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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:23:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: That's good news that Matz's elbow injury doesn't appear very serious, but the Mets are likely to play it safe and skip his next turn in the rotation Wednesday. Even if Matz does start against the Washington Nationals, it'd be wise to avoid him until he proves he's fully healthy again.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:32:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It remains unknown when the Mets will bring him back up to the major league level, but Reyes is expected to start mostly every day at third base and hit leadoff upon his return to Queens. That'll make him fantasy relevant in most every seasonal fantasy league, mainly for his speed. Reyes should be owned everywhere at this point.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:10:40 -0700
New York Mets SS Jose Reyes went 0-for-3 with Class A Brooklyn while playing six innings at third base Sunday, June 26, and hit leadoff. It was his first competitive game in two weeks. Reyes hasn't played anywhere besides middle infield in his professional career. The Mets could use Reyes at third base or even the outfield when he's back in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Reyes is expected to hit leadoff and will gain third base eligibility, which will make him useful in the majority of fantasy leagues, mainly for his speed. However, keep expectations slightly in check for the 33-year-old who hasn't played since the end of last season, at least initially.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:06:14 -0700
New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon allowed one run on six hits in seven innings against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, June 26, but suffered his fourth loss of the season. He struck out two batters and walked one.
Fantasy Tip: Colon has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last seven starts and has a solid 2.86 ERA this season. He is scheduled to face the Chicago Cubs in his next start, which makes him a risky option in some fantasy leagues.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:43:10 -0700
New York Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera, OF Curtis Granderson and C Travis d'Arnaud are not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Bud Norris Sunday, June 26. INF/OF Kelly Johnson will bat leadoff and play left field, INF Matthew Reynolds will play shortstop and bat second, OF Brandon Nimmo will play right field and bat seventh and C Rene Rivera will start behind the plate and bat eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds is 7-for-20 with a home run and six RBI during the month of June and is worth considering as a value play for daily fantasy lineups. Nimmo will be making his MLB debut and possesses plenty of upside, so he could be worth taking a flier on in DFS as well. Johnson and Rivera are a combined 1-for-11 versus Norris and should be avoided Sunday.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:42:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: De Aza is batting just .169 with a home run and five RBI through 89 at-bats and is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief in daily fantasy games. He will continue to serve as the No. 4 outfielder on the team's depth chart, behind OFs Yoenis Cespedes, Curtis Granderson and Brandon Nimmo.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:51:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite a 2.67 ERA, deGrom is just 3-4 on the year thanks to a lack of run support. He is still a strong starting option in season-long formats, but his lack of wins hurts his appeal in DFS games.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:04:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: De Aza could see regular playing time with the demotion of Michael Conforto for the next few days. He's hitting just .176 this season and isn't worth a flyer today against Julio Teheran.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:17:03 -0700
New York Mets SS Jose Reyes will move to the top of the order once he arrives from what is expected to be a short minor-league stint, during which time he is expected to play some third base and perhaps some time in center field. OF Curtis Granderson will move to an RBI spot, according to manager Terry Collins.
Fantasy Tip: The injured David Wright still lead the Mets with three steals - a clear sign New York needs the speed Reyes can provide even if he is no longer in the prime of his career at 33 years old. Since Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker will likely occupy the third and fourth spots in the order on a regular basis, Granderson will probably bat fifth or sixth. Regardless, Granderson's average (.219) and RBI total (21) should both benefit from hitting behind Cespedes and Walker.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:02:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Colon left the team briefly to attend his son's graduation in New Jersey, but his status was really never in doubt after completing a bullpen session on Thursday. He makes for a solid, low-cost option in DFS and should be a respectable start in regular leagues as well.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:33:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Michael Conforto being optioned to Class AAA Las Vegas earlier this afternoon and top prospect OF Brandon Nimmo on his way to join the parent club, De Aza receives the start in left field Saturday. He is batting just .176 in 85 at-bats this season and is not a viable option in any fantasy format.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:44:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Reyes is worth owning in the majority of seasonal fantasy leagues due to his stolen base potential, although he is no longer in the prime of his career. He is expected to see most, if not all, of his playing time at third base during his rehab assignment and could be promoted to the majors around the All-Star break. Until then, the Mets will continue to platoon Wilmer Flores and Kelly Johnson at the hot corner.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:13:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Conforto got off to a strong start in 2016, batting .365 through 86 at-bats during the month of April, but he was just 21-for-142 (.148) at the dish since May 1, with 48 strikeouts. He can be dropped in the majority of seasonal fantasy leagues but should remain stashed in dynasty formats. The 23-year-old Nimmo was batting .328 with five home runs and 37 RBI through 63 games for Las Vegas and is worth rostering in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:25:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Conforto started the year off nice but has since fallen on hard times and was hitting just .119 with two home runs and 22 strikeouts in 59 at-bats in June to drop his season average to .222. He should be back at some point but isn't worth keeping around on your roster in seasonal mixed leagues. Stash him in NL-only and dynasty leagues. Nimmo should see regular playing time for New York and was hitting .328 with five home runs and 37 RBI with Class AAA Las Vegas. The prospect should immediately become attractive to owners in deep mixed, NL-only and dynasty formats.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:54:58 -0700
New York Mets SP Steven Matz (elbow) allowed six runs, all in the fifth inning, on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves Friday, June 24, and he said afterward that he is still dealing with tightness in his elbow.
Fantasy Tip: Matz has struggled a bit recently, and his elbow could certainly be a factor. Stay the course in season-long leagues, but he is a risky DFS play right now.
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