Full slate of games tonight folks, so there should be plenty of value to be found on an evening where there are only a few top of the line starting pitchers to choose from among a hodge podge of pitchers who are more likely to implode then produce profit for you. While I put my mining hat on and dig you up some diamonds in the rough remember, if you get caught in a lineup quandary or if you have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below and don’t forget to bookmark the following four sources to check daily as a compliment to our picks of day.

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Starting Pitcher Picks of the Night

Pitcher Pos. DraftKings DraftStreet FanDuel Reasons
Scott Kazmir P $9,000 $20,851 $8,800 Obviously if you can afford Clayton Kershaw than do so, but if not than spend on Kazmir who is facing a Mets team that owns the worst team BA, has scored the fewest runs, and are tied for the fewest home runs among NL teams when playing at home
Tim Hudson P $8,700 $17,685 $7,800 It's the Padres so any pitcher is in play, but even better to have it be Tim Hudson at home and at a very reasonable price comparative to others worth considering.
C.J. Wilson P $9,200 $17,429 $8,300 Wilson has pitched much better at home than on the road posting a 5-1 record with a 2.45 ERA over seven starts
Andrew Heaney P $6,500 $13,899 $5,100 At the price almost a no-brainer, especially in two/three-P sites

Discounted Hitter of the Night: Derek Dietrich

Teams to Stack: Tigers at TEX vs RHP Colby Lewis, White Sox at BAL vs RHP Miguel Gonzalez, Blue Jays home vs NYY RHP David Phelps, Cardinals at COL vs LHP Jorge De La Rosa, and Sneaky Stack of the Night: Mariners home vs BOS RHP Jake Peavy

Hitter Pos. DraftKings DraftStreet FanDuel Reasons
Mike Zunino C $3,200 $3,372 $2,600 2 HR over last 5 games and could get some pitches to hit being sandwiched between two lefties
Miguel Montero C $4,100 $5,871 $3,300 LvR matchup at home vs CLE SP Justin Masterson who notoriously struggles vs LHH
Anthony Rizzo 1B $4,700 $7,034 $3,600 Is mashing with a June slash line of .312/.404/.623 to go with six home runs, 15 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 21 games.
Jose Abreu 1B $5,000 $8,021 $4,300  
Adam LaRoche 1B $4,300 $6,073 $3,300 Hitting over .300 vs RHP
Ian Kinsler 2B $4,600 $8,136 $3,900 Revenge factor for a player who said he hopes his former employer goes 0 and 162 and he is coming in swinging a hot bat .360/.407/.680 over last six games w/ 2 HR, 1 SB
Derek Dietrich 2B $3,200   $2,900 Said it before who doesn't love Double-D's, especially when they put out as Dietrich has lately and you get the LvR matchup in the 2nd most homer friendly ball park in MLB
Adrian Beltre 3B $4,600 $6,599 $4,100 LHP Drew Smyly 5th worst wOBA and SLG% vs RHH among AL SP (min. 40 IP). If Beltre is too expensive then consider LHH TOR Juan Francisco vs RHP David Phelps in Rogers Centre
Kyle Seager 3B $3,900 $6,621 $3,400 Seems like he always has a good matchup when I do the DFS Playbook. Tonight is no different as he will face RHP Jake Peavy who has allowed the 3rd most HR to LHH among AL SP
Elvis Andrus SS $3,900 $6,268 $2,800 See Adrian Beltre above
Ian Desmond SS $4,000 $4,659 $3,200 11 of his 14 HR have come vs RHP and is facing MIL RHP Yovani Gallardo who owns a near 18% HR/FB when pitching at home and a 1.27 HR/9
Chris Coghlan OF $2,600 $4,557 $2,400 Reds SP Homer Bailey owns one of the worst OPS and wOBA's vs LHH in all of baseball and the LHH Coghlan is hitting .294 (5-17) w/ a HR over his last six games and is leading off.
Melky Cabrera OF $4,300 $7,400 $3,700  
Matt Holliday OF $4,900 $6,291 $3,300  
Rajai Davis OF $3,800 $5,136 $3,000 J.D. Martinez is getting all the pub and deservingly so seeing as he was named AL Player of the Week, but Raja Davis is doing well too, has a good history vs Colby Lewis, and will cost you less than J.D.
Adam Jones OF $3,400 $6,073 $4,300  

Best of luck and as always if you have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below.

 




Comments

Michael Pichan 

Yeah pretty crazy Mesoraco did it again that night and definitely appreciate the heads up on behalf of myself and the readers.

Joey Ligs 

I'm sure we all appreciate a little extra time when the playbook comes out early. The warning was more for the readers in case they weren't double checking the lineups. It looks like you wouldn't have went wrong with either pick tonight. However, given the amount saved with Zunino, that was the better call. Well played!

Michael Pichan 

Thanks Joey one of the issues that arise by doing article before lineups are out. Mesoraco is tasty, but obvious, and not sure we can count on him homering for the 5th straight game so I replaced Yadi with Mike Zunnino...thoughts?

Joey Ligs 

FYI -- Molina is out of the lineup tonight.


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