Tonight's nine game slate provides some positive pitching match-ups, so points may be at a premium. It's obvious they could accrue in Boston, so there will be Red Sox hitters featured throughout the hitting coach. Then some targets worth spackling in with some upside enhancing your DFS build on Thursday night's main slate. Best of luck. 

Top Tier

Kyle Schwarber, Boston - OF ($4,800 on DraftKings, $3,400 on FanDuel)

Many will migrate their focus towards J.D. Martinez or Rafael Devers, and it's understandable but since joining Boston, Schwarber's hitting .379/.514/.586 with three doubles, a home run and walked eight times against seven strikeouts over 37 plate appearances. He's also produced 22 batted ball events with four barrels (18.2 percent) with 10 hard hits (exit velocity of 95 MPH or better) for a 45.5 hard hit percentage fueling a robust 201 wRC+. After racking up three hits in yesterday's extra-inning contest, including a home run, he's in a smash spot tonight against John Gant and the Twins tired bullpen. Giddy up. 

Matt Olson, Oakland - 1B ($5,100 on DraftKings, $3,900 on FanDuel)

Although his home ballpark plays favorably for pitchers, Olson owns a .328/.432/.600 slash line in Oakland against right-handed pitching with 10 doubles, eight home runs and 24 RBI in 125 at-bats this year. Armed with a .272 isolated power and .430 wOBA facing righties at home plus his 1.032 OPS, he could produce much needed power on a slate in dire need of it. Plus, he faced Jameson Taillon earlier this year launching a home run in two at-bats with an exit velocity of 106.2 MPH along with an enticing 1.643 xSLG in their match-up. 

Mid Tier

Hunter Renfroe, Boston - OF ($4,700 on DraftKings, $3,700 on FanDuel)

While many will spend up on this slate for name brands, remaining steadfast in recent results along with upside leads us to Renfroe. He's crushed six home runs his last 11 games with 10 runs and 10 RBI over his last 43 plate appearances. He's recorded a .298/.322/.532 slash line and a .462 isolated power through his last 11 games and hit 16 home runs versus right-handed pitching this season(one every 16.7 at-bats).

Travis Shaw, Boston - 1B/3B ($3,700 on DraftKings), 3B ($2,500 on FanDuel)

A boom or bust option, Shaw's been reborn since rejoining the Red Sox hitting three two home runs during his first five games driving in six runs in only 12 plate appearances. Noting Gant's on the mound, focus on Shaw's .636 isolated power in this sample despite a strikeout rate approaching 50 percent. He's recorded three hits with Boston, a double and two home runs. At his price point, there's room for three-to-four times return on value if he pops a home run tonight. 

Bargain Bats

Josh Donaldson, Minnesota - 3B ($3,300 on DraftKings, $3,000 on FanDuel)

Loading up on Red Sox hitters, no problem. Chase them back with a side of Donaldson. He's notched a .298/.322/.532 slash line over the last two weeks in 11 games spanning 49 plate appearances with three home runs and nine RBI. He's generated 30 batted ball events in this time frame with five barrels (16.7 percent), 15 hard hits (50 percent) and a .234 isolated power in them. He's also familiar with Chris Sale going 10-for-33 (.303) in previous match-ups including five home runs. 

D.J. Peters, Texas - OF ($2,200 on DraftKings, $2,000 on FanDuel)

Another candidate in the boom or bust option in tonight's targets, Peters has launched four home runs in his last 51 plate appearances in 12 games driving in 11 runs. However, his isolated power (.250) sits 100 points higher than his batting average (.146) in them. Good news, he's recorded two doubles and three home runs in 48 at-bats versus southpaws this year and his .229 isolated power may play well against Yusei Kikuchi. If he homers, it will come way below the radar and could provide leverage against the competition in a GPP. 

Andrew Velazquez, New York Yankees - SS ($2,000 on DraftKings), 3B ($2,200 on FanDuel)

Hometown kid makes good for his favorite team growing up. How can one root against Velazquez? He's adjusted over the last seven days hitting .276/.316/.611 with a double, triple and a home run plus two stolen bases. Note the eligibility differences on the two sites but do not forget about the hot hitting underrated source of points in DFS in a ballpark where his speed makes him even more dangerous. He's a better cash game option as a bargain bat than Peters but each could return value in comparison to their price points.