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A.J. Ellis

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal sitting out

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:23:04 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, Sept. 1. C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is a defensive-minded catcher that should be avoided on FantasyScore this evening against the tough lefty.

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Dodgers | A.J. Ellis behind the plate

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:27:38 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis will bat seventh against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting just .224 on the year, and he doesn't offer much upside at FantasyScore against Lester ($8,700, 17.4% of cap).

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal sidelined Wednesday

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:06:33 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) is out of the lineup again Wednesday, Aug. 26. C A.J. Ellis is behind the dish and is hitting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP David Holmberg.

Fantasy Tip: Facing a hittable lefty like Holmberg may be one of the few times you consider using Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) as a sleeper catcher pick on FantasyScore. Ellis can also save you significant cap space for the rest of your lineup.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal not starting Tuesday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:02:04 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25, against the Cincinnati Reds. C A.J. Ellis is batting seventh against Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) appears to be out of the lineup due to Lamb's presence and nothing else. Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has a .600 average with one homer in five at-bats this past week, so if you're looking for a lower-cost catcher he may fit the bill.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal sitting out

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 10:42:27 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Aug. 23. C A.J. Ellis will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting only .217 in limited playing time this season and is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal sitting vs. lefty

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:31:49 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 18. C A.J. Ellis is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Oakland Athletics SP Felix Doubront Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Grandal ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats Tuesday. The backstop has hit a bump in an otherwise excellent season over the past two weeks, as he owns a .160/.290/.200 slash line over his past eight games. Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief for FantasyScore player Tuesday.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal sitting vs. Reds

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:36:47 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 13. C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and is hitting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) typically isn't a very useful daily weapon, but against the rookie Sampson who has struggled with his control, he could be a sneaky sleeper pick at the catching position. He'll also save you valuable loot for the rest of your roster.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal out vs. Nats

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:50:03 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 10. C A.J. Ellis is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has been starting regularly against lefties, but he has done nothing with the opportunity (.211/.324/.316 slash line for the season), and FantasyScore players should aim higher. Make sure to also avoid Grandal ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) in all fantasy formats Monday.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal out of lineup

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10:06:42 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, Aug. 8. C A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is receiving a scheduled day off after playing last night. Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is only batting .215 with two home runs and seven RBIs this season and should be avoided in FantasyScore unless you're in desperate need of salary cap relief.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal sitting vs. Philly

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:01:38 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 5. C A.J. Ellis is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Harang Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is rolling along an extended hot streak with 11 runs, three home runs, 10 RBI and a .381/.466/.571 slash line over his past 21 games. Make sure to avoid him Wednesday, though. Ellis ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) owns a .219/.321/.320 slash line through 901 plate appearances over the past three seasons, so FantasyScore players should likely aim higher Wednesday.

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