Pitcher: $10,400 Chris Archer- I don’t normally like to spend this much on a pitcher, but with a bunch of cheap value guys on offense I can afford Archer. He has an excellent matchup on paper and should be able to turn in an excellent outing on the mound. A lot of his value rests in his ability to generate swings and misses, so if he is able to get at least ten strikeouts he will hit value.
Catcher: $2,800 Yasmani Grandal- Seeing as how Grandal fares much better against righties, he could be in for a big game against J.C. Ramirez. Ramirez is a very inexperienced player, and his 4.38 ERA is evident of that. Given the dearth of options at the catcher position, Grandal stands out as one with plenty of upside.
First Base: $3,400 Logan Morrison- Morrison draws an excellent matchup with the righty Jameson Taillon.. Anytime that Morrison faces a right handed pitcher there is a chance that he hits a ball out. His abundance of power against righties makes him a pick with tons of potential for tonight. He doesn’t have the highest floor, but his upside makes him an enticing play.
Second Base: $2,400 Chase Utley- If Utley is in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup, he will be a quality DFS play. His price point is very low, meaning he could end up being a great value play. The veteran Utley fares much better versus right handed pitchers, making it a good thing that he will face one in J.C. Ramirez.
Third Base: $2,600 Derek Dietrich- This is a bit risky of a play, but the potential is there for Dietrich to have a big game. He is a completely different ballplayer when he faces a right handed pitcher, and he will face a subpar one in Seth Lugo. It also doesn’t hurt that Dietrich comes with a $2,600 price tag.
Shortstop: $3,100 Troy Tulowitzki- The Toronto Blue Jays draw a dream matchup with Ubaldo Jimenez, meaning each and every player on their team has the potential for a big game. Albeit the fact that he is only a shell of his former self, Tulowitzki should still be able to carve together solid game at the plate.
Outfield: $3,200 Andrew Benintendi- Benintendi was in the midst of a slump a few weeks ago, but that looks like it is all in the past now. He is a strong play anytime he is facing a righty, and he will face one with a tendency to struggle in Kyle Gibson.
Outfield: $4,200 Corey Dickerson- Dickerson has put together an excellent start to the season, and his strong play should continue for the foreseeable future. He absolutely obliterates righties, meaning he could be in for a big game as he draws a matchup with Jameson Taillon. Dickerson has a very high floor as well as a high ceiling.
Outfield: $2,900 Matt Kemp- Kemp has regained some of his form that made him a force to be reckoned with a couple of years ago when he won the National League MVP award. Luckily he draws a strong matchup with Dinelson Lamet. Lamet is very inexperienced, meaning you will want at least some exposure to the Atlanta Braves.
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