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A.J. Ellis

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Dodgers | Monday Dodgers lineup light

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:04:01 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Corey Seager, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, 2B Chase Utley, OF Joc Pederson and C Yasmani Grandal are out of the lineup Monday, June 27. OF Enrique Hernandez is leading off, OF Trayce Thompson is hitting third, 1B Scott Van Slyke is hitting sixth, C A.J. Ellis hit seventh and SS Chris Taylor hits eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Thompson has struggled this month, but he has upside in the three-hole against Francisco Liriano. Hernandez and Van Slyke are worth low-end consideration against the lefty. Ellis and Taylor don't move the needle much.

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Dodgers | Four Dodgers take a seat

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:52:27 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, OF Joc Pederson, C Yasmani Grandal and 2B Howie Kendrick are out of the lineup Saturday, June 25. 2B Enrique Hernandez is leading off, OF Trayce Thompson is hitting cleanup, OF Scott Van Slyke hits seventh and C A.J. Ellis is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez is hitting just .195, but most of his power comes against lefties. He and Van Slyke are low-end flyers against lefty Jeff Locke. Thompson has cooled way off, but he has upside hitting cleanup. Ellis isn't worth a DFS flyer today.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal not starting

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:43:04 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza Sunday, June 19. C A.J. Ellis will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis is hitting only .196 in his limited playing time this season and likely can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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Dodgers | Three Dodgers regulars sitting out

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:30:32 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, OF Joc Pederson and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Patrick Corbin Wednesday, June 15. 2B Howie Kendrick is at second base and is hitting sixth, OF Scott Van Slyke is starting in right field and batting seventh and C A.J. Ellis is catching and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Kendrick and Van Slyke don't move the fantasy needle all that much but could be successful value plays in DFS if you're looking to save a little salary cap space against the lefty. Ellis is a light-hitting catcher that should be ignored.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal sitting Sunday night

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:41:05 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy on Sunday, June 12. C A.J. Ellis will give Grandal a rest behind the plate after he started the last two games behind the plate and will bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis is 1-for-7 all-time against Peavy and can be ignored in this matchup outside of perhaps NL-only leagues. The only active Dodgers with any kind of significant success in at least 10 career at-bats against Peavy are Adrian Gonzalez, who is hitting .269 with three homers off the right-hander, and Howie Kendrick, who is 3-for-10 lifetime versus Peavy.

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Dodgers | Four Dodgers regulars sitting out

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:27:47 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, SS Corey Seager, OF Joc Pederson and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Chris Rusin Wednesday, June 8. C Austin Barnes is starting at second base and is hitting eighth, OF Enrique Hernandez is starting at shortstop and is batting leadoff, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and hitting cleanup and C A.J. Ellis is doing the catching and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: The Dodgers typically sit a handful of their lefty hitters against southpaws. After Thompson's walkoff blast last night, he now has 10 homers and 22 RBI on the year and has carved out an everyday role. He's a great player to have in daily lineups this evening. Hernandez's daily value soars while hitting leadoff, too, and he's a fine value play. Barnes and Ellis are light-hitting catchers that are low-end DFS clicks.

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Dodgers | Three Dodgers regulars sitting

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:30:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, OF Joc Pederson and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup Monday, June 6. 2B Howie Kendrick is starting at second base and is hitting fifth, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and is batting third and C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and hitting eighth against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood. Also, 3B Justin Turner is in the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Thompson has solidified everyday playing time with a .279 average and nine home runs on the year. He has become a viable option in most fantasy formats now. Kendrick is in a nice run-producing spot in the lineup but remains more of a low-end daily pick, as does Ellis. Turner has struggled to produce his numbers from a season ago and loses valuable RBI chances while hitting leadoff, making him a lackluster DFS selection tonight.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal idle Saturday

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 15:50:46 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is out of the lineup Saturday, June 4, with C A.J. Ellis hitting eighth. OF Howie Kendrick is spelling OF Carl Crawford as well, and he's hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis has little offensive prowess, but he usually catches Clayton Kershaw. Avoid him in fantasy. Kendrick is 2-for-15 (.133) the last week, but he's a low-end option at second base against Bud Norris.

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Dodgers | Chase Utley, Yasmani Grandal sitting

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:07:57 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks Thursday, June 2. OF Enrique Hernandez will start at second base and is batting first, while C A.J. Ellis will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez has been used mostly as a pinch hitter lately and has only three hits in his last nine games. Owners in most daily fantasy leagues should be able to find better players to use. Ellis has only two hits in his last 14 at-bats and is not a strong fantasy option.

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Dodgers | Three Dodgers regulars out vs. lefty

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:52:44 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, 1B Adrian Gonzalez and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs left-handed SP Jon Lester Wednesday, June 1. OF Enrique Hernandez is starting at second and hitting leadoff, 2B Howie Kendrick is at first base and batting cleanup and C A.J. Ellis is doing the catching and hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: The Dodgers often sit a handful of their lefty regulars against a southpaw, so this is no surprise. Hernandez gains some daily value hitting leadoff, but he's cooled since a hot start and had just four hits (one double) in 37 at-bats (.108) in May. Kendrick could be the best value pick in DFS among the group hitting cleanup. Ellis is a light-hitting catcher that should be avoided in all fantasy formats.

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