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Cubs | Jake Arrieta remains undefeated

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:24:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (9-0) allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, May 25, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Arrieta failed to record a quality start for just the second time in 10 outings this season but he should continue to be started with confidence in all fantasy formats. His next start will come against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, May 31.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant drives in three runs Wednesday

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:17:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B/OF Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs, a walk and two runs scored against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant has 10 home runs and 35 RBI through 44 games this season and should continue to be viewed as one of the top third basemen in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler sitting out

Wed, 25 May 2016 07:51:52 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 25, with 3B Tommy La Stella hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella has a .308-2-7 line on the season and is a low-end consideration against Carlos Martinez.

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Cubs | Jason Hammel pitches well Tuesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:20:07 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel allowed one run on four hits in 7 1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 24, to pick up his sixth win of the season. He struck out four batters and walked three during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Hammel has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his nine starts this season and currently has a 2.17 ERA. He is scheduled to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in his next start and should be a starting option in all leagues.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler drives in three

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:14:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with one home run and three RBI against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Soler has been producing the plate over the last week with seven hits, two home runs and four RBI over the last seven games. Soler probably is not a great option in most leagues but should be a starting candidate in some daily fantasy leagues.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo posting mixed numbers

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:16:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is 2-for-27 on the team's road trip following a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, May 23. Against left-handed pitchers this season, Rizzo is batting .156 with a .296 on-base percentage. Rizzo's batting average on balls in play is .218, but for the season he is hitting .239 with 11 home runs and 35 runs batted in.

Fantasy Tip: These numbers are all over the place, and they demonstrate how maddening Rizzo can be when it comes to hot and cold streaks. However, Rizzo still merits play in DFS, weekly and annual leagues because of his sheer power. Rizzo has 11 home runs, and you can't ignore those numbers. He is on pace for more than 100 walks and less than 100 strikeouts, which no Cub has done since 1984 (Gary Matthews). Rizzo puts the ball in play, and his bat can be potent.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero with day off

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:16:01 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. C David Ross is behind the plate and is hitting eighth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha.

Fantasy Tip: The 39-year-old veteran is actually having a decent season at the plate, hitting .250 with three home runs and 12 RBI. However, he has little offensive upside hitting at the bottom of the order and remains a low-end daily backstop.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward returns to lineup

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:14:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (ribs) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting second against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Tuesday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Because he's hitting only .225 with one home run and 14 RBI, it's probably wise to let Heyward ease his way back in and keep him on your bench for a game or two. In daily formats, he'll be a contrarian play against Wacha and the Red Birds.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist continues on-base streak

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:33:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist extended his streak of games on base to 29 with three hits and a walk Monday, May 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Zobrist is hitting .387 during that span.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist is wielding a strong bat and an ability to get on base with ease. That's a solid combination and it makes Zobrist a player with increased fantasy value. Since he has demonstrated an ability to reach base in nearly 30 straight games, it stands to reason his overall numbers will be higher.

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Cubs | Jayson Heyward feeling better

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:55:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (ribs) said he has "dull soreness" on his side, but added, "I love how I'm feeling. I have complete confidence to test it."

Fantasy Tip: Whatever the case, Heyward is not in the lineup again on Monday, though it sounds like he's pretty close to returning. While he remains out, the Cubs have been inventive with how they replace him in right field, even using the likes of Kris Bryant and Ben Zobrist. As a result, Javier Baez benefits while Heyward remains sidelined, and is a pretty good value play for daily leagues when he's in the lineup.

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Cubs | Still no Jason Heyward

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:04:24 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (ribs) remains out of the starting lineup Monday, May 23. 3B Kris Bryant moves to right field and is hitting second, while 2B/OF Javier Baez is at the hot corner and is batting seventh against St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward could wind up missing the entire series to begin the week, so you're better off not risking it and benching in weekly leagues. A DL trip remains possible. Jorge Soler and Javier Baez benefit the most as long as Heyward is out. Both have nice power-speed combinations, although Soler has mostly disappointed this year.

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Giants | Madison Bumgarner shuts down Cubs

Sun, 22 May 2016 20:34:34 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits while walking two and striking out six over 7 2/3 shutout innings in a win over the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Bumgarner has allowed two runs or less in seven straight starts, and he is locked in as a fantasy ace.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward could miss next series

Sun, 22 May 2016 20:30:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (ribs) could miss the upcoming three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals that begins Monday, May 23, manager Joe Maddon said Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Szczur makes for an interesting sleeper in daily formats while Heyward is sidelined.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero not starting Sunday

Sun, 22 May 2016 14:17:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is not starting Sunday, May 22, against the San Francisco Giants. C David Ross is batting eighth against Giants SP Madison Bumgarner.

Fantasy Tip: Montero and Ross have been largely platooning, so this move should come as no surprise to Cubs fans. Ross generally has little fantasy value even though he has shown he can hit home runs off Bumgarner (one in six at-bats).

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Cubs | Jason Heyward out Sunday

Sun, 22 May 2016 14:11:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (ribs) is out of the starting lineup Sunday, May 22, against the San Francisco Giants. OF Matt Szczur will bat seventh and play right field against Giants SP Madison Bumgarner.

Fantasy Tip: As mentioned in previous tips, Heyward could be out anywhere from three to five days following his rib injury on Saturday. Szczur, himself just back from the DL due to hamstring issues, has six hits in his last 15 at-bats and makes a decent pickup in daily contests.

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Acevedo Andury P
Alcantara Arismendy 2B
Almora Albert OF
Anderson Dennis C
Angulo Fabian P
Arrieta Jake SP
Ashwood Zachary P
Avery Matt P
Bachman Corey P
Baez Javier 2B
Barnes Scott RP
Batista Frank P
Bautista Luis C
Beeler Dallas SP
Bernard Oscar C
Black Corey RP
Blackburn Paul P
Blackford Todd P
Boegarts Jair 1B
Borques Smaily OF
Brannon Clint P
Brazis Matt P
Bristow Justin P
Brooks Aaron SP
Bryant Kris 3B
Buchanan Jake SP
Bueno Francisley RP
Bunton Michael P
Burke Kyler P
Cabeza Yaniel C
Cabrera Alberto P
Cahill Trevor SP
Calvert Kurt OF
Camp Matt INF
Campusano Edward P
Caratini Victor C
Cardenas Adrian 3B
Cardona Javier C
Caridad Esmailin P
Caro Roberto OF
Carreno Marcelo SP
Carrillo Marco P
Carter Brian P
Cash David P
Castillo Jesus RP
Cates Zach P
Cavazos Andy RP
Cease Dylan P
Chambers Adron OF
Coleman Joseph P
Coles Corey OF
Concepcion Gerardo P
Contreras Willson C
Cooper Blake RP
Craig Matt 3B
Crawford Evan M. OF
Crow Aaron RP
Dent Ryan SS
Diaz Dayan P
Doullard Jon C
Dubois Jason OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Echevarria Angel OF
Edwards C.J. SP
Espino Paolo P
Esposito Brian C
Estevez Ricardo P
Federowicz Tim C
Feliciano Pedro RP
Fife Stephen SP
Fitzgerald Ryan OF
Florentino Arturo P
Flores Luis C
Flowers Clarence OF
Fowler Dexter OF
Frazier Jeff 1B
Frese Nate INF
Galvez Carlos P
Garcia Geivy RP
Gibbs Micah C
Golden Reggie OF
Gomes Brandon RP
Gonzalez Edgar INF
Green Craig P
Green Matt OF
Gregg Davy OF
Gresky David OF
Grimm Justin P
Gutierrez Carlos SP
Ha Jae-Hoon OF
Halter Shane SS
Hamilton Jon OF
Hammel Jason SP
Hanneman Jacob OF
Happ Ian OF
Harben Adam P
Hardman Clark OF
Harris Tyrelle P
Hempy Arik P
Henderson James P
Hendricks Kyle SP
Hernandez Diory INF
Hernandez Robert P
Heyward Jason OF
Hickman Charles SS
Higgins Yuri P
Hoorelbeke Sean 1B
Howard Ben SP
Huijer Lars P
Ibarra Walter SS
Jackson Jon P
Jackson Nic OF
Jackson Randy P
Jan Carlos P
Jimenez Eloy OF
Johnson Grant P
Johnson Jonathan J. 3B
Johnson Leon OF
Johnson Pierce P
Jokisch Eric SP
Jones Geoff P
Jones Jericho OF
Jones Nick 2B
Joseph Alfred OF
Kalish Ryan OF
Kawasaki Munenori SS
Keedy Ryan 1B
Kennard Jeffrey P
Koerber Scott RP
Kosow Jason P
La Stella Tommy 2B
Lackey John SP
Lambert Casey P
Larsen Andrew SS
Layden Timothy P
Leal Erick P
Leathersich Jack RP
Lebron Jesse P
Lester Jon SP
Lewis Jensen RP
Lockhart Daniel SS
Lopaze Danny 1B
Lopez Andrew OF
Lorick Jeffrey P
Loux Barret P
Machi Jean RP
Macias David OF
Made Jose INF
Maestri Alessandro P
Malave Mark C
Marcano Ricardo 3B
Marsello Jake P
Martinez Eddy Julio OF
Martinez Ericdervid P
Martinez Jonathan P
Matchulat Toby P
Mathes J.R. P
Maysonet Edwin SS
McClain Scott 3B
McCormack Zack P
McDaniel Dan P
McKinney Billy OF
McQuade Tony OF
Meyer Scott P
Meyers Ryan P
Miller Gerald OF
Mitchell Tarlandas P
Montero Miguel C
Morgan Ryan INF
Moss Bill INF
Mota Arismendy P
Mota Jonathan INF
Mottran Billy 3B
Murray Heath RP
Murton Matt OF
Muschko Craig P
Nagel Jonathan P
Nathan Joe RP
Negrin Yoanner RP
Negron Kris OF
Norwood Ryan INF
Opitz Jake 2B
Oropesa Eddie RP
Ortiz Joseph RP
Ovando Ariel OF
Overholt Sean P
Paniagua Juan Carlos P
Papelbon Jeremy SP
Parra Manny RP
Patton Spencer P
Pawelek Mark P
Peralta Starling P
Perez Juan OF
Perkins Vince P
Petrick Billy RP
Pettibone Jonathan SP
Pignatiello Carmen P
Pineda Francoris P
Ramirez Horacio P
Ramirez Manny OF
Ramirez Neil RP
Rea Jeffrey INF
Reyes Rene OF
Rhee Dae-Eun P
Rhoderick Kevin P
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Riefenhauser C.J. RP
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Rondon Manuel P
Roquet Rocky P
Ross David C
Rosscup Zach P
Rowen Ben RP
Rucinski Drew SP
Russell Addison SS
Sabates Roberto C
Sanchez Daniel SS
Santiago Andres P
Santo Joel P
Sasser Dustin P
Sawyer Marc INF
Schwarber Kyle C
Serrano Juan Yasser P
Shafer Aaron P
Shipman Andrew P
Shoulders Rock 1B
Siegfried Christopher P
Silva Rubi OF
Silverio Pedro P
Simokaitis Joe SS
Smith Carlton RP
Soler Jorge OF
Sontag Ryan OF
Soto Giovanni P
Spencer Matt OF
Stanford Jason RP
Strop Pedro RP
Svetlic Mike INF
Szczur Matt OF
Szuminski Jason P
Taylor Scott P
Thomas Anthony INF
Tidball Adam C
Tineo Jose P
Trinidad Polin P
Tseng Jen-Ho P
Underwood Chad P
Underwood Duane P
Valaika Chris SS
Valdez Jeudy INF
Vento Stephen P
Villanueva Christian 3B
Vogelbach Dan 1B
Wallach Brett SP
Wang Yao-Lin P
Warren Adam SP
Watkins Logan 2B
Wick Olin C
Williams Ryan P
Willis TeWayne OF
Wood Travis SP
Wright Ty OF
Wyatt Jonathan OF
Zobrist Ben 2B

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Bell David TO
Blanco Henry TO
Borzello Mike TO
Bosio Chris PC
Brumley Mike TO
Bush Randy TO
Castro Jose TO
Dascenzo Doug TO
Deer Rob TO
Dempster Ryan TO
Dorey Matt TO
Epstein Theo TO
Font Franklin TO
Hinske Eric TO
Hoyer Jed GM
Hyde Brandon TO
Jones Gary TO
Lilly Ted TO
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