We find ourselves with a nice little eight game main slate on this fine Wednesday, and there’s plenty of value to be had, even at Coors Field, where prices are inflated like no other! Unless you pay up for Alek Manoah or Walker Buehler on FanDuel, or go for both on DraftKings, you’re going to be able to get some stud bats in your lineup, but you’ll still need to round out your lineup with some lower priced options. Fortunately, there’s a good amount across the board to fill in the last couple of spots.

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Hunter Renfroe , OF BOS ($2,900 FD/$3,300 DK) - Framber Valdez was solid in his return, but Renfroe is red hot and crushing lefties this year. Renfroe has four multi-hit efforts in his last five games, and against lefties this year, he’s posted a .340 average with a .945 OPS. He has double-digit points on DraftKings and FanDuel in four of his last five contests, and overall, he’s hit safely in eight of his last 10. He’s too cheap today.

Mike Zunino , C TB ($2,600 FD/$3,800 DK) - Zunino is 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI against New York’s Jordan Montgomery , so that’s solid for starters. The Tampa Bay backstop is hitting .333 with a .503 wOBA against lefties in 2021, not to mention a ridiculous 1.211 OPS. Montgomery has been more susceptible to right-handed hitters this year, allowing them to post a .787 OPS, compared to a .276 mark for left-handed hitters. Update: Zunino isn't starting tonight for the Rays. You can pivot to Francisco Mejía ($2,100 FD/$3,200 DK), as he's 1-for-2 with a home run off Jordan Montgomery , and Mejia has a .313 average and .934 OPS against southpaws.


Tyler O’Neill, OF STL ($3,400) - Don’t play O’Neill in cash, as the matchup is daunting against Walker Buehler , but O’Neill crushes righties. Eleven of his 12 home runs have come off right-handers and he has a ridiculous 9.55 AB/HR mark against righties. He’s hitting .286 with a .953 OPS against righties and on the road, he’s been a .310 hitter with a 1.035 OPS! Also, nine of his 12 home runs have come on the road! Again, O’Neill can only really be played in GPPs, but he’s on the road against a righty and he’s rocking a nine game hit streak with five home runs, seven runs scored and 10 RBI in that span.

Joshua Fuentes , 3B COL ($2,800) - Jordan Lyles is a fly ball pitcher and that will be the death of him at Coors Field. Fuentes has a 40 percent fly ball rate this season, and while he’s struggled against righties a bit more than we’d like this year, Lyles has been abused by righties, to the tune of a .901 OPS. Fuentes has been struggling, so he’s only in GPP consideration, but with other people zigging to other Colorado bats, you can zag to Fuentes. For what it’s worth, Fuentes is a .317 hitter at home with a .906 OPS. I like Ryan McMahon and Yonathan Daza in this game, too.

Ryan Zimmerman , 1B WAS ($2,300) - Zimmerman is hitting .304 with an .869 OPS on the road this year, but the more encouraging stat is that he gets to face a lefty tonight and he crushes southpaws. In 41 at-bats this year against southpaws, despite homering just one time, he has a .366 average and .927 OPS. Atlanta’s Drew Smyly has a 7.80 ERA in three home starts this year and has allowed a whopping 2.76 HR/9 through 42.1 innings on the season!


Kyle Tucker , OF HOU ($3,500) - I can’t believe we can still comfortably play Tucker, especially when a right-hander is on the bump! Tucker has back-to-back three-hit days, and he has four multi-hit efforts in his last seven games. Over his last three games, he has one home run and seven RBI, and he has a .272 average and .861 OPS against right-handers in 2021. Houston is also at home for this one, and at home, his .302 average and .942 OPS are quite attractive at his price point. Tucker at home versus a righty is something that needs to be exploited.

Ty France , 1B SEA ($2,800 DK) - France has hit safely in all but one game since returning from injury, and he has at least two hits in four of those nine contests. He hasn’t left the yard yet, but he’s still managed to post at least DraftKings points in three straight games. France is hitting .304 with a .838 OPS against lefties this year and he has a .771 OPS in home matchups in 2021. Righties have posted an .807 OPS against Sean Manaea this year, and the Oakland left-hander has a 5.00 ERA in four road starts this year. Mitch Haniger is also a great play against Manaea, if you have the money.