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Alex Wood pitched five scoreless innings against the Cubs on Friday, giving up two hits and walking two while striking out eight. Wood has not allowed a run in any of his last four starts spanning 23 1/3 innings, and is now 6-0 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Once an afterthought in the Dodgers' crowded rotation, Wood is now one of the best options, as he now has a 1.69 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 60 Ks over just 48 innings. He's entirely matchup-proof at this point, dominating the Rockies in Colorado and the Cubs during his hot stretch. He will take on the Cardinals in St. Louis next week.


Chase Utley went 1-for-2 with a solo shot against the Cubs Friday. Utley also had a SB on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Utley hit his second homer of the season Friday against Jake Arrieta in the third inning. Utley was playing 2B and should get some playing time there until Justin Turner comes off the 10-day DL. Utley really has no fantasy value as father time has caught up with him.


Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a home run, one run and two RBIs against the Cubs Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez finally hit his first homer of the year Friday. Gonzalez has lost his power, but is still driving runs in and could be of some use in a utility spot.


Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk Friday against the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal has been tearing the cover off the ball this year and is a must start because of his power output. Beware he may be due for some regression due to his metrics being above his normal.


Corey Seager went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk Friday against the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Another good night for the young shortstop. He's a must-start in every format. Looking at his metrics he should be able to sustain what he's doing. The biggest plus on the year for Seager is his BB%, which he has improved by four points over last season.


Logan Forsythe went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Cubs Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe got the start at 3B against the Cubs and should contribute there until Justin Turner returns, when he'll likely go back to second base.


Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched four scoreless innings, surrendering only two hits for the save against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Getting tried out of the bullpen for the first time this year, Ryu struck out two and walked one in the effort, relieving Kenta Maeda on his short night. This was a bit of a timely performance for Ryu considering that manager Dave Roberts was in a bit of a pickle as to what to do with him given his pitchers are finally getting healthy. However, rather than be demoted to the minors outright, this strong long relief performance may have bought Ryu some time with the big league club provided he continues to offer solid mop-up value. He's currently sporting some rather hairy numbers, though, with a 2-5 record, a 4.28 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.


Kenta Maeda allowed three runs on seven hits across five innings in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Sidelined for two weeks with the hamstring injury, Maeda pitched solid enough for the win despite clearly appearing rusty early on giving up all three runs, four of the seven hits he'd allow on the day and a walk in the first inning. He would be considerably better the rest of the way finishing with four strikeouts and even plating the go-ahead run himself in the fourth. Maeda gets the Cardinals again on the road next.


Justin Turner was cleared to resume baseball activities, including agility drills, fielding ground balls, and throwing. (Source: Los Angeles Times)

Fantasy Impact: Turner is making great progress, and he could be ready to rejoin the Dodgers in roughly the next week. He's been sporting an elite batting average, but his power numbers have taken a major hit with only one home run on the season. Still, his batted ball numbers would indicate that an increase in power is upcoming, and for his part Turner has said he's not concerned.


Enrique Hernandez went 2-4 with two runs against the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez will see more usage due to the injury to Justin Turner. He got the start at 3B tonight and could see some time at 2B. All of this depends on how well Forsythe and Utley produce.


The Dodgers placed Joc Pederson on the seven-day concussion DL on Thursday. Kenta Maeda was activated to take Pederson's place on the roster. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pederson was involved in a nasty collision with Yasiel Puig on Tuesday night in extra innings and although Dave Roberts said he had no concussion symptoms after the game, they obviously materialized later. Reports are that Pederson has been told to stay away from his phone and bright lights, so he'll try to take it easy. The earliest Pederson can be activated is Wednesday, so owners should prepare for a replacement at least until then,


Cody Bellinger went 1-for-2 at the plate during the Dodgers' 6-1 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday. Bellinger drove in the only Dodgers run of the night with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger continues to produce for the Dodgers and fantasy owners. His RBI on Wednesday was his 25th of the season in just 27 games played. He continues to start every day in left field and bat in the middle of the Dodgers' lineup even after the return of Adrian Gonzalez. The rookie of the year candidate should be owned in all fantasy leagues.


Rich Hill allowed five runs over four innings on Wednesday against the Cardinals. Hill gave up four hits and walked seven, while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Hill had absolutely no idea where the ball was going on Wednesday, a troubling development after he walked none in his first start back from the DL against the Giants. There's not much owners can do at this point, as Hill has way too much talent to bench, and it would be difficult to get fair value. Hopefully, he can rebound in his next start against the same Cardinals.


Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect inning in the Dodgers' extra-inning win over the Cardinals on Tuesday. He struck out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen entered into a tie game and did not factor into the decision. With Aroldis Chapman's injury, Jansen and his 1.50 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts in just 18 innings is easily the top fantasy reliever.


Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run over nine innings on Tuesday, giving up just three hits while striking out 10. Kershaw did not factor into the decision in the game, which was not decided until the 13th inning.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw was masterful on the night, but Lance Lynn was equal to the task, denying Kershaw his eighth victory on the season. Kershaw now has just a 2.01 ERA and 0.82 WHIP, and easily remains the best pitcher in the game for both real and fantasy purposes. He'll get another shot at the Cardinals in his next start.


Brandon McCarthy allowed three hits, one earned run, walked one, and struck out five in six innings Sunday against the Marlins. 54-of-75 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: A nice bounce back game for McCarthy after allowing six earned runs in his last start against the Giants. McCarthy now has a 3.76 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings. He is next scheduled to face the Cubs at home.


Julio Urias is expected to be sent down to Triple-A. Manager Dave Roberts did not confirm but Josh Ravin is up and expected to be activated. (Source: Bill Shaikin on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Not a surprising development, considering Urias has been awful. In three of the past four starts, Urias has struck out one or fewer batters and allowed six earned runs in back-to-back starts. The starting rotation for the Dodgers will probably be Kershaw, Hill, McCarthy, Ryu, and Wood.


Yasiel Puig hit a towering two run HR in the second inning on Tuesday to extend the Dodgers lead. He was on base three times, going 1-for-2 with a walk, HR, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Puig is only batting .245 on the season, but he is doing enough in the other categories (eight HRs, 24 RBIs, five steals) to provide value to fantasy owners.


Andrew Toles left Tuesday night's game due to a knee injury. The Dodgers have confirmed that he will be out for the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL. (Source: Bill Shaikin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is sad news for a young player who was starting to turn the corner and gain trust as the Dodgers leadoff hitter when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.


Austin Barnes, the Dodgers' backup catcher, entered Saturday's game against the Phillies as part of a double switch in the eighth inning, replacing Chase Utley at second base. After striking out in his first plate appearance in the bottom of the eighth, he played a pivotal role in a ninth-inning game-winning rally. The Dodgers entered the final frame trailing 5-2 before tying it up on three straight solo homers. After a strikeout, Barnes singled with one out to get aboard as the winning run, and he eventually came around to score following singles by Corey Seager and Adrian Gonzalez.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes has now appeared one time each at second and third base, and his versatility is an interesting wrinkle in his skill set. Barnes would be a very interesting fantasy catcher if his team was thin enough to need him more often in the infield. Both of his positions are covered multiple times over, however, so Barnes's only path to fantasy relevance would be an injury to starting catcher Yasmani Grandal.


Grant Dayton is slated to rejoin the Dodgers' bullpen Friday. He'll make rehab appearances, and if all goes well he'll be back with the team after his minimum stint on the DL. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dayton is more valuable to the Dodgers than most fantasy owners, though he does carry value in holds leagues, and he certainly won't hurt your ratios. He's shown that so far, as he hadn't allowed a run and carried a 0.79 WHIP through the first 6 1/3 innings of the season.