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Phillies | Ryan Howard not playing

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:47:17 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup against New York Mets left-handed SP Jon Niese Tuesday, Sept. 1. OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base and hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has notable power for daily owners, and he does have a slash line of .365/.430/.581 with an OPS of 1.011 against left-handers in 74 at-bats this season. He's a sleeper pick on FantasyScore tonight worth considering if you need to save money elsewhere.

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Phillies | Darin Ruf starting vs. lefty

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:06:51 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and batting sixth against New York Mets SP Jon Niese Thursday, Aug. 27. 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Against southpaws, Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has a .366/.434/.549 slash line through 83 plate appearances this season. He is a viable low-priced option at FantasyScore Thursday. Howard ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has been sneaky good of late with 17 RBI and a .304/.345/.519 slash line over his past 21 games. He could help down the stretch for seasonal teams chasing in home runs and RBI.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting again

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:06:11 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Adam Conley Sunday, Aug. 23. OF Darin Ruf will start at first base and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has not been in the lineup much this past week because the team has been facing several left-handed pitchers. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has picked up an RBI in each of the last three games but is not the best option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard out against lefty

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:20:50 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Saturday, Aug. 22, with 1B Darin Ruf hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has a .391-3-10 split in 64 at-bats against lefties this year. He's a good basement start against lefty Justin Nicolino on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | No Ryan Howard against Miami

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:43:52 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will take a seat again against Miami Marlins left-handed SP Brad Hand Thursday, Aug. 20. OF Darin Ruf is starting at first base and hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) qualifies as a deep sleeper pick worth considering if you want to save money for other lineup spots. He's hitting .403 (25-for-62) with three of his four home runs against lefties, so the numbers back it.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting again vs. Jays

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:17:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not starting Wednesday, Aug. 19. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and batting fifth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Howard in all fantasy formats Wednesday. The veteran won't help your batting average, but seasonal owners looking for power numbers down the stretch could take a speculative leap of faith with Howard ($4,100, 8.2% of cap). He has three home runs and 17 RBI over his last 21 games. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has owned southpaws this season with a .383/.465/.583 slash line and three double, three home runs and eight RBI over 71 plate appearances. He is worth consideration at FantasyScore Wednesday.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:22:03 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 18. 1B Darin Ruf is batting fifth against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey.

Fantasy Tip: It appears to be a normal off night for Howard ($4,100, 8.2% of cap), but a closer look shows Howard is batting .182 lifetime against Dickey. Ruf should be avoided as he is hitless against the Blue Jays hurler.

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Phillies | No Ryan Howard Monday

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:52:48 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 10. 2B Chase Utley is starting at first base and hitting leadoff against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa.

Fantasy Tip: Utley ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) isn't the player he once was years ago, and he's hitting a meager .189 (43-for-228) with only four home runs and 27 RBI this season. De La Rosa has been much better of late, especially at home. You can likely find much more intriguing second base options on FantasyScore than Utley.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard producing

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:59:14 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 12-2 win over the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Aug. 1, and he has 12 RBI in his last seven games.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has an ugly batting average, but he has 32 RBI in his last 34 games and is on pace for 93 for the year. He shouldn't be used against lefties, but Howard is worth considering at FantasyScore with the right matchups.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard will serve as DH

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:51:37 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will serve as the designated hitter against Toronto Blue Jays SP Felix Doubront Tuesday, July 28, and is batting fifth in the lineup. OF Darin Ruf will start at first base and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Howard ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is in the lineup even though he has struggled against left-handed pitchers with a .139 batting average. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid using Howard against this matchup. Ruf ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is batting .308 in limited playing time this month and could be an option on FantasyScore if owners want to spend money at other positions.

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