Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers

NL West

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping that Corey Seager's elbow will be able to heal this winter without surgery. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news comes from Dodgers President Andrew Friedman. There's no doubt that Seager's elbow limited him down the stretch this year. He also dealt with a back issue that caused him to miss the NLCS. It'll be important for fantasy players to see positive news surrounding Seager's health before investing an early round pick in him next March.

The Dodgers have exercised their $8.5 million club option for Logan Forsythe, according to Chris Cotillo. (Source: Chris Cotillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe had a down year, hitting just .224/.351/.327 with six home runs in 119 games. But he should go in as the favorite for the second base job and, if he can remain healthy, could be a viable middle-infield option in mixed leagues given the Dodgers' strong lineup.

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Kenley Jansen struck out three over two hitless innings as the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen was otherworldly tonight. The Houston offense didn't have a chance against him. With the win the Dodgers have forced a Game 7, which will be played on Wednesday night. Since Jansen went two innings in this one it's unlikely he'll have much of an impact tomorrow.

Category: Game Recaps

Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Game 6 of the 2017 World Series as the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Peterson's homer put the Dodgers up 3-1 in the seventh, giving them a huge insurance run before Kenley Jansen came in to slam the door on the Astros. With the win Los Angeles has forced a do-or-die Game 7 on Wednesday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Alex Wood allowed one run on one hit over 5 2/3 innings in Game 4 of the World Series, striking out three and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Wood had thrown 5 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball before George Springer homered off him to give Houston a 1-0 lead. Wood was fantastic in this one, and deserved more run support from the LA bats. Luckily for him the Dodgers would go on to win this one 6-2. Wood will likely make a relief appearance if this series goes seven games.

Category: Game Recaps

Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Dodgers beat the Astros 6-2 in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger entered this game having struck out seven times in 11 World Series at bats. He came through when Los Angeles needed him most, however, doubling off Ken Giles in the ninth to give the Dodgers the lead.

Category: Game Recaps

Yu Darvish hit hard by Astros

Sat, Oct 28th 11:14am EDT
By Brendan Tuma


Yu Darvish allowed four runs on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings, taking the loss in Game 3 of the World Series versus the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Darvish walked one and failed to strike anyone out. He induced just one swing and miss the entire time he was out there. Simply put, Darvish didn't have his best stuff in this one. He didn't even have average stuff. The impending free agent likely won't pitch again until Game 7 if necessary.

Category: Game Recaps

Rich Hill struck out seven and allowed just one run over four innings in Game 2 of the World Series, walking three and allowing three hits.

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers would go on to lose 7-6 in a crazy, back and forth game. Hill was effectively wild in this one, walking three but also managing to miss bats. His next start will come in Game 6, if that game is necessary.

Category: Game Recaps

Chris Taylor went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored as the Dodgers defeated the Astros 3-1 in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor became the first player to ever start the World Series with a homer for his team, when he launched a first inning Dallas Keuchel offering into the stands. He later came around to score on Justin Turner's two-run homer in the sixth, which put Los Angeles up for good. Game 2 will be played on Wednesday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer to help the Dodgers take Game 1 of the World Series 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Turner's homer came off Dallas Keuchel and broke a 1-1 tie. He's now hitting .371 with four homers and 14 RBIs in nine post-season games. He'll face off against Justin Verlander in Game 2 of this series tomorrow night.

Category: Game Recaps

Clayton Kershaw allowed one run on three hits over seven dominant frames in Game 1 of the World Series, striking out 11 and walking none.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw threw just 83 pitches tonight, departing with a 3-1 lead that wound up being the final score. The lone run he allowed was a solo homer by Alex Bregman. Aside from that Kershaw was near perfect in his World Series debut. He'll pitch again in Game 5 if the Dodgers don't sweep.

Category: Game Recaps

Enrique Hernandez went 3-for-4 with three homers, seven RBIs, and a walk as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 11-1 to advance to the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: It will be Los Angeles' first World Series appearance since 1988. Hernandez was the unlikeliest of heroes in this one. He hit .215 in the regular season but is the first player ever to hit three homers and collect seven RBIs in a post-season game.

Category: Game Recaps

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with three runs scored as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night to advance to the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: Puig has been a revelation for Los Angeles this October. He hit .389 across five NLCS games, and is one of the team's most dangerous hitters heading into the World Series next week.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu received a no-decision on Sunday night, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings while allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Through the middle of September Ryu now has a respectable 3.46 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and 114 strikeouts in 122 1/3 innings. He's certainly on the streaming radar in his next start versus the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps

Kenta Maeda allowed four runs on four hits over three innings of work on Monday night versus the Giants. Maeda also struck out four and walked none.

Fantasy Impact: Incredibly, the Dodgers wound up losing their 11th in a row. Maeda now has a 4.21 ERA on the year and could be used by fantasy streamers chasing counting stats.

Category: Game Recaps

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks. (Source: Bill Shaikin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Looks like a routine day off for Grandal. Austin Barnes will play C and bat fifth in his place.

Adrian Gonzalez hasn't played for the Dodgers since June 11th because of a herniated disc is 2-for-5 with two RBIs in his first two games of his rehab assignment. (Source: usatoday.com)

Fantasy Impact: It'll be nice to see Gonzalez back in the Dodgers lineup, but don't expect much production from him. The Dodgers will more than likely ease him back into things so he doesn't reinjure himself again.

Category: Injury Updates

Brock Stewart received a no-decision on Wednesday night in Atlanta, allowing two runs over four innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart allowed six baserunners and struck out just one. This was only his second start of the year after making his first six appearances of 2017 out of the bullpen. Unless the 25-year-old begins to show an uptick in strikeout percentage he won't be worth streaming in fantasy baseball. Stewart has just 13 K's through 20 2/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Category: Injury Updates

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.

Category: Injury Updates