Anthony Rizzo
Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo (1B)

Chicago Cubs

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Rizzo came up in the first inning and drove in Fowler to give the Cubs a quick 1-0 lead. They would never trail in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is elite and should be a first round pick in 2017 fantasy drafts.

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Rizzo had been held in check for the first seven games of the playoffs but today he drove in three runs and hit a HR.

Fantasy Impact: He is an elite option who should be drafted in the first round of 2017 drafts.

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Rizzo produced his 109th RBI Sunday to finish up his regular season. Both Rizzo and Bryant finished with an approximate batting average of .292.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is going strong in the hearts and minds of Cubs fans, even if Bryant may overshadow him in the discussion for the NL MVP. If you draft him next season, there is a strong possibility he will come to live in yours for 2017.

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Rizzo scored a run and has a .002 lead on Bryant in batting average.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is one of the most valuable players in baseball but his teammate Bryant is getting more press and is probably the front-runner for the NL MVP. Cubs fans still have a place in their hearts and minds for Rizzo though.

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Rizzo came up in the eighth inning and produced a two-run single that would end up being the winning-run.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo continues to lead the team in RBI as he has had an MVP-contending season, it has simply been over-shadowed by Bryant on his own team.

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Rizzo came up in the top of the first inning and drove a pitch into the stands to make it 1-0. It would be the only lead of the game for the Cubs as they would give up the next seven in a 8-4 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is up to 32 HR with 106 RBI. However, the most important fantasy news might be that he played 1/3 of an inning designated as the second basemen. Depending on how your league manager's settings, you will want to ask them if this will give Rizzo second basemen eligibility for next season. If he gets the eligibility, he becomes a top of the first round candidate instead of an end-of-first one.

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Rizzo reached base three times and scored a run during the 12-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo just keeps going along and producing more often than not. He is an elite option.

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Rizzo drove in a run during the first inning to make it 2-0 and then was driven in later in the inning to make it 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the Cubs in RBI and is high in the NL rankings. He has also played tremendous defense, despite its limited meaning to fantasy.

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Rizzo reached base in the first inning and came around to score.

Fantasy Impact: It is possible that someone has not realized he is really good. If so, then this is another opinion telling you he is.

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Rizzo drove in the last three runs for the Cubs in their 6-1 victory. He first drove in two with a single in the fourth and then drove in the last one in the sixth.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is now up to 104 RBI which leads the team. While his chances to take the team lead in HR is fading, he still stands a good chance of holding on to the RBI category. He is an elite fantasy option.

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Anthony Rizzo with a double

Mon, Sep 19th 6:12am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Anthony Rizzo finished 1-for-4 with a double on Sunday against the Brewers. Rizzo is 5-for-20 with a double, two home runs, two runs scored, and four RBI over the last seven days. He has a .938 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has hits in three straight games and was back in the lineup on Sunday after sitting out Friday and Saturday. He is hitting .268 in September with two doubles, five home runs, eight RBI, and nine runs scored.

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Rizzo homers twice during the game to end with two runs scored and three driven in.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo went over the 30 HR and the 100 RBI milestones and still has time left to add to those numbers, in the games he is not being rested.

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Rizzo drove in Baez in the third inning to make the score 2-0. It was his 98th RBI of the season to go with his 29 HR.

Fantasy Impact: Own and play Rizzo in seasonal fantasy leagues. In DFS, check the matchup to see if he will be worth the high cost or whether you might be able to get more production per dollar out of someone else.

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Rizzo scores a run on Russell's two-run HR that put the Cubs up 9-0.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is just cruising along this season having fun and putting up numbers. The main concern is that he might get some time off down the stretch given the huge lead the Cubs have.

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Rizzo continued where he left off the day before as he hit his third HR in the past two games. He would then hit a ball over the fence in the ninth inning, but the outfielder jumped and brought it back. The HR would be the only run the Cubs scored in the 2-1 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is one homer and three RBI short of 30-100, which is a baseline for power hitters that holds some psychological meaning. He continues to be one of the best fantasy options in the NL.

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Rizzo blasted two HR and three RBI, but the Brewers scored 12 runs, so it was not enough.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo had not produced many HR lately, although he was still a very strong overall fantasy producer. The one concern down the stretch is that he may rest a few games to keep him rested for October.

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Rizzo reached in the fourth inning and scored the tying run at 1-1. He would also reach in the 13th and score the winning run.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has been quiet in terms of RBI lately but continues to find ways to produce fantasy numbers. He is still an elite fantasy option, though be prepared for some off-days down the stretch given the Cub's massive lead.

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Rizzo was held down for the most part but he did reach on a fielder's choice and came around to score in the first inning.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has quieted down a little lately but he is still a viable starter and an elite talent.

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Rizzo scored the sixth and winning run for the Cubs in the 6-5 victory.

Fantasy Impact: The main threat to Rizzo being a front-runner for the MVP is that Bryant is on his team having an amazing sophomore year.

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Rizzo came up in the first inning with a man on and drove the ball into stands to make it 2-0. The Cubs would not allow a run so that was the winning hit.

Fantasy Impact: For the second straight game, Rizzo and the lead-off hitter would combine to put a score up in the first inning of a win.

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Rizzo went 1-for-6 with a walk but his lone hit drove in the tying run in the 13th and he also drove in a run in the first followed by scoring a run in the third.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo had some down moments but he came through at the start and the end of the game.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 and drove in the first run of the game in the first inning. It would be the only lead the Cubs would have in the 3-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: The way that Rizzo and Bryant are producing, they may split the MVP votes and/or hurt each other's cases and allow a dark horse to emerge who doesn't have a second dominant player in their lineup.

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Rizzo drove in the pitcher to bring the score to 3-2 Dodgers with one of the few hits for the Cubs in the first seven innings.

Fantasy Impact: Kris Bryant's heroics gave him the team lead in RBI, but Rizzo is only one behind (with Russell close behind). With the dynamic offense of the Cubs, opportunities ought to be plentiful.

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Rizzo went 4-for-5 and came around to score on Jason Heyward's two-run HR.

Fantasy Impact: He boosted his batting average above .300 with this performance, which just adds to his list of numbers and praises. He should be a top contender for NL MVP and it translates in his case to also being a strong fantasy front-runner.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 and scored in the ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo did not dominate at Coors like his owners hoped, but he was steady as usual and continues to be elite.

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Rizzo went 2-for-5 and scored on the eventual game-winning single by Miguel Montero.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has not been as hot as Kris Bryant this week, but he is a constant threat in fantasy and has fared better than some other first-round fantasy pick this season, such as Giancarlo Stanton.

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Rizzo went 2-for-5 Friday. He drove in the second Cubs run and scored the fourth.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is almost always a great play, but he gets a boost from being in Coors this weekend.

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Rizzo went 2-for-5 as he scored in the first inning and then drove in the winning run during the fourth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Upcoming is Coors Field where it is entirely possible that we will see the top three candidates for NL MVP playing. Rizzo is a start virtually every time in a seasoal league, but his DFS potential rises for this weekend (though unfortunately his price will also likely inflate).

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Rizzo went 3-for-4 on Sunday. He singled in the first run of the game, singled to drive in the Cubs third run, and then hit a solo HR to account for the last run for the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a top-three 1B and is having a season that should put him in consideration for NL MVP. He had slowed his HR pace lately, but is now up to 25. His three RBI brings him up to 85 which among the NL leaders. All of this is a longer way to simply say "Rizzo is really good and you should want him on your fantasy team".

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Rizzo went 2-for-5 on Thursday. He reached and came around to score in the three-run sixth inning. Rizzo would then come up with the bases loaded in the 11th inning and drove in the winning run with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is among the league leaders of the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR, which are second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 82 RBI are among the NL leaders and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He has also scored 70 runs which is top-10 in the NL. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .398. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 as his single in the third inning drove in Kris Bryant to make it 1-0 during the 3-1 win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is among the league leaders of the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR, which are second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 81 RBI are among the NL leaders and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He has also scored 69 runs which is top-10 in the NL. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .397. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a walk. He would come around to score the eventual winning run and later would also score the final run of the game in a 5-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is among the league leaders of the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR, which are second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 80 RBI are among the NL leaders and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He has also scored 69 runs which is top-10 in the NL. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .398. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with his lone hit being a double that drove in the third run for the Cubs. They would win the game 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 80 RBI are among the NL leaders and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .395. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a walk. He scored in the sixth inning to make it 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 79 RBI are among the NL leaders and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .397. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5, including reaching in the first inning, where he would come around to score on Jorge Soler's home run.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 79 RBI are four short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .397. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a two walks. He came around to score in the sixth inning to tie the game at 1-1 and was intentionally walked in the ninth inning to keep the rally going.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 79 RBI are three short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .399. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 3-for-3 with a walk and a HBP. He would come around to score twice in the 5-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 79 RBI are one short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .396. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 0-for-4, but walked twice. One of those walks came in the ninth inning when he would come around to score.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 79 RBI are one short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .389. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5, but his one hit was a three-run double that drove the lead to 9-0. He also stole his third base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 79 RBI are one short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .393. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk. He came around to score on the grand slam by Addison Russell that put a cap on a five-run eighth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 76 RBI are three short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .396. Rizzo likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a walk, but his lone hit came in the ninth inning to drive in the tying run of the game. Sadly, the White Sox would answer back in the bottom of the inning to win 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 76 RBI are one short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .394. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5, but his one hit was a three-run double that put the Cubs up 5-4 on their way to a 6-5 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and among the NL leaders. His team-high 75 RBI are one short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .398. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 0-for-4, but did drive in an important run with a sacrifice fly that made it 4-0. The Brewers would narrow it to 4-2 and threaten a few times to get the third run before ultimately falling 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. He has 24 HR which is second on the team and in the NL. His team-high 72 RBI are one short of the NL lead and both home runs and RBI numbers are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .398. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with both of his hits being HR. His two HR took the Cubs lead from 2-0 to 5-0 in the 6-2 win. He had three HR in the series.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo leads the NL in game-winning hits. Rizzo has 24 HR which is second on the team and in the NL. His team-high 71 RBI is tied for the NL lead, and both numbers of which are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .403. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4, but his lone hit was a three-run HR that broke the scoreless tie and put the Cubs up 3-0, as they would go on to win 5-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 22 HR which is second on the team and a team-high 68 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .406. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 in a pitcher's duel Saturday but his lone hit drove in two runs and was the game-winner it switched the score from a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 lead in the 3-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 21 HR and 65 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .412 going into the all-star break. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 and came around to score on his lone time reaching.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 21 HR and 63 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .414 going into the all-star break. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 4-for-5 with a run scored in the first inning.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 21 HR and 63 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .416 going into the all-star break. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 4-for-5 as the Cubs fell 12-6. He managed to score a run in the third to make it 3-3 and then later knock in a run to make it 5-5.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 21 HR and 63 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .410. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with two walks. His lone hit was a solo HR that gave the Cubs a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 21 HR and 62 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .405. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a HBP. He came around to score on Contreras's triple that put the Cubs up 3-2 in the eighth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 20 HR and 61 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his on-base percentage at a great .402. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a walk Tuesday. He would come around to score in the third inning on Russell's two-run HR that made it 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 20 HR and 61 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his batting average at a respectable .281, as he had been working that number up throughout the month of June. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a HBP. He would score two runs as the hitters after him had good games in the 10-4 lead.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 20 HR and 61 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his batting average up to a respectable .282, as he had been working that number up throughout the month of June. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with his lone hit knocking in the first run of the game in the top of the first inning. It was a brief optimistic beginning, but the Mets would batter Lester and go on to win 14-3.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 20 HR and 61 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his batting average up to a respectable .282, as he had been working that number up throughout the month of June. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4. His biggest hit was a two-run HR that tied the game at 2-2.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 20 HR and 60 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his batting average up to a respectable .283, as he had been working that number up throughout the month of June. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5 ,but his one hit found a way to get past two outfielders (off of one's head) and allow him to get a three-run inside-the-park HR. That would prove to be the winning run as the Cubs won 9-2 to complete the sweep.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 19 HR and 58 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. Kris Bryant and Rizzo are battling back and forth for the team lead in both categories. He now has his batting average up to a respectable .284, as he has been working that number up throughout the month of June. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5 with two walks Tuesday. He reached in the 15th inning on an intentional walk and came around to score on Baez's grand slam.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 18 HR and 55 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his batting average up to a respectable .286 as he has been working that number up throughout the month of June. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Rizzo went 2-for-3 with two walks Monday. He hit a solo HR in the eighth inning as the backend of a back-to-back HR with Bryant.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 18 HR and 55 RBI, both of which are elite paces at this point of the season. He now has his batting average up to a respectable .287 as he has been working that number up throughout the month of June. He likely will end the season as a top-five 1B.

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Anthony Rizzo was held out of the Cubs' lineup on Thursday due to his back injury.

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs were also facing a lefty in Wei-Yin Chen, making it a convenient day to give the LHH Rizzo off. The Cubs will likely continue to be cautious with their slugger, but they haven't indicated that he'll require a trip to the disabled list due to the injury.

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Anthony Rizzo made an early exit from Wednesday's game due to back stiffness. (Source: Gordon Wittenmyer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Owners will want to monitor this, as it could result in another day or two off for the slugger. Assuming this is a minor issue and the early exit was a precaution, Rizzo should be back by the weekend, if not before.

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Rizzo went 1-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly. The sac fly put the Cubs up 1-0 but they would go on to lose 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo continues to raise his batting average throughout June, but his power numbers were already just fine as he now stands at 17 HR and 54 RBI. The RBI are among the NL leaders. He is likely to be a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo went 3-for-4 in the 10-5 victory. He hit a solo HR and finished with two runs scored with three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has been raising his batting average throughout June but his power numbers were already just fine as he now stands at 17 HR and 53 RBI. The RBI are among the NL leaders. He is likely to be a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a walk in the 4-3 victory for the Cubs. He hit a solo HR that tied the game at 1-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is working on raising his batting average but his power numbers are just fine as 16 HR and 50 RBI. The RBI are among the NL leaders. He is likely to be a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo went 0-for-1 but he walked twice and was HBP twice. During these four times on base, he managed to come around and score once.

Fantasy Impact: His average is still a bit low but his OBP is still going strong. He is among the leaders with 49 RBI and should finish the season among the top tier at 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a walk, His one hit was a ninth-inning two-run HR that gave the Cubs a fleeting 3-2 lead.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo continues to compile RBI as he is up to 49 which is among the NL leaders. He continues to work on his batting average and should finish the season among the top 1B in the majors.

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Rizzo went 3-for-6 with two runs with three RBI during the 13-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: The three RBI puts Rizzo back in the team lead for RBI with 47, which is among the NL leaders. He continues to work on his batting average and should finish the season among the top 1B in the majors.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5 Saturday, but his one hit was a solo HR that turned out to be the winning run.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is now one RBI behind Bryant for the team lead in RBI, but his 44 is still among the NL leaders. He continues to work on bringing his average up. Barring injury, he should be a top-three 1B, but there will still be a few slumps along the way.

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Rizzo went 1-for-5, but that one positive at-bat produced a RBI and Rizzo scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is tied with Kris Bryant for the team lead in RBI with 43, which is among the NL leaders. He continues to work on bringing his average up. Barring injury, he should be a top-three 1B, but there will still be a few slumps along the way.

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Rizzo went 3-for-5 with two RBI. The first RBI put them up 4-0 and the second capped their scoring off in the 6-4 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He has raised his batting average up 21 points in the past five games to reach .260. Rizzo also leads the Cubs with 42 RBI on the season. Barring injury, Rizzo has a strong chance to finish as a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4. He hit a solo HR to add insurance and the final run to the 5-3 victory. He also scored a run earlier in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has been a bit cool, but might be heating up. He is up to 13 HR and 40 RBI on the season. He is tied for the team lead with Kris Bryant for RBI. He should improve his average over the season and barring injury has a good chance to finish as a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a walk. He drove in the first run of the game that was the only run until the bottom of the eighth. The Cubs would win 6-0.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is up to 39 RBI on the season, which is on pace for an elite total. He is very likely to get his batting average back up to a respectable level and barring injury should finish as a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk. He hit a solo HR and added a run scored Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo still has a low batting average, but he is still producing the power numbers (13 HR 38 RBI). He will get his average back up while keeping his OBP (.379) high. He could very well end up as a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a HBP. His lone hit was a double that drove in the second run of the game in a 2-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has now tied Bryant for the team lead in RBI with both of them being among the NL leaders. The average is likely to rebound and he should be a top-three 1B barring injury.

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Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a walk. He scored a run and then drove in another.

Fantasy Impact: He has been slumping and is currently only batting .237, but has had enough patience to still have a .376 OBP. He has 36 RBI on the season and is likely to show an overall improvement during the season. He is a top-three 1B.

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Anthony Rizzo will receive a day off Friday as the Cubs take on the Phillies early.

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs face a lefty, and Rizzo has really struggled of late. He's apt to go through streaks, but he's proven that he is one of the elite hitters in the game. He should be back in the lineup on Saturday.


Rizzo went 1-for-5, but his lone hit drove in a run to put the Cubs up 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is still fairly cold, but the RBI did bring his season total to 35, which leads the team. Much like Bryant, there are still the summer months in Wrigley with days where the wind is blowing out or dead where some great opportunities may present themselves. He is a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo has gone 4-for-29 over the last eight games. He is even struggling to draw walks as those same eight games have seen him draw only three.

Fantasy Impact: The odds are fairly high that he will break out of it as he is an elite player. He still leads the team with 11 HR and 34 RBI and came into the season as a top-three 1B. Hold him if you have him or trade for him if a panicked owner wants to move him.

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Rizzo went 0-for-3 as Gerrit Cole dominated the Cubs' lineup, but in the 9th, Rizzo drove in the only run the Cubs would get with a sacrifice fly.

Fantasy Impact: It was not a great day, but he still increased his RBI total to 34, which is among the league leaders. He is a top-three 1B and Tuesday is another day (and one without Cole on the other team).

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Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a three-run HR. He ended up with four RBI in the game as the Cubs won 8-2.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is up to 33 RBI which is among the league leaders in the NL. He is a top-three 1B who is part of one of the best offenses in baseball.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to produce for his owners, is on pace for more than 100 RBI and the strength of the Cubs lineup suggests he will continue to get opportunities. He is a top-three 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with two walks in Game 1 of the doubleheader with a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He maintained his RBI lead for the Cubs at 29 RBI. He is a top-3 1B with a strong team around him, so he is a steady option for strong numbers.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk in the 8-7 victory. He did not add to his team-leading RBI total, but he did manage to score a run.

Fantasy Impact: Not every game can be a monster, but he still helped his owners with a run scored. He is a top-three 1B and batting in the middle of the Cubs lineup should mean frequent opportunities to produce fantasy numbers.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 along with a HBP (hit-by-pitch). He came around to score twice.

Fantasy Impact: He has now been hit over 50 times since the beginning of the 2014 season. He is also among the league leaders in RBI and a top-3 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-2 with two walks Friday. One of those hits was a towering solo HR to break a 2-2 tie and then score another run later.

Fantasy Impact: He now has 10 HR and 28 RBI which are among the league leaders and he now sports a OBP of .409. He is a top-3 1B.

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Rizzo went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and he drove himself in with his solo HR. The HR was his ninth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a top-three 1B and leads baseball with 27 RBI.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He is a top-three 1B who is among the league leaders with 26 RBI.

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Rizzo went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a top-three 1B and is now among the league leaders with his 25 RBI.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk on Friday. He drove in the game-winner and then scored on the following grand slam.

Fantasy Impact: He is a top-three 1B and he is up to 24 RBI on the season.

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Rizzo went 1-for-2 with three walks. He also scored a run and drove another one in.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a top-three 1B and is now up to 23 RBI on the season.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a RBI in the 4-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a top-three 1B who is up to 22 RBI.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a walk. Both hits were HR as he drove in four.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a top-three first basemen who now has eight HR and 21 RBI on the season.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with two walks Friday. The lone hit was a solo HR which was his sixth of the season and the third straight game with a HR.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a top-five first basemen and is performing very well so far this season, with six HR and 17 RBI.

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Rizzo went 1-for-6, but scored two runs and drove in three with his HR. The HR is his fifth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a top-5 first basemen and is playing well so far this season. This was a solid game, but got overshadowed by a great night for sports in Chicago.

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Rizzo went 2-for-4 in the 5-3 loss. Rizzo hit a solo HR and then added a RBI single later in the game. The HR was his fourth of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a talented hitter who delivers plenty of power. He is a top-three fantasy 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk. His lone hit was a solo HR, which was his third of the season. He also produced his first stolen base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is patient, works the pitch count, is smart on the basepaths and delivers plenty of power. He is a top-three fantasy 1B.

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Rizzo went 0-for-4, but scored a run after drawing a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is perhaps the face of the Cubs' approach. He is patient, works the pitch count, is smart on the basepaths and delivers plenty of power. He is a top-three fantasy 1B.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with two walks, a run, and a RBI. He now has 10 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a consistent hitter with great upside who was a borderline first-round fantasy player.

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Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a walk and hit-by-pitch. He scored three runs while collecting six RBI. Rizzo hit a three-run home run, his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a consistent hitter with great upside who was a borderline first-round fantasy player.

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Rizzo went 1-for-4, but that one hit was a two-run HR. The HR was his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a consistent hitter with great upside who was a borderline first-round fantasy player.

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Rizzo went 1-for-3 with two walks Monday. He scored a run and knocked in another.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a consistent hitter with great upside who is a borderline first round fantasy player.

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Anthony Rizzo has a 1.030 OPS in 27 Spring Training at-bats, clubbing two home runs thus far for the Cubs. Rizzo posted his second straight 30 home run season in 2015, adding 17 stolen bases and 101 RBI for the NLCS runner-ups.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo saw his OPS drop from .913 to .899 in 2015, but has worked hard to hit the ball in the air over the past four seasons, resulting in increases in his power numbers. Although he is not regarded in the same class as Paul Goldschmidt, and his lower batting average makes that a rightful claim, he does have a similar skill set as the Diamondbacks' slugger. His 17 stolen bases in 2015 gave Rizzo the seventh-best power-speed number last season, showing that he can fill many categories for fantasy teams. If Rizzo can get his batting average closer to .290 while continuing to steal 15 or more bases with 30 or more home runs, consider him a steal in the late first or early second round.


Rizzo had a good year in 2015 where he hit 31 HR and 99 RBI. He also became the second player in the modern era to go for 30 HR and 30 HBP (hit-by-pitch).

Fantasy Impact: Zeile basically calls for very similar numbers in 2016. It calls for 90+ runs scored and RBI with a sprinkling (11) of stolen bases and a solid batting average of .273. He is a late first round pick for 2016.


Rizzo went 0-for-2 with a strikeout in the opener.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is a 1st round draft pick who should anchor your infield.

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The Cubs improved to 95-65 with a 6-1 win over the Brewers on Friday. Anthony Rizzo provided a big chunk of the offense, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. The home run was Rizzo's 31st of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is finishing he 2015 strong, going 5-for-13 over the last three games. His average is .279 for the season with an OPS of .905. With 38 doubles, 31 home runs, 99 RBI and 17 stolen bases, Rizzo is one of the top first basemen in the league. He should continue to be a top tier fantasy producer next season.

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The Chicago Cubs used a 13-hit attack in a 9-5 win over the Brewers on Monday. Anthony Rizzo had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and two walks. Rizzo raised his batting average to .286 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is 12-for-24 over his last seven games. He's been one of the top fantasy first baseman in the league this season, with 30 home runs, 95 RBI, 89 runs scored, 17 stolen bases and an OPS of .926.

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The Cubs used a 17-hit attack in a 9-6 win over the Pirates on Thursday. Anthony Rizzo had a big night, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run, walk and two RBI. The home run was Rizzo's 30th this season and he's now batting .278.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is hitting just .241 this month, but has four home runs, 14 RBi and 10 walks. His on-base percentage of .387 and OPS of .911 are both excellent. Owners should be confident with Rizzo in the lineup for the stretch run.

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Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 Sunday in the team's loss to the Phillies, his second consecutive 0-for at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the brief cold stretch, Rizzo has continued his solid season into September. The 1B has posted an OPS of .947 so far this month.

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The Cubs pounded the Diamondbacks on Friday, winning by the score of 14-5. Anthony Rizzo provided a big blow, launching a grand slam home run in the fifth inning. The homer was Rizzo's 28th of the season and he's now batting .285.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has homered in back-to-back games and is on pace for 34 home runs this season. His on-base percentage of .392 and OPS of .927 are excellent. Rizzo remains a top fantasy first baseman for the stretch run.

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Anthony Rizzo went hitless in three at-bats with three strikeouts during Monday's loss to the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo continues to be one of the top 1B options in the majors, but he's struggled a bit of late. He's struck out 10 times over his last five games, and he doesn't have a multi-hit games since August 15.

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The Cubs pounded the Braves on Thursday by the score of 7-1. Scoreless into the bottom of the third, the Cubs opened it up with four runs. Anthony Rizzo provided the big hit, a three run home run. It was his 24th home run of the season and Rizzo is now batting .291.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has just two hits in the last four games, in 16 at-bats. He's still getting on-base at a .402 clip and has an OPS of .940. Rizzo is on pace to surpass 40 doubles, 30 home runs and nearly 100 RBI.

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The Chicago Cubs defeated the White Sox on Friday by the score of 6-5. The Cubs got three home runs in the game, including one from Anthony Rizzo. The blast was his 23rd homer of the year. It was his only hit in three at-bats and is now batting .296 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo continues to impress, not only in the power department, but in getting on base. He's drawn 57 walks for an on-base percentage of .406. Add in 15 stolen bases, and you have one of the most complete fantasy first basemen in the league.

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The Cubs improved to 63-48 on the season following a 6-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. Anthony Rizzo played a key role, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI. Rizzo is now batting .298 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has 21 home runs and 65 RBI for the season. His batting average, on-base percentage and OPS are all above his career averages. Rizzo is on pace to top 40 doubles, 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases, making him a top overall fantasy first baseman in the league.

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The Cubs fell to the Pirates on Wednesday, 7-5. The loss dropped the Cubs to 58-48 on the season. The Cubs got two home runs in the loss, one off the bat of Anthony Rizzo. It was his 21st home run of the season and he's now batting .294.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo continues to impress with a .400 on-base percentage and.940 OPS. Even when he goes through a power slump, he will get on base. Owners should continue to feel comfortable playing Rizzo every day.

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The Cubs pounded 14 hits in a 5-0 win over the Pirates on Wednesday. Anthony Rizzo lead the way, going 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored. Rizzo's big night raised his average to .293 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has an impressive .401 on-base percentage and .935 OPS. Add in 20 home runs and 61 RBI and Rizzo is one of the top fantasy first basemen in the league.

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Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs in the Cubs' 4-1 win over Milwaukee on Friday. It was the third straight game in which he hit a home run.

Fantasy Impact: Now this is more like it. The Cubs have been fairly woeful on offense for weeks now, and Rizzo has put the team on his back over the past few days. He's up to 19 home runs and 57 RBI on the season.

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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Cubs' 3-2 win over Colorado on Wednesday. It was his first homer in roughly three weeks, as he hadn't done so since July 7th. He now has 17 home runs and 53 RBI to go with a .279/.393/.500 slash line.

Fantasy Impact: It's about time. Rizzo has slumped badly over the last month, and hopefully this is a sign of a renewed player who was in the MVP discussion after the first two months of the season. The OBP is good, and walks are valuable in baseball, but a team needs middle of the order bats to drive in runs, and walks rarely do that. Rizzo is a great young player, but he will need to have more days like Wednesday to justify another top-15 selection in 2016 fantasy drafts.

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Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-8 with two runs and a stolen base in the Cubs' split of a doubleheader against the Reds on Wednesday. He scored the winning run in the night game.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is 5-for-29 since the All-Star break, and his OBP is down to .400 on the season. A stellar number to be sure, but the Cubs' stagnation on offense over the past month coincides with a rough stretch for Rizzo. The team's playoff chances, and their success if they reach the postseason, are very much reliant on his finding his early season form. It would be surprising if he doesn't pick it up soon, but he hasn't had a long career of success that makes such a rebound a guarantee.

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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a run scored in the Cubs' 4-1 win over Atlanta on Sunday. He finished the first series out of the break by going 3-for-12 with one run, two RBI, and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is slashing .296/.411/.531 on the season, and his patience at the plate has continued to improve throughout his major league career. The Cubs' next opponent is the Reds in Cincinnati, which is a very favorable park for hitters. If he is going to pass the 30 home run mark in 2015, this would be a good series to start, as he is sitting on 16 right now.

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The Cubs made the most of eight hits in defeating the Braves on Saturday, 4-0. Anthony Rizzo provided a big bat, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, raising his total to 50 for the season. He's now batting .298.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo continues to be one of the top fantasy first baseman in baseball. Now only does he supply power, he is getting on base at a .414 clip. Rizzo has 16 home runs and a .950 OPS.

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Anthony Rizzo finished 1-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch in the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Rizzo will play in the All-Star game with fellow teammate Kris Bryant, and the pair will also participate in the Home Run Derby.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has put together a stellar first 90 games, slashing .298/.413/.542 with 16 home runs, 48 RBI, and 48 runs scored on the season. He also has 12 stolen bases. There were questions entering the season whether Rizzo would be able to build off of his breakout 2014 campaign, and he's actually in line to put up almost the same stats. The stolen bases and raised OBP are really where he has added to his game. Another 30 home run season is within reach, and if he continues to steal bases with frequency a top-10 hitter ranking at season's end is attainable.

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Anthony Rizzo managed to go 3-for-4 from the plate, but it was not enough for the Cubs who could not muster a single run. Two of Rizzo's hits were doubles, one of which was just a few feet away from leaving the park in dead center field, and the other one was a single.

Fantasy Impact: While overall his numbers are still great with a .312 batting average and .421 OBP, his numbers so far in June are actually a little bit down with a .279 batting average and a .371 OBP. He is still a great option across all formats (especially against left-handers), but he can be very pricey in daily games.

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Anthony Rizzo was the lone bright spot for the Cubs in a loss to the Twins. He finished up at 2-for-4 from the plate with two solo home runs (two RBI and two runs scored).

Fantasy Impact: Over the last week Rizzo's batting average has taken over a 20 percentage point drop, but his power has returned in a big way with three home runs over the last three games. He is still a great option across all formats, but an even better option when facing lefties, against whom he is hitting .396.

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Anthony Rizzo helped set the pace for his teammates in a blowout victory with a 2-for-4 effort. He came up with one double and one two-run home run, but was later pinch hit for after the Cubs had taken a considerable lead.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo was able to break out of his four-game hitless streak in a big way and find a way to contribute. Despite his slump, his OBP still sits at an impressive .422 and his batting average is still north of .300. He could easily start to ride a new hit streak and continue to be a solid option across all formats.

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Anthony Rizzo finished off his night at 1-for-3 from the plate with one double and one walk. He was unable to record any RBI, but he did make it around the bases twice and score.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is one of the elite players that can contribute in all categories. He hits for contact, he hits for power, he takes walks, he knocks in runs, he scores runs, and he will even steal the occasional base. Rizzo is a great option against any pitcher and in all formats.

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Rizzo finished at 2-for-6 from the plate with a pair of singles. His second single came in the top of the seventh inning and it knocked home two runs. He was later able to make it around the bases and score himself.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo saw his career long hit streak snapped in the previous game, but he was able to get back on track for the series finale. He is facing a rookie pitcher in his next game against the Reds, so look for him to try and take advantage and keep producing.

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Anthony Rizzo came through with another productive night as he finished at 2-for-4 from the plate. He hit one single, one double, and walked once, while making it around the bases twice to score.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo was able to extend his hit streak to 12 games while raising his OBP to .449. He is as hot as anyone in the Majors right now, and is great option in all formats regardless of the matchup.

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Anthony Rizzo put together his first two home run game of the year, but the Cubs still fell a couple of runs short. He finished the game at 2-for-4 with three RBI, two scored himself.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo had not gone deep since the 23rd of May, so these blasts were a welcome site. Even without the power, Rizzo has maintained high averages and been able to knock in runs, but fantasy owners should still hope that Rizzo does not have to go another two weeks without a home run.

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Anthony Rizzo was able to reach base three times with two walks and one double in three official at-bats. He was unable to knock in any runs but he did score one himself and he also stole one base.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is an absolute machine who can produce by knocking in runs, getting on base, and even on the base paths as he leads not just all first baseman, but all corner infielders in steals with ten. It has been a little while since the power showed up but he is still hitting for extra bases and a great option across all fantasy formats.

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Anthony Rizzo had an all around great night as he went 1-for-3 at the plate with one double and one walk. He knocked in one run on his double, and was later able to come around a score a run for himself.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo was able to put a stop to his six game RBI drought with one RBI in each of the last two games. It has still been a while since the power has showed up, but he is still grabbing extra base hits. As always, he is an elite fantasy option across all formats.

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Anthony Rizzo had a 2-for-5 day with a big triple, one single, and no walks. The triple came in the bottom of the ninth inning, but he was unable to score after David Ross was unable to lay down an effective bunt. Rizzo's single came in the bottom of the 11th inning and almost knocked in the winning run but Dexter Fowler was called out at home plate (after a review).

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is going through a six-game RBI drought, but he was very close to braking it. While this is surely frustrating and concerning for owners in league play, this should not deter anyone from going after him in daily games. Rizzo is still batting .318 with a .439 OBP, and as long as he keeps collecting hits, he will knock in a few runs eventually.

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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a single, one walk, and two strikeouts. Unfortunately, he was unable to knock in any runs or come around and score himself.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo's numbers have taken a bit of a dip, but he has stayed productive with on hit in each of his last four games. He was able to knock in six runs in one game earlier in the week, and while that is good for various league formats, he has not knocked in a run in any other game since the 16th of May, and that hurts his daily game value.

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Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run double and a three-run home run in the Cubs' 9-6 win against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. The home run proved to be the game winner. He had two hits in five plate appearances.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo would likely be the runner-up in the National League MVP race if the season ended today (behind Bryce Harper, obviously). His season line now sits at .322/.444/.586 with 9 home runs, 29 RBI, and 27 runs in 152 at-bats as the team just passed the quarter pole of the season.

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Anthony Rizzo got one of the four Cubs hits on Saturday. He also knocked in three runs in a losing effort, as the Cubs fell, 6-4. Rizzo finished 1-for-3 and is batting .318 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has an impressive .441 on-base percentage and 1.004 OPS. He has 20 extra-base hits and 23 walks and is on pace to belt 31 home runs. Rizzo is an upper echelon fantasy first baseman this season.

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Anthony Rizzo had a rather average night by his standards, as he only went 1-for-4 with a double (his 18th extra base hit) without knocking in any runs or scoring himself.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo had his nine game hit streak snapped in the series final agains the Pirates, and prior to that streak he went on seven game hit streak, so there is a good chance that Rizzo will not go hitless again for another week. His batting average and OBP are as high as ever, so feel free to plug him in if the price is right.

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Anthony Rizzo had himself a 3-for-7 day at the plate that featured two singles and a home run. He was good for three RBI and two runs scored himself. He was unable to draw any walks and did not get hit by any pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo continued his power surge in the month of May with his eighth bomb of the season and his sixth of the month. Rizzo has increased his slugging percentage from .471 at the end of April to .776 and has seen his RBI total increase with it, with 13 so far in May, four more than he had in all of April.

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Anthony Rizzo only finished two official at-bats because he was hit by a pitch on two separate occasions. He was able to go 1-for-2 with a very important RBI single.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has now regained the MLB hit by pitch lead with 11 on the season. While walks are usually not as valuable in fantasy as a hit, Rizzo should benefit in most formats. Rizzo is well known for crowding the plate so expect him to get regularly beaned and preferably not pick up an injury.

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Anthony Rizzo finished the game with only two official at-bats thank to the three walks he took. Rizzo managed one hit, a double that scored one run.

Fantasy Impact: With tonight's effort, Rizzo raised his already high OBP to .455. Games like this, in which he gets on base four times and knocks in a run are the reason he has become so absurdly valuable in fantasy. Expect Rizzo to keep his numbers up since pitchers will continue to due their best to pitch him outside the strike zone, because he smacks around anything over the plate.

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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, immediately after Kris Bryant sent a booming shot to the newly completed left field bleachers. Rizzo was unable to take any walks and he also grounded out with the bases loaded and two outs.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has only went hitless in one game this month, and has produced a total of 15 hits and five home runs over the same period. He is hitting the ball as well as anybody right now, and he is definitely worth a start in daily games if there is salary cap room.

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Anthony Rizzo had a nice 2-for-5 day at the plate that featured one single, one double, and one RBI. Rizzo was unable to take any walks and he also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has been plugging away at a very consistent pace and he is playing as well anybody in MLB. His recent power surge has increased his value, but his fantasy bread and butter is still his high OBP, providing a high floor for any potential owners.

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Anthony Rizzo hit his fourth home run of the week as part of a 2-for-5 night. His bomb was only a solo shot but he also hit a RBI single in the top of the eighth inning that scored Dexter Fowler.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has been playing as well as or better than the best players in the game. Naturally, his price has skyrocketed on many of the major daily game sites, but he is often worth it due to his high floor. His value in league play has also increased, and it will continue to do so as he hits for power.

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Anthony Rizzo put together another big game as he went 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBI and one run scored himself. He hit a towering solo home run out to right field in the third inning and then followed that up in the fifth inning with a double.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo is currently sporting an absurd .474 OBP (tied for first in MLB), which means that he practically guarantees points in daily games. He has also been able to find his power again over this past week with three home runs, providing greater value for everyone.

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Anthony Rizzo had another great game but it still was not enough. Rizzo went 3-for-4 at the plate with two singles, one double, and one walk. He managed one RBI and scored two runs himself.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo may be playing as well as anybody in the league right now. He is obviously very valuable in league play, but may be more so in daily games. He is very expensive, but he also has a very high floor due to his ability to take walks and consistently get on base.

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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a RBI triple, a deep bomb to dead center that just barely sailed over Carlos Gomez's head. Rizzo was then knocked in by Kris Bryant, but Rizzo would not do anything else for the rest of the day.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has been off to a really hot start at the plate. He is hitting above .300 and his OBP is off the charts because he has taken 15 walks, but his RBI total (11) is relatively low for the same reason. It is hard to get mad at a player for consistently getting on base, but Rizzo would be doing his fantasy owners a favor by swinging the bat with runners in scoring position.

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Anthony Rizzo has stolen six bases this season for the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Joe Maddon stresses how much every 90 feet matters and the Cubs have listened to him so far as they lead the league in stolen bases. Rizzo is on pace for a ridiculous 51 stolen bases, which obviously will not happen - but 15 stolen bases is not out of the question. This new part of Rizzo's game adds a ton of fantasy value as he continues to be one of the best first basemen in the league.

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Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI on Monday in the Cubs win over the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has been getting on base all season long and his .494 OBP leads the league. He is beginning to look like the MVP many predicted he could be this year with a batting line of .344/.494/.508 with two home runs and nine RBI thus far.

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Anthony Rizzo's first inning two-run home run was all Travis Wood needed to earn the Cubs a win in Wednesday night's game against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo's blast was a no-doubter to the empty Cubs' bleachers in right field. The home run gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead and the team never looked back in a terrific outing from Travis Wood. The homer was Rizzo's first extra-base hit of the season, but he has looked good at the plate so far. Experts still believe that he should exceed his 32 home run mark from last season.

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Anthony Rizzo has been held hitless in the first two games of the 2015 season for the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: There's no reason to worry yet as Rizzo has been putting together good at-bats. Rizzo has a .429 OBP and the hits should start stringing together very soon.

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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with an opposite field three-run home run and a walk on Wednesday versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: It was Rizzo's second home run in a week and it looks like he is beginning to heat up for opening day at exactly the right time. His spring training average still sits at .185 (10-for-54), so these home runs should be a breath of fresh air for those who drafted Rizzo in the first round of fantasy drafts this year. Experts are predicting MVP-like numbers from Rizzo this year in a potent Chicago Cubs lineup. Rizzo should surpass the .286 average, 32 home runs, and 78 RBI that we saw from him last year.

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Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-1 with two walks in Sunday's Cactus League win against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo entered the spring on many experts' MVP watch for 2015, but his numbers have been disappointing so far this spring. In 17 spring at-bats, Rizzo is hitting only .059 and his only hit is a single. Don't worry about Rizzo just yet as he has improved each year and expected to do the same this year. He should provide great value this season in a dangerous Cubs lineup. He hit 32 home runs with 78 RBI for the Cubs last season.

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit second while shortstop Starlin Castro hit third in new manager Joe Maddon’s first lineup for their Cactus League opener on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics. (Source: Jesse Rogers)

Fantasy Impact: Joe Maddon is known for tinkering with his lineups and he started the spring off with a bit of a surprise to everyone. Rizzo has typically been the number 3 hitter for the Cubs, but he may find himself hitting in the 2 hole when Maddon decides to bat the pitcher 8th this season. Don't expect any drop off in Rizzo's fantasy numbers this season due to the rare change in this potent Chicago Cubs lineup. Anthony Rizzo is on many experts' MVP watch.