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Yu Darvish played catch on Monday but is still dealing with a stiff neck. The Rangers aren’t sure when he’ll get back on the mound and it appears more questionable if he’ll be ready for Opening Day.

Darvish is almost certain to miss his first turn through the rotation but no one seems overly worried that this will end up being a long-term issue. Of course everyone always says that right up until it becomes an issue. Darvish should be drafted as an SP1, but this takes some of the luster away.ANALYST: Ray Flowers

Justin Upton went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, one RBI and three runs scored against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Upton has been a solid fnatays outfielder since returning from the All-Star break as he is now slashing .269/.361/.566 with 10 home runs, 25 RBI and 29 runs scored over his last 145 at-bats. Although it is unlikely he matches his RBI total from the first half (48) with the stellar play of Matt Kemp ahead of him in the everyday lineup, he is still a must-start in all fantasy formats as he remains on track to produce his second 30 home run season.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 connecting on his 11th home run with three RBI against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Gyorko has been swinging a hot bat of late as he now owns a .310 average with a home run, six RBI and three runs scored over his last 29 at-bats. Clearly he hasn't lived up to his potential at this point in his career, but if he keeps producing in the middle of the Padres lineup he is worth a shot in deep league formats until he cools off.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Yangervis Solarte went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Solarte continues to give the Padres more than they ever expected after a mid-season trade a year ago as he is now slashing .267/.321/.428 with 12 home runs, 55 RBI and 53 runs scored through 430 at-bats. At this point it is hard to believe he will lose out on any playing time the rest of the way and as long as he is hitting ahead of both Matt Kemp and Justin Upton, he will he a solid source of runs scored as long as he can maintain his solid on-base percentage.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Colin Rea allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six batters over five innings against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Rea logged the best outing of his young career on Thursday night, but was unable to pick up the win after pitching five strong innings. Despite only throwing 76 pitches the Padres yanked him after five innings, but even if he was able to work out of the sixth inning jam it wouldn't change the fact that he is far too inconsistent at this point in the season to be owned outside of dynasty leagues. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Rockies on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Mat Latos allowed four runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out three batters through four innings against the Padres on Thursday.

Latos has struggled since joining the Dodgers as he has now allowed four runs or more in three of his five starts while making it through the fifth inning in just one of those contests with his new team. He is sitting 4-9 with a 4.92 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and a 95:31 K:BB rate through 21 starts combined and until he works out his jitters, Latos should be used cautiously in all league formats. The Dodgers' hurler will look to get back on track when he takes on the Angels on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Joc Pederson went 1-for-5 with a single, one RBI and one run scored against the Padres on Thursday.

After an 0-for-3 night on Wednesday, Pederson was moved back up to the top of the Dodgers lineup and had himself a respectable night as he managed to not strikeout in any of his five at-bats. Although his production has fallen completely off in the second half (.161/.312/.295 with only 4 HR) he is still worth holding on to n the event he gets hot as he is one of the premier home run hitters in all of baseball, that is when he isn't too busy striking out (147 K). Analysis: Matthew Beck

In his season debut, Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored against the Padres on Thursday.

Despite the Dodgers losing the game, Seager had a big league debut he won't forget as he quickly showed why he was such a highly touted prospect. Considering the Dodgers want to use him at multiple positions throughout the infield, Seager should see enough at-bats to warrant fantasy consideration over the final month of the season.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Jose Reyes went 2-for-5 with one RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against the Giants on Thursday.

Reyes has been streaking of late as he is now 6-for-12 with a double and four runs scored over his last three games as he continues to adjust to life in the Mile High City. At the age of 32 his best days are clearly behind him, but if he can stay healthy he is still a great asset in all fantasy formats in both the runs scored and stolen base categories.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Nolan Arenado went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored against the Giants on Thursday.

Arenado has now homered in four straight games as he continues to prove to be one of the best overall players in baseball. The Rockies third baseman is now slashing .285/.320/.569 with 34 home runs, 102 RBI and 80 runs scored and at the age of 24 could still take another step up from here, making him a great asset in dynasty leagues along with standard formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Carlos Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs, four RBI and three runs scored against the Giants on Thursday.

Gonzalez has really turned it on of late as he has now hammered four home runs while driving in 11 RBI over his last two games. Clearly this isn't a pace he will be able to keep for long, but those who doubted him after a slow start are now eating their words as he now sits first in the home run category in the National League.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Chris Rusin went the distance Thursday, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five batters against the Giants.

Rusin managed to keep his pitch count down enough to give the Rockies bullpen the night off as he managed to go the distance against the Giants. He is now sitting 5-7 with a 4.78 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and a 73:29 K:BB rate through 107 1/3 innings, so despite a solid effort he is still miles away from being a solid fantasy add at this point in the season. Rusin will try to keep up the pace when he takes on the Padres on Wednesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Ryan Vogelsong was touched up for eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits and no walks while striking out one batter through three innings against the Rockies on Thursday. He also added a two-run home run in his efforts.

Vogelsong has been pitching terrible of late and has now allowed 12 runs (11 earned) over his last 7 2/3 innings (2 starts). He is sitting 9-11 with a 4.58 ERA, 1.48 WHIP an a 100:56 K:BB rate through 127 2/3 innings but until Matt Cain returns he is going to continue to get the starting nod every fifth turn in the Giants rotation. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Paulo Orlando went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run against the Tigers on Thursday.

Orlando has six bombs over 201 at-bats. Still, even hitting for the Royals he is of no fantasy value. He doesn't get enough at-bats, and is not productive enough, to warrant any fantasy consideration. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Kendrys Morales went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI and three runs scored against the Tigers on Thursday.

Morales is one of the best DHs in the league. That was already obvious before tonight, but he increased his line to .293/.358/.476 with his impressive performance tonight. Morales is a must-start regardless of the circumstances.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Ben Zobrist went 4-for-6 with two RBI and three runs scored against the Tigers on Thursday.

Zobrist has been fantastic, as expected, since coming over from the Rays. He holds a .291/.378/.473 line with 11 homers and 50 RBI on the season and is a must-start with the Royals. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

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