Los Angeles Dodgers

NL West

Joc Pederson totaled four hits, including two homers, in the Dodgers' 6-5 win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Pederson is hitting .270 with a 1.105 OPS and 10 homers here in mid-April. It's been a fantastic start to the season for the former top prospect. Pederson is still strictly a platoon player but the Dodgers have faced a plethora of right-handed pitching to open the season, which is where the outfielder feasts. Perhaps that makes him a sell-high candidate.

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Corey Seager went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 6-5 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Seager has now reached base seven times over his past three games and appears to be heating up after a slow start. It's important to remember he missed nearly all of last season with elbow and hip injuries.

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Cody Bellinger picked up three hits, including a homer, as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 6-5 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger also walked once and stole his fourth base of the season. He also has 11 homers and is looking like an early NL MVP candidate. Bellinger is batting .424 to go along with a 1.382 OPS.

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Kenley Jansen received both a blown save and the win on Sunday versus Milwaukee, allowing one run over 1 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen entered in the eighth inning but gave up a three-run homer to Eric Thames. He later struck out the side in the ninth. Jansen now owns a 3.09 ERA on the season.

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Clayton Kershaw threw six innings of two-run ball while striking out seven as the Dodgers went on to beat the Brewers 6-5 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw walked four and allowed just two hits, lowering his ERA to 2.77 through two starts. The 31-year-old and future HOFer has looked good through two starts. Expect more success in his next start versus the Pirates.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu took the loss on Saturday in Milwaukee, allowing two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Ryu struck out nine and walked one as the Dodgers went on to lose 5-0. Both earned runs came via Christian Yelich solo shots. Other than those hits Ryu pitched well. the 32-year-old has a nice matchup next Friday versus the Pirates and should be started everywhere.

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Alex Verdugo went 1-for-3 with an RBI double as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 5-3 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The 22-year-old just won't stop hitting. Verdugo is now up to a .362 average to go along with three homers, 13 RBI, and an OPS over 1.000. He would be a fantasy darling if the Dodgers had everyday at bats for him. If one of their outfielders ever gets injured be sure to pick up Verdugo.

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Kike Hernandez came off the bench on Friday to hit a three-run homer off Josh Hader, propeling the Dodgers to a 5-3 win over Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez was once of the most popular fantasy pickups after the season's opening weekend. He hasn't cooled down too much yet either. Hernandez is hitting .296 with five homers, 14 RBI, 13 runs scored, and a .967 OPS. Keep running him out there for however long this hot streak lasts.

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Ross Stripling lasted just 4 2/3 innings on Friday versus the Brewers, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Stripling also walked three as the Dodgers went on to win 5-3. The 29-year-old has been effective through five starts this year, posting a 3.07 ERA for the Dodgers. He's likely about to head to the bullpen with Rich Hill on his way back from the IL. Stripling will surely see more action in the rotation at some point this season.

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Austin Barnes went 0-for-3 with a walk as the Dodgers beat the Brewers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes is now hitting .227 with a .761 OPS. He got off to a hot start in the season's opening weekend but has done little since. Fantasy owners can start looking for other options in single catcher formats.

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Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a double as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 3-1 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Muncy has raised his average 35 points over the last three games, which is a nice reminder of how early in the season it still is. The 28-year-old now has five homers to go along with an OPS over .900.

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Julio Urias picked up his first win of the year on Thursday in Milwaukee, throwing six innings of one-hit baseball while striking out nine.

Fantasy Impact: Urias also walked two as the Dodgers went on to win this one 3-1. The 22-year-old southpaw had gotten rocked by the Brewers in his last start so it was exciting to see him make an adjustment tonight. Unfortunately for Urias owners it sounds as if he's going back to the bullpen for now with Hyun-Jin Ryu slated to return from the IL this weekend. Urias should get another chance to start this year, though the Dodgers want to be careful with his innings.

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Rich Hill (knee) will make one more rehab start before returning to the big-league rotation, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill looked great in his last rehab outing and should be ready to go after one start. Fantasy owners should be grabbing the veteran lefty if he is out there on waiver wires. And owners should be keeping an eye on updates on Hill.

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Justin Turner missed the last two games but is back in the lineup for Thursday's match up. Turner is batting third in the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Turner can be used for DFS formats and in season-long leagues, he can be started once again. In his last 15 games, Turner has a .300 batting average with three RBI, five walks and five runs scored.

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A.J. Pollock hit a three-run homer in Wednesday win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: It was his only hit of the game but was all the offense LA would need en route to a 3-2 victory. It was only his second homer of the year as he has been in a mini slump as of late. Hopefully this gets him going.

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Walker Buehler picked up the win on Wednesday versus the Reds, throwing 6 1/3 innings of three-hit while allowing just an unearned run.

Fantasy Impact: Buehler struck out eight and walked one as the Dodgers went on to win 3-2. The young fireballer reportedly changed his arm angle and it led to his best performance of the season. Buehler now has a 5.40 ERA through four starts, but the arrow is definitely pointing up on him. He gets the Cubs in his next start.

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Kenta Maeda improved to 3-1 on Tuesday versus Cincinnati, throwing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Maeda allowed four hits and walked three as the Dodgers went on to win 6-1. The 31-year-old now has a 3.80 ERA to go along with 20 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings pitched. He has been a great streaming option but fantasy owners might want to shy away in his next start versus the Brewers.

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Caleb Ferguson allowed one run on four hits over 2 2/3 innings but wound up taking the loss on Saturday versus the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Ferguson struck out two and walked two in the place of an injured Hyun-Jin Ryu. The 29-year-old lefty has now given up just one run through nine innings this year. He has struck out 10 over that time. Still, his spot start usage doesn't really translate to fantasy success.

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Chris Taylor went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts and a stolen base in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor is hitting just .139 with one homer on the year. He has been an everyday player for the Dodgers the past couple of seasons, but lost out on the second base job to Enrique Hernandez this spring. Taylor doesn't need to be owned in fantasy right now.

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David Freese went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Dodgers fell to the Cardinals 11-7.

Fantasy Impact: It was the first home run of the season for Freese. He's strictly a platoon player at this point in his career and therefore isn't worth rostering in fantasy.

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