Friday night brings us another ginormous 15-game DFS MLB slate. A multitude of options are available with some big name Aces going along with some good matchups, including another Coors Field game.

Weather may be very problematic tonight in Colorado, which is always tough to work around. The only other game that has a significant threat of delays is the Mets/Tigers contest.

CATCHER                                            
Player Team Bats Opp Opp Pitch AB H HR R RBI BB SB AVG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA LD% Hard% Z-Cont% FD DK Aces
Russell Martin TOR R KC Dillon Gee 290 69 8 38 40 37 1 .238 .695 .121 .323 .309 20.3% 34.3% 78.3% $3,300 $4,000 $4,650
Willson Contreras CHC R OAK Dillon Overton 140 38 5 17 19 17 2 .271 .805 .171 .340 .351 17.6% 26.5% 79.4% $3,100 $3,800 $4,600
Jonathan Lucroy TEX R HOU Dallas Keuchel 348 103 14 50 52 34 5 .296 .839 .187 .335 .356 23.7% 35.8% 89.0% $3,000 $3,600 $4,700
Brian McCann NYY L CLE Josh Tomlin 292 69 15 40 42 38 0 .236 .755 .185 .261 .328 19.4% 35.1% 90.4% $2,800 $3,100 $4,700
Chris Iannetta SEA R LAA Tim Lincecum 250 53 7 21 21 34 0 .212 .649 .128 .261 .290 21.9% 34.2% 82.2% $2,000 $2,200 $4,150

Russell Martin has a 7-game hitting streak where he has accumulated an OBP of over .500 while homering once, doubling thrice, and walking and scoring seven times.

Willson Contreras won’t be catching Jon Lester, but he’s the most likely Cubs DH tonight. He went on a cold spell, but has a 4-game hitting streak where he has gone 5-for-15 (.333 AVG) with a double, three walks, three RBIs, and a stolen base. 

Jonathan Lucroy has been one of the best hitting catchers this season, and will be in a great situation playing most of his games in Arlington. Still, Minute Maid Park may be an even better situation, and he gets a nice matchup against Dallas Keuchel, who hasn’t be at the top of his game lately.

Brian McCann’s price went up a tad, but he’s still under $3000, and is facing another fly ball prone righty at Yankee Stadium. 

Chris Iannetta has a good chance of getting the start tonight against Tim Lincecum. Iannetta is batting .389/.607/.667 with a homer and two doubles.

FIRST BASE                                            
Player Team Bats Opp Opp Pitch AB H HR R RBI BB SB AVG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA LD% Hard% Z-Cont% FD DK Aces
Edwin Encarnacion TOR R KC Dillon Gee 404 107 30 67 91 53 2 .265 .902 .285 .274 .379 20.3% 36.7% 85.6% $4,600 $4,800 $5,700
Wil Myers SD R PHI Jeremy Hellickson 404 111 20 70 66 50 21 .275 .841 .213 .314 .359 21.1% 34.6% 87.6% $3,700 $4,600 $4,900
Mike Napoli CLE R NYY Michael Pineda 380 96 27 69 77 48 4 .253 .851 .261 .318 .361 18.4% 40.6% 77.9% $3,400 $4,200 $5,100
Justin Morneau CHW L BAL Yovani Gallardo 54 15 3 4 8 4 0 .278 .852 .241 .293 .359 22.7% 34.1% 88.4% $2,700 $3,300 $4,500
Ji-Man Choi LAA L SEA Felix Hernandez 77 14 4 8 10 10 1 .182 .662 .208 .175 .282 20.0% 29.5% 88.0% $2,200 $2,900 $3,400

Edwin Encarnacion has a 7-game hitting streak where he has gone 9-for-30 (.300 AVG) with three homers, three doubles, five runs, and four RBIs.

Wil Myers is 5-for-12 (.417 AVG) with a double, two walks, two stolen bases, three runs, and two RBIs.

Mike Napoli may have snapped his 5-game homer streak last night, but he still gave us a big 18.2 point day thanks to his plate discipline and even swiping a bag. He’s a proven winner who only gets better as the pennant race heats up.

Justin Morneau is undoubtedly proving to the baseball world that he should have been signed to a team from day one. He’s 8-for-24 (.333 AVG) with two homers, three doubles, and four RBIs over his last six games, and has a 1.352 OPS against Yovani Gallardo from their time in the National League. 

Ji-Man Choi went double dong last night and should be in strong consideration if you need a spot to punt. He’s going to get every opportunity in the world to get at-bats, and Mike Scioscia actually prefers him over Jefry Marte for defensive purposes. 

SECOND BASE                                            
Player Team Bats Opp Opp Pitch AB H HR R RBI BB SB AVG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA LD% Hard% Z-Cont% FD DK Aces
DJ LeMahieu COL R MIA David Phelps 374 120 7 67 39 42 9 .321 .857 .147 .363 .368 25.4% 36.3% 95.1% $3,900 $5,000 $5,200
Daniel Murphy WSH L SF Jeff Samardzija 386 138 21 66 80 23 3 .358 1.027 .272 .358 .425 21.8% 39.4% 95.0% $3,900 $5,400 $5,450
Brian Dozier MIN R TB Blake Snell 395 104 22 63 61 42 8 .263 .847 .243 .271 .358 16.5% 31.0% 87.8% $3,800 $4,800 $4,950
Dustin Pedroia BOS R LAD Scott Kazmir 424 127 12 71 46 49 5 .300 .817 .146 .325 .355 24.0% 31.9% 92.9% $3,400 $4,400 $5,000
Ryan Schimpf SD L PHI Jeremy Hellickson 120 27 9 23 20 20 1 .225 .910 .333 .247 .379 17.1% 40.2% 86.2% $2,900 $3,400 $4,000

DJ LeMahieu is a better hitter at Coors, and has gone 5-for-9 (.556 AVG) throughout his career against David Phelps

Daniel Murphy is swinging a hot bat and has gone 6-for-12 (.500 AVG) with a homer, triple, double, and four RBIs against Jeff Samardzija in their previous meetings. 

Brian Dozier should be the most expensive pitcher of the day the absolute tear he has been on. Since the All-Star Break, he has batted .329/.363/.720 with a ridiculous EIGHT home runs.  

Dustin Pedroia is batting .512/.604/.837 with nine extra-base hits in 43 at-bats against Scott Kazmir of the Dodgers.

Ryan Schimpf, the NL Rookie of the Month, is still getting it done at the plate. Batting average has dropped a bit, but he is still maintaining a .371 OBP and .588 SLG over his last 15 games. As long as you can get on base and drive in some runs, probably shouldn’t be too worried about that average.

THIRD BASE                                            
Player Team Bats Opp Opp Pitch AB H HR R RBI BB SB AVG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA LD% Hard% Z-Cont% FD DK Aces
Kyle Seager SEA L LAA Tim Lincecum 400 112 20 59 67 44 1 .280 .872 .233 .299 .366 21.2% 37.2% 87.6% $3,700 $4,500 $4,800
Hernan Perez MIL R ARI Braden Shipley 203 59 8 26 35 9 19 .291 .774 .167 .347 .329 20.1% 34.2% 84.6% $3,300 $4,400 $4,150
Maikel Franco PHI R SD Christian Friedrich 391 99 20 42 66 29 0 .253 .759 .199 .263 .318 18.1% 30.0% 84.9% $3,200 $4,100 $4,900
Danny Valencia OAK R CHC Jon Lester 304 92 14 47 39 23 0 .303 .845 .188 .359 .361 24.7% 35.5% 85.4% $2,900 $3,900 $4,750
Jorge Polanco MIN S TB Blake Snell 47 14 1 6 8 5 1 .298 .945 .277 .310 .392 30.2% 25.0% 95.7% $2,600 $2,800 $3,400

Kyle Seager is a good matchup against Tim Lincecum who is now a hard throwing version of Jered Weaver. When I say hard throwing, I’m talking about 87-88 MPH. A 5.28 xFIP is never going to cut it.

Hernan Perez, if you didn’t know, is the Greatest of All-Time. Just kidding. But he has gone 13-for-35 (.371 AVG) with three homers, double, nine runs, eight RBIs, ad five stolen bases. As I’ve mentioned before, the Brewers tend to make great cash plays because they are extremely aggressive on the bases, and give you additional ways to accumulate points. 

Maikel Franco is most definitely one of the captain’s of Team Boom or Bust. Seven of his 20 home runs this season have come over his last 30 games. 

Danny Valencia excels against lefties and has gone 6-for-20 (.300 AVG) with a homer, two doubles, and three RBIs. 

Jorge Polanco has faced Blake Snell A TON in the minors, and happens to hold the upper hand. The youngster is 8-for-17 (.471 AVG) with a triple and double throughout their time in MILB. 

SHORTSTOP                                            
Player Team Bats Opp Opp Pitch AB H HR R RBI BB SB AVG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA LD% Hard% Z-Cont% FD DK Aces
Jonathan Villar MIL S ARI Braden Shipley 387 115 8 55 38 52 40 .297 .813 .137 .402 .353 22.3% 33.6% 85.0% $4,100 $5,000 $5,000
Corey Seager LAD L BOS Steven Wright 418 128 19 71 51 36 1 .306 .890 .222 .348 .375 22.7% 39.5% 88.3% $3,600 $4,700 $5,300
Adeiny Hechavarria MIA R COL Jorge De La Rosa 361 91 3 39 33 22 1 .252 .639 .094 .276 .271 23.3% 32.5% 92.0% $3,100 $4,000 $4,500
Javier Baez CHC R OAK Dillon Overton 277 77 11 34 40 11 9 .278 .764 .170 .340 .327 18.0% 30.2% 80.7% $2,700 $4,700 $4,350
Andrelton Simmons LAA R SEA Felix Hernandez 272 79 1 29 24 12 3 .290 .687 .077 .311 .299 22.5% 24.5% 93.1% $2,300 $2,500 $3,950

Jonathan Villar has been a machine. Homers. Stolen Bases. Runs. Doubles. I don’t know… you can probably expect a lot of those in his scoresheet. Last time he faced Braden Shipley, he homered and doubled. 

Corey Seager’s only experience against the knuckleball was against R.A. Dickey earlier this season. Seager reached base in each of his three plate appearances against Dickey, so the hope is that it translates well against Steven Wright.

Adeiny Hechavarria has hits in each of his last eight starts, going 10-for-28 (.357 AVG) with a double, four runs, five RBIs, and a stolen base. 

Javier Baez has been a lefty crusher throughout the season, batting .349/.419/.554 with four homers in just 83 at-bats.

Andrelton Simmons’s price remains amazing throughout the industry, and he’s consistently getting shots higher in the batting order (batted cleanup last night). The defensive specialist has hits in eight of his last nine games, going 13-for-37 (.351 AVG) at the plate while scoring six runs. 

OUTFIELD                                            
Player Team Bats Opp Opp Pitch AB H HR R RBI BB SB AVG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA LD% Hard% Z-Cont% FD DK Aces
Ryan Braun MIL R ARI Braden Shipley 332 107 16 52 49 31 12 .322 .914 .208 .354 .386 20.5% 33.0% 90.5% $4,500 $4,900 $5,100
Carlos Gonzalez COL L MIA David Phelps 404 130 23 71 75 33 2 .322 .941 .248 .370 .395 20.9% 36.5% 81.3% $4,400 $5,600 $5,900
Mike Trout LAA R SEA Felix Hernandez 382 121 19 85 67 74 17 .317 .972 .225 .363 .411 22.0% 39.7% 86.1% $4,200 $5,200 $5,550
David Dahl COL L MIA David Phelps 40 15 3 8 5 2 0 .375 1.030 .250 .480 .437 25.0% 28.6% 76.8% $4,000 $4,100 $4,300
Marcell Ozuna MIA R COL Jorge De La Rosa 393 117 19 60 58 33 0 .298 .866 .216 .336 .367 20.6% 37.6% 86.2% $3,700 $5,400 $5,350
Brandon Moss STL L ATL Joel De La Cruz 232 62 18 43 43 24 0 .267 .936 .319 .317 .390 20.6% 40.1% 81.7% $3,600 $4,900 $4,650
Matt Kemp ATL R STL Jaime Garcia 419 108 23 56 70 19 0 .258 .767 .224 .283 .319 20.7% 35.3% 84.5% $3,600 $4,800 $4,850
Mark Trumbo BAL R CHW Miguel Gonzalez 423 113 31 60 77 30 1 .267 .858 .272 .299 .361 16.7% 38.7% 81.5% $3,600 $3,400 $5,100
Ian Desmond TEX R HOU Dallas Keuchel 424 126 20 75 65 32 17 .297 .856 .210 .367 .363 20.2% 33.0% 82.2% $3,500 $4,400 $5,400
Billy Hamilton CIN S PIT Jameson Taillon 310 78 3 49 15 21 38 .252 .645 .094 .314 .283 22.6% 18.9% 90.4% $3,200 $4,200 $4,600
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE L NYY Michael Pineda 261 79 6 31 35 18 5 .303 .817 .165 .343 .348 25.2% 25.8% 91.6% $3,000 $3,200 $3,700
Curtis Granderson NYM L DET Justin Verlander 374 88 17 50 30 49 3 .235 .772 .203 .264 .331 20.7% 35.3% 89.5% $3,000 $3,000 $4,800
Robbie Grossman MIN S TB Blake Snell 206 55 6 34 23 43 1 .267 .823 .160 .353 .364 25.2% 32.4% 81.0% $2,900 $3,300 $4,300
Kevin Kiermaier TB L MIN Ervin Santana 179 39 6 28 21 27 10 .218 .722 .179 .237 .315 18.8% 34.5% 83.6% $2,700 $3,500 $4,250
Jabari Blash SD R PHI Jeremy Hellickson 37 7 1 4 2 7 1 .189 .645 .108 .333 .303 10.5% 36.8% 64.4% $2,300 $2,400 $3,000

Ryan Braun has homered in back-to-back games and matches up extremely well against Braden Shipley. Last time Braun faced Shipley, he reached base safely in each of his three plate appearances against the young D-Backs righty. 

Carlos Gonzalez may be back in the lineup after sitting out last night because of an ankle tweak. Nonetheless, he has been smokin’ hot and gets another crack at Coors Field against David Phelps of the Marlins. 

Mike Trout is 27-for-72 (.375 AVG) with five homers, two triples, four doubles, and 15 RBIs, lifetime, against Felix Hernandez.

David Dahl is 15-for-40 (.375 AVG) with three homers, a double, eight runs, and five RBIs over his last 10 games. And yes, he has hits in all 10 of those games. Best value remains DraftKings and FantasyAces. 

Marcell Ozuna is my favorite Coors play tonight. He’s actually a better value on FanDuel than the other big outfielders, and is 4-for-8 (.500 AVG) with three homers, lifetime, against Jorge De La Rosa

Brandon Moss has gone 6-for-13 (.462 AVG) with a homer, three doubles and three RBIs since coming off of the Disabled List a few days ago. 

Matt Kemp gets a good matchup against Jaime Garcia, who he has homered against in the past. On top of that, Kemp has reached base safely in 16 consecutive games. 

Mark Trumbo has two hits in seven at-bats against Miguel Gonzalez, but both of those hits went over the fences. A great value on DraftKings tonight. 

Ian Desmond has annihilated Dallas Keuchel this season to the tune of .500/.538/1.083 and a .665 wOBA to go with his two home runs. 

Billy Hamilton just can’t stop stealing bases. The speedster has stolen bases in each of his last three games, and has stolen seven over this last 10 games. 

Lonnie Chisenhall remains a good value throughout the industry, and based on PITCHf/x, he matches up better against Michael Pineda than anyone else on the Indians roster. 

Curtis Granderson is only $3000 on FanDuel and is looking as promising as he has been in quite some time. Over this last two games in Yankee Stadium, he has reached base safely six times in 10 plate appearances, and even homered for the first time in a long while.

Robbie Grossman is batting .342/.432/.553 with three homers in 76 at-bats this season against southpaws. 

Kevin Kiermaier’s value is incredibly high batting 2nd in the Rays lineup. He is a very disciplined hitter at the plate and isn’t afraid to steal a base or two (four steals in his last seven). 

Jabari Blash is getting every chance in the world to make an impact for the Padres, and he hasn’t disappointed. Over his last two games, he has gone 3-for-6 with a homer, two walks, two RBIs, and a stolen base. 

Be sure to keep an eye on the Fantasy Alarm Daily Lineups page to confirm that your players are starting.

If you guys have any questions, you can always reach me on Twitter @kle18. Good luck!