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Mitch Moreland went 1-for-4 with a home run (5), one RBI and one run scored during Saturday’s game against the Pirates.

Moreland hasn’t been nearly as effective this season as he was last, but got into the action on Saturday blasting his fifth homer. Before Saturday’s big fly, Moreland was 1-for-26 in his last eight games. He has virtually no fantasy value with Ryan Rua now challenging him for playing time.
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Adrian Beltre went 1-for-3 with a home run (9), two RBI, one run scored and one walk during Saturday’s game against the Pirates.

At 37-years old, Beltre hasn’t slowed down one bit. After beltre-ing his ninth homer of the season on Saturday, Beltre’s now on pace for 30 homers and 112 RBI. Those types of numbers play in any format and would be good enough to deem Beltre a top-10 fantasy third basemen by seasons end.
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Yu Darvish allowed one run on three hits while walking one and striking out seven over five innings in his return to the mound Saturday against the Pirates.

Welcome back, Yu Darvish. We’ve long awaited the return of Darvish since he went down with Tommy John surgery back in 2014 and he did not disappoint on Saturday. He had seven strikeouts in just five innings and his fastball touched 98 on the radar gun. Dravish has always been known for his swing-and-miss stuff and it seems like he’s picked up right where he left off. Darvish is a fantasy ex-factor. He could potentially take teams to the next level and lead them to the promise land.
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Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with a home run (8), one RBI and one run scored during Saturday’s game against the Mets.

After crushing his eighth homer of his 2016 campaign on Saturday, he moved into a tie with Joc Pederson for the team lead in homers and RBI. He also owns the team lead with 53 hits and lets not forget Seager just turned 22-years old. The young shortstop had been struggling coming into this series against the Mets but has notched four hits in the first two games. Seager is already one of the better fantasy options at his position and will only get better from here.
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Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a home run (2), one RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base during Saturday’s game against the Mets.

The former second basemen turned utility man got off to a rough start this season but has begun to turn it around in May. He’s hit .301 in the month with two home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases. As long as Kendrick can stretch out this success throughout the remainder of the season, he’ll become a valuable asset to own in all fantasy formats. Especially when he becomes eligible at first, second, third and the outfield.
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Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with a double, home run (5), one RBI and two runs scored during Saturday’s game against the Mets.

Gonzalez is clearly enjoying Mets pitching this series as he’s notched six hits in nine at-bats, including four on Saturday. Gonzalez is as steady as they come and although he’s not hitting the amount of home runs we’ve grown accustomed to seeing, his average is still hovering up near .300. He’ll find his power stroke and start shooting the gaps more, which will maximize his fantasy value in the long run.
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Chase Utley went 2-for-5 with two home runs (4), five RBI and two runs scored during Saturday’s game against the Mets.

What’s a Mets vs. Dodgers series without Chase Utley being in the center of controversy, right? Well, after Noah Syndergaard threw him at in the 3rd inning of Saturday’s game, Utley responded in a monster way by blasting two homers, one in the grand variety, and single handily quieting Citi Field. Utley’s sudden revelation has been indescribable. After looking lost at the plate in 2015, Utley looks like he did when he was in the midst of his prime. He’s doing it all at the plate and is worth the add in all fantasy formats.
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Kenta Maeda shut the Mets out on two hits while walking two and striking out three over five innings during Saturday’s outing.

Maeda got back on track during Saturday’s outing despite leaving the game after just 75-pitches over five innings. Maeda had gone through a rough three game patch, allowing four runs in three prior to Saturday’s. That said, opponents are hitting just .207 against him and his WHIP is barely over one at 1.05. Maeda should feel no ill effects from the line drive he took off his hand during Saturday’s contest and should make his next start against the Cubs.
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Juan Lagares went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit home run (2), one RBI and one run scored during Saturday’s game against the Dodgers.

Lagares started the series against the Dodgers with no homers on the year and two games later he has two. Lagares lost his starting job, not because he was playing poorly, but because Michael Conforto has been raking. Lagares is slashing .310/.338/.465 on the year. If he continues to hit this way, the Mets will be forced to give him more time, especially against left-handed pitchers. If that happens, he could have some value in NL-only leagues.
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Noah Syndergaard didn’t allow a run on two hits while striking out three in 2.1 innings before being ejected during Saturday’s game against the Dodgers.

Enough was enough, obviously, as Syndergaard whizzed a 99-MPH fastball behind Chase Utley which caused the ejection. At the end of the day, Utley wins again. He wasn’t hit and got Syndergaard ejected. That said Syndergaard definitely caused a lot of money to be lost in DFS on Saturday. Nevertheless, Syndergaard has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season and is seemingly only going to get better. It’s likely he’s already circled his next start, which will come against the Marlins.
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