Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:03:15 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart, who is hitting .303 on the season, was moved up to the second spot in the batting order Monday, April 27, with 2B Brandon Phillips dropping to sixth. 1B Joey Votto is now hitting third, and 3B Todd Frazier is in the cleanup spot.
Fantasy Tip: The most notable move is for Cozart ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) jumping up to the top of the lineup. While facing a tough matchup in the improving Jimmy Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night, the two-hole boosts Cozart's FantasyScore value at shortstop.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:13:12 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is not in the starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, April 20. 2B/OF Kristopher Negron is playing the keystone position and batting eighth Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Phillips in daily contests Monday. He is off to a solid start this season with a .304 batting average (14-for-46), and there is not indication the day off is injury related. Negron ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is low-priced flier for FantasyScore players, although batting eight isn't an ideal spot in the lineup.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:58:52 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is batting fourth in the starting lineup Saturday, April 18.
Fantasy Tip: Phillips ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has not driven in many runners at this point but does have nine hits in his last five games. Owners on FantasyScore could consider Phillips as a starting option.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:53:58 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (head) returned to the lineup Wednesday, April 15, against the Chicago Cubs one night after leaving the game due to dizziness.
Fantasy Tip: Phillips had a pair of singled in four at-bats and is hitting .324 this season. At just $2,300 (or 4.6% of cap) he is a solid value play in FantasyScore.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:29:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (head) passed a concussion test Tuesday, April 14, and he might play as soon as Wednesday, April 15.
Fantasy Tip: At $2,300 (or 4.6% of cap) Phillips is a tempting play in FantasyScore, but give him a game to prove his health before plugging him back into your lineup.
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:05:48 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (head) left the game Tuesday, April 14, against the Chicago Cubs after feeling lightheaded.
Fantasy Tip: Phillips was involved in a collision while running the bases. Itís uncertain if he will be forced to miss time, but if he does it would be Skip Schumaker ($1,600; 3.2% of cap) likely drawing into the starting lineup.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:50:14 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier, OF Jay Bruce and 2B Brandon Phillips are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:47:12 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 15.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:38:46 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips has not hit a home run since Saturday, June 28. Entering the game Thursday, Sept. 11, he had a six-game hitting steak, though. Phillips did miss over a month of action with a ligament tear in his left thumb earlier this season, too.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:11:22 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is batting fifth and playing second base Friday, Sept. 5, against the New York Mets. Phillips was not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 4.