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Mets | Kelly Johnson collects four hits

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:28:22 -0700

New York Mets INF Kelly Johnson went 4-for-4 in a loss to the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is batting .444 (8-for-18) this month but isn't worth rostering outside of NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues due to a lack of consistent playing time. However, he makes a decent DFS option on days when his name is penciled into the starting lineup.

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Mets | Neil Walker out vs. Cubs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:58:50 -0700

New York Mets 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. 2B Kelly Johnson is starting at the keystone and batting sixth against Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Walker is mired in a 4-for-34 funk with a .431 OPS over his past 10 games, and after hitting nine home runs in April, he's hit just seven since. View Walker as a fringe starter at the keystone in the majority of seasonal leagues. Johnson isn't receiving enough playing time to be anything more than a desperation own in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. He's not a priority in daily contests Wednesday, too.

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Mets | Curtis Granderson remains sidelined

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:52:23 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (calf) remains out of the starting lineup Thursday, June 30. OF Brandon Nimmo is starting in right field and is hitting leadoff, while 2B/OF Kelly Johnson starts in left and is batting sixth against Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey.

Fantasy Tip: Nimmo has plenty of upside and should be considered in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues with regular playing time in New York's outfield. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy upside in DFS hitting leadoff, though. Johnson is a journeyman utility player that has limited offensive upside at this point of his career. He's a deep DFS sleeper tonight.

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Mets | No Wilmer Flores vs. Washington

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:09:21 -0700

New York Mets 3B Wilmer Flores is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. INF/OF Kelly Johnson is starting at third base and batting sixth against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Flores has started 21 games in June and owns a solid .306/.370/.444 slash line for the month with 12 RBI. He's in the deep mixed and NL-only conversation as long as he's receiving consistent playing time. While Johnson is a respectable 11-for-35 since joining the Mets, it is a daunting matchup against Scherzer, and no one should fret fading Johnson Wednesday.

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Mets | Several NYM regulars resting Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:43:10 -0700

New York Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera, OF Curtis Granderson and C Travis d'Arnaud are not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Bud Norris Sunday, June 26. INF/OF Kelly Johnson will bat leadoff and play left field, INF Matthew Reynolds will play shortstop and bat second, OF Brandon Nimmo will play right field and bat seventh and C Rene Rivera will start behind the plate and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds is 7-for-20 with a home run and six RBI during the month of June and is worth considering as a value play for daily fantasy lineups. Nimmo will be making his MLB debut and possesses plenty of upside, so he could be worth taking a flier on in DFS as well. Johnson and Rivera are a combined 1-for-11 versus Norris and should be avoided Sunday.

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Mets | Kelly Johnson starting at third vs. Braves

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:29:39 -0700

New York Mets INF/OF Kelly Johnson is starting at third base and batting sixth against Atlanta Braves SP John Gant Friday, June 17. SS Wilmer Flores (hand) is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Flores and Johnson were expected to split time at third while the Mets figure out to do at the hot corner following David Wright's neck surgery, which could end his season. Johnson could see the majority of looks in the immediate future after Flores was hit by a pitch in the hand Thursday, June 16. Regardless of how it all plays out, though, Johnson and Flores are low-end fantasy options in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Mets | Wilmer Flores suffers bruised left hand

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:19:46 -0700

New York Mets 3B Wilmer Flores (hand) suffered a bruised left hand after being hit by a pitch from Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio during the bottom of the second inning Thursday, June 16. However, he remained in the game until the bottom of the third inning, when INF Kelly Johnson pinch-hit for him. X-rays for Flores came back negative.

Fantasy Tip: Flores' injury appears to be minor, although it remains uncertain if he will be able to return to the lineup Friday, June 17. If he is out for an extended period of time, expect Johnson to receive most of the action at the hot corner.

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Mets | New-look lineup for Mets

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:58:18 -0700

Updating a previous report, OF Kelly Johnson is starting in left field and batting fifth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Wednesday, June 15, after OF Juan Lagares (thumb) was a late scratch. SS Asdrubal Cabrera is now batting second, and INF Wilmer Flores is hitting fourth.

Fantasy Tip: There are limited fantasy ramifications here. Flores receives a boost hitting behind the three best hitters in the lineup and could be a viable low-priced option in daily contests. Johnson also is a potential DFS flier, except he's just 22-for-99 (.222 batting average) against left-handed hurlers since the beginning of 2014.

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Mets | Neil Walker not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:57:00 -0700

New York Mets 2B Neil Walker (back) is out of the game Tuesday, June 14, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 2B Kelly Johnson will start and hit fifth against Pirates SP Jameson Taillon.

Fantasy Tip: Between this and a .176 average in the past week, Walker might be due for a rest. Johnson is 3-for-8 with a home run against the Pirates, so he may be worth the flyer in DFS leagues.

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Mets | Three Mets starters sitting out

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:42:49 -0700

New York Mets 2B Neil Walker, SS Asdrubal Cabrera and C Rene Rivera are not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Zach Davies Sunday, June 12. INF Matt Reynolds will start at shortstop and is batting second. 2B Kelly Johnson will start at second base and is batting fourth, while C Kevin Plawecki will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Plawecki and Johnson have posted decent numbers over the last seven days. Johnson should be considered by owners in daily fantasy lineups, while Plawecki can be used in two-catcher leagues. Reynolds is not a strong fantasy option and should be avoided in all leagues.

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