As this week’s slump report shows, injuries can quickly derail a top-flight fantasy player’s season. Zimmerman and Sizemore are prime examples, and even though they are back on the field now, their loss of time on the field has clearly affected their play.

That being said, remember that being on this list doesn’t warrant panicking and dropping one of these guys, as some of the guys on the hot streak report  were on this list just a week or two ago.

Ryan Zimmerman, 3B Washington Nationals

The Nationals were hoping Zimmerman’s return would provide some much needed run support, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Zimmerman is hitting just .154 since returning from the DL with just 1 homerun.

Jay Bruce, OF Cincinnati Reds

At one point the National League leader in home runs, June has been brutal for Bruce. He has just one home run this month, all the way back on June 1st, and a total of just 5 RBI’s.

Derek Lowe, SP Atlanta Braves

Lowe hasn’t had a win since May 6th, almost two months now. If he is still on your fantasy team, it’s probably way past time to drop him.

Kelly Johnson 2B, Arizona Diamondbacks

Johnson showed some promise earlier this season, but has been pretty unimpressive since. His average now sits at just .204 and hasn’t homered since June 7.

Ted Lilly SP, Los Angeles Dodgers

Lilly’s last two starts have been disappointing to say the least as he gave up 11 runs in 9 innings of work, earning the loss in both. Lilly has to be considered a borderline fantasy starter at best at this point in his career.

Francisco Rodriguez, CL New York Mets

K-Rod’s week was a not a pretty one, as he blew two saves and gave up 5 runs in just 4 innings. That being said, Rodriguez is still a top 10 closer, and this is probably nothing more than just a minor rough patch.

Ian Kinsler, 2B Texas Rangers

Kinsler endured yet another rough week, going just 4 for 22 with no homers or RBI’s and just 1 stolen base. He has been a pretty big disappointment so far this year.

Francisco Liriano, SP Minnesota Twins

Liriano, who threw a no-hitter earlier this year, has not been nearly as impressive in his last two starts, going 0-2 this past week with 8 earned runs allowed in just 10 2/3 innings. Liriano has been incredibly up and down this year, seemingly going back and forth between good and bad starts.

Grady Sizemore, OF Cleveland Indians

Sizemore hasn’t been himself since coming off the DL.  He is hitting just .225 on the season, much of which he has missed due to injury.

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  1. Pretty good calls here, but Kinsler actually went OFF the other day. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t slumping, but he at least broke out of the rough ride for a day.

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