Pitcher: $7,700 Kyle Freeland- Luckily for his fantasy value, Freeland will be playing away from the thin air of Coors Field. Add in the fact that he draws a matchup with the atrocious Pittsburgh Pirates, and he could be in for a big game. Freeland has shown he is capable of those big games, and the matchup presents him the opportunity to have one of those types of games. His cheap price also gives you plenty of flexibility with the rest of your lineup.
Catcher: $2,500 Matt Wieters- This price seems way too low for a player that recently put together an eleven game hitting streak. Wieters will have the opportunity to have a big game as he draws a matchup with Mike Foltynewicz. While he owns dominant stuff, Foltynewicz has been prone to struggle throughout his young career. At a position with a dearth of quality options, Wieters stands out as an excellent pick.
First Base: $3,400 Joe Mauer- The Minnesota Twins are a potential stack candidate seeing as they draw a matchup with Yovani Gallardo. Gallardo is only a shell of his former self, meaning the Twins should be able to do some damage against him. While Joe Mauer also isn’t the player he once was, he is still able to destroy right handed pitchers.
Second Base: $2,500 Scooter Gennett- While expecting a performance similar to his four home run game is wishful thinking, Gennett should still be able to turn in a solid game. His price is way too low for you to ignore, especially for someone who had a historic game not even a week ago. He obliterates righties and should be able to do just that against Luis Perdomo.
Third Base: $4,100 Miguel Sano- As I said in an aforementioned paragraph: the Minnesota Twins are a potential stack candidate. There is a perpetual risk that comes with starting Sano, but his immense upside outweighs the risk nearly every time. Most of his value rests in his ability to hit home runs, and he will have a chance to do just that against Yovani Gallardo.
Shortstop: $4,400 Trea Turner- Turner started out the year by having an underwhelming season, but that looks like it is all in the past. He fares much better against righties, meaning it is a good thing that he will face a subpar one in Mike Foltynewicz. His excellent speed on the base paths gives him potential for a big game anytime he steps out on the diamond.
Outfield: $3,100 Avisail Garcia- A $3,100 price tag is way too cheap for a player that owns a .332 batting average and is among the American League leaders in RBI’s. Garcia will have a chance to add to those numbers in an excellent left/righty matchup with Wade Miley.
Outfield: $3,100 Scott Schebler- Schebler, who is tied for the National League lead in home runs, is always a fairly risky play due to his tendency to strike out. Nevertheless, Schebler will have the opportunity to go yard against Luis Perdomo. He doesn’t have much of a floor, but he has as high a ceiling as any.
Outfield: $4,100 Michael Conforto- Conforto has become much more than a platoon player this year, something that has helped him see more playing time. That playing time has rewarded daily fantasy players who have started him as he currently owns a .293 batting average with 14 home runs as well. He has a relatively high floor for tonights game, as well as a very high ceiling.
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