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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:46:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Archer has dropped his last two starts after recording victories in three consecutive decisions. He should be viewed as a somewhat risky play for his next scheduled start against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, June 1.
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:26:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Conger has only one hit in his last five games and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:25:31 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka Friday, May 27. OF Brandon Guyer will start in right field, while OF Corey Dickerson will start in left field. 1B Steve Pearce will serve as the designated hitter, while INF Taylor Motter will start at second base and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Motter has received playing time at multiple positons since being recalled but is hitting only .222 in eight games. He does have two home runs and four RBI during that span, which makes him a sleeper starting candidate for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues. Guyer, Dickerson and Pearce are good options to be used in daily leagues.
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:47:56 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly dropped to 2-6 after losing his start Thursday, May 26, versus the Miami Marlins. The left-hander went six innings, surrendering five runs on six hits and one walk, including two homers. He also struck out four.
Fantasy Tip: Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Justin Bour and even Ichiro Suzuki were all out of the lineup, yet Smyly couldn't take advantage of what should have been a very favorable matchup opposite mostly backup position players. Smyly has been mostly steady thus far, and he's been a help for strikeouts and WHIP, but it seems like he's cooling off after a very solid first month and change to the year.
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:43:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson has been one of the biggest busts of any offseason acquisition, but hopefully this performance can turn things back around, as he was really the only one in the lineup who could get anything going against a masterful Jose Fernandez. Still, after a fine April, Dickerson has slumped mightily in May, with just 11 hits in 62 at-bats. At least he has eight homers on the year.
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:02:13 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe (shoulder) is feeling better and is targeting the next homestand (June 10 through the 19) to return from the disabled list. He took ground balls Wednesday, May 25, his first baseball activities since being injured May 9.
Fantasy Tip: Forsythe has really come into his own with the Rays at the leadoff spot, and he was sporting a .308/.398/.523 slash line with four home runs and 12 RBI before his injury. He should be stashed everywhere. Steve Pearce will lose some fantasy luster with Forsythe returning, as he has been filling in at the keystone. The power bat could move to first base and platoon with Logan Morrison.
Thu, 26 May 2016 09:56:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Boxberger surrendered a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless inning Wednesday. He could throw once more and be ready to go for the Rays sometime this weekend or early next week. He should be stashed in all fantasy formats.
Thu, 26 May 2016 09:11:02 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 26. OF Corey Dickerson draws into the lineup in left field and is hitting seventh against Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez. Also, SS Taylor Motter is playing third base and batting eighth with 3B Evan Longoria serving as the designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson and Motter have some pop, but neither is a strong choice in daily play today against Fernandez, who has a 3.02 ERA and 78 K's in just 53 2/3 innings.
Wed, 25 May 2016 21:34:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Well, after an absolutely dreadful start to the year, Morrison has managed to turn it around in a big way. On May 15, he was saddled with a disastrous .119 batting average, but since then, the 28-year-old has gone 15-for-27 with all three of his homers, as well as 10 RBI over that stretch. Owners in deep leagues should pay attention to see if he can keep it up.
Wed, 25 May 2016 21:33:05 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Andriese worked his third quality start in four tries Wednesday, May 25, against the Miami Marlins, as he fired six innings of three-run ball, scattering eight hits and one walk. He also struck out six in the no-decision.
Fantasy Tip: While tonight's performance was nothing spectacular, Andriese is proving to have some value in deeper leagues. Since entering the rotation, he's contributed mostly fine work, and his six strikeouts this evening were a season high. Those who have an opening on the bench in AL-only leagues might want to consider adding him, while mixed league owners should keep him on their radar.
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:26:28 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson and SS Brad Miller are not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins left-handed SP Justin Nicolino Wednesday, May 25. OF Brandon Guyer is the designated and is hitting leadoff again, OF Mikie Mahtook is starting in left field and batting second and SS Taylor Motter is at the 6 and is hitting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Guyer has been a consistent source of production of late (.314-4-10 in May) and is a fine value choice in daily game tonight against Nicolino. Mahtook did manage nine home runs and a .295 average last year and could be a successful deep sleeper given his lineup position. Motter has also earned some more playing time with two home runs in his first 13 major league at-bats. He, however, is more of a desperation low-end selection at shortstop.
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:03:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Beckham has a .185/.241/.352 slash line through 58 plate appearances this season, and Brad Miller projects to handle shortstop going forward. However, it is a touch surprising given the lack of alternative options at the 6 behind Miller. Still, Beckham can be dropped in the majority of seasonal leagues since he was hardly fantasy relevant in the first place.
Tue, 24 May 2016 20:09:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Morrison has been playing better later with at least one hit in seven of his last eight games and five hits in his last three games. Morrison should be a decent option in daily fantasy leagues during his hot streak but can still be avoided in most leagues.
Tue, 24 May 2016 19:43:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Colome has pitched well while filling in as the closer and has not allowed a run in any of his last 10 outings. Colome is expected to return to his setup position when Brad Boxberger is activated from the disabled list but should still have value in most fantasy leagues.
Tue, 24 May 2016 19:25:35 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi pitched five scoreless innings against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, May 24, to record his second win of the season. He allowed two hits, while striking out seven batters and walking three.
Fantasy Tip: Odorizzi has not pitched more than five innings in any of his last three starts but has won each of his last two starts. He is scheduled to face the New York Yankees in his next start and should be a decent starting option in some mixed leagues.
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