Pitcher: $8,000 Jordan Montgomery- This is a very risky play seeing as Montgomery is only a rookie. Nevertheless, he has flashed big game potential, and he should be able to realize that potential against the dreadful Chicago White Sox. The White Sox have struggled to put together runs at times this year, giving Montgomery the opportunity to have a dominant outing. He has a somewhat high floor, but his upside makes him an enticing pick. His cheap price tag also gives you the ability to splurge on other positions in your lineup.
Catcher: $3,000 Yasmani Grandal- Grandal is a strong play anytime that he is facing a right handed pitcher. Thankfully he will face a subpar one in Ricky Noclaso. That is a matchup that Grandal should be able to do some damage in. The lack of strong options at the catcher position only makes starting Grandal an easier decision.
First Base: $3,800 Cody Bellinger- Bellinger has accomplished more in 56 games than most players can accomplish in a full 162 game season. There is always some risk that comes with inserting rookies into your lineup, but Bellinger has looked like a seasoned veteran throughout his short stint in the majors. As I said in the aforementioned paragraph, the Los Angeles Dodgers draw an excellent matchup with Ricky Noclaso, making them a potential stack candidate. That means you will want to have as much exposure to the Dodgers as possible.
Second Base: $4,000 Daniel Murphy- Murphy has been very consistent so far this year, and is high batting average is evident of that. He draws a mouth-watering matchup with the inexperienced Eddie Butler. A big game could be in the works for Murphy, but he offers plenty of stability as well.
Third Base: $3,800 Justin Turner- Yet another player on the Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner should be able to benefit from their excellent matchup with Ricky Noclaso. He hasn’t flashed that much power this year, but his contact hitting gives him a very sturdy floor. He offsets some of the risk that players such as Pederson, Benintendi, and Goodwin carry.
Shortstop: $3,000 Didi Gregorius- Albeit the fact that he is a lefty himself, Gregorius fares much better against left handed pitchers. Luckily he will face a subpar one in a matchup that he should be able to take advantage of. He has a relatively high floor as well as a high ceiling.
Outfield: $3,200 Andrew Benintendi- Benintendi draws a tough matchup with Jose Berrios, but he should still be able to carve together a nice day at the plate. He does most of his damage against righties, meaning he will at least have an opportunity to go yard against the right handed Berrios. Benintendi doesn’t have that much of a floor, but he does have a good deal of upside thanks to his home run potential.
Outfield: $2,600 Brian Goodwin- Don’t get me wrong, Goodwin is a very risky play for tonights game. He is very inexperienced, but he has flashed big game potential as he was able to net a multi home run game a couple of nights ago. While a game of that standard should be expected, Goodwin should be able to come close to that.
Outfield: $3,400 Joc Pederson- The fourth and final Los Angeles Dodger featured in this article, Pederson has a chance to be the highest scorer. Even though Pederson may have the most potential, he carries a perpetual risk due to his tendency to strike out. Nevertheless, Pederson has as much home run potential as anyone else, an ability that is valued highly in Daily Fantasy Baseball.
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