Pitcher: $7,400 Joe Ross- Ross has seen a tumultuous start to the season and will look to straighten things out against the Athletics. Oakland’s offense has been stifled by many a pitcher this year, and Ross could add his name to that list. Ross has put together a couple of excellent performances on the bump this year, so if that version of Ross is present, he should be able to provide you with plenty of value at a low price.
Catcher: $3,200 Alex Avila- Avila is having a bounce-back season after having an abysmal year in 2016. His batting average from last year was .213, yet his batting average this year is .313. He has done even better against righties this year, making it a good thing that he is facing a subpar one in Miguel Gonzalez. Given the paucity of options at the catcher position, Avila stands out with his excellent value and potential.
First Base: $2,600 Matt Adams- Adams’ season has been rejuvenated ever since he was traded to the Braves. Filling in for the injured Freddie Freeman, Adams has given the Braves a solid lefty bat in the middle of the order. It won’t be hard for him to hit value at this price given the fact that he is facing a righty.
Second Base: $3,300 Jason Kipnis- Kipnis and the Indians draw a stellar matchup with Jason Hammel. Hammel is far from his prime self, meaning the Indians should be able to put up a good amount of runs against him. Kipnis had a belated start to the year, but he has still been able to offer great production against righties.
Third Base: $3,900 Jake Lamb- There is perpetual risk that comes with starting Lamb due to his tendency to strike out, but his power more than makes up for it. He has put together a superb season so far and that trend should continue against Edinson Volquez. Lamb has the potential to be the days top performer anytime he is facing a subpar righty.
Shortstop: $3,800 Trea Turner- Given the possibility that his price starts to snowball, you should add Trea Turner to your lineup while you have the chance. The Nationals draw a dream match up with Daniel Mengden, therefore making me want to have at least some exposure to them. Turner has a relatively high floor, but his stolen base and home run potential means he could always have a big game.
Outfield: $3,400 David Peralta- As I said in an aforementioned paragraph, the Diamondbacks should be able to score a good amount of runs against the Marlins. Peralta absolutely obliterates righties, and he should have a chance to do just that against Edinson Volquez.
Outfield: $3,600 Adam Duvall- Duvall is yet another player that comes with a good amount of risk. Nevertheless, he is a strong option tonight as he draws an excellent matchup with R.A. Dickey, who he should be able to do some damage against. Duvall has plenty of big game potential for todays game.
Outfield: $3,800 Cody Bellinger- The stellar rookie has exploded onto the MLB scene in a big way. Bollinger has done most of his damage against righties, and he is set to face one in Matt Garza. Graz has struggled at times this year, and Bellinger should be able to capitalize on that.
Keep in mind that this lineup is optimal for FanDuel’s early slate.
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