in shallow setups. Pena is a fantasy afterthought at this point.

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Giants | Matt Duffy leaves game

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:16:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy (unspecified) left his team's game Sunday, June 19, after he was hurt running the bases. No information on the injury was given.

Fantasy Tip: An injury running the bases could mean hamstring or something in the legs. Either way, this is worth monitoring. Stay tuned to see whether Duffy needs time on the disabled list and whether he needs to be removed from your team temporarily.

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Giants | Brandon Belt hitting third

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:03:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is hitting third Saturday, June 11, with 3B Matt Duffy down to the fifth spot.

Fantasy Tip: Belt is hitting third against left-hander Scott Kazmir. This speaks volumes for his progression as a hitter. He hit .263 against lefties from 2013-15, and he's hitting .286 against southpaws this season. He's a solid option in the upper-middle area of the position. Duffy is hitting just .200 this month but remains a fringe target in DFS.

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Giants | Matt Duffy returns to the lineup

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:10:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy (wrist) is starting at third base and batting third against Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez Wednesday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: Return Duffy to your lineup if you were relying on him as a starter, but he's been a disappointment thus far in 2016. After returning modest five-category production last year, Duffy has just 12 RBI this season with a .245/.307/.342 slash line, and in a lot of leagues, you have to aim higher.

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Giants | Matt Duffy absent vs. Braves

Tue, 31 May 2016 13:43:21 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 31. 3B Conor Gillaspie is starting at third base and is hitting eighth against Atlanta Braves SP Matt Wisler.

Fantasy Tip: Duffy is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his wrist came back negative. He could return later this week. The left-handed hitting Gillaspie has some pope but is batting just .207 (6-for-29) and carries very little daily upside hitting so low in the Gigantes batting order.

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Giants | Matt Duffy day-to-day with wrist injury

Mon, 30 May 2016 13:26:13 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy's (wrist) X-rays on his left wrist were negative, and he is considered day-to-day. Duffy was hit by a pitch during the game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, May 30, and he had to leave the game.

Fantasy Tip: Duffy has just 12 RBI this season with a .245/.307/.342 slash line, which are underwhelming numbers after he provided a nice five-category return in 2015. At this point, he is a low-end option outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only setups. Stay tuned for updates on Duffy, and look for Kelby Tomlinson to see time at the hot corner while Duffy is out.

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Giants | Matt Duffy slumping at the dish

Thu, 19 May 2016 16:06:11 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Matt Duffy has not registered a hit in his past 16 at-bats entering the game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, May 19. His batting average is down to .239.

Fantasy Tip: Duffy had a nice showing in 2015 and moved the needle across all five fantasy categories, but he has struggled in 2016 with just 18 runs, two home runs, 11 RBI, four stolen bases and a .239/.299/.340 slash line. It isn't out of the question that Duffy overachieved to a degree last year, so he is a candidate to replace in shallow leagues.

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Giants | Buster Posey, Matt Duffy resting

Sun, 15 May 2016 12:41:05 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey and 3B Matt Duffy are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Sunday, May 15. 3B Conor Gillaspie will start at this base and is batting seventh, while C Trevor Brown will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Gillaspie is batting .316 in limited playing time this season and could be a starting option in some fantasy leagues. Brown should be an option in two-catcher leagues but probably can be avoided in most standard leagues.

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