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Indians | Michael Brantley breaks out

Thu, 05 May 2016 18:27:03 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 4-for-5 with three RBIs on Thursday, May 5, in a win against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: This is the game fantasy owners have been waiting for from Dr. Smooth, who spent most of April completing his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery. Brantley is a five-category producer when he is right, and this game might be a pretty good sign that he is close. Keep him in lineups as Cleveland hits the road this weekend to do battle with the Houston Astros.

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Indians | Rajai Davis in, Yan Gomes out

Thu, 05 May 2016 11:23:14 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is leading off Thursday, May 5, and C Yan Gomes has the day off. 1B Carlos Santana moves down to sixth, and C Chris Gimenez is hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Davis' playing time has been sparse of late, but his seven steals should keep him in traditional lineups. He's a low-end option in DFS against Michael Fulmer. Santana has showed good plate discipline with seven walks the last five games, but he earns more value out of the leadoff spot. He's a midrange consideration. Gimenez isn't worth DFS consideration in his first start of the season.

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Indians | Michael Brantley showing signs

Wed, 04 May 2016 17:50:44 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI during Cleveland's 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley is just 4-for-24 with a single extra-base hit to start the season, and it seems he is taking some time to work his way back following shoulder surgery and starting the season on the disabled list. If there are any buy-low windows still open, you should pounce. And Brantley owners should remain patient because it's rare to find five-category contributors. He averaged 76 runs, 15 home runs, 85 RBI and 18 stolen bases with a .308/.366/.462 slash line from 2013 through 2015, after all.

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Indians | Corey Kluber spins a gem vs. Tigers

Wed, 04 May 2016 17:48:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber pitched a shutout with just five hits and two walks allowed while striking out seven batters during Cleveland's 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Kluber currently boasts a 3.35 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, and he has struck out 42 batters through 43 innings over his first six starts of the season. One concern, which is largely out of his control, is Kluber has just 10 wins through his past 37 starts. It is a bit of a drag on his fantasy value, but most nights, he does enough on the mound to win, so continue to start him confidently.

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Indians | Rajai Davis out again

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:18:32 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Davis has two starts in the last seven days, but two off days are a factor as well. Lonnie Chisenhall's return has really cut into Davis' time. Davis has a .273-2-9 line with seven steals and is absolutely worth holding onto. However, he's tough to start if this trend continues.

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Indians | Carlos Santana leading off again

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:14:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is leading off for the second straight day Wednesday, May 4. OF Marlon Byrd is sitting out with OF Lonnie Chisenhall hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Santana isn't your typical leadoff hitter, and it trumps a lot of his fantasy value. He has a .238-4-12 line on the season, and he's really not a great DFS start in this spot. Chisenhall is hitting .200 in 25 at-bats and doesn't possess a ton of upside against Anibal Sanchez.

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Indians | Carlos Carrasco jogging

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:52:38 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) is doing light jogging drills in the outfield before the game Wednesday, May 4, under the watch of team trainers.

Fantasy Tip: Carrasco went on the DL April 25 and was expected to miss four to six weeks. He was off to a fine start, too with a 2-0 record, 2.45 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Carrasco is a low-end fantasy ace and should remain stashed everywhere.

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Indians | Josh Tomlin solid, moves to 4-0

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:43:05 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin moved to 4-0 on the year Tuesday, May 3, in a win over the Detroit Tigers. He worked six innings, yielding two runs on nine hits, while striking out five and walking none.

Fantasy Tip: Tomlin isn't the flashiest of starting pitchers but he's proven to be notably consistent throughout his career. With a 3.13 ERA on the year now, Tomlin is once again establishing himself as a steady source for solid numbers and quality starts. He won't rack up many strikeouts, but if he contributes pretty much everywhere else, that makes him a commodity to own in most leagues.

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Indians | Francisco Lindor pads boxscore

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:41:45 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 Tuesday, May 3, against the Detroit Tigers, cranking his second home run of the season to go along with a double. He finished with three runs scored and three RBI.

Fantasy Tip: When it comes to shortstops, Lindor is quickly vaulting up the list of the best at his position, and only in his second year, too. Clearly, he's one of the league's brightest young stars and should continue to perform like it while residing in the middle of Cleveland's batting order. If you were smart enough to invest in his services this year, keep enjoying the ride.

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Indians | Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall sitting

Tue, 03 May 2016 11:26:49 -0700

Cleveland Indians OFs Rajai Davis and Lonnie Chisenhall are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3. OF Marlon Byrd is in right field and hitting seventh, while OF Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Byrd nor Naquin are outstanding picks for daily rosters, but Byrd does have six hits in 13 at-bats against Verlander with a home run. Naquin has handled his own in 48 at-bats (.333 average). Both should be considered midrange outfield options as sleepers.

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Indians | Carlos Santana back at leadoff

Tue, 03 May 2016 11:23:10 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is hitting leadoff and serving as the designated hitter against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: The last time Santana faced Verlander in the leadoff spot he homered off him to lead off the game. Santana is hitting only .232 (13-for-56) in his career off Verlander, but he does have seven home runs and 11 RBI off him. Santana would be a wise investment in daily formats today.

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Indians | Michael Brantley, Juan Uribe out

Sun, 01 May 2016 11:06:31 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley and 3B Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 1. SS Jose Ramirez will start at third base and is batting first in the lineup. OF Rajai Davis will start in left field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez is recorded seven hits in his last 15 at-bats and should be a fine starting option in daily fantasy leagues. Davis is hitting a solid .274 with two home runs and nine RBI this season and could be used in some leagues.

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Indians | Mike Napoli not in the lineup

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:57:22 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (neck) is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 1. 1B Carlos Santana will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Santana is hitting .300 with two doubles and one RBI over the last seven days. Santana could be a starting option in some mixed leagues, but owners in daily fantasy leagues probably can find better starting candidates.

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Indians | Lonnie Chisenhall has three hits

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:36:55 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Lonnie Chisenhall had three hits Saturday, April 30, in a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall scored twice and lifted his batting average to .227. He is showing signs of life following much of the first month spent on the disabled list, but Chisenhall is streaky and is the type of player better suited for daily leagues.

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Indians | Jason Kipnis streaking

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:49:27 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis extended his hitting streak to eight games, going 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Kipnis has two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored during the streak, and while he isn't the 20-20 threat he used to be, he is still a starting-caliber second baseman in all formats.

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Cleveland Indians Player News

Adams Austin RP
Aguilar Jesus 1B
Aiken Brady P
Alcombrack Robert C
Alfaro Jason INF
Allen Cody RP
Almonte Abraham OF
Alvarado Ramon OF
Alwert Garrett P
Amaya Jose P
Anderson Cody SP
Andrade Brett P
Angulo Argenis P
Anthony Ryan P
Armendariz David OF
Armstrong Corteze OF
Arnal Cristo INF
Ashabraner Robert P
Baker Dylan P
Banwart Travis SP
Bauer Trevor SP
Blair Ryan OF
Bonser Boof P
Boss Torsten OF
Brandenburg Adam P
Brantley Michael OF
Branyan Russell 1B
Brech Alan P
Brettl Jimmy P
Brown Matt OF
Brown Mitch P
Bryson Rob P
Bunkelman Cody P
Bunton Nathan P
Burns Edwin P
Buscher Brian 3B
Butia Michael OF
Butler Joey OF
Buzachero Bubbie P
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabral Noel P
Calderon Kevin C
Camacaro Armando C
Campfield Garrison P
Carlin Brett P
Carlin Luke C
Carlson Ben 1B
Carrasco Carlos SP
Chamberlain Joba RP
Chang Yu-Cheng P
Chauncey Clint C
Chavez Jose SS
Chen Chun-Hsiu C
Chiang Shao-Ching P
Childs Dwight C
Chisenhall Lonnie OF
Choi Hyang-nam P
Choice Michael OF
Choy Foo Rodney SS
Ciriaco Audy SS
Cleto Jeffry P
Cleveland Brett P
Clevinger Michael SP
Collins Kyle P
Colon Joseph P
Cowgill Collin OF
Cowley Thomas P
Creps Austin P
Crockett Kyle P
Cruz Grofy 3B
Cumberbatch Cirilo OF
Davis Adam INF
Davis Rajai OF
DeGeorge Dan INF
Delage William P
Denham Jason OF
Deters James P
Detwiler Ross SP
Dischler Tony P
Dixon Kevin P
Douglass Sean SP
Drennen John OF
Dunatov Jordan P
Durrington Trent INF
Edmundson Kelly C
Eisenberg Michael P
Evans Kyle P
Fairchild Richard P
Fedroff Tim OF
Fields Aaron INF
Finegan Brian INF
Finocchi Michael P
Flores Osiel C
Foley Travis P
Fonseca Guido P
Fontanez Kevin INF
Fornasiere Matt INF
Frawley Casey INF
Frazier Clint OF
Frega Daniel P
Gallas Anthony OF
Gil Jerry P
Gimenez Chris C
Goleski Ryan OF
Gomes Yan C
Gonzalez Erik 3B
Gorzelanny Tom RP
Graham Connor P
Grening Brian P
Grossman Robbie OF
Grube Jarrett SP
Haad Yamid C
Haase Eric C
Halverson Brady P
Hankins Todd INF
Harper Kyle P
Harris Jeff P
Harris Joshua P
Head Jerad OF
Head Louis P
Head Stephen 1B
Hernandez Michel C
Hernandez Mike P
Herr Aaron 2B
Herrera Javi C
Hiser Charles OF
Holmes Justin SS
Holt Jonathan P
House T.J. SP
Howard Dillon P
Hoyman Justin P
Hunter Tommy RP
Ison Bobby OF
Jecman Mark P
Jenkins Justin OF
Johnson Jeff P
Jones Hunter SS
Juhl Brian C
Kaminsky Rob P
King Daryl OF
Kinning Brett INF
Kipnis Jason 2B
Kluber Corey SP
Knippschild Charles P
Kobayashi Kota P
Lacy Adam C
Landis Kyle P
Lara Juan P
LaRocca Greg 3B
Larrison Preston P
Lavisky Alex C
Lawson Matt 2B
Lebron Willy P
Linares Leandro P
Lincoln Roger P
Lindor Francisco SS
Loberg Matthew P
Loop Derrick P
Lowery Jake C
Lubrano Paul P
Luderer Brian C
Lunette Andy 2B
Lytle Andrew SS
Mackowiak Rob OF
Magee Wendell OF
Mahalic Joey P
Manship Jeff RP
Marceau Pierre-Luc P
Maronde Nick RP
Martin Josh P
Martinez Michael 2B
Mastny Tom RP
McAllister Zach SP
McClure D'Vone OF
McGuire Mike P
Mead Kaimi P
Merrell Cody 3B
Miller Adam RP
Miltenberger Daniel P
Molleken Dustin P
Montero Lucas OF
Moore Adam C
Morales Daniel P
Morel Luis P
Morris Ryan P
Mortensen Trevor OF
Mouton Lyle OF
Murata Toru P
Napoli Mike 1B
Naquin Tyler OF
Nash Chris INF
Neal Blaine RP
Newson Randy P
Niesel Chris P
Nixon Robert P
Nottingham Shawn P
Ortega Jose SS
Osborn Pat 3B
Otero Dan RP
Packer Matt SP
Padron Raul C
Palincsar Tim OF
Pasquale Nicholas P
Paulino Dorssys SS
Pekarek Justin P
Pennington Todd P
Perez Roberto C
Pesco Nick P
Peterson Derrick INF
Petrucci Nicholas 3B
Popham Marty P
Pote Lou P
Price Bryan C. RP
Pry Jeffrey P
Quiroz Guillermo C
Radeke Mason P
Ramirez Jose SS
Ray Kenny P
Rayborn Kenny P
Realini Dustin 3B
Recker Anthony C
Recknagel Nate 1B
Reyes Argenis 2B
Rieck Garret P
Roberts Josh C
Roberts Will SP
Robinson Matt P
Roddy Dustin P
Rodriguez Jason INF
Roehl Scott P
Rohlinger Ryan 3B
Rojas Carlos SS
Romero J.C. RP
Rosario Gregorio P
Ruiz Brian OF
Sabourin Jerrud INF
Sadler Carl P
Salazar Danny SP
Sanchez Karexon INF
Sanders Brandt P
Santana Carlos 1B
Santos Angel INF
Schau Adrian P
Serna Casey INF
Sever Joseph INF
Shaw Bryan RP
Sheffield Justus P
Shive Andrew P
Simpson Brock OF
Sisco Jake P
Slocum Brian P
Smit Jason INF
Smith Jordan OF
Smith Kyle X. INF
Smith Steven P
Stamets Eric SS
Stammen Craig RP
Stiller Erik P
Stockman Landon P
Stoneburner Davis SS
Szabo Marshall 2B
Taylor Brandon P
Thompson Mark SS
Thrower Jake INF
Tomlin Josh SP
Tseng Sung-Wei P
Tsuchida Takuya OF
Turek Travis P
Uribe Juan 3B
Urshela Giovanny 3B
Valdez Juan OF
Valencia Victor C
von Schamann Duke P
Wallace Chris C
Washington LeVon OF
Weathers Casey P
Wetmore Kirk P
White Adam OF
Whitenack Robert SP
Williams Jonathan P
Young Jason SP
Young Russell P
Young Tim P
Zerbe Chad RP
Zimmer Bradley OF

Alomar Jr. Sandy TO
Antonetti Chris GM
Belcher Tim TO
Bere Jason PC
Callaway Mickey PC
Chernoff Mike TO
Erickson Scott TO
Everett Adam TO
Francona Terry MAN
Fryman Travis TO
Gillispie Paul TO
Hargrove Mike TO
Hawkins Carter TO
Karsay Steve TO
Miller Dave TO
Mills Bradley TO
Niebla Ruben PC
Quatraro Matt TO
Rodriguez Edwin TO
Sarbaugh Mike TO
Tolman Tim TO
Van Burkleo Ty TO
Wiedenbauer Tom TO

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