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Mets | Noah Syndergaard tossed

Sat, 28 May 2016 18:05:55 -0700

New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard was ejected after throwing behind Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley Saturday, May 28. New York Mets manager Terry Collins was also tossed.

Fantasy Tip: Syndergaard no doubt burned his owners in daily formats, but it's tough to complain too much given the incredible season he is putting together.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley drives in four runs Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:15:41 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley went 1-for-2 with a double, four RBI, two runs scored and a walk against the New York Mets Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Utley is 7-for-18 (.389) over his last four games and has bounced back nicely from a miserable 2015 campaign, when he hit .212 in 107 regular-season games. He is batting .330 through 91 at-bats on the road this season and should be viewed as a potential value play in daily fantasy contests.

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Dodgers | Four Dodgers regulars sitting

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:04:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford, 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal and OF Joc Pederson are all out of the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds left-handed SP Brandon Finnegan Monday, May 23. OF Enrique Hernandez is playing left field and leading off, 2B Howie Kendrick is at second base and is batting cleanup, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and hitting fifth, while C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Against Finnegan, Hernandez, Kendrick and Thompson all make for solid value picks in DFS tonight. Kendrick hit his first home run of the year Sunday and is in a prime spot to take advantage for his owners. Ellis remains a low-end catching option, especially while batting low in the lineup.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley, Joc Pederson out

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:53:56 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley and OF Joc Pederson are not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres left-handed SP Christian Friedrich Friday, May 20. 2B Howie Kendrick is playing second and hitting cleanup, while OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Kendrick has hit cleanup now for the last handful of games but hasn't capitalized and remains a low-end second base option in all fantasy formats. Thompson, on the other hand, has succeeded against lefties (.286, three home runs) and continues to see regular playing time in the outfield. He's an excellent DFS value pick tonight and should start seeing love for outfield depth in deep mixed and NL-only leagues if he hasn't already.

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Dodgers | Three Dodgers regulars sitting

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:51:44 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, OF Carl Crawford and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup Friday, May 13. 2B Howie Kendrick is starting at second base and hitting leadoff, OF Trayce Thompson is starting in left field and batting seventh, and C A.J. Ellis is starting at catcher and is hitting eighth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha.

Fantasy Tip: The leadoff spot could make Kendrick an excellent contrarian value play in daily formats, but his poor .188/.225/.200 slash line with no homers and three RBI will likely scare most away. Thompson has produced in a limited role this year but has been better against lefties. He's a low-end outfield option. Ellis remains unattractive with a limited offensive profile.

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Dodgers | Five Dodgers regulars sitting

Mon, 09 May 2016 14:37:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, OF Carl Crawford, C Joc Pederson, C Yasmani Grandal and SS Corey Seager are not in the starting lineup against New York Mets left-handed SP Steven Matz Monday, May 9. OF Enrique Hernandez is starting in left field and hitting leadoff, 2B Howie Kendrick is at the keystone and batting second, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and is hitting sixth, C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and hitting seventh and OF Charlie Culberson is starting at shortstop and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure you get all of these guys out of your daily rosters tonight against the lefty. Only Hernandez and Kendrick are really worth your attention as sleeper picks against Matz in DFS action while hitting at the top of the lineup. Thompson, Ellis and Culberson are all desperation plays. Matz is certainly worth paying for as the Dodgers trot out a less than ideal lineup.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley, Joc Pederson resting

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:38:49 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley and OF Joc Pederson are not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays left-handed SP Drew Smyly Wednesday, May 4. 2B Howie Kendrick is at the keystone and is hitting fifth, while OF Trayce Thompson starts in center field and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Both Kendrick and Thompson had big games in the win over the Rays last night, so those in daily games could elect to roll the dice and hope they stay hot. Other than big nights Tuesday, Kendrick and Thompson haven't done a whole lot with the bats. The matchup against Smyly, who's been very strong, isn't a kind one, though.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 03 May 2016 14:05:11 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3, against the Tampa Bay Rays. 2B Howie Kendrick is batting fifth against Rays SP Matt Moore, and DH Enrique Hernandez has the leadoff spot where Utley usually bats.

Fantasy Tip: Utley, a lefty, is out likely due to the lefty matchup with Moore. Kendrick carries little fantasy value (.063 in 17 at-bats in the past week), and Hernandez (.067) is similarly struggling. Leave those hitters out of your lineups.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig returns after a day off

Sun, 01 May 2016 12:24:19 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is in the lineup Sunday, May 01, against San Diego Padres SP Drew Pomeranz and will bat leadoff. The Dodgers will get a host of other regulars a day off, however, as 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal, OF Carl Crawford and OF Joc Pederson are not starting. In their place, OF Enrique Hernandez will occupy left field and bat second, 2B/3B Howie Kendrick will play second base and hit fifth, OF Trayce Thompson will spell Pederson in center and bat sixth, and C A.J. Ellis will catch and hit eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Puig is mired in a 7-for-51 slump since the middle of April following a hot start and is probably needs to be benched in most leagues for now, although manager Dave Roberts is obviously showing a lot of faith in his struggling slugger by batting him leadoff today. Utley is getting a rest day and has cooled slightly after batting over .300 for most of April, but he should be inserted back in lineups Tuesday when the Dodgers hit the road to face the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Dodgers | Howie Kendrick the odd-man out

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:59:39 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Howie Kendrick is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. 2B Chase Utley is starting at the keystone and hitting leadoff against San Diego Padres SP Cesar Vargas.

Fantasy Tip: Utley is off to a fine start, hitting .307 with five RBI in 75 at-bats. As long as he stays hot, Kendrick will likely lose playing time against right-handed pitchers, especially since he's only hitting .135/.151/.135. It's becoming harder to justify holding Kendrick in mixed affairs. Utley is a fine selection for daily rosters tonight against Vargas, who is making just his second major league start and first on the road.

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