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Mon, 30 May 2016 21:13:37 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright allowed two runs, four hits and five walks with seven strikeouts in a complete game win against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, May 30 for his third consecutive complete game.
Fantasy Tip: The knuckleballer is reminding Red Sox nation and fantasy owners of former Boston hurler Tim Wakefield. He is an innings eater who has a 2.45 ERA, and has emerged as a must-start across all formats despite a 5-4 record.
Mon, 30 May 2016 21:12:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bogaerts is hitting .402 (41-for-102) with five homers and 17 RBIs during his 23-game run. He is a must-start fantasy option in all formats, and a great DFS option at a mid-tier price while running hot.
Mon, 30 May 2016 21:12:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Holt is a Swiss Army knife who can be used in a multitude of positions by his real team and fantasy owners.
Mon, 30 May 2016 21:11:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz (foot) returned to the lineup Monday, May 30, against the Baltimore Orioles, but his career-high streak of six straight games with a double was snapped. He did hit a solo home run in four at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Big Papi has homered in three straight games, and he has at least one extra-base hit in seven in a row. He is hitting .337 with 14 homers and 47 RBIs in his swan song season, remaining a must-start fantasy option in all formats.
Mon, 30 May 2016 08:43:06 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B Hanley Ramirez and C Christian Vazquez are not in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Tyler Wilson Monday, May 30. 3B Travis Shaw will start at third base, while INF Marco Hernandez will start at third base and is batting ninth. C Ryan Hanigan will start at catcher and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez is hitting .222 in limited playing time this month and is not a strong fantasy option for owners. Hanigan has struggled at the plate this season and should be avoided in most daily fantasy leagues.
Mon, 30 May 2016 08:29:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ortiz has been dealing with a sore foot over the last few days but appears ready to play. Ortiz is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he is healthy.
Mon, 30 May 2016 05:26:35 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Brock Holt (concussion) may be used as a utility player once he returns from his concussion, according to head coach John Farrell. Holt was the starting left fielder before the injury but may be more valuable playing at multiple positions moving forward.
Fantasy Tip: Holt has the ability to play nearly all of the positions, which makes him a valuable player for the manager. He probably would not be an everyday player if he is used as a utility player but should see solid playing time. Holt is hitting only .239 this season but should be owned in deeper mixed leagues.
Mon, 30 May 2016 05:04:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz (foot) said he expects to play Monday, May 30, after he was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, May 29, because of a foot injury. Ortiz underwent an MRI on his foot Sunday but it was negative.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Ortiz is dealing with a minor injury and should return to the lineup in the next few days. Ortiz is off to a tremendous start in his final season and should be a starting option in all leagues.
Sun, 29 May 2016 16:27:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Buchholz will be coming out of the bullpen for the foreseeable future with Eduardo Rodriguez set to return to the rotation. You can probably cut Buchholz loose in all formats for now.
Sun, 29 May 2016 16:23:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Craig Kimbrell threw 39 pitches and blew the save the day before, so it wasn't a surprise to see Uehara close things out. The pitch count likely dictated the decision, and Kimbrell's job isn't in jeopardy.
Sun, 29 May 2016 10:11:11 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B David Ortiz (foot) was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, May 29, because of a possible foot injury. 1B Hanley Ramirez is serving as the designated hitter. 3B Travis Shaw is starting at first base, while 2B Josh Rutledge is starting at third base and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Ortiz will need to miss multiple games. Rutledge has only two hits in his last five games and should be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sun, 29 May 2016 07:22:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Swihart is just 3-for-19 (.158) since taking over as Boston's everyday left fielder and is batting .171 versus right-handed pitching this season, so he should be avoided in all formats Sunday. However, gaining outfield eligibility will give him an added layer of value in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Sat, 28 May 2016 14:42:21 -0700
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts stuffed the box score in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, May 28, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three runs scored. Bogaerts' 21-game hitting streak is the longest active run in the majors at the moment.
Fantasy Tip: Bogaerts has registered multiple hits 12 times during the streak, so he's certainly doing more than just getting by. Among a tightly knit group of highly productive shortstops so far this season, the case could certainly be made that Bogaerts has been the best with a .351 average, six homers, 27 RBI, 41 runs and seven steals. If it wasn't already obvious, he's a must-start whenever he takes the field.
Sat, 28 May 2016 07:40:46 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman Saturday, May 28. OF Chris Young will start in left field and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Young is hitting .323 with one home run and five RBI in limited playing time this month. Young should have some value in daily fantasy leagues because of his recent production.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:22:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Consistency has always been an issue for Kelly, and he should be reserved for friendly matchups in daily formats.
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