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Justin Turner only missed one game with an illness, going 1-for-5 in the win on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Turner continues to rake, hitting .367 with a OPS of 1.033. His .367 BA leads the majors and he is showing no signs of slowing down.


Cody Bellinger hit a solo shot in the 8th inning off of Rex Brothers, his only hit of the game. He was 1-for-4 overall with a run scored, RBI and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger is now second in the NL in HRs (27) and third in SLG (.617). He is a must start in all formats.


Sources have informed Ken Rosenthal that the initial prognosis for Clayton Kershaw is that he will miss 4-to-6 weeks. However, the final time frame will not be made until after he sees Dr. Robert Watkins. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Kershaw misses 4-to-6 weeks it would put his return around the beginning of September which would only leave him with a handful of starts during the regular season. Fantasy owners should hold off determining what to do with Kershaw until Dr. Watkins gives his evaluation.


Brandon McCarthy returns to DL

Mon, Jul 24th 6:21am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Brandon McCarthy has been scratched from Tuesday's start and will be placed on the disabled list due to a blister injury. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: McCarthy continues to deal with issues related to blisters, and the team is hoping time off helps resolve the problem. McCarthy has been solid this season, posting an ERA and WHIP of 3.84 and 1.23. The Dodgers are eyeing rotation upgrades, including Yu Darvish, so the rotation is certainly in flux.


Kenley Jansen allowed a three-run homer to Matt Adams of the Braves on Sunday, blowing his first save chance of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Luckily for Jansen the Dodgers would come back to win anyway. Don't let this outing fool you. Jansen is still the best closer in baseball right now. Even after today's outing the 29-year-old has a 1.49 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP.


Corey Seager went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Saturday against the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Seager is now up to 16 home runs and has a .907 OPS on the season. While his RBI total (just 50) may be a tad disappointing, he remains one of the top shortstop options in the game.


Rich Hill struck out eight Braves on Saturday night, allowing just two runs in 6 2/3 innings. Hill also walked two and allowed six hits.

Fantasy Impact: The southpaw lowered his season ERA to 3.48 and continued his hot month of July. Through four starts this month Hill has a 1.42 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings.


Alex Wood "fell" to 11-1 on Friday night, allowing nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. Wood also walked four and struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: It's incredible that it took Wood until July 21st to lose his first game of 2017. He has been spectacular this year, and ultimately fantasy owners should treat this game as a fluke. Some sort of regression is likely coming, but Wood should still be very useable in fantasy down the stretch. He now has a 2.17 ERA with 105 strikeouts in 91 1/3 innings this season.


Kenta Maeda solid on Wednesday

Thu, Jul 20th 8:03am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

LAD

Kenta Maeda threw five innings of one-run ball on Wednesday night as the Dodgers defeated the White Sox 9-1. Maeda would allow five hits and one walk while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: The only run Maeda allowed came off a Melky Cabrera solo shot in the first inning. Other than that he gave the Dodgers exactly what they needed as LA won for the 31st time in their past 35 games. For the season Maeda owns a 4.23 ERA and is firmly on the streaming radar.


Grant Dayton is on track to rejoin the Dodgers' bullpen this weekend. He's been sidelined with a neck injury since the end of June. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's been a tough season overall for Dayton despite his decent ratios (3.63 ERA, 1.12 WHIP). He entered the season as a fantasy-relevant non-closer, but his rough start caused his ownership to plummet. It's probably best to see what role he fills upon return and how he looks, but he could be an option for those in need in holds leagues.


Chris Taylor batted 4-for-5 and scored the game's only run in the Dodgers' 1-0 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday. He also recorded his 12th stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor's slash line is now up to .300/.376/.502 on the season in 295 plate appearances. He also appears to have locked down the Dodgers' primary lead-off role against right-handed starters.


Joc Pederson batted 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being pinch-hit for against a left-handed reliever against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Pederson has been hot over the past month or so and is batting .246/.360/.465 on the year despite a very slow start. He has power upside, but unfortunately for fantasy owners, the Dodgers' outfield depth makes him more valuable in real life than in the fake game.


Yasiel Puig batted 0-for-4 as the Dodgers were unable to generate much offense in their 1-0 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Puig is batting an uninspiring .248/.323/.463 on the year and continues to bat at the bottom of the Dodgers' order. He's quite replaceable in most fantasy formats.


Yasmani Grandal comes up empty

Wed, Jul 19th 4:48am EDT
By Eric Westlund

LAD

Yasmani Grandal batted 0-for-4 with one strikeout in the Dodgers' 1-0 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers' starting catcher is batting a respectable .263/.315/.463 on the year. He'll likely take a seat in favor of Austin Barnes on Wednesday with the Dodgers facing lefty Carlos Rodon.


Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs and a walk. Forsythe hit his third home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe has found his swing and is worth picking up off the wire. He's brought his AVG up to .249 and is showing some power.


Hyun-Jin Ryu is being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot injury. (Source: Bill Shaikin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ryu's injury isn't expected to be serious, but the Dodgers are just being cautious. He'll likely return after the All-Star break. Ryu currently owns a mediocre 4.21 ERA through 14 appearances in 2017.


Dave Roberts report that Adrian Gonzalez is still dealing with back issues and is still getting stiff. (Source: latimes.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez hasn't sung a bat since landing on the DL June 13th. Gonzalez is dealing with a herniated disk, which sapped his power and reduced the speed of his swing. Roberts does expect Gonzalez back before the playoffs, killing any concern that the Dodgers would be without him the rest of the year. Gonzalez stated he may have to retire at the end of the year if things do not improve.


Austin Barnes slammed two home runs against the Padres on Friday night, going 2-for-5 with seven RBIs to account for most of the team's offense in a 10-4 blowout.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes is now batting a sterling .284/.398/.537 in 113 plate appearances with four home runs. He has also showcased a tremendous approach at the plate with nearly as many walks (18) as strikeouts (21). He's still not useful in most standard fantasy formats, but he merits more attention than any other backup catcher.


Julio Urias needs anterior capsule surgery and is expected to miss the next 12-14 months. Urias is scheduled to have his left anterior capsule repaired Tuesday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Dodgers' head physician. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said this injury is typically associated with wear and tear on the shoulder, and the Dodgers could not find an example of another pitching suffering that type of acute injury at such a young age. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Urias went to have his shoulder examined late in the week, and this is the worst case scenario. Anterior capsule surgery is major shoulder surgery, as evidenced by the long recovery timeline. He will miss the remainder of this season and the first half of next season, at the very least. Urias is still just 20 years-old and, as long as he can fully recover from this surgery, has a long and bright career ahead of him, but it will be at least a full year before we see him pick up a baseball in a major league game.


Chase Utley went 1-for-2 with two runs, two RBIs and three walks Sunday against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has resurrected himself and keeps contributing. Utley now has four home runs and 18 RBIs on the year. If you have a utility spot open, Utley might serve you well as long as he keeps starting.


Willie Calhoun went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs batting leadoff for Oklahoma City.

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun is swinging a hot bat in Triple-A with a .301 AVG, 10 home runs, and 21 RBIs. He's a sure bet to be a .280 hitter with 20 bombs a season in the bigs. When he gets his call be sure to pick him up off the wire.