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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor has enjoyed a solid week of baseball heading into this weekend's action. The Dodgers are dealing with all kinds of injuries and Taylor is a versatile piece to their offensive attack. Over his last 18 at-bats, Taylor is hitting .277 with two home runs, four runs batted in and five runs scored. The season is young but Taylor is also sporting an impressive .543 slugging percentage. That number should regress as the season goes along but Taylor could provide depth and production at the tail-end of fantasy rosters heading into the weekend.
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner will enter this weekend's action as one of the hottest hitters in the game. The 36-year-old continues to get up there in age but his production at the plate is still elite. Turner is 5-for-9 his last two games with one double, two home runs, three runs scored and five runs batted in. Through his first 44 at-bats, the slugger is slashing an impressive .432/.480/.841. The Dodgers will open up a series in San Diego this weekend and Turner struggled mightily on the road last season. In 83 at-bats away from Dodger Stadium last season, Turner posted an anemic .664 OPS. But DFS managers can cast that aside and easily plug Turner into their lineups during this hot streak.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock (groin) suffered a groin injury while running down the first base line early on in Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies. He managed to play through the injury at first, but was later removed as Gavin Lux (wrist), who is also nursing an injury, came in as a pinch runner. Pollock is being considered day-to-day. Pollock went 2-for-4 on Thursday night, recording his first multi-hit game of the year. Over 11 games on the year, Pollock is slashing .256/.310/.308 with two doubles, four RBI and five runs. He's still searching for his first home run. Pollock is in a bit of a platoon situation right now, but he's starting more often than not. We could see his playing time dip a good amount once Cody Bellinger (calf) is back. Pollock is only worth roster consideration in deep leagues and NL-only leagues at this point.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price found himself in an unfamiliar position on Thursday night against the Colorado Rockies. Price was called upon in the ninth inning of the game to preserve a 7-5 lead for the team and he came through. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits while striking out two. It was his first save since the 2008 ALCS and his first-ever regular season save. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stated that he was planning to give his highest-leverage relievers a breather in the game, so don't expect to see Price unseating Kenley Jansen anytime soon. This was Price's fourth relief outing of the year. He's allowed 11 hits (including three home runs) and five earned runs over 5 2/3 innings. He isn't worth rostering in any fantasy leagues at this point.
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux(wrist) was initially slated to play shortstop and bat sixth in Thursday's game against Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies. However, he was scratched from the lineup about 90 minutes before the first pitch due to right wrist soreness.Edwin Rios was inserted into the lineup in his place. Through 12 games this year, Lux is slashing .220/.244/.317. He has two triples, but is yet to hit his first home run of the year. It doesn't sound like anything major for Lux. Hopefully he'll be back in the lineup against the San Diego Padres on Friday.