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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal not starting Tuesday

Tue, 03 May 2016 14:09:10 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not starting Tuesday, May 3, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Grandal is spelled by C A.J. Ellis, who will hit seventh against Rays SP Matt Moore.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be nothing but a normal night off for Grandal, so put him on your bench in daily leagues. Ellis is a .237-1-8 hitter in the past 30 days so his fantasy value is minimal.

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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 | Two Dodgers sitting out

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:07:55 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner and C Yasmani Grandal are out of the lineup Saturday, April 23, with OF Yasiel Puig hitting third and C A.J. Ellis hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Puig is still hitting .310 despite a 3-for-17 (.176) the last seven days. He's a high-end outfield option against Tyler Chatwood. Ellis is hitting just .154 and isn't worth the low-end flyer.

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Dodgers | Three L.A. regulars rested

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:20:33 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson, C Yasmani Grandal and SS Corey Seager are out of the lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Friday, April 15. OF Trayce Thompson is in center and hitting sixth, C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and batting seventh, while OF Charlie Culberson is starting at the 6 and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Against the MadBum, we can't seriously recommend any of Thompson, Ellis or Culberson as attractive deep sleeper picks for daily gamers.

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Dodgers | Scott Van Slyke, A.J. Ellis sitting

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:00:15 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke and C A.J. Ellis are not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto Sunday, April 10. OF Trayce Thompson will start in left field and is batting seventh, while C Austin Barnes will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Thompson has hit two doubles in seven at-bats this season and could be a starting candidate in NL-only leagues Sunday. Barnes probably can be avoided in all leagues.

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Dodgers | A.J. Ellis behind the plate in Game 1

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:33:50 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis is starting behind the plate and batting seventh in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom Friday, Oct. 9. C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) serves as Clayton Kershaw's ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) personal catcher, so he should see starts whenever the ace takes the hill. Ellis is a low-end fantasy option, though, and he is best viewed as a source of cap relief for FantasyScore contests. Grandal ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) should see the majority of starts at catcher for the Dodgers, and he has more upside with the stick.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal not in lineup Friday

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:07:13 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly Friday, Oct. 2. C A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is batting just .232 since Sept. 1, and is not a great FantasyScore catching option tonight.

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Dodgers | Four lefties out for Dodgers

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:07:00 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OFs Joc Pederson, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford and C Yasmani Grandal are out of the lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, Sept. 29. OF Enrique Hernandez is in center field and hitting leadoff, OF Justin Ruggiano is in left and batting sixth, C A.J. Ellis is catching and hitting seventh and OF Scott Van Slyke is in right field and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: In a matchup of perhaps the best two left-handed pitchers on the planet, none of the reserves starting for the Dodgers tonight should be attractive on FantsayScore as anything other than desperation contrarian picks.

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Dodgers | Handful of Dodgers lefties sitting

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:20:16 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Corey Seager, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, OFs Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier and C Yasmani Grandal are all out of the lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Patrick Corbin Thursday, Sept. 24. OF Justin Ruggiano is hitting leadoff, SS Jimmy Rollins is at shortstop and hitting second, OF Scott Van Slyke is at first base and hitting fifth, C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and OFs Chris Heisey and Scott Schebler round out the bottom of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: There's not much to like here on FantasyScore with the overhaul of the L.A. lineup this afternoon against a southpaw. In fact, Corbin ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) makes a nice contrarian play if you're feeling lucky with a weak Dodgers lineup today.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal out against LHP again

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:09:32 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is out again Saturday, Sept. 19, with C A.J. Ellis hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: It's the fourth straight lefty that has Grandal on the bench. Ellis ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has a couple homers this week, but he's a very suspect play on FantasyScore against Francisco Liriano.

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