We’re going to start doing daily DFS plays based on FanDuel pricing. Check here to see who we think the best plays for the day are!
Gerritt Cole (9200) – The weather is a bit of a concern here, but in terms of starters they don’t come much safer than Cole, making him the perfect cash play. This is not an elite play, however, as the Pirates offense has not been good thus far, Leake has looked solid, and the Reds offense has looked great. I still like Cole, but I wouldn’t invest TOO much today.
Lance Lynn (8300) – He has a tough match-up against Lester and the high-octane Cubs offense, however they do K A LOT. Lynn has a great K rate and has a good shot at a win pitching at home for the Cards.
Big Upside (GPP only)
Carlos Carrasco (8700) – Carrasco can be the best pitcher in baseball, or completely fall apart. He faces the Royals who are literally the worst team to pick a pitcher against because they don’t K and they put the ball in play a lot. Carrasco will still get K’s though because his swing-and-miss stuff is just ridiculous. He also has good BvP stats vs. the Royals for those of you who believe in that.
Ubaldo Jimenez (6,900) – Going against a weak Mets offense, Ubaldo has a chance to be very good tonight. I just don’t trust him outside of a GPP where I stack big hitters though.
Alex Colome (6,000) – He looked great in his first start, but probably won’t go past 5-6 innings and gets a good Red Sox offense. He has good stuff though, so at a bottom-of-the-barrel price he could pay off.
Stephen Vogt (4,000) – He’s mashing righties so far this year. I don’t LOVE him tonight, however, as I think Gibson is better than people think. I don’t see a huge game for Vogt tonight, and at 4k he’s REALLY expensive. Still, he definitely has the most upside of the catchers.
Russell Martin (3,500) – He’s on fire right now. All of his HRs have come vs. righties thus far, but he usually hits lefties well and gets the declining CC Sabathia today. He also has intimate knowledge of CC as he caught him previously.. so maybe he might know what’s coming and when.
Salvador Perez (2,700) – He gets Carrasco tonight, which isn’t a great match-up. However, Carrasco does occasionally blow up, and Perez is a high contact% hitter, so he’ll likely put the ball in play. He should be a good cash game play for pretty cheap at a weak position today.
Edwin Encarnacion (3,900) – He’s underpriced and facing Sabathia – could put up huge numbers.
Freddie Freeman (3,400) – Freddie gets tons of multi-hit games and faces a gas can in Jerome Williams tonight. He’s at a great price to boot. He doesn’t have EE’s upside but he is a very safe guy to get you points.
Albert Pujols (3,000)
Anthony Rizzo (4,300)
Miguel Cabrera (5,200)
Adrian Gonzalez (4,200)
David Ortiz (3,200)
Adam Lind (3,100)
Kendrys Morales (2,600) – Gets Carrasco, but like Perez, should still put the bat on the ball and get you a few points with the potential for more if Carrasco implodes.
Devon Travis (3,600) – He mashes lefties, leads-off, and gets Sabathia in Toronto. He’s in literally ALL of my lineups.
Josh Donaldson (3,900) – One of the top plays of the day as he destroys lefties and gets Sabathia tonight.
Luis Valbuena (2,900) – mashes righties, gets HR-prone Colby Lewis
David Freese (3,000) – mashes lefties
Jimmy Rollins (2,500) – He gets Wily Peralta who has let up a TON of hits thus far. JRoll can hit HRs and steal bases and leads-off. He’s a great, cheap option at a position that is super thin.
Nelson Cruz (5,200) – You need to make room for Cruz because he absolutely destroys lefties. He’s also hitting very well away from SafeCo. He’s the surest thing of a HR (or more) as they come. GET HIM IN YOUR LINEUPS.
Chris Young (2,800) – Mashes lefties, gets Buehrle in Toronto’s bandbox.
Kelly Johnson (2,700) – On fire right now and mashing righties – he gets gas can Jerome Simpson tonight.
Ben Revere (2,500) – gives up a lot of SBs. Revere leads-off, has great contact% and steals bases… cash game lock.
Billy Burns (2,300) – He’s cheap, leads-off, and has a lot of speed to steal bases and hit for extra bases.
Ryan Raburn (2,500) – He mashes lefties and bats clean-up tonight against Duffy.
Kevin Kiermaier (2,200) – He hits righties very well, leads-off, and gets Masterson tonight. At this price you can’t afford not to have him in.