TGIF and thank goodness for some value in this slate! I continue to see players that are too cheap on FanDuel, and there’s even a few on DraftKings that should easily return 2x or 3x value! Keep an eye on the weather, as some players below could be a PPD risk, so keep that in mind! Grab your coffee, your beer, your wine, your kombucha, your water, your gatorade or whatever your beverage of choice is, and let’s head down to the Value Vault!

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Ryan O'Hearn , 1B KC ($2,300 FD/$2,900 DK) - O’Hearn has three hits in his last four games, including two home runs, and he’s posted a .541 wOBA through six career at-bats against Michael Pineda . The Minnesota right-hander has been good this year, but is coming off a weaker start against the Pirates of all teams. O’Hearn is very cheap, so he adds flexibility to your lineups, but obviously, he’s a GPP only play. He’s not a money saver for cash game lineups.

Gio Urshela , 3B NYY ($2,800 FD/$3,600 DK) - Urshela has hit safely in four of his last five games, notching two home runs and eight RBI during that span. The Yankee third baseman may only have a .273 average against lefties this year, no starting pitcher on the slate has been worse against right-handers (in terms of wOBA) than Detroit’s Tarik Skubal. Overall, Skubal has allowed a 55.2 percent fly ball rate and a 15.6 HR/FB rate, and as long as this game is played, he’s a threat to serve up a couple round trippers. I expect Urshela to get a piece of that pie, but keep an eye on the precipitation in the area.


Charlie Blackmon , COL OF ($3,500) - It’s been an incredibly slow start for Blackmon in 2021, as he’s hitting just .194 on the year with one home run. However, he could be turning a corner. In his last three games, he’s reached double-digit points on DraftKings twice, and he’s 5-for-11 in that span with two doubles and three RBI. For his career, he’s posted a .356 batting average and .388 wOBA against Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner . Sign me up!


Eddie Rosario , OF CLE ($2,700) - There’s a lot going for Rosario in this matchup. He’s 3-for-8 in his career with one home run against Dallas Keuchel . Solid. Keuchel has served up a .385 batting average to left-handed hitters and a .437 wOBA. Solid. Rosario has hit safely in four of his last five games. Solid. Overall, the results haven’t been great for Rosario, but this is a solid spot for him, and he’s always a threat on the base paths to add a couple more fantasy points to his ledger.

David Peralta , OF ATL ($3,200) - Peralta is no stranger to Jon Gray , as the two have squared off quite a few times over the years. For the large part, Peralta has won the battle, going 15-for-31 with a .469 wOBA against the right-hander. Peralta is too expensive on DraftKings, but he’s very affordable on FanDuel, coming in at $3,200. The veteran outfielder is hitting .289 with a .836 OPS against righties this year, and he’s hit safely in four straight contests with just one strikeout.

Randal Grichuk , OF TOR ($3,200) - Grichuk’s .288 average on the year is severely hampered by his .220 average against right-handers. However, and this comes into play today, because a lefty is on the bump, but Grichuk is hitting a cool .476 with a 1.238 OPS against southpaws in 2021! Sheesh!  He has three homers in his last seven games, and has hit safely in all but one of them. Grichuk should be in the middle of the order today, and has great upside for a relatively cheap price on FanDuel.