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Phillies | Ryan Howard, Cesar Hernandez out of lineup

Sun, 29 May 2016 08:19:16 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard and Cesar Hernandez are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey Sunday, May 29. INF Andres Blanco will bat third and play second base, while 1B Tommy Joseph will bat fifth and start at first base. In addition, OF Tyler Goeddel is back in the lineup as the left fielder and will bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph carries a four-game hitting streak into Sunday's contest and is batting .290 with two homers and four RBI through 31 at-bats, while Goeddel is batting .313 through 64 at-bats this month. Both players can be viewed as productive sources of salary cap relief in DFS.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard continues miserable May

Sat, 28 May 2016 15:46:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, May 28, dropping his average for the month to .097 with 25 strikeouts in 62 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: The left-handed hitting Howard hardly plays against southpaws anymore, yet has logged a lot of at-bats this month despite the production of Tommy Joseph so far. Manager Pete Mackanin is reportedly very committed to maintaining a timeshare between the two, but Howard doesn't have a multi-hit game this month and really isn't giving his skipper much of a reason to keep trotting him out there. Expect Joseph to start logging more at-bats against right-handers at Howard's expense in the near future.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard not in the lineup

Sun, 22 May 2016 09:57:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Casey Kelly Sunday, May 22. 1B Tommy Joseph will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph has gone 4-for-12 with one home run and one RBI since being recalled from the minor leagues. Joseph should be a starting option in some daily fantasy leagues, but owners in mixed leagues should find better options.

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Phillies | Strict platoon at 1B for Phils

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:20:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Tommy Joseph likely won't see much action this weekend against an Atlanta Braves rotation that is heavily right-handed. Joseph is 4-for-10 with a home run since being called up from Class AAA Lehigh Valley last Friday. Head coach Pete Mackanin is heavily committed to a platoon at first base with Joseph and 1B Ryan Howard, with Howard seeing most of the starts against righties.

Fantasy Tip: Both Joseph and Howard can be useful in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues for their power strokes, but be mindful that Howard will kill your average (.168/.236/.398 line with eight bombs). Joseph has limited upside in the current setup but has a much higher ceiling.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard back in the lineup

Wed, 18 May 2016 07:32:11 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard returned to the lineup at cleanup Wednesday, May 18, with 1B Tommy Joseph sitting out.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph had a strong couple of games against two lefties. It looks like he's the right-handed complement to Howard now. Howard has four hits this month (.114), but three of them left the park. He's a boom-or-bust play against Tom Koehler.

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Phillies | Tommy Joseph starting vs. Marlins

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:10:57 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Tommy Joseph is starting at first base and batting fifth against Miami Marlins SP Adam Conley Monday, May 16. 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Howard rarely plays against left-handed pitchers, and with Joseph's promotion, you can expect him to see starts against lefties and maybe the odd right-handed arm. Joseph posted a .347/.370/.611 slash line through 100 plate appearances with Class AAA Lehigh Valley this season before joining Philadelphia, and he is a potential grab in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Phillies | Tommy Joseph making major league debut

Fri, 13 May 2016 14:05:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Tommy Joseph is starting at first base and is batting sixth against Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan in his major league debut Friday, May 13. 1B Ryan Howard is starting on the bench against the left-hander. C Carlos Ruiz is in the cleanup spot.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph was tearing it up in the minors and is finally healthy after three concussions in previous seasons. He should at least platoon with Howard at first base and face and is worth the immediate pickup in dynasty and NL-only leagues. Ruiz has looked much better this year at the plate than last and is certainly worth a low-priced flier in daily formats if you're looking to save money at the position against Finnegan.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz resting

Sun, 08 May 2016 08:35:07 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard and C Carlos Ruiz are out of the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino Sunday, May 8. 1B Darin Ruf will bat cleanup and play first base, while C Cameron Rupp starts behind the plate and bats fifth. In addition, OF Tyler Goeddel will play left field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Rupp, Ruf and Goeddel should all be viewed as desperation sources of salary cap relief in daily fantasy games. Ruf has the most upside because of his career success versus lefties but he is hitting just .157 with three RBI in 57 at-bats this season.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard taking the night off

Fri, 06 May 2016 13:38:23 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins left-handed SP Wei-Yin Chen Friday, May 6. 1B Darin Ruf is at first base and is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Howard is hitting under .200 but does have seven home runs so far this year. In deep mixed formats he could be worth a look if you're in need of power. Ruf pummeled lefties last year to the tune of .371/.447/.660 with eight of his 12 home runs, and he makes for a nice sleeper selection in daily games.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard takes a seat

Thu, 05 May 2016 08:20:37 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Thursday, May 5, with 1B Darin Ruf hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf is hitting just .163, but he has a good matchup against Jaime Garcia. Ruf crushed lefties to a .295-14-34 line in 227 at-bats before this season. He's a low-end streamer today.

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