P: Jacob DeGrom, New York Mets, $10,600
The Giants have been hot up until their matchup against Thor last night. The Giants team total is set at a pedestrian three runs tonight in San Francisco, a very pitcher friendly park. DeGrom is not the highest priced pitcher on the slate, which means you will save some money. San Francisco is still striking out at over 26% as a team even with their recent hot streak.
P: Tyler Mahle, Cincinnati Reds, $6,000
The Cardinals are hot, but they still feature a watered-down lineup with a lot of strikeouts. Tyler Mahle is way better against righties than lefties and the Cardinals will feature only a few lefties that are not overly scary DFS players Dexter Fowler, Matt Wieters and Tommy Edman.
C: Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees, $4,600
Kyle Freeland has given up five earned runs or more in six straight starts. Sanchez’s price has come down due to recent struggles but a matchup with the homer happy Kyle Freeland is a great play.
1B: Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds, $3,400
Adam Wainwright has troubles versus lefties. With multiple options in the Cincinnati lineup. I have chosen Joey Votto who over 49 at-bats versus Wainwright has hit him to a tune of a .995OPS. Votto has been a disappointment all season but at this cost against a pitcher getting killed by lefties he makes almost too much sense.
2B: Cavan Biggio, Toronto Blue Jays, $3,900
Stacking against Kyle Freeland and Jordan Zimmerman are a theme for today’s lineup. Biggio has been put in the middle of the order for the Blue Jays since his call up. All six of Biggio’s homers have come against righties. I am looking for him to go yard tonight.
3B: Vlad Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays, $3,700
Power. Power. Power. Vlad brings ridiculous power to the table against Zimmerman. End of story.
SS: Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers, $3,900
Seager has not returned to his rookie year form after a litany of injuries has slowed him down. His struggles have forced a lower cost at a prime position on a big slate. Seager will face rookie Zac Gallen who
OF: Aaron Judge, New York Yankees, $5,300
Judge may be the chalkiest of chalk plays in a Yankee stack. Freeland has a real issue with giving up bombs and Judge will happily oblige him. Look for a double dinger day.
OF: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Toronto Blue Jays, $4,900
Lourdes is the light to our firecracker Blue Jays stack. Gurriel hits in bunches and an already juicy matchup with Jordan Zimmerman should be a great showcase of one of the hotter hitters in baseball over the last few weeks. He is the highest price Blue Jay for good reason, and he will show it tonight.
OF: Matt Beaty, Los Angeles Dodgers, $3,600
Beaty is coming off one of his best games of the year posting 26 fantasy points against the Phillies including a homer and three runs scored. Beaty has a low price tag and high upside against Zac Gallen. Check the starting lineup before you finish your lineup. If he is in it, he is a must start at just $3.6K.